From Michuki to Nkaissery, here are politicians whose work ethic we miss

As the year 2018 almost comes to an end we take a look at some politicians we have lost in the past few years and whose work and charm we miss.

They say you never know what you’ve got until you lose it and that’s the case especially for people like Michuki and Nkaissery. Below is the list

1 .George Muchai

He died in February 2015, after being shot dead early Saturday morning at the Kenyatta Avenue-Uhuru Highway roundabout in Nairobi.

Two of the MP’s bodyguards and his driver also died in the incident.

The occupants of the second vehicle said the MP stopped at the roundabout when four people with big guns approached his car and started shooting.

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A relative told detectives at the scene that

“They just started spraying it with bullets. When we saw that, our driver sped past the other car and when we came back to the scene a few minutes later, all the occupants of the vehicle were dead,”

He was Kabete Member of Parliament.

2. Nkaissery

He passed away in July 2017, at Karen Hospital, a few hours after he was admitted for check-up.

His death came hours after attending a prayer service organized by the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya under the leadership of Bishop Mark Kariuki.

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3. Nderitu Gachagua

He was Nyeri Governor before death struck while he was at a London Hospital receiving treatment. He died aged 64.

4. Wahome Gakuru

He came into power after the death of Nderitu Gachagua only to lose his life months later in a grisly road accident.

He breathed his last in November 2017,  following a serious road crash at Kabati along the Thika-Sagana highway in Murang’a County.

 He was rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital for emergency treatment but succumbed to his injuries on arrival.

5. John Michuki

Although he breathed his last in 2012, his zeal and determination for a better Kenya is unmatched in the famouse ‘Michuki Rules’.

He died aged 80, only two days after arriving from the United Kingdom where he was undergoing treatment.

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IEBC clears 3 candidates for the March 16 Kajiado Central by-election

IEBC has cleared 3 candidates to run for the Kajiado Member of National Assembly seat. The three are Memusi Kanchory (ODM), Patrick Tutui (JAP) and Nkashuma Kuntai an independent Candidate. The exercise continues today, Tuesday 17th.

Cord leaders led a tour of Kajiado Central on Monday after member Elijah Memusi was cleared to vie for the by-election by the IEBC. The tour was led by coalition chief Raila Odinga, co-principals Moses Wetangula and Kalonzo Musyoka and other party members.

They escorted Memusi to Maasai Technical Training Insitutue where he presented his papers ahead of the by-election on March 16.

“Memusi Kanchori was successfully cleared to participate in the upcoming poll. We look forward to yet another victory next month,” said Raila.

“We are not here for a show our might, we are here to sell our policies and request you to elect Memusi to Parliament.”

Cord and Jubilee Alliance Party supporters came face to face during the tour.ODM secretary general Ababu Namwamba told voters that they must replace former Kajiado Central MP Joseph Nkaissery, who was elected on an ODM ticket, with Memusi.

Kanchori was elected by Cord members to contest for the position under the ODM ticket. Party Communications director Philip Etale accused JAP supporters, led by Majority leader Aden Duale, of blocking the road at Ilbisil during the tour.

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented nomination certificates to JAP aspirant Patrick ole Tutui on Friday. Uhuru said the party held democratic nominations, the people picking Tutui as its flag bearer. “Those who lost in the nominations should work with the victor,” he said at JAP headquarters in Lavington.

Nkaissery endorsed Tutui as his successor during the session. Tutui described the JAP nomination as “the most rigorous

 

Nkaissery issues personal apology to pupils at Lang’ata Road Primary

Joseph Nkaissery, Interior CS for security on Tuesday visited Lang’ata Road Primary School and issued an apology to pupils following the Monday mayhem where police lobbed tear gas canisters at school kids during the #OccupyPlayground demonstration to save their playground fenced by a private land grabber.

Five pupils, a few journalists as well as a police officer are nursing injuries as a result. Nkaissery has issued a 24-hour notice to the developer to remove the remaining wall and clear the damage.

Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Mwangi who had commanded the operation has been dismissed.

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IEBC announces official dates for Kajiado Central MP By-elections

Following the appointment of Kajiado Central MP Joseph Nkaissery as the CS for Internal Security elections body IEBC have slated the by-elections for Monday 16th March 2015. Political party primaries will be completed by 29th January.

Here is a screenshot of the announcement from IEBC’s official twitter handle.

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Parliament approves Nkaiserry appointment

Members of parliament on Thursday afternoon took a break from the pandemonium that characterized the special sitting to approve the appointment of Joseph Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.

The house which had since morning bitterly disagreed on the security bill, with debate turning violent at times, put their differences aside to overwhelmingly vote for Nkaissery’s approval.

Nkaiserry will now officially take over from Joseph Ole Lenku at the Interior affairs docket after swearing in.

I will sack all corrupt state staff – Nkaissery

Nominated Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery Thursday said he will sack corrupt officials at the Office of the President once appointed.

“Corruption and lack of integrity at the Office of the President have been of great concern. I intend to address them by first taking operational stock if appointed. They will be my areas of focus,” he told the National Assembly Committee on Appointments during his vetting yesterday.

“Corruption is evil. It exists in the Interior ministry and fights back. It will not be business as usual to those who have conspired to enrich themselves.”

The Kajiado Central MP promised to ensure stiffer laws are put in place to address the vice.

Terrorist attacks on Kenya have been blamed on the corruption at the office, the police and porous borders.

Nkaissery, who is expected to be endorsed next Wednesday during the special sitting of the House, warned the National Intelligence Service bosses that it is time they started delivering.

“We give the NIS good money. They should secure Kenyans because they are the eyes and the ears of the country. People must work. If they don’t deliver they must take a walk,” he said.

Nkaissery’s warning comes after the House Public Accounts Committee revealed that more than Sh2.8 billion cannot be accounted for at the Interior Ministry.

The ministry is under direct supervision of the Office of the President.