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November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament 480

November 2, 2017 9:21 AM Kenyan shilling steady, helped by tight market liquidity

At 0838 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 103.65/85 per dollar, little changed from Wednesday's close of 103.60/80. ...........................Shilling spot rates .....................Shilling forward rates .......................Cross rates ..................................Local contributors .......................Central Bank of Kenya Index 550

November 1, 2017 9:43 AM Kilifi MP defends push for secession

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before 74

November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 70

October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 111

October 31, 2017 3:19 PM We exposed tyranny of numbers in Jubilee to be fraud, says Raila Odinga

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has termed the October 26 repeat presidential election a meaningless exercise that should be forgotten. Addressing the country after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta winner on Monday, NASA leader Raila Odinga said it was time for his movement to begin the essential task of making 53

October 31, 2017 11:27 AM Uhuru faults Raila ‘dishonest poll boycott, voter bullying’

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 57

October 31, 2017 7:24 AM Okiya Omtatah sues State over election laws

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 59

October 31, 2017 12:01 AM Feds to ban 'blight' of abandoned boats, bring in penalties for owners

Individuals could be fined $300K and spend 6 months in jail; corporations to face maximum $6M fine There will be no more free passes for boat owners who dump dirty, old hulks in Canadian harbours and waterways. Transport Minister Marc Garneau's new Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act, introduced Monday in the House of Commons, would make it illegal 59

October 30, 2017 5:15 PM Bishop Korir's death deals blow to peace efforts

Two weeks before last Thursday’s rerun presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa coalitions to soften their hardline stands to help ease political tension that was rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee, Bishop 48