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by muunankari

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 08:16 PM

Now, everytime the mentioning of the words a new world order many people shrug and believe that it is a conspiracy theory made up by some crazy people who have had their minds "brain washed" by the block buster movies of hollywood. Or they believe that people who believe in the existence of a luciferian secret society by the name freemanson and within the freemason their exists another secret society by the name illuminati.

Ok, let us stop there for a while and think? luciferian secret society? the existence of another secret society within another secret society? The story looks alittle bit far-fetched, right?

But the truth is, that yes, secret societies do exist. And this is my defination of a secret society; any group of people (club or organization), who, meet in undisclosed areas and their real motivies are not known to the rest of the public and their motivies are in most cases, illegal. We should also appreciated the fact that societies too, have their own secrets but that does not mean that they are secret society. Every body has a secret so does societies too.

Back to our topic of today. Do you realy believe in the secret creation of a New World Order? Where, there would be only one government that will rule the world? just like the days of the roman empire?

The creation of a new world order is gradual, they use stealth rather than force.  The future of mankind is no longer visible, for we do not know what  the new world order has in store for us.

The fear of the unknown is what we, as humans and citizens of this world should have. We should question every decision made by our leaders, be interested in the political activities of our countries rather than leaving it to the hands of a few people we consider our leaders. For it is them who carry out atrocities, are human rights violator and corrupt.

Let us take interest in what is happening around us, in political, social and economic environments. Let us seek knowledge, for its only when we learn that we are able to know exactly what is going on and to question.

Be smart, seek knwoledge and that which you dont understand, question it.

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Don't ignore this, it can change your life. 50 things you should give up today

by simonndunda

Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:21 PM



  1. Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.  
  2. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself.
  3. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.  Right now is life.  Don’t miss it.
  4. Give up complaining. – Do something about it.
  5. Give up holding grudges. – Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
  6. Give up waiting. – What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow.  Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
  7. Give up lying. – In the long-run the truth always reveals itself.  Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
  8. Give up trying to avoid mistakes. – The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
  9. Give up saying, “I can’t.” – As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
  10. Give up trying to be everything to everyone. – Making one person smile can change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  Start small.  Start now.
  11. Give up thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.  Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
  12. Give up setting small goals for yourself. – Many people set small goals because they’re afraid to fail.  Ironically, setting these small goals is what makes them fail.
  13. Give up trying to do everything by yourself. – You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with.  If you work together, you will be far more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone.
  14. Give up buying things you don’t need. – Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.
  15. Give up blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can live your dream life depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life.  When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
  16. Give up making mountains out of molehills. – One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time?  Three years?  Five years?  If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
  17. Give up trying to live up to the expectations of others. – Work on it for real and exceed your own expectations.  Everything else will fall into place.
  18. Give up the ‘easy street’ mentality. – There is too much emphasis on finding a ‘quick fix’ in today’s society.  For example taking diet pills to lose weight instead of exercising and eating well.  No amount of magic fairy dust replaces diligent, focused, hard work.
  19. Give up making promises you can’t keep. – Don’t over-promise.  Over-deliver on everything you do.
  20. Give up letting your thoughts and feelings bottle up inside. – People are not mind readers.  They will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
  21. Give up beating around the bush. – Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Communicate effectively.
  22. Give up avoiding change. – However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  That’s the one thing you can count on.  So embrace change and realize that change happens for a reason.  It won’t always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.
  23. Give up your sense of entitlement. – Nobody is entitled to anything in this world.  We are all equal.  We breathe the same air.  We get what we give.  We get what we earn.
  24. Give up waiting until the last minute. – Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
  25. Give up being dramatic. – Stay out of other people’s drama and don’t needlessly create your own.
  26. Give up being anti-athletic. – Get your body moving!  Simply take a long, relaxing walk or commit 30 minutes to an at-home exercise program like the P90X workout.
  27. Give up junk food. – You are what you eat.
  28. Give up eating as a means of entertainment. – Don’t eat when you’re bored.  Eat when you’re hungry.
  29. Give up foolish habits that you know are foolish. – Don’t text and drive.  Don’t drink and drive.  Don’t smoke.  Etc.
  30. Give up relationships with people who bring you down. – Saying “no” to right people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to right opportunities.  Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.
  31. Give up being shy. – Network with people.  Meet new people.  Ask questions.  Introduce yourself.
  32. Give up worrying about what others think of you. – Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way.  What they think and say about you isn’t important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.
  33. Give up trying to control everything. – Life is an unpredictable phenomenon.  No matter how good or bad things seem right now, we can never be 100% certain what will happen next.  So do you best with what’s in front of you and leave the rest to the powers above you.
  34. Give up doing the same thing over and over again. – In order to grow, you must expand your horizons and break free of your comfort zone.  If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
  35. Give up following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile.  Don’t find the easy way out.  Do something extraordinary.
  36. Give up persistent multi-tasking. – Do one thing at a time and do it right.
  37. Give up thinking others are luckier than you. – The harder you work, the luckier you will become.
  38. Give up filling every waking moment with commitments and activities. – It’s okay to be alone.  It’s okay to do nothing sometimes.  Think.  Relax. Breathe.  Be.
  39. Give up making emotional decisions. – Don’t let your emotions trump your intelligence.  Slow down and think things through before you make any life-changing decisions.
  40. Give up doing the wrong things just because you can get away with it. – Just because you can get away with something doesn’t mean you should do it.  Think bigger.  Keep the end in mind.  Do what you know in your heart is right.
  41. Give up focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen.  Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story.  If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
  42. Give up taking yourself so seriously. – Few others do anyway.  So enjoy yourself and have a little fun while you can.
  43. Give up spending your life working in a career field you’re not passionate about. – Life is too short for such nonsense.  The right career choice is based on one key point: Finding hard work you love doing.  So if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop.  You’re on to something big.  Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
  44. Give up thinking about the things you don’t have. – Appreciate everything you do have.  Many people aren’t so lucky.
  45. Give up doubting others. – People who are determined do remarkable things.  Remember, the one who says it can’t be done should never interrupt the one doing it.
  46. Give up fussing with every beauty product on the market. – Good looks attracts the eyes.  Personality attracts the heart.  Be proud to be you.  That’s when you’re beautiful.
  47. Give up trying to fit in. – Don’t mold yourself into someone you’re not.  Be yourself.  Oftentimes, the only reason they want you to fit in is that once you do they can ignore you and go about their business.
  48. Give up trying to be different for the sake of being different. – Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity is conformity.  When people try too hard to be different, they usually end up being just like everyone else who is trying to be different.  Once again, be yourself.
  49. Give up trying to avoid risk. – There’s no such thing as ‘risk free.’  Everything you do or don’t do has an inherent risk.
  50. Give up putting your own needs on the back burner. – Yes, help others, but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.



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by pykuta

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:03 PM

In a period of five years we have no say wahtsoever in the governance of our country. Its only in the election year they come to  us and pretend to listen.

Four years of looting public coffers and using the money in expanding their empire and wahtever remains is for bribing voters. This has become a pattern fro so long, when will it stop?

Can we overturn the expectations? Can we really do it? Can we put words into action. Who suffers most by ignoring facts and embracing tribalism. One  interesting thing is; our leaders esp MPs are the ones propagating tribalism! Why? They can only lead and loot if the country is divided into 47 parts.

Let no lie to you, there is no tribalism in parliament, they are one with one mission to suffocate us and fornicate with our resources. What would happen if the country would be one: we would wake up one day, one day, and wipe them and never again allow the repeat.

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Political Parties

by wanderikinyanjui

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 09:39 PM

This is the time that you can create a party and become a millionare. Do you remember how ODM-K was formed in the run-up to 2007 elections to harbour the VP, where is Daniel Maanzo and VP's running mate in that election?

Currently parties are formed every minute. Do we have a poitical parties act which prohibits members of parliament from publicly joining another party apart from the one which made them elected.

The blackest man in Africa is really wondering waht is happening!  Kwani at Anniversary Towers are just paid to sit and do nothing, or that woman cannot just handle the party hoppers?

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Election Dates

by ojstephen1

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 08:16 PM

The ruling by the three judge bench on the election date has been surprising to most Kenyans. The judges ruled that will be carried out at the end  of the parliament's term or two months time after the two principals have  dissolved the parliament. Therefore Kenyan elections could be held March 2013. However, most members of parliament must be very happy because they will benefit more due to their increased  tenure and their unquenchable and unsatiable self interests.

Although they are claiming to be ready for electins anytime, we all know they are happy about the judges rulings.

We should wake up and defend our constitution by might and blood, or we start our own revolution.

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Your phone number does not have a name

by simonndunda

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 01:35 AM

I was in facebook and saw this viral post

Do you know your phone number has a name?!!!

Its amazing!!!

1. Take the last 3 digit of your mobile number,
e.g: if your mobile no is 0123456789 then take 789.

2. Write @+[789:0] in the comment.
Then exclude/omit + and enter the comment. See the magic!!!

Due to the way telephone numbers are generated, more than one person can have the same last 3 digits. Therefore claiming your unique phone number has it’s own name is non entirely true.


So how is this happening? Basically the number you provide corresponds to an actual user’s ID on Facebook. It is not limited to three characters either. The code you enter into the comment box is a Facebook short-hand code that converts an ID number into it’s corresponding name. If you were to enter the code @[4:0] then this will present back ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ since he was the first ID to use the website (1-3 were used for testing I believe). By using just three digits you are picking a random Harvard student who were the first users of the social networking site. You can even check this by going to the following URL and replacing 123 with the number that you are using.

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by simonndunda

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 07:03 PM


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by simonndunda

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2012 05:12 PM

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A True Gunners fan, Deputy CJ Nancy Baraza

by simonndunda

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2012 12:44 AM

Things happen the way she wants and when they don't, she reminds us what guns are for, and that was the order when some guard insisted to do physical checks on her, when she was clearly a deputy CJ, before she could enter Village market.

Like anyone else to whom the ground bows on her presence would do, Lady Justice went back for her weapon of desctruction and threatened to wipe somebody's life off this world. That was quite a piece of drama, unfortunately, this is the Kenya of 21st century and the CJ himself has confirmed to us nobody is above law.

The lady will have a long weekend while the Judicial Service Commision plans to start investigation into the matter, with the possibility of dismissal if found to have behaved with gross misconduct. To pass time, she is sending text messages to the guard asking her for a forgiveness and a solution out of court and has at some point sent an emissary who actually took with her some shopping and tried to arbitrate the matter before journalists interrupted. The guard does not seem to be interested in the niceties and is for a court solution.

All I can can tell Lady Deputy CJ is, am actually impressed that she never pulled some drama during the nomination process for CJ, Deputy CJ and Chief Prosecutor.

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Miguna Miguna vs Raila the PM

by simonndunda

Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 09:59 PM

Well, Miguna Miguna (Miguna*2) has lately sparked lots of attention with the drama which has been evolving over his disagreement with the PM's office follwoing his dismissal. 

Well, I have to admit I had recently grown into a Miguna*2 fan but am off now. Untill you go for deeper facts, you will think Miguna * 2 is genuinely seeking for better treatment from a bigger force, a reinstatement into the job and clearing of allegations that led to his dismissal. That looks good to me and I would support him any day given that there were no serious crimes that were found.

But then, we need all the facts. Miguna is not only complaining of been inappropriately dismissed, he is also accusing the PM's office of gross corruption. And when he got a reinstatement, he dismissed it on because it required him to report to a  'juniour officer'. That does not look good at all. He has served this office for 3 years, why has he not talked about the corruption in the office all this time. Secondly, the officer he was supposed to report to might have been his juniour before, but if he were to go back today, the Chief of Staff, Caroli Omondi, would be his seniour, and there is no debate about it. It is just the content of the contract, either take it or leave it but keep quiet Miguna*2.

Miguna has demonstrated that he is very arrogant and holds too much pride to fit into his head, and its now spilling. Well, I have the evidence. The  PM's office has confirmed that three of Miguna *2's drivers had to be redeployed after complaining that they could not work with him and (warning: this is bad) Miguna*2's secretary has been admitted to hospital at some point for depression. Well anybody who has seen Miguna talk on TV would agree with me that Miguna looks like the kind that does the above. I quoted him saying 'Miguna can not be ignored', and I pictured him saying the same to his secretary and I see her getting depression.

All Wanjiku can do now is thank the PM for re-considering Miguna*2 with the reinstatement, but now that Miguna*2 does not seem to like reporting to Caroli, am sure the office would run perfectily without Miguna. And to Miguna, next time you experience corruption, do not just go on TV, go to Integrity Centre, where the specialists dwell.

Finally, I wish to for the first time to support the PM's office on dismissing Miguna. The office has confirmed that Miguna antagonized other goverment officials which painted a bad picture on the PM's office and disobeyed seniour collegues and the PM himself.

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Way to success

by simonndunda

Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 02:34 AM


Success today, unlike yesterday does not come from being more powerful than others, taking advantage of others or being better than others. In a global world like the one we are living in, we compete on a level ground. We all have equal access to knowledge, the most important of all resources.

So how does success come, only by empowering others are you going to rise. The more you give, the more useful and necessary you are, the more you are going to go high. Sharing freely your resourceful information and other knowledge resources is going to bring home your dreams. Empowering individual souls will make you a god(dess) of opportunities and that is what we call power in the 21st century.


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Chocolate Maths and How It Works

by simonndunda

Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 02:30 AM

Do you remember when you were in primary school and your standard 7 maths teacher would tell your age by having you do some simple arithmetic and tell him the answer, an answer which will be your age. Well, this was my case. My primary school maths teacher a Mr. Mutisya was a 'famous' mathematician at least in the school, he would solve mathematical problems mentally, without a pen, or chalk, and for standard 7 students, he had something special for them. He would be a magician and can tell their age by having take a random number, multiply it within another, substract another, add another divide another and the final answer would be your age. That was just marvelous and we kept wondering how he did it. 

I had forgotten about it all until recently a friend of mine whom we were in the same standard 7 class forwarded me a mail whose subject was 'YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATHS'. It triggered the memories of my STD 7 teacher. 

Here are the contents of the mail.


Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know! 


This is pretty neat.


 It takes less than a minute ....

 Work this out as you read ....

 Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!

 This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

 1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1760 ...

 If you haven't, add 1759..

6... Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.   

 You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number

 (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week). 

The next two numbers are    

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)  


 Chocolate Calculator.

I went through the mail and followed all the steps and to my surprise, i ended up with a three digit number, the first digit being the number of times i have chocolote per week and the rest being my age. This got me thinking seriously how it worked. It also triggered my STD 7 memories. Then i decided i was now 'big' enough to 'crack it'.

Here is my crack

To get my age, you need two things: my year of birth and the current year. Subtract the two numbers (birth year from current year) and there is my age. OOOOOOOH!. So this chocolate maths is not magic after all coz at some point I gave them my birth year and they assumed the current year is 2010 (Notice they say it will work in 2010 only). The whole of that calculation just Subtracts your birth year from 2010, the rest cancels out and evaluates to zero, OKaaaay!.

To prove my realization, i decided to formulate my own chocolate maths, a very simple version. 

And here it is 

Take the number of times you have chocolate per week (btw 1 and 7), now multiply it by

100, then add 2010, then subtract the year you were born. Then if you

have not yet had your birthday, subtract 1. There you are. The first

digit is the number of times you have chocolate, the second is your


So lets see how my simple version works before 'cracking' the real chocolate maths.

If your age is 21 and you have chocolate 3 times a week, then I want to give you 321 as an answer. If your age is 34 and you have chocolate 7 times a week, then the answer would be 734. 

So i simply want to multiply the number of times you have chocolate a week by 100 and then add your age. But then you are not giving me your age but instead your birth year, I want to substract your birth year from 2010. So thats how my simple version works. The 1 year subtracted at the end is for those who have not had their birthdays this year yet. e.g if you were born in 1980 and have had your birthday (Assuming today is June 2010) then it was your 30th birthday, else you are still 29.

Lets go the chocolate maths now.

Assuming our subject has already had their birthday this year, then all the steps in the chocolate maths can be expressed in a single formular

 ((((n*2)+5)*50)+1760)-Year Of Birth

where n is desired number of times the subject to have chocolate per week

which can be alternatively expressed as

(n*2*50)+(5*50)+1760-Year Of Birth

after working out this formular, you realize that it evaluates to 

(n*100)+2010-Year Of Birth

(100 is a result of the 2 * 50

while the 2010 is a result of the (5*50)+1760.

So I dont need to say more coz its now fully opened up. Hope you enjoyed reading and followed through.

In conclusion, real magic will not require you to use your year of birth coz it sells everything, and I dont believe in magic that's why i took time to do this.


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Who is Raila Odinga?

by simonndunda

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 08:18 PM


Raila Amollo Odinga (born January 7, 1945), also popularly known to Kenyans as Agwambo, is the Prime Minister of Kenya in a coalition government. Odinga, a Member of Parliament for Langata since 1992, served as Minister of Energy from 2001 to 2002 and as Minister of Roads, Public Works, and Housing from 2003 to 2005. He was the main opposition candidate in the 2007 presidential election. Following a violent post-electoral crisis, Odinga took office as Prime Minister in April 2008, serving as supervisor of a national unity coalition government.

Odinga is the son of the first Vice President of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga; Raila's brother, Oburu Odinga, is also currently a Member of Parliament (MP). Raila is commonly known by his first name due to coincidence: he was an MP at the same time as his father between 1992 and 1994, and is currently in the House with Oburu. Raila was a presidential contender in the 1997 elections, coming third after President Daniel arap Moi of KANU and Mwai Kibaki, the current president of Kenya and then a member of the Democratic Party. Odinga campaigned to run for president in the December 2007 elections on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.

On September 1, 2007, Raila Odinga was elected as the presidential candidate of the ODM. He garnered significant support in the 2007 General Election, with majority of the votes in Rift Valley, Western, his native Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi (Capital) and North Eastern provinces. Kibaki led in his native Central province and beat Raila in Eastern province. Out of the 2007 elections, his party, ODM, got 99 out of 210 seats in the parliament, making the ODM the single largest party in parliament.

On December 30, 2007, the chairman of the Kenyan election commission controversially declared Raila's opponent, incumbent president Kibaki, the winner of the presidential election by a margin of about 230,000 votes. Raila disputed the results, alleging fraud by the election commission but refused to adhere to the constitutional procedure and present an election petition before the courts. Most opinion polls had speculated that Odinga would defeat president Kibaki. Independent international observers have since stated that the poll was marred by irregularities favouring both PNU and ODM, especially at the final vote tallying stages. Many ODM supporters across the country rioted against the announced election results.

Raila Odinga was born at Maseno Church Missionary Society Hospital, in Maseno, Kisumu District, Nyanza Province on January 7, 1945 to Oginga and Mary Juma Odinga. He went to Kisumu Union Primary School, Maranda Primary and High School where he stayed until 1962. He spent the next two years at the Herder Institut, a part of the philological faculty at the University of Leipzig in East Germany. He received a scholarship that in 1965 sent him to the Technical University, Magdeburg (now a part of Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg) in the GDR. In 1970, he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While studying in East Berlin during the Cold War, as a Kenyan he was able to visit West Berlin through the Checkpoint Charlie. When visiting West Berlin, he used to buy goods not available in East Berlin and bring them to his friends in East Berlin.

On returning to Kenya in 1970, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi. In 1971 he established the Standard Processing Equipment Construction & Erection Ltd (later renamed East African Spectre), a company manufacturing liquid petroleum gas cylinders. In 1974, he was appointed group standards manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards, in 1978 he was promoted to its Deputy Director, a post he held until his 1982 detention.


Raila was placed under house arrest for seven months after being suspected of collaborating with the plotters of a failed coup attempt against President Daniel arap Moi in 1982. He was later charged with treason and detained without trial for six years.

A biography released in July 2006 indicated that Raila was far more involved in the attempted coup than he had previously claimed. After its publication, some MPs called for Raila to be arrested and charged, but the statute of limitations had already passed and, since the information was contained in a biography, Raila could not be said to have openly confessed his involvement. His mother died in 1984, but the prison warders told him about it only two months later.

Released on February 6, 1988, he was rearrested in September, 1988 for his involvement with human rights and pro-democracy activists pressing for multi-party democracy in Kenya, which was then a one-party state. To his political followers, he is also referred as "Agwambo" meaning difficult to predict, or "Jakom" meaning Chairman.

Raila was released on June 12, 1989, only to be incarcerated again on July 5, 1990, together with Kenneth Matiba, and former Nairobi Mayor Charles Rubia. Raila was released on June 21, 1991, and in October, he fled the country to Norway alleging government attempts to assassinate him.

Multi-party politics

At the time of Raila's departure to Norway, the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD), a movement formed to agitate for the return of multi-party democracy to Kenya, was newly formed. In February 1992, Raila returned to join FORD, then led by his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. He was elected Vice Chairman of the General Purposes Committee of the party. In the months running up to the 1992 General Election, FORD split into Ford Kenya, led by Raila's father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and FORD-Asili led by Kenneth Matiba. Raila became Ford-Kenya's Deputy Director of Elections. Raila won the Langata Constituency parliamentary seat, previously held by Philip Leakey of KANU.

When Jaramogi Oginga Odinga died in January 1994, and Michael Wamalwa Kijana succeeded him as FORD-Kenya chairman, Raila challenged him for the party leadership. The elections were marred by controversy after which Raila resigned from FORD-Kenya to join the National Development Party (NDP). In the 1997 General Election, Raila finished third after President Moi, the incumbent, and Democratic Party candidate Mwai Kibaki. He retained his position as the Langata MP.

After the election, Raila supported the Moi government, and led a merger between his party, NDP, and Moi's KANU party. He served in Moi's Cabinet as Energy Minister from June 2001 to 2002, during Moi's final term.

In the subsequent KANU elections held later that year, he was elected the party's secretary general. In 2002, the then President, Daniel Arap Moi, pulled a surprise by endorsing Uhuru Kenyatta – a son of Kenya's first president Jomo Kenyatta to be his successor. Moi publicly asked Raila and others to support Uhuru as well.

Raila and other KANU members, including Kalonzo Musyoka, George Saitoti and Joseph Kamotho, opposed this step arguing that the then 38 year old Uhuru, was politically inexperienced and lacking leadership qualities to lead government. The Rainbow Movement went on to join the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which later teamed up with Mwai Kibaki's National Alliance Party of Kenya (NAK), a coalition of several other parties, to form the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) that eventually defeated Moi's protege, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Dissent from within

President Kibaki did not appoint Raila Odinga Prime Minister on assuming office as perceived to have been agreed in the memorandum of understanding (Kenya's current constitution does not recognize a Prime minister); neither did he give LDP half the cabinet positions. He instead sought to shore up support for his NAK faction by appointing MPs from the opposition parties (KANU and FORD people) to the cabinet.

The perceived "betrayal" led to an open rebellion and a split within the cabinet, which culminated in disagreements over a proposed new constitution for the country. The government-backed constitutional committee submitted a draft constitution that was perceived to consolidate powers of the presidency and weaken regional governments as had been provided for under an earlier draft before the 2002 Elections. Raila opposed this, and when the document was put to a referendum on November 21, 2005, the government lost by a 57% to 43% margin. Following this, President Kibaki sacked the entire cabinet on November 23, 2005. When it was formed two weeks later, Raila and the entire LDP group were left out. This led to the formation of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) - an Orange was the symbol for the "no" vote in the constitutional referendum.

In January 2006, Raila Odinga was reported to have told police that he believed his life was in danger, having received assassination threats.

2007 presidential election

On July 12, 2007, Odinga alleged that the government was withholding identity cards from voters in places supportive of the opposition and that the intended creation of 30 new constituencies was a means by which the government sought to ensure victory in the December 2007 parliamentary election.[14]

In August 2007, the Orange Democratic Movement-Kenya split in two, with Odinga becoming head of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) while the other faction, the ODM-K, was headed by Kalonzo Musyoka.[15] On September 1, 2007, the ODM elected Odinga as its presidential candidate in a National Delegates Conference held at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi. Odinga received 2,656 votes; the only other candidates receiving significant numbers of votes were Musalia Mudavadi with 391 and William Ruto with 368. Earlier, Najib Balala had withdrawn his candidature and endorsed Raila.[16] The defeated candidates expressed their support for Odinga afterward, and Mudavadi was named as his running mate.

Odinga launched his presidential campaign in Uhuru Park in Nairobi on October 6, 2007, which saw a record attendance in this or any other venue in independent Kenya. The police estimated an attendance of close to 50,000.

Following the presidential election held on December 27, the Electoral Commission in controversial circumstances declared Kibaki the winner on December 30, 2007, placing him ahead of Odinga by about 232,000 votes. Jeffrey Sachs (Professor of Economics and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Special Advisor to former UN Secretary General) faulted the United States' approach to the post-election crisis and recommended an independent recount of the vote.

Odinga accused Kibaki of fraud, and violence broke out in the country as ODM supporters attempted to make the country ungovernable.[20] Following two months of unrest, a deal between Odinga and Kibaki, which provided for power-sharing and the creation of the post of Prime Minister, was signed in February 2008; it was brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Odinga was sworn in as Prime Minister, along with the power-sharing Cabinet, on April 17, 2008. Previously the post of Prime Minister had not existed since 1964, when it was briefly held by Jomo Kenyatta following independence; Odinga is thus the second person in Kenya's history to hold the position.

Political role

Raila Odinga has progressively transcended beyond his original base support among his native Luo mainly occupying Kenya's Nyanza province, to wield considerable support in the Coast, Western, North Eastern, Rift Valley and Nairobi provinces. A Gallup/USA poll taken in September 2008 found him to have an 85 percent approval rate.[22]

Further to this, there have been recent calls from the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Martha Karua, for Raila to answer allegations regarding impropriety in the purchase and subsequent sale of land on the Kisumu Molasses Plant.

Political positions


Odinga has called for the arrest of homosexuals. In November 2010 he said "If found the homosexuals should be arrested and taken to relevant authorities". He also stated that homosexuality is unnatural and it is mad for men to fall in love with each other while there are plenty of women available. Odinga retracted his statements days later, saying he only meant that same-sex marriages are illegal in Kenya.


Due to an economic downturn and extreme drought, Odinga suspended taxes on fuels and certain foods that disproportionately impact the poor.

Personal life

Baptised as an Anglican in his youth Odinga later became a Born-Again Christian through an Evangelical church in Nairobi.

Odinga is married to Ida Odinga (born Ida Anyango Oyoo). They live in Karen, Nairobi (but have a second home at Opoda Farm, Bondo District). They have four children—two sons and two daughters: Fidel (born 1973), Rosemary (1977), Raila Jr (1979) and Winnie (1990). Fidel is named after Fidel Castro and Winnie after Winnie Mandela. Winnie is currently studying Communication and International Area Studies as a double major student at Drexel University of Philadelphia, PA.

In a January 2008 BBC interview, Odinga asserted that he was the first cousin of U.S. president Barack Obama through Obama's father. However, Barack Obama's paternal uncle denied any direct relation to Odinga, stating "Odinga's mother came from this area, so it is normal for us to talk about cousins. But he is not a blood relative."[31] Obama's father came from the same Luo community as Odinga.

He briefly played soccer for Luo Union (later known as Re-Union) as a midfielder.

Raila Odinga is an industrialist with interests in liquefied gas cylinder manufacturing (the East African Spectre), industrial ethanol production and Petroleum import and distribution.

Mr. Odinga has been appointed by African Union to mediate in Ivory Coast between Outarra and Gbagbo.


During his premiership Raila appointed Prof Miguna Miguna as Adviser on coalition affair who he later Suspended (Aug 2011) citing "gross Misconduct". Daily Nation quoted reason for suspension as... " accused of misrepresenting the Office of the Prime Minister, possibly a reference to his having aired strong views which may have embarrassed the PM."

His suspension came at a time when electoral body (IIEC) was in is in uproar and unsettled by anonymously authored complaints which the commissioners characterise as a hate campaign but which raise troubling questions on corruption and nepotism. Later Miguna MIguna after suspension issued a statement that "I was instructed to write my article on the IIEC chairman and the position he had taken with respect to the party's decision to kick out rebellious MPs and Councillors." He later denied According to the Nairobi star

In 2001 December, Raila incited resident of Kibera to stop paying rent until the it was reduced by 50%. what followed was clashes between tenant vs Landlord. score were injured and many died


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Facts about Kalonzo Musyoka

by simonndunda

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 07:46 PM

  • Full names: Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka
  • Birth date: born December 24, 1953 (58 Years Old) 
  • is the currentVice President of Kenya.
  • Has been an MP since 1983 (28 years)
  • Has served as a Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Environment.
  • He also serves as Chief Commissioner for The Kenya Scouts Association.
  • Has never been associated with corruption.
  • And Finally, he is a 2012 presidential Candidate.

Early life

He was born in Tseikuru, in a remote part of Mwingi District (then part of Kitui District) in Kenya's Eastern Province. Between 1960 and 1967 he studied at Tseikuru Full Primary School. Then he went to Kitui High School in Kitui and eventually to Meru School in Meru from where he graduated in 1973. Kalonzo Musyoka graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi in 1977. He continued further studies at the Kenya School of Law and Mediterranean Institute of Management inCyprus.



Musyoka vied for the Kitui North Constituency parliamentary seat in 1983, but was defeated. At the time, Kenya was one-party state and the only party fielding candidates was Kenya African National Union (KANU). However, only two years later, in 1985 the Kitui North seat was vacated and Musyoka won subsequent by-elections, thus becoming an MP at the age of 32. In 1986 he was appointed Assistant Minister for Works. He was re-elected at the 1988 parliamentary elections. He was KANU's National Organizing Secretary from 1988 to 1998.


 Kenya's first multiparty elections were held in 1992. Musyoka stayed in KANU, renewed his parliamentary position and was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He also held couple of other ministerial positions while part of the KANU government. He was again elected to the parliament at the 1997 elections, but now from Mwingi North Constituency, since his former constituency Kitui North was split into new constituencies MP.

In the months leading up to the 2002 general election, under the leadership of then KANU secretary general, Raila Odinga, he decamped from KANU to join the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) under the banner of the National Rainbow Coalition, which went on to win the general elections.

Musyoka became Minister for Foreign Affairs for a second time under President Mwai Kibaki, but in a cabinet reshuffle on June 30, 2004 he was moved to the post of Minister for the Environment. In late August 2004, he was additionally removed from his position as chairman of the Sudanese and Somali peace talks and was replaced by John Koech. Musyoka was reportedly unhappy with President Kibaki's refusal to honour a pre-election Memorandum of understanding (MOU) which they had signed with the president's party NAK. He was one of the leaders of the successful "No"-campaign in the November 2005 referendum on the proposed new constitution. Following the referendum, he was dismissed from the Cabinet.

Subsequently Kalonzo Musyoka decamped Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into the little known Labor Party of Kenya.

Kalonzo Musyoka was widely expected to vie for the presidency in the December 2007 election. Musyoka campaigned for the ODM-Kenya ticket, facing a number of other contenders. His rating for December 2007 election steadily dropped, and political analysts wondered whether he would make a significant impact. His relationship with fellow ODM-Kenya leader Raila Odinga, who was also after the ODM-Kenya presidential ticket, was the subject of much speculation. Many observers questioned whether the presidential hopefuls of ODM-Kenya, particularly Raila and Musyoka, could unite to support one common candidate for the general election.

The ODM-Kenya split into two factions, one gathered around Musyoka and the other around Odinga, in August 2007. Musyoka was elected by his faction as its presidential candidate on August 31, 2007,[6][7] receiving 2,835 votes in a secret ballot against Julia Ojiambo, who received 791 votes.

Musyoka has been quoted as saying "... the war against poverty could not be won unless environmental issues were addressed."

Musyoka launched his presidential campaign at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on October 14, 2007.

According to official results, Musyoka placed a distant third behind Kibaki and Odinga with 9% of the vote. Amid a violent crisis over the results, with supporters of Kibaki and Odinga disputing the outcome, Kibaki appointed Musyoka as Vice-President and Minister of Home Affairs on January 8, 2008. Musyoka expressed gratitude to Kibaki and, referring to the ongoing dispute and violence, said that he was "intensely aware that the appointment has come at a difficult time when our nation is going through a painful moment". He took office as Vice-President on January 9.

The political crisis eventually led to the signing of a power-sharing agreement between Kibaki and Odinga. In the Grand Coalition Cabinet that was announced on April 13, 2008, Musyoka remained Vice President and Minister of Home Affairs.

In 2010 Musyoka supported the draft constitution in the campaign for August 4th referendum but Members of the campaign team opposing the draft constitution claimed that he was secretly opposing the draft leading to a satirical comparison of Musyoka to a watermelon which is naturally green outside and red inside, the team supporting the draft constitution was represented by color green while the team opposing the draft constitution was represented by the color red hence the "green team" and the "red team", Musyoka's nickname watermelon was because of his alleged open support for the green team and secret support for the red team.

Personal life

Kalonzo Musyoka is married to Pauline. They have four children. He was baptized by pastor Masila Munyoki


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Sharing with imgur

by simonndunda

Posted on Monday, January 02, 2012 05:00 AM is web service that allows you to not only share your images online without having to upload again and again, but also to view some of the most awesome, funny, cool, nameit images. 

And for your information, tuwakenya does not  host images and video, but you can link images from and embed videos from youtube.

The image below is linked is shared Tuwakenya does not have a copy of this.

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