Nicholas Gumbo

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Nicholas Gumbo said : “I’ve heard several people taking credit for some of the projects that were initiated during my term. 2022 will differentiate between talkers and implementers,” External link

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

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is the prerogative of the President to hire and fire and I cannot speculate on the move,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “As KNH we are the Apex institution and we are attending to all other clinical problems not Covid-19 alone. No one should be told otherwise,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, April 20, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We are determined to do all we can to fight and conquer the Covid 19 monster, and the adoption of the technology that also incorporates the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, clearly underscores that commitment,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 23, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This constitutes less than 20 per cent of the requirement for normal operations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This constitutes less than 20 per cent of the requirement for normal operations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This (PPP) project will free KNH from taking debt to undertake projects and expand bed capacity that Kenyans are in dire need of,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Kenya does not have adequate medical facilities due to financial constraints and diseases continue to be a major burden for the country. Lack of access to basic and specialised healthcare services has been a recurring issue in Kenya and current medical facilities do not match the demand,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about James Orengo ) : “We pleaded with Orengo in 2013 to go for Siaya governor, but he declined, saying he was not ready to operate from the village. What has changed, other than the year?” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Edward Ouko ) : “The pressur being exerted by a certain group of individuals is aimed at pushing Ouko to resign, I want to discourage him from taking such actions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 6, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Credible nominations are important for our presidency ambition to succeed,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We can only have one president at a time,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I cannot say our work is in vain. Committees do their work, but the problem is the executive does not sit in the House. We also have some Jubilee MPs who want to see themselves as appendages of the executive. However, I wouldn’t say all recommendations have not been implemented,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “You must understand this scandal touches a lot of people, some of whom hold positions of influence. There’s nothing they would love more than to make the committee look bad. I am sure if you challenge those fraudsters to give you evidence, they will simply duck” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 17, 2016 4:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "Let Senator Murkomen stop sending messages to committee members. I have received insulting messages. Privilege must be exercised with decorum," External link

standardmedia Friday, December 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo stated : “I know Senator Murkomen understands the privileges he has in this House. In fact, nothing stops him from coming here in this committee. Let him stop sending people abusive messages… there has to be decorum. Not everyone is privileged to be a Senator; privileges must be exercised with decorum and I said it on the Floor of the House, what we are interested in is the truth,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The person politicising proceedings of this committee is none other than Murkomen, he is busy sending me texts here. He has also tried to fight the vice chair of this committee in public because he claims the vice chair is not defending him,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We will not allow such debate to sway the decision of the committee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I wonder why a member of the committee with unfettered access to the committee wrote to me insinuating reluctance of the chairman to invite the pair to appear before the committee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Commission ) : “Evidence before the committee clearly shows most if not all of the payments originated from accounts held by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning at the Central Bank of Kenya. In this regard we will be seeking this information from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); we would like to know whether any investigations have been or are being undertaken with a view of establishing culpability or complicity on the part of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) or any of its officers in aiding and abetting the scandal,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “There is a lot of mischief in supplementary budgeting. It is beyond outright deviousness,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We have asked him to submit a report. After looking at the report we'll decide whether to invite him," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We received this information yesterday (Monday) and we are still collating it. All we can say for sure is that it is running into several billions and off our fingertips, it is definitely more than the figures that you’ve heard in this room,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:03:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We will seek to find out if the investigative agencies have undertaken investigations into the roles played by the banks, and to give us the result of such investigations. We would also like to know if any investigations are being undertaken with a view of establishing culpability of CBK or any of its officials in aiding in the scandal," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “People who bring down institutions have been getting into leadership through party endorsements and that has left many Kenyans facing poverty, even in the era of devolution. Corrupt leaders live like Kings,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Every contestant must be given a chance to compete and the electorate should have the opportunity to vet candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “My development track record speaks for itself and I am ready for any challenge in 2017,” “I will replicate my good performance in Rarieda constituency in the entire county. My bid for Siaya governor is unstoppable. The noise from my critics won’t scare me,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "It is high time the electorate is left to choose leaders for themselves. Parties should not endorse people who brought down institutions. They should be left out because they will only live as kings and serve the party while the electorate is left in poverty," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "Each and every contestant seeking a certificate in whichever post must be given a fair chance to compete and electorate given the opportunity to vet and elect candidates of their choice without being coerced," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is high time the electorate is left to choose leaders for themselves. Parties should not endorse people who brought down institutions. They should be left out because they will only live as kings and serve the party while the electorate is left in poverty,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Each and every contestant seeking a certificate in whichever post must be given a fair chance to compete and electorate given the opportunity to vet and elect candidates of their choice without being coerced,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “From the observation of the committee, this thing is very big and we may have to invite more witnesses,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Mohammed Kuti ) : "From what the committee knows, The Consulting House plagiarised a plan done under (former Cabinet minister Mohammed) Kuti," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Adan Harakhe ) : “Your appraisal of Mr Harakhe in the appointing letter sounds musical,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “If he does that, he will have a lot of explanations to make to the PAC with a guaranteed risk that he will be personally surcharged,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We gave you a chance to redeem yourself. You swindled the people of Kenya and those who benefited from it you have chosen to protect. It is very unfortunate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Are you a driver or a decoy? You own property worth millions of shillings including high-end vehicles that some of the privileged Kenyans like me don’t drive. It negates why people work,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “When the president hints that Jubilee is eating and other Kenyans should salivate, it means that he is out of touch with citizens,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "When the President hints that as Jubilee they are eating and other Kenyans should continue to salivate, it is a demonstration that they are out of touch with citizens" External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 26, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "I have personally called the governor on several occasion to seek his opinion on how we can work together to develop the county together as leaders but he has never picked my phone even after helping him to ascend to power during campaigns," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The complaints are that the two vendors developed the ICT specifications for the centres and the tendering was merely a cleansing process because they had already been identified,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Complaints we are receiving from the public are that the two vendors built the specifications and that the tendering was merely a cleansing process,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:25:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “If the money was invested in the stock exchange or real estate market, then Ngunyi has made millions in interest out of public funds. A framework must be established on what would be the actual interest he owes Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 16, 2016 6:37:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "It is not that simple. You cannot keep someone's money, in this case public money for over a year and repay without interest. Even a bank loan accrues interest," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter, saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of the offices where his offices are based,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “There was a communication breakdown. I have just spoken to him and he confessed the email on his letterhead that we used to invite him is no longer in use. He even did not receive the letter we sent to his office,” “We will have to reschedule the meeting until some times next week” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of where his offices are based,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We will be interested in knowing how the Sh90 million was arrived at, and if Kenyans got value for their money. We would like to understand the whole process from the tender notice, the tender adjudication and the tender award, with all the minutes from the Ministerial Tender Committee,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Consultancy contracts are based on costs drawn by a recognised body, if one is a member. If you are not, cost of service is based on quality, time and cost. We will want to know how this figure was arrived at,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter, saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of the offices where his offices are based,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Claims that we are siding with any party are far from the point. It is not about which party, it is about the people of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We pray to God that he may grant you the desires of your heart next year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "At 76, Mr Keino must accept that he must hand over the management of athletics to younger Kenyans. If what we saw in Rio is what is happening at the Kenya National Olympics Committee (Nock), then it is unfortunate. He has had his career, but it is time to accept that it is time to hand over," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “The commission has a dedicated secretariat that is able to deliver a credible election,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We have the Crimes and Anti-Money Laundering Law that should monitor the activities of the financial institutions to detect instances of shady dealings. He (governor) should have asked what people are being paid for,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 8, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “The job of the governor, other than regulatory framework, is to monitor irregular transfers. The accounts were held at CBK,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 8, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I believe an election candidate who is popular should not ask for a free ticket in a race he is sure of winning. Those are people who have sensed defeat,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 8, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We believe this is an attempt to marginalise certain parts and communities living along these massive water bodies by denying them opportunities,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “What they are uncomfortable with most is the lifestyle audit. But as a committee, we spoke to many sources which we are under obligation to protect. The sources confirmed to us that some of the commissioners had grown rich within a very short time. If there is any indication that public money has been used to enrich some people, then we cannot ignore it. It is not a witch hunt, it is based on evidence,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The fact that some people in IEBC are unhappy with the report does not change anything. The Constitution is clear that public officers must be accountable,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “What they are uncomfortable with most is the lifestyle audit. But as a committee, we spoke to many sources which we are under obligation to protect. The sources confirmed to us that some of the commissioners had grown rich within a very short time. If there is any indication that public money has been used to enrich some people, then we cannot ignore it. It is not a witch hunt, it is based on evidence,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The fact that some people in IEBC are unhappy with the report does not change anything. The Constitution is clear that public officers must be accountable,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “A budget anywhere in the world is just a wish-list. It is very colourful and ambitious. Its implementation is a problem. Future generations will bear the debt,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “They (CA) have been misusing their powers, their behaviour is partisan. They should put the interest of the public first. To that extent, there is a need to tame the authority. The Act gives them independence, but the independence has to be in tandem with public opinion. If it doesn’t serve the public interest, what purpose does the independence serve? It has to be applied in a tempered manner. I think they were bullish and unnecessarily aggressive,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, March 9, 2015 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We have seen the Judiciary place a full-page advert to establish a building department. If we were observing the doctrine of separation of powers, why can’t those buildings be done by the Ministry of Works within the Executive? It is not right that this only applies to Parliament when people talk about separation of powers,” External link

in2eastafrica Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Nicholas Gumbo ) : “We are going for the Bull Moose lawyers. CDF is like an octopus whose tentacles are all over. That is why we are together in this fight; it is not a Gumbo affair. We are going to explore all the necessary amendments to ensure it is well anchored in the constitution,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:31:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We are going for the most experienced lawyers. CDF is like an octopus whose tentacles are all over. That is why we are together in this fight. We are going to explore all the necessary amendments to ensure it is well-anchored in the Constitution,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo says : “Underlying all this is that there are very deep vested business interests,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “CDF is not something you throw away on account of judicial activism. Why would you want to kill CDF, something that has worked so well, and has earned admiration from the rest of the world, because you reason that it is illegal? That judgment is erroneous. I wish the judges had read the ruling,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “If Governors are having a problem spending Sh210 billion, where is the guarantee that they will be masters of prudence if given another Sh30 billion of CDF? It is unfortunate!” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo asked : "Your attitude appears laden with flippancy and bullishness... Why are you so angry? This is a public duty you are discharging. Why are you not dispassionate?" External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "You look angry as if you are going to war," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:12:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo asked : “Your attitude appears laden with flippancy and bullishness… Why are you so angry? This is a public duty you are discharging. Why are you not dispassionate?” External link

DailyNation Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “They have been pressurising him to testify on behalf of Ruto and so Raila had to say what he said. His position still stands that the violence was not planned, it was spontaneous,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:36:00 AM EAT



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Nicholas Gumbo

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Nicholas Gumbo said : “I’ve heard several people taking credit for some of the projects that were initiated during my term. 2022 will differentiate between talkers and implementers,” External link

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

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is the prerogative of the President to hire and fire and I cannot speculate on the move,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “As KNH we are the Apex institution and we are attending to all other clinical problems not Covid-19 alone. No one should be told otherwise,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, April 20, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We are determined to do all we can to fight and conquer the Covid 19 monster, and the adoption of the technology that also incorporates the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, clearly underscores that commitment,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 23, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This constitutes less than 20 per cent of the requirement for normal operations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This constitutes less than 20 per cent of the requirement for normal operations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, March 13, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “This (PPP) project will free KNH from taking debt to undertake projects and expand bed capacity that Kenyans are in dire need of,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Kenya does not have adequate medical facilities due to financial constraints and diseases continue to be a major burden for the country. Lack of access to basic and specialised healthcare services has been a recurring issue in Kenya and current medical facilities do not match the demand,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

standardmedia Friday, February 1, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

kenya-today Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is unfortunate that many Nyanza residents are languishing in abject poverty yet pioneer champions of devolution hail from the region. This has resulted from misappropriation of funds,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “County bosses should be people motivated by desire to serve the people but not to look for wealth. Those who look for wealth end up stealing public funds, perpetuating poverty in the society,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo added : “MCAs can easily be compromised because they receive funds from the executive to discharge their duties,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about James Orengo ) : “We pleaded with Orengo in 2013 to go for Siaya governor, but he declined, saying he was not ready to operate from the village. What has changed, other than the year?” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Edward Ouko ) : “The pressur being exerted by a certain group of individuals is aimed at pushing Ouko to resign, I want to discourage him from taking such actions,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 6, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Credible nominations are important for our presidency ambition to succeed,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:09:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We can only have one president at a time,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I cannot say our work is in vain. Committees do their work, but the problem is the executive does not sit in the House. We also have some Jubilee MPs who want to see themselves as appendages of the executive. However, I wouldn’t say all recommendations have not been implemented,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:53:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “You must understand this scandal touches a lot of people, some of whom hold positions of influence. There’s nothing they would love more than to make the committee look bad. I am sure if you challenge those fraudsters to give you evidence, they will simply duck” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 17, 2016 4:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "Let Senator Murkomen stop sending messages to committee members. I have received insulting messages. Privilege must be exercised with decorum," External link

standardmedia Friday, December 16, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo stated : “I know Senator Murkomen understands the privileges he has in this House. In fact, nothing stops him from coming here in this committee. Let him stop sending people abusive messages… there has to be decorum. Not everyone is privileged to be a Senator; privileges must be exercised with decorum and I said it on the Floor of the House, what we are interested in is the truth,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:32:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The person politicising proceedings of this committee is none other than Murkomen, he is busy sending me texts here. He has also tried to fight the vice chair of this committee in public because he claims the vice chair is not defending him,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We will not allow such debate to sway the decision of the committee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I wonder why a member of the committee with unfettered access to the committee wrote to me insinuating reluctance of the chairman to invite the pair to appear before the committee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Commission ) : “Evidence before the committee clearly shows most if not all of the payments originated from accounts held by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning at the Central Bank of Kenya. In this regard we will be seeking this information from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); we would like to know whether any investigations have been or are being undertaken with a view of establishing culpability or complicity on the part of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) or any of its officers in aiding and abetting the scandal,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “There is a lot of mischief in supplementary budgeting. It is beyond outright deviousness,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:10:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We have asked him to submit a report. After looking at the report we'll decide whether to invite him," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We received this information yesterday (Monday) and we are still collating it. All we can say for sure is that it is running into several billions and off our fingertips, it is definitely more than the figures that you’ve heard in this room,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:03:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We will seek to find out if the investigative agencies have undertaken investigations into the roles played by the banks, and to give us the result of such investigations. We would also like to know if any investigations are being undertaken with a view of establishing culpability of CBK or any of its officials in aiding in the scandal," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:48:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “People who bring down institutions have been getting into leadership through party endorsements and that has left many Kenyans facing poverty, even in the era of devolution. Corrupt leaders live like Kings,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Every contestant must be given a chance to compete and the electorate should have the opportunity to vet candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “My development track record speaks for itself and I am ready for any challenge in 2017,” “I will replicate my good performance in Rarieda constituency in the entire county. My bid for Siaya governor is unstoppable. The noise from my critics won’t scare me,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, November 14, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "It is high time the electorate is left to choose leaders for themselves. Parties should not endorse people who brought down institutions. They should be left out because they will only live as kings and serve the party while the electorate is left in poverty," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "Each and every contestant seeking a certificate in whichever post must be given a fair chance to compete and electorate given the opportunity to vet and elect candidates of their choice without being coerced," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “It is high time the electorate is left to choose leaders for themselves. Parties should not endorse people who brought down institutions. They should be left out because they will only live as kings and serve the party while the electorate is left in poverty,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Each and every contestant seeking a certificate in whichever post must be given a fair chance to compete and electorate given the opportunity to vet and elect candidates of their choice without being coerced,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:57:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “From the observation of the committee, this thing is very big and we may have to invite more witnesses,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 12:56:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Mohammed Kuti ) : "From what the committee knows, The Consulting House plagiarised a plan done under (former Cabinet minister Mohammed) Kuti," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Adan Harakhe ) : “Your appraisal of Mr Harakhe in the appointing letter sounds musical,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “If he does that, he will have a lot of explanations to make to the PAC with a guaranteed risk that he will be personally surcharged,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "We gave you a chance to redeem yourself. You swindled the people of Kenya and those who benefited from it you have chosen to protect. It is very unfortunate," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:23:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Are you a driver or a decoy? You own property worth millions of shillings including high-end vehicles that some of the privileged Kenyans like me don’t drive. It negates why people work,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “When the president hints that Jubilee is eating and other Kenyans should salivate, it means that he is out of touch with citizens,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "When the President hints that as Jubilee they are eating and other Kenyans should continue to salivate, it is a demonstration that they are out of touch with citizens" External link

thestarkenya Monday, September 26, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "I have personally called the governor on several occasion to seek his opinion on how we can work together to develop the county together as leaders but he has never picked my phone even after helping him to ascend to power during campaigns," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The complaints are that the two vendors developed the ICT specifications for the centres and the tendering was merely a cleansing process because they had already been identified,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:22:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Complaints we are receiving from the public are that the two vendors built the specifications and that the tendering was merely a cleansing process,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:25:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “If the money was invested in the stock exchange or real estate market, then Ngunyi has made millions in interest out of public funds. A framework must be established on what would be the actual interest he owes Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, September 16, 2016 6:37:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "It is not that simple. You cannot keep someone's money, in this case public money for over a year and repay without interest. Even a bank loan accrues interest," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter, saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of the offices where his offices are based,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “There was a communication breakdown. I have just spoken to him and he confessed the email on his letterhead that we used to invite him is no longer in use. He even did not receive the letter we sent to his office,” “We will have to reschedule the meeting until some times next week” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:42:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of where his offices are based,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We will be interested in knowing how the Sh90 million was arrived at, and if Kenyans got value for their money. We would like to understand the whole process from the tender notice, the tender adjudication and the tender award, with all the minutes from the Ministerial Tender Committee,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Consultancy contracts are based on costs drawn by a recognised body, if one is a member. If you are not, cost of service is based on quality, time and cost. We will want to know how this figure was arrived at,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told ( about Mutahi Ngunyi ) : “Mr Ngunyi had written a letter, saying he did not understand how he was paid Sh12.5 million. We used all the details in the letter we received and we even have a signed delivery of the offices where his offices are based,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “Claims that we are siding with any party are far from the point. It is not about which party, it is about the people of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We pray to God that he may grant you the desires of your heart next year,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "At 76, Mr Keino must accept that he must hand over the management of athletics to younger Kenyans. If what we saw in Rio is what is happening at the Kenya National Olympics Committee (Nock), then it is unfortunate. He has had his career, but it is time to accept that it is time to hand over," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:46:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “The commission has a dedicated secretariat that is able to deliver a credible election,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:44:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We have the Crimes and Anti-Money Laundering Law that should monitor the activities of the financial institutions to detect instances of shady dealings. He (governor) should have asked what people are being paid for,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 8, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo told : “The job of the governor, other than regulatory framework, is to monitor irregular transfers. The accounts were held at CBK,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 8, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “I believe an election candidate who is popular should not ask for a free ticket in a race he is sure of winning. Those are people who have sensed defeat,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 8, 2016 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We believe this is an attempt to marginalise certain parts and communities living along these massive water bodies by denying them opportunities,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:35:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “What they are uncomfortable with most is the lifestyle audit. But as a committee, we spoke to many sources which we are under obligation to protect. The sources confirmed to us that some of the commissioners had grown rich within a very short time. If there is any indication that public money has been used to enrich some people, then we cannot ignore it. It is not a witch hunt, it is based on evidence,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The fact that some people in IEBC are unhappy with the report does not change anything. The Constitution is clear that public officers must be accountable,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:01:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “What they are uncomfortable with most is the lifestyle audit. But as a committee, we spoke to many sources which we are under obligation to protect. The sources confirmed to us that some of the commissioners had grown rich within a very short time. If there is any indication that public money has been used to enrich some people, then we cannot ignore it. It is not a witch hunt, it is based on evidence,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “The fact that some people in IEBC are unhappy with the report does not change anything. The Constitution is clear that public officers must be accountable,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:15:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “A budget anywhere in the world is just a wish-list. It is very colourful and ambitious. Its implementation is a problem. Future generations will bear the debt,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “They (CA) have been misusing their powers, their behaviour is partisan. They should put the interest of the public first. To that extent, there is a need to tame the authority. The Act gives them independence, but the independence has to be in tandem with public opinion. If it doesn’t serve the public interest, what purpose does the independence serve? It has to be applied in a tempered manner. I think they were bullish and unnecessarily aggressive,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, March 9, 2015 12:55:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We have seen the Judiciary place a full-page advert to establish a building department. If we were observing the doctrine of separation of powers, why can’t those buildings be done by the Ministry of Works within the Executive? It is not right that this only applies to Parliament when people talk about separation of powers,” External link

in2eastafrica Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:18:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said ( about Nicholas Gumbo ) : “We are going for the Bull Moose lawyers. CDF is like an octopus whose tentacles are all over. That is why we are together in this fight; it is not a Gumbo affair. We are going to explore all the necessary amendments to ensure it is well anchored in the constitution,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:31:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “We are going for the most experienced lawyers. CDF is like an octopus whose tentacles are all over. That is why we are together in this fight. We are going to explore all the necessary amendments to ensure it is well-anchored in the Constitution,” External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:34:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo says : “Underlying all this is that there are very deep vested business interests,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “CDF is not something you throw away on account of judicial activism. Why would you want to kill CDF, something that has worked so well, and has earned admiration from the rest of the world, because you reason that it is illegal? That judgment is erroneous. I wish the judges had read the ruling,” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “If Governors are having a problem spending Sh210 billion, where is the guarantee that they will be masters of prudence if given another Sh30 billion of CDF? It is unfortunate!” External link

in2eastafrica Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:21:00 AM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo asked : "Your attitude appears laden with flippancy and bullishness... Why are you so angry? This is a public duty you are discharging. Why are you not dispassionate?" External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : "You look angry as if you are going to war," External link

allafrica Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:12:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo asked : “Your attitude appears laden with flippancy and bullishness… Why are you so angry? This is a public duty you are discharging. Why are you not dispassionate?” External link

DailyNation Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:18:00 PM EAT

Nicholas Gumbo said : “They have been pressurising him to testify on behalf of Ruto and so Raila had to say what he said. His position still stands that the violence was not planned, it was spontaneous,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:36:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp54.96%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
competitor0.35%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
rival0.71%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
chairman23.05%EN05/25/201725/05/2017
accounts committee chairman6.38%EN05/15/201715/05/2017
public accounts committee chairman5.67%EN05/15/201715/05/2017
assembly public accounts committee chairman0.71%EN05/15/201715/05/2017
committee chairman4.61%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
parliamentary accounts committee chairman1.06%EN12/04/201604/12/2016
parliamentary public accounts committee chairman0.35%EN11/15/201615/11/2016
chairperson0.71%EN10/10/201610/10/2016
legislator1.42%EN03/24/201424/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Nicholas GumboEN100.00%


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