Former MP Murugi, 65, fights to get NLC position

Former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi is 65 years old and worth close to Sh400 million but still craves to go back to public office. She was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to serve as a commissioner in the National Land Commission. When asked about her ability to deliver due to her age, she told off Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo who had posed the question saying she is not going to dance or play football in the NLC. “The MPs questioning me about my age, [I would like to tell…

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Jubilee clears McDonald Mariga for Kibra MP seat

McDonald Mariga

Kenya’s ruling party has, today, cleared McDonald Mariga as part of the group seeking  Jubilee’s ticket in the looming Kibra’s by-election. Confirming the development, the party’s National Election Board led by its chairperson, Andrew Musangi, indicated that 16 aspirants have expressed interest in carrying the party’s flag in the by-elections. Kibra’s MP seat fell vacant following the death of its former MP Ken Okoth. Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer in July. Profiled as the hotbed of ODM parliamentary politics, the race to succeed Okoth is coming up as a contest…

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Kibra by-election exposes division, confusion in Jubilee Party

Confusion has rocked the ruling Jubilee Party over Kibra by-election. On Tuesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission confirmed it had received a letter from Jubilee, forwarding the list of aspirants for Kibra, but returned it after the party disowned it. “@IEBCKenya received a letter, on Monday 26th August 2019 at 5pm, forwarding names of aspirants of Jubilee Party for the Kibra by-election. However, it has come to the attention of the Commission that Jubilee Party has denied authoring the said letter and termed it as FAKE… Consequently, the Commission…

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MacDonald Mariga is not in Kibra by-election race

Jubilee Party has denied former Kenya international and Inter Milan midfielder MacDonald Mariga is in the Kibra parliamentary by-election. In a supposed Jubilee letter to the IEBC chairman, Mariga was listed alongside Morris Peter Kinyanjui, Walter Mukinyingi, Said Ibrahim and Doreen Wasike. Jubilee Party on its Twitter handle, however, termed the letter as fake. “This letter that is making rounds within social media outlets is FAKE. Please note that any communication regarding the Kibra Constituency by-election will be done through the official Party organ,” the tweet read. Wasike and Kinyanjui…

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