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An Open Letter to the Kenyan Politician

By Scheaffer Okore

I know this letter will find you well in your heavily guarded mansion with beautiful lawns that haven’t missed watering even during this drought and water-rationing season.

I cannot even begin to imagine how busy you are drafting fresh deceitful promises for this election year so I wont take much of your time.

Brevity will be my modus operandi just like your memory is when it comes to your deliverables.

As I write this I’m drawing relation from the words of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Subcity’ to the current Kenyan situation with astounding similarity.

Chapman sings of an underground city that no one would like to admit exists: a dejected society where everyday people live off the decay and waste of their fellow men. You need to know and be certain that this underground dwelling people are not going to gentrify their language or actions when it comes to the true nature of things.

HOOLIGANISM

We can’t possibly watch the unlawful way in which the party primaries have been conducted and say nothing. How is it that despite the destruction, bloody fist fights and burning of stuff no political party has taken any tangible action against their members? Have we actually forgotten the unforgettable path our country took in 2007? We cannot and will not be led down this path again we just won’t.

Kenyans need the institutions tasked with ensuring law and order during this primaries to demonstrate that they’re able to enforce these laws. It’s clear that the main political parties engaging in the primaries don’t have the political will to practise the democracy they preach the evidence is all there. Favouritism, hooliganism and sabotage is smeared all over the method in which they choose to conduct themselves and to the underground dwelling Kenyans, it’s alarming. This cannot be a reflection of what we should expect in August we must do better.

RESPECT LAW

It makes you wonder what exactly the cost of winning is and that if someone must win at all cost do they actually deserve to lead. Kenyans don’t need neither do they have to be led by people who have no respect for the law or institutions they represent.

Mr Politician this is why the electorate talks about Fagia Wote not as a trending topic but as a simple strategy acting as a genesis towards a clean house.

Not a single one of you can comprehend the struggles Kenyans endure because of your poor choices, lack of leadership and insatiable hunger for ill-gotten wealth. We are working our hardest not only because it’s a civic requirement but majorly because you Mr. Politician are working thrice as hard to steal from us. Please I beg of you to desist from commenting on burdens you’ve intentionally and continually pilled on our backs.

HIGH COST OF LIVING

Do you at any point wonder how essentials needs like sugar, milk, bread and maize flour have become luxuries in Kenyan households? 1Kg of tomatoes has risen from Sh50 to Ksh80, 1Kg of peas is now Sh200 from Sh60, 1Kg of onions is now Sh80 from Sh40, 1Kg of beans shot to Sh100 from Sh80 and the price of 1Kg rice is now Sh180 from Sh130 all in the span of a month. Almost every single thing in Kenya right now is tremendously expensive some food products have even reduced in quantity whilst their prices continue to rise. We are hungry Mr. Politician while our families are making due, your own families dwell in surplus. This is why we need new leaders of integrity who have the people’s needs in mind. New people who will put the people in power not the individuals they’re aligned to. Our institutions must deliver and they must do it right, there’s so much at stake to repeat past mistakes.

UNEMPLOYMENT

We are jarred that a section of you are seeking a second term based on development projects that only exist virtually not physically while the rest of you are seeking an opportunity to be gently recycled back into office. Honestly if this was a comedy scene, I’d pause and have a good laugh but it’s a real life scenario where the joke is on us. Sometimes I wish your own children who are foreign educated would be degraded to the levels in which the Kenyan graduate is: standing by sidewalks holding placards begging for work. Maybe then you’d begin to address unemployment as a fundamental issue and not just another regrettable vice that Kenya leads in like corruption.

KENYAN PEOPLE

There’s such an open disrespect and disregard towards the citizenry demonstrated by how you misuse our taxes, control and share our opportunities amongst your fellows. Sadly none of you fighting each during the primaries is honestly fighting to serve us or sort out our issues. Most of you are busy securing positions for self-preservation that’s why we find those of you who lie so openly and boldly that it’s the Kenyan people who’ve coaxed you to pursue politics highly insolent.

When and where did you and I talk about your re-election? I find it demeaning that a politician will use the collective that is the Kenyan person in pursuit of their selfishness. Do you realise the title Kenyan people was fought and paid for by blood? The struggle for us to be called Kenyan people was a difficult horrific experience yet you throw this title around like it’s something we picked up on our leisure walk to independence can you get serious? Leave us out of your rhetoric you’re not for us and never will you be let the electorate continue to clean house.

The writer is a Programme Officer Civic Engagement at Siasa Place

Twitter: @scheafferoo

Ex-Street Boy Wins Jubilee Ticket for Bulla Pesa Ward

By Vivian Jebet

Residents of Bulla Pesa ward in Isiolo town have nominated a former street urchin to contest for the seat in the concluded Jubilee primaries.

Despite all odds, Abdi Kasanya, 26 emerged winner after battling out with his three opponents.

Mr Kasanya is optimistic that he will unseat the incumbent Moses Kithinji who is seeking to retain his seat on a PNU ticket in August 8 polls.

He holds a diploma in Social work and has been on the forefront in championing for establishment of a mentorship and rehabilitation centre in the county to help the street families who have turned into drug addicts.

He polled 1,794 votes against Hajj Hajjira Abdi’s 1,161 and Leloon Ismael Lekisho who garnered 781 votes.

He will face off with Mr Kithinji (PNU), Mohammed Ahmed (ANC), Lenah Nkatha (Narc-Kenya), Robert Mugambi (Maendeleo Chap Chap), Mr Idi Kimathi (Independent) and Mr Witherford Mwirigi (Independent) during the general elections.

Mr Kasanya said he will prioritize youth empowerment, talent creation, roads construction and reduction of street families in town if elected in August elections.

Residents led by Mrs Sadia Mohammed said Mr Kasanya who is known to pulling carts at Isiolo market for a leaving is a man of integrity, hard work and principled.

Mr Kasanya thanked locals for nominating him pledging to offer a fresh leadership.

The youthful aspirants said funds allocated to special groups including the street urchins by the national and county governments were benefiting some cartels.

“I will ensure that funds meant for the vulnerable groups will reach to owners if elected,” he added.

Kenya

Thank You! President Kenyatta Says for Active Participation in Jubilee Primaries

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met and thanked Governors Ken Lusaka, Salim Mvurya, Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai and… Read more »

Liberia: Liberia to Send Blood Samples Abroad in Latest Disease Outbreak

Photo: Liberian Observer

Liberian Health Minister Bernice Dahn

By Lennart Dodoo

Monrovia — Liberia does not have the capacity to diagnose the latest disease outbreak which has already killed at least 11 persons in Sinoe County.

Nine infected persons are undergoing treatment. There are fears that the number may rise.

The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh told reporters Friday that the Health Ministry is considering sending blood samples broad for further testing.

According to Dr. Kateh, initial tests conducted to determine Ebola proved negative. However, the current laboratory is not equipped to determine food poison, which many suspect to be the cause of the sudden outbreak.

Those infected with the “strange” disease showed symptoms of severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headaches

Doctors suspect that the disease can be spread through body contacts.

Residents of the county, according to reports, have begun taking precautionary measures introduced during the Ebola outbreak.

Sinoe County is one of few counties which were not affected by the Ebola Virus Disease that struck the country in 2014.

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it had sent rapid response teams to the area to assist Liberian health officials with technical and logistical support.The teams were investigating reports linking the disease to attendance at the funeral of a religious leader in Sinoe County.”The investigation teams will try to find if this could be in relation to the consumption of same food and drinks and if there is an environmental exposure to some chemicals or bacteria,” the WHO said in a statement.According to reports, seven of the deaths were linked to the death of an 11-year-old who died on Sunday, April 23, 2017.She died after showing symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting and mental confusion.She was immediately taken to F.J. Grante Hospital where she reportedly died within one hour after she was admitted into the emergency room.She reportedly attended the funeral ceremony of a religious leader on Saturday, April 23, in Greenville.The religious leader is said to have died at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. He was diagnosed of high blood pressure.On Monday, April 24, another patient from Down Town Community who also attended the funeral of the religious leader presented symptoms of head ache, skin itching and body pain. He was admitted the same night at the F.J. Grant Hospital died by 2:00 A.M. Monday morning.Another lady from Red Hill community who also attended the same funeral presented symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. She died upon arrival at the Grant Hospital.A local journalist in the county described the situation as “tragic” and said it has instilled fears in many of the inhabitants of the county.Rep. Jefferson Kanmoh (APD- District #3 Sinoe County) also described the outbreak as “very disturbing and a source for serious concern”.”There is panic in the county right now for many reasons.””Many recall our recent past where Ebola killed a good number of our citizens and with the latest where there are many deaths in succession shows serious reason for panic and concern.”We want to encourage authorities at the Health Ministry to work fast to give answers to our people, while we appeal to our people to keep calm and await results of the test.”All that we are hearing right now are speculations; so we ask people to maintain their peace,” he said.

Thank You! President Kenyatta Says for Active Participation in Jubilee Primaries

Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met and thanked Governors Ken Lusaka, Salim Mvurya, Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai and Hussein Dado for standing with the Jubilee Party and helping in the quest to deepen democracy in the country.

The President was speaking at a meeting at State House, Nairobi that was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto. He commended them for their role in creating a conducive environment for free, fair, transparent and credible Jubilee Party primaries in their areas.

The governors were accompanied by legislators Gideon Mung’aro, Joyce Lay and Dan Mwazo. The three – all former opposition MPs – will contest the August 8 elections on Jubilee tickets.

The President said he appreciated their partnering with the Jubilee Government in its transformative agenda to grow the economy and lift the lives of Kenyans.

Governors Lusaka (Bungoma), Dado (Tana River) and Mvurya (Kwale), and Taita Taveta Senator Mwazo on Friday accompanied the President on his meet-the-people tour of his populous Kiambu home county.

During the tour, the President thanked Jubilee supporters for coming out in large numbers to exercise their democratic rights and to give him a new team to participate in the August polls.

In the primaries, the people have sent a clear message that leaders must prudently manage public resources and deliver efficient services to the electorate if they wanted to retain their elective posts.

Kenya

Ex-Street Boy Wins Jubilee Ticket for Bulla Pesa Ward

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Media Freedom in Africa ‘Not Great’

interviewBy Chrispin Mwakideu

Media watchdogs are voicing concern about curbs on press freedom. DW looks at the media in Africa where restrictions range from subtle forms of censorship to imprisonment for journalists just doing their jobs.

Global press freedom has hit a 13-year low, the US rights organization Freedom House said on Friday. Earlier this week, Reporters Without Borders warned that press freedom was facing serious threats in 72 countries. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) maintains that governments are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to control information and limit critiicsm. DW has been talking to CPJ’s advocacy manager, Kerry Paterson.

DW: How would you describe the state of media freedom in Africa?

Kerry Paterson: Not great is the honest answer. Over the past couple of years there are many countries which have frequently been poor performers when it comes to protecting press freedom, but within the last year or two we’ve really seen some slipping in the countries that have traditionally been quite good on press freedom on the continent, countries like Ghana, Kenya, or South Africa. We’ve seen a real slip backwards from countries that used to be continental leaders.

Is there any reason as to why things are getting worse?

Obviously, each of these different countries has very different political situations, but I think local politics has a huge hand in it. We’ve seen a lot of crackdowns on the press from leaders trying to hang on to power – certainly that was true for what happened in Burundi, in Kenya, with this being an election year, you see an increased effort to clamp down and keep the media toeing a government line, so I think that politics ultimately has a pretty large role in it.

Talking about Kenya, the opposition has just appointed its presidential flagbearer. Looking ahead to the August 8 elections in that country does the current political situation favor freedom of the press?

Kenya is certainly one to watch and we will be watching very closely. CPJ put out a special report on Kenya in 2015 looking at the ways in which the government had paid lip service to press freedom but has actually failed to protect journalists or freedom of the press in a meaningful way. Then, in July of this past year, Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of The Guardian and board member for CPJ, did a mission to Kenya where he interviewed many of the same people who were interviewed in our 2015 report and what we found was that by and large, you still see very much the same government pressure to toe the line. You see moves that appear to be quite obviously political but are harder to prove [as such] and when governments threaten to pull out things like financial support or advertizing revenue from newspapers, then those newspapers are often forced or compelled to fall in line. I think the media is seeing itself under a lot of pressure in Kenya, which is troubling in part because Kenya has been a leader in East Africa when it comes to protecting the press. They have a vibrant media there but it’s going to be tough and we’ll be watching closely to make sure journalists are able to cover the elections in a way that is free and fair and responsible and without intimidation or reprisal.

In Cameroon, we’ve seen an RFI journalist Ahmed Abba sentenced to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges. What message does his sentence send to other journalists working in Cameroon?

A pretty terrible one. Cameroon has really deteriorated quite quickly in the last several months. We’ve been tracking other cases since he was arrested. The ten years is obviously a completely ridiculous sentence. What was his crime? It was an act of journalism. So it is absolutely absurd that he has been sentenced at all. But he also faced the death penalty. The idea that this was the lesser of two punishments he was facing is really the staggering part. Cameroon went from having no journalists in jail to arresting Abba – I think Abba is now one of eight journalists currently behind bars in the country. We’ve seen an increase in other forms of pressure on press freedom, internet shutdowns or censorship or threats and intimidation. Denis Nkwebo, who was the head of the journalist syndicate there, had his car blown up outside of his house a couple of years ago. Journalists are really being sent a message that they are being watched and they need to watch what they say, which is, of course, in direct violation of the press freedom promises that these governments make.

To be fair to African countries, though, we’ve been seeing how US President Donald Trump is waging a war on the mainstream media there. Knowing how much influence the US has on the rest of the world, presumably this is not very good for press freedom?

Absolutely. It’s troubling. By no means are our concerns on press freedom limited to Africa. We see issues of surveillance and attacks on the press in Britain, in France, in America, in Canada. We’re seeing a real clampdown on freedoms that shouldn’t be taken for granted, but has been taken for granted in those countries. As far as Donald Trump is concerned, it is really troubling because it sends a message that it is OK to behave this way, that it’s OK to imprison journalists, that it is OK to dismiss news you don’t like as being fake. You see that he is leading less. You see that echoed by other leaders, you see that with Erdogan in Turkey, you see that with President Xi in China. These are countries that embrace censorship and are silencing dissenting and critical voices. Donald Trump is certainly not doing things at that level yet, but the rhetoric he uses and the way he engages with press certainly suggests a similar animosity towards them which is really troubling, not just for journalists operating in America, but for the message it sends to leaders around the world.

Kerry Paterson is the advocacy manager for the Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Liberia: Liberian Leader Lauds Global Fund Support to Health Sector

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the Global Fund active support to the Liberian health sector through its malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS program.

She also praised the partnership between Liberia and the Global Fund that has brought about immense impact on the nation’s population.

President Sirleaf , however, called for increased support that would target rural health programs intended to enhance access healthcare.

The Liberian Chief Executive was speaking when she received in audience the Chief Executive Officer of Global Fund, Dr. Mark Dybul, at her office in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader thanked Dr. Dybul of Global Fund for his organization’s support to Liberia during a critical moment in our history.

Earlier, Dr. Dybul thanked President Sirleaf for the opportunity, her extraordinary support and strong voice for the work of Global Fund.

He described President Sirleaf as an advocate and champion of the aspirations of Global Fund and noted that the level collaboration in the health sector remains on course and praised Liberia for its robust Post-Ebola Resilient Healthcare Program.

Dybul acknowledged the need for support to the roads to health agenda of the government during discussions with the Ministry of Public Works officials aimed at addressing huge challenges that occasion the rainy season especially in rural parts of the country.

He expressed the need to make health services available to all sectors of the population in spite of the season.

Dr. Dybul assured that Global Fund was willing to partner with other actors, including the World Bank to critically respond to demanding infrastructure issues that will enable essential health, education and economic opportunities become accessible.

On Global Fund overall programme implementation towards its Liberia Program, Dr. Dybul noted that tremendous progress has and continues to be made in those critical facets of interventions.

Liberia

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South Africa: No New Renovations At Nkandla – Dlodlo

No new renovation work is being carried out at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday.

“What might be happening is maintenance work, but no renovations,” she said at a post-Cabinet briefing.

“We did not discuss it in Cabinet. There are no renovations at Nkandla,” she said in answer to a question from News24.

She referred journalists to new Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko’s statement earlier this week about reports that more renovations were being done.

Nhleko on Tuesday said none of the companies involved in the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead had been blacklisted.

The department had continued working with eight out of the 14 companies. They had been contracted between August 2014 to date, he said.

Nhleko was police minister when he compiled a report into the Nkandla saga that contradicted former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings that Zuma unduly benefitted from the upgrades costing R246m.

He said the department would place on the database those suppliers guilty of breaching supply chain management policies and/or Treasury regulations.

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said the revelations were shocking, considering the Constitutional Court had found the upgrades were “fraught with corruption and unlawful enrichment”.

Meanwhile, the disciplinary hearing of one of the 12 public works employees accused of wrongdoing in the Nkandla saga was postponed in Durban on Tuesday. Sibusiso Chonco and 11 other officials are accused of acting unlawfully during the upgrades.

Chonco’s hearing was postponed to July 4 to 6. His lawyer Adrian Moodley said Chonco was not unwilling, but unable to participate in proceedings due to poor health.

Source: News24

South Africa

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Bishop Wanjiru Challenges Court Decision to Detain Her

Photo: Capital FM

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru.

By Maureen Kakah

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has moved to the High Court to challenge the decision to deny her bond and detain her in custody for five days until after Labour Day celebrations.

Through lawyer Kennedy Ochieng, Bishop Wanjiru, who was gunning for the Nairobi Jubilee Party ticket in the just-concluded primaries, argues that the prosecution did not seek for more time to have her detained so as to record witness statements yet Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ordered that she remains in custody.

In a letter to the presiding judge of the High Court’s criminal division, Mr Ochieng has faulted the magistrate for issuing directions for her continued incarceration as a gross violation to her rights as an accused person.

He therefore wants the High Court to examine the correctness of the verdict and ascertain the provisions of the law in such a case.

He also wants the High Court to review the orders issued on her continued detention as well as the bond terms.

Kenya

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Senator Peter Mositet Ditches Jubilee

By Joseph Ngunjiri

Kajiado senator Peter Mositet has ditched Jubilee party.

The Senator lost in the party’s nominations to a newcomer – Philip Mpaayei.

In the later dated April 27 and addressed to Raphael Tuju, the party secretary-general, Mr Mositet writes: “Following the party nominations in Kajiado County that were neither free nor fair, and were characterized by result manipulations, I hereby notify you of my resignation as a member of the Jubilee Party. The decision has not been an easy one and has been made after thoughtful consideration and meaningful consultation, with the people of Kajiado whom I serve.”

On Wednesday, Mr Mositet stormed the Kajiado County tallying centre, at the Maasai Technical Training Institute and engaged County Returning Officer Jeremiah Ole Ncharo in a heated argument and demanded to be shown forms that were signed by returning officers in the constituencies.

He was ejected from the tallying hall and the place cordoned off by armed policemen.

The results announced Mr Ole Ncharo, showed that Mositet polled 52,022 against Mr Mpaayei’s 62,077.

Mr Mositet was accompanied by Mr Tarayia ole Kores, who lost to former Internal CS, Joseph ole Lenku, in the gubernatorial nominations, and Parsimei Gitau, who lost to Joseph Manje in the Kajiado North Parliamentary nomination.

Kores and Parsimei also followed Mr Mositet in quitting JP. They promised to teach ‘Mr Ole Lenku a lesson’ in the August general elections.

Kenya

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Updated List of Party Nomination Winners

By Nation Team

Baringo County
Governor
Stanley Kiptis (Jubilee)
Senator
Gideon Moi (Kanu)
Simon Kiprono Chelugui (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Susan Chesina (Jubilee)
Gladwell Tungo (Kanu)
MPs
Baringo Central
David Kerich (Jubilee)
Joshua Kandie (MCC)
Baringo South
Grace Kipchoim (Jubilee)
Charles Kamuren (Kanu)
Moses OIempaka (ODM)
Baringo North
William Cheptumo ((Jubilee))
Nelly Yatich (Kanu)
Joseph Makilap (PDR)
Sammy Chelanga (Jap)
Eldama Ravine
Moses Lesonet (Jubilee)
Mogotio
Daniel Tuitoek (Jubilee)
Noah Chepkech (Kanu)
Tiaty
Rev Symon Kiuta (Jubilee)
Asman Kamama (PDR)
William Kamket (Kanu)
Bomet County
Governor Party
Isaac Ruto Ccm
Joyce Laboso (Jubilee)
MPs
Bomet East
Beatrice Kones (Jubilee)
Sotik
Domnic Kosgei (Jubilee)
Bungoma County
Governor Party
Ken Lusaka
Woman Representative
Reginalda Wanyonyi
MPs
Bumula
Boniface Otsiula
Kimilili
Didmus Barasa
Kabuchai
Majimbo Kalasinga
Sirisia
John Waluke
Webuye West
Dan Wanyama
Tongaren
John Chikati
Elgeyo Marakwet County
Governor
Alex Tolgos (Jubilee)
Senator
Kipchumba Murkomen (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Jane Jepkorir Kiptoo (Jubilee)
MPs
Marakwet West
William Kipsang (Jubilee)
Marakwet East
Kangogo Bowen (Jubilee)
Keiyo South
Daniel Rono (Jubilee)
Keiyo North
James Murgor (Jubilee)
Homa Bay County
Governor
(ODM) cancelled
Senator
Moses Kajwang’ (ODM)
Woman Representative
Gladys Wanga (Direct ticket ODM)
MPs
Suba South
John Mbadi (ODM)
Rangwe
Dr Lillian Gogo (ODM)
Mbita
Milly Odhiambo (ODM)
Isiolo County
Governor
Godana Doyo (PDR)
Abdul Bahari (Jubilee)
Mohamed Kuti (Narc-K)
Mohamed Guleid (CCM)
Adan Kabelo (ODM)
Anwar Kassam (MCC)
Senator
Fatuma Dhulo (PDR)
Mohamed Liban (Jubilee)
Mollu Huka (PNU)
Hussein Golicha (Narc-K)
Ken Mutuma (ELP)
Woman Representative
Rehema Dida Jaldesa (Jubilee)
Betsy Kaari Mburugu (PNU)
MPs
Isiolo North
Joseph Samal (Jubilee)
Lucy Mworia (Narc-K)
Mustafa Ali ‘Mbuthia’ (PNU)
Hassan Odha (PPK)
Ali Dida Abkula Wiper
Isiolo South
Abdullahi Banticha (PDR)
Abdul Mollu (Jubilee)
Mohamed Tubi (ANC)
Kajiado County
MPs
Kajiado Central
Christopher Koisikir
Kajiado West
George Sunkuyia
Kajiado East
Peris Tobiko
Kajiado South
Katoo Ole Metito
Kakamega County
Governor
Wycliffe Oparanya (ODM)
Michael Osundwa (ANC)
Senator Boni Khalwale (Ford Kenya)
Suleiman Sumba (Kanu)
Mabel Muruli (Jubilee)
Senator
Seth Panyako (ODM)
Cleophas Malala (ANC)
Stanley Livondo (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Elsie Muhanda (ODM)
MPs
Likuyani
Deberious Shikuku (ODM)
Lugari
Nabii Nabwera (ODM)
Malava
Saidi Khasavuli (ODM)
Navakholo
Vance Udoto (ODM)
Lurambi
Prof Stanley Khainga (ODM)
Shinyalu-Ikolomani
Vincent Mukhono (ODM)
Khwisero
Benjamin Andama (ODM)
Mumias East
Justine Mutobera (ODM)
Mumias West
Johnstone Naicca (ODM)
Matungu
Paul Achayo (ODM)
Butere
Habil Nanyendo (ODM)
Lugari Likuyani (Jubilee)
Malava
Malulu Injendi (Jubilee)
Navakholo
Emmanuel Wangwe (Jubilee)
Lurambi
Manyala Keya (Jubilee)
Shinyalu Ikolomani
Bernard Shinali (Jubilee
Khwisero
Mumias East
Benjamin Washiali (Jubilee)
Mumias West
Rashid Mohammed
Matungu
David Were
Butere
MPs – (ANC)
Lurambi -Titus Khamala
Lugari – Ayub Savula
Khwisero – Christopher Aseka Wangaya
Kiambu County
Governor
Ferdinand Waititu (Jubilee)
Senator
Kimani Wamatangi (Jubilee)
Woman Representative

MPs
Kiambu Town
Jude Njomo (Jubilee)
Kikuyu
Kimani Ichung’wa (Jubilee)
Gatundu South
Moses Kuria (Jubilee)
Juja
Francis Waititu (Jubilee)
Kiambaa
Paul Koinange (Jubilee)
Thika Town
Alice Nganga (Jubilee)
Githunguri
Kago Mukuha (Jubilee)
Limuru
Moses Mwathi (Jubilee)
Lari
Johan Mburu (Jubilee)
Gatundu North
Wanjiku Wa Kibe (Jubilee)
Ruiru
Nganga Kingara (Jubilee)
Kabete
Githua Wamacukuru (Jubilee)
Kilifi County
Governor
Amason Kingi (ODM)
Gideon Mung’aro (Jubilee)
Kazungu Kambi (Kadu Asili)
Senator
Stewart Madzayo (ODM)
Woman Representative
Getrude Mbeyu (ODM)
MPs
Malindi
Aisha Jumwa (ODM)
Rashid Odhiambo (Wiper)
Dr Harry Mwimali (Independent)
Kilifi South
Mustafa Iddi (Jubilee)
Ken Chonga (ODM)
Magarini
Harrison Kombe (Jubilee)
Franco Eposito (Kadu Asili)
Mwalimu Menza (ANC)
Michael Kingi (ODM)
Fredrick Nguma (Wiper)
Kilifi North
Owen Baya (ODM)
Kaloleni
Mwinga Gunga (Devolution Party of Kenya)
Rabai
William Kamoti (ODM)
Emma Mbura (MCC)
Ganze
Teddy Mwabire (ODM)
Peter Shehe (Jubilee)
Kirinyaga County
Governor
Anne Waiguru (Jubilee)
Senator
Daniel Karaba (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Purity Ngirici (Jubilee)
MPs
Gichugu
Githinji Gichimo (Jubilee)
Ndia
George Kariuki (Jubilee)
Mwea
Kabinga Wathayu (Jubilee)
Kirinyaga Central
Wambugu John Munene (Jubilee)
Kisumu County
Governor
Anyang’ Nyong’o (ODM)
Atieno Otieno (Jubilee)
Senator
Fred Outa (ODM)
Winston Ochor Ayoki (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Rozah Buyu (ODM)
Grace Akumu (CCP)
MPs
Nyakach
Tom Osimbo (ODM)
Kisumu West
John Awiti (ODM)
John Olago Aluoch (Ford-K)
Kisumu East
Nicholas Oricho (ODM)
Joy Gwendo (Jubilee)
Kisumu Central
Ken Obura (ODM)
Yusuf Ooro (Independent)
Muhoroni
James Koyoo (ODM)
Kitui County
Governor
Julius Malombe (Wiper)
Charity Ngilu (Narc)
Senator
Enoch Wambua (Wiper)
Woman Representative
Irene Kasalu (Wiper)
MPs
Kitui West
Francis Nyenze (Wiper)
Kitui Rural
Charles Nyamai (Wiper)
Kitui Central
Makali Mulu (Wiper)
Kitui East
Mutua Muluvi (Wiper)
Mwingi West
Charles Ngusya Nguna (Wiper)
Kwale County
Governor
Salim Mvurya (Jubilee)
Dr Issa Chipera (ODM)
Chirau Mwakwere (Wiper)
Senator
Issah Juma Boy (ODM)
Mshenga Ruga (Jubilee)
Hassan Mzinga (Kanu)
Abdalla Ngozi (DP)
Gonora Kinyasi (ANC)
Woman Representative
Zainab Chizuga (Jubilee)
Zuleikha Juma (ODM)
Fatma Tabwara (Party of Development and Reforms)
MPs
Kinango
Gonzi Rai (Jubilee)
Benjamin Tayari (ODM)
Msambweni
Suleiman Dori (ODM)
Bashir Kilalo (Jubilee)
Marere Wa Mwachai (National Vision Party)
Lunga Lunga
Omar Zonga (ODM)
Kassim Pojjoh (Wiper)
Khatib Mwashetani (Jubilee)
Matuga
Hassan Mwanyoha (ODM)
Hassan Mwarora (Wiper)
Kassim Sawa Tandaza (ANC)
Mwalimu Degore (Jubilee)
Lamu County
Governor
Abdalla Fadhil (Direct Ticket ODM)
Fahim Twaha (Jubilee)
Senator
Abu Chiaba (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Shakila Abdalla (Wiper)
MPs
Lamu West
Julius Ndegwa (Jubilee)
Migori County
Governor
(ODM) cancelled
Senator
Disputed
Woman Representative
Pamela Odhiambo
MPs
Suna East
Junet Mohammed
Awendo
Walter Sirawa
Rongo
Paul Abuor
Nyatike
Fredrick Ogenga
Mombasa County
Governor Party
Hassan Joho (ODM)
Hassan Omar (Wiper)
suleiman shahbal (Jubilee)
Hezron Awiti (VDP)
Senator
Lawrence Kisilu Wiper
Yaser Bajaber Ford Kenya
Woman Representative
Mohamed Zamzam Wiper
MPs
Mvita
Abdulswamad Nassir (ODM)
Kisauni
Ali Mbogo (Wiper)
Rashid Bedzimba (ODM)
Nyali
Said Abdalla (ODM)
John Mcharo (Wiper)
Likoni
Mishi Mboko (ODM)
Masoud Mwahima (Jubilee)
Changamwe
Disputed
Jomvu
Disputed
Nandi County
Governor
Stephen Sang (Jubilee)
Senator
Samson Cherarkey (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Tecla Songok Tum (Jubilee)
Nandi County Final Results
Governor
Stephen Sang
Parliamentary
Chesumei
Wilson Kogo
Mosop
Vincent Tuwei
Nandi Hills
Alfred Keter
Aldai
Cornelly Serem
Tindiret
Julius Kelly
Emgwen
Alex Kosgey
Nyamira County
Governor
John Nyagarama (ODM)
James Gesami (Independent)
David Onyancha (Wiper)
Erneo Nyakiba (DDR)
Mwancha Okioma (Ford-K)
Evans Ongaga (CCM)
Walter Nyambati (Jubilee)
Senator
Joseph Kiangoi (Jubilee)
Nyambega Mose (Wiper)
Tom Nyatiemi Mogaka (Restore)
Eric Okong’o Omogeni (ODM)
Douglas Maraga Ccm
Woman Representative
Jerusah Momanyi (Jubilee)
Alice Nyanchoka Chae (ODM)
Grace Nyamongo (Wiper)
Janet Kumenda (Ford-K)
Mary Matini (MCC)
MPs
North Mugirango
Charles Geni (ODM)
George Onsongo (PNU)
Ouru Nyaera (PNU)
Joash Nyamoko (Jubilee)
Johnstone Obike chap chap
James Ochieku (CCM)
Charles Ombui (Kanu)
Zachari Nyayiemi Moturi (Wiper)
Jason Mosinga (Ford-K)
West Mugirango
Dennis Anyoka (Independent)
Fred Makamara (Kanu)
Steve Mogaka (Wiper)
Kemosi Mogaka (Ford-K)
Julius Matwere (ODM)
Kennedy Achoki (Jubilee)
James Mamboleo (MCC)
Borabu
Patrick Osero (Jubilee)
Ben Momanyi (Wiper)
Dancliff Nyaisa Mbura (ANC)
Kitutu Masaba
Victor Ogeto Swanya Wiper
Shadrach Mose (Jubilee)
Timothy Bosire (ODM)
Reuben Okibo (MCC)
Edward Obwocha (Ford-K)
Siaya County
Governor
Cornel Rasanga (ODM)
Senate
James Orengo (ODM)
Woman Representative
Christine Ombaka (ODM)
Violet Omwamba (Jubilee)
MPs
Gem
Elisha Odhiambo (ODM)
Julius Okinda (Independent)
Bondo
Disputed
Alego Usonga
Samuel Atandi (ODM)
Ugenya
David Ochieng Mdg
Chris Karan (ODM)
Ugunja
Opiyo Wandayi (ODM)
Joseph Alur (Ford-K)
Mj Okumu (Independent)
Rarieda
Disputed

Taita Taveta County
Governor
Thomas Mwadeghu (ODM)
Dan Mwazo (Jubilee)
Jacinta Mwatela (ANC)
Erastus Katani (Independent)
Granton Samboja (Wiper)
Senator
Jones Mwaruma (ODM)
Joyce Lay (Jubilee)
anne tina nyambu (Kanu)
Dr Anold Mwadali (Independent)
Elijah Mwandoe (Wiper)
Woman Representative
Priscilla Mwangeka (Wiper)
MPs
Voi
Jones Mlolwa (ODM)
Rose Shingira (Wiper)
dishon mngoda (Jubilee)
Geoffrey Mwanjulu (ANC)
Mwatate
Andrew Mwadime (ODM)
Morris Mbondenyi (Jubilee)
Wundanyi
Ray Mwangola (ODM)
Simon Mwachia (Jubilee)
Cromwell Baridi (Ford-K)
Danson Mwashako (Wiper)
Taveta
Ruth Lelewu (ODM)
Basil Criticos (Kanu)
Stephen Odiaga (Ford-K)
Morris Mulei (Wiper)
Naomi Shaban (Jubilee)
Tana River County
Governor
Hussein Dado (Jubilee)
Dr Nuhu Abdi (Wiper)
Dhadho Godhana (ODM)
Danson Mungatana (Patriotic Party Of Kenya)
Jillo Algi (Party for Development and Reforms
Senator
Ali Bule (Kanu)
Hantiro Barako (Nark-K)
Molu Shambaro (Wiper)
Maur Bwanamaka (CCU)
Said Balozi (Ford-K)
Michael Nkaduda (ODM)
Woman Representative
Kureisha Mohamed (Independent)
Saadiya Huisein (Wiper)
Makkah Mohamed (Party for Development and Reforms)
Alfeit Mumbo (ODM)
Melisa Hadida Anc
MPs
Garsen
Mohamed Jughe (DP)
Aliwayu Komora (ODM))
Ibrahim Sane (Kenya Patriotic Party)
Ali Wario (Wiper)
Joel Ruhu (Ford-K)
Guyo Salat (Jubilee)
Weli Abdi Weli (Anc)
Abdi Bile (CCM)
Bernard Matheka (Chama Mwangaza Daima)
Anwar Mohamed(Party for Development and Reforms)
Morris Jilo (Kadu Asili)
Galole
Hassan Dukicha (Jubilee)
Bwanaidi Aziz (MCC)
Said Hiribae (Ford-K)
Ahmed Shurie (Wiper)
Bura
Ali Wario (Jubilee)
Isaack Galgalo (Kanu)
Yakub Adow (ODM)
Mohamed Dube (wiper)
Uasin Gishu County
Governor
Jackson Mandago (Jubilee)
Senator
Margaret Kamar (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Gladys Shollei (Jubilee)
MPs
Ainapkoi
William Chepkut (Jubilee)
Kapseret
Oscar Sudi (Jubilee)
Moiben
Silas Tiren (Jubilee)
Kesses
Swarup Mishra (Jubilee)
Soy
Caleb Kositany (Jubilee)
Turbo
Kevin Okwara (Jubilee)
Vihiga County
Governor
Moses Akaranga (PPK)
Wilbur Ottichilo (ODM)
Yusuf Chanzu (ANC)
Kennedy Butiko Udp
Senator
George Khaniri (ANC)
Jairus Amayi Independent
Billy Nyonje (MDP)
Patrick Kenya (Jubilee)
Woman Representative
Beatrice Adagala (ANC)
Rhodah Mbandu (ODM)
Lorna Obiri (PPK)
Mary Amalemba (Independent)
MPs
Sabatia
Alfred Agoi (Incumbent ANC)
Dennis Ajega (ODM)
Vihiga
Ernest Ogesi Anc
Dorcas Kedogo (ODM)
Tom Kisia Ppk
Emuhaya
Charles Sande (ODM)
ANC Results For Emuhaya Still Pending
Luanda
Chris Omulele (ODM)
Arthur Apungu Anc
Hamisi
Charles Gimose Ford Kenya
Nelson Muturi Anc

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