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November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 23

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 23

November 1, 2017 8:24 AM TALES OF COURAGE: Meet the man with a jumbo life mission

If Jim Justus Nyamu’s shoes could talk, they would tell tales from the thousands of kilometres they have traversed all in a bid to save the jumbo. From Marsabit to Voi to Mombasa and now eyeing the United Kingdom, they have seen it all. A trained research scientist, his love for elephants began when his uncle brought home a wildlife magazine when he was just 14. He was fascinated 4

October 31, 2017 11:13 PM Jose Mourinho picking the wrong fight with Man Utd fans, says Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier believes Jose Mourinho is picking the wrong fight following his programme notes ahead of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Benfica. Some United fans were heard booing after Mourinho brought off Marcus Rashford for Anthony Martial during Saturday's 1-0 win over Tottenham before the Frenchman scored a late winner. Mourinho then appeared 3

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 7

October 31, 2017 8:18 PM 52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate

As the head of his Yahweh Restoration Assembly church, Rev John Rutere Mugo is a financially stable and respected community leader in his Gikuuri village in Embu County. The counsel of the 52-year-old father of two is frequently sought and revered by the worshippers and the community in general. But the man who dropped out of school in Standard Six 32 years 12

October 31, 2017 7:38 AM Tanzanian Opposition Leader Arrested for Inflammatory Speech

Tanzania’s opposition Alliance for Change and Transparency said its leader, Zitto Kabwe, was arrested on Tuesday and is being questioned over a speech he gave on Oct. 29. “He talked about the quality of life of Tanzanians, the state of the economy and how to defeat the ruling party,” Abdallah Khamis, the party’s spokesman, said by phone. Kabwe has been arrested 6

October 31, 2017 6:01 AM Bright Start for Local Pros in Rwanda Tennis Open

Rwandan men and women professional tennis players cruised to a bright start in the elite category of Rwanda Tennis Open which started on Monday at Amahoro National Stadium tennis court. Professional players from Uganda, Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya and hosts Rwanda are participating in a week-long tournament set to climax on Sunday. On Monday, Rwanda’s Olivier 2

October 31, 2017 5:00 AM Aukot concedes to Kenyatta, asks him to unite the nation

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was Monday declared winner of last week’s presidential election, after garnering 7.4 million votes. Aukot who came in third after National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga said in a statement following the announcement 10

October 31, 2017 12:58 AM State Department issues travel warning for Niger

The State Department on Monday urged United States citizens not to travel to Niger or surrounding area in a travel warning that cited kidnappings by terrorist organizations. “Terrorist organizations, armed groups, and smugglers operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, and throughout northern Niger,” the travel warning said. “Mali-based extremist groups 7