VP Fiasco In Minnesota, USA

22 May

Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka addressed Kenyans living in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and following his speech, my source tells me things got rather very heated. In particular, my source tells me the Q&A session was very heated and the VP was “dodgy” in answering questions to the point people became upset with his slick answers especially on voting rights for diaspora war in Somalia and he was at one point booed very loudly.

The source describes the situation as being “very messy” but the VP managed to calm the temperatures by saying he will push for diaspora vote.

On the illegal County Commissioner appointments by Kibaki, the VP shifted blame to Saitoti then said the “ODM-K person in charge of the committee” will follow up on these appointments which is another way of saying kaeni ivyo ivyo.

According to the source, however, the VP was overwhelmed with the tough questioning and only calmed down after police were called and ejected several people from the venue who were asking or about to ask tough questions of the VP.

More police officers were called after the ejections and according to the source, the venue became more like a war-zone.

I have been around for a long time but do not recall when such heavy police presence was called on Kenyans and I have seen from the best to the worst visit and address Kenyans here in the US.

Simply put, this is a disgrace to call the police on Kenyans whose only desire was to engage their leaders in discourse peacefully and the VP should be ashamed, not that he is capable.


Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Politics


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21 responses to “VP Fiasco In Minnesota, USA

  1. Me

    May 23, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    Where are the pics you liars?

  2. Hesira M. Keya

    May 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    If the glove doesn’t fit, acquit! And if a story doesn’t jive? We no longer live in a time period where “he said, she said” was the acceptable norm. These days any account of events must be backed or supported with a ‘YouTube Moment’ recorded by an i-witness (or i-witenesses) who were present. Smart phones are part of daily life. Readers expect no more, no less.

  3. shukrani

    May 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Totally true VP finally relented saying he would work in diaspora voting,obviously he realized maturity of Kenyan voters in the diaspora I was there.Eventually cool heads prevailed but how embarrassing to hv police grabbing microphones away from wananchi,this business of fooling everyone ended,by the way majority of us went because of the popularity of our own ambassador who is well loved by Kenyans here period,we expected the vp to do what he knows best,katikati neither here nor there.

  4. david otiso

    May 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    There were only police men, truly, even though he didn’t do a good job, i dont remember seeing many police around. It was peaceful except one drunkard who even left the venue. Stop preaching lies,

  5. Okhu Tywa

    May 24, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    show us some video footage, kama hakuna peleka porojo yako huko US.

  6. Mkenya Halisi

    May 24, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Skewed reporting…total crap…

  7. Josh Kariuki

    May 24, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    yeah, give us evidence. not that we’re saying the VP is a darling to many in the diaspora and therefore such a thing could not have happened, but as a “lawyer”, show us some evidence that this humiliation actually took place as graphically as you put it. Otherwise do the honorable thing and pull down this post, if you are capable!

  8. Josh Kariuki

    May 24, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    Evidence, pics, clips…? I’m not saying that the VP is a darling of many hence this can’t have happened. But surely you have some material to support such a graphic description of events, esp seeing that you weren’t there yourself! If you can’t attach this, then i hope you do the honorable thing and pull down this post with apologies, if you are capable!

  9. Klein M Kalonzo (@KdeuceK)

    May 24, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    what questions exactly were asked? You have somewhat the makings of a good story here but its as hollow as an ostrich egg whose yolk has been drained! Please be more informative, instead of talking about what is a disgrace or not, we want to know what happened, and if you have proof to support what you’ve written here that would be much appreciated too! 🙂

  10. Nixon

    May 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Hi, my name is Nixon with Karisan Media, and I wanted to know if you would be interested on an interview on this article. You can reach me at the email I provided. Thanks .

  11. neno

    May 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    First of all being a vp the bloomington police was there on security. The police asked one guy to leave because he was trying to ask a question by force. I was there he was unable to answer some questions and people were impatient due to time limit. Stop making minneapolis people look bad and rowdy. Next time come to the meeting before u report second hand info

    • Chepkigen Loesi

      May 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM

      I can picture that happening, who does not know kalonzo, camelion who manipulates his way out of anything to continue spending kenyans’ Taxes, he knows it is his last round no more votes. He has to spend to the limit. Did he have to come/ how many kenyans are suffering and yet some are spending the little money kenya have to fly around the world. Whoever was asking questions has a right, he was probably angry because his cousins and my cousins have no jobs.

      Chepkigen Loesi.

  12. Tony

    May 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    Award for fiction writing – Great stuff. When’s the book coming out?

  13. Musili

    May 25, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    This is bogging at its lowest point. I think you need to leave blogging alone. But if you must blog, then try to inject some objectivity in what you write.

  14. andrew

    May 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    No wonder you are an O with no objectivity. This is just bogus and out of tune. The glass is either half full or half empty.

  15. Ron Imanene

    May 26, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    TO: Mr. Samuel Omwenga,

    We write in reaction to the blog article above attributed to you and wish to fact check on some of the allegations made as pertains to the recent visit by Kenya’s VP Kalonzo Musyoka to Minneapolis.

    First hand accounts narrated to KENYA360 by several Kenyans that were actually in attendance suggest innacurancies in the viewpoint of your said “sources”. In the interest of promoting intelligent discourse in the diaspora (and especially as we enter into the electioneering season), kindly accept our invitation to interview with us in view of shedding more light on the allegations.

    Kindly note that KENYA360 is not affiliated or sympathetic to any candidate, political party or government side. Our principle interest is to defend the truth while appreciating individual liberties and respecting divergent views and opinions.

    We look forward to your response.



  16. Half Jadhe Half Kyuk (@Halfjadhe)

    May 28, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    I think local Kenyans should also learn from Diaspora Kenyans that its utterly stupid to just applaud every goof these guys say. Lately people even “beg” a conspicous politician from ODM to give them a Kitendawili….even when there are no answers for pressing national issues. Sad sad

  17. kris

    June 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    This report exaggerates what actually took place although I don’t personaly support the VP seems like this story stinks of a sinister political motivation .


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