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August 19, 2017 9:43 AM Waititu sworn in, to barely contained cheer, as Kiambu governor

By KEN MACHARIA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – Ferdinand Waititu was on Saturday sworn in as the governor of Kiambu with Turkana governor Josphat Nanok also scheduled for swearing in, in his case for a second term. Waititu and his deputy James Nyoro took their Oath of Office at the Ndumberi Grounds while Nanok and his deputy Lotethiro Peter Emuria will be sworn 1

August 12, 2017 9:01 PM Hassan Joho, Hassan Omar rivalry a duel that never was

For the first time, it looked like Mombasa’s self-proclaimed Sultan would lose his Sultanate to an abrasive, bare-knuckled challenger to his throne. But after the dust had settled and the results tallied, the much-touted race for Mombasa’s top job was an anti-climax. Mr Joho got just under 220,000 votes while Omar garnered just under 44,000 votes 6

August 12, 2017 6:46 AM Why Joho, Kingi emerged stronger from this elections and deserve the opposition mantle after Raila

Mombasa’s Hassan Joho and Kilifi’s Amason Kingi could be Kenya’s next king makers following an impressive performance for their party in Tuesday’s elections. The two cemented their position in ODM and NASA after they delivered a resounding victory for the opposition coalition, retaining their seats while rebuffing Jubilee’s charm offensive in the region 1

August 11, 2017 8:22 AM Nasa wins most seats in Coast

The National Super Alliance won most of the seats at the Coast in the August 8 General Election, cementing its popularity in the region. Jubilee after a fall out with the party, beat Wiper candidate Chirau Mwakwere and ODM’s Issa Kipera to bag the seat. Jubilee further scooped the Lamu gubernatorial seat through former MP Fahim Twaha. Incumbent governor 6

August 10, 2017 7:38 PM NASA releases ‘leaked’ results with Raila ahead

NASA leaders on Thursday asked the electoral commission to suspend the release of provisional results. They claimed that a confidential source at the IEBC had leaked results that showed that their presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, had garnered 8,041,726 votes while President Uhuru Kenyatta polled 7,755,428 votes. The leaders said they had sent a letter 8

August 9, 2017 9:37 PM Five Senators set to win Governor’s seat gamble

Barring major shifts in provisional results, Kiraitu Murungi will be Meru County’s next Governor Five senators are on course to win governor’s seats while six others are seemingly headed for a loss, according to provisional results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Barring major shifts in provisional results, Meru Senator 6

August 9, 2017 9:03 PM IEBC begins to scrutinise forms 34A and 34B for presidential results

Inside Bomas auditorium, eight teams of IEBC staff were yesterday verifying scanned copies of forms 34A and 34B. Commissioners spread themselves between the groups, occasionally disengaging to pick or make calls, chat with diplomats, agents, observers and respond to journalists' questions. IEBC Commissioner Margaret Wanjala, however, stuck with the verification 5

August 8, 2017 9:52 PM Charity Ngilu’s early upset in Kitui as Joho comfortable in Mombasa

Kitui gubernatorial candidate Charity Ngilu had by midnight taken a surprise early lead as results from 294 out of 1,454 polling stations came in. The Narc party leader had 24,771 votes while Independent candidate David Musila who quit Wiper party garnered 16,187 votes and incumbent Julius Malombe 10,459 votes. In Kirinyaga, 42 out of 659 polling stations 6

August 6, 2017 2:40 PM Observe rule of law, rights body tells security agencies

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has called on the public and security agencies to observe the rule of law before, during and after the general election. The commission cautioned those tasked with providing security to desist from excessive use of force while at the same time urging members of the public not to interfere with the electoral 5

August 6, 2017 6:53 AM NASA's final plea ahead of Tuesday's General Election

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders ended their campaigns on Saturday with a clarion call to supporters to turn out in large numbers to vote for change. NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula implored Kenyans to give them a chance to transform the country 6