Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Tension engulfs Homa Bay on eve of by elections

11 February 2015, 15:59 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Tension levels are high in Homa Bay as d-day in the senatorial by election arrives. 

The elections are set for Thursday 12 February 2015 which will see voters seek to elect a new person to take over the departed Gerald Otieno Kajwang who died in November.

And with the race primarily a two horse one, between the Orange Democratic Movement ODM and the Maendeleo Party of Kenya, tension is high.

ODM candidate Moses Kajwang completed his campaigns Tuesday with a huge rally led by party leader Raila Odinga and his CORD principal Moses Wetangula.

Kajwang called on the people of Homa Bay to come out in large numbers to vote.

" This is your chance to make an important decision. Take it with both hands," he said.

Maendeleo candidate Philip Okundi on his part also held last ditch campaigns that centered on what he would offer the electorate as compared to his competitors.

" I have worked as an MP before and have served the public in various positions. You know what you will get with me as compared to others," he said.

Tension in Homa Bay town was obvious, as last minute preparations for the elections took place.

Voters were seen huddling in groups discussing the pros and cons of voting for certain candidates.

ODM, which is the incumbent, is seen as the one with most to lose, as there is genuine concern over the suitability of its candidate Kajwang.

Plus with both sides of the divide accusing each other of voter bribery and planned rigging, the election has taken a new dimension.

" It is a high stakes election. I do not think there is no one who is not tense because the battle between the top two is very close," Elvince Joseph a youth leader in the County said.

" It is expected, but we hope for fair and peaceful polls," he added.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Kenyans demand action after femal...

This comes a few days after a female passenger was drugged and then robbed in a matatu plying the Kenyatta – Kencom route. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Natural aphrodisiacs to boost lib...

It is advisable to take them before sex in order to achieve maximum benefit. Read more...

Submitted by
Man defiles girlfriend’s daughter

The two-year-old girl sustained serious injuries due to the forceful penetration. Read more...

Submitted by
Bernard Lugagah
How your birth order affects your...

Mismatched birth orders may be the simple reason you and your significant other don’t seem to get along.  Read more...

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
Raila has lost his remaining bull...

He added that Jubilee and Cord are like day and night. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Changamwe OCPD collapses, dies in...

He had complained of some pain in his body around 11am. Read more...