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October 18, 2017 11:30 AM For Uhuru, it is nothing but prayer

President Kenyatta on Wednesday asked Kenyans to pray for the nation, asking God to guide a country he said badly needed God’s grace. Speaking hours after electoral agency commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned, blaming irreconcilable divisions in the commission, President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period 2

October 16, 2017 1:57 AM Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests despite ban

MOMBASSA, KENYA – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting 1

October 15, 2017 7:24 AM Is Jubilee raid on Raila's NASA a ploy to weaken the Opposition?

The recent wave of political defections from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to the Jubilee Party is likely to weaken the Opposition ahead of the repeat presidential election. Although NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has downplayed the defections, terming them the work of August 8 bitter losers seeking political mileage, analysts argue they might 5

October 14, 2017 8:55 PM Uhuru goes for Kibaki’s key advisers in strategic changes ahead of polls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has embarked on a series of changes that have seen some influential individuals who worked for his predecessor Mwai Kibaki playing a bigger role as his advisers. The need for more experienced hands, according to insiders, is informed by a set of what some in the president’s camp see as political miscalculations that have seen the opposition 7

October 14, 2017 1:19 PM Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu graduates with Master’s degree from KeMU (Photos)

Kiambu Governor has graduated with a Master’s degree from the Kenya Methodist University. Governor Ferdinand Waititu graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from KeMU on Saturday. The popular Governor also referred to as ‘Baba Yao’ was among 2,800 other graduands during the institution’s 17th graduation ceremony. Former Kiambu governor William

October 14, 2017 10:22 AM Raila or no Raila, poll must go on— Aukot

Thirdway Alliance Kenya presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has now dropped his opposition to inclusion of all eight candidates in the fresh election. Dr Aukot on Saturday also said the poll will continue with or without Nasa leader Raila Odinga who dramatically withdrew on Wednesday and demanded a new election 90 days after fresh nominations. "The fresh 6

October 12, 2017 9:10 PM Your questions on October 26 poll standoff answered

Tuesday’s announcement by Opposition leader Raila Odinga that he was pulling out of a repeat duel with President Uhuru Kenyatta has generated uncertainty in the country. The Standard sought out experts to put to rest some of Kenyans’ fears. Although activist Okiya Omtatah has filed a constitutional petition at the High Court for formation of a caretaker 12

October 11, 2017 9:10 PM Decision to include Aukot in presidential election stirs NASA's decision to boycott polls

High Court's decision to include Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot in the repeat presidential election has put NASA leader Raila Odinga in a tight corner after withdrawing from the race. Mr Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka based their decision to quit the race on paragraphs 289 and 290 of the 2013 Supreme Court presidential election

October 11, 2017 12:58 PM Nasa protests as IEBC mulls next move

Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition protesters who burned tyres and lobbed stones, a day after their leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the presidential race, plunging the country into uncharted waters. As poll officials mulled their next move, opinions were split on what the veteran opposition leader's move could mean for a dramatic 9

October 11, 2017 10:47 AM Kenya's opposition leader withdraws from race, demands fresh elections

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (3rd L) speaks during a press briefing in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Oct. 10, 2017. Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday withdrew from presidential rerun slated for Oct. 26. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune) NAIROBI, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday pulled out of a scheduled presidential 3