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November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 93

November 1, 2017 10:32 AM IEBC dismisses 3.5 million votes claimed by NASA

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has moved to clear doubts over voters’ data during the just concluded repeat presidential election. According to the data, 5.5 million voters were identified electronically, another 428,043 had their documents searched to prove their eligibility in the exercise while a further 1.6 million were identified 11

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Results for this year’s KCPE could be announced this month

The results for this year’ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination could be announced this month, the Kenya National Examinations Council has said. George Magoha, the chairman of the council, said Knec had procured 20 machines at a cost of Sh100 million to enhance marking of scripts. According to Prof Magoha, acquisition of the automated Optical 15

October 31, 2017 1:42 PM Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight security

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams kicked off smoothly across the country on Tuesday morning with over a million candidates sitting for their Mathematics, English Language and Composition papers. Distribution of examination materials across the country began at dawn with candidates 17

October 31, 2017 11:31 AM KPL set new dates for league matches

Kenyan Premier League round 31 matches have been moved forward by three days to accommodate Harambee Stars’ friendly match against Zambia. Stars are set to play Zambia on November 14th, forcing KPL to moved the game forward to November 11 with a total f nine matches lined up across the country. Meanwhile, the round of 27 catch up match between Sony Sugar 9

October 31, 2017 9:55 AM KCPE examinations begin smoothly in most parts of the country

The distribution of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination papers in the volatile Soin ward at the border of Kericho and Kisumu went on without a hitch. Soin/ Sigowet Deputy County Commissioner Josphat Mutisia said education officials and security officers did not encounter any problem as they distributed the examination papers to the candidates 19

October 31, 2017 9:11 AM Calm in Nyanza ahead of NASA announcement

An air of uneasy calm settled on Nyanza ahead of the much anticipated announcement by the National Super Alliance following the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’ s re-election on Monday. Traders, whose businesses have soaked blows in weeks of violent protests, were among those anxious over what the big announcement would be. Kisumu, Siaya, Migori 14

October 31, 2017 7:01 AM IEBC gazettes Uhuru's poll win

It is now official: The electoral commission has gazetted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto as winners in the October 26 fresh presidential poll. The declaration was done by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati through gazette notice 10808. In the poll, President Kenyatta garnered 7,483, 895 votes 19

October 30, 2017 3:09 PM Uhuru Kenyatta wins repeat election with 7.4 million votes

While the IEBC verified results of the October 26 election, NASA has already said it will not recognize Kenyatta's victory and threatened to swear in Raila Odinga as the president should the president-elect be inaugurated. NASA has also been pushing for a second repeat presidential poll in 90 days. Deputy President William Ruto has said no such thing 13

October 30, 2017 1:49 PM Mash suspends bus services in Kisumu, Kakamega

A bus company has closed its offices in parts of Western and Nyanza due to insecurity after the repeat presidential election. Mash East Africa stopped operations to and from Kisumu, Mumias, Kakamega and Malaba towns last Saturday. The management said the move was meant to protect passengers' lives and also prevent the possible destruction of the vehicles 16