Friday, 9 November 2012

Busy Weekend Programme For ODM Reloaded Team

ODM Reloaded team campaigning for Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s presidential bid has scheduled a number of activities for this weekend running through to Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, 2012, the team will be at the City Stadium to join other soccer enthusiasts at the epic match between Gor Mahia and Thika United, which will see K’Ogalo crowned the new Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions if they emerge winners.

On the same Saturday, the team has organized the Obama-ODM Reloaded Night at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi from 7.00pm, to mark the re-election of US President Barrack Obama. It is expected to be graced by among others key ODM luminaries and supporters of the PM.

The team travels to the North Rift Valley the following day, Sunday, November 11, 2012, where they kick-off their activities with a church service at Nandi Hills town, before moving to Kapsabet town for a town hall meeting at 2. 00 pm.

Monday, November 12, 2012, will see the team travel to Keiyo where they are scheduled to hold a town hall meeting at Chepkorio in Keiyo South at 10.00am, before they move to Keiyo North for a similar town hall meeting at Iten from 2.00 pm.

They are scheduled to conclude their tour of the region on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, with a meeting incorporating the youth and athletes from Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties, at Tambach.

Notable members of the re-loaded team include Sports and Youth Affairs minister Ababu Namwamba, assistant ministers Magerer Langat and John Mbadi; MPs Millie Odhiambo (nominated), Augustino Neto (Ndhiwa) and Manson Nyamweya (South Mugirango).




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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Prime Minister Raila Odinga Congratulatory Message to President Barrack Obama

Once again, President Barack Obama and the United States have electrified the world. It is a tribute to the people of the United States that they have re-elected an African American President amidst an intensely trying economic environment that would have tested any incumbent. It is therefore also an outstanding personal triumph for President Obama.

Tonight’s electoral outcome will reignite faith worldwide, but especially in Africa, in the restorative capacity of democracy to deliver change and discard entrenched divisions.

In 2008, Mr. Obama and the people of the United States finally smashed the bitter and centuries old legacy of slavery and racial discrimination.

The current election outcome has put to rest whatever doubts there might have been that Mr. Obama’s initial success was indeed the turning point in the history of the continuing struggle for a world free of racial and ethnic bias.

This latest example of the power of true democracy will inspire minorities throughout the world to struggle harder for equality within their nations, in particular people of colour who live in traditionally white societies in the northern hemisphere

Mr. Obama’s success is particularly resonant in Africa this morning because not only is he an African American but the first American of immediate African descendant to have not only ascended to but succeeded in the most powerful and challenging office in the world.

This success is resonant in the continent also because in far too many of our countries, ethnic divisions stand in the way of building prosperous, inclusive societies in which human security and opportunity exist for all. This latest American achievement will inspire us to chart our own inclusive future

Nowhere is the global celebration more intense than in Kenya, and particularly in Nyang’oma Kogelo, the lakeside village of President Obama’s paternal family where the young Barack once sold vegetables with his grandmother Sarah during a 1988 visit. On Kenyans’ behalf, and on behalf of the people of Kogelo, I wish him and the people of the United States my heartfelt congratulations

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Raila Presidential Secretariat Responds to Ruto’s ICC Remarks

6th November 2012


Our attention has been drawn to a statement by Hon. William Ruto, the MP for Eldoret North and the presumed Presidential candidate of the United Republican Party (URP) in response to remarks made by the Rt. Hon. Raila A. Odinga, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya when he met elders drawn from the Kalenjin Community in Eldoret yesterday.

In an ineffectual attempt to dodge the issue at hand, namely their desperate attempts to use pending trials at the International Criminal Court as a justification for balkanizing Kenya into ethnic enclaves, Hon. Ruto resorts to the same old rhetoric that it is the Prime Minister who opposed local process and propagated for the trial of post-election violence suspects at the Hague-based court.

This is not only a manifestation of the disrespect and disdain with which the honourable MP holds the Kenyan people but also a total contradiction of existing records to the same effect; including but not limited to the Hansard. Pursuant to recommendations that suspects of the 2007/8 post-election violence suspects be prosecuted, a debate ensued on whether that could be done locally or internationally through the ICC.

Hon. Ruto was the conductor of the choir whose hit song was “Don’t be vague, go for the Hague.” Hon. Ruto opted for the Hague process and urged people to shun vagueness on the matter. In his thinking at that point in time, proceedings would have started in 2090, which was then in his view way beyond the lifetimes of most of us.

Whereas we in this campaign wish Hon. Ruto and his co-accused an impartial process in regard to this matter, we further re-iterate the Prime Minister’s advice to them that these charges can only be disapproved in court – but not through political rallies or ethnic alliances.





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Monday, 5 November 2012

ODM NEB Extends Deadline of Submission of Aspirant Applications

NEB Also Plans Counties Tours

The National Elections Board of the Orange Democratic Party has extended the deadline for the return of application forms by aspirants from today 5/11/12 to 10/12/12 this year.

This has been occasioned by the heavy rains that are pounding most parts of the country therefore making it difficult for aspirants from rural areas to travel to Nairobi.

Board Chairman Col. (Rtd) Dr. Henry Kathurima says the board "took cognizance of the fact that most aspirants have not been able to obtain the necessary vetting documents due to delays occasioned by the various institutions issuing them".

Dr. Kathurima said the Board also decided that aspirants can submit their application forms after making the required payment in the bank as they await the issuance of the said vetting documents.

Dr. Kathurima allayed fears by some aspirants that already some people had been cleared and given wild cards to run in the general elections. "All aspirants should be confident that no aspirant, candidate or person has been cleared or granted an automatic nomination by the NEB or any party official or another party organ" said Dr. Kathurima.

Meanwhile, the Board begins County tours to meet with aspirants tomorrow. The board members will engage with aspirants and take them through the party nomination rules and other guidelines.

On Tuesday (6th) the board members will tour Mombasa to meet aspirants from Mombasa and Kwale Counties, Nyahururu for aspirants from Nyandarua County, Garissa, Siaya, Samburu, Machakos for aspirants from Machakos and Kitui Counties and Meru.

On Wednesday (7th) the commissioners will tour Busia Town, Kepenguria town for the West Pokot County aspirants, Nyeri town, Kisumu town, Marimanti town for Tharaka/ Nithi County aspirants, Narok town and Wote in Makueni County.

On Thursday (8th), the commissioners will be in Malindi town for Kilifi and Lamu Counties aspirants, Bungoma town, Kerugoya town for the Kirinyaga County forum, Homabay town for the Homabay and Migori Counties forum, Kericho town for the Kericho and Bomet Counties forum and Kitale town for the Transnzoia County forum.

On Friday (9th), the tour will be in Kakamega town, Murang'a town, Eldoret town for the Elgeyo/Marakwet and Eldoret Counties forum, Wajir town, Kisii town for the Kisii and Nyamira Counties forum and Kajiado town.

On Saturday (10th) the NEB team will be in Voi town for the Taita/Taveta County forum, Vihiga town, Isiolo town for the Isiolo and Marsabit Counties forum, Kapsabet town for the Nandi County forum and Nakuru town for the Nakuru, Laikipia and Baringo Counties forum.