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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 2:02 PM New legislators start one-week induction

Members of Parliament Monday morning started a week long induction that will see them familiarize themselves with parliamentary Standing Orders and other procedures. Members of the National Assembly are having their induction at a hotel in Nairobi while their Senate Counterparts are meeting in Naivasha. The induction in Nairobi was opened by the National

September 13, 2017 5:01 AM We were not consulted: NASA MPs who did not boycott Parliament opening set record straight

Opposition legislators yesterday made good their threat to boycott the official opening of Parliament that was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Out of the 136 MPs from parties allied to the National Super Alliance (NASA), only two lawmakers - Alfred Sambu (Webuye East) and Charles Gimose (Hamisi) of Amani National Congress and Ford Kenya respectively 11

September 12, 2017 12:55 PM Uhuru to meet Jubilee MPs before Parliament address

By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday inaugurate the 12th Parliament, paving way for the bi-cameral House to officially start transacting business. According to National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, President Kenyatta will make a statement on wide-ranging issues, including the historic Supreme Court 6

September 11, 2017 9:20 PM President Uhuru: We will kick out NASA leader Raila Odinga even if he wins

President Uhuru Kenyatta sparked angry exchanges on Monday with the Opposition with a warning that Raila Odinga would be impeached by Jubilee MPs should he be elected president. The President said his Jubilee Party has unfettered control of both the National Assembly and the Senate and would make it impossible for Raila to govern the country in the event 1

August 26, 2017 10:52 AM Deadline to link Aadhaar-PAN remains August 31, says UIDAI CEO

The Supreme Court verdict holding privacy as a fundamental right has in no way stopped quoting of Aadhaar for various schemes as well as filing of income tax returns. Tax payers will have to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the stipulated deadline, which is this month-end, as the Supreme Court verdict on privacy has no bearing on the requirement, UIDAI

August 23, 2017 3:11 PM Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of EU membership. In a government paper on the highly-sensitive topic, Britain set out its determination to negotiate a tailor-made 3

August 13, 2017 9:06 PM Raila calls strike as uneasy calm returns

An uneasy calm on Sunday settled on parts of Nairobi and Kisumu which had been hit by post-election protests even as normality returned to many parts of the country. As businesses contemplated opening on Monday, National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga called on supporters to boycott work to protest what he said was the stealing of the election and a heavy-handed 7

July 10, 2017 1:40 AM ‘March for Justice’ Ends in Istanbul With a Pointed Challenge to Erdogan

Despite their differences, however, the government and opposition leaders appeared to be taking great pains to prevent a major confrontation as the march reached its culmination. The rally on Sunday could have easily been prohibited under the state of emergency that has been in force since the coup attempt. Large numbers of police officers escorted the marchers 61

June 21, 2017 12:33 PM Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit: Queen's Speech

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to businesses' concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government program, pared-back to reflect her weakened authority. Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate 13