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October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 37

October 31, 2017 7:24 AM Okiya Omtatah sues State over election laws

Activist Okiya Omtatah has sued the State while challenging the recent amendments to the election laws as effected by legislators affiliated to the Jubilee Party. Although the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 will not affect the just concluded repeat presidential polls, Mr Omtatah claims that the impugned laws are likely going to be relied upon in the repeat 36

October 28, 2017 6:23 AM IEBC officials in Nyanza face tough penalties

Police are investigating the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials in constituencies where election did not take place. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet Friday said some Returning Officers and Presiding Officers, their deputies and clerks disappeared to sabotage the election. The areas affected include six constituencies 43

October 28, 2017 6:09 AM Few people voted in most parts of Coast except in Lamu West Constituency

Scores of Jubilee agents failed to turn up during the repeat presidential election on Thursday, as the party blamed poor turnout at the Coast on fear and intimidation. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s point man at the Coast, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, warned that the party would take legal action against the “dishonest agents” who failed to show up in Mvita 17

October 26, 2017 9:17 AM KDF patrol Coast during poll

Security has been beefed up in Tana River, Kilifi and Lamu counties to prevent al Shabaab threats during the repeat presidential election on Thursday. Tana River County Commissioner Oningo’oi Olesosion said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), police Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU), Quick Response Team (QRT) and General Service Unit (GSU) will work closely to monitor 17

October 26, 2017 4:38 AM Voting starts in Kenya's repeat presidential election

Kenyans have started voting in the country’s repeat presidential election that the main oppositional coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa), has boycotted. Voters, armed with their national identity cards, started streaming into polling stations as early as 5am on Thursday but voting centres officially opened at 6am. Voting was delayed in some stations 80

October 22, 2017 9:55 AM Omar demands unconditional release for female terror suspect seized

family in Kibokoni, Mombasa County is in distress after anti-terror police arrested their kin on Friday night. The whereabouts of Hamida Awadh Mubarak Bahamisi, 48, remained unknown as panic swept through Mombasa’s Old Town. Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar is among those who demanded her immediate release. He described Ms Awadh as “family” saying 9

October 22, 2017 9:32 AM First batch of ballot papers arrive in Nairobi

The first batch of ballot papers for the Thursday’s fresh Presidential election arrived in the Country last night amid uncertainty at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The ballot papers will be dispatched to 10 far flunked Counties among them Tana river, Marsabit , Wajir, Lamu, Garissa, Isiolo, Samburu, Laikipia and the Diaspora 12

October 22, 2017 6:39 AM We are ready to conduct Thursday repeat poll—IEBC

The ballot papers, which arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday night, were received by the commission vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha. “We are now ready to conduct elections because we have started receiving the ballot papers,” she told journalists at the airport. She dismissed allegations of partisan interests leveled 24

October 18, 2017 7:45 PM Kenyans to enjoy fast internet as KETRACO, Liquid partner to extend Fibre Optic

Ketraco, the country’s power transmission company, has agreed to a 10-year deal that will see Liquid Telecom use the latter’s wire lines to extend fibre optic cables to far-flung counties. Liquid Telecom won the tender after Ketraco put out an advertisement seeking a firm that would design, supply, instal, manage, and commercialise its fibre network 29