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October 18, 2017 8:47 PM ONYANGO-OBBO: A deeply tense Kenya should remember Wangari Maathai

A few days ago, a conversation with a Kenyan activist took me to a very strange place. With Kenya in the throes of a seemingly endless election cycle, one question was what would be the legacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta (or of his first term if he won a second one). To explain the strange ways in which a legacy works, we ended up talking about Prof Wangari

October 18, 2017 3:08 PM Man detained over threat to shoot people during Nasa demos

Police are holding a 31-year-old man, who posted on social media messages calling for the shooting of people during anti-IEBC demonstrations. The suspect posted the messages on Facebook, accompanied by a picture of himself holding an AK47 rifle saying he would “take down as many people as possible” during the protests. National Police Service Spokesperson

October 18, 2017 12:52 PM Turn to Supreme Court for guidance, NASA tells electoral commission

By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – A section of Opposition Members of Parliament have called on the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to turn to the Supreme Court for guidance regarding next week’s fresh presidential election. The legislators sentiments comes in the wake of a shock move by IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe

October 18, 2017 11:30 AM For Uhuru, it is nothing but prayer

President Kenyatta on Wednesday asked Kenyans to pray for the nation, asking God to guide a country he said badly needed God’s grace. Speaking hours after electoral agency commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned, blaming irreconcilable divisions in the commission, President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period 2

October 18, 2017 10:29 AM Resigning IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe was one of the most visible election managers

The eleventh day of August 2017 was a tense one for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission bigshots. Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati was under pressure to declare Uhuru Kenyatta as president-elect. NASA was also on the man’s case warning that a declaration without processing all the results was null and avoid. The tension was palpable

October 18, 2017 5:09 AM Vocal IEBC Commissioner Akombe resigns a week to polls

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – A commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Roselyn Akombe has resigned, saying the commission cannot conduct a credible election next week as currently constituted. Akombe left the country to Dubai to monitor the printing of ballot papers, but diverted to New York from where she sent the resignation 1

October 17, 2017 9:04 PM Kenya National Highways Authority to sue demonstrators for road destruction during protest

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has cautioned protesters against damaging roads by burning tyres during the anti-IEBC protests. KeNHA Chairman Erastus Mwongera said the authority would prosecute protesters who burn tyres on paved roads during NASA protests. “It is estimated that a kilometre of paved road costs in excess of Sh100 million

October 17, 2017 6:37 PM Why Kenya’s Odinga pulled out of election

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat, the deputy president said. NAIROBI - Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President 1

October 17, 2017 2:42 PM ICC has Raila-Kalonzo probe petition, will issue verdict

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged receipt of a petition seeking to have it investigate National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka for incitement. In a response to the petition filed by a Canadian lawyer David Jacobs, the ICC’s 1

October 17, 2017 12:08 PM TEAM NEWS: Isuzza starts for AFC Leopards against Ulinzi Stars

AFC Leopards coach Robert Matano has paraded a strong side to face Ulinzi Stars in a league match on Tuesday. Ingwe will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways after losing 2-0 to Posta Rangers in their last assignment. AFC Leopards have also a Cup final – Gotv Shield against Kariobangi Sharks lined up for Friday. AFC Leopards XI: Gabriel Andika 1