Midika, who worked under Moi as the Minister for Regional Development said he (Moi) was nicknamed ‘Wuod Odongo' by the late foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko.
Moi was a great leader. His good deeds outweighed his bad deeds. He ruled for 24 straight years because he took refuge in God. He was also very generous
A mention of the word sonko will most probably conjure pictures of the restless Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi. But not so in Uasin Gishu County.
This agriculturally rich region known for its international athletes has its own Sonko- the Kapseret MP Oscar Kipchumba Sudi.
Mr Sudi, one of the emerging youthful power brokers in the North Rift was nick named Sonko - a sheng version for a rich man, during the March 4 election campaigns.
Minji is a Kikuyu word which means peas and in Kirinyaga politics it is a moniker for Jubilee governorship candidate Anne Waiguru.
Without sounding prejudicial, Waiguru’s light complexion, good looks, newness in the political scene and fresh ideas are the core basis for the byname;
Millicent Omanga using the nickname Msupa na Works and Msupa na Kazi (loosely translates to a beautiful lady who is good at her work)
Omanga was a small time businesswoman before appointment as a director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, 36, revealed that she owes her success in life to Deputy President William Ruto, who lifted her from ‘hawking’ and made her a public figure.