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October 19, 2017 10:44 AM Raila, IEBC meet a day after Roselyne Akombe resignation

NAIROBI, KENYA: NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga Thursday met Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati hours after IEBC cancelled a meeting with candidates. NASA co-principal Musalia Mudvadi, who accompanied Odinga, said the meeting was informed by developments in the commission which saw the resignation of commissioner

October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

October 19, 2017 8:45 AM Akombe was going to inspect printing of ballot papers in Dubai

The former IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe is said to have left the country on a mission to inspect the printing of ballot papers at the Dubai-based printing firm, Al Ghurair. That she was going to flee was not a surprise to many; some say it was just a matter of time. She and another commissioner, Abdi Guliye, were leading a delegation to be part of a team that is in Dubai

October 19, 2017 8:34 AM NCIC says some political analysts are biased creating tension

NCIC chairman Francis Kaparo noted that some analysts are biased only championing their agenda without knowing the implication of their statements, especially when Kenya is at political crisis. He also expressed commission’s concern over emergence of fake news on social media platforms. “The commission is concerned with the emergence of fake news on social

October 19, 2017 8:09 AM New Mandela memoir launched in South Africa

The new installment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his view of the country’s first multi-racial elections in 1994. Mandela’s unfinished handwritten draft of the book was completed

October 19, 2017 7:44 AM The vocal Roselyn Akombe

The resignation of Roselyn Akombe has triggered questions on what could have led her to take such a decision just eight days to the repeat presidential election leaving behind a damning letter. At the age of 41, she has been described as a youthful, media-friendly, straight forward woman with a ready smile whose eloquence could not go unnoticed

October 19, 2017 7:44 AM IEBC chair Chebukati says he wont resign, asks those adversely mentioned to quit

NewsIEBC regrets Roselyn Akombe's resignation Kenya's electoral body chairman Wafula Chebukati has vowed not to resign despite calls from politicians who say it will be good for the country. "I know there are elements who would love nothing more than to hear me announce my resignation at this point. “Resignation would be the easiest thing to do but I am determined

October 19, 2017 7:02 AM Maseno University closed indefinitely over political situation

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Maseno University has been closed indefinitely due to what the institution terms as the prevailing political situation in the country. In a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Julius Nyabundi, Students are required to vacate the University premises by 8.00am On Thursday morning. “Due to the prevailing circumstances

October 19, 2017 6:45 AM Raila to meet Chebukati

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga will, after all, meet the electoral commission today as President Kenyatta sends a representative. Mr Odinga had earlier told Nation that he would not attend today’s meeting between the commission and seven presidential candidates. The meeting was called by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

October 19, 2017 2:40 AM KORIR: Adak on track but we must do much more

As the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (Adak) chief executive officer Kiplimo Rugut rightly put it recently, we are not yet off the hook in as far as doping surveillance is concerned, and there is need to engage an even high gear in creating awareness on drug abuse. Yes, we may have been given a clean bill of health last August by World Anti-Doping Agency