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  • Uhuru faults Raila ‘dishonest poll boycott, voter bullying’

    October 31, 2017 11:27 AM 9

    By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted Opposition leader Raila Odinga for disregarding a Supreme Court order for a fresh election despite having successfully petitioned the court to nullify his re-election in the August presidential poll. In his address on Monday after being declared the winner of last week’s

  • Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Election Victory

    October 31, 2017 10:17 AM 10

    The declaration of President Kenyatta as the winner of the repeat presidential election boycotted by his main challenger Raila Odinga will today kick off a series of legal activities that could go up to February 2018. This morning, Mr Odinga is expected to make an announcement of what he will do next, with multiple accounts suggesting a possible petition

  • This is why recent political events should worry all of you

    October 31, 2017 10:13 AM 8

    Over the weekend a group of women came out in support of Kandara MP Alice Wahome after she was seen on tape assaulting a returning officer. The women claimed she was being unfairly targeted by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and insisted that the election official was the one who had broken the law. Led by Kigumo MP Ruth Wangari they MPs, they were strident

  • Media firm sues IEBC

    October 31, 2017 9:57 AM 6

    A media firm has sued the electoral agency for failing to clear a Sh150 million debt for advertising services during the 2013 General Election. Transcend Media wants the Independent and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba, who is currently on leave, held responsible for the failure to settle the Sh150, 367,882.40 debt. Through lawyer Neville

  • KCPE examinations begin smoothly in most parts of the country

    October 31, 2017 9:55 AM 15

    The distribution of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers in the volatile Soin ward at the border of Kericho and Kisumu went on without a hitch. Soin/ Sigowet Deputy County Commissioner Josphat Mutisia said education officials and security officers did not encounter any problem as they distributed the examination papers to the candidates

  • Calm in Nyanza ahead of NASA announcement

    October 31, 2017 9:11 AM 10

    An air of uneasy calm settled on Nyanza ahead of the much anticipated announcement by the National Super Alliance following the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’ s re-election on Monday. Traders, whose businesses have soaked blows in weeks of violent protests, were among those anxious over what the big announcement would be. Kisumu, Siaya, Migori

  • Murdered Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina's husband released in Kenya without charge

    October 31, 2017 8:10 AM 2

    The estranged husband of murdered Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina, and his cousin, have been released in Kenya without charge a week after their arrests. Ms Maina's estranged husband, Cyrus Bernard Maina Njuguna, and his cousin John Njuguna Waithira, were arrested in connection to Ms Maina's murder last Tuesday. Ms Maina, a 40-year-old school teacher

  • Security increased as KCPE exams start

    October 31, 2017 7:58 AM 7

    Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected

  • Kenya: 10 Things to Know About Bishop Cornelius Korir

    October 31, 2017 7:50 AM 6

    The late Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret diocese will go down in history as a man who fought for peace and unity among people. His death on Monday shocked many who looked up to him for religious guidance. 2. His interest in priesthood started while he was still a pupil at Chesoen and Segutiet primary schools between 1959 and 1970. 3. He became a catechist

  • Bishop Cornelius Korir dies in Eldoret

    October 31, 2017 7:50 AM 7

    Bishop Korir was pronounced dead on arrival at St Luke’s Hospital in Eldoret on Monday morning. "He developed complications at his Elgon View home and was taken to the hospital but unfortunately passed on," said a worker at the church. He was set to be flown to Karen hospital in Nairobi later today for specialised treatment. Bishop Korir took over leadership