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September 20, 2017 1:08 PM IEBC meeting with parties put off to await full Supreme Court ruling

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed a meeting with the Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance to allow time for the consideration of issues arising from a detailed Supreme Court ruling on the annulment of the August 8 presidential election, due Wednesday. Commission

September 19, 2017 9:05 PM I have never met Supreme Court judges, Orengo says

National Super Alliance lawyer James Orengo has denied meeting Supreme Court judges who annulled President Uhuru's Kenyatta's August 8 re-election. Mr Orengo, who is said to have met Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola, accused unnamed individuals of plotting to tarnish his name. Speaking in Naivasha yesterday, the Siaya senator 2

September 19, 2017 10:01 AM Two Supreme Court judges targeted in fresh petition

Two petitions have been filed at the Judicial Service Commission seeking the investigation and removal from office of two Supreme Court judges, Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola over alleged gross misconduct. The two Supreme Court judges are among four who annulled President Kenyatta’s win in the August 8 General Elections 1

September 19, 2017 8:28 AM Kenya election: Voting system ‘cannot be ready’ for October re-run

The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. French firm OT-Morpho says it needs to reinstall the complex voting

September 19, 2017 6:06 AM Why Kenyans are not pleased with Governor Sonko for suspending ban on matatus

Governor Mike Sonko has ceded to the appeals by matatu owners and has suspended the ban on matatus in the CBD by a month. The governor gave the matatu owners a grace period of one month so that they can regulate the traffic of their matatus at the city centre. However, Sonko said that he will enforce the ban if the matatu owners fail to work out a strategy

September 19, 2017 4:21 AM Sonko suspends matatu ban in Nairobi CBD for a month

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended for one month the directive to ban public service vehicles from the city central business district which was to start on Wednesday. This comes at a time when there is an ongoing infighting between two matatu groups which forced operators and matatu owners to seek intervention from the county government. The Matatu

September 18, 2017 9:03 PM How NASA, Jubilee rivalry has split giant Dock Worker Union

Rival political factions within the Dock Workers Union (DWU) are threatening to split the 5,000-strong members as the October 17 repeat presidential election approaches. Union leaders are split in their support for the National Super Alliance (NASA) and Jubilee Party. Secretary General Simon Sang, who is under pressure to resign over graft allegations

September 18, 2017 9:02 PM Raila Odinga moves in to calm jitters after key House leaders are named

The Opposition is divided over a line-up of parliamentary leaders that the coalition has submitted to Parliament. The list of eight MPs named by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to senior positions in the National Assembly and Senate were submitted to the clerks of both Houses yesterday morning, sparking protests within the coalition. With a storm

September 18, 2017 9:02 PM Kenya forms team to negotiate international trade deals

The Government has formed a multi-agency council to coordinate bilateral, regional, inter-regional and multilateral trade. In a gazette notice yesterday, Industry, Trade and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed said the National Trade Negotiations Council (NTNC) will identify trade policy gaps, give guidance and advise government on key trade

September 18, 2017 7:18 PM Coast MPs protest over John Mbadi's post

Confusion gripped the National Super Alliance on Monday over its list of nominees for parliamentary leadership with its leader Raila Odinga explaining that the matter had not been fully addressed by the affiliate parties. Mr Odinga made the comments even as Suba South MP John Mbadi said that Nasa had settled on him as the leader of minority in the National 1