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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 10:01 AM Two Supreme Court judges targeted in fresh petition

Two petitions have been filed at the Judicial Service Commission seeking the investigation and removal from office of two Supreme Court judges, Deputy Chief Justice (DCJ) Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola over alleged gross misconduct. The two Supreme Court judges are among four who annulled President Kenyatta’s win in the August 8 General Elections 1

September 19, 2017 2:59 AM Weatherman warns of floods in Coast

The weatherman has warned of heavy rains that might cause flooding in various parts of the Coast region starting Tuesday. The weather advisory issued by the Kenya Meteorological Department stated that from Tuesday, Kwale, Mombasa and parts of Kilifi counties would experience heavy rains of around 30mm and above within 24 hours. “The rains may start from southern

September 18, 2017 9:02 PM Raila Odinga moves in to calm jitters after key House leaders are named

The Opposition is divided over a line-up of parliamentary leaders that the coalition has submitted to Parliament. The list of eight MPs named by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to senior positions in the National Assembly and Senate were submitted to the clerks of both Houses yesterday morning, sparking protests within the coalition. With a storm

September 18, 2017 2:19 PM Avoid wars with governors, Lusaka tells senators

Senators have been urged to play their oversight role of counties in accordance with the law and to avoid witch hunt and victimisation of governors. Speaking during the opening of an induction workshop at Simba Lodge in Naivasha, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka said members of the previous House abused their positions and engaged in all manner of allegations

September 18, 2017 12:26 PM Nigeria’s $7bn cashew export target under threat — NCAN

National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN, has warned that unless something urgent was done to address the leadership crisis rocking the association, the Federal Government’s $7 billion cashew export target annually would be derailed. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Vice President of NCAN, East Zone, comprising cashew-producing states in the South-East

September 18, 2017 9:54 AM KCB focuses on Kenyans abroad as diaspora remittances become top forex earner

Diaspora remittances to Kenya stood at Sh92 billion in the first half of 2017, a four per cent increase from the Sh88.3 billion reported in June last year. Monthly data released by the Central Bank shows a steady growth in the remittances, which are now the single largest foreign exchange source for Kenya. A Ministry of Foreign Affairs report showed 1

September 18, 2017 9:22 AM In DR Congo's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the vast region of Kasai, the authorities are now starting to register voters -- an outwardly banal operation that is nonetheless key to securing the country's stability. "It's telling proof that peace has returned to the greater 1

September 18, 2017 4:03 AM Court ruling raises hopes of women in Kenyan politics

Buoyed by record gains in last month’s elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation’s top court will enforce women’s rights to better political representation, following the surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Kenya’s highest court made history in Africa on September 1 by ordering a rerun of its presidential election, saying 1

September 18, 2017 2:26 AM Humanitarian assistance for Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia

Today I announce the Australian Government will provide further assistance in response to widespread and devastating hunger and cholera in Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. The Government will contribute $30 million in humanitarian assistance for people in these countries who are facing the risk of famine due to conflict and drought. In South Sudan and Somalia 1