POLITICAL ENGINES REV UP IN KENYA AS 2017 BEGINS

The installation of ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi as the Spokesperson of Kenya’s Luhyia community, thesecond largest tribe in the country, appears to have sparked rigorous debate, with focus now turning to its implications on politics.

While there are those who believe that the move may solidify the National Super Alliance’s prospects in the western region of Kenya, others have termed the installation as insignificant

Just a day after ANC leader Mudavadi was crowned the Luhya community’s spokesperson during a function held at Bukhungu Stadium in kakamgea, the member of Parliament fir Shinyalu, Silverse Anami, has dismissed the honour bestowed on Mudavadi, alleging that proper consultations were not conducted within the community prior to the announcement.

Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi also dismissed the idea of a National Super Alliance which would incorporate all political players who are dissatisfied with the performance of the ruling Jubilee party.

With the arrival of 2017, political parties and politicians have stepped up the tempo of activities of the August general election.

KANU party leader Gideon Moi is on a sustained mission to popularize his Jogoo outfit in the Teso region in Busia county, where he demanded that the next general election results be transmitted electronically, adding his voice to the debate surrounding the technical and logistical aspects of the forthcoming elections.

In Nyamira, the area’s Senator Kennedy Okong’o Mongare was on the ground to test the reception to his recent declaration that he will run for the presidency in this year’s polls, asserting his determination to head the nation.

In Kajiado, Interior Cabinet Secretary (Minister) Joseph Nkaissery endorsed former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku for the Kajiado Gubernatorial seat. Speaking during a function at Ole Lenku’s Olokii home, Nkaiserry asked Maasai elders attending the function to support and campaign for the former Minister, while at the same time urging Jubilee leaders in the county to be aggressive in marketing the party to ensure it retains power in the next polls.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK