Tuesday, 28 October 2014



SUPPORTERS of United Republican Party {URP} now want the Party Leader who is also the Deputy President William Ruto to facilitate the opening of a functional office in Kisumu County.

Led by the Kisumu County URP Secretary Mary Lenya, the Party’s supporters say since the last General Elections, they have not been able to have a proper functional office.

They say they have been operating within Mamboleo Estate in an Iron sheet one room which has been donated to them by a well wisher who has sympathized with them after they have operated with no office for more than a year.

The supporters say they appeal to their Party Leader DP William Ruto to intervene and save the situation.

They urged the Nyanza Regional URP Coordinator Zuberi Odhiambo Liete to help them access the Party Leader so that the issue can be addressed once and for all.

Lenya says they have been operating under difficult circumstance without proper office and furniture and was quick to add that they are fully committed in serving the party at the grass root level.

“We have been operating and Coordinating Our URP activities within Kisumu County without a proper office where we have been only doing our work in an iron sheet makeshift which has been donated to us,” they said.

Their sentiment comes barely a few days before President Uhuru Kenya and his Deputy William Ruto visit Kisumu County with an aim of inspecting development projects and initiating new projects to be undertaken by the Jubilee Government.



A NUMBER of Parents within Kisumu Central Constituency wants the Government to immediately gazette it as a Sub-County.

They say that since the Constituency was hived off from the then larger Kisumu Town West Constituency, it has not no gazettement as a Sub-County despite being operational a after the March 2013 General Elections.

They appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta Kenyatta who is to visit the region to consider announce the gazettement of the Constituency as a Sub-County.

The parents say they do not want a scenario where their school going children have been enrolled this year for the National Exams under the Kisumu East Sub-County and other Sub-Counties.

The parents says there ahs been laxity among the political leaders within the area, adding they should work as a team and ensure the area is fully gazette by the Government as a Sub-County.

Speaking to the press on behalf of the Parents within Kisumu Central Constituency, United Republic Party {URP} Coordinator in Nyanza Zuberi Odhiambo Liete says it is very unfortunate that the Kisumu Central Constituency has not been gazetted as a sub-County despite being operational since Last General Elections.

Odhiambo who also contested the Seat on URP Ticket but lost in the last General Election says the gazettement of the area as a sub-County is long overdue.

He appealed to the Jubilee Government under President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to ensure it is gazetted fully.

The Kenya National Association of Parents Nyanza Regional Chairman Omollo Ogweno says it is quite unfortunate that Kisumu Central Constituency became operational after March 2013 General Elections and since then it has not gazetted as a Sub-county for administrative purposes.

He says the gazettement should be done at this time when President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to visit the region, adding that they will not allow their children to be registered for the National Exams in other centers in other Sub-Counties like this year was done during the national exams registration.

Thursday, 23 October 2014



THE Jubilee Officials in Nyanza region have reiterated that they are still waiting for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour of the region which has been now postponed twice.

The officials led by Jubilee Leaders in Nyanza Chairman Yusuf Ooro Odongo said they are still optimist that the Head of State will visit the region as planned, adding that they have been eagerly waiting for his tour of the region to inspect and initiate some development projects.

Speaking to the press at a restaurant near Mamboleo Junction, Ooro said the officials have been camping in Kisumu for the past one week while awaiting for the arrival of the President, adding that they were also in waiting last week to receive the Head of State which was to visit the region but the visit was postponed today on Thursday this week but also failed to come.

He said the officials will be camping in Kisumu City while spending nights until the Head of State will visit the region.

 Ooro who is also the TNA Coordinator said the President will be purely visiting Nyanza region on development purposes.

He said the Jubilee Fraternity in Nyanza region is very much ready to welcome the President during his visit in Nyanza region, adding that the residents of Nyanza region should turn up in large numbers so as to welcome the Head of State.

He told off the opposition party especially some ODM Party MPs from the region who have tried to say that they were given short notice on the President’s intention to visit the region especially Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay Counties.

“Some of these MPs from Nyanza region who says that they be given more time to consult as far as the President’s tour of Nyanza region is concerned should know that they do not hold a key to such visits by the Head of State,” Ooro said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to visit the Three Counties this week on Wednesday but the visit has since been postponed to next week on Thursday.

Ooro said the President mean well for this Nation including Nyanza, adding that recently the Head of State visited Migori County and sugarcane farmers benefited from funds the Government paid for them owed to them by the Sugar Factories.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to visit three Counties in Nyanza namely Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay with an aim of commissioning development projects this week but the visit has been postponed once again.

However, a section of leaders in Kisumu County have said they were given short notice hence needed more time to consult on which areas of the County should the Head of State visit during his tour of the region.

The President last Month visited Migori County where a section of the Youth who were attending his rally at Migori Primary school heckled the area Governor Okoth Obado in the presence of the President forcing the Head of State to cut short his speech.