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June 24, 2017 10:33 AM OPINION: Independent candidates are the true enemies of Kenya

Kenyan politicians never believe in a process they pretend to respect. Each election cycle, political parties are conjured up like kindergarten magic only to disappear for four years. Without established political parties, we will never develop national culture to be proud of. True political parties belong to its membership and with developed strategies

June 24, 2017 5:33 AM CJ David Maraga's comments top our best quotes of the week

Chief Justice David Maraga: "The Judciary is ready to do its part, all that we are praying for is that we have a peaceful election. Let us know that we have a country. Elections come and go...The Judiciary will perform its duties and decide the cases placed before it on the basis of eveidence and the law." British PM Theresa May: "The election result 2

June 24, 2017 12:00 AM Brexit one year on: how Brussels sees it

It’s simply business as usual for a strangely unobsessed European Commission The message from Brussels to London after Theresa May’s election drubbing was simple: “We are ready to talk as soon as you are.” The talks duly opened on June 19th. They were more about procedure and timing than substance, and there was little commentary, publicly anyway, beyond 5

June 23, 2017 9:00 PM Opposition wins big in Court of Appeal landmark ruling over presidential results

In a watershed ruling, The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court decision that presidential results declared at the constituency level will be final. Appellate judges Patrick Kiage, William Ouko and Agnes Murgor ruled as unconstitutional, the powers allowing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to alter or vary the results electronically 1

June 23, 2017 7:09 PM Court of Appeal affirms High Court decision on Presidential results

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s coalition won another round against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when the Court of Appeal ruled that elections results announced at constituency level will be final. Friday, the IEBC suffered a major setback after a five-judge bench affirmed the High Court’s decision that results declared

June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 23, 2017 6:20 PM We don’t regret appeal, says IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) received Friday’s court ruling on tallying centres with a cautious response, as the Jubilee Party remain silent. IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said they do not consider the Appeal court’s declaration that presidential results announced at constituency level be final as a blow. Although, the commission

June 23, 2017 4:20 PM Security chiefs warn politicians over KDF rigging claim

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will remain "apolitical" in the August 8 General Election, security chiefs have said. Cabinet secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Defence) and Joseph Nkaissery (Interior) and Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe spoke with one voice and warned that the military should not be dragged into election contests. He alleged military 1

June 23, 2017 12:39 PM President Kenyatta issues titles for squatters in Nyeri

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday evening wrapped up his tour of Nyeri County by launching the construction of the historic Ruringu Stadium. The other highlight of the President’s visit was the issuing of title deeds to squatters in colonial villages in Nyeri County as well as one for the stadium. President Kenyatta said the construction of the stadium 2

June 23, 2017 12:17 PM Court of Appeal to deliver ruling in presidential tally case

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 – The Court of Appeal will Friday morning deliver a ruling whether the declaration of presidential results should be done at the constituency or national level. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission filed the appeal challenging the High Court finding that the presidential election results announced 2