Raila, Gideon Moi hold talks for hours in Nairobi

The AU special infrastructure envoy and ODM chief Raila Odinga today held a four-hour meeting with KANU leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in Nairobi.

The between between the two  is expected to generate wide political interest, and even re-ignite the succession politics debates.

There has been debates about leaders who descended from powerful families regrouping to stop politicians from “poor backgrounds” from assuming power after President Uhuru Kenyatta term expires in 2022.

Politicians allied to Deputy president William Ruto have been particularly vocal about this and with this meeting in perspective, it is expected that the rhetoric could raise again.

Sources close to the two leaders confirmed the meeting, but refused to give more details on what they discussed.

The meeting is said to have been at a Nairobi hotel and was closed door.

While the Baringo senator has announced that he will be running to replace Uhuru in the next election the ODM leader has not be forthcoming on whether he will vie or hang his boots in favour of a young leader.

Odinga has vied four times but maintains that he only lost once and that in the three other times, he was rigged out.

He would then have a truce with President Uhuru in March last year, neutralizing the opposition and developing a working relationship with the government.



Deputy President Ruto Adopts Orphan In Machakos & Names Her After His Mother

DP William Ruto with the girl he adopted. | image source: the-star.co.ke

Deputy President William Ruto has adopted an orphan in Machakos and named her Nadia Cherono, after his mother.

The DP said that it is every Kenyans’ responsibility to take care of the less fortunate and added that other interests should be secondary.

Ruto asked education players involved in resolving the teachers’ pay hike stalemate to consider children, whom he termed the future of the nation.

“We can campaign for whatever position we want but the bottomline is we must put the interests of the nation before our individual requirements,” he added.

He was speaking during the launch of a sustainability fund for the Madre Ippolita children’s home in Ndithini, Machakos county.

Ruto called for unity saying it is required for development, and said the government will serve all citizen regardless of their political affiliations.

“We are ready to work with your leaders because this is a government for all Kenyans. We must subordinate our personal interests to the greater interests of our nation,” he said.

MP Itwiku Mbai lauded the government for implementing road construction, water supply and education projects in Masinga constituency.

He said the Masinga Technical Training Institute will benefit youths who may not qualify to join colleges and universities.


Homa Bay Town MP Threatens To Impeach DP Ruto

Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma. | image source: the-star.co.ke

Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma threatened to initiate the removal of Deputy President William Ruto from office over allegations of corruption if he does not step aside.

Kaluma said in a statement at Parliament Buildings on Monday that the Deputy President violated the constitution in his alleged involvement in corruption.

“I call upon the Deputy President to uphold the constitution and resign from office to allow for free and proper investigations and prosecution of all scandals with which he is associated,” Kaluma said.

– The STAR

DP Ruto Urged To Intervene In University Of Eldoret Row

Deputy President William Ruto. | image source: kenyastockholm.com

Deputy President William Ruto has been urged to intervene in a row at the University of Eldoret.

Some leaders from Uasin Gishu county are demanding the removal of vice chancellor Prof Teresia Akenga.

Last Thursday, Senator Isaac Melly led students and residents in a protest against Akenga.

They accused her of nepotism.

MCAs Peter Chomba (Huruma) and Francis Muya (Langas) said the protesters want Akenga removed because she is from a different tribe.

“We are asking the DP to put order in his area. He has been visiting other parts of the country where including Western where he usually gets good reception as a national leader. Let him not allow what is happening in this county,” said Muya.

See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/ruto-urged-intrevene-row-over-vc-university-eldoret