Elijah Wasike Mwangale – The minister who escorted a fleeing Obote to State House

Listen ‘Chairman,’ the name by which Elijah Wasike Mwangale came to be known, was coined by President Daniel arap Moi when he was still Vice President and Leader of Government Business in Parliament. Mwangale gave Moi a difficult time on the floor of the House as a government critic during President Jomo Kenyatta’s tenure. He […]

Eliud Timothy Mwamunga – Giving trade and commerce an African face

Listen During the course of his illustrious political career spanning two decades, Eliud Timothy Mwamunga is credited with establishing a sterling track record in the eyes of his constituents as their Member of Parliament, and being instrumental in helping shape the social, political and economic future of post-independent Kenya. Born on 21 July 1935 at […]

Hon. Archbishop Stephen Oluoch Ondieki – A short but memorable tenure

Listen Stephen Oluoch Ondiek joined the Cabinet as Minister for Manpower Development in 2001 when most Nyanza leaders had abandoned KANU and President Daniel arap Moi to join the Opposition. Nyanza, and specifically Luo-Nyanza, chose to have nothing to do with Moi and his KANU regime after the reintroduction of multiparty democracy in 1992. Their […]

Charles Wanyoike Rubia – The Starehe MP who paid heavily for seeking reforms

Listen Charles Wanyoike Rubia was the first African mayor of Nairobi. Over the span of his career as a public servant, he rose to become a Member of Parliament, assistant minister and Cabinet minister before he joined the opposition movement that agitated for multipartism in the 1990s. Rubia was born in 1923 in Mariaini in […]

Charles Mugane Njonjo – Moi’s powerful constitutional affairs minister

Listen If Charles Mugane Njonjo was President Jomo Kenyatta’s powerful legal advisor and Attorney General, he wielded even more power as President Daniel arap Moi’s close and trusted Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister until an acrimonious political fallout tore them asunder. Under the Kenyatta administration, Njonjo held the Sword of Damocles and later played kingmaker […]