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October 16, 2017 5:54 AM Rights groups say 33 killed in poll aftermath, demand probe

By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for investigations into police brutality following protests after the August 8, 2017 elections. In a new report, the organisations say Kenyan police have killed at least 33 people, although the figure is being disputed by Inspector General of Police 1

October 16, 2017 5:34 AM Police want to arrest Nasa CEO Norman Magaya over anti-IEBC demos

The National Super Alliance CEO Norman Magaya is hiding since Thursday night after learning police were looking for him. Police have visited various places in the city where Magaya frequents, looking for him in vain. “If you see him tell him to report to police in Nairobi Area,” said one senior officer. This was after acting Interior Cabinet Secretary 1

October 14, 2017 2:21 PM Hate leaflets fail to deter Nasa supporters

Hate leaflets warning communities supporting opposition National Super Alliance against holding demonstrations in Nakuru County have failed to cause panic among the targeted residents. The leaflets were dropped in densely populated Manyani and Kisulisuli estates, which are predominantly inhabited by Nasa supporters, on Thursday night. The leaflets, written 3

October 13, 2017 4:07 PM Government bans CBD demos in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa

The supporters and several leaders marched through the city chanting anti-IEBC slogans and called for the removal of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba. In another opposition stronghold town of Homa Bay, a policeman was seriously injured when he was attacked by rioters who overwhelmed his colleagues and left him at the mercy of the mob when they retreated to their 4

October 13, 2017 12:26 PM National Super Alliance defies Matiang’i order, hold protests in Nairobi CBD

The National Super Alliance (NASA) on Friday defied orders by the Government and held protests in Nairobi CBD to force changes at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials ahead of the repeat presidential poll on October 26. The supporters and several leaders marched through the city chanting anti-IEBC slogans and called for the removal

October 13, 2017 10:35 AM NASA leaders, supporters teargassed in Mombasa anti-IEBC demo

Police, Opposition leaders and supporters have engaged in running battles in Mombasa County during demonstrations to push for reforms in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) ahead of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26. Some leaders and supporters allied to the National Super Alliance (NASA) were on Friday, October 12 teargassed 7

October 12, 2017 3:42 PM Wetangula’s SMS draws ‘nonsense’ response from CS Matiang’i

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Nasa minority leader in Senate Moses Wetangula were on Thursday engaged in a bitter SMS exchange over ban on demonstration. Hours after Dr Matiang’i banned the planned the anti-IEBC demonstrations, Mr Wetangula wrote him a text message to question his decision. “And just as a matter of interest this afternoon 5

October 12, 2017 10:20 AM Government to charge Nasa CEO for rowdy protests in Nairobi

NAIROBI, KENYA: Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Thursday outlawed demonstrations in Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa Central Business District. The order follows a meeting of the national security advisory committee on Thursday morning which relied on recent demonstrations which resulted to a breach of peace and disorder in the mentioned 7

October 12, 2017 10:20 AM Govt bans demos in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu CBDs

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 12 – The government has banned demonstrations within the Central Business Districts in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu following the destruction of property that has been recently witnessed during National Super Alliance (NASA) protests. In a press conference held at the Harambee House Thursday afternoon, Acting Interior 6

October 12, 2017 9:19 AM Matiang’i bans Nasa demos in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu

Interior acting Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday said while it was the right of any Kenyan to hold peaceful demonstrations, the previous demos by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters have been characterized by destruction of property, looting businesses and attack on police. “We will not allow any demonstrations along the CBDs in Mombasa 7