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Boost for Irene Njoki’s Parliamentary bid as Turkana community vow total support

Njokiel took issue with the current MP for showing no respect for the minority adding that her leadership will ensure such limitations are addressed.

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Jubilee Nominee for Bahati Parliamentary seat Irene Njokie addressing Journalists in Bahati when she met members of Turkana community.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Irene Njoki’s bid to capture Bahati Parliamentary seat in the August 9 polls has received major boost after members of Turkana community in Bahati vowed their support for her.

Led by their chairman Justus Ekeno, the pointed out that the community was sidelined for many years by the leadership.

He added that this has seen them open their eyes and decided to support Njoki’s bid.

The members of the community hit out at the current MP Kimani Ngunjiri for neglecting them.

“As a community we have been sidelined for long and we say enough is enough.We will rally to consolidate votes for Irene Njoki so that we can see some change in Bahati” said Justus.

Similar sentiments echoed by Mary Ekai.

While drumming support for Njoki, Ekai regretted that the current MP has continued to talk ill of the community with words such as “Kura yenu haijai hata kikombe”.

For this reason, Ekai says the community has made a decision to full rally behind Njoki.

“As women from the Turkana community in Bahati we want to send a strong message to Ngunjiri that you cannot abuse us and expect our support, forget about that” said Ekai.

Speaking at Bahati Centre after receiving the members of the Turkana community, Njoki commonly known as ‘Mrembo na Kazi’, she vowed to ensure the minority groups are also part of her leadership.

Njoki took issue with the current MP for showing no respect for the minority adding that her leadership will ensure such limitations are addressed.

“I want to assure you of my support and that of Jubilee.We know there are those who have looked down upon you but be assures I personally value your vote.My leadership will incorporate all the communities” she said.

The Jubilee nominee for Bahati Parliamentary seat also called on the party to ensure more nominations for the marginalized communities.

According to her, this will ensure unity of purpose that will see development for all.

Njoki has been involved in various empowerment programs for youths,women and the vulnerable in Bahati.

She uses every platform to sell her agenda to the people ahead of the August 9 polls.

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Kihika, Ngunjiri reconcile before DP Ruto

Kihika has declared interest for the gubernatorial seat to unseat Governor Lee Kinyanjui who recently states that he will defend his seat on Ubuntu People’s Forum.

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Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Senator Susan Kihika with DP William Ruto during the tour in Bahati,Nakuru.PHOTO/Courtesy.

In what is seen as unity of  UDA party, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Senator Susan Kihika on Saturday reconciled ending their political differences.

The duo have of late not been in good terms despite both  being supporters of Deputy President William Ruto.

They reconciled before Deputy President who was in Nakuru to drive his bottom-up agenda.

It is during this that Ngunjiri vowed to support Kihika in her political bid.

Kihika has declared interest for the gubernatorial seat to unseat Governor Lee Kinyanjui who recently states that he will defend his seat on Ubuntu People’s Forum.

Ngunjiri made the remarks before Deputy President William Ruto who was on a tour in Subukia and Bahati sub counties.

“I will do all I can to support you Senator for the top seat in the county.I have no issue” said Ngunjiri.

The move has left many shocked after the Bahati Lawmaker in the past vowed to only support DP Ruto.

The Legislator also made it clear that he had burried their political differences with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika for the sake of UDA party.

Kihika on her part called on residents of Nakuru county to support DP Ruto’s bottom up economic models.

She reiterated that UDA party will form the next government.

“Thank you so much people of Bahati and Subukia for turning out in large numbers.UDA is the party to watch come 2022 and we must all come and support DP Ruto’s agenda to transform this agenda.

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Support us even in our struggles, blind musicians pleads with Kenyans

The move follows concerns that a number of these talented groups had been side-lined with others being misused by their managers taking advantage of their situation to rake in cash.

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A sign indicating PWDs.PHOTO/Courtesy.

The national and county governments have been challenged to allocate more funds to nature talents among persons living with disabilities within the country.

The move follows concerns that a number of these talented groups had been side-lined with others being misused by their managers taking advantage of their situation to rake in cash.

Lucy Gitama said there was little attention on disabled musicians adding that there was a need to allocate more budget for the same.

She said a clear budgetary allocation for this special group would go a long way in boosting their income to reduce dependency on people.

Speaking in Bahati on Sunday during a launch of an album by a blind singer Jane Wambui, – Gitama called on the formulation of more policies to nature such talents adding that talents were wasting in villages.

“There have been concerns that some disabled are not getting their dues.I think it is high time the government  collects data  and disburse the funds to help boost the disabled” she said.

On her part, Jane Wambui called on the government to focus more on embracing the growing talents of persons living with disabilities as ways to ensure they become self-reliant.

Wambui said she is dependent on her music for daily living adding that she has to sell her records manually to earn her income revealing that at times it is a challenge.

“I have been depending on my music for daily bread.The government should look on how it can help us nurture our talents” said Wambui.

At the same time, Benson Gitanga said Wambui’s songs have become a hit in Bahati adding that she has given hope to many in the area.

Area MCA John Njuguna called on other person’s living with disabilities to focus on their talents saying it was the way to go.

“As a county government, we shall do all we can to help PWDs” said MCA Njuguna.

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Ngunjiri slams CS Tobiko for linking him with Joannah Stuchbury murder

Environmental Cabinet Secretary, Keriako Tobiko, told the Senate Security Committee on Tuesday, October 26, that Stuchbury was murdered over her relentless efforts to conserve the environment.CS Tobiko in his submission made a reference to a case before the Kiambu Court that linked a company in which the vocal MP is the director. 

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Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri(in yellow shirt) has a word with a youngperson when he hosted youth at his Maili Kumi home in Bahati.PHOTO/OKN Communication Team.

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has told off Environment Cabinet Secretary for linking him as as a person of interest in the murder case of environmentalist Joannah Stuchbury.

Speaking at his Maili Kumi home on Sunday when he hosted youth from all the wards in Bahati, Ngunjiri said the sentiments by Tobiko were baseless.

He said already his legal team is preparing to face Tobiko in court for tainting his name.

“I am not in that league of Tobiko. Let him know that I have a family and also people that I represent. MY lawyers will handle the matter in court” said Ngunjiri.

Detectives are now treating Ngunjiri as a person of interest in the matter.

Environmental Cabinet Secretary, Keriako Tobiko, told the Senate Security Committee on Tuesday, October 26, that Stuchbury was murdered over her relentless efforts to conserve the environment.

CS Tobiko in his submission made a reference to a case before the Kiambu Court that linked a company in which the vocal MP is the director.

In the case, the CS stated that the environmentalist managed to stop the MP from creating an access road through the forest to his personal land. He noted that the MP needs to be probed regarding the matter.

The vocal Nakuru MP and a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto also called on youth to shun divisive politics but rally behind leaders who mean good for the country.

He also used the moment to rubbish claims that he was eyeing a top seat.

According to Ngunjiri, his development record in Bahati is very clear and will be his campaign strategy towards recapturing the seat.

Ngunjiri told off his competitors terming them ‘newcomers’ in politics.

“There are those people going around with propaganda that I will be contesting either as senator or governor. Those are lies which have no room. My record is clear and I will be defending my seat as MP because there is more that needs to be done for my people” said Ngunjiri”.

Details continue to emerge between Bahati Member of Parliament, Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri, and the murdered prominent environmentalist, Joannah Stuchbury.

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