John Mbadi

Last updated on 2017-10-11T13:07+0300.

About this image

sign

Quotes... Extracted quotes from

John Mbadi said : “Those people are just creating their own things. They are idlers who are seeking attention,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I am not aware of any censure motion. I have not been invited to any meeting to plan such a motion. Again, I don’t see any grounds to sustain such a push,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has not approved any caucus for amending the constitution in parliament, let any of our MPs in that caucus quit it, and no more of our members should take part in it,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has neither approved any caucus nor allowed party legislators to go the parliamentary way of amending the Constitution. Let ODM MPs in that caucus quit because they don’t serve the party interest,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We revisited the ongoing projects in the region and the new ones to be started, there was no politics," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As to whether this will bear fruit, Kenyans also have started realising that you cannot play the same brand of politics throughout,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Whatever it is, where he is going is nearer than where he has come from, in terms of even politics. He can’t be in politics forever,” “There would be no ceasefire in 2007 if he was not putting the country’s interests first. The new strategy will pay dividends since Kenyans are looking at a Raila who is not selfish at all” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila has never told anyone Uhuru said he will support him in 2022 for president. That has been merely speculative, but the next president must be one who will consolidate the gains made so far,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : "I would wish to convey heartfelt gratitude to the Minority side and the Majority side led by Amos Kimunya for their overwhelming support and purvey of unity of purpose and commitment to the course," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alinukuliwa ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Raila aliwaskia wakiongea Jumapili na kuwaita Jumatatu Nairobi ili wafike wajadili maslahi yao kwenye BBI. Hata hivyo, alimtumia ujumbe mfupi akitishia kujiuzulu kama naibu mwenyekiti wa kamati ya sheria bungeni sawa na kama mbunge, " External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mbona basi tuliwatoa William Cheptumo na Alice Wahome kwenye kamati, kulikuwa na sababu na tunajua. hatukumuweka hapo kuzungumza Kizungu kingi na maneno magumu ya sheria," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi Said : "We put him in that community to push the party agenda. We even had a stalemate when reconstituting the committee because we wanted to align them to the BBI agenda. Why were we then removing MPs William Cheptumo and Alice Wahome from the committee, there was a reason and we knew that. We did not put him there to speak a lot of English and legal jargon," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila listened to the audio and called Otiende and Orengo for a meeting on Monday. Orengo went but Otiende refused, only to text Raila that his stand is unchanged,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about James Orengo ) : “The party has not held any meeting for removing Orengo from his post. That is a lie,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “It is the party's position that Parliament should pass the BBI Bill as it is, in its entirety. This is, therefore, a rallying call to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the bill once it is presented to them in the referendum,” External link

tuko Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Whereas I don’t have a problem with Chege, the Ministry of Education already has five PSs. We do not need another PS. It is hypocritical to lament of a bloated government and we come back here to rubberstamp creation of more positions,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are five PSs in Education ministry. Let us reject something for the first time as a House,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "ODM stands in full support of the Bill and calls for its passage in its entirety," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi stated : “I urge our members to align themselves accordingly. It is the party’s position that Parliament should pass the Bill as it is. I also appeal to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the Bill during the referendum,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a party, we may not have gotten everything we wished for, in fact, no party has got everything they wished for but there are some very important gains in the BBI that we would not want to throw out just because we did not get everything,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "It is the party's position that parliament should pass the BBI bill as it is, in its entirety. This is, therefore, a rallying call to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the bill once it is presented to them in the referendum," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi stated : "The party has always advocated for the strengthening of devolved units and increase funding for those units. The BBI bill increases funding to counties and extends funds to the wards. That is a gain we won't throw away," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The horse has bolted and I don’t know how we are going to help it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Now that the law is as it is and we have the process, let us get Kenyans of integrity that will manage the 2022 polls,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “It was supposed to be 27th to 29th; the letter is likely to go to the Speaker this week. That is what we agreed with [National Assembly Majority Leader Amos] Kimunya,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : "It is too early to talk about alliances. If you have been keen, alliances come to force three or two months to the polls," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The April 27 sitting will be for the Division of Revenue Bill while lawmakers will discuss the BBI report on April 28 and 29," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Those are procedural matters; there is nowhere in our constitution where it says there will be a deadline for submission of applications for presidential candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Our focus is still on BBI. We want to get it out of the table, after which we can have other discussions around the 2022 elections," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Lengo letu sasa ni BBI. Tunataka kuondoa mezani na baadaye tuanze mazungumzo ya chaguzi za 2022," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Our focus is still on BBI. We want to get it out of the table, after which we can have other discussions around the 2022 elections," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi Alisema : "Eneo la Mlima Kenya litakuwa la muhimu sana kwetu mwaka wa 2022 wakati wa kura, lakini tayari tuna habari kwamba baadhi ya wanasiasa wanapanga kusalitiana. Rais Uhuru atamuitaji Raila kutimiza maafikio yake" External link

tuko Monday, April 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM's priority at the moment is not on building coalitions. We still want to dispense with BBI bill and referendum before we consider 2022 elections and possible coalitions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With corona things are at a standstill. I don’t think we are in a hurry,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The decision that was passed by NEC only the Central Management Committee or NEC can change,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I have no idea. Maybe he went. You know after he (Raila) tested negative, now I think the President could visit. He couldn’t go because Raila was in isolation. I just assume that could happen but I have no idea,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 2, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi explained : "The MP of Nyatike claimed while finishing his statement that I am a beneficiary of the land of Nyatike people. I want to say that there is no conflict around that area. The MP of Nyatike, comes from about 20kms to 25kms away from Utati. My home is 3kms to Utati. So he cannot claim that he knows what is happening in Utati more than I do," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The committee has enough work to do not to go and look into issues that amount to ego. The Nyatike MP does not respect my constituency. There are no problems between Suba and Karungu people. If he is looking for votes then he should not use Utati to do so. He has been my friend but he is now stepping on a live wire," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If you are not going to be available in the office, ask for permission from your Chair,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I would assume that the programme of BBI will not be adversely affected,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Even the Naivasha deliberations were not implemented because the House failed to raise the two-thirds requirement,” “We should not seek changes for political expediency. We cannot circumvent the law. Parliament role is zero. If we are unhappy we can initiate another amendment later” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mazungumzo ambayo yamefanyika kati ya Raila na Ruto ni kupitia simu wakati naibu rais alikuwa akimjulia hali yake kiafya, hilo ninaweza kusema kwa uhakika," External link

tuko Friday, March 26, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “That (issuing a Eurobond) is not in the plan,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Don’t be swayed by clan politics because it doesn’t necessarily translate into good governance. I come from a small community and can have the interest of this county at heart that one from a bigger clan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 15, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Mlima Kenya utachukua jukumu muhimu katika siasa za urithi. Lakini tayari tumezoea siasa za usaliti. Uhuru anamhitaji Raila ili malengo ya salamu yatimie," External link

tuko Friday, March 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are opportunists who want to take advantage of matters like this and they are working with some people who think they are close to power. They should know that there are only two people who have serious solid political bases in this country worth talking about and without the support of those two they are going nowhere,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will look at it with an accountant background, we will rationalize it. We can still do the exercise at a cheaper cost,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 1, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some interested candidates asked for more time,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 26, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We need to look at health sector to address the issue of cancer. It is no longer a rich man’s disease, the rate at which poor Kenyans are suffering and dying cannot be ignored, ” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We need to look at the health sector to be able to address this issue of cancer. I can tell you that the number of people dying in this country because of cancer cannot be counted. Cancer is widespread and we need a policy direction from a national government level,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “They are cowards. They cannot stand on their own feet and are trying to force Mr Odinga to endorse them. Mr Odinga will do no such endorsement,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The three are free to continue clinging on to Nasa. That too is consistent with their nature. They are never able to read the signs of the times and move on,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “They are cowards. They cannot stand on their own feet and they are trying to force Mr Odinga to endorse them. Mr Odinga will do no such endorsement,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Nothing they say now will change H.E Odinga’s position that he will not endorse any of them because they can never fight for themselves and can therefore never fight for Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have a lot of experience in financial management. No one who can manage public funds better me,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We saw a lot of economic growth in Kenya during the Grand Coalition Government. The country is currently enjoying peace and stability after the handshake,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As ODM, our focus now is to come up with a formidable team but we are definitely going to enter into an alliance with other political outfits as we head to 2022. History has taught us that coalitions emerge towards the electioneering period,” “Towards the end of the year, it will be very clear how we will equip the party for the 2022 presidential elections and that’s why next month, we embark on strengthening the party by filling vacancies from the grassroots level” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We know how our polling stations are structured or how they are. We need to at least put some systems, where those who are supporting, those who are taking similar stand on a Bill state whether it is yes or no,” “Those who are taking similar stand need to find a way of coming together not necessarily to take responsibility but for ease of conducting a referendum. Otherwise, you would definitely cause a lot of confusion in the process,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will ratify the resolutions of the CMC and discuss progress of National Elections Board (NEB) chaired by Prof Catherine Mumma on applicants for the presidential ticket before setting a date for a delegates meeting to allow them to sell their agendas,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 15, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are deliberations going on as we near the deadline for submission of the application for the party ticket, but by the time the delegates meet, we will have the list of the aspirants,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 15, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “In the spirit of disclosure, we did have problems with two names. But we agreed since I have reappointed the same members. Let us not scandalise ourselves. It happens and people lobby,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The time of receiving applications is still on until the 26th and after that, we close and prepare for the election of our presidential flag bearer and that will be done by a national delegates conference,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 12, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Standing Orders ) : “The House Business Committee will discuss the 90-day requirement in the Standing Orders, whether, on such a constitutional amendment bill, we need the 90 days,” “I believe we can waive the requirement because it is an initiative from the public,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 12, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "There is crucial business coming up in the House that needs people who can work and not sabotage the process," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is not that we are running away from the handshake. There is no other alternative to the handshake in this country, we can’t run away from it,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They were connecting electricity to people in grass-thatched houses yet the same households have no food, projects which were executed at the expense of the ability of the economy to pay,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We want to start preparation now for the Presidential campaign. We want to indicate to the whole country that we are going to field a presidential candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi stated ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Beyond the BBI issues, Raila will be running the 2022 project. He will be busier in the coming days,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nothing I want politically from Migori and the call for free and fair nominations cuts across Kenya, not only Migori. I want to assure all hopefuls will get an equal chance after seeking the mandate from the people,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I can confidently say that our discussions are around having our partners producing a gubernatorial candidate," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I was not even aware that the board did not submit the names yesterday (Monday). We had, however, agreed that the board goes ahead to submit the names but this was not the case," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Don't be over-excited with the win in Msambweni taken by an independent candidate who is not even your candidate. If you think the win in Msambweni is reflective of your popularity, then field a candidate in Nairobi and identify with them openly," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Also remember to mention your political party. It is clear you have left Jubilee. You are in a party that we don't Know. And for your information, by-elections are not reflective of the popularity of a political party," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “If you (Ruto) are man enough and feel you are popular by the win in Mswambweni then field a candidate Nairobi for governor seat and mention your party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : "The working relationship has been good and progressive so far and I hope it will continue next year because there is so much coming up in terms of Bills and the BBI which require a bipartisan political approach," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "There is this notion that the role of the opposition is to fight the government. The government is not our enemy. In fact, we want President Kenyatta to succeed, but that doesn't mean we don't play our oversight role," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "The role of the opposition is not to abuse the government, but to point out where they are not doing things right and correct it," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I am sure we will discuss with our partners before we can communicate our position as a party on the mini-poll,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our decision will not be influenced by our relationship because they have always refused to play ball. I don’t think ODM will fail to field a candidate in the by elections. Matungu is a place where ODM has strong presence,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The government has made some progress, there are poor Kenyans who have been helped to go through this pandemic. The amount that is going to be collected out of this change of tax rate should be used to continue with support for the vulnerable,” “Our VAT rate is the lowest in the region. The problem in this country is not over taxation but misappropriation of revenues raised,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I am going to surrender 50,000 shillings more every month. Let it go to the government. But let it be utilised efficiently to deliver services to my people and to all of us," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It’s his democratic right to contest the seat but the question many people ask is why he is running away from Nairobi,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Bay Town ) : “I don’t meddle in other aspirants say because it’s Homa Bay people who will decide,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no high office I need again in the National Assembly after serving as a Minority leader. I want to come and work for Homa Bay people on the ground,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila is a reformist who has fought for political space, fundamental freedoms and pluralism. He has tried to reform the system from within and without, his reforms are not about election as an end,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is now the time to lead the people of Kenya to the Promised Land. This is the time to lead us to the change that is so desired in this country where we can see each other as brothers and sisters. It is not time for back and forth. Let us all work together,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is now the time to lead the people of Kenya to the Promised Land. This is the time to lead us to the change that is so desired in this country where we can see each other as brothers and sisters. It is not time for back and forth. Let us all work together,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Ruto is just cornered and there is nothing like change of strategy. If he has seen sense, then he should go out there and support the BBI. We want to see him campaign for the BBI especially in regions he made believe that BBI document was bad,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 4, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about The Deputy ) : "The Deputy President needs to understand his position, it is God who has given him that position and he needs to use it responsibly. Where we are as a county, I do not think that he needs to polarize us because in his mind his objective is to become the next president," External link

allafrica Friday, December 4, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy President needs to understand his position, it is God who has given him that position and he needs to use it responsibly. Where we are as a county, I do not think that he needs to polarize us because in his mind his objective is to become the next president,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Ruto is just cornered and there is nothing like change of strategy. If he has seen sense, then he should go out there and support the BBI. We want to see him campaign for the BBI especially in regions he made believe that BBI document was bad,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Let electoral agency (IEBC) not delay Kenyans in approving the signatures. We should end issues of signatures within two weeks and go to the county assemblies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t expect anybody in this region to object appending their signatures for the referendum,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The agreement to drop the issue on IEBC was agreed by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. It was agreed that the issue can be left to be dealt with through statutes. If it is done through statutes, it becomes very flexible,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 27, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The contractor was to start work 21 days after the handover,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 23, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no denying that this country, alongside many others in the world, we are struggling. Let us not shy away from this because that is why I see a lot of demands on our resources as a nation. People thinking that there is a pool of money somewhere,” “As a nation, we must agree and accept and come to the realization that we are in a total economic crisis as a nation. Even the debt level we approved the other day of Sh9 trillion, we are almost hitting the 9 trillion that is a plain fact,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The former PM is not in Israel. This is not true. He is also not meeting with Ruto. This is just a conspiracy theory that the two could be meeting after the planned signature launch on Thursday was suspended,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We can’t plan with a pandemic. It is here with us. Hopefully, a vaccine will be found soon because that is the only solution. If not, we will just follow the laid-down protocols in whatever we do,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Sh4.5 billion they keep referring to is as a result of a court case entered by ODM before 2015. It was before we formed the National Super Alliance (NASA), which ANC is part of,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some of the issues are not constitutional, hence can be brought to Parliament by their legislators. I see a lot of misinformation and people who are dishonest. Where we are, let us bite the bullet. Further talk or consultation is a waste of time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When you start hearing leaders talking about what should happen to governors doing their second and last term. You cannot hold Kenyans at ransom because you have a problem with a running mate of opposite gender,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The president's Big Four Agenda has been distracted by those in Jubilee not happy with the handshake. In terms of BBI, we have made tremendous progress. It has captured the views of all Kenyans. Even those opposing it, do not have major issues," External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “No sane MCA will not vote for this Bill that brings more money to the counties. Those few who might do so will just be playing politics, but they will lose big time,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 9, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The retreat in Naivasha was organised by the House leadership. Some were invited others were not. The ones who were not invited will attend another session if convened. We invited the MPs who believe in the BBI process and its report,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 6, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The civil society ought to hold parliament to account but they should not overstep that mandate. It is shocking that the Judiciary is pronouncing itself on these bills because what they should have done is to talk about the future and advise on the way forward instead of cancelling them," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked ( about William Ruto ) : “The BBI team collected views from Kenyans but DP Ruto and his supporters refused to give theirs. What new thing can he bring to the report after they had rejected the initiative?” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The BBI technical team did their part, we are going to be taken through the document and officially receive it for implementation," External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The President and our party leader need to give us an official schedule of this process. The Bills that need to be drafted should come fast enough so that we have a referendum by April next year,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "There are no two ways about it. The person leading the reconciliation talks should tell Uhuru to abandon his peace and unity agenda or tell Ruto to stop early campaigns," External link

tuko Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “You only reconcile people who have wronged one another in one way or another…but where someone’s ambition is unchecked, we just need to call them back to order,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We cannot conclude that Kenneth will be a running mate of Raila. In any case, Raila has not declared that he wants to vie although we want him to vie. There is nothing wrong if Kenneth positions himself. When the proper time comes, the right person will emerge,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This kind of mobilisation [is not good for the country], this idea of calling youths and telling them that they are different from the rest of Kenyans, that they are hustlers while others are dynasties,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Moses Kuria ) : “Even if your own brothers, Moses Kuria and Ndindi Nyoro, run away from Uhuru, all the Luo MPs will rally behind him. You can take this to the bank” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : "In 2007, as ODM we were busy looking for votes but Ruto was busy mobilising youths to evict people from Rift Valley and when elections results were out he went into action," "He has started again going into 2022" External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 5, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "It is time that the country should witness the inconsistencies and contradictions in the 2010 Constitution," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi argued : "The only route to solving this issue (two-third gender bill) is through the BBI, we will talk all the language but the only route is the BBI. We must go back to the people of Kenya because the drafter of this constitution did not address themselves on this issue properly, it is ambiguous," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Yes, the motion is ready and it will be tabled maybe on Wednesday or Thursday,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As to the grounds, the MCAs know better. I know it will be there this week, either Wednesday or Thursday,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we met in Migori, apart from our members who have overwhelmingly endorsed the impeachment plan, we had five MCAs who joined us and declared support,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 21, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Eliud Owalo ) : “Whenever our interests are not found right, we tend to bolt out. Owalo has been gate flopping, moving from one place to another. Owalo is obsessed with becoming an MP for Kibra so he's looking for any method to get there. I think ideologies and principles don't even exist in his vocabulary,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Murathe is in order to express his personal opinion but I would be cautious to be over excited at this point. The focus of ODM and which we have stated repeatedly, is the BBI process, which was as a result of the Handshake between the president and Raila,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we met in Migori, apart from our members who have overwhelmingly endorsed the impeachment plan, we had five MCAs who joined us and declared support,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : “We have resolved unequivocally that Obado will have to leave office, and the impeachment motion will be tabled next week (this week),” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are pushing for meaningful changes that will see a more expanded Cabinet, as we seek to transition to more powerful MPs who can also be appointed as Cabinet ministers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 18, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The agencies charged with fighting corruption had become moribund and at the time we even wanted EACC to be disbanded. But since the Handshake the war on corruption has been heightened,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila Jnr does not speak for the party, he is merely Raila’s son. I do not understand why anyone would take his comments to explain the position of ODM,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Amekuwa akizua kauli tatanishi. Hana cheo yoyote kwenye chama kando na kuwa mwanachama.Kauli yake ni ya binafsi," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "He has had many other contrary opinions before. He holds no position in the party apart from being a member. He is entitled to his opinion," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Many of you have been asking why we want to impeach Okoth Obado yet Ojaamong was not impeached. The reason is Obado has been blocked from office by the court. Ojaamong was not stripped off power and is still working," External link

tuko Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Many of you have been asking why we want to impeach Okoth Obado yet Ojaamong was not impeached. The reason is Obado has been blocked from office by the court. Ojaamong was not stripped off power and is still working," External link

tuko Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : “We have resolved unequivocally that Obado will have to leave office, and this impeachment motion has the blessing of Raila unlike what others have been saying,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The motion is about people of Migori, we have MCAs from other parties and independent ticket who are supporting the motion while we still have ODM MCAs afraid of their own shadows,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : "When I say something and the party leader does not disagree with me, then this means it is the position of the entire ODM leadership to have Obado out of office," External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "There is no question of a double standard here as it is being alleged in some quarters," External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "What is happening for now is that the party leader is doing the usual engagements and consultative forums with supporters. The full itinerary will be available after Covid-19 restrictions are reviewed," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila told us the report will be out very soon. I would not expect it to go beyond this month. Once it is out we will have a public discourse on the proposals,” “The timelines for the process would be determined by the recommendations of the task force. But I can tell you that a referendum will not go beyond March next year,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “Only a leader who has lost respect for his constituents and has no conscience would want to continue staying in office with such shameful charges against him,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "shameful charges. Only a leader who has lost all honour and respect for the constituents and who has no conscience would want to continue in office with such shameful charges against him," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The county ministers do not respect him. He has not been functioning as the deputy governor. But we will rectify this,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I think we are becoming a country that works on impulses; we are not structured in the way we do things. Parliament, being an oversight institution, should come in and investigate it but I think at this point we should have one committee to have a go and that should be the Health committee,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 31, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “In the first term, Ruto did a lot of things all over without thinking about the repercussions and thought the Jubilee was his to take. I think he did not realise that the President was watching him and after realising, he has become angry,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 31, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The party’s top organ is of the opinion that they up the game by only allowing those with bachelor’s degree in any discipline to vie for elective posts such as MP, senators and governors,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some people support setting the qualifications thresholds to raise the bar for our members, but others want the levels capped at diploma for ward reps position,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We used to rely on unconventional means to obtain information, being whistleblowers, social media...and we could bring out issues of accountability. We can now get information from credible state entities like EACC, DCI, and Auditor General. We still have a responsibility to fight corruption," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we see senators being harassed and arbitrarily arrested, we should not keep quiet as it could also happen to us. We must condemn such acts regardless of our political persuasions,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We can now get information from credible state entities EACC, DCI and the Auditor General. We still have responsibility to fight corruption," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “No one can take Ruto seriously when it comes to matters fighting corruption. He is just trying to make the President's government look bad by trying to exclude himself from it,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The report highlighted issues to do with the secretariat and financial discipline. We created the secretariat management board, which I chair. We are not targeting individuals in the proposed new establishment,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is he who will decide whether he is running or not. Ours is to approve. You can’t force someone to run since we are a democracy, in which case if he opts to run, the party will decide,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 14, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are no such plans for now. The other offices (NEB and the Disciplinary Committee) were vacant as the term of the office holders had expired,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “Yes we are having a central committee meeting preceding it (disciplinary committee). We'll have them appear most likely next week,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Nobody should say Raila is inaccessible. If anything, he is one of the most accessible leaders in the country. I can also take up to a month before seeing him yet I am the ODM chairman. He is busy attending to hundreds of people who want to see him. I only talk to him on the phone. His office, I can say is like a marketplace," External link

tuko Monday, August 10, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Nobody should say Raila is inaccessible. If anything, he is one of the most accessible leaders in the country. I can also take up to a month before seeing him yet I am the ODM chairman. He is busy attending to hundreds of people who want to see him. I only talk to him on the phone. His office, I can say is like a marketplace," External link

tuko Monday, August 10, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I appreciate his concern but this matter was referred to me, we have handled so many disciplinary organs without consulting the county offices. Matters discipline is residence in the national office and with the national chairman within the party’s constitution. He would have written to me and he would have gotten our explanation,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : "We are passing this bill for elderly former MPs. I wanted the former MPs to get something to sustain themselves," External link

allafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Your conduct and open defiance of a party directive is a gross violation of Article 5.3.1(e) and (h) of the Party’s Constitution and code of conduct which you signed,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Edwin Sifuna ) : “Party policies and positions are stated by the party leader. No single person can decide the direction ODM will take. What Sifuna was saying was to clarify,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji who is Uhuru’s friend and leading the BBI is voting against the position of the majority. How come no one is looking at that?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Those guys are voting as individuals, not as Tangatanga, Kieleweke or ODM. Why not direct the arsenals at those senators?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They are using the revenue debate to remain relevant and antagonise ODM in its support bases yet they know the support defies party line,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Sam Ongeri ) : “Kisii is gaining marginally while Nyamira is losing significantly and therefore the wider Abagusii community is perceived to be losing, hence you expect Ongeri to vote with Senator Okong'o Omogeni. This has nothing to do with political party defiance,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Ministry should be able to explain to this committee how they have utilised the money meant for the 2019/2020 budget. If not they should explain why the money has not been utilised when we have suppliers who are frustrated by the fact that they have not been paid,” “Mr Speaker the government has put policies in place to ensure its ministries and departments clear all pending bills and such debts are part of pending bills. The ministry thus has a lot of explaining to do in that regard,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no reason to drag in Raila or President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in this matter. The leadership has failed in their persuasion and consultation. Giving ultimatums and threats does not help,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If it’s a deal between him and our party leader only, then that is between two. Party constitutions allow party leaders to get into alliances,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no reason to drag in Raila or President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in this matter. The leadership has failed in their persuasion and consultation. Giving ultimatums and threats does not help,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi claimed : “In fact, if you see him now you will wonder whether he was sick or not. He looks young, fresh, strong and healthier than even before,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If we were in a healthy debt position, it would make sense. But where Kenya is on debt, we are too cautious so that we can’t just give space for counties to borrow anyhow and only rely on the hawk-eyed CS to determine this,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 27, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “Where does the Senate come in? How would it protect devolution if there is no nexus where they are coming in to determine the level of indebtedness of counties?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 27, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no doubt about it. I will go for the seat. I will seek the ODM nomination just like the other candidates who have also shown interest in the seat,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We have very strong politicians who have already expressed interest to replace the governors finishing their second terms. We have almost three strong candidates for Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori counties that have already shown interest in the seats,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party has not held a meeting because we have largely left it to our senators to look at the proposed parameters,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We were with him on Friday and he told me he would go to Coast for four days. You see he is supposed to take his rest. He is ok, he is just recovering,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will continue working like that through the reform agenda under the BBI and then build the momentum for a pre-2022 coalition not just with Jubilee but also other like-minded parties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Certainly, they will not be in NASA after signing a coalition deal with Jubilee. In that case, they would have to surrender the minority positions,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I think we are being careless; we seem not concerned about the welfare of our electorate. We are failing as politicians, Cabinet Secretaries and State officers. Why do you expose your people for things which can be done later,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not signed any memorandum of understanding with Jubilee Party or deposited any signed instrument at the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties. We are not part of the Executive,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Mutava Musyimi ) : “Kimani Ichung’wah was the Budget and Appropriations Committee chairperson. Who elected him? Similarly, in the last parliament, Mutava Musyimi chaired the same committee without any election, but tyranny of numbers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Baba would have been welcomed by his supporters, but I don't think that will be case. To me the important thing is that the surgery went well and he is also recovering well at least by the reports that we have so far seen," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are meeting tomorrow (today) as the Committee on Selection to consider new committee memberships for adoption on Wednesday during a special sitting by the House,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

kenya-today Monday, July 13, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 13, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The two committees are very crucial for BBI process and partly that is why the changes were being made in the leadership, especially from Jubilee side. So we expect members who are going to sit in JLAC and Delegated Legislation to be people who are supporting BBI and the reform agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Delegated Legislation is almost the same name. We must align the two committees to our agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I also have two able deputy party leaders, Wycliffe Oparanya and Hassan Joho with whom we are running the party affairs effectively. We are up to the task and when Raila comes back, we will hand over to him,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “Today, Kimunya has withdrawn and we are going to fine tune the committees’ membership, including those of finance and education, next week,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The membership of the committees shouldn’t be MPs who have ever since opposed to the handshake. They are likely to disrupt and derail the implementation process of BBI,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “I agreed with Kimunya to make changes in the Jubilee list of membership. We hope next week we’ll have a new membership list to ensure we implement what many Kenyans support,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “A lot of times, the speaker has made rulings that made me unhappy but I did not act in a manner that was disrespectful to the Speaker and Parliament as a whole,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Sh4.5 billion they keep referring to is as a result of a court case entered by ODM before 2015. It was before we formed the National Super Alliance (NASA), which ANC is part of,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We could have shared with them if we were going to get funding from the votes garnered at the presidential level. NASA did not participate in the repeat presidential election,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We must practice what we preach. Ours is long haul and not for short-term gains. But people should not be shocked if ODM insiders get government appointments,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I thought that the same parties that propose names for appointment can also propose revocation,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If the signatures can be allowed as having supported the motion, we will constitute an 11-member committee to prosecute the matter,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has not taken a position. I have the feeling that senators have the ability to serve justice to the MCAs and the governor. They have the ability to look at the law, the accusations and the evidence by the MCAs before taking a decision,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have had a fruitful discussion with the party leader, and it would only be fair to withdraw my earlier remarks,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The CoG is a national government organ. It will be run by funds from the national government to cushion counties from audit queries,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “So long as he chooses to run, he will always remain the man to beat. I don’t believe any other presidential candidate today can wish and write him off. You can only ignore him at your own peril,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about David Ochieng ) : “He [Ochieng’] can provide oversight in committees where he can be accommodated. We allowed him to occupy the seat, something you can’t force or blackmail [us] into continuing with,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have to demonstrate that we are still in the Nasa coalition by ensuring the seats are shared in a fair manner,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are a few members we will definitely de-whip. We will give them a chance to defend themselves. They are about four, not more than five,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “These are difficult times and holding a meeting of such magnitude is a cautious process,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We know that the budget estimates and the economic stimulus announced by the President are coming to the House. It’s a heavy agenda,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The BBI report has all but been finalised and as a coalition, we need to discuss it and develop consensus,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It’s a fact that Jubilee is the ruling party and we are not going to fight with them over the seats,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are having friendly discussions so that through the permission of Jubilee, we can assist in the leadership of the committees by taking over vice chairs positions,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Chris Wamalwa ) : “There is a lot of pressure among our members. There are people who are not comfortable with Wamalwa. That is a fact. A number of them have said that Wamalwa’s allegiance is questionable,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi disclosed : “On Tuesday, the whip and I are meeting in the morning to review the committees. We are looking at loyalty and commitment to the party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We are not interested in forming a government of national unity now. There is no hurry to do that. We have a party and we are the minority in the house. Treat everything you have been reading in the press as rumours,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Aden Duale ) : “It would be unfair to say that Duale has not executed his job well. Duale has not disappointed,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have agreed we are reconstituting committees between us and Jubilee. It has also been two years since we constituted the committees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are expecting to have the report anytime from now; it needs not wait for coronavirus [to end]. Once that report is out we are going to implement those provisions in the BBI that can be done without a referendum,” “There are a lot of changes that will be made through Parliament and those we will do immediately. There are some committees like the JLAC where we need very strong members who will dedicate their time” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is the chairman who was supposed to arrange the meeting but he did not,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is about Sh400,000 above other members. Those office holders also have staff hired for the, including a researcher, policy analyst and legal officer. These are senior staff picked by the office holder. There is also a secretary, personal assistant and an office assistant,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “So the moment you lose your seat, those staffs are rendered jobless and the vehicles surrendered,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : "We were mute initially for this handshake to sink in the minds of our people and internalise it, but now that it has happened, we will continue to speak and criticise the government," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : "The government has relaxed because of the handshake. Let them be reminded that the minority is still there and will continue to play its oversight role," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If Jubilee decides to go to any merger with Kanu, they are perfectly in order because it is not part of our concern,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Look at what is happening in the Senate. If you are a stranger in this country or a visitor in this country you will not know that Kipchumba Murkomaen is the Majority Leader,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is disheartening to look at the budget estimates and see it being taken as business as usual. There are no clear provisions for resources to fight this pandemic,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We were mute initially for this handshake to sink in the minds of our people and internalise it, but now that it has happened, we will continue to speak and criticise the government,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The government has relaxed because of the handshake. Let them be reminded that the minority is still there and will continue to play its oversight role,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “For how long will we allow this government to continue behaving normally yet they tell us we are behaving abnormally?” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Lake Victoria is so vast and nobody can monitor all corners to know all activities carried out in it,” "Fishermen should take the fight as a personal responsibility to stop getting the disease around the lake" External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Don’t say Covid-19 disease belongs to people with light skin,” "Neither should our people say the disease is only found in Nairobi and Mombasa. Let’s be careful because anybody can contract this virus" External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Let us avoid attending funerals of distant relatives. Let funerals be attended by immediate family members because we are preventing coronavirus, a disease whose cure has not been discovered,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nothing secret about politics. Politics is about what agenda will sell. In fact those who have secret cards don’t say them,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The imposition of tax on bread, milk and other basic commodities was going to affect the ” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is an individual decision. Members can contribute if they so wish. In my constituency, there is a dire need of food and I am mobilising funds from my personal donation and friends to purchase food items for them,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I want to appeal to businesses to be considerate to our consumers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is an individual decision. Members can contribute if they so wish. In my constituency, there is dire need of food and I am mobilising funds from my personal donation and friends to purchase food items for them,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We expect the House to consider all the stages of the Bill on Tuesday. We are in a difficult situation where we have to employ extraordinary measures to ensure that Covid-19 does not decimate our economy,” “If we don’t cause the legislature framework as required it will mean that the status quo shall continue to apply” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The reason why the sitting was cancelled - what I was made aware - is that MPs were tested on Friday and Saturday . The Ministry of Health advised that it would be reckless for us to have a sitting before the statuses were confirmed,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Association ) : “If things don’t improve, we will be forced to adopt the modern way of doing it. We shall place an advert in the newspaper and call on people to submit their memorandum on the estimates submitted by the Treasury,” “We may also reach out to organised groups that have a direct interest in economic matters, such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 30, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “The CS is sufficiently empowered by the law to publish the gazette he did. It is the reason his notice did not touch on Income Tax Act, among others, as they require substantive amendments by the House,” “But my worry is that even as the CS reduces the VAT, my gut feeling tells me that he may remove all the exemptions on the essential products that were zero-rated by the Finance Act of 2019,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Maybe, the National Assembly will have to oversee it because the Senate cannot oversee funds that are being spent by the national government,” “Whether those functions were devolved functions or otherwise, what the Constitution talks about is money allocated to the national government” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Treasury should tell us how we will stimulate the economy,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are very good at violating rules. I hope on this one we are not going to play clever. If it is said that we should not hold meetings, let MPs honour that,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have already been approached by some people who want the Msambweni seat but I have asked them to wait until the right time,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We know where the country was after the contested divisive election. We reached a point where the country was divided into two - one recognising President Uhuru Kenyatta and the other recognising Raila Odinga. We were heading to a situation where we were to share this country into two,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This House is supposed to deal with issues of regional and equal balance representation not just CV, competency and what the nominee owns or does not own,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I suspect the information given is not accurate. Someone needs to pick these information and integrate more,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The referendum can cost the country only Sh2 billion since it is just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. It cannot cost as much as what is used to hold a General Election,” “Money cannot stop us from holding a referendum” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Why are they busy with 2022? Kenyans want issues affecting their lives such as the high cost of living addressed, and not matters of 2022,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Unless their growth continues and others grow at a slower rate, the big five ethnic groups will still dictate politics in this country,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Mr. Speaker such a move exposes top carelessness within our public service. How can we allow a Chinese airline to land in the country while compromising the lives of Kenyans," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As soon as possible, and in any case within 14 days after assuming office, the president shall appoint an MP from a political party having a majority of members in the National Assembly or, if no political party has a majority, who appears to have the support of the majority of the Members of Parliament, to be prime minister of the republic,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We propose enactment of laws for regional blocs with conditional grants to be used to encourage better planning, reduced wastage and collaboration between counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Leader of the Opposition shall rank in precedence immediately following the president, the deputy president, the prime minister and the speaker,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The president shall liaise with the prime minister to ensure that the international obligations of the republic are fulfilled through the actions of the relevant ministers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi explained : “The two-thirds gender rule failed because some men have not come to terms with the dispensation of women in leadership. Our female colleagues need to support men who have such issues. Let them be exposed through these trips” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party leader is keen on electoral injustice, and his focus on the 2017 poll is solely for purposes of ensuring the same is not repeated. In any case, he has reminded us that he and the president agreed to talk openly about their past experiences,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Kenyans might decide that they are retaining the constituencies as they are. There is no need to waste that money going around the country to review the boundaries,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “You cannot bring a censure motion if you are not a serious political party. If someone serious can bring such a motion then it can be considered,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If today I'm told that I am a child who was born out of wedlock you are the only people who will stand with me when others turn against me,” External link

tuko Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : "Ruto cannot be trusted with the leadership of this country. We must elect a leader who has vision and cares for the well being of our nation," External link

tuko Monday, February 10, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Instead of doing professional work of totally looking at the state of the economy and coming up with recommendations that make a lot of sense and backed with evidence, CRA has been looking at previous year’s figure and wholly relying on the projected growth. Yet a lot of times, the collection of revenue is not in tandem with the growth in GDP,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When you see the US government or whichever system invites leaders, it’s for two reasons; when there is a crisis or where they are happy with the developments. In our case it is the latter. They are happy that Kenya was able to get itself out of the troubles after 2017 elections,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He [Ruto] must understand Uhuru leads the Jubilee Party and anything he does should be under the approval of his boss,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 31, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have said this thing should be concluded so that we can focus on other issues. Going forward we need to have more meetings within a week so that the public engagement phase is complete,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is a government project. It is a presidential task force. Chiefs will be involved. As ODM we will also help with our machinery,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The Tanga tanga team does not have majority now in parliament, we can beat in any motion," External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Hussey ) : “Many of us had agreed the ICC was not the best route. We wanted a local tribunal, but they chose the Hague route,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is going to take charge of the meetings personally. He has also been heavily involved in the past two meetings by sending his Cabinet secretaries,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is they who decided to jump out and start attacking BBI process. If they have now realised that they are being isolated and they want to join us they are welcome because that is what the two leaders have always wanted — unity and working together,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “However they should stop giving condition. A prodigal son never gives condition, he comes back quietly. They should not bring sideshows on who has spoken and who has not,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have said this thing should be concluded so that we can focus on other issues. Going forward we need to have more meetings within a week so that the public engagement phase is complete,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is a government project. It is a presidential taskforce. Chiefs will be involved. As ODM we will also help with our machinery,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Reading through all these stories, I cannot appreciate the value at this time. Why has it become relevant to discuss these stories now? "In my view, it is diversionary and curious that the media carry the same story on front pages on two consecutive days,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nowhere ODM has said it wants a parliamentary or presidential system of governance. What we want is good governance that can fight corruption and other ills in the society,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 20, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The team comprises a group of wise men and women needed to provide general guidance. The experts will incorporate the technical assistance needed and I hope they will be roped in at some point,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have a team that is breaking down the document for easy consumption. The report will be taken to the relevant party organ,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our Parliament is divided into MPs allied to Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions and this will lead to mishandling of the BBI report,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 2, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our Parliament is divided by MPs allied to Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions and this will lead to mishandling of the BBI report,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : “All Kenyans should read the report and understand it. It is through this process that the Kenyans will propose amendments in case of any need before it is taken for a referendum,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I hear people talking about the parliamentary initiative. I want to state here categorically you can't initiate a constitutional reform through Parliament. How do you expect the initiative to pass in that kind of a divided House?” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I hear people talking about parliamentary initiative. I want to state here categorically you can't initiate a constitutional reform through Parliament. How do you expect the initiative to pass in that kind of a divided House?” “I have been in Parliament long enough. Parliament can't drive reforms. I have been an MP and know what happens” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mimi ni mbunge lakini nasema bunge haliwezi kuachiwa ripoti hii. Ni lazima iende kwa wananchi ," External link

tuko Friday, November 29, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “First, we note that we have made progress. It is a good starting point. The beauty is that this report will be discussed and that is an area we must look at and firm it up. I think we are making the President stronger by giving him more powers. If you subject to whims of the president it is too dangerous and that is something we need to discuss,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi wrote ( about Building Bridges ) : "I wish to thank the President for remaining focused on the Handshake and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which are fundamental instruments in the effort to remake the Kenyan nation," External link

kenyan-post Monday, November 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "It is about the country staying united and focused on addressing its pressing needs and urgent challenges through a consultative and inclusive process of national rebirth, now and into the future," External link

kenyan-post Monday, November 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The population keeps growing in Kenya and not all young people can secure jobs in offices. Jua kali is a vital sector that should not be ignored by young people," External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi wrote ( about Building Bridges ) : "I wish to thank the President for remaining focused on the Handshake and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which are fundamental instruments in the effort to remake the Kenyan nation," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : "It is about Kenya and it’s posterity. It is about the country staying united and focused on addressing its pressing needs and urgent challenges through a consultative and inclusive process of national rebirth, now and into the future," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I think it is important that the commission bring order to this country,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “After losing the seat, they said their percentage had gone up, but that did not sell. They then shifted to the imaginary narrative that there was violence in the Kibra mini-polls,” “Only those who were caught on camera were violent. Us we carried brains to Kibra and remained peaceful to the end” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The figure released was different from ours by a small margin but this can be attributed to the way we organised ourselves to protect our votes. We had our MPs in all the polling stations,” External link

nation-ke Friday, November 8, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I came here because there were urgent issues raised by our supporters that there was a fracas here in the morning largely caused by persons who were bribing voters. One of the guys issuing bribes was reported to be an aide of Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “State officers must conduct themselves in a manner that avoids conflict of interest or demeans their offices,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The presidential veto is not unique to Kenya. However, the veto needs to be exercised with caution. It should not be the order of the day. There is too much of the presidential memorandum. Instead of highlighting a few issues, his memos have been too detailed. He needs to exercise caution,” “If this continues, it has the potential of progressively usurping the role of Parliament because getting two-thirds majority is not an easy thing” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The population growth recorded in 2019 in Homa Bay County is reasonable compared to what was recorded in 2009," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “You will realize that apart from legislation which is transacted largely at the plenary the other functions are transacted by committees. Parliament delivers its oversight role through committees and therefore it is important for the public to know that MPs not only legislate, but also handles other transactions in their respective committees,” External link

capitalfm Friday, November 1, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have been doing door-to-door campaigns. Luo MPs have been meeting Luo voters. Luhya and Kisii MPs have been meeting their people too,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t know where they have done their public hearing to know that their people don’t want a parliamentary system, unless some have a plot to scuttle the work of BBI,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 25, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They have been politicking all through for Ruto’s 2022 bid. Now when it comes to a referendum, they are becoming hypocritical that it will deter development. This is a confirmation that they do not value unity in the country,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We were in a meeting with Former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga and former Senator the late Otieno Kajwang’ when we agreed to support Awiti for governor,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “It is upon us to ensure that we get the numbers to overturn his reservations,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, October 18, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “I don’t agree with the reasons the President has advanced in his rejection of the bill. It is upon us to ensure that we get the numbers to overturn his reservations,” External link

nation-ke Friday, October 18, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This is the first time a Bill has been lost at Second Reading in the current term of Parliament,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “We started when we (opposition MPs) did not recognize that Parliament was properly constituted. At the moment, a lot of discussions happen between us. The leader of majority calls me and I call him and we compare notes. There are cases where we have quietly disagreed, but we have found a way to work it out. Our relationship is very friendly in terms of work,” “The voice of minority is being heard. We can make recommendations that can be taken into consideration. In the past, only executive views were discussed,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There were consultations within the party and we felt that there was no problem raising the debt ceiling,” External link

nation-ke Monday, October 14, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “The move by the Catholic Church is confirmation that noble courses like contributions for church projects are prone to abuse. And this is not about Dr Ruto but most of us in the political arena, who are keen at corrupting church leadership,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Executive can organize itself as the money is within the programme. Unless the Sankok case is a different matter, some of the concerns he is raising is not clear,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The concern now is about our debt sustainability,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The stakes are high, and you have heard some people say they will do whatever it takes to capture the seat. We are also getting a lot of information about plans to manipulate the outcome. This has not been the case in other by-elections,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some of us have been uncomfortable with the percentage to the GDP as the determinant. We moved to a system where we set the upper limit to 50 per cent. The law has been violated as we speak. We did pass the budget for 2019/20, of which we told the Executive that we could allow them to borrow Sh635 billion for the year. But without amending this law, it is not possible to borrow even a shilling today,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With three weeks left to the by-election and there being no commitment by the commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With three weeks left to the by-election and there being no commitment by the commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The IEBC has refused to learn from its past mistakes, including 2017. We demand transparency from them. Let them share with us details of their voters’ register in Kibra,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Commission ) : "With three weeks to the by-election, and there being no commitment by the Commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Wanaolalamika waende waangalie yale Raila na Uhuru walikubaliana kwenye handisheki. Uhuru amekuwa akisema anafanya kazi na Raila na wanashauriana," External link

tuko Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This bill is in light of the fact that despite serving the nation, some former MPs are languishing in poverty and there is need to take care of their welfare,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "This matter is precedence setting. The idea of approving appointments subject to, is it really constitutional? This House was given powers to vet but it appears we have surrendered our authority elsewhere," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue,” External link

angop Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This matter is precedence setting. The idea of approving appointments subject to, is it really constitutional? This House was given powers to vet but it appears we have surrendered our authority elsewhere,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “People have often associated our party with all manner of bad things, among them chaotic elections. The fact that the Kibra exercise was conducted in a peaceful manner is positive enough in terms of credibility,” “He (Imran) is the choice of the people of Kibra. Social media had been awash with claims that the party had already settled on an individual but this has been proven wrong, the turnout notwithstanding,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is here for a period but the country will still have the positions and systems of government even when he is out of politics,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We cannot afford to let our party go down the drain as we watch. Things must change and do so for the better of the party, its members, supporters and the country,” “We are the only party with clear structures and policies. And as always, we are ready for restructuring for any competition. The most visible party in terms of structures in Kenya is ODM,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This Bill is very unpopular with MPs of both Houses. We may decide not to make any decision on it and delay it as much as we can,” “They have been going round saying we are ceremonial in the process, not knowing that there is a loophole in the law. The only referendum that will take place is that of the BBI,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi declared : “Maybe they think they have chances but as ODM, we are prepared for the contest. ODM is the most popular party. So it will be easy for us,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Maybe they think they have chances but as ODM we are prepared for the contest. ODM is the most popular party. So it will be easy for us,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The question the Senate should be asking is why the counties failed to absorb what was allocated to them,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a party we will most likely meet on Friday as Central management Committee to agree on how to pick our candidate but I want to assure the people of Kibra the process will be democratic and voice of the people will carry the day,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together," he said . "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added ( about John Mbadi ) : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this per se, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together and working together as a country," said Mbadi. "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Why should IEBCE give a whole two months for campaigns and give very strict timelines to the parties to conduct the primaries? ODM Central Management Committee we will meet soon to agree on how to pick our candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We have not met over the Kibra issue. The major agenda will be the by-election. Whether we are doing nominations, direct ticket or consensus,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 19, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t support the idea of asking people to move to their rural homes, but there should be a provision in the questionnaire for people to state where their numbers should be reflected. For instance, when found in Nairobi on that day people should be allowed to state where their numbers should be reflected,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 19, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “There is always a reason why people need opposition in a country; you need opposition to check the government. If you can talk to that government and the government listens it is even a better opposition in my view,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 16, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This matter must be investigated. The government cannot force the people of Kenya to sanitise a project so that it can break even. It is a weighty matter,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Yale yaliofanyika sasa yamepita. Familia sasa iko tayari kusonga mbele,," External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “The family members have also agreed to bury the hatchet following differences that occurred after Okoth’s death,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “We have held an indoor meeting with Angelina and her family members and agreed that nothing will be buried in this home to represent Okoth’s body,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Whatever happened is now water under the bridge. The family is now focused on the way forward," External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “We’ve held a meeting with Angelina and her family members and agreed that nothing will be buried in this home instead of Okoth’s body,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a community, we must not discard all our cultural practices but at the same time we should accept transformation especially the decision of a family,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "You can contribute Sh1 million or even more so long as you tell the EACC the source of your money. Public officers are paid using taxes so they owe us accountability on the amount they contribute that is above Sh100,000," External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi noted : “Even if she reached out to us, there was little we could do because that was a family decision. They just needed to talk as a family,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 5, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "You think that the Minister for Finance job is an easy one”. “It's a good job and that's why I wanted that position”. “(Mnafikiri Cabinet minister for finance ni kazi rahisi. Ni kazi mzuri that's why I wanted that position. Na hata bado ninasalivate, nataka hio kiti)," External link

kenyan-post Monday, July 29, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He served his party and the Kibra people with humility and dedication. He was averse to drama and was always in the chamber to push a selfless agenda,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He served his party and the Kibra people with humility and dedication. He was averse to drama and was always in the chamber to push a selfless agenda,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Bajeti ya Bunge ni KSh 39.8 bilioni kila mwaka. Kupunguza idadi ya wabunge hakutapunguza gharama yoyote. Pesa nyingi za serikali zinatumiwa na baraza la mawairi. Bila ya kupunguza pesa za mawaziri asi hamna kitakachokuwa kimepunguzwa," External link

tuko Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Parliament's budget is just KSh 39.8 billion in a year. Reducing the size of Parliament is not going to reduce the wage bill significantly. The wage bill in Kenya is contributed most by the executive. For as long as the executive remains intact, you won't have done much," External link

tuko Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi aliongeza : "Tunamshukuru Omondi kwa kutupa juma hilo kwa kipindi kirefu. Tunaendelea kukarabati ofisi mpya tulizopata mtaani Lavington, hivyo tunamwomba kutupa muda zaidi kujipanga," External link

tuko Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told ( about Building Bridges ) : “We have not taken a position as a party. As at now I would just tell our MCAs not to give it much thought. Let them wait for Building Bridges Initiative outcome,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 22, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “You are leaving this heckler to heckle me all through. He is the one who heckles me all the time, that is why he annoys me,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp20.86%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
leader1.01%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
chairman72.52%EN11/24/201724/11/2017
président0.29%FR11/02/201702/11/2017
chairperson0.43%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
senator0.14%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
orange democratic movement chairman0.29%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
democratic movement chairman0.29%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
odm party chairman0.29%EN05/14/201714/05/2017
director0.86%EN04/23/201723/04/2017
treasurer0.29%EN03/23/201723/03/2017
democratic movement chairperson0.29%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
orange democratic movement chairperson0.29%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
accused0.14%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
member0.29%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
secretary general0.14%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
jubilee party chairman0.14%EN10/01/201601/10/2016
national treasurer0.14%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
deputy0.43%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
legislator0.14%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
député0.43%FR11/21/201321/11/2013
diputado0.29%ES08/07/201207/08/2012
Names Lang Count
John MbadiEN93.57%
John MbadiFR3.28%
John MbadiES2.87%
John MbadiSA0.14%
John MbadiSW0.14%


 
Show/hide duplicate news articles.
<<10<12345678910>>>10
 
Show/hide duplicate news articles.
<<10<12345678910>>>10

Tools

Load latest edition

Saturday, June 12, 2021

11:47:00 PM EAT

Languages Collapse menu...Expand menu...

Select your languages

af
am
ar
de
en
es
fr
ha
pt
rw
sw
all
Show additional languagesHide additional languages

Interface:

Legend Collapse menu...Expand menu...


Quotes... Explore Relations


EMM Visual Explorer


Quotes... Extracted quotes about

Otiende Amollo said ( about John Mbadi ) : “John Mbadi you have not stepped in law school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Otiende Amollo said ( about John Mbadi ) : “John Mbadi you have not stepped in law school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Junet Mohamed said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi is trying to push the boundary inside every day. On behalf of Migori County, our land has been grabbed by Homa Bay County and we want GSU deployed there to help recover it," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Okoth Obado said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi told MCAs that the decision to impeach me was directed by government and that police will be availed in large numbers at the assembly, which I see as intimidation and dictatorship to subvert the will of Migori residents," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Okoth Obado said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi told MCAs that the decision to impeach me was directed by government and that police will be availed in large numbers at the assembly, which I see as intimidation and dictatorship to subvert the will of Migori residents," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Junet Mohammed said ( about John Mbadi ) : “I have informed him (Mbadi) about the decision and the party leader will also call him shortly about it,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added ( about John Mbadi ) : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this per se, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together and working together as a country," said Mbadi. "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

AfricaBrief

John Mbadi

Last updated on 2017-10-11T13:07+0300.

About this image

sign

Quotes... Extracted quotes from

John Mbadi said : “Those people are just creating their own things. They are idlers who are seeking attention,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I am not aware of any censure motion. I have not been invited to any meeting to plan such a motion. Again, I don’t see any grounds to sustain such a push,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 7, 2021 7:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has not approved any caucus for amending the constitution in parliament, let any of our MPs in that caucus quit it, and no more of our members should take part in it,” External link

tuko Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has neither approved any caucus nor allowed party legislators to go the parliamentary way of amending the Constitution. Let ODM MPs in that caucus quit because they don’t serve the party interest,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We revisited the ongoing projects in the region and the new ones to be started, there was no politics," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As to whether this will bear fruit, Kenyans also have started realising that you cannot play the same brand of politics throughout,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Whatever it is, where he is going is nearer than where he has come from, in terms of even politics. He can’t be in politics forever,” “There would be no ceasefire in 2007 if he was not putting the country’s interests first. The new strategy will pay dividends since Kenyans are looking at a Raila who is not selfish at all” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila has never told anyone Uhuru said he will support him in 2022 for president. That has been merely speculative, but the next president must be one who will consolidate the gains made so far,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : "I would wish to convey heartfelt gratitude to the Minority side and the Majority side led by Amos Kimunya for their overwhelming support and purvey of unity of purpose and commitment to the course," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 7, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alinukuliwa ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Raila aliwaskia wakiongea Jumapili na kuwaita Jumatatu Nairobi ili wafike wajadili maslahi yao kwenye BBI. Hata hivyo, alimtumia ujumbe mfupi akitishia kujiuzulu kama naibu mwenyekiti wa kamati ya sheria bungeni sawa na kama mbunge, " External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mbona basi tuliwatoa William Cheptumo na Alice Wahome kwenye kamati, kulikuwa na sababu na tunajua. hatukumuweka hapo kuzungumza Kizungu kingi na maneno magumu ya sheria," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi Said : "We put him in that community to push the party agenda. We even had a stalemate when reconstituting the committee because we wanted to align them to the BBI agenda. Why were we then removing MPs William Cheptumo and Alice Wahome from the committee, there was a reason and we knew that. We did not put him there to speak a lot of English and legal jargon," External link

tuko Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila listened to the audio and called Otiende and Orengo for a meeting on Monday. Orengo went but Otiende refused, only to text Raila that his stand is unchanged,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about James Orengo ) : “The party has not held any meeting for removing Orengo from his post. That is a lie,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “It is the party's position that Parliament should pass the BBI Bill as it is, in its entirety. This is, therefore, a rallying call to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the bill once it is presented to them in the referendum,” External link

tuko Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Whereas I don’t have a problem with Chege, the Ministry of Education already has five PSs. We do not need another PS. It is hypocritical to lament of a bloated government and we come back here to rubberstamp creation of more positions,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are five PSs in Education ministry. Let us reject something for the first time as a House,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "ODM stands in full support of the Bill and calls for its passage in its entirety," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi stated : “I urge our members to align themselves accordingly. It is the party’s position that Parliament should pass the Bill as it is. I also appeal to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the Bill during the referendum,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a party, we may not have gotten everything we wished for, in fact, no party has got everything they wished for but there are some very important gains in the BBI that we would not want to throw out just because we did not get everything,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "It is the party's position that parliament should pass the BBI bill as it is, in its entirety. This is, therefore, a rallying call to our members and supporters out there to prepare to vote for the bill once it is presented to them in the referendum," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi stated : "The party has always advocated for the strengthening of devolved units and increase funding for those units. The BBI bill increases funding to counties and extends funds to the wards. That is a gain we won't throw away," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The horse has bolted and I don’t know how we are going to help it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Now that the law is as it is and we have the process, let us get Kenyans of integrity that will manage the 2022 polls,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “It was supposed to be 27th to 29th; the letter is likely to go to the Speaker this week. That is what we agreed with [National Assembly Majority Leader Amos] Kimunya,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : "It is too early to talk about alliances. If you have been keen, alliances come to force three or two months to the polls," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The April 27 sitting will be for the Division of Revenue Bill while lawmakers will discuss the BBI report on April 28 and 29," External link

allafrica Monday, April 19, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Those are procedural matters; there is nowhere in our constitution where it says there will be a deadline for submission of applications for presidential candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Our focus is still on BBI. We want to get it out of the table, after which we can have other discussions around the 2022 elections," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Lengo letu sasa ni BBI. Tunataka kuondoa mezani na baadaye tuanze mazungumzo ya chaguzi za 2022," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Our focus is still on BBI. We want to get it out of the table, after which we can have other discussions around the 2022 elections," External link

tuko Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:54:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi Alisema : "Eneo la Mlima Kenya litakuwa la muhimu sana kwetu mwaka wa 2022 wakati wa kura, lakini tayari tuna habari kwamba baadhi ya wanasiasa wanapanga kusalitiana. Rais Uhuru atamuitaji Raila kutimiza maafikio yake" External link

tuko Monday, April 12, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM's priority at the moment is not on building coalitions. We still want to dispense with BBI bill and referendum before we consider 2022 elections and possible coalitions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, April 12, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With corona things are at a standstill. I don’t think we are in a hurry,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The decision that was passed by NEC only the Central Management Committee or NEC can change,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I have no idea. Maybe he went. You know after he (Raila) tested negative, now I think the President could visit. He couldn’t go because Raila was in isolation. I just assume that could happen but I have no idea,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 2, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi explained : "The MP of Nyatike claimed while finishing his statement that I am a beneficiary of the land of Nyatike people. I want to say that there is no conflict around that area. The MP of Nyatike, comes from about 20kms to 25kms away from Utati. My home is 3kms to Utati. So he cannot claim that he knows what is happening in Utati more than I do," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The committee has enough work to do not to go and look into issues that amount to ego. The Nyatike MP does not respect my constituency. There are no problems between Suba and Karungu people. If he is looking for votes then he should not use Utati to do so. He has been my friend but he is now stepping on a live wire," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If you are not going to be available in the office, ask for permission from your Chair,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I would assume that the programme of BBI will not be adversely affected,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Even the Naivasha deliberations were not implemented because the House failed to raise the two-thirds requirement,” “We should not seek changes for political expediency. We cannot circumvent the law. Parliament role is zero. If we are unhappy we can initiate another amendment later” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mazungumzo ambayo yamefanyika kati ya Raila na Ruto ni kupitia simu wakati naibu rais alikuwa akimjulia hali yake kiafya, hilo ninaweza kusema kwa uhakika," External link

tuko Friday, March 26, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “That (issuing a Eurobond) is not in the plan,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Don’t be swayed by clan politics because it doesn’t necessarily translate into good governance. I come from a small community and can have the interest of this county at heart that one from a bigger clan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 15, 2021 12:59:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Mlima Kenya utachukua jukumu muhimu katika siasa za urithi. Lakini tayari tumezoea siasa za usaliti. Uhuru anamhitaji Raila ili malengo ya salamu yatimie," External link

tuko Friday, March 12, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are opportunists who want to take advantage of matters like this and they are working with some people who think they are close to power. They should know that there are only two people who have serious solid political bases in this country worth talking about and without the support of those two they are going nowhere,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will look at it with an accountant background, we will rationalize it. We can still do the exercise at a cheaper cost,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 1, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some interested candidates asked for more time,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 26, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We need to look at health sector to address the issue of cancer. It is no longer a rich man’s disease, the rate at which poor Kenyans are suffering and dying cannot be ignored, ” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We need to look at the health sector to be able to address this issue of cancer. I can tell you that the number of people dying in this country because of cancer cannot be counted. Cancer is widespread and we need a policy direction from a national government level,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “They are cowards. They cannot stand on their own feet and are trying to force Mr Odinga to endorse them. Mr Odinga will do no such endorsement,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The three are free to continue clinging on to Nasa. That too is consistent with their nature. They are never able to read the signs of the times and move on,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “They are cowards. They cannot stand on their own feet and they are trying to force Mr Odinga to endorse them. Mr Odinga will do no such endorsement,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Nothing they say now will change H.E Odinga’s position that he will not endorse any of them because they can never fight for themselves and can therefore never fight for Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 22, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have a lot of experience in financial management. No one who can manage public funds better me,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We saw a lot of economic growth in Kenya during the Grand Coalition Government. The country is currently enjoying peace and stability after the handshake,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As ODM, our focus now is to come up with a formidable team but we are definitely going to enter into an alliance with other political outfits as we head to 2022. History has taught us that coalitions emerge towards the electioneering period,” “Towards the end of the year, it will be very clear how we will equip the party for the 2022 presidential elections and that’s why next month, we embark on strengthening the party by filling vacancies from the grassroots level” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We know how our polling stations are structured or how they are. We need to at least put some systems, where those who are supporting, those who are taking similar stand on a Bill state whether it is yes or no,” “Those who are taking similar stand need to find a way of coming together not necessarily to take responsibility but for ease of conducting a referendum. Otherwise, you would definitely cause a lot of confusion in the process,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will ratify the resolutions of the CMC and discuss progress of National Elections Board (NEB) chaired by Prof Catherine Mumma on applicants for the presidential ticket before setting a date for a delegates meeting to allow them to sell their agendas,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 15, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are deliberations going on as we near the deadline for submission of the application for the party ticket, but by the time the delegates meet, we will have the list of the aspirants,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 15, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “In the spirit of disclosure, we did have problems with two names. But we agreed since I have reappointed the same members. Let us not scandalise ourselves. It happens and people lobby,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The time of receiving applications is still on until the 26th and after that, we close and prepare for the election of our presidential flag bearer and that will be done by a national delegates conference,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 12, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Standing Orders ) : “The House Business Committee will discuss the 90-day requirement in the Standing Orders, whether, on such a constitutional amendment bill, we need the 90 days,” “I believe we can waive the requirement because it is an initiative from the public,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 12, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "There is crucial business coming up in the House that needs people who can work and not sabotage the process," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is not that we are running away from the handshake. There is no other alternative to the handshake in this country, we can’t run away from it,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They were connecting electricity to people in grass-thatched houses yet the same households have no food, projects which were executed at the expense of the ability of the economy to pay,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We want to start preparation now for the Presidential campaign. We want to indicate to the whole country that we are going to field a presidential candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have started rolling out activities. Anyone who thinks we are not in this thing (presidential race) should know we are there,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi stated ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Beyond the BBI issues, Raila will be running the 2022 project. He will be busier in the coming days,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nothing I want politically from Migori and the call for free and fair nominations cuts across Kenya, not only Migori. I want to assure all hopefuls will get an equal chance after seeking the mandate from the people,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I can confidently say that our discussions are around having our partners producing a gubernatorial candidate," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I was not even aware that the board did not submit the names yesterday (Monday). We had, however, agreed that the board goes ahead to submit the names but this was not the case," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Don't be over-excited with the win in Msambweni taken by an independent candidate who is not even your candidate. If you think the win in Msambweni is reflective of your popularity, then field a candidate in Nairobi and identify with them openly," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Also remember to mention your political party. It is clear you have left Jubilee. You are in a party that we don't Know. And for your information, by-elections are not reflective of the popularity of a political party," External link

tuko Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “If you (Ruto) are man enough and feel you are popular by the win in Mswambweni then field a candidate Nairobi for governor seat and mention your party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : "The working relationship has been good and progressive so far and I hope it will continue next year because there is so much coming up in terms of Bills and the BBI which require a bipartisan political approach," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "There is this notion that the role of the opposition is to fight the government. The government is not our enemy. In fact, we want President Kenyatta to succeed, but that doesn't mean we don't play our oversight role," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "The role of the opposition is not to abuse the government, but to point out where they are not doing things right and correct it," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I am sure we will discuss with our partners before we can communicate our position as a party on the mini-poll,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our decision will not be influenced by our relationship because they have always refused to play ball. I don’t think ODM will fail to field a candidate in the by elections. Matungu is a place where ODM has strong presence,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 24, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The government has made some progress, there are poor Kenyans who have been helped to go through this pandemic. The amount that is going to be collected out of this change of tax rate should be used to continue with support for the vulnerable,” “Our VAT rate is the lowest in the region. The problem in this country is not over taxation but misappropriation of revenues raised,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "I am going to surrender 50,000 shillings more every month. Let it go to the government. But let it be utilised efficiently to deliver services to my people and to all of us," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It’s his democratic right to contest the seat but the question many people ask is why he is running away from Nairobi,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Bay Town ) : “I don’t meddle in other aspirants say because it’s Homa Bay people who will decide,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no high office I need again in the National Assembly after serving as a Minority leader. I want to come and work for Homa Bay people on the ground,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Raila is a reformist who has fought for political space, fundamental freedoms and pluralism. He has tried to reform the system from within and without, his reforms are not about election as an end,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is now the time to lead the people of Kenya to the Promised Land. This is the time to lead us to the change that is so desired in this country where we can see each other as brothers and sisters. It is not time for back and forth. Let us all work together,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is now the time to lead the people of Kenya to the Promised Land. This is the time to lead us to the change that is so desired in this country where we can see each other as brothers and sisters. It is not time for back and forth. Let us all work together,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Ruto is just cornered and there is nothing like change of strategy. If he has seen sense, then he should go out there and support the BBI. We want to see him campaign for the BBI especially in regions he made believe that BBI document was bad,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 4, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about The Deputy ) : "The Deputy President needs to understand his position, it is God who has given him that position and he needs to use it responsibly. Where we are as a county, I do not think that he needs to polarize us because in his mind his objective is to become the next president," External link

allafrica Friday, December 4, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about The Deputy ) : “The Deputy President needs to understand his position, it is God who has given him that position and he needs to use it responsibly. Where we are as a county, I do not think that he needs to polarize us because in his mind his objective is to become the next president,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Ruto is just cornered and there is nothing like change of strategy. If he has seen sense, then he should go out there and support the BBI. We want to see him campaign for the BBI especially in regions he made believe that BBI document was bad,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 30, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Let electoral agency (IEBC) not delay Kenyans in approving the signatures. We should end issues of signatures within two weeks and go to the county assemblies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t expect anybody in this region to object appending their signatures for the referendum,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The agreement to drop the issue on IEBC was agreed by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. It was agreed that the issue can be left to be dealt with through statutes. If it is done through statutes, it becomes very flexible,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 27, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The contractor was to start work 21 days after the handover,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 23, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no denying that this country, alongside many others in the world, we are struggling. Let us not shy away from this because that is why I see a lot of demands on our resources as a nation. People thinking that there is a pool of money somewhere,” “As a nation, we must agree and accept and come to the realization that we are in a total economic crisis as a nation. Even the debt level we approved the other day of Sh9 trillion, we are almost hitting the 9 trillion that is a plain fact,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The former PM is not in Israel. This is not true. He is also not meeting with Ruto. This is just a conspiracy theory that the two could be meeting after the planned signature launch on Thursday was suspended,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We can’t plan with a pandemic. It is here with us. Hopefully, a vaccine will be found soon because that is the only solution. If not, we will just follow the laid-down protocols in whatever we do,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Sh4.5 billion they keep referring to is as a result of a court case entered by ODM before 2015. It was before we formed the National Super Alliance (NASA), which ANC is part of,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some of the issues are not constitutional, hence can be brought to Parliament by their legislators. I see a lot of misinformation and people who are dishonest. Where we are, let us bite the bullet. Further talk or consultation is a waste of time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When you start hearing leaders talking about what should happen to governors doing their second and last term. You cannot hold Kenyans at ransom because you have a problem with a running mate of opposite gender,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The president's Big Four Agenda has been distracted by those in Jubilee not happy with the handshake. In terms of BBI, we have made tremendous progress. It has captured the views of all Kenyans. Even those opposing it, do not have major issues," External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “No sane MCA will not vote for this Bill that brings more money to the counties. Those few who might do so will just be playing politics, but they will lose big time,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 9, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The retreat in Naivasha was organised by the House leadership. Some were invited others were not. The ones who were not invited will attend another session if convened. We invited the MPs who believe in the BBI process and its report,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 6, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The civil society ought to hold parliament to account but they should not overstep that mandate. It is shocking that the Judiciary is pronouncing itself on these bills because what they should have done is to talk about the future and advise on the way forward instead of cancelling them," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked ( about William Ruto ) : “The BBI team collected views from Kenyans but DP Ruto and his supporters refused to give theirs. What new thing can he bring to the report after they had rejected the initiative?” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The BBI technical team did their part, we are going to be taken through the document and officially receive it for implementation," External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 30, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The President and our party leader need to give us an official schedule of this process. The Bills that need to be drafted should come fast enough so that we have a referendum by April next year,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "There are no two ways about it. The person leading the reconciliation talks should tell Uhuru to abandon his peace and unity agenda or tell Ruto to stop early campaigns," External link

tuko Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “You only reconcile people who have wronged one another in one way or another…but where someone’s ambition is unchecked, we just need to call them back to order,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We cannot conclude that Kenneth will be a running mate of Raila. In any case, Raila has not declared that he wants to vie although we want him to vie. There is nothing wrong if Kenneth positions himself. When the proper time comes, the right person will emerge,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This kind of mobilisation [is not good for the country], this idea of calling youths and telling them that they are different from the rest of Kenyans, that they are hustlers while others are dynasties,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Moses Kuria ) : “Even if your own brothers, Moses Kuria and Ndindi Nyoro, run away from Uhuru, all the Luo MPs will rally behind him. You can take this to the bank” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : "In 2007, as ODM we were busy looking for votes but Ruto was busy mobilising youths to evict people from Rift Valley and when elections results were out he went into action," "He has started again going into 2022" External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 5, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "It is time that the country should witness the inconsistencies and contradictions in the 2010 Constitution," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi argued : "The only route to solving this issue (two-third gender bill) is through the BBI, we will talk all the language but the only route is the BBI. We must go back to the people of Kenya because the drafter of this constitution did not address themselves on this issue properly, it is ambiguous," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Yes, the motion is ready and it will be tabled maybe on Wednesday or Thursday,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As to the grounds, the MCAs know better. I know it will be there this week, either Wednesday or Thursday,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we met in Migori, apart from our members who have overwhelmingly endorsed the impeachment plan, we had five MCAs who joined us and declared support,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 21, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Eliud Owalo ) : “Whenever our interests are not found right, we tend to bolt out. Owalo has been gate flopping, moving from one place to another. Owalo is obsessed with becoming an MP for Kibra so he's looking for any method to get there. I think ideologies and principles don't even exist in his vocabulary,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Murathe is in order to express his personal opinion but I would be cautious to be over excited at this point. The focus of ODM and which we have stated repeatedly, is the BBI process, which was as a result of the Handshake between the president and Raila,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we met in Migori, apart from our members who have overwhelmingly endorsed the impeachment plan, we had five MCAs who joined us and declared support,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : “We have resolved unequivocally that Obado will have to leave office, and the impeachment motion will be tabled next week (this week),” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are pushing for meaningful changes that will see a more expanded Cabinet, as we seek to transition to more powerful MPs who can also be appointed as Cabinet ministers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 18, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The agencies charged with fighting corruption had become moribund and at the time we even wanted EACC to be disbanded. But since the Handshake the war on corruption has been heightened,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila Jnr does not speak for the party, he is merely Raila’s son. I do not understand why anyone would take his comments to explain the position of ODM,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Amekuwa akizua kauli tatanishi. Hana cheo yoyote kwenye chama kando na kuwa mwanachama.Kauli yake ni ya binafsi," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "He has had many other contrary opinions before. He holds no position in the party apart from being a member. He is entitled to his opinion," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Many of you have been asking why we want to impeach Okoth Obado yet Ojaamong was not impeached. The reason is Obado has been blocked from office by the court. Ojaamong was not stripped off power and is still working," External link

tuko Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Many of you have been asking why we want to impeach Okoth Obado yet Ojaamong was not impeached. The reason is Obado has been blocked from office by the court. Ojaamong was not stripped off power and is still working," External link

tuko Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : “We have resolved unequivocally that Obado will have to leave office, and this impeachment motion has the blessing of Raila unlike what others have been saying,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The motion is about people of Migori, we have MCAs from other parties and independent ticket who are supporting the motion while we still have ODM MCAs afraid of their own shadows,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Okoth Obado ) : "When I say something and the party leader does not disagree with me, then this means it is the position of the entire ODM leadership to have Obado out of office," External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "There is no question of a double standard here as it is being alleged in some quarters," External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "What is happening for now is that the party leader is doing the usual engagements and consultative forums with supporters. The full itinerary will be available after Covid-19 restrictions are reviewed," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila told us the report will be out very soon. I would not expect it to go beyond this month. Once it is out we will have a public discourse on the proposals,” “The timelines for the process would be determined by the recommendations of the task force. But I can tell you that a referendum will not go beyond March next year,” External link

standardmedia Monday, September 7, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “Only a leader who has lost respect for his constituents and has no conscience would want to continue staying in office with such shameful charges against him,” External link

standardmedia Friday, September 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "shameful charges. Only a leader who has lost all honour and respect for the constituents and who has no conscience would want to continue in office with such shameful charges against him," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The county ministers do not respect him. He has not been functioning as the deputy governor. But we will rectify this,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I think we are becoming a country that works on impulses; we are not structured in the way we do things. Parliament, being an oversight institution, should come in and investigate it but I think at this point we should have one committee to have a go and that should be the Health committee,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 31, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “In the first term, Ruto did a lot of things all over without thinking about the repercussions and thought the Jubilee was his to take. I think he did not realise that the President was watching him and after realising, he has become angry,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 31, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The party’s top organ is of the opinion that they up the game by only allowing those with bachelor’s degree in any discipline to vie for elective posts such as MP, senators and governors,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some people support setting the qualifications thresholds to raise the bar for our members, but others want the levels capped at diploma for ward reps position,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We used to rely on unconventional means to obtain information, being whistleblowers, social media...and we could bring out issues of accountability. We can now get information from credible state entities like EACC, DCI, and Auditor General. We still have a responsibility to fight corruption," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When we see senators being harassed and arbitrarily arrested, we should not keep quiet as it could also happen to us. We must condemn such acts regardless of our political persuasions,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "We can now get information from credible state entities EACC, DCI and the Auditor General. We still have responsibility to fight corruption," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:00:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : “No one can take Ruto seriously when it comes to matters fighting corruption. He is just trying to make the President's government look bad by trying to exclude himself from it,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not yet considered it as factual. We are expecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to receive the BBI report in the next two weeks. We are hoping that the referendum will be held next year,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The report highlighted issues to do with the secretariat and financial discipline. We created the secretariat management board, which I chair. We are not targeting individuals in the proposed new establishment,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is he who will decide whether he is running or not. Ours is to approve. You can’t force someone to run since we are a democracy, in which case if he opts to run, the party will decide,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 14, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are no such plans for now. The other offices (NEB and the Disciplinary Committee) were vacant as the term of the office holders had expired,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “Yes we are having a central committee meeting preceding it (disciplinary committee). We'll have them appear most likely next week,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Nobody should say Raila is inaccessible. If anything, he is one of the most accessible leaders in the country. I can also take up to a month before seeing him yet I am the ODM chairman. He is busy attending to hundreds of people who want to see him. I only talk to him on the phone. His office, I can say is like a marketplace," External link

tuko Monday, August 10, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Nobody should say Raila is inaccessible. If anything, he is one of the most accessible leaders in the country. I can also take up to a month before seeing him yet I am the ODM chairman. He is busy attending to hundreds of people who want to see him. I only talk to him on the phone. His office, I can say is like a marketplace," External link

tuko Monday, August 10, 2020 7:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I appreciate his concern but this matter was referred to me, we have handled so many disciplinary organs without consulting the county offices. Matters discipline is residence in the national office and with the national chairman within the party’s constitution. He would have written to me and he would have gotten our explanation,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : "We are passing this bill for elderly former MPs. I wanted the former MPs to get something to sustain themselves," External link

allafrica Friday, August 7, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Your conduct and open defiance of a party directive is a gross violation of Article 5.3.1(e) and (h) of the Party’s Constitution and code of conduct which you signed,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Edwin Sifuna ) : “Party policies and positions are stated by the party leader. No single person can decide the direction ODM will take. What Sifuna was saying was to clarify,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji who is Uhuru’s friend and leading the BBI is voting against the position of the majority. How come no one is looking at that?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Those guys are voting as individuals, not as Tangatanga, Kieleweke or ODM. Why not direct the arsenals at those senators?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They are using the revenue debate to remain relevant and antagonise ODM in its support bases yet they know the support defies party line,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Sam Ongeri ) : “Kisii is gaining marginally while Nyamira is losing significantly and therefore the wider Abagusii community is perceived to be losing, hence you expect Ongeri to vote with Senator Okong'o Omogeni. This has nothing to do with political party defiance,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The revenue-sharing formula is a Senate problem and not of ODM or Raila’s making. Making the failure of the passage of the formula an ODM issue is dishonest and political mischief,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Ministry should be able to explain to this committee how they have utilised the money meant for the 2019/2020 budget. If not they should explain why the money has not been utilised when we have suppliers who are frustrated by the fact that they have not been paid,” “Mr Speaker the government has put policies in place to ensure its ministries and departments clear all pending bills and such debts are part of pending bills. The ministry thus has a lot of explaining to do in that regard,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no reason to drag in Raila or President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in this matter. The leadership has failed in their persuasion and consultation. Giving ultimatums and threats does not help,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If it’s a deal between him and our party leader only, then that is between two. Party constitutions allow party leaders to get into alliances,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no reason to drag in Raila or President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in this matter. The leadership has failed in their persuasion and consultation. Giving ultimatums and threats does not help,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi claimed : “In fact, if you see him now you will wonder whether he was sick or not. He looks young, fresh, strong and healthier than even before,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 27, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If we were in a healthy debt position, it would make sense. But where Kenya is on debt, we are too cautious so that we can’t just give space for counties to borrow anyhow and only rely on the hawk-eyed CS to determine this,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 27, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “Where does the Senate come in? How would it protect devolution if there is no nexus where they are coming in to determine the level of indebtedness of counties?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 27, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is no doubt about it. I will go for the seat. I will seek the ODM nomination just like the other candidates who have also shown interest in the seat,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We have very strong politicians who have already expressed interest to replace the governors finishing their second terms. We have almost three strong candidates for Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori counties that have already shown interest in the seats,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party has not held a meeting because we have largely left it to our senators to look at the proposed parameters,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We were with him on Friday and he told me he would go to Coast for four days. You see he is supposed to take his rest. He is ok, he is just recovering,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We will continue working like that through the reform agenda under the BBI and then build the momentum for a pre-2022 coalition not just with Jubilee but also other like-minded parties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Certainly, they will not be in NASA after signing a coalition deal with Jubilee. In that case, they would have to surrender the minority positions,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I think we are being careless; we seem not concerned about the welfare of our electorate. We are failing as politicians, Cabinet Secretaries and State officers. Why do you expose your people for things which can be done later,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have not signed any memorandum of understanding with Jubilee Party or deposited any signed instrument at the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties. We are not part of the Executive,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Mutava Musyimi ) : “Kimani Ichung’wah was the Budget and Appropriations Committee chairperson. Who elected him? Similarly, in the last parliament, Mutava Musyimi chaired the same committee without any election, but tyranny of numbers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Baba would have been welcomed by his supporters, but I don't think that will be case. To me the important thing is that the surgery went well and he is also recovering well at least by the reports that we have so far seen," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are meeting tomorrow (today) as the Committee on Selection to consider new committee memberships for adoption on Wednesday during a special sitting by the House,” External link

standardmedia Monday, July 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

kenya-today Monday, July 13, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is a leader who has been advocating and telling people to keep social distance, so how could he again create an environment where people will violate the social distance directive?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 13, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The two committees are very crucial for BBI process and partly that is why the changes were being made in the leadership, especially from Jubilee side. So we expect members who are going to sit in JLAC and Delegated Legislation to be people who are supporting BBI and the reform agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Delegated Legislation is almost the same name. We must align the two committees to our agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I also have two able deputy party leaders, Wycliffe Oparanya and Hassan Joho with whom we are running the party affairs effectively. We are up to the task and when Raila comes back, we will hand over to him,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “Today, Kimunya has withdrawn and we are going to fine tune the committees’ membership, including those of finance and education, next week,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The membership of the committees shouldn’t be MPs who have ever since opposed to the handshake. They are likely to disrupt and derail the implementation process of BBI,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amos Kimunya ) : “I agreed with Kimunya to make changes in the Jubilee list of membership. We hope next week we’ll have a new membership list to ensure we implement what many Kenyans support,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “A lot of times, the speaker has made rulings that made me unhappy but I did not act in a manner that was disrespectful to the Speaker and Parliament as a whole,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 26, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Sh4.5 billion they keep referring to is as a result of a court case entered by ODM before 2015. It was before we formed the National Super Alliance (NASA), which ANC is part of,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We could have shared with them if we were going to get funding from the votes garnered at the presidential level. NASA did not participate in the repeat presidential election,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 22, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We must practice what we preach. Ours is long haul and not for short-term gains. But people should not be shocked if ODM insiders get government appointments,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 19, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I thought that the same parties that propose names for appointment can also propose revocation,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If the signatures can be allowed as having supported the motion, we will constitute an 11-member committee to prosecute the matter,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “ODM has not taken a position. I have the feeling that senators have the ability to serve justice to the MCAs and the governor. They have the ability to look at the law, the accusations and the evidence by the MCAs before taking a decision,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have had a fruitful discussion with the party leader, and it would only be fair to withdraw my earlier remarks,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The CoG is a national government organ. It will be run by funds from the national government to cushion counties from audit queries,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 8, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “So long as he chooses to run, he will always remain the man to beat. I don’t believe any other presidential candidate today can wish and write him off. You can only ignore him at your own peril,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about David Ochieng ) : “He [Ochieng’] can provide oversight in committees where he can be accommodated. We allowed him to occupy the seat, something you can’t force or blackmail [us] into continuing with,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have to demonstrate that we are still in the Nasa coalition by ensuring the seats are shared in a fair manner,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There are a few members we will definitely de-whip. We will give them a chance to defend themselves. They are about four, not more than five,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “These are difficult times and holding a meeting of such magnitude is a cautious process,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We know that the budget estimates and the economic stimulus announced by the President are coming to the House. It’s a heavy agenda,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The BBI report has all but been finalised and as a coalition, we need to discuss it and develop consensus,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It’s a fact that Jubilee is the ruling party and we are not going to fight with them over the seats,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are having friendly discussions so that through the permission of Jubilee, we can assist in the leadership of the committees by taking over vice chairs positions,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Chris Wamalwa ) : “There is a lot of pressure among our members. There are people who are not comfortable with Wamalwa. That is a fact. A number of them have said that Wamalwa’s allegiance is questionable,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi disclosed : “On Tuesday, the whip and I are meeting in the morning to review the committees. We are looking at loyalty and commitment to the party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We are not interested in forming a government of national unity now. There is no hurry to do that. We have a party and we are the minority in the house. Treat everything you have been reading in the press as rumours,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Aden Duale ) : “It would be unfair to say that Duale has not executed his job well. Duale has not disappointed,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have agreed we are reconstituting committees between us and Jubilee. It has also been two years since we constituted the committees,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are expecting to have the report anytime from now; it needs not wait for coronavirus [to end]. Once that report is out we are going to implement those provisions in the BBI that can be done without a referendum,” “There are a lot of changes that will be made through Parliament and those we will do immediately. There are some committees like the JLAC where we need very strong members who will dedicate their time” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is the chairman who was supposed to arrange the meeting but he did not,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is about Sh400,000 above other members. Those office holders also have staff hired for the, including a researcher, policy analyst and legal officer. These are senior staff picked by the office holder. There is also a secretary, personal assistant and an office assistant,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “So the moment you lose your seat, those staffs are rendered jobless and the vehicles surrendered,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : "We were mute initially for this handshake to sink in the minds of our people and internalise it, but now that it has happened, we will continue to speak and criticise the government," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : "The government has relaxed because of the handshake. Let them be reminded that the minority is still there and will continue to play its oversight role," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If Jubilee decides to go to any merger with Kanu, they are perfectly in order because it is not part of our concern,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Look at what is happening in the Senate. If you are a stranger in this country or a visitor in this country you will not know that Kipchumba Murkomaen is the Majority Leader,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 11, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is disheartening to look at the budget estimates and see it being taken as business as usual. There are no clear provisions for resources to fight this pandemic,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We were mute initially for this handshake to sink in the minds of our people and internalise it, but now that it has happened, we will continue to speak and criticise the government,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The government has relaxed because of the handshake. Let them be reminded that the minority is still there and will continue to play its oversight role,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “For how long will we allow this government to continue behaving normally yet they tell us we are behaving abnormally?” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Lake Victoria is so vast and nobody can monitor all corners to know all activities carried out in it,” "Fishermen should take the fight as a personal responsibility to stop getting the disease around the lake" External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Don’t say Covid-19 disease belongs to people with light skin,” "Neither should our people say the disease is only found in Nairobi and Mombasa. Let’s be careful because anybody can contract this virus" External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 4, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Let us avoid attending funerals of distant relatives. Let funerals be attended by immediate family members because we are preventing coronavirus, a disease whose cure has not been discovered,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nothing secret about politics. Politics is about what agenda will sell. In fact those who have secret cards don’t say them,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The imposition of tax on bread, milk and other basic commodities was going to affect the ” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is an individual decision. Members can contribute if they so wish. In my constituency, there is a dire need of food and I am mobilising funds from my personal donation and friends to purchase food items for them,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I want to appeal to businesses to be considerate to our consumers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is an individual decision. Members can contribute if they so wish. In my constituency, there is dire need of food and I am mobilising funds from my personal donation and friends to purchase food items for them,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We expect the House to consider all the stages of the Bill on Tuesday. We are in a difficult situation where we have to employ extraordinary measures to ensure that Covid-19 does not decimate our economy,” “If we don’t cause the legislature framework as required it will mean that the status quo shall continue to apply” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The reason why the sitting was cancelled - what I was made aware - is that MPs were tested on Friday and Saturday . The Ministry of Health advised that it would be reckless for us to have a sitting before the statuses were confirmed,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Association ) : “If things don’t improve, we will be forced to adopt the modern way of doing it. We shall place an advert in the newspaper and call on people to submit their memorandum on the estimates submitted by the Treasury,” “We may also reach out to organised groups that have a direct interest in economic matters, such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 30, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “The CS is sufficiently empowered by the law to publish the gazette he did. It is the reason his notice did not touch on Income Tax Act, among others, as they require substantive amendments by the House,” “But my worry is that even as the CS reduces the VAT, my gut feeling tells me that he may remove all the exemptions on the essential products that were zero-rated by the Finance Act of 2019,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Maybe, the National Assembly will have to oversee it because the Senate cannot oversee funds that are being spent by the national government,” “Whether those functions were devolved functions or otherwise, what the Constitution talks about is money allocated to the national government” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Treasury should tell us how we will stimulate the economy,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We are very good at violating rules. I hope on this one we are not going to play clever. If it is said that we should not hold meetings, let MPs honour that,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I have already been approached by some people who want the Msambweni seat but I have asked them to wait until the right time,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We know where the country was after the contested divisive election. We reached a point where the country was divided into two - one recognising President Uhuru Kenyatta and the other recognising Raila Odinga. We were heading to a situation where we were to share this country into two,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This House is supposed to deal with issues of regional and equal balance representation not just CV, competency and what the nominee owns or does not own,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I suspect the information given is not accurate. Someone needs to pick these information and integrate more,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The referendum can cost the country only Sh2 billion since it is just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. It cannot cost as much as what is used to hold a General Election,” “Money cannot stop us from holding a referendum” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Why are they busy with 2022? Kenyans want issues affecting their lives such as the high cost of living addressed, and not matters of 2022,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Unless their growth continues and others grow at a slower rate, the big five ethnic groups will still dictate politics in this country,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Mr. Speaker such a move exposes top carelessness within our public service. How can we allow a Chinese airline to land in the country while compromising the lives of Kenyans," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As soon as possible, and in any case within 14 days after assuming office, the president shall appoint an MP from a political party having a majority of members in the National Assembly or, if no political party has a majority, who appears to have the support of the majority of the Members of Parliament, to be prime minister of the republic,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We propose enactment of laws for regional blocs with conditional grants to be used to encourage better planning, reduced wastage and collaboration between counties,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Leader of the Opposition shall rank in precedence immediately following the president, the deputy president, the prime minister and the speaker,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The president shall liaise with the prime minister to ensure that the international obligations of the republic are fulfilled through the actions of the relevant ministers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi explained : “The two-thirds gender rule failed because some men have not come to terms with the dispensation of women in leadership. Our female colleagues need to support men who have such issues. Let them be exposed through these trips” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Our Party ) : “Our party leader is keen on electoral injustice, and his focus on the 2017 poll is solely for purposes of ensuring the same is not repeated. In any case, he has reminded us that he and the president agreed to talk openly about their past experiences,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Kenyans might decide that they are retaining the constituencies as they are. There is no need to waste that money going around the country to review the boundaries,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “You cannot bring a censure motion if you are not a serious political party. If someone serious can bring such a motion then it can be considered,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “If today I'm told that I am a child who was born out of wedlock you are the only people who will stand with me when others turn against me,” External link

tuko Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Ruto ) : "Ruto cannot be trusted with the leadership of this country. We must elect a leader who has vision and cares for the well being of our nation," External link

tuko Monday, February 10, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Instead of doing professional work of totally looking at the state of the economy and coming up with recommendations that make a lot of sense and backed with evidence, CRA has been looking at previous year’s figure and wholly relying on the projected growth. Yet a lot of times, the collection of revenue is not in tandem with the growth in GDP,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “When you see the US government or whichever system invites leaders, it’s for two reasons; when there is a crisis or where they are happy with the developments. In our case it is the latter. They are happy that Kenya was able to get itself out of the troubles after 2017 elections,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:25:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He [Ruto] must understand Uhuru leads the Jubilee Party and anything he does should be under the approval of his boss,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 31, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have said this thing should be concluded so that we can focus on other issues. Going forward we need to have more meetings within a week so that the public engagement phase is complete,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is a government project. It is a presidential task force. Chiefs will be involved. As ODM we will also help with our machinery,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The Tanga tanga team does not have majority now in parliament, we can beat in any motion," External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about William Hussey ) : “Many of us had agreed the ICC was not the best route. We wanted a local tribunal, but they chose the Hague route,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He is going to take charge of the meetings personally. He has also been heavily involved in the past two meetings by sending his Cabinet secretaries,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “It is they who decided to jump out and start attacking BBI process. If they have now realised that they are being isolated and they want to join us they are welcome because that is what the two leaders have always wanted — unity and working together,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “However they should stop giving condition. A prodigal son never gives condition, he comes back quietly. They should not bring sideshows on who has spoken and who has not,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have said this thing should be concluded so that we can focus on other issues. Going forward we need to have more meetings within a week so that the public engagement phase is complete,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This is a government project. It is a presidential taskforce. Chiefs will be involved. As ODM we will also help with our machinery,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Reading through all these stories, I cannot appreciate the value at this time. Why has it become relevant to discuss these stories now? "In my view, it is diversionary and curious that the media carry the same story on front pages on two consecutive days,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There is nowhere ODM has said it wants a parliamentary or presidential system of governance. What we want is good governance that can fight corruption and other ills in the society,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 20, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The team comprises a group of wise men and women needed to provide general guidance. The experts will incorporate the technical assistance needed and I hope they will be roped in at some point,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 13, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have a team that is breaking down the document for easy consumption. The report will be taken to the relevant party organ,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our Parliament is divided into MPs allied to Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions and this will lead to mishandling of the BBI report,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 2, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Our Parliament is divided by MPs allied to Kieleweke and Tangatanga factions and this will lead to mishandling of the BBI report,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : “All Kenyans should read the report and understand it. It is through this process that the Kenyans will propose amendments in case of any need before it is taken for a referendum,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I hear people talking about the parliamentary initiative. I want to state here categorically you can't initiate a constitutional reform through Parliament. How do you expect the initiative to pass in that kind of a divided House?” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi asked : “I hear people talking about parliamentary initiative. I want to state here categorically you can't initiate a constitutional reform through Parliament. How do you expect the initiative to pass in that kind of a divided House?” “I have been in Parliament long enough. Parliament can't drive reforms. I have been an MP and know what happens” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Mimi ni mbunge lakini nasema bunge haliwezi kuachiwa ripoti hii. Ni lazima iende kwa wananchi ," External link

tuko Friday, November 29, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “First, we note that we have made progress. It is a good starting point. The beauty is that this report will be discussed and that is an area we must look at and firm it up. I think we are making the President stronger by giving him more powers. If you subject to whims of the president it is too dangerous and that is something we need to discuss,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi wrote ( about Building Bridges ) : "I wish to thank the President for remaining focused on the Handshake and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which are fundamental instruments in the effort to remake the Kenyan nation," External link

kenyan-post Monday, November 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : "It is about the country staying united and focused on addressing its pressing needs and urgent challenges through a consultative and inclusive process of national rebirth, now and into the future," External link

kenyan-post Monday, November 18, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The population keeps growing in Kenya and not all young people can secure jobs in offices. Jua kali is a vital sector that should not be ignored by young people," External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi wrote ( about Building Bridges ) : "I wish to thank the President for remaining focused on the Handshake and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which are fundamental instruments in the effort to remake the Kenyan nation," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added : "It is about Kenya and it’s posterity. It is about the country staying united and focused on addressing its pressing needs and urgent challenges through a consultative and inclusive process of national rebirth, now and into the future," External link

kenyan-post Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I think it is important that the commission bring order to this country,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 15, 2019 12:55:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “After losing the seat, they said their percentage had gone up, but that did not sell. They then shifted to the imaginary narrative that there was violence in the Kibra mini-polls,” “Only those who were caught on camera were violent. Us we carried brains to Kibra and remained peaceful to the end” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 11, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “The figure released was different from ours by a small margin but this can be attributed to the way we organised ourselves to protect our votes. We had our MPs in all the polling stations,” External link

nation-ke Friday, November 8, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I came here because there were urgent issues raised by our supporters that there was a fracas here in the morning largely caused by persons who were bribing voters. One of the guys issuing bribes was reported to be an aide of Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “State officers must conduct themselves in a manner that avoids conflict of interest or demeans their offices,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The presidential veto is not unique to Kenya. However, the veto needs to be exercised with caution. It should not be the order of the day. There is too much of the presidential memorandum. Instead of highlighting a few issues, his memos have been too detailed. He needs to exercise caution,” “If this continues, it has the potential of progressively usurping the role of Parliament because getting two-thirds majority is not an easy thing” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The population growth recorded in 2019 in Homa Bay County is reasonable compared to what was recorded in 2009," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “You will realize that apart from legislation which is transacted largely at the plenary the other functions are transacted by committees. Parliament delivers its oversight role through committees and therefore it is important for the public to know that MPs not only legislate, but also handles other transactions in their respective committees,” External link

capitalfm Friday, November 1, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We have been doing door-to-door campaigns. Luo MPs have been meeting Luo voters. Luhya and Kisii MPs have been meeting their people too,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t know where they have done their public hearing to know that their people don’t want a parliamentary system, unless some have a plot to scuttle the work of BBI,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, October 25, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “They have been politicking all through for Ruto’s 2022 bid. Now when it comes to a referendum, they are becoming hypocritical that it will deter development. This is a confirmation that they do not value unity in the country,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We were in a meeting with Former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga and former Senator the late Otieno Kajwang’ when we agreed to support Awiti for governor,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “It is upon us to ensure that we get the numbers to overturn his reservations,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, October 18, 2019 3:49:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told : “I don’t agree with the reasons the President has advanced in his rejection of the bill. It is upon us to ensure that we get the numbers to overturn his reservations,” External link

nation-ke Friday, October 18, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This is the first time a Bill has been lost at Second Reading in the current term of Parliament,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “We started when we (opposition MPs) did not recognize that Parliament was properly constituted. At the moment, a lot of discussions happen between us. The leader of majority calls me and I call him and we compare notes. There are cases where we have quietly disagreed, but we have found a way to work it out. Our relationship is very friendly in terms of work,” “The voice of minority is being heard. We can make recommendations that can be taken into consideration. In the past, only executive views were discussed,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “There were consultations within the party and we felt that there was no problem raising the debt ceiling,” External link

nation-ke Monday, October 14, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi says : “The move by the Catholic Church is confirmation that noble courses like contributions for church projects are prone to abuse. And this is not about Dr Ruto but most of us in the political arena, who are keen at corrupting church leadership,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:27:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The Executive can organize itself as the money is within the programme. Unless the Sankok case is a different matter, some of the concerns he is raising is not clear,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The concern now is about our debt sustainability,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The stakes are high, and you have heard some people say they will do whatever it takes to capture the seat. We are also getting a lot of information about plans to manipulate the outcome. This has not been the case in other by-elections,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Some of us have been uncomfortable with the percentage to the GDP as the determinant. We moved to a system where we set the upper limit to 50 per cent. The law has been violated as we speak. We did pass the budget for 2019/20, of which we told the Executive that we could allow them to borrow Sh635 billion for the year. But without amending this law, it is not possible to borrow even a shilling today,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With three weeks left to the by-election and there being no commitment by the commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “With three weeks left to the by-election and there being no commitment by the commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The IEBC has refused to learn from its past mistakes, including 2017. We demand transparency from them. Let them share with us details of their voters’ register in Kibra,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Commission ) : "With three weeks to the by-election, and there being no commitment by the Commission to provide the updated voter register requested by the party, we are left with no option but to question the motive behind the hide and seek game that we are being subjected to," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema ( about Raila Odinga ) : "Wanaolalamika waende waangalie yale Raila na Uhuru walikubaliana kwenye handisheki. Uhuru amekuwa akisema anafanya kazi na Raila na wanashauriana," External link

tuko Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:35:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This bill is in light of the fact that despite serving the nation, some former MPs are languishing in poverty and there is need to take care of their welfare,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "This matter is precedence setting. The idea of approving appointments subject to, is it really constitutional? This House was given powers to vet but it appears we have surrendered our authority elsewhere," External link

allafrica Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue,” External link

angop Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue," External link

wsau Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "The main reason for this amendment is to bring clarity and is actually a technical issue," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This matter is precedence setting. The idea of approving appointments subject to, is it really constitutional? This House was given powers to vet but it appears we have surrendered our authority elsewhere,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “People have often associated our party with all manner of bad things, among them chaotic elections. The fact that the Kibra exercise was conducted in a peaceful manner is positive enough in terms of credibility,” “He (Imran) is the choice of the people of Kibra. Social media had been awash with claims that the party had already settled on an individual but this has been proven wrong, the turnout notwithstanding,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 9, 2019 11:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila is here for a period but the country will still have the positions and systems of government even when he is out of politics,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “We cannot afford to let our party go down the drain as we watch. Things must change and do so for the better of the party, its members, supporters and the country,” “We are the only party with clear structures and policies. And as always, we are ready for restructuring for any competition. The most visible party in terms of structures in Kenya is ODM,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This Bill is very unpopular with MPs of both Houses. We may decide not to make any decision on it and delay it as much as we can,” “They have been going round saying we are ceremonial in the process, not knowing that there is a loophole in the law. The only referendum that will take place is that of the BBI,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 30, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi declared : “Maybe they think they have chances but as ODM, we are prepared for the contest. ODM is the most popular party. So it will be easy for us,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Maybe they think they have chances but as ODM we are prepared for the contest. ODM is the most popular party. So it will be easy for us,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “The question the Senate should be asking is why the counties failed to absorb what was allocated to them,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a party we will most likely meet on Friday as Central management Committee to agree on how to pick our candidate but I want to assure the people of Kibra the process will be democratic and voice of the people will carry the day,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together," he said . "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:51:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi added ( about John Mbadi ) : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this per se, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together and working together as a country," said Mbadi. "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “Why should IEBCE give a whole two months for campaigns and give very strict timelines to the parties to conduct the primaries? ODM Central Management Committee we will meet soon to agree on how to pick our candidate,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “We have not met over the Kibra issue. The major agenda will be the by-election. Whether we are doing nominations, direct ticket or consensus,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 19, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “I don’t support the idea of asking people to move to their rural homes, but there should be a provision in the questionnaire for people to state where their numbers should be reflected. For instance, when found in Nairobi on that day people should be allowed to state where their numbers should be reflected,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 19, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “There is always a reason why people need opposition in a country; you need opposition to check the government. If you can talk to that government and the government listens it is even a better opposition in my view,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 16, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : “This matter must be investigated. The government cannot force the people of Kenya to sanitise a project so that it can break even. It is a weighty matter,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Yale yaliofanyika sasa yamepita. Familia sasa iko tayari kusonga mbele,," External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “The family members have also agreed to bury the hatchet following differences that occurred after Okoth’s death,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “We have held an indoor meeting with Angelina and her family members and agreed that nothing will be buried in this home to represent Okoth’s body,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Whatever happened is now water under the bridge. The family is now focused on the way forward," External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said ( about Ken Okoth ) : “We’ve held a meeting with Angelina and her family members and agreed that nothing will be buried in this home instead of Okoth’s body,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “As a community, we must not discard all our cultural practices but at the same time we should accept transformation especially the decision of a family,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "You can contribute Sh1 million or even more so long as you tell the EACC the source of your money. Public officers are paid using taxes so they owe us accountability on the amount they contribute that is above Sh100,000," External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi noted : “Even if she reached out to us, there was little we could do because that was a family decision. They just needed to talk as a family,” External link

kenya-today Monday, August 5, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi said : "You think that the Minister for Finance job is an easy one”. “It's a good job and that's why I wanted that position”. “(Mnafikiri Cabinet minister for finance ni kazi rahisi. Ni kazi mzuri that's why I wanted that position. Na hata bado ninasalivate, nataka hio kiti)," External link

kenyan-post Monday, July 29, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He served his party and the Kibra people with humility and dedication. He was averse to drama and was always in the chamber to push a selfless agenda,” External link

theCitizen Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:12:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : “He served his party and the Kibra people with humility and dedication. He was averse to drama and was always in the chamber to push a selfless agenda,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi alisema : "Bajeti ya Bunge ni KSh 39.8 bilioni kila mwaka. Kupunguza idadi ya wabunge hakutapunguza gharama yoyote. Pesa nyingi za serikali zinatumiwa na baraza la mawairi. Bila ya kupunguza pesa za mawaziri asi hamna kitakachokuwa kimepunguzwa," External link

tuko Wednesday, July 24, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi said : "Parliament's budget is just KSh 39.8 billion in a year. Reducing the size of Parliament is not going to reduce the wage bill significantly. The wage bill in Kenya is contributed most by the executive. For as long as the executive remains intact, you won't have done much," External link

tuko Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi aliongeza : "Tunamshukuru Omondi kwa kutupa juma hilo kwa kipindi kirefu. Tunaendelea kukarabati ofisi mpya tulizopata mtaani Lavington, hivyo tunamwomba kutupa muda zaidi kujipanga," External link

tuko Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi told ( about Building Bridges ) : “We have not taken a position as a party. As at now I would just tell our MCAs not to give it much thought. Let them wait for Building Bridges Initiative outcome,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 22, 2019 2:07:00 AM EAT

John Mbadi told : “You are leaving this heckler to heckle me all through. He is the one who heckles me all the time, that is why he annoys me,” External link

kenya-today Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp20.86%EN12/10/201710/12/2017
leader1.01%EN12/05/201705/12/2017
chairman72.52%EN11/24/201724/11/2017
président0.29%FR11/02/201702/11/2017
chairperson0.43%EN09/06/201706/09/2017
senator0.14%EN07/31/201731/07/2017
orange democratic movement chairman0.29%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
democratic movement chairman0.29%EN05/19/201719/05/2017
odm party chairman0.29%EN05/14/201714/05/2017
director0.86%EN04/23/201723/04/2017
treasurer0.29%EN03/23/201723/03/2017
democratic movement chairperson0.29%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
orange democratic movement chairperson0.29%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
accused0.14%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
member0.29%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
secretary general0.14%EN10/03/201603/10/2016
jubilee party chairman0.14%EN10/01/201601/10/2016
national treasurer0.14%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
deputy0.43%EN09/29/201629/09/2016
legislator0.14%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
député0.43%FR11/21/201321/11/2013
diputado0.29%ES08/07/201207/08/2012
Names Lang Count
John MbadiEN93.57%
John MbadiFR3.28%
John MbadiES2.87%
John MbadiSA0.14%
John MbadiSW0.14%


<<10<12345678910>>>10
<<10<12345678910>>>10

Tools

Load latest edition

Saturday, June 12, 2021

11:47:00 PM EAT


Quotes... Explore Relations


EMM Visual Explorer


Quotes... Extracted quotes about

Otiende Amollo said ( about John Mbadi ) : “John Mbadi you have not stepped in law school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:27:00 PM EAT

Otiende Amollo said ( about John Mbadi ) : “John Mbadi you have not stepped in law school,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Junet Mohamed said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi is trying to push the boundary inside every day. On behalf of Migori County, our land has been grabbed by Homa Bay County and we want GSU deployed there to help recover it," External link

tuko Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Okoth Obado said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi told MCAs that the decision to impeach me was directed by government and that police will be availed in large numbers at the assembly, which I see as intimidation and dictatorship to subvert the will of Migori residents," External link

tuko Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Okoth Obado said ( about John Mbadi ) : "Mbadi told MCAs that the decision to impeach me was directed by government and that police will be availed in large numbers at the assembly, which I see as intimidation and dictatorship to subvert the will of Migori residents," External link

tuko Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Junet Mohammed said ( about John Mbadi ) : “I have informed him (Mbadi) about the decision and the party leader will also call him shortly about it,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

John Mbadi added ( about John Mbadi ) : “Though they have visited some areas together, not necessarily to talk about this per se, certain functions have given them a platform to address issues of their coming together and working together as a country," said Mbadi. "But I think now once the BBI report is out then they will have a reason to move around and bring the country together,” External link

tuko Friday, August 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT