Uasin Gishu County Senator Prof Margaret Kamar ( Photo Courtesy) As the August 9 general election beckons, a good number of senators are at risk of losing their seats. Having fallen with the regional political kingpins, they face tough times ahead. With this in mind, the following 4 Senators can easily be trounced come the next general election:
Minutes ago, Christopher Lagat and Wilson Sossion arrived at Bakhita Main tallying center . The two have alleged that there is something fishy going on with the Counting of votes. Addressing the local press, Christopher Lagat (Current senator) has said he came there expecting nothing less from being announced as the winner.
Since the promulgation of the new constitution of 2010, the number of elective posts in the country has increased to six. The elective posts include the Presidential post, Gubernatorial post, the post of Women Representative, Member of Parliament and Member of County Assembly. As we approach the 2022 general elections, many people have already started to make early preparations to either retain or rise to new positions.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja resigned as chairperson of the ad-hoc committee on Covid-19 last week after being arrested for flouting Ministry of Health's pro protocols and Public Health Act measures put in place to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus disease that has claimed over 600,000 lives globally and left over 11 million people infected. During a Senate proceeding session today June 28, the House moved a motion to replace the youthful Senator with Bomet Senator Dr. Christopher Lagat to serve as
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata. Photo/Facebook Nyamira Senator Eric Okong’o Omogeni almost turned the Senate into a lecture hall on Monday as he took on his Murang’a counterpart Irungu Kang’ata as far as the arrest of their three colleagues was concerned. The Nyamira Senator was irked by calls to continue debate concerning the motion on the Approval of the Third Basis for Revenue Allocation among the County Governments, despite morning arrest of Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, Samburu Senator Steve
Kakamega senator, Cleophas Malala has one of the most interesting career as he rose from a member of county assembly to a senator. Senator Cleophas Malala (photo courtesy) The youthful senator is the current assistant minority leader. He has chaired the committee which handled Waiguru's impeachment motion. Senator Malala was elected to the senate via an ANC party ticket. He was later suspended for insubodination as he leaned on ODMs side, a move which he challenged and it prevented him from loosing his seat.
ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta ( Photo Courtesy) With ODM leader Raila Odinga rejecting their "irreducible minimum" demands on the Building Bridges Initiative report, Deputy President William Ruto seems to have accepted his fate and is now plotting an onslaught against BBI. Dr Ruto's axis has been pressuring Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta to embrace dialogue if the BBI report is truly meant to unite Kenyans. On several occasions, Dr Ruto has expressed his opposition to some of the proposals
Kipchumba Murkomen. Photo courtesy: facebook.com A video of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator ranting to a point of almost tearing up at the Senate has gone viral and got Kenyans talking. Murkomen's rant which was about the revenue formula was directed to Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka. This is following his ruling denying nominated Senators to vote on behalf of those Senators arrested yesterday. These Senators included Kakamega's Cleophas Malala, Samburu's Steve Lelegwe, and Bomet's Christopher Lagat. " Senator Lelegwe
( Senate sitting in a Past Session) The Senate was today caught in the middle of it's opinion afte a vote taken to adjourn the house sitting ended in a tier of 29 votes both for and against. The motion had been occasioned by Senators protesting the unlawful arrest of their three colleagues last night. The adjournment motion was moved by Hon. Proffessor Kithure Kindiki, the Senator of Taraka Nithi County. Senator Kindiki sought to have the house adjourn pursuant to standing order no.105,60(h) and 1. He sought
Opinion: This is not fair at all for journalists to be chased out of the senate. Who doe that? Is Matiang'i too powerful for the senate? Find out. Kenyans are furious for the same. The Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i finally today arrived at the senate for questioning. The senate committee of security led by Garissa senator Yusuf Hajji kicked out journalists from covering CS Matiang'i and Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai senate hearing. The two appeared before the senate to account for the arrest
Photo: Deputy president Willam Ruto addressing a delegation from Kajiado at his Karen residence. Months of playing it cool whenever he felt rattled by the president and his machinery hoping for a better tommorow , DP William Ruto seems to have had enough and discovered his silence is in vain and won't pay off. Choosing not to be like the proverbial ostrich that buried its head in sand and assumed everything was okay, Ruto has decided to fight for his own survival without fearing the Uhuru factor in the 2022
Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has cleared the air over the allegations that he has been bribed to bring down the revenue allocation formula. Speaking in a radio interview this morning, the youthful senator has said that the rumour is unfounded. "I am a patriot and no one can bribe me for my stand. I represent the whole country in the senate. My goal is to unite the country and ensure fair distribution of the resources." Mutula Kilonzo Jnr speaks. Photo/Courtesy. Five Subarus and twenty police officers were
Journalists barred from covering questioning session. After failing to appear before the Senate on Monday, CS Matiang'i presented himself to the Senate today to explain circumstances at which three senators were arrested. The CS who drove himself to parliament,found journalists ready awaiting to cover the session. “What are you doing here, I don’t remember inviting you here, go back we will call you later,” Mr Matiang'i said. Despite the journalists having received Press invites,Yussuf Haji wondered why
Christopher Lagat was taken in for questioning by the DCI detectives on Monday at 11:30 am, over 'alleged ' accusations of administering oaths to 200 youths who were involved in clashes in Narok North. The DCI had set camp outside his house in Nyayo Embakasi. After his eventual arrest, he was taken to Embakasi Police station for questioning, accompanied by Mr. Nelson Havi, the LSK president. Mr. Havi criticized the act of his arrest and termed it as 'the epitome of abuse of power ' , and blamed his arrest on
Samburu Senator, Steven Ltumbesi Lelegwe has been arrested and has been shipped to Maralal. “Senator Steve Ltumbesi Lelegwe has been arrested! Enroute to Maralal so that he does not vote for the revenue formulae,” Narok Senator tweeted. This shows how heated the debate maybe or even cancelled suppose some of the senators in support of Sakaja-Linturi formulae fails to show up in the Senate buildings. The purpose of his arrest is to preven from voting against the Irungu Kangata bill which is set to be debated
Former majority leader Hon Kipchumba Murkomen said the monday senate special meeting won't take place unless his counterparts who were arrested are set free Among those arrested are senator of Bomet county dr. Christopher lagat and Kakamega county Senator Dr. Malala The arrested senators belong to the group opposing the passing of the bill known as sharing bill The two were arrested yester-night from their homes by officers from DCI. Senator kipchumba Morkomen sayed this in an early tweet this morning See the
Bomet county women representative Hon. Joyce Korir has reacted on the reports that the Bomet senator Hon. Christopher Lagat was chased from a meeting in his county. Korir has stated that she has always warned the vocal politician to always concentrate on important issues instead of roaming in funerals, she has however condemned the act calling for political tolerance.
Following the arrest of 3 senators, The kakamega senator Cleophas Malala, senator for Baringo Dr. Christopher Lagat and Samburu's Steve Lelegwe. The Senate had to adjoun it's seetings for the 10th time. Senators were furious and urged the speaker to stand firm for the Senate's Independence. Unanimously senators demanded that unless the 3 senators are released, they would not go on to decide on the revenue allocation bill which has caused a delay to release money to the counties. Counties have not received any
Angry Bomet Residents Take To Streets, Protest Against Jubilee Government Over Their Senator's Arrest
Residents of Bomet have taken to the streets on Monday to protest against the ruling Jubilee Government. This is after their senator, Christopher Lagat was arrested by police on Monday morning after police camped at his house in the wee hours of the night. Lagat surrendered to police after he had initially declined to leave his house. The senator had asked the police to leave and go back in the morning since conducting an arrest at 3 a.m was not legal. The residents are now accusing the Jubilee government for
DP William Ruto has criticized his own government for what he said that using police to gain usefulness. He said it is wrong for anybody including senior government officials to use police to favor themselves. His blames lies on those leaders who intimidate and blackmail Kenyans in order to force their agenda through. He went on to say, He was speaking from his official residence in Karen when youth from Nairobi paid him a courtesy call. The DP cited the arrest of senators Cleophas Malala(Kakamega), Christopher