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  1. Avatar David Mutwiri June 11th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    With all due respect to Lawyer Kethi,I don’t think Jubilee was an enemy of her late father.They were competitors in politics and as they say politics has no enemies nor friends.If she searches late Mutula’s political history he didn’t operate on enmity grounds.

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    1. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 10:01 am

      David, I saw your well laid out NMG post exactly like this one. Tell HER please – never say never……..

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      1. Avatar Robert Gachuru June 11th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

        Let the good lady follow her conscience. At the end of the day family matters more than politics. We are the crowd here remember 🙂

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    2. Avatar george mwaura June 11th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Some people tend to personalize Issues.from her demeanor and presentation in the petition,she takes jubilee to be a horrible,bad and morbid enemy that must be fought and vanquished,some people dont see thing same as you.I strongly believe her candidature may not reconcile her community with its immediate neigbours ,Which it desparately needs for much needed development.The truth of thr matter is that their current alliance leads to isolation and unending poverty.

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      1. Avatar OpichAdhula June 11th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        Nyef!! You talk like Kenya still have provinces. We got counties and from what I’ve read Alfred Mutua doesn’t need neighbouring community (read Kyuks) to develop. To the west, Cyprian Awiti didn’t wait for neighbours to source development funds. No wonder you voted blindly. For us we’re on our way and we wouldn’t wait for a jigger infested backward regions. F.A.C.T. Go hang.

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        1. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

          OpichAdhula: Backwardness knows no bounds in you and misinformation the same and that is why you are full of hate! Maybe you queue up and purchase quick take-away of chicken and chips and have no idea that Kinango or Aberdare has been responsible for your physical development all along. As for your mental retardation, you are the only responsible one here.

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        2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 11th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

          Moderate your language. We all need each other. Only that there are some few fellows who seem to think presidency is a tribal thing. But when you follow them through, you find that they are still scavenging to live on the streets of Nairobi like before 4/3/2013!

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      2. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        You must be on the ground and seen what has since happened after Muthama, rhetoric! That community can’t market produce, neither receive much needed foodstuffs across the borders like before! I hear kale, potatoes etc from Kinango and the like don’t do a Machakos as before neither do mangoes, an Embu, Murang’a as before. There’s been quite some retaliation and the results are as you have stated. Very sad indeed!

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        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 11th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

          You should advice otherwise. Communal punishment is recipe for disaster. Perhaps, in the next election they will be our saviours! Am sure you might have realized money would play a very minor part in future elections. Our tribalized politics are purely and surely driven by tribal or group loyalties. And not only that, who would have imagined we were going to wholly embrace Deputy President H. E. William Ruto just before Ocampo came up with his unwitting blessings?

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          1. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

            True to the hilt so I agree but the reality on the ground – as the say get your (real) news from the source, the barbershop source and for us, ‘markiti’, where there has been collective punishment and many shamba-boys all around – specialized in manicured lawns in Kiambu or outlying Nairobi areas etc have been told to vamoose. Some other products like mangoes and hardship area products – sisal and the like are signed off even before being offloaded. I sob in my inside because for example on the Embu/ Mbeere/ Meru side, they walk for days to barter and go back to feed families – that has been hitting snags!!!! Now, people like OpichAdhula are so careless with NO IDEA families are really suffering…..

          2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 15th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

            It wont take long before we realize and reap the fruits of our “self-poisoning!”

      3. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        When you write like this, you not only unwittingly isolate our community forever, but also insultingly show your damn understanding of democracy! Kikuyus are NOT life givers in Kenya brother George! I have not heard of them collectively feeding any one! You also need to understand tommorow has away of turning around things. Remember Kambas had all along seen Raila as something close to violent destroyer. But when things moved too quickly in run up to last elections, they willingly trooped to him. Actually, they gave him more votes than his Nyanza region. And not so long ago, brother Hon. Ruto was being seen by us as some sort of nightmarish item. It didnt take long for us to embrace him fully. We have even completely forgotten our past grievances against him! These are things boy that are supposed to have educated you. But there you are, vomiting political stupidity! By now you are supposed to be a very worried person. Why? Assuming president Uhuru won barely on tyrany of numbers, would he win by same next time round? The truth is its not possible! Simply because had all other areas registered well, those tyrany numbers would have amounted to nothing. There is also this lingering issue of where massive 1m votes came from. IEBC is reported to have failed to reconcile them in order to release national vote tally. Am sure your guess is good as mine on the cause of the problem! In simple language, it means a candidate was supposedly “rejected” by the state and another “elected” by the same state. In an event of such scenario, there is totally nothing to brag about!

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        1. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

          @ Kwessi Pratt: I have the tally – WDM – just under 1m votes, ODM-Luo Nyanza – 1.2m votes or thereabouts. An exciting exercise you can do on the 1m extra which to me is quite some hearsay; do a spreadsheet and re-verify cyclically and you will have the result the EUOM put forward recently……

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          1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 11th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

            And why the IEBC “hold-up” then? Any idea or just trying to please yourself?

          2. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

            The maths is so interesting….. It works so well on the spreadsheet as I indicted. If one picks the constituency returns while looking at the 86% turn-out, it is fool-proof save for the ‘human under-pressure’ errors – EUOM. This debate will go on and on and I assure you, the maths never fails….. To answer the second bit, I think after ALL petitions are resolved, we might see a declassification but no RAO (recent London speech) talk is true. The so-called 1m difference is all his CWR/ Governors/ MPs/ CR RO’s tallies NOT IEBC’s and the declared presidentials. Patience…….

          3. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 15th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

            Patience after over two months? Perhaps you are talking about “Gabby’s numbers” not IEBC’s pal! By the way, this information of 1m missing in action didnt come RO. It came from an insider, a commissioner! RO only raised the matter after some lawyer wrote about it in the Daily Nation. You surely need to check your smart maths because if it was that easy IEBC wont be “hoarding” them. May be those figures of yours are no more than self-serving worthless samples!!!!

          4. Avatar Gabby June 15th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

            They promised to put the data up. Just wait and log on when it happens………..

          5. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 17th, 2013 at 9:02 am

            And all indications are that the story thickens! Assaulting laws is even becoming a possibility to even up the matter. Gullibles would even be astounded by the turn of events! By any chance, do you foresee your huge disappointment pal?

          6. Avatar Gabby June 17th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

            No disappointment. It is inevitable IEBC fulfills. They must post the returns. It will happen then will lay out a comparative spreadsheet to comb through……… Hope you do the same when that happens…..

          7. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 18th, 2013 at 11:50 am

            I have a feeling that you are hoping against hope. 21/2 months are too long for matter done in broad daylight with modern technology to boot! If there were no hidden items even a day is enough. But am sure you dont know the genesis of the whole matter. At some point it was Odinga/Miguna/Hassan/Odinga and then the reverse with major additionals!

          8. Avatar Gabby June 18th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

            It is because I look through patterns before running into generalities………

  2. Avatar Realist June 11th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Some day we will rise against personal issues and put the needs of the community and nation at large, as much as i respect her decision to step aside, what we need to realize from this is this is not a family affair, it’s about getting the best person for the job, sympathy aside. That said, i still think Kethi would have been the best person for the job, and mark you i am a TNA kenyan myself, lakini kura yangu ingemwendea Kethi. Look at them as candidates and not mother and daughter, that’s where we have failed.

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  3. Avatar James Kyalo June 11th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Honestly, she’s not really your mother! it’s more of a curse when you disobey your parents but in this context, you are obeying your dad’s wishes to carry on with his vision for makueni.

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  4. Avatar Lucy June 11th, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Kethi Dear, follow your heart !

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  5. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 11th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Madam Kethi Kilonzo if whats reported is true, is going to lose life time opportunity. The family is also going to lose the senatorial seat if the unknown Nduku is fronted. Ms Kethi must understand this is not about her but people of Makueni! Her step-mother is a too late comer in the equation. Actually a prodded one at that! How about this curse from the birds? The stepmother is NOT a blood kin and question of curse doesnt arise at all. This well respected lawyer must know that failure to heed people’s wishes is even a higher curse. That might see her stardom quickly evaporate forever. Am sure with her legal mind she wont opt to commit “unyielding” suicide!!

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    1. Avatar Gabby June 11th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      African etiquette ‘extended’ the position to someone who was age-wise real mama’s age-group or slightly younger and matrimonially ‘cared’ for papa! So whatever her contrived excuse, it holds some water………

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  6. Avatar jackson June 11th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    its a big blow to all of us and more so me as a makuenian.we treasured her because in Kethi we had a future.a bright future.all in all i too believe the family is the cell of every society.we cant have a better Makueni if all families are at longer heads.

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