So finally its here, the amazing story of Kimani Maruge who went to Primary school at the Age of 84 years of age and became an inspiration to many, may he rest in eternal peace.
I often wonder to myself whether sometimes our goverment just goes to sleep or what happens. Petrol around the CBD is at 100 sh and the Goverment is telling petroleum companies they have a moral responsibility to reduce prices. Moral responsibility my foot!!! They are taking in super profits why would they care about Moral responsibility? Have you ever seen a single petroleum company across the world that has exersized moral responsibility…ever?
Instead of paying us lip service give National oil money to hire a few petrol station on each highway, reduce prices and we will go fuel thea, daily then we will show all this other companies what moral authority is. Bwana PS style up bana!!! Lets stop begging this guys and play hardball!!!
So i blogged and made predictions of who was going to win the by elections in Starehe, Juja and Makadara and got it all wrong. Not a single candidate i picked to win actually won and to a certain extent I’m happy since my predictions were largely biased on parties and not what each single candidate brings to the table. The best of the bunch was Makadara where Sonko the youthful businessman trounced both Ndolo and Dick Wathika and as much as i dont think he could do it since i saw him as an underdog, i was very happy that he got rid of this 2 established politicians and took up the seat. And to Think ODM gave a direct nomination to Reuben Ndolo instead of Sonko!!!
For the Bishop, its vindication that she did win in 2008 and i think its time for Maina Kamanda to retire from politics. Of note here is how ODM didnt campaign for Wanjiru and were busy rooting for Ndolo, so this win is testament to her organizational skills and her strategy to recapture the seat. I actually venture an opinion here that ODM needs Bishop Margaret Wanjiru more than she needs them, so they do need to make amends for treating her shabbily.
In Juja as one person on twitter said the electorate exchanged a Hoppa for a Chopper…dumped George Thuo for William Kabogo. I really wanted both to lose but hey well done Kabogo.
So today is election day for 3 quite populous constituencies in Kenya namely Starehe, Makadara and Juja. The seats were held by Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Dick Wathika and Chief Whip George Thuo and their elections were nullified after successful petitions. Clearly not being such a big fan of politics and not voting in those constituencies i havent been an avid follower of the events that have transpired but i could venture an opinion and prediction of the outcome of the by election.
Well i was quite sad that Jimnah Mbaru did not through his hat in the ring for this contest as it would have been worth watching. currently the battle is between the Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and Maina Kamanda. I do feel Maina Kamamnda has what it takes to get his one though i kinda wished there was another candidate to bring in a fresh perspective to the outlook on the constituency. As for the Bishop, well she didnt win in the first place and i feel she does need to pick one politics or head the church she currently heads.
This is one constituency i dont understand, and it the current contest pits Reuben Ndolo vs Dick Wathika. Reuben Ndolo was the previous MP with Dick Wathika who was the former mayor being the MP who has held the seat since 2008. There is a relative newcomer “mr moneybags” who has been sharing out money and free rides on matatu’s for people to vote for him. I dont think that will sway people with the battle being firmly between Dick Wathika and Reuben Ndolo, in which in my opinion i think Dick Wathika will recapture his seat with a range of about 1,000 – 3,000 votes.
As one of Kenya’s most populous constituencies, Juja has a long list of contestants vying for the top seat that was held by George Thuo a self made enterprenuer and once MD of KBS. He is more known for his company City Hoppa which has a large share of the Nairobi City Transit transportation. He won the seat in 2008 against his fierce rival William Kabogo who is currently running on a Narc Kenya ticket and is known for transversing the constituency in his chopper and has the support of Martha Karua who is an aspiring presidential candidate in 2012. The other contestant of note is Alice Wambui Ng’ang’a who is running on a Kenya National Congress party ticket and was third in 2008. It would be wonderful if she was to beat the top 2 candidates and give us a repeat of what happened in South Mugirango. It will be a close one but im rooting for Alice Wambui Nganga as she seems to have good on ground contacts and the fact that we need more women in parliament…
By tomorrow will see how right i am…
This is a question i have been asking myself all morning, why am i in the office, what does the office hold for me today thats exciting and will motivate me to roll up my sleeves and get it done. Dont get me wrong, i like what i do or else i wouldnt be at work, im not motivated by money but more by a love for what i do selling ideas to grow my client business. You might ask why i get paid and 80% is for my brain, the other 20% i dont know maybe coz my clients like me…
But as the year wears on it gets to a point where you look back and see what you have accomplished, look forward and wonder what else is in store? See i have accomplished much more than i needed to get done this year so for the next 3 months i will be working on bonus…things i had not anticipated to be doing but the year has turned out so well im doing stuff for next year. So anyway brings me to my current dilemma what exciting thing i have to do today. As i was browsing through the Business Daily i came across this article by Carol Musyoka and i totally agree with her.
you can find her article here
Have you see the current road construction on Thika Road? Have you seen the grand plan? If you have and your a typical Kenyan like me of course you dismissed it as a grand dream. Thats right a grand one but not much will happen in reality.
You see we are used to shoddy contractors and plans that promise the sun but dont give you the moon and roads far less complicated that take 7 years just to re-tarmac. You dont belive it just take a look at the Sagana -Marua Road or the small road linking Mombasa Rd to Enterprise Road just before Zain HQ.How long did they take? one took 7 yrs the other 5….
Of course we hadnt taken into consideration one important little detail, the Chinese Contractors. What this guys do wonders literally? Mombasa Rd all the way to the airport was expanded in a matter of months and now we have seen what Thika Road is soon to become. Dont take my word for it, here are a few images. And you wondered why land on Thika Road has appreciated massively…guess we have to Chinese contractors to thank
Hongs Bakery has been a favourite hang out joint since my best friend introduced me to them 4 years ago. Situated near Yaya Centre, Hongs run by a chinese couple offers freshly baked pastries, food and beverages for the whole family.
A firm favourite of mine was their pizzas which priced at only 100sh which unlike the more commercial pizza in other establishments was very refreshing, tasty and extremely affordable. A pizza made with all the love in the world and served in this quaint family restaurant.
A recent addition is a pub upstairs, extra parking bays and free wireless internet which off course has me going back for more any time i can spare. The price of Pizza has increased but the place is so comfy and homely i keep going back.
Keep it up Hongs Bakery!!!