Both the outgoing president, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and his immediate predecessor - Retired president Mwai Kibaki - come from the Mountain region. Uhuru’s father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (The Burning Spear) was the republic’s first president. This makes the late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi the only non-Kikuyu president to have ever ruled this country. Rightfully so, this is such a big deal in a country that is as ethnically polarized as ours.
It’s laughable how some people have already predicted a Ruto win in the 2022 presidential elections, following the neck-to-neck run between Jubilee and its UDA offshoot, in the just concluded Kiambaa by-election. Let’s debunk this myth a little bit. First; by-election results from a single constituency, in one region of the country, can never be a conclusive sample of how things pan out in a general election. It’s not scientifically practical. A general election is too complex an exercise. It’s a different kettle of fish altogether.
Incoming Kiambaa MP, Kariri Njama. If the people of Kiambaa are looking for a true leader, not a joy-rider or a socialite, then I am convinced that Kariri Njama is their best bet. Humble, kind, brilliant, self-driven and focused are just a few adjectives I would use to describe the man. I am not describing... Continue Reading →
Given his military background, M7 is known to be a heavy consumer of intel. He has it together with his breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the snacks in between.
Make no mistake; M7 knows more secrets about the inside dealings of the Kenyan government than most of the top Kenyan politicians, plus you and I combined.
On the flipside, Kenya's intelligence service is arguably the best in the region. As the head of state and C-in-C, Uhuru regularly gets real-time intel on every move made by all top Kenyan political leaders and government officials, including his DP.
He's also privy to some top secrets regarding the inside dealings of neighbouring countries. Therefore, I won't be surprised if Uhuru knows exactly what M7 and Ruto have been discussing in the regular, unofficial visits that Ruto has been making to Uganda.
Is the president settling a personal score against some judges? This the question in many a Kenyan’s mind. President Kenyatta addresses the 34 newly-appointed judges, after they were sworn in at Statehouse Nairobi, on June 4th, 2021. Kenyan President, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta has opened yet another warfront with the Judiciary, after he rejected six out... Continue Reading →