Peter Ogego speaks to World Affairs Council members and guests discussing Kenya's place as one of the leading economies in Africa and the future path Kenya must now take in light of recent events in order to continue progressing as a prominent nation in Africa and the world community- World Affairs Council of Washington D.C.
As CEO of Sage Associates, Prudence Bushnell works with senior executives to enhance leadership performance, particularly during crises. Her work with public and private sector institutions around the country builds upon experiences and achievements in the U.S. Foreign Service, which included assignments as Ambassador to the Republics of Guatemala (1999-2002) and Kenya (1996-1999), and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute (2002-2005).
Ms. Bushnell also served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in Washington, D.C., and held positions in Bombay, India; the Foreign Service Institute; and Dakar, Senegal. Before joining the Foreign Service in 1981, Ms. Bushnell had a successful career in management and leadership training.
His Excellency Peter Nicholas Rateng’ Oginga Ogego was appointed the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States on September 5, 2006. Prior to this appointment, His Excellency served as the Kenyan High Commissioner for Canada and as the Kenyan Ambassador to Cuba. Ambassador Ogego has also served domestic posts, particularly in the Kenyan Office of the President as Commissioner of Special Programs, Vice Chairman of National Disaster and a member of the Emergency Response Committee.
Aside from his government positions, His Excellency involved himself in various charitable agencies in Nairobi including the Development Communication Institute, the Social Development Network, and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation as its consulting director.
Medical Services Assistant Minister Danson Mugatana has also resigned. I am not surprised by his move because he is also in Narc Kenya party; a supporter of Martha Karua’s bid for Presidency in 2012. He has also been very vocal about corrupt deals in the Government. This is a totally different Mungatana from the one we knew before the coalition government.
Talking of coalition government, where is it headed? Things are falling apart with now two ministers out and probably more will follow. The Prime Minister is also not a happy man; one can say he is petty by complaining about his reception at the coast. Half carpet or do I say small carpet, no toilet behind the dais and the worst is the Provincial Commissioner snubbing his visit. Surely this is a Jua Kali (local artisans) government like PM Raila Odinga called it. He was so bitter that he was being treated badly yet his ODM party is the one that won the 2007 elections.
What next for this Jua Kali government, ODM the coalition partner is not happy with the treatment they are getting from the other Partner PNU, with Martha and Mungatana’s exit seems Narc Kenya an affiliate party of PNU is getting out.
Things are falling apart, will the center hold? There must be something going on that we the common wananchi (citizens) do not know, after 2007 controversial election results and the chaos that ensued many of us are scared of surprises.
Folks, It is wait and see............from the attached warning threats......... Yes, it is true Kibaki is undermining and maligning PM Raila using PNU and Agents to intimidate PM Raila.....The Whole World is keenly Watching with a lot of interest. To Mr. Kalonzo, you are a cry baby, you are completely useless and guilty of your involvement and deeds..........fitina fitina niyanini????? Wewe kwenye mbio za election ulishika mkia.....Wewe mwenyewe kwenye agreement pia kidole chako cha signature hakuna......... Umepata ulicho pata kwa sabanu ya mapendekezo ya corruption iliyo dhihirika kati yako na Kibaki, maana yake, waizi wawili wakipendana ni hatari kwa jamaa. Wewe mwenyewe kwa ukweli kabisa huna chako Kenya. Umedandia tu... Unamadhambi chungu nzima mashtaka yakungojea...........Mbona mwamuonea PM Raila............... Mbona PM Raila akisema ukweli mwamushambuli? Kwa kweli wahenga walisema, ukweli ina machungu. Kwani PM Raila jeee amedanganya? Si ni ukweli tu amesema inawafanya mnasokotana. Nauliza, hilo jukwa wakati Kibaki ana Rally, jeee yeye pia hua na red carpet na choo? Na jeee yeye pia PC hukuweko? Kama yeye Kibaki jukwa lake hua na choo na red carpet, kwanini asipewe PM Raila pia mtandio, kwani agano si ni kua na 50/50 share kati ya Kibaki na Raila? Jee, Kalonzo VP yeye pia ana share kwa agreement? Mbona yeye wakati ana Rally huandaliwa choo na red carpet. Kwani yeye ana cheo gani kushinda Raila? Ndiposa ywa payuka payuka ati ohhh Kofi Annan did nothing to Kenyans, oh we do not recognize KofiAnnan intervention. Why are you people too selfish? Kwa kweli kabisa, nyinyi mnao pinga PM akinungunika, yaonekana wazi kwamba ninyi pia mna sababu zenu kwa kumuonea Raila. Raila is not petty in this situation, he justified publicly the kind of treatment he is receiving from Kibaki's and PNU strategy for intimidation to derrail the Coalitions sustainability. Kanena kwamba, hakupewa heshima vilivyo na PC alipotembelea Mombasa, It is true..... kajengewa jukwa la wasiwasi lisilo na choo na pia bila red carpet, it is true..... Kwani, walitaka ajisaidie wapi akiwa na haja ndogo? Kama si kudharauliwa, jeeee, nini basi? Yapili, hata PC alitafuta sababu ya kutokuweko wakati PM Raila anatembelea sehemu hizo, yaonekana alipewa fitina asihudhuria mkao wa Raila ya Rally na pia ili asimkaribishe PM Raila ki official, ionekani PM Raila ni juakali. PM alitaka tu watu wajuwe anavyofanyiwa....... Jamani,,,,,,, ni uchochezi........ Tume yaona basi mtajitetea vipi? Mwatafuta manenoooooo twayaelewa vishindooooo vishindo vyenuu....... you have a long way to mature Mr. Kalonzo.......you Kalonzo need a reality check........common sense dictates that PM Raila, according to Coalition Agreement Accord, must be accorded 50/50 share of government control nothing less. Hiii yote ni kuonyesha madharau na uchochezi haliya ufisadi........... Yes, we saw PM Raila struggle in many ways to demand his fair share but was confronted with stiff cut throat restrain from PNU who power brokers surrounding Kibaki. We witnessed serious struggle to distribute the same Ministrerial positions between PNU and ODM members. Remember, ODM have more elected members against PNU by half. In normal circumstance how can PNU acquire more powerful Ministries compaired to ODM. If PM Raila for the sake of Kenyan peace at heart, he could have stood his ground and staged confrontational challenge, but he swallowed painful pride and gave in. People, this does not imply weakness. Please, please, please!!!!!!!wacheni uchochezi,,,,,,,, let us be practical and be objective if we are looking for better future for Kenya and want to nurture peace and healing from painful memory of the past, we dont need uchochezi kama ya hapa chini................Kwa hivyo mimi nasema, toboa Raila toboa, natena fichua siri tujue ukweli ya mambo.................Kwani, watu ni nywele kila mtu anazake..........Yote yawezekana kwa imani, tuna imani natuta simama na imani, Mungu jalala Kipenzi, atatujalia......... Yote haya pikla pikla ni mbinu na sababu tu ya kumsukuma PM Raila to quit, Ngooooo, he will not quit. We all say, PM Raila stay put..............Do what you gotta do and work with the people to demand for true change Kenyans are looking for. Wapeni hawa wachochezi vidonge vyao, wakipenda wasipopenda ni shauri yao.............Gari lamoshi laenda mbiyo.........kuleni mkijua mishipa zitawazama koooni.............. Thanks, Judy Miriga
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