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August 17, 2017 5:49 AM US Export-Import and overseas Private Investment Corporation to finance the project

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) is now set to oversee the construction of a new high speed highway that will cost Sh230 billion. Bechtel International, a US based engineering firm will do the construction after signing the agreement with the Kenya's Highway Authority. "Bechtel has been selected to build the first high-speed 1

August 17, 2017 4:29 AM Your say- IEBC commissioner Akombe travels to US after clearance

Abraham Misoi: Dr Roselyn Akombe is a respected personality who is known all over the world, even by the UN Secretariat. She has been vetted before by the UN and the US government and to be suspicious about her in that manner is a mistake. Ben Bamra: May God have mercy on Kenyans. Some people in this government are out to destroy anyone they think does not support

August 16, 2017 9:00 PM Contractor misses deadline for Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has pushed forward the commissioning of the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline after Lebanese contractor Zakhem International failed to deliver the project in July. Completion of the pipeline, which is expected to substantially increase the flow of petroleum products and displace at least 70 trucks from the Nairobi-Mombasa 1

August 16, 2017 9:00 PM Raila takes Presidential battle to Court

The dispute over the presidential election will be placed in the hands of seven judges after the opposition coalition announced it would file a petition at the Supreme Court. Ahead of Friday’s lapsing of a deadline to lodge a petition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga Wednesday said the group had resolved to challenge 1

August 16, 2017 2:15 PM NASA to challenge election results at Supreme Court

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has resolved to move to the Supreme Court to challenge results of Kenya’s presidential election. NASA leader Raila Odinga said the alliance would not accept ‘computer-generated leaders’ saying there was a glaring fraud with the results transmission system. “The IEBC streamed provisional presidential results that were not backed 1

August 16, 2017 1:59 PM Taxman’s raid on AfriCOG aborts

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – The Kenya Revenue Authority Wednesday morning unsuccessfully tried to execute a raid on the Africa Centre for Open Governance, a day after the NGO Co-ordination Board advised the police to shut down its operations and arrest its directors. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations KRA police unit which obtained 1

August 16, 2017 11:29 AM The Latest: EU urges Kenya to publish all election results

The European Union’s election observer mission in Kenya is calling on the government to promptly publish all results forms of the disputed Aug. 8 vote. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has claimed that the election was rigged in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second term. The EU mission statement on Wednesday says the timing of the release 2

August 16, 2017 8:37 AM Why wait? 5 things Sonko has accomplished even before being sworn in as Nairobi Governor

Governor-elect Mike Sonko wants his predecessor, Evans Kidero, to stop further activities at City Hall that could compromise the county government’s financial position, including withdrawing funds from Central Bank of Kenya. He wants Dr Kidero to stop transacting any more business involving large sums of money, fearing this could cause him to inherit

August 16, 2017 8:22 AM Police and KRA officers raid AfriCOG offices in Lavington, Nairobi

Police and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers on Wednesday morning raided Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) offices at Lavington in Nairobi a day after NGOs Coordinating Board had requested Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro to halt its operations. Human rights lawyer Maina Kiai asked why the tax authorities had to bring 2

August 16, 2017 8:22 AM LSK says de-listing of human rights lobbies illegal

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 16 – The Law Society of Kenya now says that the move by the Non Governmental Organisation Coordination Board to cancel the licenses of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) is illegal. In a statement, LSK President Isaac Okero stated that the action without due process 2