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Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka

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


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Politicians overboard

Last week, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka left the ODM after weeks of tension with Raila Amolo Odinga, its dominant figure...


Campaign confusion

Raila's juggernaut Raila's seemingly unstoppable campaign for the nomination upsets the rival camp of Kalonzo Musyoka (a Kamba), which has accused the ODM Secretariat, run by Raila's ally, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, of bias against other candidates...


No-party politics rule

Presidential hopefuls due to attend were: Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (Kamba); Uhuru Kenyatta (Kikuyu); William Ruto (Kalenjin/Nandi); Najib Balala (Coast, member of parliament for Mvita in Mombasa); Julia Ojiambo (Luhya/Samia); and Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi (ex-President Daniel arap Moi's last Vice-President)...

The evening, we hear, was taken up with discussions of a new alliance of Raila (as presidential candidate) and the southern Kikuyu led by Uhuru Kenyatta - which would outflank Kibaki in his Kikuyu bailiwick and lock out Kalonzo Musyoka...

Kalonzo Musyoka leads the ODM candidates in the polls, but is sure that Raila is working full-time to deny him victory...


Coming to the aid of the parties

The Secretariat was run on voluntary contributions from ODM members of parliament, whose remittances dried up once Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka's allies (Mutula Kilonzo, David Musila) and others began complaining that Peter Anyang' Nyong'o and his team (Omingo Magara and Janet Ongera) had turned the party into a Trojan horse for Raila Amolo Odinga...


Odinga and the Oranges

The ODM is an alliance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP, led by Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka), the former ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU, led by its 2002 flagbearer, Uhuru Kenyatta) and the smaller Labour Party...


The new frontlines

On 11 December, the local Steadman opinion polls gave Kibaki a 42% rating, against 20% for his nearest rival, ODM’s Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, a Kamba...


Knocking out the lion's teeth

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka's supporters want the party to decide as soon as possible so they can start campaigning; Odinga's supporters would prefer the nomination process to be delayed to keep NARC-Kenya guessing...

THE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNERS  NAME  PARTY  SUPPORT BASE  CHANCES  Mwai Kibaki  NARC-Kenya  Central Province (Nyeri and environs, national alliances through party network) Favourite, helped by incumbency  Kalonzo Musyoka  ODM Ukambani, Eastern Province Second favourite, liked across Kenya but criticised as lightweight  Raila Odinga ODM Luo Nyanza, the most loyal but not biggest base Joint third favourite, criticised for autocratic style  Uhuru Kenyatta KANU Central Province and youth vote Joint third favourite, came second in 2002  Musalia Mudavadi  ODM  Maragoli, Western Province Strong compromise candidate  William Ruto  ODM Kalenjin, Rift Valley Province Powerful vote-getter lacks national support  Najib Balala  ODM  Coast Province and Muslim vote Popular but untried in senior jobs  Julia Ojiambo  ODM  Samia, Western Province and women Too junior in hierarchy  Nicholas Biwott  KANU  Kalenjin, Rift Valley Province Too unpopular to make a serious run  ...


Comeback couples

Both Moi and Biwott support an alliance with Kibaki and his National Rainbow Coalition Kenya party and oppose Kenyatta's ties with the broad-based opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), led by Raila Omolo Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka...


The anti-corruption collapse

Many Kenyans now believe that Kibaki's government is at least as corrupt as that of his predecessor, Daniel arap Moi, even if they are unsure that voting for an opposition alliance, such as the Orange Democratic Movement under Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka, would cut graft more effectively...


A political resurrection

NARC leaders like Charity Ngilu (the Health Minister, who gets Kamba votes) and Musikari Kombo (the Local Government Minister and titular Bukusu leader) wanted Kibaki to reach out to disaffected ex-allies like Raila and Kalonzo Musyoka, both of whom have large ethnic followings...

Uhuru Kenyatta and ex-President Daniel arap Moi campaigned for KANU's David Manyara, who came in last; Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka set aside their differences to support the LDP's Michael Brawan, who came a creditable second...

It will face a tougher time in Eastern province where politics is still dominated by the LDP's Kalonzo Musyoka, who has his own presidential ambitions...


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