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'Uncle Ken' Matiba burnt his voter's card in fight for democracy - 9 months ago, 16 Apr 07:07

By: Oliver Mathenge @ ...

Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba is famous for having burnt his voter's card ahead of the 1997 election to protest the "lack of democracy" in the country. It was not until 2006 that Matiba, also popularly known as Uncle Ken, announced that he had registered as a voter again fueling speculation that he would actively be involved in the 2007 elections. Matiba, a crusader of multi-party democracy in Kenya died in a Nairobi hospital on Sunday. He was on the ballot but his prowess had faded away only garnering some 8,000 votes in the disputed December 2007 elections. The late Matiba is among politicians who fought the Kanu regime after resigning from the government in 1988 agitating for multi-party democracy. Matiba also served as Minister of Transport and Communications under President Daniel arap Moi before resigning in December 1988. At the time, Matiba joined other politicians to fight against the single-party state led by Moi ...
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