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  • Mombasa Council of Elders oppose calls for civil disobedience

    November 1, 2017 5:50 AM 40

    The planned public disobedience by the Opposition will derail development in counties under governors allied to the Opposition, the Mombasa County Council of Elders has warned. The council, which is allied to the Jubilee Party regime, also claimed that the Opposition’s agitation for fresh elections would antagonise the 17 counties controlled by the National

  • Search mission at Lake Nakuru remains a mystery

    November 1, 2017 5:44 AM 35

    A mission to recover bodies and debris of the helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru is yet to yield any fruit despite the involvement of experts. Sonar machines from the Kenya Navy and a magnetometer from the Ministry of Mining have not been able to locate the wreckage. Six geologists from the ministry, working closely with divers, have not been able to recover

  • Why Raila decision to stay in politics worries allies

    November 1, 2017 5:22 AM 41

    A revelation by Raila Odinga that he will only quit politics once Jubilee is sent packing, has sent shock-waves among some opposition leaders. On Monday night, a day after the opposition Chief made the declaration in Kawangware, some NASA MPS from Western Kenya were heard deliberating at a city hotel what the announcement meant for their region

  • Why Chebukati should for once be honest to himself and his country

    November 1, 2017 4:54 AM 37

    From the statement made by electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on October 18, there was an acknowledgement of Raila Odinga's withdrawal from the October 26 repeat presidential race. The chairman suggested that we must go beyond thinking of Raila as a person and consider the more than six million Kenyans who felt disenfranchised by his withdrawal

  • Kajiado county government repossesses land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority

    October 31, 2017 9:14 PM 36

    The county government has repossessed land from Tana and Athi River Development Authority (Tarda) following expiry of its lease. At least 100 county askaris led by Lands executive Hamilton Parseina and his Agriculture counterpart Moses ole Narok, moved to the farm in Emali, along the Kajiado Makueni border, and secured it in an operation that took two hours

  • Results for this year’s KCPE could be announced this month

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 41

    The results for this year’ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination could be announced this month, the Kenya National Examinations Council has said. George Magoha, the chairman of the council, said Knec had procured 20 machines at a cost of Sh100 million to enhance marking of scripts. According to Prof Magoha, acquisition of the automated Optical

  • IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 40

    The electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect after polling 7,483,895 votes

  • Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

    October 31, 2017 9:05 PM 41

    History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent

  • Bishop Korir was our pillar, says kin

    October 31, 2017 9:04 PM 35

    Many described him as a consummate peace crusader who went out of his way to ensure cohesion and unity among different communities across the country. The prelate’s family members, who travelled from their ancestral home in Bomet to Eldoret after his sudden death on Monday morning, said they lack words to describe the loss of a man who had dedicated

  • Jubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demos

    October 31, 2017 9:04 PM 44

    Jubilee Party leaders have criticised Opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for street protests by National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters, saying actions that could trigger violence should be avoided. Raila, who spoke on Tuesday for the first time since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president-elect after last Thursday's repeat election, said his supporters