What happened to Women Representatives in Kenya?


I must confess rather loudly that I was one of those who were very committed to fighting for better representation of Kenyan women in our political institutions and public service. It was a matter of common sense and social justice and nothing to quibble about.

It was a tough mission particularly at the Bomas Conference which I attended in Nairobi in 2003.

Kibaki had come to power with Narc in 2002 and in their campaign leading to the elections where Kibaki and Raila crushed Uhuru and Ruto who were Moi’s projects at the time by promising a new constitution under the BOMAS format which which been developed by many sections of the Kenyan society.

After Kibaki gets to office he turns his back on the constitutional project because he wanted the powers of a presidential monarchy and issues like women representation were not even worth talking about according to them.

To cut a very long story short, we eventually got our new constitution in 2010 after a national referendum.

In that new constitution was enshrined the constitutional requirement to have 30% women representation in the the county, in the National Assembly and even in public service.

Most of us were thrilled that we finally achieved something for one half of a very hard working Kenya’s population which has been ignored and marginalized for all our lives as Kenyans.

Nine years later looking at the complete chaos that has been generated by that achievement one has to shake their heads and think about what went so wrong.

The real horror of horrors here is that it became the responsibility of political parties led by very chauvinistic men to nominate the women reps to these institutions. The men nominated copycats of themselves and they have become a mess in our country and politics just like the men politics and politicians who nominated them.

Yes we have many Kenyan women politicians now and they are very busy doing nonsensical things like dancing for the men political leaders.

Never once have I heard of any achievement our women politicians have done for Kenyan women, girls and the general public. Give one thing they have done and I will shut up immediately.

Were women reps nominated and elected to be public dancers? No. If that is what Kenyans need they know where to get it. And they often go there which is there personal business. Same with Kenyan women. If they need dancers you can get them anytime.

But this dancing politics have to stop. The men politicians were already horrible at it. Squatting down with their bellies dropping on the floor. Enough already.

Our honourable women leaders were nominated and/or elected to help build the country, not to dance for Ruto and/or Raila. That is what we see in the news.

Did the country achieve anything really with this? What went so wrong?


By adongoogony Posted in kenya

There is disaster and then there is Bonny Khalwale. Sad. Just Sad.

Oh dear.






Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale captured with stones


For the love of god this guy is a medical doctor or so we are told. Why not just go and practice medicine. Kenyans need and use their doctors. You will get paid for doing things that Kenyans need.

Why reduce yourself to this mutu wa mkono for Ruto who really doesn’t give a shit about you. This is beyond shameful. But more is coming in 2022 for more people. Get ready. Now.

The funny part of all these Kibra lose for the D.P is that Ruto is asking for an apology from ODM. That guy running around with stones is his chief agent in the election he should be arrested and Ruto is the one who should apologize. Ruto doesn’t only need to apologize to Kenyans, he should apologize to Khalwale for making him look like a complete fool.

Above all else Ruto needs to apologize to Mariga who seems to be a pretty decent guy and a clueless politician but he is nice. Mariga did not need to be dragged into this nonsense by Ruto who had his own agenda and didn’t even know who Mariga is. I am sure Nariga realized that he was duped into this a long time before the election.

Boni Khalwale becomes butt of the joke after stones stunt in Kibra -PHOTOS + VIDEO

May be we can have a party for Bonny:

Here we go.

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

Mariga Please: Seriously?


Mariga has the cure for cancer for Kibra residents and the whole country. You can smoke the cure. Slowly is better.

Now we are on to something with Ruto and Mariga. The nation can’t wait. November 7, 2019 it is.

But this is fun and good. Let’s see. Mariga wants to flood Kibra with weed for health purposes. I am on.

Wait till Ruto’s gods see Mariga’s weed. It could be chaos. I mean you have been at every church throwing millions to build your heaven and then you are shaking hands with the weed man. Bad. But he is going to cure cancer. Quicker is better.

DP ruto in Laini Saba grounds, Kibra, on Sunday ahead of the by-election on Thursday.


Mariga is saying if he was M.P, our beloved Ken Okoth, former Kibra M.P would be alive today.

He would have treated his cancer with “shada”, which is your local “njaga”, “ganja” or “bangi” in the neighbourhood buying spot. Take your pick.

Wow. Where has this guy been?

I am waiting for this. Now breath please. And don’t laugh, I beg you. I am serious about this.

This is Mariga talking in Kibra on Sunday Nov. 3, 2019.

“Mnataka tuongelee mambo ya shada. Tunajua shada inacure cancer. Hio lazima tuipush. Shada si ni medicine? Sasa mimi nataka muniingize bunge tuanze kutetea hiyo mambo ya shada (Let’s talk about marijuana; we know it cures cancer. We need to push for it. However, we do not want you to misuse it. Vote me in and I will push for it),” he said.


DP ruto in Laini Saba grounds, Kibra, on Sunday ahead of the by-election on Thursday.

DP ruto in Laini Saba grounds, Kibra, on Sunday ahead of the by-election on Thursday.

Jamaican reggae artiste Kenyatta Hill performed during Mariga’s campaign rally at Laini Saba grounds.

In a short clip that has been doing rounds on social media, the artiste, endorsed Mariga saying he believes the retired Kenyan international midfielder is the right choice for the people of Kibra.


Jamaican reggae artiste Kenyatta Hill performed on Sunday in a campaign rally in support of Jubilee Party Kibra by-election candidate McDonald Mariga.

Jamaican reggae artiste Kenyatta Hill performed on Sunday in a campaign rally in support of Jubilee Party Kibra by-election candidate McDonald Mariga.

“Kenya wagwan, this is Kenyatta Hill. On Sunday am coming to join you. Yes. I am coming to help you to make a decision. You know who we are going to celebrate with. We are to celebrate with Mariga. I am coming to help in support and to show my support for this brother-Mariga,” Hill says in the short video.


On the other hand Imran was busy with his crew.


Governors Mutua, Ngilu on Sunday pledge to support Imran Okoth in Kibra by-election


James Orengo,Maina Kamanda,Raila Odinga and Anne Waiguru drummed up support for ODM candidate during his final rally

On his part, Imran held his final rally at Woodley grounds, Kibra.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua said his endorsement of Imran was in keeping with the spirit of the handshake.

“At the end of the day, the people of Kibera deserve the best. From where we stand as a party, we are confident that Imran represents the aspirations of his people and will carry the legacy of the Late MP, Ken Okoth to improve the lives of the people of Kibra,” Mutua said.


James Orengo,Maina Kamanda,Raila Odinga and Anne Waiguru drummed up support for ODM candidate during his final rally

James Orengo,Maina Kamanda,Raila Odinga and Anne Waiguru drummed up support for ODM candidate during his final rally

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru also joined ODM leader Raila Odinga saying her move was out of respect for the handshake between the AU envoy and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“We must say in plain truth that the country is peaceful because of the handshake. We will protect it,” Waiguru said.

“The others who claim they want to bring developments are just baiting you. They are a one-man guitar, unlike Imran who is the fruit of handshake.”

By adongoogony Posted in kenya

May Be Dedan The Field Marshal Is With Us In Jamhuri. Oh My!


The government has located a burial site where the body of the iconic Mau Mau fighter Dedan Kimathi Wachiuri was buried at.



I saw this story and I will follow it up. There is only one Dedan Kimathi Waciuru. He is beyond a legend in the nation. He is our country.

Statue of Dedan Kimathi Nairobi, Kenya.jpg

My son was watching some show on Kenya the other day and he told me to come and see Dedan Kimathi alive at his trial. His eyes were moving with that absolute dignified confidence he had, lying down with no shirt and in cuffs so I figured he was a live and he was saying some things.

But Kimathi’s speech at his trial was captured best my Shiraz Durani one of the finest Kenyan librarians and writers.

But I will start here for now. I will get that other piece later.





By adongoogony Posted in kenya