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August 16, 2017 9:15 PM CJ Maraga faces biggest case since being sworn in

Nasa has until Friday to file its presidential election petition, kick-starting a 14-day process in the Supreme Court. It will also be Chief Justice David Maraga’s biggest case yet since he was sworn in in October last year. He took the oath of office with his deputy, Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu, and Justice Isaac Lenaola, joining judges Mohamed Ibrahim

August 16, 2017 9:00 PM Raila takes Presidential battle to Court

The dispute over the presidential election will be placed in the hands of seven judges after the opposition coalition announced it would file a petition at the Supreme Court. Ahead of Friday’s lapsing of a deadline to lodge a petition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga Wednesday said the group had resolved to challenge 1

August 16, 2017 2:15 PM NASA to challenge election results at Supreme Court

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has resolved to move to the Supreme Court to challenge results of Kenya’s presidential election. NASA leader Raila Odinga said the alliance would not accept ‘computer-generated leaders’ saying there was a glaring fraud with the results transmission system. “The IEBC streamed provisional presidential results that were not backed 1

August 16, 2017 11:29 AM The Latest: EU urges Kenya to publish all election results

The European Union’s election observer mission in Kenya is calling on the government to promptly publish all results forms of the disputed Aug. 8 vote. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has claimed that the election was rigged in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second term. The EU mission statement on Wednesday says the timing of the release 2

August 16, 2017 8:22 AM Police and KRA officers raid AfriCOG offices in Lavington, Nairobi

Police and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers on Wednesday morning raided Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) offices at Lavington in Nairobi a day after NGOs Coordinating Board had requested Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro to halt its operations. Human rights lawyer Maina Kiai asked why the tax authorities had to bring 2

August 16, 2017 8:22 AM Government suspends clampdown on NGOs after the police and KRA officers raid AfriCOG offices in Lavington, Nairobi

Hours after police and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers on Wednesday morning raided Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) offices in Lavington, Nairobi, the Government beat a retreat and acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i asked the NGO Coordination Board to immediately halt its moves against the civil society. Matiang’i’s order

August 16, 2017 7:03 AM Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko’s six final demands as Kidero prepares to leave

New Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko, in a letter delivered through his lawyer, has warned Dr. Evans Kidero against doing any business that involves large sums of cash. Sonko, wants Kidero to cease any activities at City Hall capable of compromising the financial status of Nairobi County. Sonko has started his campaign on a high, ordering the county

August 16, 2017 6:42 AM Five Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush

Nairobi - Five police officers were killed on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area. The attack occurred in Ijara, in the county of Garissa, and led to a firefight between the officers - two of whom escaped - and their assailants 2

August 16, 2017 6:38 AM City Hall suspends key dealings until Sonko sworn-in

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – The Nairobi County Government has suspended processing of payments, contracts and leases until after Governor-elect Mike Sonko and his team are sworn-in. In a memo to all department heads, Head of Public Service Leboo ole Morintat stated that it would be prudent for all the activities requiring the Executive’s 2

August 16, 2017 5:40 AM Here are the details of Mike Sonko’s swearing-in ceremony

Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko will be sworn in on Monday at Uhuru Park. The swearing-in will be conducted before a High Court judge or a Chief Magistrate. Mr Sonko has already instructed the Assumption of the Office of Governor Committee to use the Sh25 million set aside for the event to pay staff salaries. It is still unclear if the committee will allocate 1