Kihika defends her CECMs’ list

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has defended her proposed cabinet despite opposition from a section of individuals.

Speaking on Monday during Jamhuri Day celebration at Molo Stadium, Kihika said she considered representation from all the sub-counties.

She told off critics of the list, terming them individuals who do not mean good for the county.

“I made sure we have a representative from all the sub-counties. So in doing so did I err? I think people should keep off politics and support development agenda” she said.

Since assumption of office, Nakuru County has not been fully constuted following many petitions challenging CECMs and COs’ list.

Why MCAs are not yet sworn into office

The delay by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to gazette nominated members of the county Assembly has made it impossible for swearing in of the members.

The law has it that swearing in shall take place once there is full composition of the house.

The first st sitting shall be held after IEBC fully /properly constitutes the County Assemblies i.e gazettes the list of both elected and nominated MCAs.

So far, the nominated MCAs are yet to be gazetted.

Once the House is fully constituted, it paves way for the governor to gazette the date and place of the first sitting.

The governor has 30 days from the date of the full constitution of the assembly to gazette it’s first sitting.

During the first sitting, there will be the swearing-in ceremony of the MCAs, the election of the Speaker and his/her Deputy.

This is as per Ammendments in the County Governments Act.

Newly elected Nakuru MCAs taken through orientation ahead of swearing-in

Newly elected Members of the third county Assembly of Nakuru were on Tuesday taken through orientation ahead of swearing in.

Sources from the County Assembly reveals that the swearing will only take place after the Independent and Boundaries Commission IEBC gazettes the nominated MCAs.

The orientation session of the MCAs included registration of the Members, collection of bio-data information, issuance of county assembly identification cards, briefing on the use of the Chamber voting system.

The members were able to also tour the county assembly Buildings and briefings by the Office of the Clerk on essential legislative matters, among other things.

Once the swearing in is done, the MCAs will have top agenda of electing the Speaker of the third County Assembly of Nakuru.

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39. The Jubilee party managed 6 seats while the Safina party won 1 seat.  Seven of the MCAs were elected as independent candidates. Out of the 55 elected MCAs, 8 are women.

Naivasha Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Maiella – Gituku Jane Wanjiru (UDA)
    2. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja (UDA)
    3. Maai Mahiu – Eliud Kamau Chege (UDA)
    4. Biashara – Elijah Mwaura (UDA)
    5. Viwandani – Mwangi Muraya (UDA)
    6. Lakeview – Alex Mbugua (UDA)
    7. Hellsgate – Virginia Gichanga (Jubilee)
    8. Ol’Karia – Peter Wanjala Palang’a (ODM)

Gilgil Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Gilgil – Rose Njoroge (UDA)
    10. Malewa – Francis Mungai Kuria (UDA)
    11. Eburru Baruk – Michael Gathanwa (UDA)
    12. Elementaita – George Nene (Safina)
    13. Morendat – Peter Njoroge (UDA)

Subukia Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Subukia – Isabella Makori (UDA)
    15. Waseges – Elijah Murage (Independent)
    16. Kabazi – George Talam (UDA)

Bahati Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Bahati – Grace Mwathi (UDA)
    18. Kabatini – Leah Ng’ang’a (Independent)
    19. Kiamaina – Paul Waweru Warege (Ka Wambui) (UDA)
    20. Dundori – James Gathuita Mwangi (UDA)
    21. Lanet Umoja -Mwangi Ngarama (UDA)

Nakuru Town East Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Nakuru East – Anthony Kamau (UDA)
    23. Menengai – Wilson Mwangi (Jubilee)
    24. Flamingo – David Kihumba Muraya (Independent)
    25. Biashara – Fadhili Msuri (UDA)
    26. Kivumbini – Neto Sakwa Alukutsa (Independent)

Nakuru Town West Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Rhoda – John Macharia (UDA)
    28. London – Benard Gatuso (Jubilee)
    29. Barut – Ben Kirui (UDA)
    30. Kapkures – Robert Ruto (UDA)
    31. Kaptembwa – Peter Kanjwang’ (ODM)
    32. Shabaab – Macharia Wathiai (UDA)

Rongai Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Solai – Nixon Morogo (Independent)
    34. Soin – Ellibas Naburuki (Degualle) (UDA)
    35. Mosop – Dr. Alex Lang’at (UDA)
    36. Menengai West – Isaac Kiptisya Rottok (UDA)
    37. Visoi – Hellen Chemutai (UDA)

Njoro Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Njoro – Hezy Ndung’u (Independent)
    39. Nessuit – Samuel Tonui (UDA)
    40. Mauche – Moses Koros (UDA)
    41. Mau Narok – Cyrus Dida (UDA)
    42. Kihingo – Simon Kamau Karanja (Jubilee)
    43. Lare – Phillip Wanjohi (Jubilee)

Molo Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Molo – Joseph Ngware (UDA)
    45. Marioshoni – Ben Lang’at (UDA)
    46. Elburgon – David Njuguna (Independent)
    47. Turi – John Mwangi Macharia (Jubilee)

Kuresoi South Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Keringet – William Mutai (UDA)
    49. Tinet – Paul Lang’at Alvin (Drilit) (UDA)
    51. Kiptangich – Rose Mutai (UDA)
    52. Amalo – Robert Lang’at (UDA)

Kuresoi North Constituency UDA MCA nominees

  1. Sirikwa – Emmanuel Lang’at (UDA)
    54. Kamara – Joseph Kipng’etich (Chemutwet) (UDA)
    55. Kiptororo – Alex Bor (Kipyek) (UDA)

 

 

 

Nakuru County elected MCAs 2022 general elections

Ugatuzi Plaza, Nakuru

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39. The Jubilee party managed 6 seats while the Safina party won 1 seat.  Seven of the MCAs were elected as independent candidates. Out of the 55 elected MCAs, 8 are women.

Naivasha Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Maiella – Gituku Jane Wanjiru (UDA)
    2. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja (UDA)
    3. Maai Mahiu – Eliud Kamau Chege (UDA)
    4. Biashara – Elijah Mwaura (UDA)
    5. Viwandani – Mwangi Muraya (UDA)
    6. Lakeview – Alex Mbugua (UDA)
    7. Hellsgate – Virginia Gichanga (Jubilee)
    8. Ol’Karia – Peter Wanjala Palang’a (ODM)

Gilgil Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Gilgil – Rose Njoroge (UDA)
    10. Malewa – Francis Mungai Kuria (UDA)
    11. Eburru Baruk – Michael Gathanwa (UDA)
    12. Elementaita – George Nene (Safina)
    13. Morendat – Peter Njoroge (UDA)

Subukia Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Subukia – Isabella Makori (UDA)
    15. Waseges – Elijah Murage (Independent)
    16. Kabazi – George Talam (UDA)

Bahati Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Bahati – Grace Mwathi (UDA)
    18. Kabatini – Leah Ng’ang’a (Independent)
    19. Kiamaina – Paul Waweru Warege (Ka Wambui) (UDA)
    20. Dundori – James Gathuita Mwangi (UDA)
    21. Lanet Umoja -Mwangi Ngarama (UDA)

Nakuru Town East Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Nakuru East – Anthony Kamau (UDA)
    23. Menengai – Wilson Mwangi (Jubilee)
    24. Flamingo – David Kihumba Muraya (Independent)
    25. Biashara – Fadhili Msuri (UDA)
    26. Kivumbini – Neto Sakwa Alukutsa (Independent)

Nakuru Town West Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Rhoda – John Macharia (UDA)
    28. London – Benard Gatuso (Jubilee)
    29. Barut – Ben Kirui (UDA)
    30. Kapkures – Robert Ruto (UDA)
    31. Kaptembwa – Peter Kanjwang’ (ODM)
    32. Shabaab – Macharia Wathiai (UDA)

Rongai Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Solai – Nixon Morogo (Independent)
    34. Soin – Ellibas Naburuki (Degualle) (UDA)
    35. Mosop – Dr. Alex Lang’at (UDA)
    36. Menengai West – Isaac Kiptisya Rottok (UDA)
    37. Visoi – Hellen Chemutai (UDA)

Njoro Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Njoro – Hezy Ndung’u (Independent)
    39. Nessuit – Samuel Tonui (UDA)
    40. Mauche – Moses Koros (UDA)
    41. Mau Narok – Cyrus Dida (UDA)
    42. Kihingo – Simon Kamau Karanja (Jubilee)
    43. Lare – Phillip Wanjohi (Jubilee)

Molo Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Molo – Joseph Ngware (UDA)
    45. Marioshoni – Ben Lang’at (UDA)
    46. Elburgon – David Njuguna (Independent)
    47. Turi – John Mwangi Macharia (Jubilee)

Kuresoi South Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Keringet – William Mutai (UDA)
    49. Tinet – Paul Lang’at Alvin (Drilit) (UDA)
    51. Kiptangich – Rose Mutai (UDA)
    52. Amalo – Robert Lang’at (UDA)

Kuresoi North Constituency UDA MCA nominees

  1. Sirikwa – Emmanuel Lang’at (UDA)
    54. Kamara – Joseph Kipng’etich (Chemutwet) (UDA)
    55. Kiptororo – Alex Bor (Kipyek) (UDA)

Tussle over IEBC dangerous, says Dr Peter Mbae

Kabazi MCA Dr Peter Mbae says the ongoing tussle over IEBC is dangerous especially with just few days remaining towards polls.

He wondered why there is too much attack on the electoral body.

Mbae says the first step to credible elections is for Kenyans to have confidence in the body tasked with the responsibility of handling polls.

“We don’t know why there are too many arrows directed at IEBC but loss of confidence in the electoral body is highly dangerous because these are things that can lay ground for rejecting election results, especially if the issues raised are justified” said Dr.Mbae.

According to the vocal Nakuru MCA, lack of confidence in electoral body is what led to the events that happened 15 years ago after the 2007 elections with devastating repercussions.

He added that confidence levels in IEBC as the referee should by now be over 70pc.

The Lawmaker called on IEBC to be keen to respond to and deflate conclusively all the allegations raised as soon as possible, so that Kenyans can have faith in professional electoral management and sieve what they see and hear from politicians.

“For the remaining time, IEBC should hold weekly formal briefs and continous engagement with all presidential candidates as a matter of priority” stated Mbae.

The Kabazi MCA noted that Kenya is too fragile and vulnerable to be exposed to uncertain post election realities. We tried this before and almost lost the country.

 

 

Tears, shattered dreams in Nakuru as Jubilee Party issues certificates

Nakuru Jubilee Party

In a move that left thousands of dreams shattered, the Jubilee Party yesterday handed out its “nomination” certificates to its flagbearers.

The move by the ruling party which is currently a shell of its former self risks losing the little ground it had gained in the last few months. This is due to what most of the aspiring candidates described as an “unfair, skewed and undemocratic  process.”

In Nakuru County, Governor Lee Kinyanjui who founded and vowed to use that to defend his seat was handed the gubernatorial certificate. His opponents in the party who had expected a fair process and had spent millions were left high and dry nursing wounds of unfair treatment and betrayal.

In the senate seat, Thomas Mwangi who was a few months ago caught on camera throwing fists at the outgoing chairman, David Manyara, was denied the certificate. The certificate was handed to lawyer Lawrence Karanja who until recently was a CAS in the ministry of industrialization. The other hopeful who lost out on the jubilee ticket is former teacher Mwalimu Gachohi.

Another outgoing CAS who received his certificate was Nelson Gaichuhie who once served as Subukia MP before being floored by Samuel Gachobe. For the Woman Rep seat, Agnes Njambi who gave a good showing in 2017 was picked in favour over Saida Chesang the self-declared hater of the UDA party and the youthful Rehema Njeri. But all is not lost for Rehema since her elder brother, Hamisi Mohammed was picked to fly the jubilee flag in Rhoda ward.

In Naivasha, John Nguthiru, a perennial loser was favoured over the youthful and charismatic Viwandani ward MCA Eric Gichuki. The nominee is not strong politically and rumours are rife that he was picked by governor Lee Kinyanjui to give Jayne Kihara an easy ride. In return, Kihara will support Lee for governor despite them being in different parties.

In Njoro, former MP Joseph Kiuna whom many described as tribal was awarded the Jubilee Party certificate. Kiuna’s utterances sometimes border on tribal hate speech and it will be interesting to see how he fairs in particular areas of the expansive Sub-county.

An interesting pick was the Kuresoi South MP aspirant. Peter Kiplang’at Cheruiyot aka Mtumishi was picked to face it off with the current MP Joseph Tonui who is vying on a UDA ticket. Others who received certificates were Irene Njoki (Bahati), former MP Nderitu Mathenge (Gilgil), MP Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West) and former Mayor Boniface Mwangi (Nakuru Town East). Mwangi will be having an uphill task against the mercurial two-time MP, David Gikaria.

In Molo, Zachary Gichuki was nominated leaving the flip-flopping former MP Jacob Macharia in the cold. Others are Joel Ayieni (Kuresoi North) and Andrew Kibet (Rongai). A titanic battle is expected in Rongai as Jubilee’s Kibet and UDA’s Paul Chebor try to dislodge the soft-spoken son of former President Moi, Raymond Kipchirchir Moi, who will obviously vie on a KANU ticket.

Meanwhile, the losers continue nursing their wounds of betrayal and we can only commiserate with them. But was Justice and democracy served in Jubilee Party nominations? This quote might give you the answer, that, “There is nothing like negotiated democracy. Democracy without the involvement of the people, is as much of a fallacy like consensual rape.”

@martin_gicinga

Certificates for #NakuruCounty #JubileeParty candidates #KaniniKega

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UDA Nominations: Nakuru County winners, flagbearers

UDA nominations

Following the Nakuru County UDA nominations carried out on Thursday 14th April 2022, below are those nominated to fly the UDA flag in the August general elections.

  • Governor – Susan Kihika (unopposed)
  • Senator – Tabitha Karanja
  • Women Rep – Liza Chelule

UDA Parliamentary (MP) nominees for the 11 sub-counties in Nakuru County;

  1. Naivasha – John Kihagi (former Naivasha MP, 2013 – 2017)
  2. Gilgil – Martha Wangari (incumbent)
  3. Nakuru Town East – David Gikaria (incumbent)
  4. Subukia – Samuel Gachobe (incumbent)
  5. Bahati – Onesmaus Kimani Ngunjiri (incumbent)
  6. Rongai –
  7. Njoro – Charity Kathambi (incumbent)
  8. Kuresoi North – Alfred Mutai (Sirikwa MCA)
  9. Kuresoi South – Joseph Tonui (incumbent)
  10. Molo – Francis Kuria Kimani (incumbent)
  11. Nakuru Town West –pending

County Assembly (MCAs) UDA nominations

Naivasha Constituency UDA MCA nominees

1. Maiella – Gituku Jane Wanjiru
2. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja
3. Maai Mahiu – Eliud Kamau Chege
4. Biashara – Elijah Mwaura
5. Viwandani – Mwangi Muraya
6. Lakeview – Alex Mbugua
7. Hellsgate – Jonathan Warothe
8. Ol’Karia – Amos Shayo

Gilgil Constituency UDA MCA nominees

9. Gilgil – Rose Njoroge
10. Malewa – Francis Mungai Kuria
11. Eburru Baruk – Michael Gathanwa
12. Elementaita – Moses Ndung’u
13. Morendat – Peter Njoroge

Subukia Constituency UDA MCA nominees

14. Subukia – Isabella Makori
15. Waseges – Kiraithe Ndigirigi
16. Kabazi – George Talam

Bahati Constituency UDA MCA nominees

17. Bahati – Grace Mwathi
18. Kabatini – Paul Thuo
19. Kiamaina – Paul Waweru Warege (Ka Wambui)
20. Dundori – James Gathuita Mwangi
21. Lanet Umoja -Mwangi Ngarama

Nakuru Town East Constituency UDA MCA nominees

22. Nakuru East – Anthony Kamau
23. Menengai – Moyi Simon
24. Flamingo – Eddy Kiragu
25. Biashara – Fadhili Msuri
26. Kivumbini – Rukia Wanjiru Hamisi

Nakuru Town West Constituency UDA MCA nominees

27. Rhoda – John Macharia
28. London – Francis Njoroge
29. Barut – Ben Kirui
30. Kapkures – Robert Ruto
31. Kaptembwa – Kiarie Mugo
32. Shabaab – Macharia Wathiai

Rongai Constituency UDA MCA nominees

33. Solai – Melvin Kutol
34. Soin – Ellibas Naburuki (Degualle)
35. Mosop – Dr. Alex Lang’at
36. Menengai West –
37. Visoi – Hellen Chemutai

Njoro Constituency UDA MCA nominees

38. Njoro –
39. Nessuit – Samuel Tonui
40. Mauche – Moses Koros
41. Mau Narok – Cyrus Dida
42. Kihingo – Kimani Wanjiku
43. Lare – Joseph Ndumia

Molo Constituency UDA MCA nominees

44. Molo – Joseph Ngware
45. Marioshoni – Ben Lang’at
46. Elburgon – John Macharia Ndung’u (Tosti)
47. Turi – Cate Kamau

Kuresoi South Constituency UDA MCA nominees

48. Keringet – William Mutai
49. Tinet – Paul Lang’at Alvin (Drilit)
51. Kiptangich – Rose Mutai
52. Amalo – Robert Lang’at

Kuresoi North Constituency UDA MCA nominees

53. Sirikwa – Emmanuel Lang’at
54. Kamara – Joseph Kipng’etich (Chemutwet)
55. Kiptororo – Alex Bor (Kipyek)

@martin_gicinga

#Nakuru County #UDA flagbearers #UDAnominations #KaziNiKazi

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Water, Health, Agriculture among UDA priority areas in Nakuru County

Water, Health and Agriculture a priority

Provision of water, empowerment of SMEs, access to health services and support of the agriculture sector are some of the areas that the UDA government will prioritize for Nakuru County residents.

Nakuru County Residents at a UDA meeting
Nakuru County Residents at a UDA meeting in Bahati

Speaking in Bahati Constituency when he toured the area this Saturday, the Deputy President and the UDA presidential candidate Dr William Ruto said his government will put priority on meeting the basic needs of the people.

“Our first priority will be ensuring that water is available to every resident of Nakuru from the month of September,” promised the Deputy President.

His government’s second priority immediately after being sworn in will be ensuring Kenyan youths are properly equipped with relevant technical skills and support for SMEs.

“We must ensure that through Technical Training Institutes, we equip our youths with skills that will help than in these times. Through the Bottom-Up Economic model, the (UDA) government shall put 50 billion annually to support small businesses like market traders and bodaboda riders,” said Dr Ruto.

The support for farmers will also be a priority area to economically empower them and also make Kenya a food secure country.

This will be achieved via ensuring that farm inputs are cheaply available and the government helping in market access.

On matters of health, the Deputy President said his government will ensure that every Kenyan can access health services at the least cost and that NHIF will be universally available to everyone.

“High-income earners like myself will pay more to NHIF while the low-income earners will pay just a little to access NHIF insurance cover,” the presidential candidate promised to add that those who completely cannot afford will have the government pay for their health cover.

His sentiments were echoed by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika who is also a gubernatorial aspirant in Nakuru County.

“Access to clean drinking water, affordable health services and affordable farm inputs are some of the greatest challenges facing Nakuru County residents. Our vision for an economically empowered people” said Susan Kihika who explained her vision to ensure Nakuru residents are able to improve their living standards.

Susan Kihika
Susan Kihika has promised to prioritize Water, Health and Agriculture in Nakuru

Nakuru County’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture, especially in the rural areas and the provision of water for irrigation will be a huge boost.

Others who accompanied the Deputy President were Kenya Kwanza leaders Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula among many others. The team toured Bahati County starting from Dundori, Lanet, Kiamaina and Bahati Wards.

UDA supporters in Dundori
UDA supporters in Dundori

Polling Stations in Nakuru Town East Constituency

Polling Stations in Nakuru County

Nakuru Town East Constituency is part of Nakuru City. It is one of the sub-counties with a high population in Nakuru County. NTE is divided into five wards; Biashara, Flamingo, Menengai, Nakuru East and Kivumbini. Below is a list of the polling stations in Nakuru Town East Constituency.

BIASHARA WARD

  1. Old Town Hall – 4
  2. Umoja Primary – 2
  3. Harambee Khalsa Primary – 1
  4. Nakuru Day Secondary – 1
  5. Xaviers Primary – 5
  6. Afraha Stadium – 3
  7. Afraha High School – 1
  8. Ngala Special Primary – 1
  9. Mary’s Girls Secondary – 1
  10. Kenyatta Primary – 1
  11. Pauls Primary – 1
  12. Menengai Social Hall – 2
  13. Flamingo Secondary – 1
  14. Nakuru Youth Polytechnic – 1
  15. Free Hold Primary – 1
  16. Kariba Primary – 2
  17. Jamhuri primary – 3
  18. Menengai Primary – 2
  19. Kisulisuli Primary – 3
  20. Bondeni Primary – 2
  21. Menengai High School – 7
  22. Nakuru Railways – 7
  23. Crater primary – 3

KIVUMBINI WARD

  1. Baharini Primary – 5
  2. Nakuru Central Secondary – 2
  3. Flamingo Primary – 2
  4. Kaloleni Primary – 3
  5. Teresa’s Primary – 6
  6. Nakuru Primary – 6

FLAMINGO WARD

  1. Langalanga Primary – 9
  2. Lakeview Primary – 5
  3. Kimathi Primary – 7
  4. Racetrack Primary – 7
  5. Pangani Primary – 6

MENENGAI WARD

  1. Nakuru Boys High School – 8
  2. Nakuru Girls High School – 2
  3. Hyrax Primary – 2
  4. Lenana Primary – 2
  5. Johns Primary – 6
  6. Natewa Secondary – 6
  7. Kiratina Market Ground – 11
  8. Kiundu Trading Centre – 1
  9. Works Registration Centre – 1
  10. KITI – 2

NAKURU EAST WARD

  1. Madaraka Primary – 3
  2. Free Area Municipal Social Hall – 10
  3. Hillcrest Secondary – 2
  4. Lion Hill Primary – 2
  5. Rhino Primary – 5
  6. Mburu Gichua Primary – 5
  7. Naka Primary – 3
  8. Nairobi Road Primary – 7
  9. Lanet Primary – 4
  10. Mirugi Kariuki Primary – 9
  11. Muguga Shopping Centre – 2
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