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November 2, 2017 8:35 AM NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services 46

November 2, 2017 7:15 AM With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation 30

November 1, 2017 10:46 AM Rachael Shebesh husband in hospital after shooting himself while cocking his pistol

Police are investigating an incident in which a licensed gun holder claims he shot himself in the leg during a safety precaution routine in his house along Dennis Pritt Road, Kilimani area in Nairobi. The husband to former Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh is said to have shot himself in their house on Tuesday night. Mr Frank Ambundo Shebesh 4

November 1, 2017 10:32 AM IEBC dismisses 3.5 million votes claimed by NASA

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has moved to clear doubts over voters’ data during the just concluded repeat presidential election. According to the data, 5.5 million voters were identified electronically, another 428,043 had their documents searched to prove their eligibility in the exercise while a further 1.6 million were identified 7

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 10

November 1, 2017 6:21 AM IEBC opens its servers and logs

The electoral agency on Tuesday allowed presidential candidates, their agents and election observers to access servers and logs used in the October 26 repeat poll. The access was only granted to parties who requested for information on election. Access to servers and logs of people who accessed them were critical in the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 12

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers

The electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect after polling 7,483,895 votes 10

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6

October 31, 2017 9:57 AM Media firm sues IEBC

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 6

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 8