Profiles of Kenya's presidential candidates

Bosire Boniface contributed to this report from Wajir

February 15, 2013

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With the Kenyan elections set for March 4th, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has cleared eight candidates to vie for the country's top post. Below are the profiles of each presidential candidate, appearing in alphabetical order:

  • From top left, clockwise: Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Martha Wangari Karua, Peter Kenneth, Mohammed Abduba Dida, Paul Kibugi Muite, Raila Amollo Odinga, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and James ole Kiyiapi.

    From top left, clockwise: Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Martha Wangari Karua, Peter Kenneth, Mohammed Abduba Dida, Paul Kibugi Muite, Raila Amollo Odinga, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, and James ole Kiyiapi.

  • Mohammed Abduba Dida. [File]

    Mohammed Abduba Dida. [File]

  • Martha Wangari Karua. [Tony Karumba/AFP]

    Martha Wangari Karua. [Tony Karumba/AFP]

  • Peter Kenneth. [File]

    Peter Kenneth. [File]

  • Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. [Simon Maina/AFP]

    Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. [Simon Maina/AFP]

  • James ole Kiyiapi. [Tony Karumba/AFP]

    James ole Kiyiapi. [Tony Karumba/AFP]

  • Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi. [File]

    Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi. [File]

  • Paul Kibugi Muite. [File]

    Paul Kibugi Muite. [File]

  • Raila Amollo Odinga. [Will Boase/AFP]

    Raila Amollo Odinga. [Will Boase/AFP]

Mohammed Abduba Dida

Mohammed Abduba Dida was born in Kenya's Wajir District in 1975. A former teacher, Dida is competing for the presidency with the Alliance for Real Change. His running mate is Joshua Odongo Onono, also a former teacher.

Dida, a newcomer to the political scene, has vowed to be a president who focuses on the poor. He says education should be free for all Kenyans, and not based on a subsidy system. Dida has expressed confidence in his ability to do well in the elections, as he has said his party enjoys significant support among the youth.

He holds a bachelor's degree in education from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a master's in religious studies from the University of Nairobi.

Dida has taught at a variety of schools, including teaching English literature and religion at Daadab Secondary School in the refugee complex and later at Lenana School.

He resigned from teaching in 2009 to start a job placement agency, but he said that venture did not work out due to government corruption.

Martha Wangari Karua

Martha Karua, the only female candidate in the presidential race, was born in September 1957 in Kirinyaga, Central Province. Karua, a parliamentarian for Gichugu, is running under the National Rainbow Coalition with former East African Legislative Assembly member Augustine Lotodo.

Karua has vowed to represent a united Kenya with a platform of economic and social reforms, including universal healthcare and establishing Kenya as a regional economic hub. She said she would commit 10% of Kenya's budget to improving agricultural production, increase renewable energy sources and work to have internet access in 50% of Kenyan homes in five years.

During the presidential debate, she said she would address the high maternal mortality rate by providing free universal access to health care.

Karua has a law degree from the University of Nairobi and master's degree from the United States International University, Nairobi.

From 1981 to 1987, Karua worked in the judiciary, rising from district magistrate to senior resident magistrate. She then had a private practice until 2002.

In 1992, Karua was elected as a member of parliament for Gichugu, a seat she still holds.

In 1997 and 1998, she worked with the Inter-Parties Parliamentary Group to foster the development of a multi-party system in Kenya. In 2008, Karua was appointed minister of justice, national cohesion and constitutional affairs after serving as minister of water resources management and development.

In 2009, Karua resigned from her ministerial position in the coalition government citing frustrations in executing her duties.

Peter Kenneth

Peter Kenneth was born in November 1965 in Bahati, Nairobi. He is a parliamentarian who has specialised in banking. He is seeking the presidency under the Kenya National Congress party, with running mate Ronald Osumba, a former senior manager at Safaricom.

As a candidate, Kenneth has focused on ameliorating unemployment and food insecurity. He has also vowed to better equip the police and pay officers well to encourage them to do a good job, and he believes that development and education in crime-ridden areas will deter unlawful behavior. He plans to pay for his programmes by cutting excess government spending.

Kenneth holds a bachelor's and master's degree in law from the University of Nairobi, with post-graduate work at the Executive Programme International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

As a banker, Kenneth began working with the Nationwide Finance Company in 1985, then worked with the Prudential Finance and Bank from 1986 to 1997, where he became a manager. From 1997 to 2002, he worked at the Kenya Reinsurance Company, simultaneously holding titles at the Africa Reinsurance Corporation and the Industrial Development Bank. From 1998 to 2009, he worked as the chairman of Zep Reinsurance Company.

In his political life, Kenneth was first elected as a member of parliament for the Gatanga seat in 2002, a seat he still holds.

From 2003 to 2005, he served as assistant minister in the Ministry of Co-operative Development and Marketing, then as assistant minister in the Ministry of Finance until 2007. Since 2008, he has been assistant minister in the Ministry of Planning, National Development and Vision 2030.

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was born in October 1961. His father is Kenya's first president Jomo Kenyatta, who served from 1964 to 1978. He is the presidential candidate for the Jubilee Alliance, a coalition party formed under Kenyatta's The National Alliance and William Ruto's United Republican Party.

In his coalition's manifesto, Kenyatta says he stands for a united Kenya "under the same dream of building a better Kenya". He said he would focus on the land ownership issue, and intends to turn Kenya into an economic hub, creating an export economy.

Kenyatta has a bachelor's degree in politics and economics from Amherst College in the United States.

After a short stint in the produce delivery business, Kenyatta ran for the Gatundu South parliamentary seat in 1997, but lost. Two years later, President Daniel arap Moi appointed him as the chairman of the Kenya Tourism Board, and in 2001, appointed him to parliament.

Kenyatta ran unsuccessfully for president in 2002, yet won a seat in parliament representing Gatundu South that same year.

He ran for president again in 2007, but withdrew and put his support behind President Mwai Kibaki for re-election. Kibaki appointed Kenyatta minister for local governments in January 2008 before he became deputy prime minister and minister of trade in April 2008 as part of a coalition government deal to end the violence after the 2007 elections.

He was moved to the Ministry of Finance from 2009 to 2012, while remaining deputy prime minister. He resigned as minister of finance in January 2012 after the International Criminal Court (ICC) accused him of committing crimes against humanity for his role in the 2007-2008 violence.

Both Kenyatta and Ruto have faced criticism during the election cycle about their pending cases with the ICC, and Kenyatta responded to this issue during the presidential debate.

James ole Kiyiapi

James ole Kiyiapi was born in May 1961 in Osupuko, Rift Valley Province. A former permanent secretary in multiple ministries, he resigned in 2012 to run with businesswoman Winnie Kaburu under the Restore and Build Kenya Party.

Kiyiapi is running on a platform denouncing tribal politics. He said his first priority if elected would be to focus on youth unemployment, which he called a national disaster. His government, he said, would initiate work to settle land disputes with utmost care and transparency, and would improve agricultural production in the country.

Kiyiapi has a master's degree from Moi University and a doctorate from the University of Toronto in Canada, both in forestry.

From 1988 to 1994, he was a senior research fellow in the faculty of environmental studies at York University in Canada. He served as a lecturer and associate professor at Moi University from 1994 and 2006.

During that time, he also worked as country programme director for the African Wildlife Foundation.

Kiyiapi was appointed as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in 2006, the Ministry of Medical Services in 2008, and the Ministry of Education in 2010.

Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi

Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi was born in September 1960 in Sabatia, Western Province. He is running under the United Democratic Forum Party in the Amani alliance, with Jeremiah Kioni, a parliamentarian from the Ndaragwa Constituency.

Mudavadi has vowed to bring real economic growth to Kenya by focusing on good governance and poverty alleviation. He said he would tackle corruption in the country by restructuring the judiciary, and recruit more police officers to improve security.

Mudavadi holds a bachelor's degree in land economics from the University of Nairobi. After graduating, he worked at the National Housing Corporation before working in real estate at the Tysons Limited firm.

Mudavadi became a member of parliament in 1989, when he was elected unopposed to take the Sabatia parliamentary seat left vacant after the death of his father, Moses Mudavadi.

After the 1992 general elections, Mudavadi was appointed minister of finance for five years. In 1998, he was appointed minister of agriculture, then minister of information, transport and communications in 1999, and minister of transport and communications in 2001. Throughout this period, he kept the Sabatia parliamentary seat.

In 2002, Mudavadi lost his parliamentary seat, but was appointed vice president by President Daniel arap Moi and held the position for two months. He then ran unsuccessfully for vice-president as Uhuru Kenyatta's running mate in 2002.

Afterwards, Mudavadi helped found the Orange Democratic Movement and vied to be the party's presidential candidate in 2007, but lost the primary to Raila Odinga.

Since then, has served as a member of the World Bank's board of governors and as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Review of the Constitution.

In 2012, Mudavadi left the Orange Democratic Movement to join the United Democratic Front. He briefly joined Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Alliance, but decided to split in December after the alliance disagreed on who would be the flag bearer.

Paul Kibugi Muite

Paul Kibugi Muite was born in April 1945. He is a former parliamentarian from Kabete who is a founding member and the party leader of Safina. He is running with Shem Ochuodho, former minister of energy and parliamentarian from Rangwe.

Muite said that as president he would address unemployment and improve labour conditions, in part by raising salaries and enforcing labour laws that limit the working day to eight hours. He has also vowed to stop government corruption, which he said has "destined millions of Kenyans to eternal poverty and suffering".

He says he believes in the unity of all Kenyans, regardless of ethnicity, and would work for social and economic improvements for all people. Muite says Kenya is also hurt by its negative reputation internationally for corruption and a poor human rights record, which he resolves to address through education and marketing.

Muite, a human rights lawyer, was a prominent figure in ending Kenya's single party system in the 1990s, which had been established by the Kenya African National Union in 1982.

He served three five-year terms as parliamentarian from Kabete in 1992, 1997 and 2002.

Raila Amollo Odinga

Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga was born on January 7, 1945 in Maseno, Nyanza Province, the son of Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. He is running in the Orange Democratic Movement with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate.

Odinga has focused on youth in his campaign, promising to help them gain access to employment and education. He said he will institute cash transfers for the poor and elderly, and create a programme for youth waiting to enter university or looking for jobs to teach in primary schools.

Economically, he said he will put programmes in place to export goods made in Kenyan villages, and support the growth of a steel industry. He said he will improve infrastructure and expand investment in food security through improved agriculture, subsidies for farmers and research.

Odinga has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Magdeburg College of Advanced Technology in Germany. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the University of Nairobi and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, United States.

In 1970, he began working as a lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Nairobi. In 1974, he left when he was appointed as group standards manager of the newly established Kenya Bureau of Standards, where he became deputy director in 1978.

In 1982, Oginga Odinga was implicated as the financier of a coup attempt against the government of President Daniel arap Moi, who had blocked Oginga Odinga's attempt to register an opposition party. Raila Odinga was charged with treason and detained for six years without trial.

Odinga was released 1988, only to be arrested again that year for involvement with the Kenya Revolutionary Movement, a group pressing for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

Odinga was arrested once again in 1990 and upon release in 1991 he sought asylum in Norway, alleging government attempts to assassinate him.

After the end of the single-party system, Odinga returned in 1992 and joined the Forum for Democracy (FORD), a political party run by his father, and won the Langata Constituency parliamentary seat.

In 1997, Odinga lost a bid for the presidency.

Odinga served as minister of energy from 2001 to 2002 and as minister of roads, public works, and housing from 2003 to 2005.

In 2005, Odinga founded the Orange Democratic Movement, under which he ran unsuccessfully for president in 2007. After the ensuing violence, Odinga became prime minister in a power-sharing agreement.

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Reader's Comments

    June 19, 2013 @ 08:30:53AM

    Congratulations to President Uhuru Kenyatta for victory, but I would ask him to agree on working together with the defeated, such the ex-premier, honorable MR. RAILA AGWAMBO ODINGA.

  • manyanza ondara
    March 25, 2013 @ 01:25:25PM

    "KUDOS" mr. Agwambo for going to court.Coz some of the kenyans express themselves as superior to others.Let people know that at a time when one could rob another kenyan and walk with majesty in the streets is long dead.

  • Peninah Busili
    March 22, 2013 @ 04:14:33AM

    Anyone can be able to take that part.opportunity for leadership is only required.we have to ask ourselves wot picture iz potrayed wen someone is chosen as a leader, n wot might happen in future first.......Let justice prevail

  • Dennis Deno
    March 20, 2013 @ 05:08:08AM

    Kenya will be suffering from both economic and political sanctions due to the ICC Warrant of Arest No support from the donors especially the western pple becoz of 2008 violence against mr.president

  • jeremiah nicanory
    March 16, 2013 @ 09:24:46PM

    Kenyatta, a coalition government is up to you. It will unite Kenyans.

  • Mikel
    March 14, 2013 @ 09:46:17AM

    the article is nyc.Kenyans have already made their choice by electing Jubilee government.God bless our leaders and give them wisdom to rule us.

  • [email protected]
    March 13, 2013 @ 09:41:44AM

    Rao should be left to pursue justice as long as he is doing it as peacefully as he is doing........just a reminder that cow's voice cannot stop another cow to drink water. .......... Go for what belongs to you, Rao.

  • stephen kayogolo
    March 12, 2013 @ 05:48:59AM

    The article is very nice

  • جون جوزيف باتستا
    March 11, 2013 @ 04:13:15AM

    Uhuru committed crimes against humanity and him winning the presidency in Kenya will affect the foreign policy and will also destroy the Kenyan economy, which is achieving very good growth rate today.

  • michael mashaka from Tanzania
    March 10, 2013 @ 05:15:39AM

    congratulation Uhuru Kenyata on your success,however narrolly won.

  • Marken
    March 8, 2013 @ 11:57:22AM

    Why is it that it takes much time 2 anounce the results? and how about the speech from Raila odinga and Uhuru kenyata they should say somthing or any coment?

  • Chacha
    March 6, 2013 @ 09:53:53AM

    All these people cannot be wrong talking a bout Raila. If he will not win this time then one day he ll be made president by GOD. 8 year in jail because of you then you dont even we are celebrating his Multi party sytem-i think all these presidential candidates d step dow and vote For Raila.seee everybody is now praying for Raila

  • Richard aleita
    March 6, 2013 @ 09:46:08AM

    Engineers are good reformers and industrialists. example ; outgoing President of China, Previous President of India, of Russia, Of Palestine revolution movement. They are good in mathematics. All problems all achievements can be translated in numbers where they belong. So chose Odinga.

  • OE Mrosso
    March 6, 2013 @ 04:50:23AM

    I keep on praying that you practice what you are preaching on your campaigns about removing tribalism

  • manfred mapunda
    March 5, 2013 @ 04:40:44AM

    It is a nice article which makes all Kenyans understand the qualities of their candidates so that they could choose a leader that they want.

    March 5, 2013 @ 01:30:43AM

    Am very happy because I khow that we have already got the PRESIDENT. Whom will care for the cauntry KENYA Mr HURU MUIGAI KENYATTA. (Hamani na hiduishwe Milele)

  • Carol
    March 4, 2013 @ 10:17:17AM

    Dear Kenyans It is time for peace,peace peace. Non of the children or relatives of the 2007 politicians landed in IDP camp or missed school or anything it was us the wanjikos whos brothers were shot dead,killed and displaced,let non of them cheat us this time round,if they want mass action ask them to use there own children not coming to us who are looking for jobs or in the jua kali industries to fight for them at minimal fee of Kes 200. When they approach you,educate them this time round. This time never will we fight one another. Carol

  • Walter C Jumba
    March 4, 2013 @ 06:54:32AM

    very educative of the presidential aspirants profiles.. a clear picture of the future ahead incase they capture the seat,,

  • bosco
    March 4, 2013 @ 06:52:03AM

    Raila is on top.

  • ibrahim kitwana
    March 4, 2013 @ 06:14:44AM

    I wish you all the best in these elections.

  • Mukama Magafu
    March 4, 2013 @ 06:10:43AM

    I personally wish Mr Raila Odinga a one time Win.He has been victimised in 2007.i hope this time the almight God will brighten his stars and allow Kenyans to elect him.Bravo Raila.We in Tanzania do pray for u.The land issue showed that Uhuru is self centred and hence not fit to rule your beautiful country. Be blessed man

  • mwasaga mwambuli
    March 4, 2013 @ 06:01:31AM

    The elected leaders should keep their promises after elections.

  • charles masonga
    March 4, 2013 @ 05:08:51AM

    God bless this election to be in peace and finally massive cerebration for the right candidate.

  • Eric
    March 4, 2013 @ 03:43:01AM

    Please you could also have atated all the members running for presidency there net accumulation by income.

  • jimmy
    March 3, 2013 @ 01:56:18PM

    Kenyans need to vote against tribal kings. We need to think about our peace and investments for growth. A vote for Raila is a vote for all the above. Why allow candidates who want to use Kenyans as human shield for crimes we all know was committed. even without icc Kenyans know what took place. the real reason for the violence is clear in our minds. Sang has said it all, what else do we need to hear? Vote for Raila is a vote for Kenya.

  • Dut Agostino
    March 3, 2013 @ 10:06:28AM

    Brothers and sisters from Kenya remember there is life after this election.Keep peace among yourseves by accepting the results of whoever will win and peace daima Kenya.

    March 3, 2013 @ 09:12:55AM

    keep up RAO, i wish u get this seat and shape kenya ,we are anxiously waiting! VOTE 4 RAO,NOT SUSPECT!

  • faida potea
    March 3, 2013 @ 08:55:27AM

    Under these circumstances and in this description Raila is the person who deserves to be the president.

  • [email protected]
    March 3, 2013 @ 01:20:11AM

    My vote is secret

  • Cheruiyot
    March 3, 2013 @ 12:41:49AM

    Uhuru is the man.Raila can retire honourably!

  • dasshir bin nasshir phyl
    March 2, 2013 @ 02:05:23PM

    Agwambo Tosha.he is Aman of all seasons

  • cosmas
    March 2, 2013 @ 02:01:26PM

    Raila is really riding high. Count on me man. Cord flies.

  • geotge kibagendi
    March 2, 2013 @ 12:54:35PM

    Dint know muite is same age with raila!

  • omondi odhiambo
    March 2, 2013 @ 11:03:21AM

    kenneth is the best but for now we need brave leader like raila.

  • Muleshe
    March 2, 2013 @ 10:45:36AM


  • luke maina
    March 2, 2013 @ 10:35:47AM

    Majority are for Jubilee coalition

  • Ali m shikari
    March 2, 2013 @ 09:48:06AM

    By virtue of his hardworking to bring reforms,multipartism,new constitution, freedom of press and Icarian,none else but Raila is fit for the Kenyan presidency. See this maize alive to make Kenya lovely by electing only Raila so that he does not lose but have a lasting victory.

  • celine gidion
    March 2, 2013 @ 07:16:21AM

    nothing! but am dumbfounded to see that raila and kalonzo are runmates this time round.that is wonderful.

  • Salim Shiundu
    March 2, 2013 @ 06:39:25AM

    Thanks for your informative reporting.

  • Hm
    March 2, 2013 @ 05:36:34AM

    Raila is the savior of Kenya.

    March 2, 2013 @ 05:16:04AM

    Ma vote goes straight to RAILA AMOLO ODINGA.NO TRIBALISM attached.i belive he will deliver what KENYA needs. CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS REST. CHANGE!!!!!!

  • khadar Hassan Shariif
    March 2, 2013 @ 04:54:25AM

    I thank you for the good way you talked about the biographies of Kenyan presidential aspirants. I am one of those many people who benefited from this article by learning those famous contestants. I used to hear and i did not know but I learnt today. Thanks once again

  • evans ligaga lwenya
    March 2, 2013 @ 02:11:36AM

    Agwambo is the man 2 b elected, he,s the 4th prezo of kenya

  • Khwaja
    March 1, 2013 @ 03:45:00PM

    Campaign for Teacher Dida who is indeed the leader of the future community.

  • peterwamai
    March 1, 2013 @ 01:05:04PM

    uhuruto tosha they are young stars determined to lead kenyans with heart

  • Olenga grace hellen
    March 1, 2013 @ 11:03:34AM

    Rails for Raila on 4th.

    March 1, 2013 @ 10:51:32AM

    Well I am a Tanzanian. I like Kenyan politics. It so active. You look matured guys. With me i would love to see the next president be Raila

  • anastasio njue from embu
    March 1, 2013 @ 09:46:02AM

    raila has what it takes for kenyans let vote for hih

    March 1, 2013 @ 09:41:38AM

    Uhuru we loved you but we cant wait for you to go and clear your name from the ICC and come and make changes in our country.TIME IS RUNNING AND WE NEED CHANGE IN OUR NATION SO LETS GO FOR MR. ODINGA.

  • Rufus Thuku
    March 1, 2013 @ 09:37:18AM

    sHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE DETAILEDeg Family life is missing. Indicate celeaerly where the presidentials hopefuls attended both primary and post primary education. Should have further indicated the sagas each of them is accused of.

  • faith
    March 1, 2013 @ 09:20:08AM

    Uhuru Kenyatta, you must wint, our boy.

  • Paul
    March 1, 2013 @ 08:52:22AM


  • keth
    March 1, 2013 @ 08:47:36AM

    my vote goes to RAO will transform the country and the biz will not be affected.

  • Shayne
    March 1, 2013 @ 07:59:32AM

    Be ready to work with any one who wins....lets be true kenyans civilized and experienced. learn to be flexible as any of those could win I Support Uhuru to bring change

  • mwangi
    March 1, 2013 @ 07:51:30AM

    A God fearing leader will defenatly rule this wonderful nation Kenya.

  • John mark
    March 1, 2013 @ 05:55:32AM

    preach peace peace peace forever

    March 1, 2013 @ 05:49:58AM

    I am sorry folks. When Raila got the half loaf, he appointed his family members to ambassadorial and other positions. If he gets the whole loaf; i am sure one of his own will be incharge of KDF and all of us will just be their servants. He will send old scores with his perceived enemies. Watch this space. Vote for Uhuru he has no bone to pick with anybody.

  • maina
    March 1, 2013 @ 05:09:23AM

    It is Raila as usual.

  • ruth kemunto
    March 1, 2013 @ 04:40:23AM

    i hope this people will bring development in kenya let us pray for them

  • john karisa
    March 1, 2013 @ 03:57:29AM

    Its welland has relevant information on the candidates.

  • daniel wabomba wafula
    March 1, 2013 @ 03:29:40AM


  • James Gichohi
    March 1, 2013 @ 02:45:20AM

    May the looser accept defeat honorably and allow the winner take this great country to the next frontier. My vote goes for young and energetic leaders! Jubilee is the place to go!

  • Maureen
    March 1, 2013 @ 02:38:38AM

    RAO you have my vote unopposed am praying for you

  • thomas getari
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:42:27PM

    Kenyans I pray for you to come out and vote peacefully.

  • David Okoth
    February 28, 2013 @ 07:45:29PM

    The articles is a good one, this shows us how our country is expriencing real change that by then could not have been availed to common mwananchi like me and you, but through democracy here we are. Am optimistic that alot awaits Kenyans if this New constitution is fully implemented.God bless Kenya.

  • owilicharles
    February 28, 2013 @ 04:27:43PM

    lets maintain peace,love and harmony during and after the forthcoming election;accepting whoever elected with regardless of his/her tribe.

  • Justus munyao
    February 28, 2013 @ 03:43:32PM

    Raila is the only fit material for Kenya now.My vote is yours come wat

  • marto
    February 28, 2013 @ 01:25:26PM

    Raila pap.

  • kenneth ogola
    February 28, 2013 @ 11:18:21AM

    i will vote for raila

    February 28, 2013 @ 11:05:36AM


    February 28, 2013 @ 10:57:16AM

    Agwambo is enough!

  • Christballer Sami
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:49:15AM

    Vote 4 whoever u wish 2 v0te 4, but remember to maintain peace..okay??

  • Isaac
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:38:17AM

    Jubilee is fit to lead.

  • takai
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:33:21AM

    the only candidate with passion about change in kenan political, social, economic and technological arenas others are driven with emotions and vested interests.

  • Jyn
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:27:58AM

    This is good information

  • Peninah Wanjiru
    February 28, 2013 @ 10:27:09AM

    Uhuru is up, very high. God Bless You. You are one of us. You own my vote.

  • Cheptum
    February 28, 2013 @ 09:56:16AM

    Raila tosha, he will bring the change we want.

  • parsitau
    February 28, 2013 @ 09:52:32AM

    thats betwine me and my GOD, pliz people of GOD maintain peace.

  • a o ragogi
    February 28, 2013 @ 09:24:47AM

    i vote for Raira coz i need a change

    February 28, 2013 @ 09:23:20AM

    For me think uhuru he show that he is the man who can stand for challeges so he the man we need in kenya.

    February 28, 2013 @ 08:47:30AM


  • Jabez
    February 28, 2013 @ 08:12:43AM

    On monday 4th Raila Amolo Odinga will become the 4th President elect of the Republic of Kenya after the Cord alliance wins the general election.

  • jangero
    February 28, 2013 @ 07:10:33AM

    If truely what ails Kenya is poor leadership; and if it is true the constitution is just a paper until we get commited leaders to impliment it, then that leader is Raila Odinga. The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating, we know how best he has perfomed under limited and cmpromised leadership environments - we can only expect better under an enabling environment. The choice is yours

  • Mr. Ayora
    February 28, 2013 @ 06:38:01AM

    I wonder should we abolish riddles & wise sayings from our cariculum of schools when people go around demeaning VITENDAWILI & parables. Jesus used them, they have been used since time immemorial. Stop the madness & I hope not to hear from who critic the use of these saying them to their grandchildren when them get old. wish CORD a win.

  • emilly
    February 28, 2013 @ 05:37:44AM

    it shines some light to those who dont knw politics well,raila has gone thru hell coz of this country,he is a fighter and loyal to the countrys words,..............he deserves the best.good luck

  • Dunn
    February 28, 2013 @ 03:31:55AM

    Bwana engineer, keep engineering fellow kenyans, good work, kura pap !

    February 28, 2013 @ 03:16:26AM

    Raila is the man 2 watch. Wait n c him leading Kenya to the promised land. The rest can make history of being amongst the aspirants in the 1st election under the new constitutional dispensation. Jah bless RAILA, Jah bless Kenya!!!

    February 27, 2013 @ 02:27:03PM

    Rao deserves to go to state hs .

  • akumonyo
    February 27, 2013 @ 12:55:28PM

    uk is da man.very articulate en visionary.

  • langat
    February 27, 2013 @ 12:49:50PM

    lets vote for the young people who will trasform this nation UHURUTO TOSHA

  • fartun
    February 27, 2013 @ 12:22:04PM

    Allah know who will be keep the peace all Kenyan, and I wish good leader.

  • kennedy ochieng matama
    February 27, 2013 @ 09:26:06AM

    i fare thee well in 4th march election,let maintain peace coz we love our country kenya?

  • sharlene shiks
    February 27, 2013 @ 09:11:29AM

    uhuru fits for this position.he has no scandals at all concerning this nation. i beleive in you.go on m be hind u. u own my vote

  • kama
    February 27, 2013 @ 09:07:13AM

    Rao is enough because he has a tribe.

  • Michael
    February 27, 2013 @ 08:19:30AM

    RAILA is the best president who can unit the 42 tribes

  • Paul
    February 27, 2013 @ 08:11:03AM

    Dida is a good guy, but if folks will vote for him because he is Muslim and the "others" are disbelievers, whose president shall he be?

  • mohamed mwarizo
    February 27, 2013 @ 07:52:45AM

    let raila be give presendenial seat to what he will do to kenyans.

  • nuran rwebogora
    February 27, 2013 @ 06:30:30AM

    I am a Tanzanian and I have seen all the debates sessions of presidences of kenya I know that kenyans have problems as tanzanians but we have changed much in political matters tanzanian do not choose a president becaus is from my tribe or we worship together in mosque or church we choose the one who can take our lisks.arcording to the confidence,ability in analysing problems,sprits,from the debate DIDA IS THE ONE.

  • Paul Chege
    February 27, 2013 @ 05:47:32AM

    Agwambo is enough.

  • nyambu
    February 27, 2013 @ 05:13:17AM

    peter kenneth,wao!

  • ndaiyo roimen
    February 27, 2013 @ 02:20:17AM

    the leadership is the big task may be odinga can .

  • hadija dafala
    February 27, 2013 @ 12:00:32AM

    Kenyans should unite against the politicians. They are fighting to enrich their families while the wananchi are killing themselves. think of what you will achieve in killing your neighbour. The politician you are fighting for does not even know you

  • jlepercent@gmail. com
    February 26, 2013 @ 10:49:32PM

    I hope tjat all kenyans will vote wisely and maintain peace.

  • b w makos
    February 26, 2013 @ 01:35:19PM

    Cord is enough.

  • tito
    February 26, 2013 @ 11:39:43AM

    Raila is the one going by his past rao vote change

  • phiona
    February 26, 2013 @ 09:28:38AM

    A good leader comes from God,its time for kenya to let God give us the president.Keep peace and let the good lord guide us all.God bless kenya.

  • ken
    February 26, 2013 @ 08:19:07AM

    Mudavadi you have my vote

  • tito
    February 26, 2013 @ 07:47:06AM

    Raila is the one going by his past rao vote change

    February 26, 2013 @ 04:42:05AM


  • [email protected]
    February 25, 2013 @ 11:30:52AM

    He is kenyan next president,ingeneer odinga has wat it takes to lead this country!good luck mr president

  • leli
    February 25, 2013 @ 09:19:47AM

    my vote is my secret

  • george ojunga
    February 25, 2013 @ 09:17:46AM

    may the Almighty Father have mercy on Raila

  • haji
    February 25, 2013 @ 08:21:49AM

    Engineer Raila Odinga has all it takes to become president

  • sir alex
    February 25, 2013 @ 07:23:41AM

    Uhuru pap!

  • Freciah
    February 25, 2013 @ 03:11:06AM

    my vote belongs to Mr.Kenyatta alone..others should keep themselves busy

  • Patoh Ssisisisia
    February 25, 2013 @ 02:28:22AM

    I urge all kenyans 2 vote peacefuly on 4th. Plz lets vote 2 dida. Dat z a ril prezo

  • jadhot
    February 25, 2013 @ 01:36:55AM

    we are one nation and all the candidates are our brothers and sisters.kenyans are ready to work with whoever will wine but my best choice is Agwambo 2nd Kenyatta

  • maureen wali
    February 25, 2013 @ 12:46:46AM

    raila he is the one and those haters who call him old please listen to yourselve does old bring food to your table if you dont have anything to say keep your comments to yourselve

  • [email protected]
    February 24, 2013 @ 07:02:13AM

    my vote belongs to rao.

  • Benjamin Run
    February 24, 2013 @ 05:17:17AM


  • silas
    February 24, 2013 @ 05:12:32AM

    Keep it up its really informative!

    February 24, 2013 @ 04:48:59AM

    Raila is the to man watch come 4th march 2013 u ar my president.

  • Morema Stephen
    February 24, 2013 @ 12:23:46AM

    The fourth round of the presidency in Kenya this session belongs to the son of Adonija who is known as Mr. Raila Amollo Odinga. We should leave it and sink in water this round, we will swim, defecate, Omena and all kinds of fish which are in there as opposed to the mountains

  • jacky
    February 23, 2013 @ 11:26:18PM

    Wd should ekrct mature leaders. those who have experience over this country

    February 23, 2013 @ 04:59:32PM

    Raila Odinga is head and shoulder above the rest,he stood against all odds,when others were singing the tunes of the music to open democratic space in Kenya.He is the farther of democracy in Kenya.

  • john odhiambo oluoch
    February 23, 2013 @ 03:06:07PM

    Is not that,am coming from Railas Ethnic that i will vote for him NO but,because He fits the bill.CORD combination has aspects of Good Leadership,Governance,International relations,Political experience both in government and opposition(kalonzo and raila respectively).KENYANS LET JOIN HANDS AND GIVE CORD CHANCE FOR A BETTER KENYA FOR KENYANS.GOD BLESS.

  • Aketch
    February 23, 2013 @ 02:02:39PM

    Uhuru is unifying factor Kenya needs. Otherwise we shall be doomed. Aketch

    February 23, 2013 @ 01:31:40PM

    I will Vote for RAILA

  • john
    February 23, 2013 @ 01:01:22PM

    i will for mr amolo because he is reformer

    February 23, 2013 @ 03:35:57AM

    Raila has all that it takes,go for it Raila and make Kenya the place it should be

  • Adams Longz
    February 23, 2013 @ 02:22:26AM

    Why not vote for Hon Raila, He truely fought for democracy we now enjoy, unless you were born during kenyas mulpartism, you may not understand.

  • james
    February 22, 2013 @ 12:37:57PM

    Raila is the one who can take this country to the next level lets vote for raila

  • Guya
    February 22, 2013 @ 11:04:10AM

    Where did Paul Muite go to school .lt is not indicated

  • fred Nganga
    February 22, 2013 @ 09:27:53AM

    Raila is the man others pretenders

  • Henry Nyangau
    February 22, 2013 @ 08:01:05AM

    I will vote for Raila. He is the man that can bring change to this country. God bless Kenya.

  • john gilbertson
    February 22, 2013 @ 07:59:08AM

    very resourceful, encouraging and tranpsarent for vital information. God bless raila, kidero!

  • Douglas Ogari
    February 22, 2013 @ 05:46:10AM

    From the above prtofiles, RAILA ODINGA is the only candidate who suits to rule this nation, RAILA TOSHA

  • Jenipher Bwanze
    February 22, 2013 @ 05:27:24AM

    He is our key to all that Kenya needs and dream for, he is smart in all his moves, he is admirable and the true leader that we want, HE IS HON.RAILA AMOLLO ODINGA and no one else. Vote him in kenyans and you will never regreat.

  • Jenipher Bwanze
    February 22, 2013 @ 05:10:34AM

    Mr. Amollo Odinga owns my vote. anything he says is always taken lightly but at the end of the day it turns out to have alot of weight and to be true.He is the leader that kenya is crying for. Vote for him and you will see,feel and experiance real change.

    February 22, 2013 @ 03:41:35AM


  • john mokua
    February 22, 2013 @ 01:24:07AM

    Raira Amollo Odinga is my best joice

  • patrick
    February 22, 2013 @ 01:17:50AM

    Am happy we r swircthng to digital under youthful leadership of UHURU. He has won my heart n pray for him n kenya. Let us accept defeat n try later

  • george
    February 22, 2013 @ 01:13:49AM

    dida s the voice of the people

  • b.k
    February 22, 2013 @ 01:10:17AM

    mohamed dida s the revolutionsthat we need so dida has my vote

  • Hiram Wango
    February 21, 2013 @ 10:02:27AM

    Jubilee we are winning in the first round no need of keeping kenyan in Election mood for too long God Bless Kenya, God Bless Jubilee, Uhuru Keep fire burning.

    February 21, 2013 @ 05:22:27AM


  • Rashid hamrsi
    February 20, 2013 @ 08:54:41AM

    God bless Raila, i will vote for u.

  • othman said
    February 20, 2013 @ 07:25:10AM

    I wish the very best to our Kenyan brothers. All the aspirants have qualities fit for leading Kenya but it is the Almighty God who knows who among you fits best to lead Kenya in the next term. It would be good to accept the results so that Kenya is safe and has lasting peace.

  • kosgei
    February 20, 2013 @ 02:04:47AM

    Raila is too old to rule this nation

  • andrew muganda
    February 20, 2013 @ 01:54:42AM

    musalia mudavadi is the true reformer... my vote lies there

  • patrick
    February 20, 2013 @ 01:21:42AM

    candidates should accept defeat to avoid violence because president will be only one

  • ken sikolia
    February 19, 2013 @ 08:48:57PM

    Raila is suitable

  • samuel
    February 19, 2013 @ 10:23:12AM

    KENYANS must vote 4 revolutionalists THE CORD inorder to make the best move to vision 2030

  • seth nyakina
    February 18, 2013 @ 08:11:00AM

    raila to save the suffering

  • okiah fredrick
    February 18, 2013 @ 04:24:50AM

    Mr. Odinga you are a true reformer that ca be admired. keep the flame burning.

  • CiilQabe
    February 17, 2013 @ 08:27:53AM

    Peace on you. I will give my vote to Maalim Dida come 4/3/2013, God willing. He is the only man from North-Eastern Kenya who has ever contested for the Kenya presidency since Kenya gained independence. This is a positive step and we support it. I am requesting from those people living in North-Eastern to rally their full support behind Maalim Dida. Do not let your Muslim brother down and give support to the disbelievers.I wish Maalim Dida success. Peace on you. Thank you.

  • Sidney
    February 17, 2013 @ 03:38:29AM

    Democracy in this matter of elections is good. We pray that it gets God's blessings so that there are no problems as in 2007. God bless Kenya.

  • abdihafidh
    February 16, 2013 @ 01:59:02AM

    i think the people of kenya should specialize on 3 leaders dida keneth and karua those ones wil bring change.

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