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November 1, 2017 7:49 AM Liberia's Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President 2

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6

October 31, 2017 8:10 AM Murdered Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina's husband released in Kenya without charge

The estranged husband of murdered Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina, and his cousin, have been released in Kenya without charge a week after their arrests. Ms Maina's estranged husband, Cyrus Bernard Maina Njuguna, and his cousin John Njuguna Waithira, were arrested in connection to Ms Maina's murder last Tuesday. Ms Maina, a 40-year-old school teacher 1

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 7

October 31, 2017 2:30 AM Kenyan Election Authority in Disarray a Week Before Repeat Vote

Preparations for Kenya’s presidential election rerun next week are in disarray after a top official of the commission organizing the vote resigned and fled the East African nation and its chairman said his efforts to ensure a credible ballot are being thwarted. Roselyn Akombe quit the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, citing issues including 12

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient 14

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM WANJAU: Credible poll drives economic growth

The country is deeply split along two major political formations, the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (Nasa), which continue to do battle on the national electoral front, with serious ramifications for the citizens. Indeed, Jubilee under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa, which is led by Mr Raila Odinga, each garnered nearly half of all the votes 8

October 30, 2017 3:49 PM Bob Collymore is receiving specialised treatment for a number of months

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has taken medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a number of months. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sateesh Kamath and Strategy Director Joseph Ogutu will run the telecommunication company. Kamath has a strong background in strategic performance management and building robust operations across the telecoms, FMCG and manufacturing 7

October 30, 2017 8:17 AM Attack of media on election coverage in bad taste and against the law

Reporting of electoral proceedings is at the core of ensuring transparency of the process and thus, any form of interference is not only in bad taste but also against the law. Media houses in Kenya did a wonderful job as far as coverage of the repeat presidential election is concerned. A lot of logistics was involved in live coverage of electoral proceedings 1

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM MCA clobbered after 'ballot papers' impounded by youths

One person was shot and at least 11 others, among them a Member of the County Assembly, were injured when they were caught up in a fracas between police and protesters. Vihiga Police Station Deputy OCS Henry Recha, who rushed to the scene in civilian clothes, was also roughed up by police officers and seriously injured. The altercation between the police 7