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September 20, 2017 2:50 PM Blame for nullified poll lies squarely on IEBC: Supreme Court

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Supreme Court on Wednesday laid bare its reasons for – by a majority – declaring the August 8 presidential election and the result thereof, null and void. Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, judges Isaac Lenaola and Smokin Wanjala (in absentia) sought to show why elections are more than just about

September 20, 2017 1:22 PM High Court upholds decision to deny Deya bail

By RACHEAL MBURU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The High Court has affirmed the decisions by a magistrate’s court to deny controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya bail. This is after Justice Luka Kimaru declined to free the man of the cloth pending hearing of a case in which he is facing charges of child stealing. Deya had through lawyer John Swaka moved 1

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 20, 2017 9:34 AM Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds or whether

September 20, 2017 8:17 AM Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds -- the court has already said in its brief Sept. 1 ruling that some tallying

September 20, 2017 7:46 AM Drugged and robbed: I shook off a rocky start to thrive at tattooing

It may not seem like it now, but just a few years ago, having a tattoo was considered a risqué statement. It was often associated with a subtle rebellion, which meant tattoo artists were few and far between. But as more and more people got interested in tattoos as an art form, the industry began to see steady growth. Despite this growth, though, tattooing

September 20, 2017 5:29 AM Police barricade roads near Supreme Court ahead of full ruling

Roads near Supreme Court in Nairobi were Wednesday morning barricaded ahead of the release of full judgment of the nullified presidential polls. Anti-riot police were positioned on City Hall Way, Taifa Road and part of Wabera Street directing away motorists and pedestrians. A huge police barricade was also placed outside the Supreme Court signaling no through

September 19, 2017 5:35 PM Police imposter changes plea

A man who impersonated an administration police officer and lived at a training camp for nearly six months has denied charges levelled against him. Mr Kennedy Mojong’ Ekale, 26, who had appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi on Monday and pleaded guilty to the offence of false pretence, on Tuesday denied that charge. He was to be sentenced but he informed 1

September 19, 2017 3:10 PM Omtata wants MP Ngunjiri declared unfit to hold public office

Human rights activist Okiya Omtata wants Nyeri MP Derrick Ngunjiri Wambugu declared unfit to hold public office over his petition against the Chief Justice David Maraga. In a petition Omtata queries the conduct of Wambugu as a state officer, and want his petition against the CJ quashed and the CJ compensated for violation of his rights. Omtata argues

September 19, 2017 9:31 AM GSU officer who shot lover dies at KNH

The police officer who on Saturday shot his girlfriend dead in a cyber café on Nairobi’s Tom Mboya Street before turning the gun on himself has died in hospital. Constable Simon Njoroge Njau died at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he had been hospitalised since the incident. The officer who served in the General Service Unit (GSU) shot Anne Wanjuhi 1