Bonchari constituency residents are preparing themselves to elect their new member of parliament on Tuesday next week.Several political parties candidates are set to compete for the seat.Jubilee's candidate faced a blow after his chief campaigner decamped to ODM party.The chief campaigner who also serves as Kisii Jubilee party secretary decamped to ODM party ahead of Tuesday by election.
Most fathers will train their children to follow on their footsteps.They will equip them with the necessary skills for continuity of family legacy.Similarly, politicians will prepare their children for politics and usher them into the political world.Just like relay, it is a race of forwarding the stick to the next generation.
The hullabaloo and tantrums revolving the BBI continue to dominate the Kenyan political scene in the midst of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.Courtesy of the contentious report, the political arena is divided in different quarters.There are those from the Tangatanga faction who are opposing the report citing that it not a priority to Kenyans.
The national assembly assembly approved the BBI where 235 legislators voted in support of the bill.83 members voted against the bill while 2 lawmakers abstained from voting.The majority of those who voted against the bill are close allies to the deputy president.A lot of benefits have been associated with the passage of this report.
Sylvanus Osoro in a past event.[Photo | Courtesy] A day after being among the 83 Members of Parliament that rejected the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill 2020 with a 'No' vote, the South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro who is a big ally of Deputy President William Ruto was today on May 7th forced to make it clear why he chose to reject the bill.
It has emerged that Members of Parliament who supported the BBI's constitutional amendment bill are facing a dilemma to explain to voters because the area will get fewer parliamentary seats if the bill passes the referendum.The leaders are expected to organize a series of campaign rallies not only to ratify the bill but also to explain to residents why some constituencies won so many seats while Nyanza won only four seats.
The Orange Democratic Movement Party (ODM) has been thrown into deep mourning following the demise of one of their politicians.Dr Joseph Wamukoya, former Matungu Constituency Member of Parliament is dead.The sad report of his death was announced by the ODM party on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro has warned Kenyans especially those coming from Mount Kenya not to celebrate the additional 70 constituencies proposed by Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).According to Nyoro, the Bill only proposes additional constituencies but not additional funds directed to constituencies something that might cut the current funds directed to each constituencies.
Kakamega Governor H.E Wycliffe Oparanya has predicted a bleak future for BBI amendment bill if no amends shall be allowed on it before its passage by the bicameral parliament.Speaking today in his county,the governor urged the speakers of both houses of parliament to allow amendments on the bill especially on the issue touching on the distribution of the 70 constituencies.
Civil society groups drawn from Northern Kenya now want the proposed addition of 70 constituencies in the BBI bill scrapped.Under the umbrella of the Coalition of Civil Societies of Northern Kenya, the groups claim it is only the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission that is mandated to propose addition or subtraction of constituencies after boundaries review.
Hon.Dr.David Eseli Simiyu has reiterated his stand on the distribution of the 70 constituencies that have been proposed in BBI bill.While speaking to journalists,Dr.Eseli has said that the work of distributing those constituencies across the country should be left to IEBC,which is one of its mandate.
National Assembly majority leader Honourable Amos Kimunya has finally given his view on how the contentious Building Bridges Initiative report referendum campaigns will be conducted.While being interviewed by KTN News on Thursday morning, the Kipipiri Constituency Member of Parliament has said that strategies have been put in place to cater for the pandemic.
The BBI bill proposes seventy constituencies.However, some parts of this country needs additional constituencies.According to Civil society groups from Northern Kenya are appealing to Handshake partners to consider three more constituencies in addition to 70 proposed by BBI.According to them Wajir South, Ijara (Garissa) and North Horr (Marsabit) constituencies have met all criteria for delimitation and therefore they should be considered.
According to Legislator John Mbadi, it is very interesting that Kenyans are now reducing the Building Bridges Initiative Bill to the 70 constituencies provided in the bill instead of laying emphasis on the entire bill.The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Member of Parliament has warned Kenyans telling them that Constituencies are always contentious and should not base their thoughts there.
The Building Bridges Initiative amendment Bill proposes additional seventy new constituencies from current 290 to 360.In the new proposal, it has been seen that a good number of counties will have a bigger share as compared to other counties especially those from Western regions.In terms of allocation of new constituencies, Rift valley, Nairobi, Central and coastal regions are noted to be colossal beneficiaries of the new proposal with Rift valley having 23 constituencies while Nairobi, central and coastal regions having 12,11, and 10 constituencies respectively.
Mt.Kenya has been shortchanged on the the allocation of Constituencies, while, ironically his friends who are Opposing the bill wants the 17 Constituencies allocated to the Mountain to get reduced.Kangata also knows that once the bill is Amended, it'll become an ILLEGALITY unless it's taken back to the County Assemblies for passage.They are all playing dirty, mischievous Political games on the BBI.
As we had to the next year's general elections politicians are preparing themselves to win various political seats by starting early campaigns.The incumbents are having sleepless nights as new entrants in the races are proving to be hard nuts to crack.The are prepared to go full throat to win the seats.
Karachuonyo constituency ODM officials have told political leaders to end clan politics in Homa Bay County.Addressing journalists at a Homa Bay hotel on Sunday, ODM chairpersons from the six wards in Karachuonyo Constituency and the constituency chair have denounced clan politics if the county is to elect a good governor.
Today Deputy president Dr William Ruto is in Gathanga Constituency in Murang'a county.Deputy president started his tour in Murang'a by attending the church service at AIPCA Gathuri church in Gathanga.
The battle for Suna East constituency has started taking shape.Several political leaders have started laying ground on how to win the seat.The seat is being held by ODM's director of communication and a close confidant of ODM leader Raila Odinga.The constituency is found in Migori County.