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Daily Nation (Kenya) - - SUNDAY REVIEW -

You are a fire­brand politi­cian-lawyer who, for a long time, has been a thorn in the flesh of most of the regimes Kenya has had since in­de­pen­dence. You have been an MP, Sen­a­tor and a Cabi­net min­is­ter but I don’t think there is any tangible de­vel­op­ment that the peo­ple of Ugenya, Si­aya and gen­er­ally Kenyans can as­so­ciate with you in your public life. Why do you of­fer pro-bono le­gal ser­vices on very di­vi­sive and dan­ger­ous is­sues in this coun­try like it does not mat­ter to you?

As a Cabi­net min­is­ter, I cre­ated land reg­istries in mod­ern build­ings in Si­aya, Bondo and Uk­wala. New dis­tricts were cre­ated, health cen­tres built and mod­ernised. I ac­com­plished a lot in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor, in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment and sup­ply of elec­tric­ity. Then there was the democ­racy and hu­man rights projects that re­moved po­lit­i­cal tyranny and brought about the birth of the new Con­sti­tu­tion. I rep­re­sented many Kenyans from across the coun­try with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion. I stood firm with Kibaki against Moi when few lawyers would act for him against Kanu, and acted for Uhuru when Kibaki wanted to take Kanu away from him and Ruto and give it to Bi­wott. I have al­ways found my­self de­fend­ing the un­der­dog. But I find it odd to talk about my­self in these terms. I would rather not.

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