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Elizabeth Meyo: financial Guru picked as Raila’s campaign CEO

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Additionally, it was disclosed that the financial expert would be the spokesperson of the campaign board and will be tasked with implementing key decisions made by the board.

In the statement released on Wednesday, January 5, it was announced that the ODM leader had appointed Meyo as the Chief Executive Officer of his campaign board.

“Meyo will be the overall Chief Executive of the campaign, implement its strategic and key decisions, head the campaign secretariat, and make all vital decisions.

She will be the sole campaign spokesperson,” read the statement in part.

Meyo has been at the center of Raila’s presidential bid as she was part of the team that spearheaded the Azimio La Umoja event which was held at the Kasarani Stadium in December 2021.

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It was at the event that the former Prime Minister declared that he would contest for the presidency in the upcoming 2022 General Election.

In the statement, Raila explained that Meyo would bring her finance and governance expertise to the team, having worked with leading financial institutions in the country and in the world.

Previously, Meyo served as a commissioner at the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and has been credited for revolutionizing the collection of revenue during her tenure at the tax agency.

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Singer Rufftone Joins Ruto’s UDA, to vie for a Nairobi Seat

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Summary; (Rufftone declared his intrest after he joined Dp Ruto in his campaign in Nairobi)

Rufftone is set to vie for Nairobi senatorial seat in the 202 polls.

Speaking on his first public address, the singer was grateful for the massive reception he received from Nairobians when he rose to speak.

” Wasee wanasema Rufftone toka internet ingia ground. Jana ground imekubali videadly (People ere saying that I stop campaigning on the internet and get to the ground and hunt votes. Yesterday the reception was heroic).

Thank You Jesus for giving me favour with people. It took your hands and mercy lord. Thank you, Jesus,” the singer wrote on his Instagram.

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His entry into the UDA party means that he will have to battle it out with Lawyer Karen Nyamu.

At the same time, he joins a list of celebrities eyeing elective seats in 2022 polls.

Others include Kiss 100 radio presenter Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o who is aspiring to be Lang’ata MP.

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Omtatah files petition to block Ruto’s presidency

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In the petition on Monday, Omtatah says that any public officer, including a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA must vacate office before nomination as a presidential candidate.

“That a declaration that any public officer, including a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, a sitting deputy governor, a sitting MP, and a sitting MCA is not qualified for nomination as a presidential candidate.”

Omtatah added that a declaration is issued that a sitting president, a sitting deputy president, a sitting governor, and a sitting deputy governor must vacate office before they can be elected to elective positions other than the ones they hold.

The electoral commission unveiled the 2022 election timeliness, requiring civil servants seeking to run for office to resign by February 9, next year.

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The law requires that public officers seeking elective seats resign six months to a general election.

According to the IEBC’s Election Operations plan, nominations for presidential candidates will take place between May 30 and June 10 next year.

The second campaign began from December 6 until December 20

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Senator Malala, ANC party SG in heated exchange over DP Ruto’s Eldoret rally

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In a statement, the youthful politician stated that he did not attend the rally on behalf of Amani Nation Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi as widely claimed on social media.

Malala argued that as an elected leader, his responsibility is to lead his people to the right direction before making any decision ahead of the August 9 General Elections. 

“In my address, I did not say that I was representing the ANC party or the party leader. As an elected leader, my role is to propel our members towards forming the next government.

Anyway, our new SG is still under orientation,” Malala wrote on Twitter. 

The Senator issued the statement after ANC through its Secretary-General Simon Gakuru distanced itself from Ruto’s rally, denying sending any representative. 

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“The ANC party would like to disassociate itself with the activities taking place at Eldoret Sports Club Grounds where UDA Party is holding its rally.

The official party position should only come from our party leader or the secretary-general,” Gakuru said in a Tweet

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