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Kenya County Governors – The Full List

Here is the full list of Kenya county Governors. We have stated the county, the name and political party of your county governor. Now, you have no excuse for not knowing your county governor. Here are the Kenyan county 47 governors:

  1. Governor Baringo County – CHEBOI CHESIRE – URP
  2. Governor Bomet County – ISAAC RUTO – URP
  3. Governor Bungoma County – KEN LUSAKA – NFK
  4. Governor Busia County – SOSPETER OJAAMONG – ODM
  5. Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County – ALEX TOLGOS – URP
  6. Governor Embu County – NYAGA WAMBORA   – TNA
  7. Governor Garissa County – NATHIF ADAM JAAMA – WIPER
  8. Governor Homa Bay County – CYPRIAN AWITI – ODM
  9. Governor Isiolo County – GODANA DOYO – URP
  10. Governor Kajiado County – DAVID NKENDIENYE – ODM
  11. Governor Kakamega County – WYCLIFFE OPARANYA – ODM
  12. Governor Kericho County – PAUL KIPRONO – URP
  13. Governor Kiambu County – WILLIAM KABOGO   – TNA
  14. Governor Kilifi County – AMASON KINGI – ODM
  15. Governor Kirinyaga County – JOSEPH NDATHI – TNA
  16. Governor Kisii County – JAMES ONGWAE – ODM
  17. Governor Kisumu County – JACK RANGUMA – ODM
  18. Governor Kitui County – JULIUS MALOMBE  – WIPER
  19. Governor Kwale County – SALIM MVURIA – ODM
  20. Governor Laikipia County – JOSHUA IRUNGU – TNA
  21. Governor Lamu County – ISSA TIMANI – UDF
  22. Governor Machakos County – ALFRED MUTUA – WIPER
  23. Governor Makueni County – KIVUTHA KIBWANA – MUUNGANO
  24. Governor Mandera County – ALI ROBA – URP
  25. Governor Marsabit County – UKUR YATANI – ODM
  26. Governor Meru County – PETER MUNYA – APK
  27. Governor Migori County – ZACHARY OBADO – PDP
  28. Governor Mombasa County – ALI HASSAN JOHO – ODM
  29. Governor Murang’a County – MWANGI WA IRIA    – TNA
  30. Governor Nairobi County – EVANS KIDERO – ODM
  31. Governor Nakuru County – KINUTHIA MBUGUA  – TNA
  32. Governor Nandi County – CLEOPHAS LAGAT – URP
  33. Governor Narok County – SAMWEL KUNTAI – URP
  34. Governor Nyamira County – JOHN NYANGARAMA – ODM
  35. Governor Nyandarua County – DANIEL WAITHAKA – TNA
  36. Governor Nyeri County – NDERITU GACHAGWA – GNU
  37. Governor Samburu County – MOSES KASAINE – URP
  38. Governor Siaya County – CORNELL RASANGA  – ODM
  39. Governor Taita Taveta County – JOHN MTUTA MRUTU – ODM
  40. Governor Tana River County – IN DADO  – WIPER
  41. Governor Tharaka Nithi County – SAMWEL MBAE – TNA
  42. Governor Trans Nzoia County – PATRICK SIMIYU – FORD KENYA
  43. Governor Turkana County – JOSEPH NANOK – ODM
  44. Governor Uasin Gishu County – JACKSON MANDAGO  – URP
  45. Governor Vihiga County – MOSES AKARANGA – PPK
  46. Governor Wajir County – AHMED ABDULLAHI – ODM
  47. Governor West Pokot County – SIMON KITELEI – KANU

Are Stereotypes The Root Cause Of Tribalism?

A short while back, we received an interesting email from one of our fans. The email was in response to our question, ‘where did the rain of tribalism start beating us?’. In her analysis, the root cause of tribalism was the case of our daily tribal stereotypes.
She pointed out that tribalism is passed onto our children by statements such as ‘hao ni wale hawatahiri’ or ‘hao ni wale wanakula watu’ or even ‘hawa ni wale wenye wasichana wao wanatahirishwa’! While in most cases these statements bear no proof, they end up defining a child’s reality!
So, this child grows up to be your age or even my age (being called Babu with a couple of decades under his sleeves)! The ‘reality’ this person had been brought up with is that ‘you should not marry from tribe X, they practice witchcraft’ or ‘you should never do business with tribe Y, they are thieves’!! Now, the seeds of tribalism that were planted in the childhood play-field start to blossom manifesting in the worst for of tribal hate! Now, the lady wont marry from this tribe because she was told that she will be inherited, the man, on the other hand, avoids ladies from the other tribe because she was told that they will ‘run away’ with his children!
So, are these stereotypes the root cause of tribalism in Kenya?

Indeed, tribal stereotypes are the glue that cement tribalism in a future leader’s psyche. Tribal stereotypes drive the future husband or wife to inculcate hate into the newly citizen of Kenya, thus making tribalism a vicious cycle! These stereotypes are like petrol for the engine of the gospel of tribalism and national disunity! But, that which has a root cause can be uprooted!
So, the root cause of tribalism is stereotypes and they are mainly passed down from parent to child! Therefore, to end tribalism in Kenya, we need to start passing national unity ideals to our children. Kenyans have had a fables culture, therefore that’s a perfect start in uprooting tribalism by its root!
Many have asked us, “how do you expect a ‘tribal’ generation to bring up a non-tribal and unified children?” While that may seem far-fetched, we beg to differ! Every parent would like to leave a great legacy! And, an upright child is the successful monument of the father. A social misfit is the shame of the parent. If your child is a tribal chauvinist, it is your fault as a parent! The tribalism manifested by your child is a direct failure of your parenting obligation!

Our belief, therefore, is that parents and teachers should take a leading role in clamping tribalism. They should mold our children without using tribal stereotypes so as to assure Kenya of a united future. After witnessing the bloodletting that shocked the world in 2007/2008, you should mold your child ensuring that they don’t start the next apocalypse! And, always remember that the tribal child in a legacy of your monumental failure.

3 Reasons 2007 PEV Won’t Be Repeated

Many are worried about a recurrence of violence during or after the elections next week on Monday. But, we think otherwise! And these are the three reasons why we believe that this elections will be Kenya’s most peaceful ever!

A Strong Judiciary

Everybody respects Mutunga and the reforms that he has achieved at the Judiciary. Every presidential candidate TRUSTS him to handle their petitions quickly and fairly. But 2007/2008, that trust was not there. So, the politicians resorted to use the courts of the streets with their supporters as judge and jury! The result is a well documented historical catastrophe!

The incumbent is not in the ballot

Well, whenever an incumbent is vying, all the opponents stand convinced that they will use instruments of power to tilt the scales to their favor. When you look at the history of electoral violence, this is the map: 1992, incumbent was vying, there was electoral related violence; 1997, the incumbent was in the ballot and so did election related violence rear its ugly head; then, we come to 2002, the most peaceful elections yet and do note the incumbent was missing in the ballot. We don’t have to remind you of 2007!! Then, these matters are usually compounded by the notion that African powermen NEVER lose in elections.
These are the facts that bring things to a stand whenever an incumbent is vying. And, all these factors are lacking in the March 4th polls. With that, we believe there will be no election related violence.

Everyone is against violence

We are yet to meet a person who does not fear a repeat of 2007/2008 horrors! We are yet to meet a person who is intent in fighting the neighbor because of elections results! You know, Kenya Ni Jina tu, Nchi ni Wewe na Mimi. If you won’t throw a stone or lift a machete, who will? If you don’t loot a shop because of elections results, no one will!
So, there goes the reason for our confidence! This is going to be the most peaceful elections in the history of Kenya because all the stars have aligned! God is with us, the citizens have also resolved so no one can reign violence!

Violence Again?… No, Thank You!

It pains me to remember whatever happened in 2008 after the disputed Presidential elections. Being a sane Kenyan Youth, I wouldn’t want a repeat. I wouldn’t want to see what I saw. Kenyans turning against each other. Animosity taking over humanity. No! As youths, let’s refuse to be used again. No! I don’t want to loose a relative again due to our inability to take them to hospital as a result of insecurity. No! I don’t want to see my long time neighbors and friends running away from the place they have always called home.

Mine was not a Happy New Year in 2008. It was a Sad New Mourning Year. Mourning the death of my nephew who had died in the house. I don’t want my brother to blame himself ever again for having done nothing to save his son’s life. He tried, but the insecurity couldn’t let him reach the Hospital. He risked both his life and that of his son, eventually the son succumbed to Malaria. No! It’s not going to happen again.

My nephew died because the country was up against each other. He died because our Presidential candidates were full of themselves, so egocentric, so inhuman. He died because Kenyans had become puppets for the leaders. Killing and maiming each other whil the people they were fighting for popped Champaign and enjoyed unmatched 24/7 security. Yeah! We learnt our lesson albeit the hard way. No sane Kenyan will carry a machete again and raise it against their neighbor. No sane Kenyan will go out to fight for a politician. Because after fighting for them in 2008, they forgot about us. They forgot about the internally displaced.

No, thank you! I don’t want to visit an IDP camp in Eldoret or Nakuru again. I don’t want to contribute clothing and foodstuffs to fellow Kenyans who are economically better off than me but have been turned into beggers again. I refuse to do that. Why? Because 2013 is not and will never be 2008. Never. Because Kenyans have learnt. Because Kenyans are progressive people. Because Kenyans are peaceful people. Because I am a Kenyan and a youth. Because youths are not going to be used again.

I refuse to liken 2013 to any other year because I am not the same again. I was in high school then, but I am in campus now. Kenya is not the same again. It had no experience of war then, but now it has all the effects of war. If political rivals can call each other “brother” on National Television, who are we to fight our neighbors? We have a duty to vote. We have an able and independent elections body …let it do its work of determining the winner. In case of a dispute, let our able judiciary do its work. Let’s not risk being grouped together with Zimbabwe, DRC and Somalia. No!

I am not going to fight for anybody. It’s idiotic. Fighting and killing each other while the children and grandchildren of those we are fighting for are enjoying life abroad. It’s foolishness to fight for somebody who will not remember you after you are killed, or kill somebody and get arrested. No! I won’t fight. Because if I do, it’s my brother I will be fighting. It’s a classmate, a colleague, a villagemate, a schoolmate …name them …that I will be fighting.

Never again should we relive the events of 2008. Never again should we turn politicians into gods. If they want to fight, let’s spectate. If they want to dialogue, let’s listen in. Let’s remain peaceful, let’s uphold the spirit of love, togetherness, peace, brotherliness, tolerance and forgiveness.

I don’t want to disrupt my education again. I don’t want to watch ‘Kenya’s Darkest Hour: Season 2′. No. Never!

This is the time to be ‘Kenyans for Kenya’. This is the time to donate our priceless gifts to promote peace amongst ourselves. Let’s not wait till some of us are in camps. In fact, let’s aim at eliminating IDP Camps. This is the time to see Kenya instead of tribal outfits. 10 days to election day. This is the time to let the Kenyan blood flow in our veins. This is the time to come together. This is the time to unite as Kenyans.

Remember when the Kenyan Rugby Team emerges tops, we celebrate as KENYANS. When Harambee Stars reach the CECAFA Semifinals, we celebrate as KENYANS. When the Rugby Team fails to perform, we are engulfed with sadness as KENYANS … May the spirit continue. The spirit of ONE KENYA, ONE NATION …UNDER GOD.

This is not the time to see leaders as tribal lords but as Kenyans in a competition in which there must be a clear winner – whoever it will be. It’s not time to see age differences of our leaders, but their track records and ability to steer Kenya to the next level of development. It’s the time to embrace the spirit of HARAMBEE. Pulling towards a common course. Facing the same direction. Aiming for the same goal PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE.

Let us focus. Let’s see beyond March 4th. There will be Kenyans, there will be Kenya. There will be winners, there will be losers. That is the reality. There are not enough stones, pangas, swords, machetes, guns or bombs to change that reality. Let’s not waste the little we had. Let’s remain sane.

Let’s not waste time trying to force what can’t happen. Whoever you vote for on March 4th, let’s unite on March 5th and celebrate with the winner. Celebrate Kenya. Celebrate peace.

Kenya’s enemies are watching. They will strike when we weaken ourselves by fighting. Let’s remain united. Let them look at Kenya and see the definition of PEACE, LOVE and HARMONY ..

If a leader incites you, say “No, thank you.” If he tries to bribe you, say “No, thank you”. Don’t allow yourself to be bought. Do not sell your youthful energy to hate.

Let’s remain ONE KENYA, ONE NATION. UNDER GOD.
Let’s say No, Thank You to violence.

 

By Shisia Denshi

The writer is a guest blogger from denshispeaks.wordpress.com

A Child Of A Luo; A Son Of Kenya

Hi,

I am a Luo. I attended my early primary education in Kisii and indeed got many friends there. Later, I went to a school in Kericho, where I had many nice memories with great Kalenjin friends. My Secondary education was in Nairobi, a truly cosmopolitan city . And when it was time to go for higher education, I went to a university in a Kikuyu neighborhood! I got many bosom Kikuyu buddies and some of my business partners come from Mt. Kenya!

All these years, I never had a problem with these diversities in culture and tribes I have encountered. And I won’t start having them now. And, knowing that your life has a similar diversity, I would advise you keep the peace and shun tribal violence before, on and after March 4th.

Yours Truly,
A Child Of A Luo, But A Son Of Kenya

A Moment of Silence For Kenyans

A moment of silence for the man who was stoned to death for stealing a mobile phone yet politicians rob millions from tax payers.
A moment of silence for the Tana river victims, our fallen soldiers and bereaved families yet MPs want state funerals.

A moment of silence for our brothers and sisters who passed away during the post election violence while the perpetrators toss a wine glass in the comfort of their homes.

A moment of silence for the Freedom fighters who did not get a retirement package, men who endured the cold, overcame their fears as they envisioned a new Kenya.

A moment of silence as i pray for this country. But i know prayer alone will not change things…faith without action is dead…March 4th i will act!!

When looking votes, they divide us along tribal lines. When sharing
the cake, they are one. And we fall for it.

Security for them and none in Tana, Baragoi and everywhere else!!

Diplomatic passports and armed guards after they have created insecurity and divided Kenyans?

This is Kenya today, but it does not need to be the Kenya of March 5th! To achieve Vision 2030, you have to Vote Wisely?!

Wazi Wakenya

Corruption is the second major pillar of the Wazi Campaign. So, on December 2012,  we launched our second Public Service Announcement on corruption http://youtu.be/7z3Z8uUxIo4 .

 

We chose animations because we believe that corruption will not be eradicated by simply shaming the corrupt, but by inspiring the population to embrace integrity. Understand today that the story of corruption can only end when you refuse to give a bribe, either in secret or in the open

And these we say against the backdrop of these two facts:

  • 56% of Kenyans under pressure to engage in corruption on daily basis
  • While 58.1% of Kenyans tolerate the pressure to be corrupt

Every time a Kenyan fights for integrity and shuns corruption, another Kenyan is inspired to do the same. That is why today we leave you with this quote:  How will he be corrupt if you don’t bribe him?

2007 vs 2013 – Gloom To Doom?

28th December, 2012 – Kenya witnesses election violence that threatened to take the country to Civil War.

5th March, 2012 – what story would you like to read here? Doomsday horror or Peaceful coexistence.

You have the chance to write the future, don’t write it with your neighbors blood! When your neighbor bleeds, Kenya will haemorrhage!

Kenya Ni Jina, Nchi Ni Wewe

Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

It’s Christmas again and you are the guest everyone is expecting at the door. Knowing that by your next visit we would have elected new leaders, allow me to ask you for three gifts. Before you label me greedy, please see what I ask for:

  1. A bagful of peace so that come March 5th, 2013, Kenyans from either parties / coalitions will embrace each other with Peace, Love and Unity
  2. The wisdom to avoid electing corrupt leaders who will bankrupt our beloved country
  3. The sense of mind to realize that ‘ Kenya Ni Jina, Nchi Ni Wewe’

That said, allow me to give you a gift that you may also share with all Kenyans. A video that humorously encourages us to shun tribalism and corruption. Allow me to give you http://youtu.be/NBtP_gYrtDk Watch it and give it to all peace-loving Kenyans.

Yours truly,
The Wazi Campaign
Kenya Ni Jina, Nchi Ni Wewe

Uhuru, Mudavadi, Raila Then What??

This month, politics of coalitions and ‘tribal’ maths have dominated airwaves! Yet, similar passions in 2007/2008 made Kenya to burn! But, in 2013, The Wazi Campaign would like to ensure that, even with the elections, we have the most peaceful year EVER!

To achieve this,we have created a great series of TV ads that are now available on YouTube on www.youtube.com/user/thewazicampaign

We are also using Facebook and Twitter to raise an army of Peace Ambassadors between now and 2013. To be a Wazi Peace Crusader 2013, Like our Facebook Page on www.facebook.com/thewazicampaign or Follow Us on Twitter on www.twitter.com/thewazicampaign.

Let’s go on and remind everyone that Kenya Ni Jina, Nchi Ni Wewe!

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