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The percentage of Kikuyu and Kalenjin voters backing Raila's fight for presidency is negligible. The future of this nation remains dark if we are going to continue electing leaders based on the blood that follows in their veins rather than their character.
The other alternative that the Rift Valley's Kalenjin community have is the former ruling party Kanu headed by the retired President Daniel Arap Moi's son, Gideon Moi the Baringo senator thus competitors within the same community and that is why Gideon ...
"Mr Moi has long been uneasy about heavy Kikuyu representation in the military and has exhibited his prejudice by promoting members of his Kalenjin tribe into senior positions," says part of the document released in 1983 by the US Directorate of ...
Deputy President William Ruto speaks to residents of Kabarnet, Baringo on January 21, 2017. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP.
He will use the aspirants and elders to seek support from the Kalenjin community, a huge supporter of Jubilee and Deputy President William Ruto.
"We are coming home, we are not coming home to the Luo people, we are coming home to the Kalenjin, the Kikuyu, the Kambas, a home for the 42 communities of this republic," said Oloo.
Nyakach elders chairman Okech Odingo said there has been long-tanding mistrust between the Luo and Kalenjin communities. "For a long time we have been trying to restore the relationship between the two communities without success.
On Tuesday four MPs from the Kalenjin community joined the Sonko-led brigade. Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Bernard Bett (Bomet East) and Leonard Sang of Bureti appeared to confirm Ruto's preference for the Sonko team.
Uhai Lake Forum has organized a series of meetings and activities that include football matches bringing together young boys from Luo and Kalenjin. "We have done a lot in this border and you must know finding peace is not a day's event. We will not ...
Kenyatta's alliance with Deputy President William Ruto in 2013 united their respective Kikuyu and Kalenjin ethnic groups which had fought against each other in 2007.
Kabogo's utterance caused a political storm back in Rift Valley, DP Ruto's political backyard. Leaders from Rift Valley and the Kalenjin Council of Elders stood and told Mr Kabogo to his face that the Kikuyu will have no choice but to support Ruto's ...
Has anger against plunder of public resources reached the tipping point? Is there a large number of critical citizens who are tired of such theft?
According to Usain Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago, Arap Manyei was a Nandi Community hero, who hails from Uasin Gishu County.
It is easy for politicians from the Rift Valley to decide overnight about their new political moves. However, taking that leap of faith is another thing, no matter how willing their spirits are.
Kenyatta's alliance with Deputy President William Ruto in 2013 united their respective Kikuyu and Kalenjin ethnic groups which had fought against each other in 2007.
... communities and the group of pastoral communities led by the Kalenjin among whom William Ruto is the key man. Word is that the coalition partners failed to agree on this and the plan to bring in Mudavadi was shelved.
Governor Isaac Ruto. He has alleged that Jubilee is plotting to use the manual voting system to manipulate August polls in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenyatta's alliance with deputy president William Ruto in 2013 united their respective Kikuyu and Kalenjin ethnic groups, which had fought against each other in 2007.
... the Jubilee tent and helped tackle the biggest political perception problem the party faces - that it is, at root, an alliance between the Gema communities and the group of pastoral communities led by the Kalenjin among whom William Ruto is the key ...
Governor Isaac Ruto. He has alleged that Jubilee is plotting to use the manual voting system to manipulate August polls in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
But the biggest threat to such a model is that most African countries' political parties are formed not based on a specific ideology but on tribalism.
Deputy President William Ruto has affirmed that the newly formed Jubilee Party will hold free and fair primaries. Speaking on Tuesday at his Karen residence where he hosted a delegation of Kalenjin leaders, the Deputy President further dismissed ...
"Gideon has decided to go against the wishes of the Kalenjin community, which stood by his father for 24 years. He is not the calibre of Ruto and he can't ascend to the community's leadership by trying to pull back Ruto.
... dealer and the government with all the machineries and powers donated to them by the people has not been able to arrest Joho and have him face the law means the government is a toothless Dog.
The Party Chairman in the region William Kettienya on Tuesday in a press conference in Kericho said Ruto's chances of clinching the Presidency in 2022 will be a dream if he does not unite the Kalenjin Community. He said his fall out with Kalenjin point ...
He added, "The first episodes are in the Kikuyu, but you will see others in Luo, Kalenjin, Luhya and other languages in the coming weeks.
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto. He has called for truce between Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo senator Gideon Moi over ongoing regional supremacy battles.
Kanu officials in Kericho County have pledged to support President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election on condition he does not use his Deputy William Ruto to engage the Kalenjin community. The officials led by the region's Party Chairman William Kettienya ...
The three, who spoke in Kalenjin and English, argued near journalists who overheard the exchange. Murkomen said claims he is a "traitor" are false.
Mr Kenyatta, the son of the country's first president Jomo Kenyatta, controls the Kikuyu vote and he has promised to share their votes with Mr Ruto who will deliver the Kalenjin vote for the Jubilee Party. In exchange, Mr Kenyatta will deliver the ...
Leader of majority in the national assembly Aden Duale has urged the Kalenjin community to support Deputy President William Ruto's political career.
Deputy President William Ruto's remarks on the Luhya community during Mark Too's funeral has angered some Kalenjin leaders.
They have their hands full because many slum dwellers are still suffering from the 2007 post-election riots, when members of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin tribe attacked each other, armed with knives, machetes and iron bars. Members of the police and ...
Already, strategic meetings have begun with the Deputy President William Ruto holding a meeting with hundreds of aspirants and JP leaders from his Kalenjin community in his Karen office on Tuesday, January 10. The politicians drawn from 11 counties ...
Kericho Kanu chairman William Kettienya yesterday backed national chairman Gideon Moi's call for President Uhuru Kenyatta to speak directly to the Kalenjin community without involving DP William Ruto. He said the Kalenjin have no problem with Uhuru, ...
Or you don't know that?'' Moi said in his native language. ''Henry Kosgey, Mandago and all the Kalenjin leaders present here, I wish and pray for you to secure the Jubilee party tickets you are seeking, because you are good leaders, but if you don't ...
The controversial MP further said the President and his deputy are playing tribal politics, using the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities.
The rift between Deputy President William Ruto and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi played out in public at the funeral of former nominated MP Mark Too in Eldoret yesterday.
Their entry has sparked rivalry between the Keiyo and Nandi communities, the main Kalenjin subtribes in the region, home to Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr Too's family, through lawyers Tom Ojienda and Evans Monari obtained the order on Monday morning through a certificate of urgency.
He also wanted Mr Too to be buried at his first wife Mary Jepkemboi Too's home, in accordance with Kalenjin customs and traditions.
Mr Too's family, through lawyers Tom Ojienda and Evans Monari obtained the order on Monday morning through a certificate of urgency.
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses mourners at Msabaha in Malindi during the funeral of Mary Tuva, daughter of a Former Malindi MP Francis Tuva, on January 7, 2017.
The Kalenjin-Kikuyu alliance is the bedrock of the Uhuruto political enterprise. It was a most unlikely alliance that baffled many as it brought together two traditionally opposed communities in the run-up to the elections of 2013.
"It is very weird standing to give a tribute to greatness. My dad was a friend and he was the coolest dad ever," she said.
The DP was keen on groups from his home, whom he urged to ignore Kanu and Chama Cha Mashinani headed by Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto because their main intent is to cause divisions within the Kalenjin community. Among the interim party officials ...
KPLC was a done deal bwana! Ruto & Keter could not allow anyone else outside RV take over that MD's position! Hiyo ni yao wakulie.
There are experienced managers in that company who have a wealth of experience- why frustrate them? Must for example a Kalenjin mov rout bring in another Kalenjin or when a Kikuyu moves out, bring in another kikuyu? This is demoralizing indeed .
The Kalenjin council of elders have reached out to their Central counterparts in the Jubilee coalition to be bold enough and tell them the truth about their allegiance to Deputy President William Ruto.
Others have however faulted the move saying it will hurt Mututho's chances of scooping a win because Chebet has zero political clout.


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