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October 17, 2017 11:34 AM Cofek tells IEBC election will divide the country

Pressure is mounting on the electoral agency to postpone the October 26 repeat presidential election. Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) wants electoral commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati to delay the elections to a later date that will be agreeable by all participating candidates. In an interview on Tuesday, Cofek Secretary General Stephen Mutoro 2

October 17, 2017 9:26 AM Ruto slams NASA demands after Raila poll withdrawal

By DPPS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked the NASA leadership to stop issuing demands if they had withdrawn from the October 26 repeat elections. Ruto asked how a party that had claimed to have withdrawn from the election can issue new demands on who should print the ballot papers, mode of result transmission, appointment 2

October 17, 2017 8:59 AM Mob disrupts IEBC training in Kisumu

A mob on Tuesday disrupted a planned training session for electoral officials in Kisumu County at Awasi, Muhoroni Constituency. The morning incident happened as clerks hired to conduct upcoming elections gathered at the Awasi Multicultural Christian Centre for a four-day training. Kisumu Returning Officer John Ngutahi said the session was to prepare 1

October 17, 2017 6:27 AM IEBC to brief diplomats on next week’s poll readiness

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will convene a forum with foreign envoys on Tuesday to brief them on its readiness for next week’s repeat presidential election. IEBC Communication Manager, Andrew Limo, told Capital FM News on Monday that the poll agency will also engage County Governors 1

October 17, 2017 4:30 AM Jubilee MP condemns CS Matiang’i over police brutality

A Jubilee Party MP has condemned acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i for police brutality against protesters agitating for electoral reforms. Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany) said yesterday excessive police force and a ban on protests portrayed President Uhuru Kenyatta as supporting dictatorship. Mr Kutuny reminded Dr Matiang’i that picketing 1

October 16, 2017 7:34 PM DP Ruto asks Raila Odinga to challenge him in 2022 presidential race

Deputy President William Ruto has challenged Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to face him in the 2022 presidential race. DP Ruto asked the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate on Monday to give President Uhuru Kenyatta an opportunity to run the country for another five years as he (Raila) gets ready for 2022 race. He added that Raila

October 16, 2017 6:19 PM Death, business disruption grace Nasa protests

A Form Four student became the latest victim of clashes between opposition protesters and the police in Kisumu after he was shot dead during Monday’s demonstrations against the electoral commission. In Mombasa, at least three people were arrested as police used tear gas to disperse the National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters who were demonstrating 1

October 16, 2017 2:52 PM DP tells Raila to wait for 2022 if he’s not ready for Oct 26 poll

By PSCU, KITUI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked Opposition leader Raila Odinga to wait for 2022 if he is not ready for the October 26 fresh election. Speaking on Monday at Zombe Trading Centre in Kitui County where he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta on the campaign trail, Ruto said those who have withdrawn from the race should 1

October 16, 2017 2:30 PM Police had earlier in the day raided Jimmy Wanjigi’s home in Malindi

Police officers have raided the home of high-flying businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in Muthaiga, Nairobi, hours after recovering guns and bullets at his Malindi house on Monday. The officers from the Prevention Crimes Unit had arrest and search warrants. National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders were present. They included Siaya Senator James Orengo, Suna East MP Junet 2

October 16, 2017 2:30 PM Police raid NASA financier Jimmy Wanjigi’s Muthaiga home, Nairobi (Photos)

Police officers have raided the home of prominent businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in Muthaiga hours after recovering guns and bullets at his Malindi house on Monday. Officers from the Prevention Crimes Unit have arrest and search warrants. National Super Alliance leaders are also at the scene led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among