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  • Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

    October 19, 2017 10:42 AM

    By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

  • Chebukati cancels scheduled meeting with presidential candidates

    October 19, 2017 10:22 AM

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed scheduled meeting with presidential candidates which was to happen today (Thursday afternoon). The commission did not give details for cancellation, neither did it announce alternative date for the meeting. On Wednesday 18, IEBC said it would meet the candidates to iron out issues

  • IEBC puts off meeting with presidential candidates

    October 19, 2017 10:22 AM

    By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – A consultative meeting between Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and all presidential candidates and their running mates has been put off. Through its twitter handle the electoral commission said a date will be given on when the meeting will be held. “Today’s 2.30pm meeting with presidential

  • No turning back, poll must take place on Oct 26: an adamant Uhuru maintains

    October 19, 2017 10:22 AM

    By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is open to having a discussion with Opposition leader Raila Odinga on the peaceful conduct of next week’s poll but is categorical that he will not entertain the subject of their postponement. In an interview with Chamgei and Kass FM earlier on Thursday afternoon at the Nakuru

  • State loses fight to arrest Wanjigi

    October 19, 2017 9:46 AM

    The High Court has granted businessman Jimi Wanjigi further reprieve in his battle against the government. The court, which on Tuesday stopped his arrest over alleged gun find in his home, has extended its orders. Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita on Thursday also declined to set aside the Sh50, 000 anticipatory bail granted Mr Wanjigi. Director of Public Prosecutions

  • VIDEO: Inside Jimi Wanjigi’s exquisite mansion in Muthaiga

    October 19, 2017 9:45 AM

    The siege laid by police at Jimi Wanjigi’s home in Muthaiga, Nairobi, provided a rare opportunity for the public to get a glimpse into the life of the mysterious 55-year old billionaire businessman. After a 72-hour siege at his doorstep, Wanjigi on Wednesday morning finally stepped out of the shadows, giving many who had only heard of him the chance

  • Drama as blogger withdraws appeal against Aukot

    October 19, 2017 9:18 AM

    Abraham Kiplagat Mutai, a blogger who had challenged the inclusion of Ekuru Aukot in the repeat presidential poll, has withdrawn his case. But before the withdrawal on Thursday, there was controversy after two law firms fought over his representation at the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. Lawyer Nelson Havi, who filed the appeal, had told judges Alnashir

  • Akombe was going to inspect printing of ballot papers in Dubai

    October 19, 2017 8:45 AM

    The former IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe is said to have left the country on a mission to inspect the printing of ballot papers at the Dubai-based printing firm, Al Ghurair. That she was going to flee was not a surprise to many; some say it was just a matter of time. She and another commissioner, Abdi Guliye, were leading a delegation to be part of a team that is in Dubai

  • NCIC says some political analysts are biased creating tension

    October 19, 2017 8:34 AM

    NCIC chairman Francis Kaparo noted that some analysts are biased only championing their agenda without knowing the implication of their statements, especially when Kenya is at political crisis. He also expressed commission’s concern over emergence of fake news on social media platforms. “The commission is concerned with the emergence of fake news on social

  • Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

    October 19, 2017 8:30 AM

    Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme