Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka

Vice President (2008); Minister for Home Affairs

Date of Birth: 24/12/1953
Place of Birth: Tseikuru

Biography: MP, Kitui North, 1985 to date; Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1993-98 and 2003-04; Minister of the Environment, 2004-05; Vice-President, 2008 to 2013. 

Commentary: Musyoka first obtained a parliamentary seat in 1985 (the Kitui North constituency). He was a prominent member of KANU, serving as National Organizing Secretary from 1988-2002, and remaining with them during the first multi party elections in 1992. He left KANU in 2002 along with Raila Odinga, joining the LDP which, under the NARC umbrella, went on to win the 2002 elections. He served in Kibaki's cabinet but was one of the leaders of the 'No' campain in the 2005 referendum on the proposed new constitution, and was consequently dismissed from his post during the referendum fall-out. In the run up to the 2007 Presidential election Musyoka and Raila Odinga both vied for the ODM-Kenya ticket; the party split into two factions, one with Raila and one with Musyoka, after weeks of tension. Both candidates ran for President, however, official results placed Musyoka third behind Raila and Kibaki with a significantly smaller proportion of the national vote. Kibaki appointed Musyoka Vice-President on Janury 8th 2008.

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An executive not executing

Curiously, opposition leader Raila Amolo Odinga and CORD associates – Kibaki's former Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and former Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula – are shoring upKenyatta's political fortunes...

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Opposition misses tricks

Electoral rules dictated that Odinga and his running mate in the 2013 elections, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, could not stand for Parliament...

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A rally, not a revolt

Neither Odinga nor his CORD Alliance partner, former Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, sit in Parliament...

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The closest of shaves

Locally, the big losers are the rival candidates, Raila Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka...

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Swing counties hold the key

Too close to call in Kitui In Kitui County, which is Kamba country and Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka’s ethnic stronghold, an intriguing battle for the senatorial seat is playing out...

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Nairobi’s governing passions

The unknown factor in this race is Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka’s Kamba ethnic group, comprising 19% of the vote and the biggest ethnic bloc after the Kikuyu...

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Holding their breath

Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka joined Odinga to form the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD), while William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto is with Kenyatta in the Jubilee Alliance (AC Vol 54 No 1, A race to the bottom)...

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A race to the bottom

Having cobbled together yet another coalition of widely divergent political journeymen, especially his vice-presidential running mate and former political foe Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, his deep compromises to achieve victory might well result in a disappointing first term in office (AC Vol 53 No 25, Shotgun wedding season)...

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Shotgun wedding season

Odinga’s pact with his erstwhile bitter rival, current Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, recalls the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC)...

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Ethnic arithmetic

Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta should both poll 25-30%, with Mudavadi, William Ruto and Vice-President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka running third to fifth...

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