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November 2, 2017 3:13 PM Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

Kenya Airways’ human resources director has resigned from the national carrier five months after joining from Tata Chemicals Magadi where he held a similar position. Sammy Chepkwony announced his departure through a memo to staff, explaining that he had decided to part ways with the airline effective Thursday to “pursue other interests.” Mr Chepkwony 798

October 24, 2017 5:05 AM Kenya's disputed election: The twists and turns

Kenyans are due to go to the polls on Thursday for a re-run of August's presidential election that was annulled by the Supreme Court on the grounds of irregularities. Voters turn out in large numbers on August 8 after a tight race between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, his longtime rival. There are fears the bad-tempered campaigning will lead to violence 71

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM EU notes strides in poll reforms, urges more transparency

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has urged the electoral commission to adopt timely reforms geared towards enhancing the transparency of next week’s fresh presidential election. In a raft of recommendations detailed in a statement released Monday, the observer group encouraged the Independent 50

October 16, 2017 4:53 AM No provisional results during repeat presidential poll – IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared it will not release provisional election results for public consumption in the repeat presidential election set for October 26. Through an internal memo dated Saturday, October 14, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba explained that returning officers at polling stations will not be allowed to display 45

October 14, 2017 8:47 PM Nkatha Maina: Low voice but loud actions at IEBC

Although she is a communication expert, the little-known Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina prefers to keep her voice low but her actions loud—very much like a submarine. And it is not surprising that someone cannot pick her out from the team of IEBC commissioners, whose vocal and most visible 47

October 12, 2017 9:03 PM Why Chebukati must rise to the occasion

Now, more than ever before, the destiny of Kenya rests in the hands of one man —Mr Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati — the self-effacing chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Kenyans are watching with hope and anxiety how the Trans Nzoia-born lawyer will steer the nation through the repeat elections slated for October 26. Almost entirely 60

October 1, 2017 8:20 PM Kenya: Sonko Abolishes Charges for City Small-Scale Traders

Small-scale traders are the first beneficiaries of the City County government's election pledge to reduce levies. In a September 14 memo to county chief officers, Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe directed a ban on fees charged on the traders. Those that will operate for free are hawkers outside the city centre who used to pay Sh30 daily, transporters 36

October 1, 2017 6:40 AM Details of police, prisons officers Sh4 billion health plan

More than 122,000 police officers, their spouses and children will from today enjoy Sh4.5 billion comprehensive medical cover under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Up to five children and one spouse of the employees of National Police Service and Kenya Prison Service will be covered under the medical scheme that officially starts today 68

September 30, 2017 9:15 PM Governors face acute cash crisis

Devolution continues to face challenges as the National Treasury is yet to release money to counties a month after governors were sworn in. This has put county governments in a tight spot, as it emerges they are not only owed by former officials, but they also owe suppliers and national government agencies billions of shillings. The situation is so dire that some counties 49

September 30, 2017 6:22 AM The underlying fears in election law changes

Fear of foul play, conspiracy, caution against courts and bid to cover actions already taken are the key underlying features of electoral law changes proposed by Jubilee administration and opposed by NASA. An insightful look into the amendments and covert interviews with people involved in their preparation reveal an administration gravely seeking to insulate 35