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October 31, 2017 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 31

October 31, 2017 1:21 PM World set to bust global warming goal, but U.N. cool on threat from Trump

GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald Trump can stop, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Trump has announced he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement under which 195 countries pledged 5

October 31, 2017 5:00 AM Aukot concedes to Kenyatta, asks him to unite the nation

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was Monday declared winner of last week’s presidential election, after garnering 7.4 million votes. Aukot who came in third after National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga said in a statement following the announcement 11

October 30, 2017 5:15 PM Bishop Korir's death deals blow to peace efforts

Two weeks before last Thursday’s rerun presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa coalitions to soften their hardline stands to help ease political tension that was rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee, Bishop 10

October 30, 2017 7:00 AM How poverty stands in the way of growth

The fact that Africa struggles to meet development goals is not a secret but an understanding of the role poverty plays in this process is less common. Africa seems to be caught in a vicious cycle where a poor status of development exacerbates poverty — and poverty negatively affects the ability of Africans to meet development goals. According to the organisation 8

October 30, 2017 5:03 AM ASHIHUNDU: For Leopards to excel, here is the winning formula

AFC Leopards are GOtv Shield champions for a record 11 times, but the team management should use the current good will to source for funds early enough to cater for signing at least five experienced players. Pre-season preparations and Caf match logistics as we wait to know who will be the opponents in mid-December when the 2018 Caf draws will be out. With the transfer 10

October 29, 2017 8:25 PM Kenya: Raila Odinga Demands New Election in 90 Days

The National Super Alliance was on Sunday rooting for a new presidential election in 90 days even as its leader Raila Odinga told off those demanding his retirement from politics. Mr Odinga, who spoke in the city's violence-hit Kawangware 56 neighbourhood, said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto had lost the mandate of talking on behalf 9

October 29, 2017 9:56 AM DR Congo's Kasai conflict: 'Millions face starvation without aid'

The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai. David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared 9

October 29, 2017 7:22 AM Precious win keeps Kelantan up, Sarawak relegated from Malaysia Super League

All three teams mired in the relegation mix – Kelantan, Sarawak and T-Team – had their fate well in the hands entering the final day of the season on Saturday, but the Red Warriors were the biggest winners after their 3-1 come from behind win over Melaka. Melaka took the lead through Nicolas Swirad in the first-half but the East Coast side turned the tie around 1

October 28, 2017 3:39 PM Police, Kisumu protesters in rare unity

Amidst barricades on roads, running battles between residents and anti-police, deaths, injuries and poll boycott in Kisumu, the highlight of the day on Friday was a rare show of unity, compassion and tolerance between the two combatant parties. Tens of protestors in Kisumu on Friday evening on two occasions came to the rescue of anti-riot police officers 15