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  • Politics: Top 10 numbers that defined economy during 2017 elections

    October 31, 2017 7:34 AM 9

    NAIROBI, KENYA: Politics, according to American writer and comedian Groucho Marx, is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. The Kenyan economy has been through a season described by President Uhuru Kenyatta as difficult few weeks in which “our democracy has been tested to the limits

  • Okiya Omtatah sues State over election laws

    October 31, 2017 7:24 AM 8

    Activist Okiya Omtatah has sued the State while challenging the recent amendments to the election laws as effected by legislators affiliated to the Jubilee Party. Although the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 will not affect the just concluded repeat presidential polls, Mr Omtatah claims that the impugned laws are likely going to be relied upon in the repeat

  • IEBC gazettes Uhuru's poll win

    October 31, 2017 7:01 AM 12

    It is now official: The electoral commission has gazetted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto as winners in the October 26 fresh presidential poll. The declaration was done by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati through gazette notice 10808. In the poll, President Kenyatta garnered 7,483, 895 votes

  • Uhuru's poll win: What next?

    October 31, 2017 6:47 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

  • KCPE exams begin across the country

    October 31, 2017 6:15 AM 8

    Over one million candidates will today start sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. In Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega counties, some 113,819 pupils are expected to sit the exam, with education officials in the region optimistic of a smooth start. According to Bungoma County Director of Education Jacob Onyiego, all preparations

  • IEBC opens up Results Transmission Server for Oct 26 poll

    October 31, 2017 5:00 AM 6

    By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Tuesday said the Commission had opened up its Results Transmission Server to scrutiny. In a statement tweeted by the Commission, Chebukati said access rights were provided on request to presidential candidates, their agents and observers

  • Aukot concedes to Kenyatta, asks him to unite the nation

    October 31, 2017 5:00 AM 11

    By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was Monday declared winner of last week’s presidential election, after garnering 7.4 million votes. Aukot who came in third after National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga said in a statement following the announcement

  • One million pupils start KCPE exam today – PHOTOS

    October 31, 2017 4:41 AM 10

    The Ministry of Education on Monday said tough measures had been put in place to ensure the Standard Eight national examinations that kick off Tuesday go on without any hitch. Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i led a team from his ministry, the Teachers Service Commission and Kenya National Examinations Council to inform the country that everything

  • Jubilee leaders pocket agents' money before going underground

    October 31, 2017 4:21 AM 4

    Two Jubilee officials from one of the Coastal counties are reportedly in hiding after they, allegedly, pocketed mobilization funds that were meant to pay party agents in the repeat presidential polls. The two reportedly received cash from Nairobi but have since gone underground. One of the individuals whom Grapevine contacted over the missing funds dismissed

  • Kenyan Election Authority in Disarray a Week Before Repeat Vote

    October 31, 2017 2:30 AM 13

    Preparations for Kenya’s presidential election rerun next week are in disarray after a top official of the commission organizing the vote resigned and fled the East African nation and its chairman said his efforts to ensure a credible ballot are being thwarted. Roselyn Akombe quit the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, citing issues including