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October 16, 2017 2:30 PM Police raid NASA financier Jimmy Wanjigi’s Muthaiga home, Nairobi (Photos)

Police officers have raided the home of prominent businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in Muthaiga hours after recovering guns and bullets at his Malindi house on Monday. Officers from the Prevention Crimes Unit have arrest and search warrants. National Super Alliance leaders are also at the scene led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among

October 16, 2017 11:39 AM Jubilee election losers say squabbling ahead of repeat polls driving Kenya to a precipice

A section of Jubilee-allied leaders who lost in the last elections have warned that the country is on the verge of disintegration. Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr Kilemi Mwiria Sunday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to seek a political

October 16, 2017 11:13 AM President Kenyatta woos Garissa voters

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto on Monday took Jubilee campaigns to Garissa County where they asked residents to give them a second term to continue implementing Jubilee development projects. President Kenyatta asked residents to turn out in large numbers and vote for Jubilee, saying the Opposition has no agenda for the country

October 16, 2017 10:54 AM Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report

NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed. A joint report by Police Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirmed that police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi 2

October 16, 2017 10:16 AM Nasa supporters back to the streets

NASA supporters in Kisumu and Mombasa defied acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s ban on demonstrations and returned to the streets to demand reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC before a fresh election is held. In Kisumu, the protesters marched through the city, chanting slogans against IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba 2

October 16, 2017 9:58 AM Full list of people shot dead by police in Nairobi

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have released the names of the 33 people alleged to have been killed by Kenya Police in Nairobi during the ongoing Anti-IEBC demos. In a quick rejoinder, though, the National Police Service disputed the report stating that the claims were “misleading and based on falsehoods”. “We are studying the report and will issue 2

October 16, 2017 9:02 AM Jubilee leaders rule out dialogue on October 26 election

Jubilee leaders have rubbished call for dialogue between the ruling party and the Opposition on the current political situation in the country by immediate former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and former Mukurweini MP Kabando wa Kabando and Narc-K leader Martha Karua. Speaking during a rally in Nakuru, the leaders led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru 1

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM Mission says IEBC reforming towards election date

NAIROBI, KENYA: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Monday said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is responding well to its nine-point reform agenda for successful repeat presidential poll. In a statement however, the mission said dialogue and cooperation are urgently needed for compromises so there can be a peaceful 1

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM EU notes strides in poll reforms, urges more transparency

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has urged the electoral commission to adopt timely reforms geared towards enhancing the transparency of next week’s fresh presidential election. In a raft of recommendations detailed in a statement released Monday, the observer group encouraged the Independent 1

October 16, 2017 8:07 AM Rights groups call for probe into protestors killings

Two human rights groups are calling for a probe into alleged police brutality on opposition protestors. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that police have killed at least 33 people and injured hundreds in Nairobi during demos sparked off by the disputed August 8 presidential poll results. This is according to a 37-page joint report titled 1