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    Yeah, but I'm still not going to forgive him for letting Fassero bunt in the sixth.

  • #2
    The soft bigotry of low expectations.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 26 2005, 07:06 AM
      Yeah, but I'm still not going to forgive him for letting Fassero bunt in the sixth.
      Yeah, but he is like 5th in all time losses. He sucks. Time for LaGenius to move on.
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      Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

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      • #4
        Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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        • #5
          A gift for TLR

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          • #6
            Give the devil his due -- he does really well winning regular season games.
            "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
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            • #7
              GUCHA DISTRICT


              Battle of egos between Gusii political titans


              By NATION Insight Team


              A constituency that will attract a great deal of attention is Bobasi, home to Finance minister Chris Obure, who has for many years been associated with forces opposed to the regional political titan Simeon Nyachae.

              Of the 10 sitting Gusii MPs, only Mr Obure, Health Minister Sam Ongeri and assistant minister Joseph Kiangoi have come out openly against the powerful Nyaribari Chache MP and it is in their three constituencies that many will be looking for resistance of the Nyachae wave.

              Mr Obure reclaimed the Bobasi seat, which he had lost five years earlier, in 1997 after beating his rival, Mr Stephen Manoti, who had switched to Safina after losing out in the Kanu nominations.

              That contest had all the hallmarks of a bitter, protracted tussle as it was Mr Manoti, a Nyachae ally, who had dethoned Mr Obure in 1992.

              Things have changed a great deal since Mr Obure's return in 1997.

              Mr Nyachae's presidential bid on the Ford People ticket has precipitated an unprecedented ripple across Gusiiland but which his foes, like Mr Obure, say they are determined to counter.

              In the meantime, Mr Manoti has seized on the new scenario to launch a comeback on the Ford People ticket.

              But the battle this time will be more than just a revival of enmity between the two rivals as several other newcomers are determined to be part of the action.

              They include Mr Lawrence Bosire, a close relative of 1992 Ford Asili aspirant Saul Morara Nyareru, who returned to the country recently and has already hit the campaign trail in a big way.

              Bigwigs include former Kenya Cooperatives Creameries managing director Lumumba Nyaberi, as well as politically well-connected Nairobi lawyer Simon Mauncho, who fancies himself as a kingmaker in Bobasi.

              Mr Mauncho sat out of the 1997 elections, but has continued to take more than a passing interest in events in the constituency.

              For Obure's rivals, there will certainly be no dearth of ammunition to hurl his way. His anti-Nyachae posturing is already being used to put him on the defensive.

              If there is one constituency in Gusii where the Nyachae factor will play a critical role in determining the new member of parliament, it is Bomachoge.

              When a mighty row broke out in mid -1996 over the siting of the headquarters of the new Gucha district, Mr Nyachae, then a cabinet minister came out strongly in favour of Kenyenya, a position many in Bomachoge supported.

              Although the headquarters eventually ended up in Ogembo on the border of the Gucha district constituencies, the Bomachoge residents never quite forgot about the stand Mr Nyachae had taken.

              It is precisely because of this that the current MP, Kanu's Zephaniah Nyang'wara is under siege.

              It so happens that when he first came to Parliament in 1997, Mr Nyang'wara was perceived by many of his constituents as a Nyachae ally.

              After his election, however, Mr Nyang'wara fell out badly with Mr Nyachae, at one point even volunteering to lead the anti-Nyachae forces in Gucha and warning the Nyaribari Chache MP that he would face dire consequences if he so much as dared to set foot in the district.

              He eventually ate his words and made a fawning public apology but the damage had already been done.

              Since then, Mr Nyang'wara has busied himself trying to undo the political damage his statement had occasioned.

              Matters, however, are not helped by the fact that many of his constituents say he is yet to fulfil numerous campaign promises.

              And if history is any indication for what is in store for the incumbent, then Mr Nyang'wara must be deeply troubled.

              Over the years, Bomachoge has distinguished itself as the one constituency where MPs are never re-elected to Parliament.

              In the recent past, for instance, Mr Zedekiah Magara served just one term before he was edged out in 1992 by a political neophyte, Ford Kenya's Ferdinand Obure.

              Mr Obure, in turn, lost to Mr Nyang'wara in the 1997 polls.

              The high turn-over of MPs has a great deal to do with clannism which is a big issue in Bomachoge.

              The constituency is home to four major clans: the Abamachoge, the Abakione, the Boochi and the Abambaba in that order.

              With the Abamachoge (through Nyang'wara), the Boochi (via Obure) and the Abakione (Magara) having served their respective terms, the Abambaba are now saying that it is their turn.

              Matters are further complicated by the division of the constituency into the Borabu (or Kenyenya) and the Chache (Ogembo) areas.

              All previous MPs have come from the Borabu side which is why there is a clamour among those from the Chache side to bring one of their own to Parliament.

              Among those from the Borabu side who have already signalled their interest in the seat are former MPs Zedekiah Magara and veteran Zephaniah Anyieni, Kisii advocate Koina Onyancha, retired engineer Ayaga Momanyi, Mr Kepha Kerama who works with income tax department, Nyanchwa High School principal Joel Onyancha, Eldoret lawyer Augustine Angima and Labour Party of Kenya official Benson Basweti.

              There is also talk of former MP Obure, currently in the United States, coming back in time for the polls.

              On the Chache side, the slate includes the chairman of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya and proprietor of the Rhockland Hotel in Ogembo Simon Ogari, one-time candidate Mr Ibrahim Onyinkwa Ogetonto and former administrator Ombasa Omweno.

              Other names being bandied about are those of Nakuru advocate Omagwa Angima, a brother to former Ford Kenya executive Mr Omweri Angima, Mr Zachary Nyarang'o and Mr Mamboleo Onsando, the husband of former Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation chairperson Wilkista Onsando.

              Among the issues the aspirants will be keen to highlight is the issue of insecurity on the constituency's border with Trans Mara District which has been thorny in recent months.

              Many in the constituency credit Mr Nyang'wara with having boldly taken on Cabinet minister Mr Julius Sunkuli in Parliament when fighting flared up between the Abagusii in the area and the Maasai from Trans Mara late last year, while the two other MPs from the district opted to keep mum.

              The poor state of schools in the area like Nyamongo Girls, Buyonge Girls, Tendere, Riokindo and Igorera Secondary Schools is also bound to be a cmpaign issue.

              So will issues revolving around health. Bomachoge boasts only of the Ogembo General Hospital which remains open largely because of assistance from Japan but is not sufficiently stocked with medicine and serious cases have often had to be referred to Kisii Hospital.

              Dispensaries like Misesi, Egetonto, Sengera and Nyabitumwa are understaffed and the buildings are in a pathetic state.

              The Iyabe-Ikoba road as well as the Mesesi-Tabaka road which is an important link between the constituency and Tabaka centre in South Mugirango are all in bad shape as are the Sengera-Kenyenya, Mogonga-Kenyenya and Kenyenya-Magenche roads.

              The Tunta bridge linking Motonto area and Misesi, the Itabago bride which links Misesi and Tabaka and the Iyabe bride which connects the tea-growing Nyamoronga area to the Gakero Farmers' Co-operative Society are in equally bad shape.

              The state of the tea sub-sector too, is worrying as vehicles cannot pick up the crop in time because of the poor state of the roads and much goes to waste even after the tea has been transported to the buying centres.

              The constituency is served only by one tea factory, Tendere (Gucha district has only two tea factories with the other being Nyamache in Bobasi) and residents say this is inadequate.

              Locals also say leaders from the area have never addressed the issue of the Stabex funds even as their counterparts from other coffee-growing areas remain vocal on the issue.

              Many of the coffee factories in Bomachoge remain steeped in problems. Only recently, local farmers were compelled to contend with deductions of 70 cents for each kilogramme of coffee they took to the coffee factories to meet staff salaries.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by backstop@Aug 26 2005, 08:59 AM
                GUCHA DISTRICT


                Battle of egos between Gusii political titans


                By NATION Insight Team


                A constituency that will attract a great deal of attention is Bobasi, home to Finance minister Chris Obure, who has for many years been associated with forces opposed to the regional political titan Simeon Nyachae.

                Of the 10 sitting Gusii MPs, only Mr Obure, Health Minister Sam Ongeri and assistant minister Joseph Kiangoi have come out openly against the powerful Nyaribari Chache MP and it is in their three constituencies that many will be looking for resistance of the Nyachae wave.

                Mr Obure reclaimed the Bobasi seat, which he had lost five years earlier, in 1997 after beating his rival, Mr Stephen Manoti, who had switched to Safina after losing out in the Kanu nominations.

                That contest had all the hallmarks of a bitter, protracted tussle as it was Mr Manoti, a Nyachae ally, who had dethoned Mr Obure in 1992.

                Things have changed a great deal since Mr Obure's return in 1997.

                Mr Nyachae's presidential bid on the Ford People ticket has precipitated an unprecedented ripple across Gusiiland but which his foes, like Mr Obure, say they are determined to counter.

                In the meantime, Mr Manoti has seized on the new scenario to launch a comeback on the Ford People ticket.

                But the battle this time will be more than just a revival of enmity between the two rivals as several other newcomers are determined to be part of the action.

                They include Mr Lawrence Bosire, a close relative of 1992 Ford Asili aspirant Saul Morara Nyareru, who returned to the country recently and has already hit the campaign trail in a big way.

                Bigwigs include former Kenya Cooperatives Creameries managing director Lumumba Nyaberi, as well as politically well-connected Nairobi lawyer Simon Mauncho, who fancies himself as a kingmaker in Bobasi.

                Mr Mauncho sat out of the 1997 elections, but has continued to take more than a passing interest in events in the constituency.

                For Obure's rivals, there will certainly be no dearth of ammunition to hurl his way. His anti-Nyachae posturing is already being used to put him on the defensive.

                If there is one constituency in Gusii where the Nyachae factor will play a critical role in determining the new member of parliament, it is Bomachoge.

                When a mighty row broke out in mid -1996 over the siting of the headquarters of the new Gucha district, Mr Nyachae, then a cabinet minister came out strongly in favour of Kenyenya, a position many in Bomachoge supported.

                Although the headquarters eventually ended up in Ogembo on the border of the Gucha district constituencies, the Bomachoge residents never quite forgot about the stand Mr Nyachae had taken.

                It is precisely because of this that the current MP, Kanu's Zephaniah Nyang'wara is under siege.

                It so happens that when he first came to Parliament in 1997, Mr Nyang'wara was perceived by many of his constituents as a Nyachae ally.

                After his election, however, Mr Nyang'wara fell out badly with Mr Nyachae, at one point even volunteering to lead the anti-Nyachae forces in Gucha and warning the Nyaribari Chache MP that he would face dire consequences if he so much as dared to set foot in the district.

                He eventually ate his words and made a fawning public apology but the damage had already been done.

                Since then, Mr Nyang'wara has busied himself trying to undo the political damage his statement had occasioned.

                Matters, however, are not helped by the fact that many of his constituents say he is yet to fulfil numerous campaign promises.

                And if history is any indication for what is in store for the incumbent, then Mr Nyang'wara must be deeply troubled.

                Over the years, Bomachoge has distinguished itself as the one constituency where MPs are never re-elected to Parliament.

                In the recent past, for instance, Mr Zedekiah Magara served just one term before he was edged out in 1992 by a political neophyte, Ford Kenya's Ferdinand Obure.

                Mr Obure, in turn, lost to Mr Nyang'wara in the 1997 polls.

                The high turn-over of MPs has a great deal to do with clannism which is a big issue in Bomachoge.

                The constituency is home to four major clans: the Abamachoge, the Abakione, the Boochi and the Abambaba in that order.

                With the Abamachoge (through Nyang'wara), the Boochi (via Obure) and the Abakione (Magara) having served their respective terms, the Abambaba are now saying that it is their turn.

                Matters are further complicated by the division of the constituency into the Borabu (or Kenyenya) and the Chache (Ogembo) areas.

                All previous MPs have come from the Borabu side which is why there is a clamour among those from the Chache side to bring one of their own to Parliament.

                Among those from the Borabu side who have already signalled their interest in the seat are former MPs Zedekiah Magara and veteran Zephaniah Anyieni, Kisii advocate Koina Onyancha, retired engineer Ayaga Momanyi, Mr Kepha Kerama who works with income tax department, Nyanchwa High School principal Joel Onyancha, Eldoret lawyer Augustine Angima and Labour Party of Kenya official Benson Basweti.

                There is also talk of former MP Obure, currently in the United States, coming back in time for the polls.

                On the Chache side, the slate includes the chairman of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya and proprietor of the Rhockland Hotel in Ogembo Simon Ogari, one-time candidate Mr Ibrahim Onyinkwa Ogetonto and former administrator Ombasa Omweno.

                Other names being bandied about are those of Nakuru advocate Omagwa Angima, a brother to former Ford Kenya executive Mr Omweri Angima, Mr Zachary Nyarang'o and Mr Mamboleo Onsando, the husband of former Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organisation chairperson Wilkista Onsando.

                Among the issues the aspirants will be keen to highlight is the issue of insecurity on the constituency's border with Trans Mara District which has been thorny in recent months.

                Many in the constituency credit Mr Nyang'wara with having boldly taken on Cabinet minister Mr Julius Sunkuli in Parliament when fighting flared up between the Abagusii in the area and the Maasai from Trans Mara late last year, while the two other MPs from the district opted to keep mum.

                The poor state of schools in the area like Nyamongo Girls, Buyonge Girls, Tendere, Riokindo and Igorera Secondary Schools is also bound to be a cmpaign issue.

                So will issues revolving around health. Bomachoge boasts only of the Ogembo General Hospital which remains open largely because of assistance from Japan but is not sufficiently stocked with medicine and serious cases have often had to be referred to Kisii Hospital.

                Dispensaries like Misesi, Egetonto, Sengera and Nyabitumwa are understaffed and the buildings are in a pathetic state.

                The Iyabe-Ikoba road as well as the Mesesi-Tabaka road which is an important link between the constituency and Tabaka centre in South Mugirango are all in bad shape as are the Sengera-Kenyenya, Mogonga-Kenyenya and Kenyenya-Magenche roads.

                The Tunta bridge linking Motonto area and Misesi, the Itabago bride which links Misesi and Tabaka and the Iyabe bride which connects the tea-growing Nyamoronga area to the Gakero Farmers' Co-operative Society are in equally bad shape.

                The state of the tea sub-sector too, is worrying as vehicles cannot pick up the crop in time because of the poor state of the roads and much goes to waste even after the tea has been transported to the buying centres.

                The constituency is served only by one tea factory, Tendere (Gucha district has only two tea factories with the other being Nyamache in Bobasi) and residents say this is inadequate.

                Locals also say leaders from the area have never addressed the issue of the Stabex funds even as their counterparts from other coffee-growing areas remain vocal on the issue.

                Many of the coffee factories in Bomachoge remain steeped in problems. Only recently, local farmers were compelled to contend with deductions of 70 cents for each kilogramme of coffee they took to the coffee factories to meet staff salaries.
                I couldn't disagree more.
                "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                --Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kennyboyerfan@Aug 26 2005, 08:58 AM
                  Give the devil his due -- he does really well winning regular season games.
                  Oh shut up -- you joined the dark side long ago. Your feigned praise of TLR falls on deaf ears here my friend.
                  "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                  Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                  "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FAR52+Aug 26 2005, 07:49 AM-->
                    QUOTE(FAR52 @ Aug 26 2005, 07:49 AM)

                  • #11
                    Give the devil his due -- he does really well winning regular season games.
                    Tabaka Road is paved with good intentions.

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                    • #12
                      It does seem like those "records" are interchangeable most the time.
                      Pete Rose made the most outs, too.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 26 2005, 08:11 AM
                        It does seem like those "records" are interchangeable most the time.
                        Pete Rose made the most outs, too.
                        thank you
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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by lazydaze+Aug 26 2005, 09:06 AM-->
                          QUOTE(lazydaze @ Aug 26 2005, 09:06 AM)
                          Originally posted by [email protected] 26 2005, 07:49 AM

                        • #15
                          Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 26 2005, 09:11 AM
                          It does seem like those "records" are interchangeable most the time.
                          Pete Rose made the most outs, too.
                          Ought to be kept out of the Hall of Fame for his haircut alone.

                          Moon

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