The Fierce Prince of Turkana and IEBC's “naked women” steal the show
A week in Kenyan politics is packed with high octane drama.
Former High School teacher Abduba Dida who shot into the limelight in 2013 through his direct, extra-ordinary and comical style of politics is back again and he has not wasted any chance in making his mark known.
On Tuesday, Dida attended a pre-nomination meeting organised by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission led by its Chairman Wafula Chebukati where all presidential candidates had been invited.
The Tunza Coalition presidential candidate left those present both in laughter and bewilderment after he said that the IEBC’s offices at Lillian Towers were full of “naked women”.
Dida spoke of how on Monday night while he was presenting signatures of his supporters at the IEBC offices, he was shocked to encounter “naked women” who were everywhere.
“Last night Mr Chairman, all around your office were women who were naked. I was with my daughter and I was ashamed! She was asking me what is this?” Dida posed.
Below is the clip of Dida's address at the IEBC meeting.
Dida's address at the IEBC meeting.
The Fierce Prince of Turkana
On Monday, the county's 47 bosses congregated at Nairobi's Hilton Hotel.
The governors met to elect a new set of officials to head their Council of Governors (CoG).
The timing was baffling to many as the general elections is barely two months away.
The grand old Meru kingpin as he likes to portray himself (Peter Munya) term as CoG chair had come to an end.
He had successfully finished his two year term after taking over from yet another kingpin from the Rift Valley; the ever abrasive and bold Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.
Looking at the two, the new chair had to have a matching alpha male character since the job is no simple task; being in constant fighting with the national government of allocation of funds to the counties.
Step in Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok!
The Turkana Prince fit the bill perfectly, just ask none other than the big man himself at State House - President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Uhuru had visited Turkana, but he was agitated by Nanok when he said the national government should allow residents get their rightful share.
Below is the raw footage of an angry President Kenyatta responding to Nanok's claims.
President Kenyatta and Governor Nanok slug it out in public.
I do not regret clashing with President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly in March this year, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok has said.
Nanok said he is determined to fight for his people to ensure they get their rightful share of oil money.
“It doesn’t matter who is more powerful, but I will continue to defend Turkana’s right to have a fair share of oil proceeds. The county and the national governments must work together and ensure the local communities benefit. This will remain my main agenda,” Nanok said.
Should Nanok retain his gubernatorial seat in August, then Kenyans will be in for a treat in the coming years as the supremacy battle over devolution will once again come to the fore between the head of the national government versus the head of the county governments.
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