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October 19, 2017 10:44 AM Raila, IEBC meet a day after Roselyne Akombe resignation

NAIROBI, KENYA: NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga Thursday met Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati hours after IEBC cancelled a meeting with candidates. NASA co-principal Musalia Mudvadi, who accompanied Odinga, said the meeting was informed by developments in the commission which saw the resignation of commissioner

October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

October 19, 2017 8:30 AM Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme

October 19, 2017 7:44 AM The vocal Roselyn Akombe

The resignation of Roselyn Akombe has triggered questions on what could have led her to take such a decision just eight days to the repeat presidential election leaving behind a damning letter. At the age of 41, she has been described as a youthful, media-friendly, straight forward woman with a ready smile whose eloquence could not go unnoticed

October 19, 2017 5:39 AM Jimi Wanjigi's father condemns police raid, destruction of his son's property

NAIROBI, KENYA: Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee

October 18, 2017 10:14 PM Why Isn't Somalia's '9/11' Drawing as Much Global Attention?

Somalians are calling the twin truck bombing—one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years—their 9/11, but the assault has drawn little global attention compared to extremist attacks in the U.S. and Europe. Hashtags like #PrayForSomalia and #IAmMogadishu, referring to the eastern African country’s capital where more than 300 were killed, failed to trend

October 18, 2017 10:13 PM Tanzania arrests Ugandan, 11 visitors for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam

October 18, 2017 9:05 PM Wanjigi: Jubilee was born in my house

Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee regime

October 18, 2017 9:05 PM Governor revives plans to privatise Embu Hospital

Governor Martin Wambora has vowed to proceed with plans to convert Embu Teaching and Referral Hospital into a semi-autonomous entity. The governor argues that transforming the facility into a parastatal will help to improve the quality of medical services by eliminating State bureaucracy. Initial plans to convert the hospital into a semi-autonomous facility

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate