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  • Churches want return of Prime Minister post

    October 31, 2017 2:56 PM 29

    The National Council of Churches of Kenya wants the creation of positions of Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. The move, the council says, will unite the country and end the current political impasse. Speaking during a press conference, NCCK Secretary General, Reverend Canon Peter Karanja called on Parliament to amend the constitution to create

  • Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

    October 31, 2017 2:49 PM 6

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections

  • Segutiet Village mourns Bishop Korir

    October 31, 2017 2:18 PM 9

    Segutiet Village in Bomet Central Constituency in Bomet County has been engulfed in grief darkness following the death of the Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Kipng’eno Korir on Monday this week. Villagers and relatives of the late Bishop Korir are in mourning since news of his death reached them. Villagers have been flocking the bishop’s native

  • Post-vote Kenya braces as opposition leader set to speak

    October 31, 2017 2:04 PM 11

    Nairobi - Kenyans braced on Tuesday as opposition leader Raila Odinga was making his first public statement since President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of last week's repeat election. Odinga and many supporters boycotted the election that Kenyatta won with an overwhelming 98% of the vote. Protests have killed at least nine people since the election

  • Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

    October 31, 2017 1:42 PM 14

    By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates

  • Lucky punters strike millions from Sh1

    October 31, 2017 1:15 PM 8

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31- A male nurse and Uber driver became the latest millionaires in town after striking windfalls from mobile betting firm betPawa. Paul Karanja and Abdi Ahmed staked Sh1m each, combining 26 teams in bet accumulators that yielded the windfall. Karanja, a government nurse placed 10 different one-shilling multi-bets, and only realized

  • Journalists attacked during NASA's meeting

    October 31, 2017 1:00 PM 11

    The National Super Alliance on Tuesday condemned the assault on two local journalists at their Wiper Headquarters in Lavington, Nairobi. Citizen TV’s Francis Gachuri and NTV’s Jane Gatwiri were roughed up by goons during a meeting called by the coalition. In a statement signed by Denis Onyango, he said the coalition was disturbed by the incident in which

  • NASA supporters beat up journalists at Wiper offices [VIDEO]

    October 31, 2017 1:00 PM 35

    National Super Alliance supporters have on Tuesday, October 31, roughed Citizen TV journalist Francis Gachuri and threatened him with a beating while an NTV videographer was slapped. The two were rescued by journalists leading to a walk-out from a meeting at the offices of Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party in a show of solidarity support. Zipo.co.ke has learnt

  • Assault on journalists covering Raila’s ‘big announcement’ at Wiper HQ

    October 31, 2017 1:00 PM 8

    By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Journalists covering a National Super Alliance Parliamentary Group meeting staged a walkout after three of their colleagues were attacked and assaulted by goons at the function. The assailants attacked and roughed up Citizen Senior Political Reporter Francis Gachuri and also punched NTV camera lady Jane Gatwiri

  • Hold dialogue after Uhuru is sworn in, lobby says

    October 31, 2017 12:46 PM 11

    The Ameru Professionals lobby says a national dialogue to help the country heal from political divisions can only happen after President Uhuru Kenyatta is sworn in. Land Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi, who is the chairman of the forum, said such a discussion should also involve all critical players in the political, business and religious circles