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October 25, 2017 3:37 PM The Latest: Kenyans stock up at supermarkets before polls

Long lines form in Kenyan supermarkets as people stock up on supplies ahead of the tension-filled repeat presidential elections to be held on Thursday. Uncertainty has stalked the fresh presidential elections ordered by the Supreme Court when it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's August re-election, citing irregularities and illegalities and the refusal 18

October 22, 2017 8:22 AM Asante kwa kuchunga kiti: The day William Ruto was president for 48 hours

A limousine ride in a ten-car motorcade, a quick photo session, a mushy Facebook post and a peep in the official diary of President Uhuru Kenyatta. That is how Deputy President (DP) William Ruto began his day at Harambee House as he warmed the seat for his Netherlands-bound boss in 2014. The DP, who temporarily bore the designation of Acting President 12

October 16, 2017 12:25 PM MOVES-Exotix Capital makes trio of senior hires

LONDON, Oct 16 (IFR) - Exotix Capital, the emerging markets-focused investment bank, has hired former Morgan Stanley banker Chiamaka Ezenwa as head of investment banking for West Africa, one of a trio of senior hires. Exotix said on Monday it had also hired Serge Marston as a non-executive director on its executive management board and Mbithe Muema as head of equity 2

September 29, 2017 9:11 AM Ottichilo replaces Akaranga's Cabinet

Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo has dropped all county executives who served in Moses Akaranga’s regime and presented a list of new individuals to the assembly for vetting. The new list was tabled on Thursday evening to allow the county assembly to begin vetting. Already, some of the executives under the former administration are undergoing lifestyle 7

September 25, 2017 2:55 PM MUTUGI: Action on jam to make or break Sonko

Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is first among equals. Nairobi County is the largest in terms of population, houses the capital city, receives the largest allocation of devolved funds and is an economic hub that generates the highest revenue to the Exchequer. In this regard, the economic, social and political development of Kenya, as envisaged in the Vision 6

September 23, 2017 8:47 PM WAMUGUNDA: There is urgent need for overhaul of values in our political system

This is an interesting and historic moment in the evolution of our independent Kenya. We have had other moments of what seems like a crisis but this is one of its own kind. We have been boasting, and rightly so, that we were able to make our own constitution but now the events of recent times show that this very achievement may be what could easily precipitate 1

September 23, 2017 10:20 AM Uhuru no lame duck leader, caretaker regime an illusion- AG

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 – Attorney General Githu Muigai has dismissed claims by the Opposition that a caretaker government should be formed until another president is duly sworn-in, if the country fails to hold a fresh presidential election by November 1. Addressing a news conference on Friday morning, Muigai said Uhuru Kenyatta’s 3

September 18, 2017 3:38 PM National Super Alliance top leaders clash over Parliament positions

Confusion has ensued in the National Super Alliance (NASA) after its CEO, Norman Magaya, indicated that the coalition had not approved the position of Suba South MP John Mbadi, as the National Assembly Minority Leader. Earlier on Monday, it was also announced that Mbadi would be deputized by Lugari MP Ayub Savula. Kathiani MP Robert Mbui and Kiminini 1

September 18, 2017 9:10 AM Induction of MPs and senators under way

Induction of members of the National Assembly and Senate is under way in Nairobi and Naivasha. Members of the National Assembly are at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi while their Senate colleagues are at Simba Lodge in Naivasha. National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai said all MPs had been invited and he expected 100 percent turnout. The MPs are being 3

September 10, 2017 11:23 AM Uhuru Kenyatta’s limited options in scheme to ‘fix’ Supreme Court

A Jubilee take-over of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) or a constitutional amendment to scrap the Supreme Court. These are the main options legal analysts say are at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s disposal in his avowed pledge to “fix” the Supreme Court if he wins the October 17 repeat polls. While some believe the President was not serious when he pledged 12