Mlolongo is a town along the Nairobi-Mombasa road, it is the destination of all truck drivers who use the Mombasa road.Many people call is the "Musa of Ukambani" as many men station there to quench their thirst.The town is like Sodom and Gomora since is full of prostitutes who go for as low as Sh100.
The next general election is fast approaching.Several leaders are preparing to vie for various elective positions.More elective positions will be created when the Building Bridges initiative is passed and approved.Today a vocal Ukambani legislator revealed the prestigious position Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka will hold come 2022.
Kibwezi West MP Patrick Mweu Musimba (Photo Courtesy) Against all the odds, Patrick Mweu Musimba was elected as Kibwezi West MP during the 2013 general election.Having spent many years in the academic circles, Dr Musimba was a political greenhorn and no one gave him a chance to make it in politics.
Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo ( Photo Courtesy) He is one of Ukambani region smart political survivors.He was sent home but managed to make a comeback almost immediately.And today, he is the longest serving MP in the region.Charles Mutavi Kilonzo was officially introduced into Ukambani politics in 2003 when he contested the Yatta constituency MP seat following the death of James Philip Mutiso.
Image courtesy Kangundo.It is a sub-county in Machakos meaning ladies with bows.Majority of ladies in Kangundo are perceived to be very harsh to their husbands and at times can fight them.Mavia Meu It is a place in ukambani where white stones are found.Masokani Masokani is a name in Makueni meaning a place with snakes.
President Kenyatta nominated Mulu Mutisya to Parliament in 1974 alongside the late Njenga Karume of Gikuyu Embu, Meru Associations (Gema), attests to his political skills.However, much has been said about the political feats Mulu Mutisya who played political godfather to a galaxy of politicians and senior Government officials from Ukambani.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is a lucky woman indeed having blessed with a presentable husband who have been in government for a period of long time.Senator Amos Wako is the husband to Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.Wako is a nominated senator for Busia County.Senator Amos Wako worked as Kenya's Attorney General during president Mwai Kibaki's reign.
Yesterday, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana met with ODM chairpersons in Wote Town.The officials were from the three Ukambani counties; Makueni, Kitui and Machakos, in what has been reported as a step towards wooing the second term governor to join Raila's camp.The meeting however has attracted backlash from Ukambani leaders mostly those allied to Wiper Movement party led by Kalonzo Musyoka.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has remained the Ukambani region political Kingpin despite efforts by different leaders mostly governors to dethrone him.He has proved his political capital by winning the recently concluded by-elections in the region and winning in landslide the recent one being the Machakos Senatorial by-election.Kalonzo Musyoka has also remained at the top leadership for a longtime a prove that clearly he is an experienced politician for the many years that he has been at the echelons of leadership.
Even as Various dolphins within the Political space keep fighting to establish their dominance in various parts of the Country, deputy president William Ruto seems to be winning, as His Hustler movement is being embraced by Millions of Kenyans.Various Mps from Uhuru Kenyatta's backyard, Coastal region and also the western regions have Joined Ruto in the United Democratic Alliance Party, and accompanying Him to various rallies in a bid to sell out their Politics even as he struggle for power continues.
image:Kalonzo Musyoka at a press conference (Kalonzo Musyoka facebook) According to the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, the Kamba are the fifth most populous tribe in kenya, this makes them a major player in Kenyan politics which is still widely decided based on tribal grounds.
Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been Ukambani political spokesperson for almost two decades.The former vice president enjoys massive support in the region.However, several leaders have risen to challenge him in the region.Makueni governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana is one of them.The governor has openly announced his presidential bid to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The county governor of Makueni, Professor Kivutha Kibwana found himself at the receiving end after he tried to cover up the county finance cabinet secretary Mary Kimanzi.This was after the member of Makueni county assembly brought up a bill to vote her out for what they claimed was misuse of office and delays in salaries and allowances.
Kenyans have reacted to the speculating news of Machakos University aiming to start issuing a degree in Witchcraft to interested Learners just like any other course in the campus.Machakos University is situated in Ukambani area which is believed by many people to be a stronghold zone for witchcraft related activities.
A Opera News poster.I want to start by congratulating Opera News management, Opera News editors and the dedicated Opera News authors for a good one year.Opera News Kenya marks one year since it started.When online news platforms were giving up, Opera News came like a 'bazu' and nothing is the same now.
NACADA Director , Vincent Muasya alias Chipukeezy is believed to be eyeing for an elective position in the coming general election.This was revealed in an Instagram post by Mc Jessy.If this is anything to go by then the young lad is truly fit the job since he is a known public figure.
The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) has denied allegations that it is a 2022 project aimed at influencing President Uhuru Kenyatta's succession.Musalia Mudavadi, the leader of the Amani National Congress (ANC) and a founding member of the new alliance, said yesterday that those promoting the "fake" narrative are politicians afraid of the alliance's growing clout, particularly after it won three by-elections in the Western and Ukambani regions.
As new political realignment are taking place Kenya One alliance is finding itself in more troubles than what they had anticipated,yesterday former prime minister Raila Odinga met with KANU party leader Gideon Moi something which has sent other coalition members into abyss.Today Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been given a huge blow after Makueni County governor Kivutha Kibwana hinted that he will be working with Raila Odinga in 2022,this has given Odinga a head start in dismantling Ukambani votes which is a stronghold of Kalonzo Musyoka.
Raila's men woo Kibwana in their new plot to tame Kalonzo.The Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who is also the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader, is likely going to work with Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana during the 2022 general elections.The Makueni Governor is set to be used as Raila's political engine activator in the Ukambani region.
Kalonzo’s allies from the region have dismissed the proposed allies terming it as inconsequential as the former Vice PRESIDENT remains the Ukambani region kingpin.ODM Party leader Raila Odinga is now eyeing Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana in an attempt to lure him into his camp as he tries to consolidate regional political bigwigs towards the 2022 general elections.