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November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 227

October 31, 2017 10:29 PM Paris agreement targets leave 'alarming gap' to slow climate change: UN report

Canada has no immediate plans to raise emission cutting targets, despite UN pressure Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement. In the 2015 Paris accord, 196 countries, including Canada, agreed to set national 52

October 31, 2017 9:55 AM KCPE examinations begin smoothly in most parts of the country

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 50

October 24, 2017 8:32 AM Wednesday declared a public holiday

According to the gazette notice signed by acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, the public holiday is to accord Kenyans the opportunity to participate in the fresh presidential election on Thursday, 26th October. “In exercise of powers conferred by section 3 of the Public Holidays Act, declares that Wednesday, the 25th October, 2017 be a public holiday 22

October 24, 2017 8:12 AM Matiang’i gazettes Wednesday, October 25 as public holiday

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has gazetted Wednesday, October 25 a public holiday. According to the Kenya Gazzette Notice No. 10561, this will “accord Kenyans the opportunity to participate in the Fresh Presidential Election.” The Supreme Court ordered for a repeat of the August 8 presidential poll saying it was marred with widespread 20

October 24, 2017 5:14 AM Diplomats issue stern warning to leaders ahead of forthcoming election

Foreign envoys on Monday said Thursday's repeat presidential election must be held as provided for in the Constitution. Robert Godec, the US ambassador to Kenya, said solutions to Kenya's current challenge must be found in the supreme law, not outside of it. "This election must be held in accord with the Constitution and its laws. If anyone goes to court 13

October 24, 2017 4:24 AM Vero was on a job hunting mission when chopper crashed in lake – family

The female occupant in the ill-fated chopper that crashed in Lake Nakuru on Saturday was a fresh graduate from Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology. Veronica Muthoni, 22, had finished a certificate course in Catering in 2016 and was on a job hunting mission in Nakuru town before she met her death, according to her family. The details emerged 25

October 20, 2017 10:21 PM President N’Guesso is Great Lakes mediator for volatile Kenya

President Denis Sassou N’Guesso has been named as the lead Great Lakes Region’s mediator for volatile Kenya.The seventh extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in the Congolese capital Brazzaville saw the adoption on Thursday of several recommendations including President 27

October 20, 2017 4:01 PM Leaders call for peace as Kenyans mark Mashujaa Day

Kenyans across the country Friday turned up at various venues to celebrate this years Mashujaa Day with leaders calling for peaceful co-existence. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has challenged political leaders to practice responsible politics that will unite Kenyans on common social economic fronts ahead of next week`s repeat presidential election 20

October 14, 2017 7:00 PM Opposition authoritarianism’ newest threat to democracy

The anti-IEBC protests signal the rise of “opposition authoritarianism”. Certainly, authoritarianism is as old as the hills. What is new is the phenomenon of opposition parties within liberal democracies adopting authoritarian strategies and technologies of hard power (violent protests) to capture power. “Opposition authoritarianism” is the newest threat 12