The rigours of Kisii gubernatorial contest in 2022

The rigours of Kisii gubernatorial contest in 2022

The gubernatorial contest in Kisii county to succeed Governor James Ongwae in 2022 will attract candidates from five out of the six clans in the region; Bobasi, Bomachoge, Bogirango, Bogetutu and Nyaribari Ongwae has performed well and whoever he will support is likely to be a frontrunner. Several factors will...

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Uhuru Gusii tour leaves Ruto camp divided lot

Uhuru Gusii tour leaves Ruto camp divided lot

Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake comrade Raila Odinga not only used their visit to Kisii county to celebrate the Mashujaa Day but also used the occasion to try dismantle the political networks of William Ruto which he has built in the Gusii region for his presidential bid come the 2022...

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Schemes and counterschemes shape Kisii 2022 governor race

Schemes and counterschemes shape Kisii 2022 governor race

The battle to succeed outgoing Kisii governor James Ongwae is hotting up as politicians express their desire to take over from him. Veteran politicians including Chris Obure, Lumumba Nyaberi, Charles Bagwasi, G O Nyangweso and Sam Ongeri are in the race. The other bigwigs angling for the position owing to...

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Corruption dims South Mugirango MP’s star

Corruption dims South Mugirango MP’s star

South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro a key ally of William Ruto is walking a tight political rope amid a strong wind of hostility over massive graft in the NG-CDF projects initiated under his watch. The area residents have also questioned why most of the projects allegedly unveiled by the DP...

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Dozens eye Onyonka’s Kitutu Chache seat 2022

Dozens eye Onyonka’s Kitutu Chache seat 2022

The race search for the next MP for Kitutu Chache South following the declaration by the present holder Richard Onyonka that he will be going for the coveted gubernatorial seat, has attracted eight candidates with former Kisii deputy mayor Pius Abuki being the latest entrant. Onyonka who is serving his...

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Ongeri, women rep Ongera bitter war explodes

Ongeri, women rep Ongera bitter war explodes

The recent shakeup of the Kisii county ODM leadership and subsequent political wars pitting Senator Sam Ongeri and women representative Janet Ong’era is causing political ripples in the region. ODM top party leadership led by majority leader in the Kisii county assembly Timothy Ogugu was ordered to expel county ODM...

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Claims Onyonka bought to keep mum in Kisii land row

Claims Onyonka bought to keep mum in Kisii land row

Kisii county leadership has come under sharp scrutiny following revelations that top officials, an MCA and officials from the ministry of Lands, conspired to defraud the public Sh20 million in a land scam that is exposing the rot that riddles Kisii county government. Investigations by Weekly Citizen revealed that the...

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Matiang’i tribulations in murky Gusii politics

Matiang’i tribulations in murky Gusii politics

After Interior and National Government Coordination cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i failed to get the nod and support of all elected MPs from Gusii community for the seat of presidency, he has now resorted to individual fishing and seeking the support of former MPs in a bid to have his political...

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Inside Matiang’i,Charles Nyachae silent war

Inside Matiang’i,Charles Nyachae silent war

A fresh and vigorous push by Fred Matiang’i to win over and rally Gusii political leaders to support his weak-kneed efforts towards angling for the presidency in 2022 has sent tongues wagging both at the national level and within the larger Abagusii community at home and in the diaspora. After...

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The curse that is Kisii county politics ahead of 2022

The curse that is Kisii county politics ahead of 2022

The confusion caused by a curse attributed to late cabinet minister James Nyamweya may have returned to haunt the Nyaribari clan because their divisions over the candidate to succeed James Ongwae for the Kisii county gubernatorial seat come the 2022 general election are growing. During the last general election, Simeon...

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Maangi desperate moves to reach CS Matiang’i

Maangi desperate moves to reach CS Matiang’i

The entry of William Ruto in Gusii politics through a new party come the 2022 general elections has hit a snag following the disagreements between regional point man Joash Maangi who is also the Kisii deputy governor and other frontrunners who were riding on the deputy president’s back. Maangi has...

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Matiang’i blamed for Kisii plum state sackings

Matiang’i blamed for Kisii plum state sackings

The deeply rooted political division among the elected Gusii leaders and professionals from the community could dearly cost the community in the ongoing national coalition succession politics unless the two groups swallow their pride, put their political individual differences aside by jealously mooting and embracing for the unity of the...

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