THE HOME STRETCH

It was expected that the ODM nominations was going to be hotly contested and as ODM supporters we must admit that it was going to be very challenging.We have crossed that bridge with lots of hurdles and we must move forward. Our main goal is now the presidency kindly contribute.

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246 Responses to THE HOME STRETCH

  1. Eric B says:

    Well I agree that we must move forward. However we cannot simply wish what happened away. We need to reassure ODM supporters that the nominations despite the anomalies really reflected the situation on the ground. WE need to keep united at this very trying time and make sure that we do not lose the support we have. I know there are strategists working on this at Orange House so I guess this is their headache.

    THere are some people that are gloating at what has hit us but we need to bounce back hard. We are down but dare I say not yet out.

  2. Fello says:

    ODM has proved that they are not any different from other parties. This will cost ODM heavily. You heard people from one of ODM’s strongholds say they will withdraw their support for Raila. Believe me you it is real and more people are dispirited. I don’t want to imagine how the mess will be cleared but i think we have started disappointing Kenyans even before we form the government. If this disquiet continues until December 27, the hard truth is that we can forget the big cake or we will get it with a lot of holes in it. If these people were to be disqualified on the grounds that they were moles, why didn’t we just give them the certificates and win them over by talking to them even if it was so how late did we know this to call them and tell them that we are disqualifying them on those grounds.
    I surely doubt if all the disgraced people will find a place in their heart to forgive ODM election board. If the argument is that it was in all parties then you are wrong. Most Kenyans were looking up to ODM to lead the way. If it is possible to reverse some decisions,please do especially Makadara. Don’t be surprised when you see further drop in opinion poll.
    Despite all these, i wish you well.

  3. Otiff says:

    If the fight for the party ticket was this vicious then ODM is the party to be beat in this coming elections. My only wish was that it was handled with alot of profesionalism as was promised. That not withstanding hii ndio wakati wa kulala salama we need to keep the tempo and rejuvenate the excitement that this party is known for. This should be done focusing on the issues that this elections will be won on. There is an urgent need to consolidate the support that we have won over the years.

  4. Eric B says:

    There are issues that currently baffle me. Why can’t Midiwo, Kibunguchy, Odoyo and others sacrifice their seats for the better good. Let me not talk about Orengo because he came third. This thing is doing us sooo much damage. There are people here talking about leaving ODM. THat is their choice however.

    The important thing to do now is to absolve our President from any wrong doing. He did not play any part in the nominations and therefore is not to blame. This is the message we should send out to all our supporters. In some areas like N. Eastern and parts of Nyanza – Kisii, Coast and North Rift people should vote in their preferred candidate where they feel agrieved but vote Raila as President (this should be done quietly). I am telling you this works and it is what I am hearing from the ground. Should you care for details moderator contact me on my email address. I will send you all constituencies that I have heard of where this will work.

    We are still winning guys. I know from reliable sourcs that Raila was at the last poll up to 55% with PNU at 31%. This may have gone down with the nominations but don’t give up please. In fact now is the time to be stronger for our President. He needs all the support he can get.

  5. Nonkwe Nyaima Manyanki says:

    Agent 4change, I do not think we have crossed the bridge yet. you may be sitting in an office, not knowing for sure what is happening on the ground. A lot of mischief is still going on. How can we move a head when in my Gwassi constituency a candidate has been declared by votes froim his clan only? As I write now we do not know who our councillors will be for votes from over 3/4 of the region remain untallied! Are they being chosen for us from Orange Hse.
    Instead of telling us to move a head, you should be telling us what is being done to correct this shameful situation.
    ‘Failed’ contestants are now insulting Raila as a person while those responsible for the mess sit tight with the 2M nomination budget thoroughly underused.
    Asking us to move on is asking us to forget. It is not easy to just forget. Downplaying the issue is equally very dangerous. We want to move on…..but not before all the mischief is sorted out. I say so for as the ordinary Kenyan is busy building, Orange Hse is busy destroying.

  6. tnk says:

    I think the real test can begin now. THose with the nomination certificates should immediately start campaign in their constituencies, i.e if they won fair and square move on with ODM campaigns, those with suspect nominations should be seen to work 24/7 to win the confidence of their rivals and translate this back to all round ODM support. Anyone not carrying their weight should be re-evaluated. If a weak candidate was handed papers either by error or rigging it should not be hard to detect due to fierce resistance. Let those candidates fight to get not only their votes but most importantly votes for Raila. SOme of those cheating are under the impression that ODM is getting votes on a silver platter but are about to experience baptism by fire. THey will be easy to detect, unable to hold rallies on their own and preferering to hang on the tails of other ODM luminaries. Pentagon must issue a basic minimum campaign requirement for all its candidates to win back all votes complete with benchmarks for rallies, frequency, message etc. THey have the certificate, let them get out and earn votes. And after the elections, any appointments should be made to reflect ODM performance by constituency. Collussion to deny worthy candidates must be disciplined after the elections. THat aside, pentagon need to revamp their campaigns and hit those hard hit trouble spots and emphasize the message that one cannot blame the headmaster or entire school if the bursar turns out to be a thief. Best approach is to discipline the bursar and ensure good performance of the school, poor analogy but we need to re-focus on the issue of removing Kibaki from the presidency. It is therefore not right for voters to take out their frustration on the pentagon and other ODM membership. and must give commitment to address the nomination fiasco at the first available opportunity after elections.

  7. Stephen (Nairobi) says:

    Ladies and gentlemen

    I wholly understand your frustrations and disappointments. However, as someone who has been a candidate before (2002), I can tell you quite frankly that despite all the anomalies, the nominations went fairly well, and the people’s choices by and large went through and got the tickets.

    Blaming Justice Kwach is easy, but the reality is that he did a splendid job in the circumstances. Remember that even ECK does make serious blunders with election budgets of Shs 5 billion compared to our paltry Shs 200 million (just 4% of ECK’s budget). You must also bear in mind that some dishonest Returning Officers were deliberately filing different results from the ones they had announced at the various tallying stations – this was mainly due to their biases and maybe after being influenced by bribes. You honestly did not expect Kwach and team to immediately know that some of the results that were being handed to his team were manipulated. It had to take some time, after the appeals, to investigate and confirm the real situation. And guys, let’s grant Kwach, his Board has gone ahead and investigated most if not all of those cases, and where there were genuine misrepresentations, appropriate reinstatement of results have already been done. I honestly think this retired appellate Judge and his team have done their very best in the circumstances.

    I have been a candidate and I can tell you with authority that some of the people you see vying for positions are probably worse than the devil himself – they will go to any length to fix the elections in their favour, whether by violence, intimidation, bribery, rigging or disenfranchising their opponents’ strongholds. In such a situation even when you try to do a good job like I think Kwach did, some forces just do not let you succeed with flying colours. Can you imagine that in Ugenya, there were at least two candidates who scored zero (yes ‘0’) after violence made it impossible even for them to get to vote for themselves.

    As for The People’s President and the pentagon, I just wish we could be all sincere and leave them out of this blame game. Honestly, they promised not to interfere, and they have not interfered. I can assure you that there are some heavyweights (who have been very close to him) who lost but would not have lost if he wanted to interfere. As much as it is easy to say ‘the buck stops with him’ there are some things you just can stop from happening, and you can’t be blamed for them therefore. Judas was Jesus’ disciple and therefore should have been very holy, but when he committed that sin, I have not heard any christian or theologian blame Jesus for Judas’ indiscretions. Let’s be fair and not muddle the name of our candidate in matters that you had agreed with him that he should keep off from.

    Granted, we could have done better, but believe me, we have not faired that badly either. Time will show that.

    Let’s now concentrate our energies on consolidating support for our candidate and ODM to ensure a landslide on 27 December 2007.

  8. charles says:

    hi.ODMers.indeed its a trying moment that we are going through.but without exception am taking issue with ODM election board.what happened yesterday at both the orange and rainbow houses wouldnt have occurred if the nomination was properly organised.i fail to understand how,with all the millions of shillings collected from the aspirants,the board could not put a proper election procedure in place!it is really painful given that some aspirants had even quit their plum jobs in the hope of getting leadership thru ODM only for their wishes to be taken away through chaos and underhand boardroom decisions.

    Our victory is now at stake,if the defections that are currently taking place is anything to go by.

    we dont need our supporters to turn violent so that their right is given back to them.

    i even understand that the polling official and clerks who presided the nominations are yet to be paid.this group is enough to taint our image.they should be paid as a matter of urgency before things are blown out of proportion and opponents get political mileage from it.

    on the positive,i must commend our pentagon members for staying away from the nomination issue.atleast they dont stand blamed for all that took place.

    Before we embark on campaign.i suggest that,since ODM and NARC are one thing at the moment,those aspirants who were wrongly denied the ODM certificates,should be given Narc certificates so that we consolidate the votes for Raila.otherwise if we just leave the to go to the Miracle Orange.we are just adding votes for him.

    anyway that said,we should embark on a serious campaign.and try to heel the fresh wounds that have been caused by this nomination fiasco.

  9. Eric B says:

    I can’t agree with you more Stephen. Let us not villify Raila because he has really played it well. He has not interfered with anything so where is he to blame? If anything we should come out strongly in his defence. HE is not the problem here. If there are still issues let them be sorted out quick though.

    Take Raila and sell him still. ODM has proved it is indeed the party to beat. To all the defectors I say good luck with your campaigns. You are already a bunch of losers (and I say this to all who lost fairly) so it does not matter where you go. You will lose again, and again and again.

    CHUNGWA MOJA has just been RELOADED.

  10. Nick says:

    Kwach has to go.He should never ever preside over another election.He has failed our party. We also have to move on.Our party is larger than the selfish individuals hiring goons to cause havoc.Raila should now focus his campaign in the region where there are no disputes like the coast.His quest for the presidency should be seen to be independent from the nominations.We have to appreciate that these activity was not going to be easy.I doubt the ability of these new kids on the block.I would still go for Orengo anyday in parliament than the person who won.Same to Nyongo.Whats more they both have a national appeal and are precious assets should ODM win the election.Can the same be said of these new aspirants?But that is democrasy at work so let us focus on the larger battle ahead i.e the presidential campaign

  11. skanetto says:

    I think the Pentagon should now hit the road , they should cover nairobi thoroughly and do some flashy but non controversial social activities . please let them now be seen working all the month long, no holding back.They should also appear in harmony with each other .
    Also the spin doctors should now wake up , do so heavy and indisputable media information through out. ( counter any misinformation being peddled)
    More advertisement in all media is now a must , remember what is seen is remembered easily- let us create a brand that will be easy to sing along without it being controversial nor can it be distorted easily.
    Long live the new dawn of ODM — We will surely succeed with proper planning and campaigning.

  12. Abdullah says:

    Dear ODM-ers, Yaliyopita si ndwele, ganga yajayo!

    I must admit the nomination exercise was both tough and somehow disturbing. However, we can’t cry over spilled milk, we must move with alacrity and speed and win! Our goal is not to have 150 MPs, our goal is to have Raila win even if he as 10 MPS alone. Once we get the Presidency, you don’t need to arm-twist anyone to toe the line. I’m from Nairobi but I’m happy that in Luo Nyanza, the nomination was quite fair particularly when Okundi and Odoyo were disqualified and also Chaacha Mwita. All these men are noble and ODM die-hards but we need to look at the bigger picture so it was good that they were denied the tickets. Others continue to make some noises but we need to go on.

    Please note that PANUA didn’t do any primaries and where they did, the old guard was swept aside and replaced. ODM has already faced this test and somehow tested the waters early rather than doing it on Dec.27 and lose as will happen to PANUA. The problem in ODM is that those who lost in its strongholds know that no other party stands a chance and that’s why they are crying but in PANUA land, they have competing parochial parties, so the losers and the winners are still on the neck of each other. Note that this serves us well; because while PANUA fielded many nominees in every constituency, ODM has one. So PANUA candidates will be fighting each other while we concentrate on the national campaign.

    The Pentagon should now visit Luo Nyanza and clear the air and settle the remaining issues. It is here that we need a turn out of 95%. What’s the point of us from other provinces walking day and night for Raila while Nyanza may experience voter apathy? Please avoid this! I hope you are listening. There are many seats ODM may not win but Raila will win in the Presidential vote. If need be we can be emailed and we will tell you why and where. We don’t need money or praise, it is our duty to tell ODM where we can win and the reasons for free in order to have Raila as President. That’s our reward; a President Raila.

    Attention should be given to Kisii, 100% attention. Since ODM has money, it should be used to assist ODM nominees in Kisii land and other hostile areas such as Meru which is not purely pro-Kibaki and outposts in Rift Valley. We need to hit the road and move with speed. Please use Luo, Luhya, and Kalenjin ODM nominees extensively since they are in safe areas so that they go campaigning for fellow ODM nominees and Raila. We have no time and infighting must end. Guard your mouth and secrets and hit at the enemy where it hurts. I need to answer the Daily Nation and its systematic war on Muslims and Raila, you can contact me so that I send you my answer or put my advice as to how we can shame the Nation which has turned parochial! Go…go…go

  13. NURIA ABDI(from mandera) currently in eastlands NAIROBI says:

    i know and understand how we ODM feel about the nominations,some are complaning about rigging and others even threatening to leave ODM and joins other party but brothers and sister we are here for change and they is no way that the parliamentary and civic aspirants should blame RAILA nor the pentagons coz they were not involved in the election board so i could have encourage someone like HON ACHILO AYAKO though he defected to DP let him support HON RAILA for presidency and even campaign for him.

    we know that this nomination gives us minus in coming stead man poll but let us not lose hope us we know that ODM is the future!!!

    hey guys lets us move on! CHUGWA MOJA MAISHA BORA.

  14. bobodo says:

    your right abdullah and many others the faster PENTAGON HITS THE ROAD THE BETTER REMEMBER WHAT MARTIN LUTHER ONCE SAID THE STRENGTH OF MAN IS KNOWN DURING HARDER TIMES.THE MORE WE FACE THE ISSUE OF NOMINATIONS HEAD ON THE BETTER .FOR THOSE OF US WHO PARTICIPATED IIN THE PRIMARIES kudos to the organizers because at least in odm we had ballot papers while in pnu people were using exerxcise books.

    remember i once mentioned that PENTAGON presenc e in coast and nyanza was taken for gaurantee but this will cost us alot ,while we should concetrate more activities in WESTERN AND RIFT VALLEY ,immediately without wasting time the earlier we move in NYANZA and reassure the bedrock of our supporters the the better.
    in MALINDI WHERE IAM BASED CONGRATULATINS TO gideion mungaro plus other contestants for bieng innovative when the ballots papers delayed ,infact MALINDI IS WHERE PNU WILL FIND EXTREMELY DIFFCULT TO make inroads after the bebacle of shooting those five young men ,however we need action to solidfy those votes in prresence of a worthy competitor ODM-K

  15. Eric B says:

    Agreed Nuria. We need to move on now and regenerate the enthusiasm for all ODMers. Some of the suggestions above are fantastic and should be used by the secretariat. Congratulatons to young Yusuf Ibrahim of Kamukunji (ODM Nominee). I already see him as the MP.

    This goes out to all ODM nominees. Please work hard to ensure that Raila is put in where he should be i.e. The Fourth President of the Republic of Kenya. Work hard at this for the end will justify the means. I truely believe Kenya will come out a much better country.

    Pole sana “KJ”. You will still be in parliament. You are indeed a young Democrat at heart.

  16. NURIA ABDI(from mandera) currently in eastlands NAIROBI says:

    yap ERIC you know what they say in kamukunji that the pentagons were involved in giving the ticket to yussuf ibrahim(JONNY) NAJIB BALALA and RAILA were involved coz ate the YUSSUF HASSAN ABDI won but they give JONNY directe nomination of which i see is just a nonsence coz i believe that the pentagons kept their promise of not interfering the nomination of what they infact did.

    kudos to all ODMERS, pentagon and RAILA THE PRESIDENT COME 2008.

    let us look forward in cam paining for our president now!!!!!!

  17. Linet says:

    I liked the above suggestion by one of the bloggers that the aggrieved ODMers should run on Narc with the blessing of the party if they feel they are popular enough( is there time?).
    ODM needs to visit Nyanza now , already most people will be happy bcoz some nominations were overturned.
    ODM could also speak to the Kisumu rural and Ugenya aspirants as these two gentlemen Prof Nyongo and James Orengo are really essential in this battle.
    All the best to ODM team we’ll keep you in our prayers. Please go easy on Kwach i beleive the guy did try- now everyone knows why Kivuitu is viewed as rude by some- his job is tough.

  18. Nickie says:

    We need to do some damage control measures, the pentagon must hit the ground immeadiately especiallly in Rift Valley and Nyanza Provinces. Those who won in the nominations must be allowed to run on the ticket of the party. As you may notice our opponenets are not as wounded as we are and they are rejoicing, areas especially Kissiland and North rift should be brought back immeadiately. Otherwise all is not lost i beleive the ODM pentagon is Equal to the task.

  19. Zizi says:

    Those for the Peoples’ President: It is a difficult moment for ODM. Verily, this was expected. Never before had their been a popular party like ODM. Never before had a party conducted nomination with aspirants of such magnitude. I personally predicted the situation could be worse.

    Nonetheless, Kwach takes responsibility. We need not chase him away. But if he sends in his resignation and the same publicised, the party will regain. “In the interest of the party and the desire to win this elections…….I tender my resignation in order to consolidate the strength of our party….” something like that. People will see the seriousness of the matter and Raila will continue topping polls.

    The second thing to do is to have Raila give a televised statement touching on the emotions of Kenyans. He should present the good face of him and what ODm will look like in future under his leadership. He should come out as one not enslaved with internal party politics and win over the national outlook of a president. This works.

    As suggested, Pentagon should hit the road. Kibaki is taking advantage already and he should be stopped. Follow him behind and assure Kenyans that the party is as strong as ever.

    ODM, you should know how people desire change. I agree that NARC can issue certificates to other candidates who think they are eligible to compete but ensure they support Raila.

    Move on.

  20. solomon says:

    I have now cooled down but it is quite clear that ODM supporters are not blind followers as it has been claimed by our detractors. They question, complain and protest when they feel their leaders have not done the right thing. It is unmistakable message we are sending to the pentagon of what to expect once they get there- They must honour all the promises, Period!

    Let us now refocus and take Kibaki head on. PNU is still in a terminal crisis and I believe ODM will soon be on the roll.

    COAST AND RIFT VALLEY MUST BE THE FIRST DESTINATION FOR THE PENTAGON. Then Western and Nyanza.

    I believe ODM remain the best option for this country.

  21. George Ogutu says:

    This is not atime for blame game.We should move ahead with the campaigns things are bad out here especially after the nominations.Raila should go out especially in areas with disputes to calm down our supporters.There is one line that all Kenyans especially we in ODM should really think about it “INSTEAD OF USING THE RIGHT WAY LIKE PETITIONING THE ELECTORAL BOARD THEY GO AHEAD AND HIRE GOONS TO CAUSE MAYHEM I THINK ALL THOSE LOSERS WHO DID THAT DONT DESERVE A PLACE IN ODM.
    Raila its time to hit the road the sheep are wandering.

  22. abner says:

    there should be no cause for concern.now that the biggest hurdle is behind us, we should refocus all our energies on the presidential race.of course with ODM being the most popular party,a lot was expected of it and i think it’s fair to say,we,to a large extent faced the challenge well.the people had their say and now the stage is set for ‘the people’s president’
    lets stop the finger pointing and name calling and the outrageous baying for Kwach’es blood.that is water under the bridge.
    BADO MAPAMBANO!!!!

  23. Linet says:

    Everything has pros and cons.The large number of candidates raised funds but caused a huge fallout. Learn from mistakes and do some damage control.
    The protests look ugly, but the flip side it shows people expect performance and not lip service. Also on the bright side – re- Nyanza where PNU has used all sorts of language including the idea that pple are colonised- this is a good thing. The people are ready to provide checks and balances.
    Learn and make plans to move, do not remain stuck in the mud, this is indeed a marathon and the home stretch is still along way off!

  24. charles says:

    Guys this thing is chaos thing is getting out of hand.the earlier it is adressed the better.. i hear right now police are battling protesting youths in Gem on the Grounds that Jakoyo Midiwo was rigged in .is anybody in the Orange house hearing our cries here on the blog?please give these “perceived”winners of nomination NARC certificates.we have Ngilu in the pentagon she can intervene..to save our face

  25. Stephen (Nairobi) says:

    Just to add on my piece above, I would urge you to evaluate the content of the protests. There is definitely a lot of it that is not genuine. Politicians never accept defeat – they are always rigged out. I am saying that as a politician myself. Some may even be working for PNU and just taking advantage of the apparent democracy in ODM to drag the matter.

    Like for Gem mentioned by Charles, I have just been conversing with a gentleman of very high integrity who has confirmed that indeed Jakoyo Midiwo won the nominations genuinely. It is only the treachery involved that made his opponents announce to the press that he had lost, and swapped his score with another person’s for the press. However, in reality, the genuine results that were certified at the tallying centre in Gem and announced publicly to Gem people is that Jakoyo won. The rest is just politics of losers.

    I mean, you’ve seen even former MPs who are known to be very close to Raila complaining after being beaten – the excuse, ‘I have been unfairly rigged out’; but you ask, by who?? Voters do not rig people out, they vote them out when they fail the test. Just like the way we want to vote Kibaki out come Dec 27th.

    Overall, I am satified after getting appropriate feedback from the ground and from the ODM head office. Let us now focus our energies in strengthening ODM for a landslide.

  26. Otieno says:

    Brilliant pieces, Stephen, Abdullah and the rest. Let’s hit the campaign trail hard!

  27. charles says:

    thanks stephen for the clarification….we need to be visible.now that nomination is over,the ODM parliamentary should take an oath of tirelessly campaigning for Raila in their respective Constituencies.infact they should put avail to the Orange House the Campaign strategies they will put in place in their areas to market the party…we dont want joyriders at this crucial moment

  28. Tarei says:

    I agree with anyone who wants to move ahead, I am told that a press confrence as been called and I hope that the way foward will be their main agenda.Some some people may have been planted to inflict injury by defecting after lossing nominations.The way foward would be to start by visiting less polorized areas such as Eldoret North,Langata,Sabatia as the winners get over their celebrations and start the prepartions for the finals.

  29. Baijo M.Lorowu says:

    WHEREVER WE ARE IN OUR VARIOUS CAPACITIES, LET US EMBARK ON POPULARISING OUR PARTY AND THE ODM TEAM OF LEADERS – PRESIDENTIAL FLAG BEARER, THE PENTAGON, THE PARLIAMENTATRY AND CIVIC CANDIDATES. LET THE NOMINATIONS BE HISTORY.

    THE PRESS, THE MEDIA HOUSES ARE DOMINATED BY PNU / KIBAKI LOYALISTS WHO WILL NOT HESITATE TO GRAB EVERY LITTLE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCREDIT ODM AND RAILA. THE MEDIA HAS BEEN BUSY HIGHLIGHTING ODM PROBLEMS AND TURNING THEIR BACK ON OTHER PARTIES PROBLEMS. THE MEDIA, ESPECIALLY THE DAILY NATION, CITIZEN AND KBC HAVE NOT BEEN FAIR TO ODM. OF COURSE, WE DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO BE FAIR SINCE WE KNOW THEIR OWNERS. OUR REAL HOPE LIES WITH THE VOTER MASSES OUT THERE IN THE GRASSROOTS. WE NEED THEM TO MAKE THE ODM DREAM COME TRUE.

    LET US CONTINUE BEING INNOVATIVE AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH ALL THE TIME TO THE MASSES. LET US SUPPORTING AND CAMPAIGNING VERY HARD TO AIM AT THE ULTIMATE VICTORY. LET US FORGET ABOUT NOMINATIONS PROBLEMS AND MOVE ON. LET US LEAVE WEAK LOSERS TO CONTINUE BEING HARVESTED BY KALONZO – HE OF THE PROPHETIC MIRACLES.

    LET US MOVE ON, SUPPORT RAILA AND ODM, CAMPAIGN FOR EVERY ODM FLAG BEARERS IN ALL CAPACITIES. WE NEED MAJORITY VOTES AND A DECISIVE POPULAR CLEAR MANDATE FROM EVERY VOTER REGIONS IN KENYA. EVERY TRIBE AND ETHNIC GROUP SHOULD BE MADE TO FEEL REPRESENTED AND SERVING IN ODM LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNMENT.

    LET US GO THE VOTERS – TUOMBE KURA KWA UNYENYEKEVU. THE VOTE BEGGING SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO KIBAKI ALONE.

    LET US GO OUT AND SHOW OUR MIGHT BY CALLING AND HOLDING MAJOR RALLIES IN ALL MAJOR TOWNS ACROSS THE EIGHT PROVINCES. ODM IS A MASS MOVEMENT PARTY AND WE NEED EVERYBODY REPRESENTED. OF WE SHOULD NOT COMPROMISE THIS WITH PETTINESS – LOOSERS WHO DO NOT WANT ACCEPT DEFEAT SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE A WALK SINCE WE ARE IN A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY.

  30. solomon says:

    I urge all those who love ODM to consider closing this chapter of nomination debable but all the same, we must impress on ODM election board on the need to set the record straight on several contravertial nomination cases so that this matter could be put to rest.

    In fact, I am worried if some of these cases were not settled amicably. For instance Ballack Muluka who was reported to have won the Kwisero seat but his name disappeared in the final list will use the platform provided to him by the Sartuday Standard to wage war on ODM.

    Otherwise, I still believe this was the lowest point for the ODM. You never become an ultimate winner by never falling but by rising up every time you fall.

  31. nick oremo says:

    kindly ODM Supporters, dont indulge Hon Raila’s name on this, there was a board co-ordinating all these. mark you they were over 1500 candindates. but with only 210. our opponents are also taking that advantage by hiring goons to stone orange house and narc house.
    there was a slight problem but not as major as people put it. but always in a house there can be a problem, just try always to solve it indoors and have a solution, even in other parties,there was some problems but nobody was shouting the name of kibaki or kalonzo,why only our losers complaining with Raila’s name.
    lets move forward and consolidate ourselves. politics is tricky.

  32. Stephen (Nairobi) says:

    Ladies and gentlemen

    I have just received photocopies of a letter, and a cheque paid to one of the aspirants in Kisumu Rural by PNU director, Lee Karuri and paid through Equity. It is authentic. The idea is to forment the chaos in Kisumu and other parts of our strongholds and create apathy. The amount involved here is Shs 25 million. Knowing the level of poverty down there, I can assure you that’s a lot of money. I wish I could attach the documents here. All the same, I will find a way to place them on some shared site and draw your attention to it as soon as possible.

    PNU and Moi have ganged up to escalate trivial issues and spoil our votes. We must be vigilant. Be very careful with what you see as out there as protests. Those are not friends of the party. They are working with our enemies.

    More later

  33. kip says:

    stephen stop cheap propaganda . i support ODM but lets be the better ones here

  34. shaqmaya says:

    I would like to put the nomination process in Gem straight. My mum a die hard supporter of Rachier and his poll station agent in Muhanda primary school told me that Jakoyo Midiwo infact was the real winner. She participated in vote counting and witnessed it. Kenyan politicians are never voted out, they are always rigged out.

  35. solomon says:

    It is Very, very important indeed for the Pentagon to visit Kiarie and condemn the incident.

    The man has made a great sacrifice and it will sound insensitive if the whole pentagon team fail to visit him.

  36. solomon says:

    It is Very, very important indeed for the Pentagon to visit Kiarie ( KJ) and condemn the incident.

    The man has made a great sacrifice and it will sound insensitive if the whole pentagon team fail to visit him.

  37. Sam Ochola says:

    I presume that the wisdom holding nomination at the very last day of ECK deadline was prevent loosers jumping to opponent camps and minimize their (enemy) harvest from the fallouts. Nonetheless this is exactly what has happened. With benefit of hindsight , ODM should have be fearless to conduct grassroot root primaries well within ample time. I wish it was a stage by stage approach where a particular day is dedicated for nominations in particular region/province and that exercise is carried within a week time frame.
    For one, logistic quagmire would have been solved if resources & supervision were to be forcused on a reduced area on a given nomination day. This in turn would have assured a relatively succesful election with minimal dispute of the results. Furthermore the a timely nomination would have provided room to settle outcome grievances, the essence so dearly missed in the just concluded exercise. If our nominations were done free & fair, where the will of our supporters was well reflected & enough time was taken to counter-check any disputes, we wouldn’t have to bother if the loosers in all our due process defects to rival camp. They would have simply remained loosers.
    At the moment I believe we’ve lost some personalities whom we could have accomodated otherwise.
    All said and done, I think we’ve emerged strong & homogeneous compared to PNU and this is a plus. Pls pentagon consider Hon Musa Sirma for nominated MP slot after elections. He didn’t jump ship like other colleagues in Eldoret inspite that he lost narrowly. We should respect the Eldama Ravine verdict, But Sirma is our “kirgit” in the Turgen command post.

  38. Otieno says:

    Good job Stephen. We need to sambaza those photocopies asap!

  39. jackie says:

    As a supporter of ODM and what it stands for, it was depressing to see what happened at the “primaries”. But as has been said, now is not the time for blame or to pick up tail and run. Rather it is time for our politics and electoral processes to grow up. What I mean by this is that we need to build strong party structures of committed members who won’t jump ship when things don’t go their way, but will stick it out in the party ranks to build a strong party that will be in power longer than one term. Much can be done in a nation outside the precincts of parliament and that is the kind of support Raila and the Pentagon need. He and the Pentagon and the other officials do not need infighting. To echo what Baijo M. Lorowu said,
    “LET US MOVE ON, SUPPORT RAILA AND ODM, CAMPAIGN FOR EVERY ODM FLAG BEARERS IN ALL CAPACITIES. WE NEED MAJORITY VOTES AND A DECISIVE POPULAR CLEAR MANDATE FROM EVERY VOTER REGIONS IN KENYA. EVERY TRIBE AND ETHNIC GROUP SHOULD BE MADE TO FEEL REPRESENTED AND SERVING IN ODM LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNMENT.
    This is how we will win, moving on as tightly organized and committed members of ODM.
    I concur that the Pentagon needs to visit “KJ” and at the soonest they need to make a visit to Nyanza. They cannot afford to assume that Province.
    Let’s go out and campaign for ODM in whatever way we can from our offices, to our schools, to our churches to anyone we talk to…and than let’s await the landslide victory!!!

  40. Abok says:

    Have you guys noticed something, chaos or perceived chaos in ODM areas are being magnified yet PNU had similar chaos and no one is highlighting them. This is depicting them as cleaner than ODM, we need a venom for this. Also in ODMK, there were no demand for that ticket and therefore the guys there just sat waiting for fall outs and then claim that they are more democratic. We need another venom for this. In business the higher you risk the higher the benefit or loss which ever falls on your side. ODM had very high demand with some areas having as high as 42 candidates and yet only one seat, kwani no body expected to loose. There could only be one winner and better still if those candidates really believed in ODM then they should not defect, those who do then do not believe in the dream. But all the same, the Pentagon and all should get to the ground and reassure supporters that all is well despite the hitches which are expected. Give explanations that will win the supporters back and then we shall be back on track and focus on real winning formular. Kuddos ODM, alluta continua.

  41. According to me I dont see why people are so disappointed with the outcome of the nomination yet we are talking about change,for example let me ask surely do you want some like Koech who lost to come back? The people of chepalungu are tired of him, the guy is losing the credibility of the people.I mean the Old guards should go home and let fresh blood to lead this country.
    Secondly some youths from Nyakach are saying they will withdraw there support from Raila if there demands are not address,My question to them is during nominatin do Raila step his foot in Nyanza? Guys let us be serious, ”Nyanza people if you think that withdrawing your support from Raila will help you then do it but am warning you,think of change you want again” ODM let us be mature and think on how wooh others to support Raila.
    Politicians never accept defeat,If it is true that we are for change then we have to stay firm in ODM coz changing the party does not change you,you will remaing the Koech or Ayako we know.
    Now we are supose to talking a bout howb to campaing for President (Raila).If I was the person who lost in nomination I would be now supporting the winner and campainging for Raila.
    Raila is the Man this country is waiting,GOD BLESS RAILA

  42. lexx says:

    i agree with you kipchumba………..it’s not right to blame Raila for the chaos that took place during the nominations some people in nyakack and kisumu rural are not serious when saying that they will withdraw there support for R.O? let me ask them did Raila support any candidate? was he in the board?.Raila is a national leader and not a local leader he is the people president and doesnt play in the league of local politics he is national and these people blaming him should think twice.i have stated clearly here and i hope those blaming ODM for the chaos should think again.moles were planted by DTM and he said it clearly “spies and honeymoon do you remember the statement” so as to wreck ODM and now that his plot was realised i dont know his next option.an aspirant who won the sit (rongai) was seen the next minute with DTM in kabarak celebrating coz once he gave out his nomination papers to eck and cleared he was to step down/withdraw from the race in favour of raymond that is what was to happen so when some won and were never given a cert it was clear that he was in to wreck our party from inside hence he didnt get the cert.
    the board did the best that it could and above all the pentagon went ahead and resolved the matter and calming down people.we want change and i mean real change its time to go behind R.O and assist him to get the sit coz at the end of the day we kenyan are the ones to benefit.please pentagon go ahead and visit KJ its important he has been a strong man so far he needs your help.R.O and PENTAGON keep you good work but aim higher for the sky is no limit.

  43. Philip (The visitor) says:

    At least I managed to convince a friend of mine. He has now crossed to ODM. I’m sure about it because he has started defending ODM passionately. let us remind people about Goldenberg, Anglo Leasing and the upcoming Mobitelea scandal. Let us tell people about the bigwigs in this scandals have joined hands to fight the rest of Kenyans. Should we allow them? NO! AND NEVER AGAIN!

    Imagine Moi, Pattni, Kibaki, Saitoti, bla bla bla……. If they all just remove 20% of the money they stole from Kenyans how do you expect PNU to run out of funds?

    We have jumped one of the major hurdle. It’s time for us to go ahead and fight.

    WE GOOOOO WE GO!
    WE GO!

  44. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Whichever way one looks at it, there is no way ODM could have pulled off a clean nomination exercise while being at the mercy of an antagonistic government machinery.

    Kenyan politicians are a rare breed of politicians. It is them first, them second, and them last. Their interests come first, second, and last. Policies and manisfestos and the interests of their people only appear on the radar after the politician has been taken care of.

    I have done a bit of unscientific polling and I have come to the conclusion that the stain on the nominations did not Raila so much. ODM supporters should not worry about the “Kibaki Tena” signs that appeared in some parts of Nyanza. Those signs were occassioned by anger that is easily calmable.

    The fight for the presidency should now be taken one step higher. The tragedy and reality of Kenyan politics is that one who is not from Central Province will never get any votes from the Central Province electorate if one of their won is running.

    I sincerely hope and pray that this will be a thing of the past when the new government takes over in Kenya. The fight for the presidency should be moved from policies and manifestos to that of GK versus NGK. The fight should be tilted towards the weaknesses, discriminations, outright ethnocentrism of Mwai Kibaki. The theme of Raila’s campaign now should be “The Third and Final Liberation”. This is where he should anchor his campaign.

    In 2002, Kenyans from every tribe and race voted for Kibaki. He got 3.8 million votes from all Kenyans. Immediately Kibaki took over, the only Kenyans he could see were his Mount Kenya kin. Kibaki showed his contempt for other Kenyan tribes when he appointed his friends, many of whom are past retirement age to the best civil service positions.

    Kibaki decreed that his people have to get the best in education so the Ministry of Education had to be reserved for his people (Minister, Assistant Ministers, and Permanent Secretary who is past retirement age). Kibaki also decreed that inquisitive “aliens aka non-kin” had to be kept out of the Ministry of Finance so that his people can “borrow” as much money as they need to invest in the Nairobi Stock Exchange and buy other properties anywhere in this world. They formed an association called MEGA, a successor to GEMA. The registration certificate may have been conveniently hidden until after the general elections.

    The Ministry of Finance was therefore declared a reserved ministry, Minister, Assistant Miniters, Permanent Secretary, and Central Bank governor. To make sure that the Mungiki issue is kept a mystery and that any mercenaries imported were well-protected from the public, the Office of the President’s Provincial Administration and Internal Security had to be reserved for his people (Minister, Assistant Minister, and Permanent Secretary).

    As if Kibaki had not shown enough disdain for non-kin Kenyans, he cheated them with fractional ministries. He appointed Shitanda to a 0.25 of a minisry, called the Ministry of Housing with almost nil budget, Mr. Shakombo to a 0.25 ministry called the Ministry of Heritage, Dr. Kuti, a whole medical doctor, to a 0.25 ministry called the Ministry of Youth Affairs, John Munyes to a 0.25 of a ministry called the Ministry of Special Programmes, and finally Gideon Konchelah to a 0.25 ministry called the Ministry of Immigration.

    Some of these fractional ministries could be as close to full ministries as possible if the individuals appointed as ministers were allowed to oversee policy and budget issues but the truth of the matter is that other individuals are controling policy and budget. The open disdain of Kibaki government for non-kin Kenyans was shown early during his presidency when

    My question is this. Why is it that none of the individuals appointed to fractional ministries are from Kibaki’s kin. Why is there no Kikuyu, Meru, or Embu appointed to a fractional and less than half of a ministry? Is this not a naked enslavement.

    South Africa has now come out of apartheid. All African countries are now independent. Why are we enslaving one another in Kenya. No manifestos, no economic growth means anything until all Kenyans are treated equal.

    During the reading of this year’s Budget, I witnessed one of the most naked hypocricies depicted in public in recent btimes in Kenya. The Minister, Amos Kimunya, who was reading the Budget had invited an Economics whiz kid to be his guest in parliament. That, in itself, was commendable. I thought to myself that if this brilliant Kalenjin kid was to complete his studies while the Kibaki government was around and then try to serve his country as Finance Minister, Finance Assistant Minister, or Governor of Central Bank, he will have no chance.

    When this brilliant and patriotic kid puts in his application, it wil be stamped, “UNQUALIFIED. WRONG TRIBE”. It happened to Dr. Tangus. It happened to Henry Obwocha. It happened to Mrs. Mwatela. Ordinary Kenyans have no problem with one another. It is greedy and ethnocentric governments such as Kibaki’s that are not only turning Kenyans against one another but are also colonising sections of Kenyan populations.

    Raila has talked about the third and final liberation. I would like to see that final liberation free Kenyans, whoever they are and wherever they live, from the yoke of ethnic colonisation and enslavement that we see aplenty under Kibaki.

    There are many obvious cases of Kibaki showing greed and disdain for non-kin Kenyans. How many instances of discrimination and enslavement that are below the surface and we do not get to see them. In the early stages of his presidency, Kibaki forgave loans owed by Coffee farmers from the Mount Kenya region and completely forgot about sugarcane, Tea, and other cash crops farmers from other parts of Kenya. Why?

    The Catholic Church leadership should know that they can assume high moral ground but if they is hypocricy in their teachings, sermons, and attitudes, God sees them. In all His teachings, Jesus Christ never fail to tell hypocrites “Woe to you hypocrites”. If the Catholic Church Cardinal denounces the pact between Raila and Muslims, he should also not forget to denounce the pacts and contracts between Kibaki and billion-shilling thieves, Kibaki and mercenaries, and between Kibaki and Mungiki. Ortherwise, if Jesus was around, He would tell the Catholic Church leadership,
    “You, hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, then you can see clearly enough to take the speck out of your brother’s eye”

  45. Baijo M.Lorowu says:

    THE TIME TO SUPPORT ODM TEAM IS NOW. FORGET ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS ISSUE. THE ODM FLAG BEARERS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND MOTIVATED TO GO ON. THE LOOSERS WHO ARE WILLING TO REMAIN AND SUPPORT ODM LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED. LET US NOT BE TOO EMOTIONAL ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED. YALIYOPITA SI NDWELE TUUNGANE YAJAYO

  46. tnk says:

    A lot of very mature and encouraging sentiments and arguments listed above. I am proud to be associated with ODM family. Its evident that PNU infiltrated the ODM nominations to cause as much anarchy and mayhem as possible adn give it maximum publicity with the aim of thoroughly disenfranchising voters and candidates resulting in either massive apathy and or defections while at the same time creating a diversionary smoke-screen away from their own chaotic mess riddled with blatant dictatorship. Once again ODM has withstood this test.

    As far as propaganda goes, I think its time to turn the tide around, so far we have thwarted attempts by the PNU propaganda machine that spreads lies and deceit by countering with truths on the current govt failures. I think we need to use the correct avenue, these jokers may think its a big game but slander is an offence and charges can and should be brought through the judicial system no matter how inept it may be right now. We need to trace the originators and propagators of slander and present it to relevant authorities and advocates (we have enough of these in ODM) with the aim of taking these people to court. Enough is enough. Pentagon should issue notice and approach the Police commissioner with the untruths and demand an investigation. Its quite simple really, in the event of an ODM win, catching these guys after that will then not be witch-hunting but the due process of the law. If what Stephen says above is true ,then Lee Karuri has directly disobeyed Kibakis directive not bribe voters and as head of the architectural body, leaves a lot to be said about professional bodies in the country. These are such people who will cry foul when ODM takes over leadership and kicks them out.

    Kwach can redeem the entire elections board by following up on these leads and help in instituting investigations and convictions of these PNU infiltrators.

  47. Steven M says:

    For the last few days I have been very distraught at the nomination exercise but it did not take me long to realise that ODM and any other party for that matter did not have the machinery to conduct proper elections of such a magnitude. The election board clearly was inexperienced and maybe learnt a lesson or two out of the exercise. PNU had also a similar problem though clearly not highlighted by the press who have been working on ODM only. I hear from the grapevine that PNU paid the ECK 2 billion to conduct their nominations and still were not able to conduct proper nominations. Then clearly ODM with all the contestants were seriously not prepared.
    I believe Kivuitu actually confessed that on his first election he had done many a horrible mistakes but the 10 years or so of experience has helped him to streamline our election process. I believe if ODM develops as a party then we are headed for a greater future especially in ensuring people elect their choice of leaders.
    Many comments have been made on how politicians are greedy and dont care for the electorate. I believe this is true. I also see a situation where Raila is caught in a catch 22 situation whereby he has people who support him and purport to be leaders but do not share his vision. Being the strong leader he is, I am confident he will help us change our political system. We need not forget the ultimate goal which is to steer our country to greater heights, socially, politically and economically.
    I believe we have the person to be the first step to this magnificent Kenya. That man is Raila Amolo Odinga. For all those who have the shared dream and vision, the war then has just started and let us not relent on mere obstacles but keep our sights on the Kenyan Dream.
    Chungwa Bora Maisha Bora!

  48. ken says:

    the nomination debacle aside, this idea of a homestretch is naive. I have been following the news media and for the past four to five days you have not campaigned anywhere. Are you people serious about winning this upcoming election? What is the point of giving us an email address for private concerns when there is no feedback forthcoming?!! Why is your campaign being determined by outside forces? You don’t talk about your policies but rather you are on the defensive on the issues of the MOU with our Muslim brothers and sisters. I would like to know who the campaign manager and campaign spokesperson are. The way things are going anyone with media outlet can purport to speak for you. You guys at the secretariat need to start getting serious about this election, you need someone to steer the parliamentary candidates campaign so ODM can control the next house, this individual should be on the ground with the candidates and put the machinery in place to secure their chances of winning the upcoming polls. Secondly, GET A CAMPAIGN MANAGER, AND SPOKESPERSON take back the momentum, you have lost it in case no one noticed. START talking about how you will finance all the pledges you have made. And finally could you make the manifesto available in this forum so we can spread it to other people, since you guys are inept at doing your job!!!!

  49. Otieno says:

    Ken, while I agree with you on some salient points, e.g. ODM probably needs a spokesperson, I beg to differ on your point about the campaigns. Campagning in the last 4 to 5 days would have been turntamount to at best arrogance and at worst political idiotism. ODM first needed to put its house in order with regards to the nominations and the subsequent unrests. This they have now done, going by what we see in the media. You don’t go campaigning while you have serious unsolved issues.

    As for ODM policies, which ones in particular? I don’t think any other party has spoken about its policies such as ODM.

    I stand corrected but an outfit like an ODM definitely has a campaign manager. I like the idea about someone steering the parliamentary candidates campaign though.

    I believe ODM is about to embark on a massive campaign like never seen before in the next few coming days.

    Admin, Two issues:

    1. Yes, that manifesto, we do need it please
    2. Raila’s main site hasn’t been updated for a while, what’s up?

    Thanks

    Chungwa Bora Maisha Bora!

  50. Otieno says:

    OK, so now PANUA has panukad na imepasuka! PNU losers ran back to their mother parties and picked nomination tickets, ha! Politicians, you gotta love them. Pentagon, kudos to you for personally meeting with “aggrieved” ODM nomination “losers” and ironing out things. The ODM giant slipped but it didn’t fall. The ground is shaking, tsunami is coming, mapaaaaambaaano!!!

    Chungwa bora….

  51. ken says:

    Thanks Otieno for the info. I highly doubt that the Raila campaign has a campaign manager and spokesperson. My reasons are supported by the fact that when attacked, there is no one from the campaign that rebuts these accusations, secondly theres no one out there that issues press releases. What I would like to see is someone who is out there everyday providing updates and explaining the policies in both Swahili and English, everyday. Be out there on the radio shows and TV shows. The best way to win is to be on the offense. I don’t dispute that ODM has good policies, it is however one thing to have good policies, but quite another to have your policies understood by everyone. For example the provision for free education up to secondary level is good on paper, what I would like to see is an explanation on how this is going to be paid for and how much this will translate in the form of government revenue. The same should apply for health care provision.

  52. Eric B says:

    Hi ODMers. Looks like we have more or less weathered the storm and things will move on. I like the personal touch ODM gave jana admitting that the nominations execise was not all that smooth. This is “damage control” at its best. I would still urge the losers to continue to stick with ODM. It is indeed the party of the future.

    It is now chaos like never before at PNU with some parties feeling cheated by KANU. And by the way you ain’t seen nothing yet. That outfit is likely to disintegrate terribly. But that is their problem.

    I think Raila did a splendid job on “On the Spot” yesterday. And the advert with REAL Change for ALL Kenyans caught many an eye. One person told me that is one of the best adverts he has seen. Short and to the point. Thank you secretariat for listening to our view on how to strategize. I know it will work. Let us market the ODM brand because we are a brand. Other parties are still at the value addition stage. By the time they are through with that we will have sold all our stock.

    Please visit KJ – It is the right thing to do and will also boost his morale. Moreover it will portay the leadership of our party as caring which indeed you are. And remember him too. He is the face of the youth to a large extent. Support his and other youths campaign the best way you can. The same goes for all the women candidates in our party. They have struggled to get where they are and deserve all the support they can get as well.

  53. charles says:

    stephen good work.please sambaza that scam so that we can pin these PNU down with there dirty tricks.for other bloggers ,well done you have all shown your commitment to the party.it is a difficult moment we are going through..nomination fiasco,bashing from some religious leaders on the muslim MOU, and so many other false accusation.but i believe all these will come to pass and the voice of the people will prevail..

    am happy atleast yesterday ODMs dream was well highlighted on TV..those are the kind of ideas we need to sell..we should not waste time responding to our oppenents childish adverts..and for other sacrifice all that you can to market the party.CHUNGWA MOJA,MAISHA BORA

  54. jiggy says:

    Now that the primaries are behind us, we need to roll out the campaign countrywide with one message; kenya is one big family in need of a good president. we deserve one and we will surely elect one. hopefully we will celebrate come January 2nd and 3rd.
    A lot of leaders have fallen by the wayside and as the vice said, we need to incorporate these people into the campaigns to ensure victory. I would probably love to see Chaacha Mwita as the ODM spokesperson, given his long service in the media industry and his prowess in atriculating the ideals and aspirations of the party. this

  55. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    It is true mistakes were made. People who have made major investments in the nominatihons lost and certainly many egos suffered. The pains may not go away easily but a cure can be found.

    I think the pentagons action to meet the aspirants is a step in the right direction. I also think it is in order to have some people go to NARC.

    The next step in presidential and parliamentary lcampaigns ike we have never seen before ina all parts of this country.

    I liked Raila’s interview on NTV. I also like the 15 Seconds ads on TV. Keep it up.

  56. Elizabeth says:

    I agree with Stephen… I am wondering aloud just how we expected to ‘appropriately’ nominate over 2000 contestannts vying for some 200 seats. This was a tough job. I had some hard feelings for Kwach initially, and I would agree with Agent4change that we have crossed that bridge.

    People let us not reason with emotions because of this nominations thing. I thought it would be worse than what we saw, but so far, so good for me. Any nomination always have such hitches, you will agree with me on this one.

    We have a bigger issue at hand right now and we should now have our eyes on December 27th. Let us channel all our energy towards this particular day, lets give it one last shot, and believe me, the other terms following this one will be ours for the taking.

    We need to focus on the bigger bigger picture right now. We cannot let small isuues by the roadside hinder us from reaching our main goal.

    The ground is still orange, whichever way you look at it. We cannot start acting like we have lost or that we are being defeated. We have to have our spirits high, re-energised like never before, this is the only way we will be motivated to keep on moving forward. We cannot get discouraged now, no and not today. How else do we expect to win?

    Cheers! ODM is winning anyway. You cannot say that we are losing, no, this is discouraging, and myself I dont want to feel this way, not now, when we are counting some few weeks away? Never?

    I know you have all watched football matches, that our man loves so much. We cannot slow down simply because we dint not play well in the first half, can we? The other parties also had their snags anyway, but all the same we cannot compare ourselves to them, we are the winning team.

    ODM is still the popular party! Whichever way you take it.

  57. Elizabeth says:

    The interview on NTV was splendid! I saw my president in waiting tackling very critical issues in a way that impressed me so much. Cannot say more. It was just spectacular.

  58. Otiff says:

    The talkshow was just the best in these days of turmoil…I was amazed how he knows Nairobi and what he needs fixed. I think the interview came at the right time to keep the flame burning. What a legacy that would be if given a chance. More of those are needed to clearly articulate the party’s policies. Keep it up..

  59. OT says:

    For sure that was a great interview. Raila was in his element, very impressive with his good understanding of world affairs and Kenyan needs.
    Also brilliant was his vision towards the modernising of Kenya’s infrastructure.

    another thing, kudos goes to ODM’s PR team. those 10-second adds are just brilliant. simple and clear. and that counter to the domo ad was so effective PNU have withdrawn their original ad from the TV. for the past 2 days i haven’t seen that sickening childish ad. Bravo!

  60. Hanifv says:

    The dust will settle. We need to keep our spirits up. Remember positive thinking and the energy that one exudes when we are in such a positive frame of mind is contagious. Think and act like winners and this energy will spread. I would suggest ODM organize a family fun day where we can have our musical talent on show, face painting (oranges on both cheeks) and a chance to meet our aspirants, food stalls etc.. ODM could charge a nominal fee for entrance. This would bring smiles back to our faces.

  61. Nonkwe Nyaima Manyanki says:

    I was hurt, but now my heart is lighter..thanks to you all ODMers. You see what dialogue can achieve?
    This topic should now end so we focus our minds to the next phase. We need feedback from the secretariat on certain issues, however.
    For now I can only say of this topic: HIP HIP HIP…HURRAY!
    We move on…..

  62. minmin says:

    IMPROVING PRIMARY ELECTIONS IN KENYA

    Congratulations ODM and all other parties in Kenya for trying your best to let the people decide on their potential leaders. There were some problems in the primary elections and it is natural to complain but it would be more helpful if we can improve the democratic space in Kenya by learning from the mistakes made. The main reasons for the problems experienced during the primary elections were insufficient funds, poor organization and management of the entire exercise. Consequently the elections were flawed in some places. Losers felt short-changed and defected and some parties made profits from nomination fees. Violence erupted in some places when aspirants tried to force their names in nomination certificates. Now here are some preliminary suggestions that may improve future primary elections:

    1. The ECK should register parties, party members (unless expelled by a party and the ECK is notified) and conduct presidential, parliamentary, civic primary and national elections. ECK’s participation in registering party members dramatically reduces the costs of this activity.

    2. To get rid of hundreds of briefcase parties, the registration fees for a new party should be one million shillings (one thousand shillings for the 1000 members), but a new party remains provisional until it attains 1 million voters in the next 12 months after registration. At least five provinces must each have 12.5% of the registered voters so that parties do not become regional entities. A provisional party that does not attain the conditions above after twelve months is deregistered immediately.

    3. A registered party should be the one with one million voters when the party membership numbers are released by the ECK in the last week of March and September of every year. Both the provisional and registered party must have physical address, working office and website. Any registered party with less than a million voters after a roll count is deregistered immediately. However, the parties of all current elected members remain provisional if membership falls below 1,000,000 until the roll count in March in the election year.

    4. Only registered parties should be funded whether or not they have elected officials and the funding should be capped at Kshs 50 per registered member per year for party activities only. The audit is done by the private sector on behalf of the ECK. With 14 million registered voters the maximum number of parties may be 14 and the total cost of supporting parties is estimated to be an affordable 700 million shillings per year.

    5. Only parties still registered by the last week of March in the beginning of the election year can participate in primary and national elections.

    6. Registered voters subscribe to a party without fee by signing a form at ECK offices concurrently with normal voter registration exercise. These voters are provided with party identification cards. Voters who do not wish to be associated with any party will be labeled ‘I’ meaning independent.

    7. Only voters with voters and ECK issued party cards can participate in a party’s primary elections. Independent voters can only participate in the national elections.

    8. Presidential primaries for all parties should be done by ECK in July of the election year. Although the primary elections will be conducted in the same polling station for all parties, party members participate in the presidential primaries of their using the party identification cards, IDs and voters card which are cross-checked against ECK’s voters and party membership list. The ECK follows the same procedure for parliamentary and civic primary nominations in November. Anybody in the ballot papers not elected cannot be elected on another registered party ticket since there will be no such name in the same ballot paper. Consequently there will be no defections.

    9. Finally, the ECK conducts the elections in December, preferably before the 17th to avoid unnecessary holidays after the elections.

  63. solomon says:

    In fact that yesterday on the Spot interview was super. Tinga looked relaxed and with a firm grip of fundamental issues and a clear vision on practical solutions. I was especially thrilled by his take on infrastracture.

    This is the president Kenya has been waiting for.

  64. Otieno says:

    The woes of being in the diaspora ….missed the “On The Spot” interview 😦 Am glad Agwambo did well. Am on Kenyan soil on the 9th when I can see ODM live in action!

    Go Chungwa!

  65. Gerald says:

    Am not even worried about the nominations; that will pass; Am worried ODM is not campaigning!

    I think the propaganda war should be full throttle now and we cannot afford to be wearing gloves now. Instance, this guys have close to 4 ads running on National Telly and all we got is something a kin to a Kimbo commercial.

    Electoral victory is about passion and Captain used to be so good at doing that and yet now ODM can’t raise good electoral passion for the elections. … Trouble.

    Someone’s got it all wrong at the campaign team, and I think for now till Dec we need to drop this Majimbo talk and focus on TRIBALISM, CORRUPTION, BROKEN PROMISES…..

    Build the passion.

  66. Ronnie says:

    what happened to the outright losers like George Khaniri being given a nomination certificate despite having lost by over 2,000 votes.
    The elections board should have done better than what we just saw during the nominations. From what we saw we should have given all those deserving winners the nod to carry the ODM mantle on the 27th of December as i assure u like what i have just commented on he will surely loose on that day.
    Moving on the pentagon should also take note of the great contributions that the Youth for Raila are doing for the party and pull up our socks as we must win the coming elections.

  67. NURIA ABDI(from mandera) currently in eastlands NAIROBI says:

    RAILA KUDOS infact you are the president kenyans were longing for. i already see you as the peoples president! i was very happy last night waiting anxious in the spot and i slept happily knowing that YOU ARE THE FOURTH PREISDENT OF THIS NATION.

    keep up the good.
    ODEers please don’t loose hope the finals are yet to come!

    RAILA WE LOVE YOU ALL!

  68. Otieno says:

    Now that Kivuitu et al will “ignore” party lists and accept nomination certs on a first come first served basis, I hope the Odoyos, etc wont rush to ECK to present the certificates they received, but which were later rescinded by ODM NEB. Can you imagine such a scenario!!! OK, let me not be negative, but all the same, ODM needs to ensure that this does not happen at all.

    Go ODM!

  69. WIMA says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ALERT ALL ODM SUPPORTERS ABOUT AN SMS GOING ROUND. STEADMAN (OWNED BY JOE WANJUI) HAS PLANNED BEFORE DOING THE POLL TO ANNOUNCE THAT KIBAKI IS LEADING WITH 48% AND RAILA 41%. THE AIM JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE, IS TO MAKE ODM SUPPORTERS SENSE “DEFEAT” LOSE HOPE AND NOT VOTE FOR RAILA.

    REJECT THESE TRIBALIST BY SENDING THIS MESSAGE URGENTLY NOW TO TWENTY OTHERS.

    RAILA IS THE CHANGE KENYA NEEDS

  70. andrew says:

    watching raila on ntv yesterday was a great joy. the issues were tackled thoroughly. the man is truly presidential. but now that the nominations are over, i have to thank thye pentagon for owning up to the challenges that were experienced during the exercise. the proposal to meet the losers is also a step in the right direction.
    on the tv ads: the domo rejoinder has by and large succeeded. we need much more.
    we need to noe reming kenyans of the scandals and all the ills that bedevil this nation and especially those caused by this government. we need to print out flyers, leaflets etc in all languages and distribute indiscriminately. let the people read and understand. not all people watch tv. not all people understand english. the odm manifesto should be available everywhere in all social places etc.
    this is the time for total war. PNU as you have noticed has collapsed and we should take advantage. we should remind people that voting for kibaki is like voting for kanu with all the baggage we thoughtvwe threw out in 2002.
    WE MUST NOW MOVE FAST. NO MORE HESITATIONS. THE BATTLE CRY IS OUT. ALL VILLAGES MUST BE COMBED COMPLETELY. ALL DUST MUST BE RAISED.

  71. Zizi says:

    Thanks Raila for impressing. Keep up the good look. We need to move on.

    I am just hearing Kibaki out campaigning in Nairobi, Kibwezi and Kalonzo is in Kisii, Uhuru in Kipkelion……. Where is Orange? Where is the Pentagon? Please release the campaign schedule NOW and move tirelessly. Make yourself heard in every corner. Scare the opponents. They have pulled the first shot. I think Kibaki and Kalonzo want to maximise on the nomination fiasco. That is why Kalonzo rushed to Kisii to confuse party members the more amidst dissatifaction of ODMers. Please Pentago, hit the road to Nyanza on a reconciliation tour. Rush to coast with an assurance message. Rift Valley need to hear that ODM is theirs to stay. Western cannot afford to be out in the game. kepp the spirit alive.

    What is that Kivuitu is saying? Please ODM lawyers can you rush to Kivuitu for some intervention. He may just do a stupid thing by reinstating people who lost. Kivuitu is likely to complicate issues by interfering with internal party issues!

    Move on.

  72. Abok says:

    All have said everything, no further comment. Chapter closed.

  73. tnk says:

    Just before we close this issue on the nominations. Assuming that some of the chaos was instigated at the behest of PNU moles, then let this be a warning of what to expect on elecetions day.

    One issue we swept aside was the purchase of voter registers in key ODM support areas and importing of voters particularly to Langata. We have seen PNU is sparing no expense and effort to hit ODM hard in these areas. THis is a possible very real danger adn ODM need to address this conclusively and not wait for a fisaco similar to teh nominations.

    We have to stop reacting and take the battle front to the PNU doorstep. Establish who is causing ODM the most harm, who is the chief architect of teh PNU campaign organ, what their communications channels are and hit them hard. As somebody said above, PNU is disorganised and vulnerable, lets consolidate strategy and hit them hard so that they have no time for any further mischief.

    Secondly its time to bring the Kibaki campaign to a stop by presenting some obstacles to this criss crossing the country at will. Surely thos who know him well should bring up some hard hitting stuff. Start with his Nyeri hometown, show pictures of potholed roads etc.

  74. dennisk says:

    firstly, as a staunch odm supporter, i must say that i was not very happy with odm’s general handling of the primaries. That there was going to be a fallout however big or small was never in doubt. The warning signs were there and besides, it is to be expected of all nomination processes. Damage control should therefore have been swift and reassuring.Someone at the secretariat is clearly asleep on the job. let us all be realistic, we lost some support there. it is a fact. however, its not too late to get back on track. we need to take it to p.n.u.. with all that we have.. keep exposing them for who they really are, corruption is their acheles heel… zero in on it and maintain the pressure. we need to step our campaign up a notch and this is the time to do it. sincerely.

  75. Steven M says:

    I found the interview on and missed some parts. is there anyone who can put it on the net for everone to view because i have never been thoroughly impressed by a presidential candidate like I was of Raila yesterday. He gave me to something to smile about and I knew that my childrens’ future will be secured if we elect this great son of Kenya.

    Anyone with the tape? Please put it out on the net for PANUA guys to be amazed!

  76. Ray Charles says:

    Given That the wedding is on the brink of collapse (PNU)- can we have the song – “Ndoa ikivunjika wengi wanalia sana’ now being played in our adverts to counter the childish- DOMO advert

  77. Abok says:

    Ok, now it looks like the thread will not close, look at this one; The ODMK fellows seem to be fighting the wrong target, to me this seems like a government project and it makes me wonder really what happened when Mutula visited Moi in the company of Maanzo. May be this is where the plot to bring down the pentagon was hatched.

  78. Phillipo Ondako Maina says:

    HALLO WANA ODM.
    PLEASE DONT PANIC,WITH THE STRUCTURES WE HAVE THIS IS WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF OUR NOMINATIONS,BUT ALLOW ME TO MENTION AFEW AREAS;KHWISERO,LURAMBI,NAMBALE,KASARANI,KITUTU CHACHE AND UGENYA,SOMEBODY SHOULD TALK TO THE LOOSERS.
    KALONZO SHOULD BE IGNORED JUST AS WE DONT CARE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN HONDURAS,WHY SHOULD SOMEONE WHO FEELS GOOD ON EATING LEFTOVERS,INFACT ALL THOSE LOOSERS WHO WENT TO ODMK WERE GENUINELY BEATEN.IT IS THOSE GUYS WHO WERE “RIGGED OUT ” WHO WENT TO NARC.
    ALL THE SAME JUSTICE KWACH SCORED BELOW AVERAGE ON LOGISTICS BUT NOT ON JUSTICE.
    MIMI BADO NIKO KWA ODM MILELE

  79. As has been mentioned above by other ardent supporters of ODM and our president Raila…lets try and keep our cool. Hovwever, as Phillip mentions above, in cases where there were outright anomalies, staff from the secretariat should be sent out…Mudavadi did a good thing to own up to the logistical mayhem, Hon Lagat did well on Debate 07 last night to own up and mention the future odddf the party is more important now than before…let thos complaining be given audience by the pentagon…all those who went to NARC and others who have genuine reasons…we need re-assurance in the party.

    Some more propaganda needs to be spinned…were are being outdone on the propoaganda ground!

  80. Ambrose says:

    You really have to admire Raila’s courage, everyone has been panicking about the nominations fiasco and no campaigns, but I am now realising that he has been waiting for everyone to calm down and start using their heads again instead of adrenaline. Pure genius. Kalonzo in Kuria or Kibaki in Ukambani means shit, it will not change the bottom line.

    Meanwhile Raila sits back and allows everyone to compose themselves and review what happened rationally and more importantly to refocus on the big picture.

    I was pleasantly suprised this morning when talking to a Kamba Colleuge, he confessed that he is supporting Raila, he was very rational and admitted that what is important is to remove the Kibaki regime, and the best chance lies with Raila. He said Kalonzo is for the future and everyone in Kambaland knows it, so a few guyz like him have decided to concentrate on the task at hand.

    Any ideas how many votes Raila could get from kamba land, I was thinking may be 100,000. this could go along way. So far ODM has not gone to this region, the question is should they go?

  81. pabokenya says:

    as a kenyan in the diaspora,i have been so unhappy and lost sleep that i could not ven read the news anymore.but the temptation of an orange blood in my vain could not allow me to sleep,therefore as i read jana than our vp has owned up, i was so happy that i had to take some guinness just to celebrate

  82. pabokenya says:

    but now am so happy and i can assure that with over 2k contestants, we had to witness that.when panu reminds us of the chaotic nomination, lets remind them of rift valley, nyanza except rangwe,ugenya,nyakach,kuria where winners were not given certs.all confidents of our prezo were defeated, look at sungu,ochilo,ogur and our prezo did not support then.that can tell u how he will deal with corruption.he will allow the new AG to prosecute any1 who is involved even if ur his brother.lets avoid talking,lets device propaganda to meet panu for our chaotic election.even if we asked electral commision to do nomination for us, pple will still be crying.lets remind panau that even tho there problems,pentagon acted fast and gave the tickets where it was due.thats the party thats not afraid to look back at their mistakes, thats the party thats not afraid to confront the truth, thats the party that will corrent injustices and that is the party that kenyans need, THAT PARTY IS CALLED ONE ORANGE, FOR OUR LIFE, ONE ORANGE MAISHA BORA.I WISH TO CONGRATULATE THE PENTAGON FOR THE WAY THEY HANDLED CHAOS OF OVER 2K MPS’ TO BE. KUDOS.
    LETS NOT EVEN BLAME KWACH, THE MPS THEMSELVES WANETD TO GO TO BUNGE AT ALLL COST, DID WE NOT WARN THEM THAT WE ARE GONNA VOTE THEM OUT?
    SO THEY DEALT WITH A VERY COMPlex situation within a very short time.

    lets encourage all the odmers that ours is the future of kenya.somebody need to get us a list of skewed employment at the ministry of education,finace central bank and kra, we need it urgently to take to the doorsteps of every panua member

  83. Horesia says:

    Kibaki’s plan is to front the likes of Kombo, Kirwa, Makwere, Nyachae, Uhuru and Tuju, by dangling the carrot of VP, as the face of PNU for the sole purpose of winning re-election.
    Meanwhile, taking a low profile but waiting to occupy the plum ministries in the event of a Kibaki win, are the Karumes, Michuki’s Kiraitu’s, and the Mwiraria’s of this world with whom Kibaki enjoys an almost incestuous political relationship.

    The ultimate game plan is to appoint Saitoti VP and later in order to appease Moi, Kibaki will replace Saitoti toward the end of his second term with Uhuru Kenyatta to position him to succeed him in 2012.

    Kombo, Kirwa Tuju, Makwere etc after being duped, will be left to occupy the 0.25 Ministries as Maru Kapkatet puts it.

    History will have repeated itself but the cast will be different from NARC 2002 MOU.

  84. Ben Josiah says:

    Great hearing you folks. Keep the fire burning. I have three issues.

    1. Kwach should seek to resign with honor. I suggest he resign and tell Kenyans that he takes charge in other lower portfolio in ODM. This should be followed by the Pentagon H.E Odinga himslef accepting his resignation and congratulating him for efforts made in nominations.

    2. That ODM bring on board all Nyanza elects and losers and they adress a press conf, admitting that mistakes might have been made, but they are all resolved and Kibaki the only target they all have.

    3.Youth For Raila/ Professionals for Raila et al. You are a big let down!! you are waiting for Raila to come or organise campaigns so that you attend!!! this is wrong. Can someone give me contacts of the Youth for Nairobi for Raila. He need to organise Grand match of reconciliation whether Raila is there or not we will get out of offices and join you, let the match cover Town area with drums and banners the climax taken to Orange house and prayer telling off the ” hired goons” who destroyed ODM house be rebuked in the Name of Jesus!!!. Orange house actually needs spiritual cleansing and young people should take the lead because they are the ones who fought there.

    I am alittle concerned with H.E being out of the country at this time, unless really necessary we need him in town all through.

    4.Also members dont foget that we are fighting forces of Kenyata+Moi+Kibaki and is not easy, I tell you they surely have an hand on this. If you are all keen you realize that even KTN, the media we trusted so muchto be balanced and impartial have taken side with PNU simply because the ownership is in PNU. On 20th for instance there was Chaos at the PNU offices in Nairobi and police had to be called in to ,manage the mess but it was no where in KTN Prime or Nation. but yesterday we saw the same media bring us the chaos instigated by a civic candidate in Magarini and people protesting in Embakasi. So let us remain a lert. it might be harder in the coming days but let people entrusted with helping ODM strategise stop sleeping on the Job!!!!. They are really sleeping to a point that the person in charge of managing this site, on the section of Raila’s schedule of events still has what in his opinion he thought Raila would be going to 16th Nov, 12 Nov etc which were all wrong and does not tell us where he will be in the next one week. Please let us get serious.

    Last but not least I do not know what might be going on, but if the Pentagon is not having sleepless nights on strategy building at this crucial time, then we are worse off. I want tobelieve they do. We kept quite hoping nomination would be proffessional but it was not, I am just not sure if something serious is going on, And I request the secretariat to bring in more capacity. We are willing to help freely with no cost.

    God bless.

  85. Auki Ollows says:

    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    We have cried and our tears should be drying, or have dried by now. No condition in life is permanent except CHANGE! We didn’t come out smelling of the roses we would have liked but, after chatting with a lot of people, I think, by and large, 80% of the results reflect the reality on the ground. Anybody who knows the workings of the media will tell you that, the remaining 20% is sufficient to give the most gory of details. And do note, PNU members are crying as much, how come we didn’t receive as explicit detail of their plight? ODMk, now known as “Organizing Defectors Movement of Kalonzo”, didn’t even hold primaries in some Ukambani areas yet, it came up with winners (Kalonzo is looking ridiculous pretending that nom’s fiasco didn’t happen at ODMk, displaying ‘eyes wide shut’ attitude he’s become known for and showing his lack of diligence just sitting waiting for defectors)…

    ITS TIME TO MOVE ON… It was never going to be easy and it wasn’t. We faced a mighty challenge and even though we are battered, and some confidence shaken, we have to come through. Anybody who can’t stick with us at a tough time, let’s release them. Here, I mean even those who genuinely have a case. The point is, the BIG PICTURE must come continue to guide us. If one and his/her supporters can’t SACRIFICE their seat for just 5 years, for GREATER GOOD, what will the Raila detention years mean? What will the death of independence heroes mean? The nom’s weren’t perfect, BUT (s)he who is perfect step forward and we will have a reason not to forgive.

    I want to assure ALL bloggers one thing – those Nyakach hotheads talking Kibaki Tena are ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THEIR MINDS! The Raila vote at Nyakach will be around 98%. My maths teachers taught me that, if in 17 out of 21 constituencies, the results are satisfactory, that is an 81% mark. The disputes in the remaining 4 constituencies will be resolved by the electorate on Dec 27 since, most are now on an ODM friendly party, NARC. I would have been happier if Steve Mwanga, of Ugenya, was in NARC as well but, he has made his choice in going to KADDU (and declaring his support for Raila).

    SO, LET US GET BACK to the cause. The Struggle is never easy. 8 days ago, I heard Raila saying they are in the trenches, that they need our support, in whatever form. Come on, let’s give it. You will have to agree that, it’s much easier watching the proceedings on tv and reading the newspapers – which is what most of us did (even though, I salute those who turned out to vote)…

    And, by the way, won’t it be GREAT to have a president who shows a mastery of Kenya’s issues like Raila displayed on NTV on Tuesday?

  86. skanetto says:

    Well this issue of nominations has really let us down . Please somebody needs to rectify the problem fast. I hope all aggrieved parties need to be called to a round table ( if they agree ) and be impressed upon them that they should refrain their supporter from rioting .Assure them this is not the end of the road ,they need to start supporting ODM and stop going to press.

    There is this issue of ODM not putting up enough bill boards to match those of Panua :Who is responsible ? please match bill board for bill board or even go further and put up more. They said chopper for chopper , Hummer for Hummer , so we do Bill board for Bill Board. Radio and TV adverts are quite few and do not run several times like the ones of Kazi iishie , please run the adverts several times in all radios/ TV stations during prime time and between all programmes being shown .

    On Monday – 19 /11/2007 , some guys where handing out free newsletters ( they call them so )titled RAILA AND DICK MORRIS {-you are known by the company you keep} at the university way road and other roads. Please whoever is our spin doctor then you are sleeping on job. Do something very fast and make sure your information is accurate and can fell this elephant.( Let us not allow them the luxury of responding like they did on Sunday newspaper -18/11/2007 ) make it a killer blow. Please start using some dirty trick like the ones they are employing but more tactful .

    To prevent the rating going down can the Pentagon members be seen every now and then in Tv doing some social activities and on some road shows (and TV/ radio talk shows ) also as Nikie said areas like Nyanza,Rift valley ,Mombasa and Nairobi should be covered again in total , just a suggestion . Politics is a game of perceptions, let us create it.

  87. pabokenya says:

    its not going to be easy to victory since we like David are only having a sling while Goliath(kibaki,moi,biwott,uhuru,karume) are coming in the name of money and incumbency. i can tell u we are facing a very angry voters.
    lets look at the situation at hand, if your makes a mistake, we dont keep on reminding her of the mistake.
    WE DONT DIVORCE THEM, WHAT WE DO AND ALL OF US DO IS TO RECONCILE,FORGOT AND NEVER LOOK BACK AT THE PROBLEM.

    let ODMers stop looking at the fiasco,lets face up the problem at hand.how do we get back the voters we lost during the nonination.
    I STILL BELIEVE THE WAR HAS JUST STARTED.KESHO KIBAKI HAS BOUGHT STEADMAN AND I KNOW WE WILL BE MADE TO BELOW KIBAKI.
    I CAN ASSURE,THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN BE LEADING IN SIX PROVINCES AAND THE SAME BE BEHIND KIABKI WHO IS LEADING IN ONLY ONE PROVINCE.

    THIS IS A DELIBERATE WAY TO MAKE MANY OF US LOOSE HO

  88. pabokenya says:

    we are going to win and tell panua ple to get prepared

  89. McJairo, Hiroshima says:

    Many thanks to the ODM fraternity, we had a difficult challenge, but through your resilience we managed to pass it. Imagine you are Kwach, given a group of over 2000 to fit into 204 slots. Remeber politicians never lose, they are rigged out. Then here we have crafty opponenet bank rolling protests, How best would you handle the situation?

    The main thing is that we have managed to cross it, let us plan the way ahead. It is only unfortunate we did not point out to our people the option of NARC early enough. It would have helped in away.

    We are just praying that we shall cross this bridge ahead.

  90. pabokenya says:

    if they wanna scare us, we are not gonna give in. KUDOS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE BLOG.I REALLY ODMerS WE DONT MINCE WORDS,WE POINT OUT WHEER WE WRONG AND WE SUGGEST CHANGES.

    THANKS TO U ALL

  91. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    WHERE ARE THE SO CALLED RAILA YOUTHS.LET THEM GIVE ME ACALL AND ILL SHOW THEM ATHING IF NOT THINGS,THEY ARE SLEEPING ON THE JOB.

  92. pabokenya says:

    i admire many of u,its beter and lets now suggest how we are gonna hit the ground.the prezo has told us he is meeting mps’ to soon,lets cheer him up.

    we are gonna be victors,therefore we have to START SOUNDING AND BEHAVING LIKE ONE EVEN IF WE MEET CHALLENGERS.

    VICTORS DONT LOOSE HOPE, VICTORS ARE OPTIMISTIC.

    LONG LIVE ONE ORANGE, LONG LIVE A BETTER KESHO, AND THATS ONE MMACHUNGWA FOR A BETTER LIFE

  93. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Agent4Change,
    I think we should have more than one hot issue being discussed on this forum. If they can be new threads everyday the better -what are the thoughts of others ?

    Campaigns are hot and that should be reflected in all channels of communication. We could have a thread on each of the points in the manifesto- by the way where is it ? It is taking eternity to get here.

    Can we have Yahoo Group email which will also allow us to spread our messages via email? What other strategic blogs aare there for us to post ? I can offer my strategy services for free on e-marketing. There is alot we havent done to get people to sleep, walk, talk and think orange.

    I fear like many people here that we might be caught unawares by our opponents. As I said elsewhere we expect perfection in all that we do. Why should we be the ones defending ourselves again and again.

    I like TV and Radio ads but on the level of attacking our opponents we lack Integrated Strategy. I think we let the Kenren issue die too easily. Where are the documents flying around. Guys we need not them get away with a simple press conference. Just look what these guys have made of Dick Morris, MOU, Majimbo. We attack on safcom and telkom then we let it die ?

    You have my e-mail.

  94. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Lett us make it hot on them. Let us force Kibaki to come out and open his mouth on corruption he has been involved in.

    Let us have those documents circulating on the web. Who are beneficiaries of anglo-leasing ? Where is that document tabled in parliament showing tribalism in government appointments ? Let these things come out. Where is Kroll report ?

    We want action. We want heat on these guys.

  95. Omuto says:

    Am back from Lamentations. It’s true we’re on the spot over the nominations but as someone said, lets bury the hatchet and move ahead, focusing on nothing shot of state house to State House.

    Just a suggestion.
    Is it possible for us to have a Constituency Watch, by the bloggers, reporting right here or any other blog we can come up with? We are underusing the power in information technology, and this is our undoing. What makes our arch rivals prolific campainers is nothing other than the power of IT / ICT. Whoever has access to the PNU website will agree with me that every effort is being put in place by the site (PNU) developers to ensure that you not only sign in to be a member, but also give your cell phone number. Agent4Change, that’s a bone for you to chew. Lets get interactive from the constituency level, receiving updates by our volunteer constituency watchdogs.

    Am a bit concerned with the strategists and publicity fellows on board ODM. Are you aware that we’re doing badly in that sector? I cant go into details but please let us fliers, posters, billboards and electronic media all awash with Raila and ODM.

    When is the merchandise coming? All we can see is coming soon…coming soon…coming soon. Please guys, get serious.

    Something for our strategists. Have you noticed that quite a number of so called vijana are now “supporting” Kibaki? We all know this is not genuine, but what is the impact of this kind of purported support? Young artists have gone full blast Kibaki Tena, and none of them ever got the 500,000 jobs from Kibaki’s government, according to his manifesto 2002. Can you look for a way to bring this out to those very youth and let them come out openly and tell other young Kenyans why they’re supporting Kibaki who is, funny enough, their great grandfathers age with fellow great grandfathers sorrounding him. Is this a survival or get -rich-quick mechanism, Mr. Kioko of the infamous Vijana Tugutuke na Kibaki? History will judge you harshly, Kioko. I reserve my comments on our dollar-boy CMB Prezzo! DNA, you know why you’re supporting Kibaki. Nothing to do with his presidential bid. Can’t we have an advert on this, Oh dear strategists?

    Every man has two reasons for doing something. A good reason and a real reason. The good reason for forcefully floating the Safaricom IPO is for Kenyans to have a chance of at least owning one of Africa’s most profitable company. But can somebody please tell me the real reason for this? Not just Safaricom alone, but also Telkom, Equity and the like. This is a mess and if we as Kenyans dont shout, the Pentagon will do and PNU will call that domo. Can’t we organize for peaceful demonstrations in all the major towns, not necessarily with the Pentagon but youths and other affected parties who will suffer after these PNU thugs have gone home on 28th December? Kimunya said that the ODM wants to sell these corporations when they get to power. This is a clear indicator that they’re on their way packing (PNU) and want ODM to inherit empty shells. They, unlike their predecessor Moi and company, are stealing in the good name of sambaza kwa wananchi, doing this in broad daylight, under the guise of privatizing and sambazaring, with no keen interest in establishing the Privatization Commission. Let Kenyans be warned that the carrot being dangled in the name of shares and investment is a mere bait meant to rob them of their hard earned cash.

    We face an enemy, and a dangerous enemy in this case. He has enormous resources, from Mwananchi himself. We’ve been smartly conned, and now our money is being used to spear head this PNU campaign. The problem is, ODM is an idea whose time has come. PNU, watch out!

  96. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    kivuitu is going chakari,how does he say that he will accept certificates on first come basis,what if aguy had fraudlently gotten acertificate which he hasnt surrendered though the party has nullified his “nomination”?by the way how does he verify the authenticity of the certs if he doesnt follow the party’s list?u can imagine a pnu mole buying acertificate from river road and present it first as the candidate for Eldoret north(washidwe)

  97. Nick says:

    ODM is going to win.Did you people know that shakombo is campaigning by asking people to vote for him MP while giving Raila the president.That is the situation on the ground in Likoni mombasa.That is the only way to get votes because the ground is largely Pro Raila.We can never match this people propaganda for propaganda or billboard for billboard or whatever for whatever because they dont want to play fair.We have to play smart and so far so good.If money can win them these election then money can also buy love.Waswahili wanasema Haki ya mtu huwa haizami, huwa inaolea.Our rights will always be afloat though we may from time to time go through turbulent waters like recently and this is the time for the ship captain Raila to salvage them.He needs the support of the crew to who are us and we cant go pressing the panick button any time we read negative things about our ship or captain expirience negative times.We have heard worse and should get used.I have expirienced Kibaki’s tenure and without doubt I know he is bad for this country.Through their propaganda machine they tell me Raila is bad but am going to give him a chance to see if he really is bad.Maskini hafilisiki so i have nothing to loose from a Raila presidency.Am also excited and so is everyone that ODM is finally coming to Mombasa next week if what i read is true.Kazi itaendelea lakini itaendelezwa na Raila

  98. kip says:

    my question is what is raila doing abroad instead of been in kenya ??

  99. Otieno says:

    @Njuguna & Omuto

    You guys have raised some very important issues.Thanks.

    Njuguna, I second your idea that we need further sub-divisions, or maybe a reorganisation of this blog to tackle key issues raised here. Should we have something like a forum instead? Or should we continue with threads?

    Some of the issues raised according to what I’ve read are:

    1. The Manifesto – access to it and discussions surrounding itl Also, the issue of policies to effect this manifesto

    2. The issue of the youth for ODM. Where they are, how we can help

    3. ODM spokesperson and a visible campaign manager(s)

    4. A constituency watch (I like this idea)

    5. Group mail

    6. Other ideas that I don’t want to post here since panua is watching (I’ll send this to the gmail)

    We have very creative people here who would be willing to contribute to different sections of a forum if we decide to go that way (people to deal with propaganda, etc)

    Yes we cannot match panua shilling for shilling. What we do have though is ideas, willpower and a passion for real change in our beloved country. Panua can’t and wont beat this.

    What sayest thou Agent4Change?

  100. Nick says:

    Kip,
    Relax men.Relax.You already Know who you are voting for.From abroad Raila comes to the coast next week where we crown him president.No presidential candidate has ever gotten the coast vote and lost an election in Kenya.It wont be different this time.Hata mganga wangu wa Tanzania ametabiri mara mbili kwamba Raila anashinda

  101. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    keep the fire burning wana ODM spread it further,dont wait for Raila he needs us more than ever

  102. Abok says:

    There must be something amiss here, why has my post been edited and the text that was crucial removed. Admin, if it was you then you should have removed everything of that post coz what you left does not make sense without the details that you removed. Is someone from elswhere snooping on ODMers????? Let me hear the admin assure me on this lest I am not so certain of this blog.

  103. Auki Ollows says:

    Raila is probably re-charging his batteries, for a real big final lap… He doesn’t have the luxury of GSU guards keeping everyone away when he wants a moment’s solitude, like Kibaki (As for Kalonzo, noone goes to bother him…).

    Agent4Change,
    There are those of us who want to be in a Yahoo Group so that we can exchange documents, propaganda etc. You have our emails. Can you facilitate this or put us in an e-group and we’ll do the rest…

  104. Elizabeth says:

    Count me in wana ODM! We have to keep the fire burning! Let them laugh at us now! I know they are having a field day whenever they watch any small hitch in our house. Come December 27th, we will have the last laugh, and we will laugh the loudest, heheeee. Spread the gospel of ODM wherever you are, let everybody know about all the ills this government has done to Kenyans.

    None of us with voters’ cards in sound minds can vote in a president and a government filtered with people of questionable characters, morals and ideals, plus an arrogant president to boot! Where is the constitution in over 1000 days? Not even a sorry and no explanation or even a lie as to why. Kibaki has taken us for a ride.

    Wana ODM, we have been fooled before, we cannot let ourselves be fooled again with empty promises that fades almost immediately one sets his foot into that office. Fool me once…shame on you; fool me twice…..shame on me. Or how does it go? Kibaki has fooled us and many other Kenyans, and my brothers and sisters, if this man gets back, I almost guarantee you zero performance. Five years is a long time to continue listening and watching these arrogant fellows dance their silly dances of a ‘a working nation.’

    ODMers the next time you are feeling like we are losing it or not winning ‘snap out of it’ having such reactions makes us play right into PUNU’S hands. Just run back to this blog and get re-energised, or simply call that ODM ‘extremist’ just to confirm how passionate we are about ODM.

    We have to hang on and we are going to finish as strong as we are here. Let these hopeless jamas watch our smoke, they are not winning, they are used to being given stuff on a silver platter, this time they have to fight it out – and with the best team, if what I read here is something to go by!

  105. Maru Kapkatet says:

    Mwai Kibaki is a very forgetful old man. He challenges Raila to tell Kenyans what he (Raila) has done for Kenyans. I wish to remind Mr. Kibaki that Raila has done so much for Kenyans and for Kibaki himself. The highlights of what Raila has done for Kenyans include:

    1. Raila is the one who put Kibaki in State House. Kenyans do not have short memories and remember very well that while Kibaki was hospitalized in London, Raila was working very hard to get him (Kibaki) elected president. Because of Raila’s hard and unselfish work, Kibaki was able to garner 3.8 million votes in the 2002 presidential elections. Tragically, when Kibaki took over as president, he was so blinded by tribalism and greed that he forgot that Raila and millions of Kenyans from every part of the country had put him in State House

    2. When he took over as Minister of Public Works, Raila immediately appointed a task force to identify and blacklist rogue contractors, streamline award of contracts, improve quality of products (constructed roads and buildings), and identify genuine pending bills . It turned out the foremost rogue contractors were kibaki’s kin and as a result, Kibaki rubbished Raila’s good work. The good thing is that Kenyans remember what Raila did for them in the short period he was Minister of Public Works.

    Kenyans also remember that while Mwiraria who was the Minister for Finance and the rest of his Mount Kenya Mafia were busy stuffing their pockets and bank accounts with stolen Anglo-Leasing billions, they were also busy denying Minister Raila and his Ministry of Public Works funds to build and repair roads. Kibaki appears to have forgotten that when Raila as Minister of Public Works and Housing brought in an American developer to upgrade the Nairobi slums starting with Kibera by building new low-cost houses, he (Kibaki) stopped Rail in his tracks and immediately moved Housing to his homeboy Kimunya’s Ministry of Lands which now became Ministry of Lands and Housing. Why did Kibaki remove Housing from Raila? The answer is tribalism, greed, and jealousy.

    3. Raila fought very hard to save Kenyans from the hidden selfish agenda that the Mount Kenya Mafia had in place ready to implement had the Banana side won the 2005 referendum. Kibaki knows very well what he was going to do had they won the referendum. On Jamhuri Day of December 12, 2005. Mwai Kibaki was going to proclaim the new constitution. Immediately after that proclamation, the then Minister of Lands was going to annex huge tracts of land as government trust land and the holders of Title Deeds, which Kimunya had already declared were worthless pieces of paper , would be today landless. How many hundreds of thousands of families would be landless today if Raila had not worked hard to defeat the Banana side and all their selfish plans and intrigues?

    4. Raila risked his own life to expose the mercenaries that Kibaki’s own inner-circle ministers and “roving unelected lady minister/Second Lady” had imported into Kenya. The mercenaries attacked The Standard media house burning thousands of copies of the day’s issue of The Standard newspaper. They roughed up the employees, Kenyans who were going about their business of building their country. The same mercenaries attacked Kenyans at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport threatening them with guns that they were carrying. If Raila had not worked hard to expose the mercenaries, how many Kenyans would be dead today killed by mercenaries imported by their own government.

    It is possible that the same mercenaries could have been involved in the execution of Mungiki suspects and the foreigners who have been reported missing in Kenya in Ngong Forest. At the height of hide-and-seek game as Raila tracked the mercenaries, there were reports that the mercenaries were training killers in the forest. Could it have been Ngong Forest? To add insult to injury, it was heart-wrenching to see how Kibaki was deceiving some of his so-called Ministers into believing that they were real Ministers. While Raila was fighting off the mercenaries, it emerged that Gideon Konchela, who was supposed to be the Minister of Immigration, had no clue on the mercenary-Arturs. Konchela even publicly stated that the Arturs were investors and owners of Kensington Holdings, a local investments company.

    Kibaki appointed Gideon Konchela to be the Minister of Immigration only on paper while the real man running the Immigration Ministry is John Michuki.

    5. With some due credit to Kibaki, I admit that Raila was not able to stop Kibaki from shutting Kenyans of tribes other than Kikuyu, Meru, and Embu from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, and Office of the President’s Provincial Administration and Internal Security.

    6. Raila already had too much on his plate and was not able to stop the Kibaki government from killing Eldoret International Airport, Kabarnet town, uprooting of KETEPA from Kericho and moving it to Thika, moving of fish processing from Kisumu to Thika, reduction of annual Bonus paid to Tea farmers, denying writing-off of loans owed by Tea, Sugarcane, Pyrethrum farmers as had been done for the Mount Kenya region Coffee farmers, the mass sacking of Kalenjin civil servants (800 senior officers sacked in one year alone), the eviction of Kalenjins and Kisiis from Mau Forest area even though they were holding genuine Title Deeds and the racing to the ground of their churches and schools, and many other vices perpetrated by the Kibaki government.

    7. Raila could not also stop the the re-emergence of GEMA under the new name MEGA. Kibaki’s own inner circle ministers declared publicly that they were forming MEGA as a successor to GEMA and this was carried out in the Kenya media. I have always wondered why Kibaki appointed Njenga Karume as the first Minister of Special Programmes. Later on, after he was moved to Defence, Karume did not relinquish control of Special Programmes docket entirely after he was appointed the Minister of Defence. This was reported in the Kenyan media. He continued to control the money and program aspects leaving Munyes with almost no duties other than warming his seat and once in a while signing papers.

    After wondering quietly and aloud to myself for sometimes, I have come to the conclusion that Kibaki knew what he was doing when he appointed Karume as the Minister of Special Programmes. The appointment came about at the same time as the public launch of MEGA. Kibaki must have been tapping into the enormous experience of Njenga Karume as the long-serving Chairman of GEMA to help steer the affairs of the newly-formed MEGA and get it off the ground. I believe that MEGA is one of the Special Programmes projects.

    KIBAKI CAN CHOOSE TO CONVENIENTLY FORGET BUT OTHER KENYANS WILL NEVER FORGET. THANKS RAILA FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR KENYA AND FOR THE MANY MORE THAT YOU WILL DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE GIVING ALL KENYANS EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE IN NATION-BUILDING

  106. Leonard says:

    I am disappointed in ODM.

  107. Zizi says:

    Hey Guys, can someone email Maru’s strong points above. AgentforChange. Please copy out the points and let us have it on yahoos.

  108. Mike Omondi says:

    ODM needs a rapid response unit to counter any bad propaganda. Did you guys see how Obama came out strongly about the alleged bad info. about him this week? Don’t let bad stuff fester, otherwise people might give them credence.

  109. tnk says:

    http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=111149

    the above story inteh DN demonstrates what I’ve been asking. Its time to put PNU agents to shame and in prison. THe lies and slander as well as criminal acts such as above should not be allowed to continue. ODM must make efforts to report these and enable the police to investigate as necessary. Clearly there are responsible police men and women in the force doing the jobs diligently. Do not be surprised if a few officers are suddenly transfered due to this action. ODM pentagon should show solidarity with the few upright memeber of the forces and be seen to cultivate an atmosphere of working relation with the few good officers doing their duties. Right now a number of them risk their jobs just by doing the right thing

  110. charles says:

    hi guys.am worried man.coz it seems the steam and vigour that we started with is wanning.

    who exactly is heading the campaign for ODM?we need to be visible,especially here in nairobi.our key opponent has traversed this city 3 times within 3 weeks,and i understand he will be having a rally with the youths on sunday at uhuru park!
    we in ODM should not take things for granted.we need to mount pressure!

    where is Youth for Raila Lobby?they are the once who should be countering the Vijana na kibaki Dirty propaganda.

    we should totally forget this nomination fiasco thing.i believe the Board tried its best.and actually majority of those who claime to have been rigged out were moles,given that some losers have gone back to Kanu(after mission unsuccessful).

    by the way am told Steadman is about to add some frustrations to our party,given that word is going around that they were in state house on monday.

    my point is,the task of sending our Captain to State House is big.it requires input and support from all of us.
    Chungwa moja,maisha bora

  111. Osewe says:

    Thanks a lot all the ODM blog fans, you really have some wise advice for the secretariat and i beleive they are taking note of them.
    My contribution as far as nomination is concerned is that can anyone tell me which party among ODM, ODM-K, PANUA had a smooth nomination without any problem? the answer is simple , none so what i would like to say is that lets learn from our mistake and move foward to achieve our objective of winning this election.
    Am suprised in Malindi there has been no action as far as odm is concerned, when is the pentagon coming down this side? people are really waiting,need to come and give Mungaro some boost, the place is too quite.
    Tugange yajayo yaliyopita si ndwele.
    Chungwa moja maisha bora.

  112. pabokenya says:

    i know after this weekend, we will kick the on the road.please lets allow the pentagon to strategise coz after this weekend, they will not rest till the 28th when we are waiting for victory

  113. pabokenya says:

    chungwa moja will definately be sweet orange.let our ple monitor nomination today then we can hit the road

  114. Nick says:

    We always seem to over analyse our campaign strategy.There is a fine line.We can analyse this and analyse that but there is a danger of over analysing things.It brings panick and worry.When a team loses the manager takes the brunt but players take responsibility.Our players now are the aspiring ODM MPs.They need to create visibility on the ground.Balala is doing a good job on the ground in his constituency such that even kids are singing Raila na Balala.Joho is doing a good job in Kisauni because he knows he has a big task at hand.Mwahima in Likoni has just started and we can feel him already and the enthusiasm he is creating.You people need to start taking your aspiring MPs to task over what they are doing for the party.They are the groundsmen.We wont need people who want to depend on the ODM wave this time.Official campaigns begin on 24th so am sure the pentagon has something in store beginning then

  115. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Two events that Kibaki team should not get away with easily. They are dirty an with it.d for these two alone we can fix them. They are not propaganda they are facts:
    1. The 1Million a plate lunch- who participated ? What will they be paid with ? Why did they participate.
    2. Weapons of terror in a ministers car – who else has done it and gotten away.

    If they sang MOU they can as well sing these two.

    In a game you capitalize on the oppenets errors. If you dont, they capitalize on yours and you live to regret.

    Where are the emails we spread them like fire now.

  116. Omuto says:

    Please Administrator / Agent4Change,
    Give my e-mail address to whoever is in charge of the Western Youth Lobby for Raila. We cant sit watching and waiting for Raila to come home and campaign for himself and the nominated candidates. We want to set things in motion and we cant do it individually. I believe in the motto “You’ll never walk alone.” Can we pump life in these lobby things by involving the interested parties? We are ready to set it off, voluntarily. Stop wasting us. Lobby groups are not supposed to be some ghost companies existing only on paper and mythical on the ground. PNU have the money, we have the passion. Help us help the Pentagon, majamaa.

    The only way we’re gonna win these elections is getting to the grassroot. Can we get organized and do exactly that. We’ve got a a weapon, more powerful than money. Those weapons are lying somewhere in the villages and estates. They’re called voters cards. Can we move swiftly to every single soul, in all nooks and cranny, enlightening them the need, power, and benefit for change. Can we ensure they all understand Ugatuzi from their perspective, can we tell them why they’ll keep on wallowing in abject poverty as some fellows swim in craftily obtained wealth. Mr. or Ms Agent4Change, we want these issues addressed not just on these site, but on the ground. We’re waiting for our email addresses on a special blog or Yahoo! Group, as someone mentioned earlier. The last three or so month were for us giving our suggestions and opinions. This being the homestretch, we need to graduate from giving opinions to putting the workable views in practice – now or never. Let this blog be mainly for feedback, suggestions coming in handy. This can only happen if you make use of our e-mail addresses. The heads on these blog are a treasure, I tell you. Am sure they can not only give their suggestions, but also marshal support from the grassroot. Waht am I trying to say? WE NEED 99% VOTER TURNOUT. We can achieve it. The buck stops at us. Captain Raila is not omnipresent, so let’s not expect him to be everywhere every time. We are his passionate ambassadors.
    To those propagandists who are propagating those corrosive theories about the Pentagon being a sign of devil worship, let them go back to school and learn afresh. Let their teachers correctly teach them that the sign used by devil worshipers is not the Pentagon, but the Pentagram. And if the word Penta is the root cause of them demonizing the Pentagon, let them know that that word is very live in Christianity. Penta refers to the five-fold ministries in Ephesians 4:17, Pentacost (50 days after Passover) is a powerful Christian word to such an extent that there is a Pentecostal movement in Chrsiatinity. Pentateuch refers to the first five books of the bible etc. Whoever believes in those propaganda leaflets smearing our captain should get free lessons from what I’ve just said. (By the way, am a born again Christian but do I say.)

    By the way, has someone made an effort to visit KJ? Where is he? am in Nairobi shortly and I would like to know whether KJ is still hospitalized or he’s been discharged, so that we can get to him and say pole. The Pentagon has to visit him too, as someone mentioned earlier. All the same, I wish him quick recovery.

    Agent4Change, get down to work. Network these bloggers and set the ball rolling. WE NEED CHANGE. REAL CHANGE.

  117. Omuto says:

    Thanx for the the copy of the letter and cheque from the PNU Resource Mobilization Committee. Every blogger here must be having it, I guess. Let it spread through out the net.

  118. charles says:

    hi i aso need to that copy of the letter and cheque from PNU Resource Mobilization Committee..we need to fix these people.infact the letter to should be printed and spread to the public

  119. Otieno says:

    Count me in. I need that letter and cheque too.

    Someone on the ground, can you confirm that Odoyo didn’t present his cancelled ODM nomination cert?

    I read from some website that Livondo didn’t pass the ECK language test, what a surprise, ha! The article also says some 20 thousand newly registered voters in Langata were disqualified due to double registration.

  120. charles says:

    which website is this oti?

  121. Elizabeth says:

    Please Mr. Omuto…I dont have the copy of the letter plus the cheque from the PNU Resource Mobilization Committee! Can someone please send it to me? ADMINISTRATOR?

  122. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Omuto,
    send that letter and cheque now. my email is sammykarij@yahoo.com.

    New Steadman polls are RO -43.6 KM 43.3. I suspect they are cooked but I think we should act like winners.

    I was just overheard a conversation between two guys who attended the luncheopn yesterday discussing the PNU strategy.

    They said from next week the media will be flooded with Kibaki message- radio, tv, posters, billboards etc. Their belief as they say is whoever has the most money will win.

    They also said that their propaganda is really working and all they need to do is to intensify it. The goal is to get Raila talk about all dirty things.

    The person am talking about is a close confidant of energy minister-Kiraitu.

    Was I scared by the talk ? Not a bit. But behind my mind I wonder what is happening in our strategy. What do we have to counter the offensive that is coming. Could we get these people use their money defending themselves rather than attacking ?

    What are we going to unleash ?

    Why do I have a feeling this blog is a talk shop rather than a communication tool for the pentagon and the secretariat.

  123. Otieno says:

    @Charles

    The website is kumekucha blogspot

    Those steadman polls don’t tisha me..there is no valid reason why MK can be gaining that much, irrespective of the setbacks we’ve had. Kenyans are looking at the bigger picture. Also, why do we place so much emphasis on steadman and not the other 3 pollsters? (infotrak, strategic and consumer).

  124. Nonkwe Nyaima Manyanki says:

    Omuto, send this thing to manonkwe@yahoo.com. We need to make real use of it.

  125. Kefa Andabwa says:

    Does anyone find it a strange coincidence that Mr George Waititu of Steadman is brother to Mr Allan Waititu who is Operations Director of Equity Bank, the banker to the Kibaki Tena campaign ? No wonder Kibakis opinion polls are constantly increasing according to Steadman.

  126. Kefa Andabwa says:

    Check the Equity Bank website an you will see George Waititus brother , Allan Waititu as one of the Senior Management.

  127. Kefa Andabwa says:

    Equity Bank Management Website : http://www.equitybank.co.ke/about.php?subcat=4

    And of course we all know that the Chairman of Equity and his CEO are all Kibaki Tena

  128. news says:

    Latest News:
    LIVONDO FAILS ECK LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
    The ECK last evening declined to accept Mr. Stanley Livondo’s Direct Nomination for Lang’ata Constituency by PNU after he failed to pass the Language Proficiency Test given by ECK last week.

    The flamboyant rookie politician who only a month ago was arrested on murder suspicions after the fatal shooting of a youth during a public meeting he had attended in Western Kenya is said to have dropped out of school at Standard Six and can hardly construct an English or Kiswahili sentence let alone pronounce words like “Categorically” and “Ashamedly”.

    Unknown to Livondo , Kenya ‘s electoral rules require that Parliamentary candidates pass Oral & Written Language Proficiency Test. Earlier today thousands of PNU supporters from Central Kenya were reportedly disenfranchised after the ECK declared that 20,000 newly registered voters in Lang’ata had committed electoral fraud by double registering.

    “I Sdanley Lifondo teclare here totay my inderest in te seat for te memper of barliamend for Kibera. I plech to remufu one Raila Otinga from his currendi stanting as MB in tis gonstichuensy.”

    Members of the Press had to remind Mr. Livondo that the constituency is called Langata,and not Kibera. More reports filtering in indicate that Stanley Livondo attempted to have the ECK approve his candidature on the strength of marks he scored in an English Composition that he wrote while in standard six at Bukhungu Tay & Poarding Primary School .

    Mr. Livondo is set to hold a press conference later today at Inzogu Bar & Restaurant where it is rumoured that he will use the opportunity to showcase his Standard Six Composition and accuse his main opponent of “Priping” the ECK even as he moves to “tuck” the “ECK Pullet”.

    This did not surprise me at all when I received the news via email, am waiting to see if ECK rules will be bent in his case.

  129. lexx says:

    Omuto, send this thing to jojode2001@yahoo.com.

  130. Elizabeth says:

    Bring it on Mr Steadman! Give us your latest polls, I cann’t wait to see these guys twisting their tongues on TV trying to lie giving us cooked up figures ooops!

    The bounderies of voting were drawn several months before, and we are winning (say with me – WE ARE WINNING). Miracles if I can remember, happened hundreds of years back! PUNU can be sure no miracles will happen this year, not in their camp!

    Don’t you remember, few years back we as Kenyans sanctioned Kibaki for presidency and everybody sang his/herself crazy, unfortunately we are not doing so for a second time because of his refusal to fight curruption and instead inviting back and launching with the same corrupt people. Is this what we endorsed him for? NO

    Few years back we authorized Kibaki to review the constitution that will set us Kenyans free and give us our constitutional rights! My brothers & sisters this was thrown to the dogs and instead, we got ourselves blackmailed with a draft constitution that seemed to have been written by a four-year old. Thanks to Raila and his team, it never saw the light of day. Do we want another liee about the same? NO

    Four years ago when we went to the polls, Kibaki’s presidency is not what we had in mind, our sending Raila to State House this time round is not without doubts, but he is far much above Kibaki in comparisson.

    Three quaters of this nation is crying faul play because of Kibakis governance, so please tell me where he will get the votes that he so desperately needs. We as a country know that we are on the wrong track economically, socially, politically…..and nothing seems to moving if not for Kibaki and his alliances.

    We are going to win, this is my song till 27th when I hold my breath when the polls start streaming in.

  131. Philip (The visitor) says:

    By the way I have seen very nice comments above. Is there anyone who can start circulating them? They should be circulated more than the way MOU and Majimbo things were circulated. People should be made aware of the choice they are making.

    I have to be sincere, one can easily be pulled to ODM side by reading all these comments.

  132. Guys, the latest poll is cooked up…just the way ODM brigade had anticipated…the thing now if for all of us to join hands, have all our relatives( especially the old folk) to cast their vote come Dec 27 to Amolo Odinga! We are winning…let us not be distracted by these propoganda…le’s have our eyes firmly fixed on the price…the PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!

  133. Henry says:

    We shall make it.

    They do not know that by strategically playing with the opinion polls, they are harnessing our votes. Coz ODMers will come out and vote.

    They are trying all the propaganda but i think the common man would not want the parties to engage in dirty war of words. Kenyans are tired of insults. Like i’m very happy about the Raila banner on Mombasa Road where he is holding a child.

    Put that billboard on Ngong’ Road, Thika Road and all over. I’ve seen the magic it has done. Where very angry Kikuyu Mammas lighten up even though they hate the man.

    I think this may be our strength – Strategic portrayal of non violence

  134. charles says:

    if kibaki is tring to take over the media and every where.we should turn to supporters who own cars.we should sacrifice and paint all our cars Orange.with Raila portrait and ODM slogan inscribed.

  135. OT says:

    Yeah Charles, that’s a good idea.
    If there are stickers ready at Orange house, I can come for them right now.

    AND WHERE IS THAT MANIFESTO? IT IS NOWHERE ON THE INTERNET. EVEN THE BOOKLET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COME BY.
    Can i come to Orange house now and pick one?

  136. charles says:

    now,just read from http://www.capitalfm.co.ke that one Olago Aluoch,parliamentary aspirant for Kisumu Town West, has been barred from presenting his papers to the ECK.Reason? no certicate for Proefficiecy Test on Languages.this chap went with his O-Level Certicate.am just wondering whether these are the kind of Moles that we still have in ODM.surely,this dude knew all along that the Language Cert was a must and it was even advertised in the media,why did he have to wait till now?

  137. Nick says:

    Dont wait for stickers from orange hse, posters of Raila and pentagon are easily availabe and you can stick them on your cars,your doors your business etc.Have seen people doing this in Mombasa and they have a great effect.Its easy to come across these posters nowadays.Lets improvisewhat we got for the time being

  138. Otieno says:

    The following is posted somewhere on the internet – referring to the Nov 9th poll
    =====================================

    LATEST STEADMAN DRAFT REPORT SHOWED RAILA AT 56%

    WHO IS THE PEOPLES’ PRESIDENT?

    A draft report from Steadman poll showed Raila Odinga on a threatening lead before it was ‘levelled ‘under directive from state house, it can now be revealed. The pollster results from the raw data showed

    1. Raila Odinga 56%
    2. Mwai Kibaki 33%
    3. Kalonzo 9%
    4. Undecided 2%

    Poll Managing Director Mr Waititu, had been instructed before not to release the results until final decision from State house operatives mainly from Mt Kenya region. In the provincial polling, Kibaki is said to have faired badly in both Rift valley and Western provinces this time, prompting the scrupping of provincial polling forthwith by steadman.

    Mr Murage, Mr Kagwe and Nairobi University chancellor Wanjohi summorned the poll MD at former Kabete MP residence where Waititu was reprimanded and told work good for their Son Kibaki!!

  139. Linet says:

    ODMers no need to over worry about these polls, all indications are there is a strategic plan to paint Kibaki as leading. The Nation polls on Saturday are even worse, how can you have three pollsters claiming to have interviewed people in Rift Valley one shows 44% and another 28% for the same province and same candidate?Granted ODM has gone through baptism by fire in the last few days its time to heal and bring back all supporters together.
    Are we prepared for another 5 years of matusi, ukabila and mark you the theft will be 20 times worse, Anglo leasing and goldenberg will look like a child’s play.
    Please spread the word to brothers and sisters who were disheartened by the nominations that this is a marathon.We will stumble but we should not fall.

  140. Otieno says:

    @Charles – looks fishy that Olago thing. Reading from DN that Ndolo has been turned away too, problem with papers? I have no tears for him though, Shikanda seems to be the man there

  141. Nick says:

    Otieno report on steadman is consistent with the opinion polls that are on radio.Yesterday on classic Raila had 55% while Kibaki had 35% with Kalonzo at 10%.The ones on radio may not be scientific but they are a pointer.Its why i cannot believe what i get from Steadman

  142. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    I’m listening right now from Kibakis supporters right now. They are enjoying false relief from Steadman.

    That is what is happening across the country. There must be astrong message to turn these people away from this new found confidence.

    The whole thing has been cooked to show that Kibaki is catching up.

    Where is rapid response ?

  143. Elizabeth says:

    Heheheeeeee! We are still leading! Even if it was a 0.001 difference. If the polls were held today, we will emerge winners. How sweet! Let them waste their time twisting arms fooling themselves that they are catching up with us. Who has said that? And where? What have they done to Kenyans in two weeks to suddenly change their minds to vote for them after four years of misery in their hands.

    Come on people, lets be pumped up, be confident, and be sure of our course. Remember nothing takes the place of enthusiasm, not money, and not propaganda, and not a make believe opinion poll. No more fooling around, see them running around scared trying to sell state properties before next year? They are feeling the heat too! At least for us outside, jogging ready to get into the pitch, PUNU is afraid of losing the game it so started.

    Cant wait for this day. See Steadman is simply pushed between a rock and a rock. They know ODM is winning for sure and woulnt like to be left out when the ‘ugali’ is finally ready. And at the same time Kibaki is still the president and he badly wants us to believe that he is leading going by his title. Steadman is armtwisted, we know this, no need to have them lie to us.

    We are headed for A TRUE ORANGE FUTURE. Give me an orange anytime!

  144. Zizi says:

    The Steadman Polls: It does matter to be concerned about steadman polls. Polls enourage whichever way they may appear. Let us not be like Kalonzo’s team. We should not be complaining all the time. In as much as we may not believe in them(polls), we can use them to develop strategy. You don’t win through opinion polls but you can easly lose if opinion polls are not inclined to your side. The thing should be that we need to look stable and in-charge. We need to recognise that the nominations saga hit us hardest. We are the ones who suffered the most with negatative media reporting. That must have had an impact. But that impact must be shortlived because people are recollecting themselves and true in the next two weeks, Raila will be at 47.3 and Kibaki at 42.3. But this will depend on how spectacular the ODM campaigns the next week will be. So instead of whining about the polls, let us have the Young Turks for Raila, Women for Raila and ODM professionals come out of Nairobi and head to the villages.

    By the way, this time around, Steadman is not polling of party rating. One may demand to know.

    That said, I know Raila is geared to win. Spinners please ensure that the GK vehicle with weapons is publiciled on yahoo. The One Million plate is an irony. Please, tell Kenyans that it is immoral to have such an act. If we champion for the poor, then we cannot talk about one million. It confirms that Kibaki is the president for the Rich.

    Move on. Bloggers and those supporters in the city are a negligible number of voters. I need we need to decentralise our campaigns. We need to tagua (utaguzi) our campaigns.

  145. Auki Ollows says:

    Zizi, noone’s complaining…

    In fact, we are totally surprised by that result after weeks of heavy dirty tricks propaganda where church people at ushago were even ropped into reading the fake MoU, and our polls mayhem didn’t help… However, you can’t put too much weight on the polls in planning… We now have guys on the ground – ODM nominees. The intelligence they give is bound to be a hell of a lot more useful than poll results, going forward. Note that, polls don’t give you futuristic info, they give info cumulating up to the day of polling…

    So, we must plan to win with a superior plan, in the forward map…

    CHUNGWA! RAILA = REAL CHANGE!

  146. Otieno says:

    See now Infotrak, Strategic and Consumer have released their results and they are different from steadman’s, but do I say.

    http://politics.nationmedia.com/inner.asp?pcat=NEWS&cat=TOP&sid=918

    OK, will write more tomorrow.

  147. Otsiatso says:

    PHEW!! ODM can not have a worse week like the last two. Nomination confusion, propaganda blitz led by the church, Dick Morris fiasco, Kibaki & Uhuru on the campaign trail, and yet ODM is still standing better than PNU. Now that the fight for parliamentary seat nominations are over, it is time to do to the Coast what they did to NEP,and then to Nyanza with constant drop ins to RV and Western. Blanket the provinces!!

    Also time to unleash our very own propaganda blitz – Arturs, Anglo Leasing and security…
    After the last 2 weeks and this weeks polls – I now BELIEVE fully, it is ODM’s to lose!!

  148. Paul Omolo Akech says:

    Mr/Mrs. Otsiaso,
    I hope you are a strong supporter of ODM just try to go through the polls of the other research companies and then you can tell me if steadman’s polls are anything to worry about. I will give the link below. It is imperative for a party which is popular in the contry to have had an experince such like the ODM nominations for everyday no one wants to be associated with a loosing team. So dont you worry the homestretch is just at hand and let us now put on the whole armour to face the enemy at all cost the captain is back and we are aboard the pattalion to the wining side please preach peace Love and justice to avoid any kind of confrontation You can aslo remember what Moi said last week that He will use his expertise in politics he acquired during his 24 years rule and you very well know what they are (Land clashes, blood shed and ofcourse riging) we are aware but the man with the vote is you and me vote for Raila, vote for ODM fear no one confront no one we like peace all the fracas during the nominations a bigger percentage were perpetrated by our enemies like you someone Karuri issued some check worth 25m just to spoil ODM campaigns but let us sensitize kila supporter wa ODM let us be vigillant we are on the Winning road Real cahnge CHUNGWA MOJA MAISHA BORA

  149. Paul Omolo Akech says:

    Sorry Otsiaso the link is this onehttp://politics.nationmedia.com/inner.asp?pcat=NEWS&cat=TOP&sid=918

  150. Baijo M.Lorowu says:

    ODMers, please let us be careful on what we read in the internet. Some people are malicious and just spreading lies, where they know the lies will generate excitement or anger from ODM supporters. Livondo was not turned away as someone is saying. He was cleared and will be vying. Some blogers are just playing with ODM supporters minds to see how they – ODmers react. Do not fall in the PNU propaganda traps, especially if you are not on the ground to know exactly what is happening. Try to verify info with other people on the ground. I’m in the diaspora most of the time and will be heading home to campaign and vote come Dec. I usually call a few people at hoem to cross-check everything I read in the internet. Again let us be careful not to fall into PNU/Kibaki propaganda and lies trap.

    Let us go out, use every opportunity and campaign for ODM, Raila and his team of leaders cleared to compete in various regions across the country. ODM is assured of our votes – the supporters who have genuine voter cards. However, we need to go and reach out every voter in every corner of our nation.

  151. Yego says:

    ODMers, i salute you all in the Name of God/Allah in wherever you re.Well its now obvious and visible in the eyes of everyone to where the vote is headed to, hey remember Australians have just done it, the entire nyanza,rift valley and western have done it too in the primaries and ssssssssss dont tell everyone, all the airlines destined to kenya as from the 6th of dec are fully booked!!!!!!!but do u know by who???eheheheheh the die as been casted and the Engineer is at it. We have waited for it for long and the time as come, but before then can we see the following happen..
    1.Pentagon visit Nyanza and freshen the air
    2.Ntimama lead the suswa declaration
    3.The friends of kenyan youth dance to the tune of KJ & Co and why not YKR007 launch road shows
    4.Loosers in the primaries to hug the winners and do joint campaigns
    5.Cultural nites like the coast nite, kalenjin nite, luo nite ,ingo nite take over the night shifts of campaigns in form of what we know best.
    6.Sirma lead the Rift valley loosers to Nandi hills for a prayers ceremony and declare support for winners
    7.Peter Odoyo host an elite of athletes in a mini nyakach maraton, hey not a laughing matter but a strategy, all contestant dresssed in Orange recalia.

    My plea to the Pentagon, please dont waste much time visiting central jimbo coz its just a waste of time and resources.Secondly Mr President Raila Sir, wacha hakina Morris wasaidie Hillary Clinton,u just need to read this page and you ll get all the startegies free of charge and free of fiascos.

    GOD LOVES KENYA, GOD AS GIVEN AS RAILA AMOLLO ODINGA, LETS THANK GOD BY OFFERING RAILA A STATE HSE KEY.
    PRESIDENT NI MMOJA , FIRST LADY NI MMOJA AND MR&MRS RAILA HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

  152. Dr Afullo Augustine says:

    POLLSTER ANALYSIS- WAY FORWARD FOR ODM:
    This sensitivity analysis has attempted to use the most pessimistic opinion poll results of the last 8 weeks (Sept 29th to Nov 23rd) from Consumer insight, a company engaged by the Nation media group to conduct weekly presidential polls. It has consistently given ODM and Raila the worst results. It, however, offers the best opportunity for us to use its data to plan so as to get maximum gain. It is mean to help ODM move forward, by identifying the most productive areas to focus its campaign and strength on in the next few weeks. BECAUSE WE MUST WIN BY MAJORITY VOTES AND SEATS.
    This analysis has the following conclusions and way forward. It is supported by graphs from which the conclusions have been drawn.
    1. Out of any score for ODM, about 11 comes from R Valley, 1 from Eastern, 1 Central, 12 Nyanza, 8 Western, 4 from Nairobi, 4 from Coast and 1.3 from North Eastern. This gives us a stable 42% at any given time. We can pick another upto 15% from the zones where we oscillate most.
    2. Western, Nyanza, North Eastern and Rift Valley earn ODM a safe % above 50% of voters in the respective provinces. These should be maintained for the mandatory requirement of 25% score in at least 5 provinces. We should focus on encouraging our supporters to vote, and ensure voter turnout is 99%. People should be repeatedly told to spend Xmas vacation at their voting areas, to avoid traffic hitch experienced every year at and after Xmas. We should tell them to be ready to sacrifice and vote, and thereafter make traveling plans. It was observed that during the nominations, many did not turn up to vote; this scenario should not be repeated in the final polls.
    3. The Nairobi % is the most inconsistent in %, sometimes exceeding 50% and sometimes coming below 50%.
    4. The points we get from each province is most stable in Western, Nyanza and Central; and relatively stable in North eastern. They are most unstable/ oscillate most in R Valley, Nairobi and Coast. The points we lose weekly or fortnightly are often picked by Kibaki and PNU
    5. We have the biggest chance to improve our performance and add extra marks from Rift valley, Eastern, Nairobi and Coast, where we can earn upto 5.8, 1.9, 2 and 0.8 respectively.

    WE SHOULD CONDUCT A SERIES OF HIGH PROFILE CAMPAIGNS IN RIFT VALLEY, EASTERN, NAIROBI AND COAST PROVINCES, ESPECIALLY IN THE RURAL AREAS. THIS WILL BOOST OUR SCORE BY AT LEAST 5 POINTS. THIS IS IMPORTANT AND URGENT AS A MORALE BOOSTER TO OUR RURAL FOLLOWERS.

  153. Alfred Osewe says:

    Hi Omuto,
    Could you please foward that copy of the letter and cheque, i need it to bring down the remaining fews guys who are still in pnu here in Malindi.
    Here is my e mail address osewe29@yahoo.co.uk

  154. Stephen Were says:

    I have seen the Pentagon campaign schedule for Coast province, but why have you left out Kwale? Do you plan to go back there later? because you need to really go in there!!!!

  155. Stephen Were says:

    The main focus of the aspirants in key ODM strongholds should be TURNOUT. In some areas like Luo Nyanza, the aspirants are almost assured of their seats, so they may relax, but this will injure the presidential campaign. The voters may also take it for granted, believing there is no contest.

    I hope after this monday meeting the aspirants (especially in Luo Nyanza) have a clear message, to rally supporters to turn out in all their numbers and vote for Raila.

  156. Simon says:

    I wish you all the best sending the current into retirement come january i look forward to enjoying my extra two days holiday.

    Id like to point out one mistake. We the Youth intend to vote in the masses but i tend to feel you need to reach out more to us.

    You need to appeal to the 18-25 group more. Take advantage of the fad for local musicians and gracing social events for the youth.

  157. Auki Ollows says:

    Can ODM get its own video of the rallies? As soon as the rallies are done, could someone deliver them high speed to the media? Last time The Ptg and Raila campaigned in the interior, it felt as if they had gone off radar yet they were campaigning intensely…

  158. Otieno says:

    Nice idea Auki, about the video..

  159. Otsiatso says:

    I have harped on the video and still images until now I do not anymore. With you tube around – all you need is a cheap camera , and editing software that you cam download for free and voila!! I do it all the time. ODM can spare a small change to buy a digital camera and upload photos of their rallies and meetings?
    Granted the cyber ODM’ers, we are about 1% or less yet it is a great fundraising tool.
    Also ODM need to get their message directly to wananchi without getting filtered through the media houses – which are so biased they make mockery of the word “free” in association with press. If you that PNU had shown their fascism -now is when they will by balcking out ODM. We must have our own media outlets.

    This time – change is coming and they can not stop it!!

  160. Yego says:

    Just Wanna share with you the Drama that unfolded this morning targetting the Rift valley ODM bedrock region.Thanx to ma collegues in the Raila Intelligence service coz we managed to crash the propaganda machinery on time,

    Read the following conversation between our dedicated service…………….

    27/11/07 (5.40am)”govt printers has just printed posters in kalenjin depicting Hon Raila hanging former president Moi & also pointing a gun to his waist.As govt printers cant print in 4 colours, the same were doneat printfast in Industrial area, near Kenstar/labour office.They are being ferrid in blue Toyota saloon KAK 785B & a white nissan matatu KAK 117Y.They have just been loaded a few minutes ago and they are headed 4 Rifth valley.”

    In a quick rejoinder we countered this by calling our dedicated radio station and this was the reply immidiately……..
    Breaking news in Kass fm both in washington &nbi “Arap sang issued a RED ALERT & requested anybody spotting them to call the station”

    And as im writing this, Kass Fm as opened a HOT LINE on monitoring the issue and already the message is on the ground and already Kibaki,s huge billboard has just been pulled down in Bomet.

    This was a very shift counter to a propaganda machine that was to rock the rift valley.I would wish someone from the ODM office could call a press conference and condemn this act once and for all.Let do as much as we can to do more for our canditate.

  161. Yego says:

    Please the administrator, let me know when you get to read this msg and assure me and ma collegues that something is being done.

  162. kip says:

    Yes @ yego thats exactly what need to do to counter this PNU propaganda . WAPI ODM footsoldiers.. to respond and assure the people that hiyi no propaganda.

  163. Elizabeth says:

    Halleluyia! Can somebody say Amen! This is the kind of work we need. Countering these propagandas like this. Thanks to the Raila Intelligence Servise or RIS in short ‘but do I say.’ I got this message on my phone yesterday at night and I almost went bananas! This is my best morning since the last opinion polls that almost crashed my only last hopes for ODM.

    PUNU is rigging big time, we are yet to see the mother and grandmother of all propagandas, I know they are keeping a hot one to release just when we one week before the elections.

    Hawatatutisha! Now we know them, so is everybody else out there.

  164. tnk says:

    great news, now prepare for the counter offensive of the moneyed boys. they’ll attempt to muzzle and close these channels of communication. lets all get ready to create as many new other avenues in case they close any free channel

  165. Auki Ollows says:

    This is it, people! Now we are beginning to get it. If we pretend that this campaign is only for Raila, the ODM Ptg and the Secretariat, then we don’t understand how this battle will be won. PNU honestly think that this battle will be won through propaganda, the low level type. NOTHING! We ALL have to be hawk-eyed and send the stuff via this blog, SMS etc. I too got the message first time yesterday. By evening, I had some 6 copies of the message from all corners of the country. I now feel the focus. Let’s keep it going…

    CHUNGWA MOJA IS THE ONLY WAY OUT!

  166. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Great work guys. Keep it going.

  167. charles says:

    TUKO MACHO HATA,LANG’ATA WAKILETE MCHEZO MBAYA…..WATAIMBAA

  168. Yego says:

    Guys votin in langata, tuko pammoja!!!by the way are u guys aware who the imported voters to langata are???? we have established the culprits to be those women who are being ferried everywhere in nairobi (those women who are normally in blue suits and sometimes pink) .Dawa tunayo.On the 26th dec we ll have a road show around the all constituency and the message will be “Come at your own risk” ofcourse its not going to be a joke.Remember that mungiki will also be voting in langata and so we should be vigilant enough.

  169. solomon says:

    Muhoho, Wanjui, Mbathi, Moi and Muthaura, all octogenarians in the civil service are participating in this campaign, why is the ODM silent about this?

    What of Wambui and Livondo ( or is it Livongo?) are still been guarded by police paid by taxpayers money. Who has authorised this?.

  170. Yego says:

    Im happy that someone as taken up ma advice and already a press conference as been called to counter the Moi hang issue.Well tommorrow in a Raila but the record straight that its non other than Gedion kipsiele Moi who financied the all project.The publishing was supervised by a secondary school teacher from sacho high school a Mr Kiprop.Then there are also some propaganda to come from sudan in kalonzo’s support .Im currently in khartoum and will update you in a short while.

  171. Yego says:

    I mean in a Rally tomorrow in mombasa, otherwise sisi wana Raila Intelligence Service (RIS) tuko imara.

  172. Auki Ollows says:

    Yego, you are my current hero!

  173. Chepkwony(Kericho) says:

    I think with Comrades like Yego, we shall be well ahead of the pack. Let’s postpone our sleep until after 27th Dec if possible and guard our democratic rights that are being threatened by the moneyed. Here at Kericho, Moi group have openly confessed that they are rooting for two constituencies for an outright KANU win; i.e. Ainamoi & Bomet, hence Moi’s visit to these constituencies shall follow soon. Hey ODMers on the ground be on the high alert to sweep their dirty garbage away from these areas immediately they leave; we need a clean ODM sweep in all Kericho, Bureti, Bomet, Transmara & Kipkelion Districts. Whatever crimes they have committed and are desparately trying to hide, we shall know after 27th December.

  174. tnk says:

    Can we get the list of contributors to the 1B lunch. THe guys who are bankrolling the PNU campaign machine. Send this list to Central province. Central Province has been requested to vote blindly for PNU.

    I read somewhere that school certificates are still being withheld by school principals even in Nyeri. My simple reasoning is that if a 1000 guys can eat 1M lunch and use the cash to buy Pangas, send a 25M cheque to cause chaos, then its only fair that the 90% voters be given a chance to visit these people in their houses and get cash to clear school fees arrears, medical bills and other pressing day to day affairs. If PNU is so popular then this cash can be better utilised on the social well being of their supporters. They could say have another lunch for 100,000 and pay off the entire Central school fees arrears and stop the finger pointing with Kibaki/Min Educ saying one thing, Headmasters saying another and the poor parents and former students caught in between.

    SMS/Send this list complete with pictures and the cash amounts to Central

  175. Baijo M.Lorowu says:

    PNU/KANU lies and all propaganda will all fall flat in their faces.

    I am glad the so called MoU has been made public and we look forward to reading it.

    As I blogged or rather predicted somewhere earlier, Raila and his ODM team of leaders are clever political strategist, save for the nominations hitch. They kept their cool on this thing and listened unmoved when the scaremongers are shouting themselves telling all manner of lies until an opportune time to take the wind out of their wasted energy. Now let us see how / what the liars will now come up with to scare people. The latest lies, propaganda and dirty tricks revealed by RIS team (info by Yego) will fall flat in their faces.

    Let us all rise up and shame the devil in PNU/KANU/Kibaki/Moi outfit by speaking up, telling and standing by the truth all the time. The evil axis have never and will never outsmart Agwambo and his ODM team and supporters.

    ODM has our votes the majority. Let us all go out and campaign viqorously to mop up those undecided voters to our side as we win more hearts and votes from the opponents side.

    As we target every potential voter, let us win more youth, women, the poor masses and all those from marginalised masses. We need a clear mandate to push through and make necessary changes in Kenya’s system of governance where each and every Kenyan has a right and stake in the affairs and benefits of being a Kenyan.

    Let us shame the devil in PNU/KANU by standing by the truth all the time.

  176. Baijo M.Lorowu says:

    Sorry I forgot Raila deal with Muslims made public

    http://politics.nationmedia.com/inner.asp?pcat=NEWS&cat=TOP&sid=937

    Raila deal with Muslims made public
    By BERNARD NAMUNANE
    Last updated: 27 minutes ago

    Muslim leaders today made public their pact with ODM Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and allayed fears that it was meant to suppress other religions in the country.

    They also revealed their reasons for backing Mr Odinga instead of his rivals President Kibaki of the Party of National Unity (PNU) and ODM Kenya flag bearer Kalonzo Musyoka.

    The National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF), which signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on behalf of the Islamic faithful, declared that they chose the move to protect the interests of their members who they stated have been under oppression since independence.

    Sheikh Abdullahi Abdi, the NAMLEF chairman, said: “The intention and objective (of signing the MoU) was to safeguard the interests and welfare of a section of the Kenyan community (Muslims) that has undergone atrocities over the last 44 years.”

    Muslims, said Sheikh Abdi, had no intention of off-loading the burden of their sufferings to any other community or religion in the country. “The fear that Muslims want to introduce Sharia law and make Islam the supreme religion in the country are false and meant to generate hostility between us and our Christian and Hindu brothers. Islam does not suppress other religions,” he said.

    NAMLEF, the national umbrella platform of leaders of Muslim organizations, had called the Press conference at its offices in Hurlingham, Nairobi for the first time in two months to clear the air over the controversy that Mr Odinga had entered into a pact with them ahead of the General Election.

    When the ODM candidate said he publicly that he had signed an MoU with Muslims, it set forth a national debate on its rationale with leaders of the Christian faith in the country divided over it. The matter was also picked up by PNU leaders who condemned the move as meant to create religious animosity in the country. A section of key Islamic organizations such as Supreme Council of Muslims of Kenya (Supkem) disowned the pact stating that they were not consulted. On his part, Mr Odinga stated that it was his assurance to the Muslims that their welfare would be guaranteed if he wins the elections.

    Yesterday, the ODM candidate reiterated that the MoU with Muslims “was very innocent” of the accusations, stating that it was not the first time that such an agreement was being signed with the Muslim community.

    “Even the Head of State, President Mwai Kibaki, did so in the run up to the 2002 general elections at Nyali Beach Hotel in the presence of late Vice President Michael Wamalwa and Kalonzo Musyoka (now ODM-K presidential candidate). I therefore wonder why people are up in arms when I sign such a harmless agreement with the Muslims,” he said.

    While agreeing with Mr Odinga on the 2002 MoU, Sheikh Abdi and Sheikh Said Athman — the national executive council member of the Muslim forum — said the venue was Reef Hotel, Mombasa.

  177. Auki Ollows says:

    I see that NAMLEF has released the MoU signed with Raila:
    http://politics.nationmedia.com/inner.asp?pcat=NEWS&cat=TOP&sid=937

    As we expected, this thing was always harmless. Now we expect as many Christians to read it in every Church function just like they read the fake one… This is in order that their honesty in the matter be restored…

    RAILA FOR REAL CHANGE! RAILA FOR PRESIDENT!

  178. kip says:

    This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made between Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga on one hand and the National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF) on the other hand.
    At the time of execution of this MOU, on one hand, Hon. Raila Odinga has declared to vie for the presidency of Kenya during the 2007 General elections. He has sought the support of NAMLEF in getting the backing of the Muslim community in Kenya to back him for presidency.
    On the other hand, NAMLEF a national umbrella platform of all leaders of Muslim organizations desires to see our country Kenya as a just, harmonious, peaceful and a prosperous nation based on good governance, constitutionalism and the rule of law, pro-poor policies, enhanced democratic space and where Kenyans effectively participate in shaping their destiny and the positive upliftment of the status and welfare of Muslims in Kenya and the correction of historical and structural injustices and marginalization meted on the Muslim through deliberate policies and programmes.
    In entering into this agreement, NAMLEF and the Muslim community in Kenya recognize the fact that president Mwai Kibaki’s government has meted out calculated, deliberate, unprecedented discrimination, intimidation and harassment of sections of Kenyans, including the Muslims. NAMLEF and the Muslim in Kenya desire to see an end to this.
    After due consultations, NAMLEF has arrived at a decision to support the candidature of Hon. Raila Odinga for Presidency during 2007
    In this MOU reference to NAMLEF is intended to include and bind all such persons who have authority to commit NAMLEF or work under its authority.
    This MOU therefore declares and commits Hon Raila Odinga and NAMLEF as follows. That:
    A. Hon Raila Odinga and NAMLEF agree to this MOU to take effect forthwith upon it signing
    B. This MOU is made to secure and cement solidarity and partnership between Hon Raila Odinga and NAMLEF constituency based on values of mutual trust, honesty integrity, transparency and good governance.
    C. This MUO is made in utmost good faith and trust between Hon Raila Odinga and NAMLEF with the common objective of transforming our country Kenya into a proud, prosperous and just nation, where all Kenyans live in harmony realizing their full potential without discrimination, subjugation or fear.
    D. NAMLEF shall:
    a. Declare support for Hon. Raila Odinga’s candidature for presidency.
    b. Support no other candidate for presidency for the 2007 General Elections.
    c. Mobilize the Muslim constituency countrywide to support Honorable Raila Odinga’s candidature for presidency.
    d. Provide Hon Raila Odinga’s presidency with support and wise counsel.
    e. Maintain open links of communication during the presidency of Hon Raila Odinga
    E. Hon Raila Odinga shall:
    a. Embrace NAMLEF totally as his partner of choice in seeking the backing of the Muslim community, including access to and representation on all his presidential Campaign Organs.
    B. Upon successful election and serving as the President of Kenya:
    I. Continue to embrace NAMLEF as his partner of choice, providing support and sustain relations with it and the Muslim community.
    II. Accord NAMLEF both an advisory and partner role in his government on all muslin affairs.
    III. Embark on the radical transformation of Kenya to be as a just, harmonious, peaceful and a prosperous nation based on good governance, constitutionalism and the rule of law, pro-poor policies, enhanced democratic space and where Kenyans effectively participate in shaping their destiny through a genuinely devolved government.
    IV. Initiate, within the first year, deliberate policies and programmes to redress historical, current and structural marginalization and injustices on Muslims in Kenya. This will include the entrenchment in the Kenyan constitution provision that will outlaw the targeting and profiling of any Kenyan community (including the Muslim) and subjecting them to human rights abuses, violations and discrimination under the guise of whatsoever , as has specifically been witnessed by the Muslim community in the past. Specific action will include the setting up of a commission to inquire on deliberate schemes and actions of government, its agencies or officers, to target or interfere with welfare and social well being of Muslim in Kenya as citizens including rendition of Kenyans to Somalia, Ethiopia and Guantanamo Bay. Such schemes and actions will be put to an end and public officers’ responsible for the same named and held to account.
    V. Ensure equitable representation of all Muslims in all public appointments.
    F. NAMLEF as a credible national Muslim institution and Hon Raila Odinga as an able national leader known for consistency, valor and statesmanship and vying for the highest position in Kenya Commit themselves to this MOU.

  179. Otsiatso says:

    1. Ok, Agent4change – show us the images of the Bura etc. rallies.
    2. Please, please someone tell the ODM youths not to disrupt rallies of PNU or anyone. Why do that when the are already dong it for themselves. SAitoti can not even hold a rlly in his backyard. We can not stand for democracy when we try to stifle it. Let Uhuru roam the country if he likes, WaKenya washaamua in chungwa. So NO to rally disruptions!!

  180. Yego says:

    A promise is a depth and now i hit the road once again on behalf of ma comrades of the Raila Intelligence service (RIS).

    1.Mr Kalonzo Musyoka the self declared mr clean was in khartoum early this month where he had dinner in one of his close allies hse in Burri (garden city area).In attentance were two former kenya army colonels also close allies and an renown arms dealer to the malitia .Explzin to kenyans what the meeting was all about………………………………….After the dinner, their was a second meeting in Chinese Petroleum Oil Company (CPOC) office near Grand Holiday Inn Villa along Nile avenue and the discussion centred on the oil exploration in the Ilemi Triangle region( border arae between kenya and sudan).In attendance were the host and our mr clean and allies.Now kalonzo no longer hires an helicopter but own one which was donated by the same pple…..explain.

  181. Yego says:

    I have information that there is an advance plan to rob bonefide voters from the western kenya region there right to vote even be4 the election.
    Report reaching me is that beggining the 4th dec, there will be an on and off road blocks mounted along nairobi -nakuru highway by mungiki like malitia who will be demanding either the national id or voters cards from travellars destined for the western block.They will then collect this vital documents and allow the travellers to continue with their journey……..can you read the damage guys???????…………..The road blocks will be mounted at the following spots(limuru,lari,karai,kinungi and naivasha).Towards chrismas , thats around dec 23rd onward, there would be rowdy youth demonstrating daily at this spots to shun away voters from travelling back home or to nairobi to vote.Inthis regard, i would wish to appeal to the pentagon and particularly to the wing in charge of security to take action and meet the police commissioner or willing police units to assist accord our voters maximum security and even provide escort contigents to that effect.As usual a press conference should also be convened to trush this wishful plan by non other than Njenga Karume.

  182. Elizabeth says:

    Mr. Yego…….you could be our ‘answered prayer’ I am going to tell my five cousins who always carry themselves with their families to go back and vote in Kisumo. We are going to find a way to make sure their voters cards plus IDs get home without them, I wouldnt mention that here, but each one of us here has to find a way of making sure that a thing like this does not happen. We have to watch each others’ back, be our brothers/sisters keepers and make it our responsiblity to protect what we hold dear at this time. Without even waiting for the Pentagon to arrange for the same.

    PUNU is using everything they have at their disposal to frustrate us and make sure that they sail through, sorry for them, but this year they have to use every coin they’ve got if they must win. And even if they win (GOD FORBID!) We would have surely smoked them up and given them a run for their money.

  183. Samuel says:

    Although the nominations fell below expectation of supporters, I think they were rather fair going by the aspirants who won parliamentary nominations in R. Valley, Western and Nyanza our main strongholds. However we should move on and the aspirants as well as the losers should campaign for the real thing which is the presidency.

  184. Steven M says:

    Yego,

    Are you in intelligence because your information is uncunningly accurate. But I must say, we are grateful for the insights and continue what you are doing. Its of great help.

  185. Auki Ollows says:

    People!

    We have been eating PUNU alive since this week started! They even appeared on tv yesterday crying about how ODM is intending to wash the country with propaganda generated in South Africa and Dubai… Their guys are being caught with Weapons of Human Destruction and their vehicles are being caught with vile propaganda material in Rift Valley… At the same time, Centre for Multi Party Democracy is hosting the whiners in the PUNU camp who lost out in the nominations, for their sob session, where they demand PUNU campaign cash, a meeting with the president and an assurance that the prez won’t campaign for the 3-piece voting style… Mambo bado…

    Meanwhile, The Ptg is combing every blade in Coast Province and Western Province is crying that instead of the president going there, he’s sending Lucy… We ARE ON!

    WAKENYA MSILALE! BADO MAPAMBANO!

  186. Zizi says:

    About the MOU. There has been a press conference by Church leaders questioning the authencity of the MOU released yesterday.
    http://www.kbc.co.ke/story.asp?ID=46706

    This is my take:

    1. The Church in Kenya is going to very polarising. We are likely to see the uglies of religious intolerance in Kenya up and above ethnic violence that we experience every day.

    2. The Church leaders as opposed to Muslims have shown that they are not ready to embrace others.

    3. The Church is the one that called upon parties to the MOU to release the real MOU if the other one was fake. That call meant that when ODM releases the real one, things will calm down. I want to ask the Church if it knows of another MOU that it really wants to see other than the two – fake one and a genuine one.

    4. NCCK and the Ufangamano Initiative, which I believe has metamophosised, is likely to take the country into chaos if it continues to touch on sensitive religious thread of the Kenyan community.

    5. The Church seems to be playing partisan politics. Soon partisan politics will be in church (it is already happening) and the flock will go astray. Let us not invite the fury of the Master on the innonent blood.

    6. If the Church is not satisfied with the disclosure of the document released yesterday, the truth is hard to tell. Only God who knows the secret places can be able show us the way. In the meantime, remain humble and pray for the unity of the country. Let love blossom.

    7. Does the Church want to say that all the other propaganda about Raila is true? Does the Church believe Raila was involved in 1982? I do not think so. What the Church should do is to caution its faithfuls on negative propaganda that demeans human dignity. Raila is an Anglican and a politician.

    STAND UP FOR THE COUNTRY MY DEAR FRIENDS.

  187. Otieno says:

    Forget this so called “Church Leaders” How do they know the MOU released yesterday is fake? Why are they being partisan? Where were these so called “Church Leaders” when Kibaki and his cronies were looting Kenya dry. Why haven’t they said anything regarding Wanjala and co walking scot free? This is just another PANUA choreographed strategy at damage control. Kenyans are not naive. One wonders indeed if they are true Christians. Nothing will come of it!

  188. Otsiatso says:

    The church lost its voice long after it stood by as Obako and his team trashed the Bomas draft. What is shameful is that it is now divided along ethnic lines – tomorrow those from chungwa regions will hold another press conference to counter today’s.

    How we miss Okullu and Muge

  189. tnk says:

    when the ODM pentagon respond to the MOU debate, I would ask that they remind Kenyans of a very simple and basic truth. It is shameful and very wrong that a Kenyan citizen has to sign an MoU in order to be a regarded as a citizen i.e we are barking up the wrong tree. The real issue here is that the fundamental rights of a select group of Kenyan citizens have been in the past (4o years or so) been trampled on such that for their continued well being it has become necessary to get into some form of written agreement.

    We are all being made to chase after the symptoms associated with the problem rather than identify the root cause and deal with that.

    If it were possible, the oppressed and poor majority of Kenya should sign an MoU with Raila to ensure that the next gover, also caters for their interests and not just for the rich few. Hey wait a minute… in fact we already have signed an MoU, called ODM support to get rid of inept governance.

  190. James says:

    Can you please remind the Panua tribal jingoists of this record of a president we elected as a whole country:

    1. He accepted CDF without a veto even though he refused to increase the allocation.

    2. He was forced to accept free primary education even though he refused to hire more teachers. At least he has something to tell Gordon Brown and Unicef.

    3. He recarpeted Mbagathi Road at a cost of 4 billion. (3 kms for 4 billion in 5 years, this should be a question for the class 8 KCPE maths paper, at least we can know the national average on the number of years and how much we pay per year to build 1 km of road)

    4. He has built some roads and plans to build others in his new term most of them in that new territorial Kenya, the one murungi shook during banana banana, banana.

    5. He outsourced police services to Artur and Co. Inc.

    6. He outsourced Justice services to Somalis, Ethiopians and Cubans pro bono

    7. He redeemed the corrupt of their sins on earth via three commissions of inquiry (Ndungu, Kiruki, Kamau Kuria/Bosire, aay these names) and still managed to create new ones aka magari and magari Ltd.

    8. Brought Lema Ayanu. That Ethiopian peasant they coerced into becoming Kimathi and then brought here at state cost out of fear for the mau mau or is it the home guards? By the way was this guy a home guard or mau mau proper?

    9. He privatised water, kengen, railways, Telkom, Kenya-Re and I don’t know which one else (Somehow there were always very special high networth investors who ended up with more shares than all retail Kenyan investors put together aka transcentury). I hear these days service delivery has improved in Kengen, railways has new wagons and an expanded modern rail network and water is now reaching even the dry rural outposts. Kickback1 ltd. How else would you justify subsidizing a company 30% owned privately using state resources? KPLC

    10. Reduced poverty by 10% from 55% to 46%. Never mind that we were actually at 51% in 2002. Somehow this guy manages to achieve heaven without doing anything. He is a master of low expectations. If he can’t meet the expectations, he wipes the expectations and redefines the problem. He actually redefined poverty and ended up with 10% more rich Kenyans.

    11. Resettled squatters in rift valley, coast and central yes central province. This guy was surely a homegurad or may be his father was. Vintage kickback 1. He actually managed to resettle the squatters where they were before he became President. Called digging a trench and walking over it then claiming the record of flying highest. This guy redefined the squatters as land owners and wiped out the problem. Whoever we called squatters are still the same people except now according to kickback1, they are settled and finished. Economic growth without development. Development without household incomes. Remember this guy actually changed the accounting system so that we suddenly appeared to be growing without actually growing. Kibeconomics with World Bank moderation.

    12. Created new districts. Many new districts. We now have about 140 or how many are they?

    13. Concealed identities. Many identities. The angloleasers, the mobiteleans, the high net worth investors. This guy actually says he does not know who owns mobitelea. That company that stole 5% of safaricom shares. How do you actually steal shares of a public company? And you can’t be seen, not even known. Yes 5%. 5% of that golden mountain owned by you and me disappeared. We don’t know who stole it. May be we need to check keenly in Lake Baringo and Naromoru river, just may be we can find something. Kibaki actually tells me, his employer, that he lost the file at registrar of companies. Sometimes he says the registrar has refused to give him the file. But still he actually wants to sell all those shares before he goes home. If the file is lost how do you sell what is in the file? The shares are in the file. These are things only possible in a kibaki controlled environment.

    14. Replaced all critical officers in the government of Kenya with “true professionals” (or are they geo-physiologically qualified people) in 1 year flat. The OP, statehouse, Finance, Energy, Lands, Education and foreign affairs. There was a rumour that at one time out of 74 districts, he actually managed to appoint 50 of his tribesmen as DCs. Miffed by this percentage he increased districts so he could appoint other Kenyans. Then Chuki Kimeendero heard a joke at Windsor that Kickback1 was now getting stale intelligence since most DCs are from elsewhere, they added districts and appointed their true professionals.

    14. Managed to pay his friends at KACC more than himself (these guys or is it this guy have/has a huge job to do, a job bigger than that of the president of the republic of Kenya . But hey, how else would a new president anglolease a 60billion scandal in 2 years flat and still cleanse accomplices? No wonder audio tapes get lost and become inaudible very rampantly. Only those ones taped and kept by Githongo are still audible).

    15. Appointed a roving ambassador at large with a mini winnie on the side aka activist. He also privatised hostage taking by appointing a trusted hand as a media houses raider and hostage taker, aka my government with Keriri. Why not appoint Jimmy, such a coward.

    16. Killed Narc, packed ECK with cronies, forgave all coffee debts, imported sugar large scale, accelerated rural electrification in new Kenya , increased the average age of top civil servants by 40% and still managed to be an everything off president. No wonder we created squatters in Mau forest and watched as Kenyans became IDPs and refugees in Mt. Elgon . Yes there are Kenyans living in makeshift refugee camps in Uganda . Oh I nearly forgot the KNHRC actually recovered 500 bodies of young Kenyans killed in unfamiliar circumstances only comparable to the British Gulag, that strategy against the Mau Mau. Oh but the executers of the strategy are actually the same led by none other than Chuki Kimeendero.

    17. Garlanded the media houses hostage taker and raider with the EGH honour when even Bildad Kaggia who brought independence died without enjoying such a honour from his country. Homeguard

    Please vote wisely this is a wonderful record.

  191. ABDI SOFE says:

    ITS BEEN ALONG TIME COMING CHANGE IS THE ONLY WAY .THE IRONY IS THAT KIBAKI IS ACTING LIKE A PROVINCIAL COMMISIONER RATHER THAN A PRESIDENT..WAKE YOUR EX LAST TIME I CHECKED KENYA HAD 8 PROVINCES .LETS ALL JOIN TO HAVE AN ALL INCLUSIVE KENYA I THINK THE MORE THE BETTER..AND 8 > 1

  192. solomon says:

    The answer to the Kibaki religious wing is simple- has the so-called rule of law protected rendition of innocent Kenyan muslims to Ethiopia, Somali and Guatanamo bay?

    How comes they have not demanded an explanation from Kibaki for this grave violation of muslims rights by the their benefactor, Mwai Kibaki? Why silence on this matter?

    Raila could stand firm and assert that he will not be the one to betray the muslim brother like Mwai Kibaki has done.

    Alternatively, ODM could give these guys a contempt card and forge ahead with the final stretch of this campaign.

    Finally, thanks a 100times to Yego.

  193. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    1ITHINK ODM SHOULD FORGET ABOUT THE MOU SINCE WE CAN SEE THAT THE CHURCHES COMPLAINING ARE INDEED THE AGENTS OF THE DEVIL ON THE EARTH,LOOK AT THE SO CALLED “bishop”kITONGA IF HE FEELS HE IS CLEAN,WHY DOESNT HE TELL US THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GROUND ON WHICH HIS CHURCH IN HURUMA STANDS?AND FOR THE OTHER FOOLS WHY DO THEY PREACH FORGIVENESS WHEN THEY ARE FULL OF VENGANCE?
    WHY ARENT THESE EARTHLY DEVILS COMMENTING ON PROPAGANDA MATERIAL SPREADING IN THE COUNTRY?
    AGAIN IASK WHY DIDNT THIS HYPOCRITES TALK WHEN KIBAKI HAD SUCH AN MOU?
    OH GOD ,THE MARGINALISED AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS CAN SIGN AS MANY MOUS AS PRACTICABLE,REMEMBER KNUT IN 2002?WHAT IF ELMOLOS DECIDED TO SIGN ONE?
    ITS GOOD THAT THE MAINSTREAM CHURCHES HAVE NOT MESSED UP COZ IF THEY DID……………………………….
    MYSELF IAM ACHRISTIAN AND IBELIEVE THAT MINORITY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED,WHY DO WE ALWAYS TALK OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-HAWA WATU WASHINDWE.

    BISHOP WANJIRU(ON ONE FM XTIAN STATIONS) LAST WEEK CASTIGATED CHURCHES LEADERS FOR NOT HAVING AN AGENDA WHICH THEY CAN PUT FORWARD TO THE GOVT UNLIKE MUSLIMS,SO WAWACHE WIVU.
    KITONGA WE ARE GOING TO UNMASK YOU TO THE LEVEL YOU WILL UNDERSTAND OUR BITTERNESS

  194. Yego says:

    My fellow kenyans yearning for change… all is not well again as the PUNU rigging machinery is working all round the clock.Mr Kivuitu Sir!! where is your deputy Mr Kihara Mutu? what is he doing in london? Mr kivuitu is bussy releasing list of bonifide canditates while Mr Mtu or mutu is doing something funny that i can now reveal.This guy bussy editing voters registers in london and this is hw its been done.As Kivuitu said be4 in a press conference that there will be two lists of double registered voters and the “clean register”,yes thats going to be it i agree…….but the funny thing that will happen is if we have for example 100 voters registered in olympic primary polling station, the “clean register “will have the 100 registered voters then the double register in the same station will enlist may be 13 voters as double registered…….In this case simple mathematics tells you that the so called “clean register” should enlist 87 voters, why 100 voters again??????? so what is happening is the 13 voters will be imported voters who will actually vote in their respective stations and move on to vote in olympic primary without much complain coz its an hitech rigging system that will go undetected.In reality we will have 113 pple elegible to vote instead of 100.The editing process i mean here now entails adding the like the 13 voters on the register, print them exactly the same way with the genuine registers, package them and dispatch them on the 27th without kivuitu knowing .Hey this is a serious matter considering that mutu as all along been in the UK even failing to attend the appeals board last week.Can someone do something from the ODM side .

  195. zakayo mwangi says:

    The battle has started and there is urgent need to consolidate what we have gained. Kibaki is gaining ground due to alot of media coverage he has received and its time Raila replicate what he did during the 2002 elections and the referendum.
    He need to marshal his energy and emabrk on a spirited campaign, he has lost abit nd we need his voice and pictures in the Media.
    There is need to intesively curb the western and Rift areas and if we win in Rift then we are home and dry.

  196. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    I’m a born again Christian. I have seen the press release from the church leaders and sincrely am really pissed of to say the least.

    I can say for sure the DEVIL is on the pulpit. If they believe the constitution is what should be used to protect Kenyans where were they when Kenyans were being deportted to other countries for crime supposedly commited in Kenya by Kenyans >

    Shame on them. What are they saying of ongoing clashes in various parts of this country ? What have they said about PNU propagaganda that is likely to transform this country to Rwanda ?

    Stop this Muslim Phobia.

    What have they gained or have they been promised in return to spporting PNU ?

    I expect Njue to come back fully reloaded with the Gema Propaganda. I expect him to desist from hating the Muslims and focussing on higher calling of serving God’s people regardless of their tribe.

  197. tnk says:

    Yego that is good work. I also suspect that there will be numerous errors on some ballot papers. Extra vigilance required all round. And if indeed Mutu’s conduct is suspect, ODM should not be lenient at all, no-one is above the law, Police commissioner must be pestered persistently until he releases his officers to carry out unhindered investigations and prosecute. ECK has said many times they lack the necessary resources to conduct and prosecute offences and rely on the AG who depends on the police force. I’m certain there are men and women of integrity in the police force that can enforce law and restore the dignity and pride of the police force. Kibakis term is coming to an end and the rule of law must prevail. These PNU moles and activists are operate as if they are above the law or that the law does not exist.

  198. tnk says:

    Njuguna

    when you have a moment read this

    http://bible.cc/leviticus/19-16.htm

    Let those church leaders be aware that there is no blind follower. We all know exactly where we stand.

    THe passage from Leviticus and Deutronomy is all that needs to be dropped at Njue and co’s doorstep

  199. charles says:

    i dont even see the need to respond to the so called “church leaders”.these guys are serving their masters.all those guys are close friends to the following.silas yego(moi),boniface adoyo,mutiso&kibarabara(kalonzo):Kitonga(kibaki)………so wat do u expect!

    there are so many issues that are affecting this nation which need the church to stand up and put the govt on the spot-kuresoi killings,mt.Elgon clashes,electoral violence,the rungus and pangas e.t.c why are these fellow silent on them?

    i believe these people are intolerant…and it is shadow war against our muslim brothers and sisters

    RAILA USILALE BADO MAPAMBANO.
    bloggers get time to read leviticus 19-16……….CHUNGWA MOJA………MAISHA BORA

  200. Auki Ollows says:

    I think we FORGET those church leaders… How can they pretend that the fake MoU is the real one? When asked for proof they say that they were given that MoU by Muslim Brethren…RIDICULOUS! They want to DISTRACT us from our raging campaigns… If they seek to make Kalonzo relevant they should try other tricks. Right now, we are VERY BUSY with important matters… Like sweeping the whole country with an Orange Broom…

  201. Mike says:

    When the Israelites were to enter the promised land Joshua signed a peace treaty with the Gibeonites Joshua 9. Even though it was premature, the Israelites honored it lest a curse befall them for rescinding an agreement.

    As a born again Christian my conscience is clear that revoking or reneging as they suggest, the said MOU would be disastrous not only for ODM but for the country coz God is a covenant God. The Bible itself is clear with treaties and that is why Jacob had to make a treaty with Esau, David and Jonathan and so on yet they were still used by God mightily. The treaty whether bad or good has been made and we should be prepared for it , perhaps it is what will take us where we want or where we should be.

    Who does not know the problems of the Kenyan Church. I have always asked myself this question why is there no such a passion for the Gospel in Kenya yet Christ’s greatest commission to believers was go ye into the world and preach the gospel not
    sit in hotels and condenm non-believers.

    In as much as it could be “wrong” to sign that MOU, GOD looks at the intention or the motive of the parties, at least Raila has spoken about it, Muslims have gone ahead to release it, which tells me that there is a level of transparency and sincerity. Mahatma Gandhi said he would have been a Christian were it not for Christians. What the Kenyan flock and the Church in general needs is truth in the inner parts.

    David was a adulterer but God still called him a “man after my own heart”. Paul the Apostle calls himself the chief sinner but is credited for having written many books in the Bible, Moses a murderer but God still used him to deliver the Israelites and so on
    and so forth. The people who led the crucify Jesus campaign were not the ordinary men but the Pharisees, teachers of the law and Rabbis. Lastly Pilate said that he finds no fault in Jesus. Kenyans will give a verdict whether there is any fault in Raila or not on 27th Dec.

    At the end of the day, if you want to know whether you are in the right party, may be you are undecided due to the effects of the MOU check the level of ;
    1. CONFUSION because God usually sends confusion in the enemies camp.
    2. Check the level of LIES/ FACTS being churned out.
    3. The level of CONSISTENCY in the message and strategy
    4. The PASSION and PURPOSE of the followers towards the goals of the team ,
    5. The VISION of the leader.

  202. PABLO says:

    Hey Orangers Let us forget about the Qs Church Leaders for sure am right and you will bare with me whose curch leaders are they which section of the church is talking about the MOU it is Just afew elements as I know them We wll mention them by names as Paul the apostle did when there was a problem at the church of Corinth. Gitonga, Njue, Githii … and the co should stop misleading the faithfuls the Bible is very clear about its concepts God looks at the heart … do you really think that the hearts of the Aforementioned morons could please God in any way?? ODMers we have already fought a good fight let us remain focused and broaden up the winnin margin for I believe we have already won but what we as ODM family are trying to do is to atleast win with a margin of 70% becasuse we want to show these clones how work is done. Thanks alot to faithful supporters and ctributers let us keep it up and we shall all meet at that beatiful shore when Ugatuzi will have taken its roots. God Bless all ODMers may He grant us a Flood win.

    Chunwa Moja
    Maisha Bora

  203. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    WHEN YOU START RECRUITING AGENTS GIVE ME ACALL.

  204. charles says:

    BY THE WAY THAT “CHURCH LEADER” THE MUTISO GUYS,SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH POSSESION ON MATERIALS THAT ARE MEANT TO INCITE KENYANS.HOW COULD HE GET AWY WITH THAT!HE EVEN SHOWED IT TO THE JOURNALISTS…..

  205. Otieno says:

    Yego, RIS

    Have you seen this?

    MR. MICHAEL KAIRU – DIRECTOR OF PRINTFAST (PNU PROPAGANDA PRINTING FIRM) – IS IN UK TO COLLECT SAMPLES OF BALLOT PAPERS FROM AN ECK COMMISSIONER AND DELIVER THE SAME TO A SECURITY PRINTER IN BELGIUM FOR PRODUCTION OF PARALLEL BALLOT PAPERS TO BE USED IN RIGGING THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTIONS. THIS IS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF HON MICHUKI (MIN INTERNAL SECURITY), CYRUS GITUAI – PS PROVI ADMIN, J MAKUMI – DIRECTOR OF ADMIN OP, A MR KIRUBI DSF OP, PNU FRIENDLY FRIENDLY OFFICERS AT THE GOVT PRESS AND GIDEON MOI

  206. Yego says:

    Thanks Mr Otieno,
    As you read in our yesterday issue on rigging , we tried to summaries the whole thing for a fast action from the ODM which Raila actually did by calling a press conference.

    Today im going to give you an insight on other hitech arrangements of rigging underway within and outside the country.

    To start with can Mr Kihara Mutu tell us as kenyans what deal does he have with a Nigerian forgerer who lives in portmouth city in the UK and who hosted him recently when he was in the UK.The Nigerian is a well known fake dollar and Euro printer.

    Secondly, i would like to inform you that there is a consignment of ink remover substance called saskat-methyl which as been procured by one Mr Lennie who happens to have been among the guest in the glutton club of 1 million per plate.The consignment will be destint to Eldoret Internation Airport from Dubai aboard a DAS Cargo flight.Its suspect and as by now our assumption is that the substance is part of the rigging material required.Can someone say something on this.We still monitoring it keenly and will inform you when the logistics process begins.

    Thirdly,my remote sensing analyst is giving me an increased human activity at one corner of Mt kenya forest facing nanyuki and the same colour code signal is being detected in marmanet forest.What interests me most is the detection of a Radio active signal.The compound formula of the substance being detected as a matching bar with the composition of a grenade.Im still working on this as asoon as i capture this area in the satellite imagery, i would also give a definate report on this including the precise coordinates and buffer circumference of the areas in question.Our suspicion on this is that may be mungiki are back at their oathing assembly areas for preparations.

    Otherwise we the members of RIS would like to inform our comrades that our main reason of dwelling on rigging chemistry is coz there is no other way Kibaki can beat Agwambo unless he employs these dirty trick but we assure you that we are dedicated to smashing all these punda tricks .

    PENTAGON AND ODMer’s FAMILY, WE ARE HAPPY YOU ARE LISTENING TO US

  207. muchindo says:

    Yego, have you or any in your RIS team seen this? What do you make of it? It arrived in my mail this morning.

    Sent: 30 November 2007 01:47
    To: undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject: The mind of a worried PNU apologist

    Anonymous

    lol the mind of a scared PNU apologist ! READ IT HERE!
    The threat is real; ODM is PNUs nightmare. PNU must win these coming elections at all costs but the cost right now is not about money…. there is no money worth at all. Any one who still feels that PNU has an upper hand is thinking from under the sand, is either all sunken or has a head buried deep within; everyday news and evidence carries the credence that ODM is increasingly unstoppable. PNU on the other hand is growingly engulfed in internal flames and their lack of unity and a sustainable campaign agenda, their greatest undoing. Maybe they started out late is the reason for all their woes.

    After the nominations fiasco across party platforms ODM moved to mend fences within its homestead and now seems set to do the last stretch as a unit. PNU on the other hand has shooed aside a part of it coalition partners, who now have to sing negative songs from the sidelines.

    Since the beginning of the real campaigns there have been blunders on both sides of the main political groupings but ODM, as the initial underdog always managed to use them to their advantage. The Majimbo issue, which ODM still publicly champions, the government has gone cold on on its equivalent propaganda. Why they got tired of reciprocating, I don’t know. Successful political campaigns should press on sustained rhetoric of propaganda until the aim is achieved. That is what ODM is doing.

    The MOU with Muslims is another item. After the government went quiet on it, ODM went ahead and released their ‘genuine’ copy to shoo of the repulsing church and PNU stalwarts. Right now, the same MOU issue has come back to the centre stage of opposing discussions. The ‘church’ is spitting fire and PNU too is emitting the same with some urging ODM to reveal the real OMU. The question now is, whatever else they release, who will know the truth? And whatever the truth is, once again, ODM has managed to do what it does all the time; set a campaign agenda. Ordinarily, it should always be the reverse scenario of the government setting an agenda for the opposition to cry upon… which brings me to the next issue.

    There is a purported government ploy to discredit ODM’s Raila in Rift Valley through distribution of posters depicting a caricature of him as a vicious leader hanging Moi, with a lot of other Kalenjin leaders queuing in line, the first one being Ruto. If the government is indeed behind these schemes as ODM says, then this turns out as a vicious propaganda to counter ODM in Rift Valley. If their aim was achieved, that is, if they were behind it in the first place then it was below par. The locals, both wananchi and police nabbed the culprits, both civilian ad and efforts to set them free are a cropper up to now. Otherwise, it raises the profile that the perpetrators want to create chaos, beginning with Rift Valley as the epicenter. If the government was not behind the leaflets then it will only become clearer in the near future, otherwise ODM has managed to paint in the public eye a clear picture of the government’s direct hand in the act. This is not far from the declaration by former president Moi that he will do anything in his means to lock out ODM from power in the coming elections.

    Some quarters have fronted the thought that intention is to start ‘something big’ so that the elections are either held in a scenario of fear or are postponed anyway.

    It almost seems that PNU’s song of a great development record is not dance-able as much as they had envisaged. This is equivalent to the rhetoric that the domo people do not have a track record to be voted. ODM on the other hand never seems to run of agenda, minting them out, one after the other successively, and each, causing a ‘desired effect’ and impact. What happened to the bags of goodies that President Kibaki has been dishing, seeming endlessly? It had a fairly good impact on the voters in a way. He should have sustained that effort or staggered it as opposed to right now when he moves around the country’s provinces with an empty hand. When you are always giving your dog ‘something’ it will forget the rabbit and continue staring at your dangling hands.

    Enough of that!

    What must PNU do in order to win the elections? First, on an open field; they can’t. There is no time for a credible campaign to revert the ratings sizably and secondly, the PNU house is in shambles. There is not time to fix that! So, what can PNU do?

    There are several options, though they are all dirty. Kibaki should first remove focus from his aspirants because they can only deliver him individual votes. As Moi�s team-mate, he should run up to Moi for abracadabra which, from then on will not be clean anyway. Make a state chaos that is so unmanageable to the effect that polling will be a fiasco in provinces like Western, Rift Valley, North Eastern and Coast.

    Sit on the ‘GEMA’ church to sustain an extreme negative propaganda on the person of Raila Odinga, day-in-day-out for the whole while of the remaining days. In this approach the media like church, television and Radio should make Raila, their negative anthem incessantly. This is apt to have the greatest clean effort.

    Finally, if all else fails; the president should ‘plot’ a military coup which in effect will transfer power from himself to the military. In this case, the new rulers will suspend the constitution and give a window period of their presence until a new election is held, the time-frame in this case would be measured in terms of what it will take to shred ODM and Raila in the process of stabilizing PNU for the elections set again by the military leaders. Desperate situations call for desperate measures�

  208. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    Yego,
    You are giving us hope. No amount of intimidation, hate propaganda or vote rigging will go undetected before the damage is done.

    In response all ODMers should be alerted that they have a responsibility to stop all forms of vote stealing.

    I think I have a few ideas how each ODM supporter can be converted into a ODM rigging watch. I will email the administrator shortly.

  209. Yego says:

    Thanks Muchindo & Njuguna,
    From my further analysis, i can vividly report to you that the two suspect areas in mt kenya and marmanet forest bears the following co-ordinates
    1. Mt Kenya forest assembly point-0 39 37.53 dms S,35 36 08.42 dms E, Elevation 2386m.The approximate buffer circumference is 41.5m

    2.Marmanet Forest-0 02 43.06dms S,37 10 28.19dms E, Elevation 2292m.The approximate buffer circumference is 26m
    As by you document Mr Njuguna, we are aware of the military coup at hand but we dont wanna speculate that at this juncture coz we have just enlisted it as a possibility and as by the fact that the senior officers board which is supposed to have sat some weeks ago to pass among others promotions as not done so upto now coz its purpoted that some officers who will climb the Rank are from “Unwanted Communities” or supporters of ODM

  210. Elizabeth says:

    Yego,

    Once again you have carried the day. I can now sit comfortably singing ODM, RAILA AMOLLO ODINGA up until 27th. Now I am assured that the RIS is working full time and also doing some extra jigs. God, how elsle would I have got informed about such hi-tech analysis which rings into my head like some lullabbies.

    Show them! Show them what we are made of. Heheheeeeeee somebody at PUNU I know is busy knocking his head on the wall cursing the day they made ODM.

    And Muchindo…. you have tickled me to the borne! The propagandas are not working and these PUNU heads must now run back to the drawing board to start afresh, oh, but the time is so short. Maybe they run back to their mamas and start crying like four year olds.

    I am having a field day wathcing these PUNU heads being slaughted alive and roasted by their own agendas. Didnt we tell them TSUNAMI is coming? I am sharpening my vote, and praying to GOD to bring the much needed peaceful artmosphere for voting.

    Boys/Girls keep it coming………..!

  211. Elizabeth says:

    Now I can sense why these PNU kept on asking what RAILA was doing out of the country! We have kept them seated with one butt on the edge of the seat. They are gored wherever they turn. We are frying them alive.

  212. Vincent says:

    Pheew! This is a piece of information.

    Am glad we have such smart guys within our ranks. am so happy.

    Please continue being vigilant and keep us posted.

    Somebody to tell us about the Voters Register! We ODMers are concerned about our satutus.

    Am glad Raila is putting pressure on kivuitu to release the Register. Somebody to monitor and make sure the register is intact.

    CHEERS ODMers

  213. Yego says:

    ALERT!!!URGENT URGENT URGENT

    To to try and divert attention and avoid more questions on the source of the leaflets circulating in the Rift valley, i can now reveal that the same two printers are now working on a counter plan to print another version of leaflets discrediting kibaki and the pple of central province and put all the blame on ODM.Infact the leaflets will bear the message “printed by salanic printers, p.o, box Eldoret”.Have come to learn that the mentioned printers belongs to one of our beloved pentagon members and they wanna depict him as revengeful and arrogant.Can someone do something and counter this premature plan on time be4 they hit the road.

  214. Njuguna Kariuki says:

    The MOU Debate on nation’s blog has been handled well by our supporters. No more need to focus on it.

    How is Ruto & Mudavadi faring in North Rift ?

    Is there plan for winning Nairobi ? Not yet seen our candidates in action.

    What is this story of City Council harrasing Investors who have advertised on Adop A Light billboards ? Another goof by PNU which we cant let them get away with .

  215. Yego says:

    President Raila Amollo Mibey as a right whatsoever as the pples president to visit kenyans in diaspora and listen to their views and no one should question that.We in diaspora are also kenyans and always wish to be associated with him.
    Secondly Martha Karua aka Wamugunda wants to know where Agwambo gets campaign funds……Madam we are the source, its we kenyans out here financing the pples president…..any other question????if no question, i have one……now that Rusi earns salary, do the sons and daughters also earn??>and coz Judy as been bussy disturbing us here in diaspora, did she also get an increase????Please lucy stop wearing orange hats, we dont wanna associate you with our party even if you were to defect.
    RAIS NI AGWAMBO……….ORANGE POWER

  216. PABLO says:

    Dawa ya moto ni moto, eti sasa PNU wanalia propaganda lakini wacha walie kwani sisi wlipotuchafulia jina tulikuwa kama mawe yaani hatusikii uchungu, watasema mwishowe watachoka na walale ODM tukichukua Ushukani. Kweli Wahenga walinena kuwa aliye juu mngojee wapi?? mnipe jibu wana ODM..

  217. Vincent says:

    Secretariat, PLEASE do something abt the information about counter leaflets as explained above by Yego.

    We cant afford anything stupid after we bursted them.

    Lets show them who we ODMers really are!

    TURN OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS AND VOTE…. PLEEEEEEASE!!!

    VICTORY IS OURS… GOD BLESS KENYA….!

  218. musaot says:

    We thank God for all of you. As a staunch Christian I praise you gus. First and foremost is to pray for our Presidenial candidate and ODM in general. God bless us, and bless kenya in general. Show us your face, and please help Raila in all ways that he endevours. Use him to deliver this country.

    Our prayer, Raila the President, God loves you this far He has brought you. May the Almighty strengthen you and give you Wisdom to lead this great nation. AMEN!

  219. Auki Ollows says:

    Yego,

    Completely funny:

    “Please Lucy stop wearing orange hats, we don’t wanna associate you with our party even if you were to defect….” Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  220. tnk says:

    from the foregoing

    PNU can do any one or all for the following which remains the only way to “win” the elections

    Printed matter
    a) Misprint on ballot papers (wrong, missing or misplaced candidates)
    b) fake ballot papers
    c) insufficient quantity of ballot papers

    ODM must impress on ECK to allow for an independent audit and sampling of the ballot papers long before election day with international observers if need be

    2ndly work with law enforcement officers, media, and the public (ODM supporters) to be vigialnt at all entry points for the fake shipments. And Mutu or his agents must be accosted on landing.

    Logistical barriers to voting
    d) robbing voters of their IDs and voting cards through carjacking or highway robbery
    e) transport hitches
    ODM supporters must do all in their capacity to travel safely be it travel in large numbers or discretely and safeguard their voter card, but even more important memorise your ID or voter card, make a copy if need be

    Bribery
    f) bribing voters or buying voter cards
    g) funding imbibing on election day eve
    vigilance and integrity of ODM supporters is well known

    chaos
    h) violence at poll centers or general violence in specific areas
    i) generate chaos so that elections get postponed or army interference

    and amid all this
    j) continue fanning propaganda and since the propaganda has backfired so badly, start to make it look like ODM is engaged in propaganda.

    In all these strategies, PNU assumes no rule of law. Aren’t there honest and responsible police men and women out there any more? I think there are but have not been approached enough. Reach out to the integrity of individual officers, obviously the top ranks are compromised or otherwise unable to mobilise. Reach out also to forces and request that they do not get involved. We have the most admired UN peace keepers in these men and women and they should not be dragged into the mud by PNU.

  221. Omuto says:

    GETTING FRIED IN OUR OWN OIL!!

    We were tricked into the Steadman Poll thing!

    Our rivals have borrowed a leaf from quite a number of
    machinery the Orange Team used to win during the
    referendum and also the Tsunami that carried away (but
    not drowned) Retired President Moi in 2002.

    1. The Church
    2. Grand Coalition
    3. Opinion Polls
    4. Enlightening the mass about Moi’s ills (read
    propaganda on Raila in 2007),just to mention but a
    few.

    Let me highlight a bit on polls.
    On discovering that the pollsters affected the outcome
    of the referendum in one way or the other, the Kibaki
    machinery knew where to hit us hard!
    Steadman, being a Kibaki Tena man machinery, decided
    to test our brains.
    PNU: “Because anything in favour of Raila makes
    wananchi dance in ecstasy, let’s give them whatever
    may favour them. If the reaction is positively
    overwhelming, then lets reverse the train. The Raila
    fanatics know how to Domo Domo and depending on whose
    side the game is, we can use that to reverse
    everything.”
    So there came the 47%, and the ODMers leaped with joy!
    It was all over.
    PNU:-“So this man has a following. Huh? He eventually
    sellable! Let’s try again. Wolf, make it a two week
    release! Next, 53%? Getting dangerous!” Reaction?
    “Yeah ODMers, we’re up beat!”
    PNU: “So they really believe in this poll thing, eh?
    That’s a good Weapon of Mass Destruction.”

    Just a minute. If you’ve been careful, the trend has
    been, “let’s use ’em to mess ’em” This is evident even
    in their latest anti-raila propaganda (Majimbo, MOU
    with NAMLEF, sneaking PNU n KANU moles into the ODM
    nomination candidates and now the leaflets in Rift
    Valley.

    PNU: “How then do we stab them with their own sword?”
    (Enter MOI, propaganda guru)
    MOI: “One way, mud sling this man. It will at least
    work for a while. Before the propaganda mud settles,
    bring in the polls. Everybody will believe that his
    decline is a protégé of his ‘wrong’ moves, as
    highlighted in the propaganda tools.”
    PNU: “Sure! Who’ll bell the cat?”
    MOI: “No one knows the politics of this country more
    than me. Am a professor of politics.”
    PNU: “So, how then?”
    MOI: “Let every decline in the polls come after a well
    calculated propaganda. This will save Steadman’s face,
    for their will be at least a reason for every Pumbavu
    Kenyan to know that the mud slinging is the reason for
    the decline.”
    PNU: “I see”
    MOI:- ” And this Christian brothers. They hate
    Muslims with passion! Sila Yego is my boy, Gitonga
    and Nyatuka have been my ‘advisers’. They can easily
    convince these other confused fellows who believe that
    being Moi’s adviser makes one infallible. Let’s use
    them to kindle a religious fire, though we know Raila
    had nothing spiritual in his MOU. He’s a political
    leader. But this religious pple, just wait and see”

    === and that marked the beginning of propaganda,
    followed by Waititu being summoned. I tend to imagine
    the questions the two aspirants subjected him to were
    something like:-
    Kalonzo:- What makes this man tick?
    Waititu:- Muslims love him videadly
    Kalonzo: Why do u think so?
    Waititu: The MOU
    Kalonzo: OK! Antidote? My Chrisitian brothers.
    WHERE IS WELLINGTONE
    MUTISO!

    State House: What makes this guy popular?
    Waititu:- These msikiti pple
    State house:- You live your brother in the cold
    because of what those Inzi say?
    Waititu: Unless you make pple change their mind
    about them Muslim bros, forget
    the polls favouring you!
    State House: GITONGAAAAAA! NYATUKAAAAA! SAVE US!
    Waititu:- Plus ecllipsing them from the media,
    especially electronic. People get to
    know much about them and keep on
    talking about them because they
    watch them on news especially
    KTN.
    PState House:- Just a minute! CCK can help us there.
    Wave interruption. Them
    Pumbavu wont know. They’ll
    imagine its a technical error.

    =====Thats the story of how Steadman lost his groove,
    became a bootlicker and I wonder whether this wolf
    story is true. If yes, then he couldnt take any more
    of the machinations.

    Back to our main story. Because they (ODMers) believe
    religiously in polls, they’ll believe their man is
    actually losing the grip. Because they Domo Domo, it
    will spread like bush-fire that “oh, Agwambo wetu
    anashuak mbaya” and that will be the mood in the
    country till election day. What steadman has put
    together, no Infotrack, Strategic or Consumer Insight
    will put asunder. After all, our own boy, the Nation
    Media Group, commissions them.

    Anyway, just too much imagination (Any truth in this?
    Cant tell.)

    CAUTION!
    OUR COMPETITORS HAVE NO AGENDA, NO POLICY AND NO
    ARSENAL. THEY COPY EVERYTHING FROM US AND USE OUR OWN
    CONFESSION TO FINISH US. CONFESSION IS POSSESION. THE
    MORE WE COMPLAIN, THE MORE THEY WINE. CAN WE REMEMBER
    TO FORGET THIS OPINION POLLS, WORK LIKE WE HAVE NO
    IDEA WHAT THE POLSTERS SAY, BUT USE EVERY GENUINE POLL
    RESULTS TO CORRECT OUR WEAKNESSES.

    Kazi Ianze Sasa! Agwambo Mpaka State House.

  222. Phillipo Ondako Maina says:

    jambo wana ODM
    HOPE YOUR SPIRITS HAVE BEEN RAISED AFTER ASPECTACULAR WEEK OF CAMPAIGNING BY THE PENTAGON,AS ISAW COASTAL TOUR WAS SUPERB,THOUGH THE RIFTVALLEY WAS LOW KEY DUE TO CLASH WITH THE KIBAKI TOUR BUT IAM HAPPY HE SAW THE SIGN OF THINGS TO COME FROM ITEN.
    YESTERDAY IATTENDED THE RAILA THUNDER IN KAYOLE AND ITELL YOU GUYS THE PRESIDENCY IS OURS FOR THE TAKING,PEOPLE FELT RAILA LIKE MANA.
    IUNDERSTAND LAP 2 IS STARTING TODAY AND PLEASE LET RAILA PASSBY UGENYA ,KISUMU RURAL,NYAKACH,NYARIBARI AND KURIA.AND MUDAVADI PASSBY LUGARI,KHWISERO AND HAMISI.
    WACHA KAZI YA HAKI IANZE

  223. Phillipo Ondako Maina says:

    WHERE THE HELL HAVE THESE GUYS GONE TO;
    MUNGATANA,KIMUNYA,SHAKOMBO,TUJU,KAMANDA,YUSSUF HAJI,OBWOCHA,KATUKU,KIBWANA,MWAKWERE,DZORO(THE BELLY DANCER)

    IHOPE THE POLLS HEATS ISNT TAKING ATOLL ON THEM

  224. njuguna kariuki says:

    Yesterday I listened to Pastor Oginde of NPC and Rev. Otieno of All Saints talk about the MOU. Interestingly they all said there is nothing wrong with the MOU and stateds that Muslims have been mistreated in the country. They even went ahead and said that Supkem presented a similar memorandum to Kibaki.

    Rev. Otieno confessed that Muslim dominated areas of Coast and N. Eastern have been marginalized- which is a fact.

    Can we get some christian leaders to demand government explanation on why Kenyans couldn’t be tried in Kenya ?

    The thing about Kenyatta-Kibaki-Moi MOU is great. Keep it hot.

    The ODM machine is roaring strong.

  225. I also want to throw in a word or two about the week long tours in the rift and coast. It was well coordinated campaign. I am also liking the new adverts…atleast someone is listening to out private mails. As my brother Philip has indicated above, let the gusto continue. To add on the constituencies mentioned, I would like Raila in the company of Musalia this time to visit Bungoma(old district) and target kimilili, webuye, kanduyi…there are many voters with a cocktail of origins who can help our cause…we need to warm up to them…traverse the district in a whirl wind.

    Also find time for Mumias, Malava, Teso, Mt. Elgon, Saboti, Kwanza and even Chereng’anyi. There are loose ends that need tightening in these areas.

    Get other people who support our cause and are aware on the 2002 MoUs to shout on the roof tops about them.

    WE HAVE TO KEEP THE FIRE BURNING!!

  226. Vincent says:

    Halloooh ODMers!

    It has been a great week! am glad the secretariat is listening to us.

    We need the tempo maintained.

    Plesase come up with a concrete strategy to engage ODMers to be watchers against any rigging tricks especially in PUNU stronholds. they are likely to engage in multiple voting since as you know the turnout will not be hundred %. Remember the chemical in high-seas!!

    I need to bring to your attention the situation in KISII as a whole. The PENTAGON urgently needs to go there and set things straight. After the nominations a number of our supporters felt cheated and need to be talked to and convinced to remain in ODM.\
    The successful aspirants also need to be put to task on why they are not seriously campaigning. The money being used in kisii by the NYACHAE group is huge.

    Please go to kisii now!!!! not tommorrow!!! this is very critical we need those votes 100%.

    Hey, what is happening to the campaign materials? More billboards please, more radio/tv adverts and anything that will keep us properly visible.

    Do MORE ADVERTS ON THE VERNACULAR STATIONS.. IT REALLY WORKS.. TALK TO THE LOCALS IN THEIR ON LANGUAGE.

    keep the fire on PUNU!! you realise how they are goofing when under pressure!!

    A good friend who can get us the information being cooked by STEADMEN for this week?? If we can get this information in an authentic format (on their stationery) it will be a nice gift for Mr. waititu and the PUNU fraternity.

    Polls are no longer a deciding fact, but we need to same them and show them that they are holding on to water lillies and that they are sinking after all.

    Cheers guys

    CHUNGWA MOJA MAISHA BORA!!!!

  227. PaulPeter says:

    On the television (KTN Weekend Prime), it was some analysis about Lucy wa Kibaki and I recall her saying that ‘ na baada ya rais (Kibaki) kumaliza na kutoka hapo(statehouse), pengine sisi tunajua ni nani huyo mwingine ataingia.’

    I think this statement clearly means a well calculated succession plan and it boils down to what we call the MOU of the former president,( Moi), former presidents project (Kenyatta Uhuru) who also happens to be the ex- presidents son, and the president(Kibaki) to contain and detain the presidency in their families. This therefore isn’t mch a propaganda but it has a basis of argument based on the influence of Lucy and also due to the fact that most of the hints have always been licked through her. Take the return of Mwiraria for example.

    I also believe, as Vincent says above, that they (PUNU) have resorted to manupulating opinion polls to send cold among us that we may contemplate losing so that in the event that they rig, it would be seen that they also had higher probability of winning hence our complaint becomes unfounded. Fellows, believe it that we’re way ahead and are winning and all we need is to curb any opportunity of rigging. The said ballots,(couterfeit) if they exist, should be accosted on the way (probably at the port) and exposed to public. Not all public servants are loyal to PUNU and some of them are more than willing to assist and they do it. Only need an alert. The RIS and secretariat need to act on these.

    God bless ODM

  228. charles says:

    yawa agwambo we need you in kisumu city!!!!!!!!!!!

  229. Yego says:

    @paulpeter, we are much alert and we ll be spilling the beans soon than be4.We analysing somethings and we ll be uncovering all accompanied by evidence.

  230. Auki Ollows says:

    Omuto, hahahahahahahaha! That’s a great play you have got there. Hahahahahahahaha!
    Only ODM guys can think such things – without pay! No wonder we are PNU’s worst nightmare… OOOOOOOOOODM!

  231. Vigo says:

    Am glad we are a great team of ODMers!

    admin, thanks alot for sorting out the PUNU guys who had set up a counterfeit Website

    Keep up with good work, thanks for taking us seriously. Let’s work to get to VICTORY!

    THIS IS OURS FOR THE TAKING.
    Buddies be extra vigilant and mobilise everybody as we head to the finish line.

    IT IS KENYA AGAINST THEM (READ MEGA).

  232. Mike says:

    Raila and the Pentagon and all ODM family should continue or if they stopped start carrying the full orange with them for display in the ralliesso that it be engraved in our minds on the voting day. Remember demonstration as a teaching aid works than any other thing.

  233. Stephen Were says:

    Please take notice.

    Lets not forget we also have another competitor in the name of Kalonzo Musyoka. Of late hes resorted character assasination and copycat campaign. It appears hes run out of ideas and is now bent on causing confusion, especially where ODM has support. Any strategies to counter this?

  234. mumias says:

    Interesting point, Kalonzo is also in the field, and although I don’t want to write him off completely he dopes have a sizable following. What is imperitive is Kalonzo is key in the whole jig saw as he will ensure Kibaki is locked out of Kamba regions and that’s a healthy 400,000 votes. Further he will spoil votes in other areas. I don’t think any propaganda coming from him will be as effective as from PNU merely because they control the media and can ensure maximum exposure. Consequently I’m quite happy Kalonzo feeding of the scraps as he is merely drumming up issues already in the spot light and not setting any agenda/propaganda as such. Let him eat the crumbs and keep those votes away from MK

  235. Kawere says:

    KIBAKI’s RUNNING MATE??

    Raila is setting the pace again this week with Kibaki showing more signs of lack of ideas.
    Why has he not named his running mate? Still playing the old MO1 games of promising everyone including Kituyi, Awori, Uhuru etc VP positions at their own expense and perils….

    I am really looking forward to having a good laugh and enjoying the celebrations come Dec 28th!

    http://eastandard.net/news/?id=1143978442

  236. Kawere says:

    Stephen Were,
    Kalonzo has run out of ideas. he is a decent man who got drunk with the Opinion polls early in the year without realising that RO is much smarter politically than him. Kalonzo is mainly travelling in parts that he assumes he has votes but I know he will be sorely disappointed come Dec 28th. I thought he was decent until I looked at his team and apparently his core team is tribal based. In Funyula, his running mate will barely get votes as the ODM wave in that area is very strong. I think we should be more concerned about Kalonzo in some parts of eastern neighboring nairobi province. that is where he may get undecided votes.

    Charles, you are right — I also think that that Raila needs to visit Kisumu just one day and paint the town Orange in the next 7 to 10 days. I realise that ODM is strong in Kisumu but we need a well organised rally in Kisumu that will shake the area and encourage the rest of ODM supporters elsewhere

  237. kip says:

    Watching kibaki campaign lately one cannot help but notice that The man looks disoriented. He could not piece together a coherent sentence. I could hear the crowd laughing at him, but he thought they were laughing with him. Someone close to him should have done him a favor asked him to retire instead of walking to the inevitable defeat like a cow to the slaughterhouse

    when did kibaki loose you ? I have documented the issues.

    http://mweusi.wordpress.com/2007/12/04/when-did-kibaki-loose-you/

  238. PaulPeter says:

    I pray that Kalonzo could even become strong enough to take the second position in the elections. Kibs needs to be in the 3rd position. Let him continue. We in ODM are number one and need a relatively reasonable number 2.

  239. Kanyeka says:

    This is to those who have not recived this sms I thought of shering with you on a lighter note the msg below;

    WHY YOU SHOLD BE IN ODM

    ODM women scream YAWA! YAWA! YAWA! in praice of Nyundo.
    While men in pnu are busy telling their wives to panua panua ili kazi indelee.
    Women in odm-k are so wet that their men keep asking wapi wipper!!!

  240. Ruffruff says:

    HEY GUYS THNKS FOR KEEPING THE TEMPO,ME AS A MEMBER OF BUNGE LA MWANANCHI MOMBASA CAN ASSURE YOU WE ARE ALSO WORKING TIRELESSLY,BE ASSURED OF VOTES FROM RURAL COAST,RAILA AMESHIKA MPAKA VINYANYA NA MABABU,KIBAKIS TOUR OF COAST WAS A FLOP.
    WE KNOW THE MEDIA IS FOCUSING ON THE NEGATIVES OF ODM BUT AT BUNGE WE FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE,EDUCATE THE LOCALS ABOUT ODM….ONE SIGN THAT WE ARE AHEAD IS IN OUR DISCUSSIONS PNU GUYS CANT SELL THEIR MAN,INFACT THEY RARELY VISIT,YET WE ARE AN OPEN FORUM !THEY HAV NO PASSION AND ONLY COME AROUND WHEN THEYVE GOTTEN MONEY FROM PANUA OFFICES.
    MY PLEA TO OUR STRATEGISTS IS TO HAMMER THE KIBAKI SUCCESSION MOU THING SERIOUSLY, IT IS KENYANS GREATEST FEAR ,(a dynasty of the kikuyu rule),MEMBERS SPREAD THIS MSG AND SEE THE WONDERS AND LIKE THEY DID TO OUR EXCELLENCY RAILA,INCITE THEM TO PRODUCE THE REAL MOU..DO YOU SEE THE WAY UHURU IS BUSY DEFENDING HIMSELF.PIGENI DOMO JAMAA…….
    LASTLY JANA WAS MY NIGHT SEEING KITUYI AND KOMBO GO FOR EACH OTHERS JUGULAR! MPAKA PRESIDENT HAD TO INTERVENE..EVEN THE 2ND IN COMMAND AND VP WHO IS ALSO A LUHYA FAILED TO CALM THE TWO GROUPS….SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME AND THEY DONT EVEN COME FROM THE SAME CONSTITUENCY….CAN MUDAVADI GO AND PICK THE DIENCHANTED FOLLOWERS,THEY LACK LEADERSHIP..KEEP IT UP ODMERS

  241. PaulPeter says:

    I feel it’s high time we had some few campains with the likes of Otieno Kajwang’ & and Brawan (Mapambano group) plus Orengo Jim with the pentagon team to set the tempo again and work the crowd, eh! This is also good at sending clear signals of passion ( the one they call euphoria) which is important in these last days. Pls the organizers have such joint rallies may be one in places like Kisumu, Masinde Muliro, Afraha Stadium, Tononoka and Nairobi. We miss this guys in action. People like Orengo can man a campain in Kamkunji grounds that draws huge mass.

    Time for jokes: Did you know that :
    1. For your Computer to play any music it has to have the sound drivers; one of which i s DOMO.exe?

    2. That one of the most important organs in human beings is DOMO which accepts both inputs and output (like touch-screens)?

    3. That we’re equal to dead when we disable the DOMO.sys utility that is part Human Operatin System (HOS) installed at creation?

  242. faddie says:

    WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!
    pliz my dear ODMers,don’t walk around with your ID AND VOTERS CARDS in your wallets.
    i’ve got information that muggers these days don’t necessarily ask for money.they ngeta(mug)you but instead of asking for money,they search for your ID AND VOTERS’ CARDS.so guys,be warned.
    KEEP THE VOTERS’ CARDS AT HOME UNTIL 27TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  243. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    IAM HAPPY WITH THE AREA COVERED BY THE PEOPLES’ PRESIDENT,BUT PLEASE TAKE ATRIP FROM KANDUYI,MATUNGU,MUMIAS,BUTERE,KHWISERO,EMUHAYA,HAMISI,KISUMU RURAL,NYANDO,MUHORONI AND GACHOKA.MUDAVADI AND NGILU SHOULD TAKE LURAMBI,IKOLOMANI,UGENYA,RANGWE,NYAKACH,GWASI,MBITA,KITU CENTRAL THEN FINALISE WITHALAP OF HONOUR IN MOMBASA,NAKURU,KAKAMEGA,KISUMU,NAIROBI

  244. PHILLIPO ONDAKO MAINA says:

    CAN YOU IMAGINE ASERIOUS CANDIDATE AND THE COORDINATOR FOR PNU IN BUTERE-MUMIAS TELLING PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR HER AS APERSON IF THEY DONT LIKE KIBAKI.ITELL YOU THINGS ARE ELEPHANT FOR PNU

  245. PaulPeter says:

    I want to think allowed: Are people tired, or everyone is in shags, or this Blog has lost taste? Does it mean we’ve won (most likely), or we’ve surrendered at their (pnu) alter (quite unlikely)? Guys let us keep the fire burning!!!

    Anyway I liked the Pentagoness in Mombasa(led by Ida). They’re are surely doing a good job. The yesterday’s polls also indicate we’re 10% better off than our next immediate follower (pnu), atleast if they are anything to go by. And this being (most probably) the last opinion poll, I want to only encourage the campain teams to step up fire and let it burn till dawn comes and we’re home and dry. Those youths who were campaining in Nairobi have gone underground or something. Please the match is still on. The undecided may still make a choice.

    Above all, let’s pray for Kenya, ODM, and Pentagon.

    Could Yego assure us once more thing all the dirty tricks by pnu are at bay and I will go to sleep immediately? More so as conserns Kibera voters Registration.

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