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June 24, 2017 10:33 AM OPINION: Independent candidates are the true enemies of Kenya

Kenyan politicians never believe in a process they pretend to respect. Each election cycle, political parties are conjured up like kindergarten magic only to disappear for four years. Without established political parties, we will never develop national culture to be proud of. True political parties belong to its membership and with developed strategies

June 24, 2017 8:14 AM Otieno, Mwangi 100m win 100m at trials but fall short of Worlds time

World Championships qualifying time proved elusive for Kenya's 100m athletes with Mark Otieno and Freshia Mwangi's victories falling short at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday. Otieno, who had during the nationals set a new national record of 10.14 seconds won the race in 10.36, failing strike the required time of 10.12. Peter Mwai came in second

June 24, 2017 6:22 AM NASA is dividing country along tribal lines, says President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 1

June 24, 2017 5:55 AM Uhuru: NASA is dividing country along tribal lines

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 3

June 24, 2017 5:36 AM Son chops off father's right hand while fighting over ODM campaign posters in Kakamega

A man in Lirhende village, Kakamega County, chopped off his father’s right hand after they differed over campaign posters of two ward aspirants. Area assistant chief Alex Minish said Chrisantus Mwinamo, who is still at large, had engaged his brother Cedrick Vihembo in a physical fight for destroying the campaign posters of Edwin Papala, an ODM candidate 1

June 23, 2017 8:49 PM Hope for depositors as CBK puts Imperial Bank on sale

Depositors at Imperial Bank Limited (IBL) have welcomed news that the bank will be sold off within 12 months, saving them from the gruesome pain of liquidation that historically takes years. Central Bank of Kenya Friday put out a notice to sell the lender, inviting former shareholders of the bank and other strategic investors interested in the failed 5

June 23, 2017 7:09 PM Court of Appeal affirms High Court decision on Presidential results

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s coalition won another round against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when the Court of Appeal ruled that elections results announced at constituency level will be final. Friday, the IEBC suffered a major setback after a five-judge bench affirmed the High Court’s decision that results declared

June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 23, 2017 6:36 PM Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

June 23, 2017 4:46 PM Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

NAIROBI, Kenya — “Several” participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday. Rapid screening tests were positive for cholera as further tests were underway to confirm the diagnosis, the association said in a statement. “We are, however