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October 28, 2017 5:38 PM In edgy Kenyan slum, a rumor ends in fires and a death

NAIROBI – It all started with a rumour: the Mungiki, a dreaded Kikuyu tribal militia, had infiltrated Nairobi’s Kawangware slum. Within minutes, local men already fired up by Kenya’s divisive election had grabbed machetes and sticks to defend their turf. By the end of Friday night’s confrontation, a man had been beaten to death and rows of shops and homes 23

October 26, 2017 2:08 PM The Latest: Some Kenya areas to vote Saturday after violence

The head of Kenya's election commission says some areas of the country will vote in the presidential election on Saturday because of delays caused by security problems. A voters finger is marked with ink after voting at a polling station in Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Kenya is holding the rerun of its disputed presidential election Thursday 33

October 26, 2017 11:04 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar repeat presidential polls in some opposition bastions

The Opposition supporters clashed with police and threw up burning barricades on Thursday to challenge the legitimacy of an election rerun likely to return Uhuru Kenyatta as president of East Africa’s chief economic and political powerhouse. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a voter 20

October 22, 2017 10:35 PM Man shot as city residents protest against suspicious meeting

One person was injured by a stray bullet as Nairobi's Lucky Summer residents protested against a meeting they suspected was being attended by members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. The residents questioned the motive of the group whose attendants said they were at a prayer meeting. The residents became suspicious when they noticed the absence of women 22

October 22, 2017 1:24 PM Man shot in Lucky Summer as residents storm Mungiki ‘prayer’ meeting

One person was injured by a bullet as Lucky Summer residents in Nairobi protested a meeting they suspected to be held by members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. The residents questioned the group’s motive which was said to be at a prayer meeting where women were conspicuously absent with some bizarre acts also reported. “Which prayer meeting happens without 16

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse 27

October 17, 2017 8:10 PM I’m ready for talks on fair poll, says Raila

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has said he is ready for talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, but pointed out that they should be on a free and fair election and not a coalition government. Mr Odinga made the remarks as he announced the suspension of the anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) demonstrations. He said the National Super Alliance 15

October 17, 2017 2:10 PM KeNHA to prosecute protestors over road damages

The continued demonstrations on electoral reforms have irked the Kenya National Highway Authority, KeNHA, which is mulling prosecution of protestors found damaging national roads. According to the roads agency, fires lit by protestors have done serious damage on the structural integrity of roads leading to possible financial losses. KeNHA chairman Eng. Erastus 54

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 21

October 11, 2017 8:50 AM In Parliament This Week

On Tuesday 3rd October the Senate dealt with all stages of this Bill without making any amendments. Now that it has been approved by both Houses, the Bill can be sent to the President for his assent and signature and subsequent publication as an Act in the Government Gazette. The Bill as finally approved incorporated amendments made by the National 29