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November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament 34

November 1, 2017 9:43 AM Kilifi MP defends push for secession

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before 10

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 7

October 31, 2017 3:37 PM NCCK: Create office for opposition leader

Protestant churches have called for a change in law to create the positions of the office of the official leader of opposition, as well as that of a prime minister and two deputies. The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) on Tuesday said the additional positions – to be created through Parliament or a referendum – will help promote inclusivity 8

October 31, 2017 3:19 PM We exposed tyranny of numbers in Jubilee to be fraud, says Raila Odinga

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has termed the October 26 repeat presidential election a meaningless exercise that should be forgotten. Addressing the country after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta winner on Monday, NASA leader Raila Odinga said it was time for his movement to begin the essential task of making 9

October 31, 2017 3:05 PM Uhuru was not democratically elected, says Raila

NASA leader Raila Odinga has announced establishment of peoples’ assembly, a broad based forum to discuss issues affecting Kenyans. The people’s assembly will be a forum of elected leaders, members of the civil society and religious leaders who will be discussing issues affecting Kenyans and pass resolutions that can be debated in county assemblies 9

October 31, 2017 2:56 PM Churches want return of Prime Minister post

The National Council of Churches of Kenya wants the creation of positions of Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. The move, the council says, will unite the country and end the current political impasse. Speaking during a press conference, NCCK Secretary General, Reverend Canon Peter Karanja called on Parliament to amend the constitution to create 23

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6

October 31, 2017 7:38 AM Tanzanian Opposition Leader Arrested for Inflammatory Speech

Tanzania’s opposition Alliance for Change and Transparency said its leader, Zitto Kabwe, was arrested on Tuesday and is being questioned over a speech he gave on Oct. 29. “He talked about the quality of life of Tanzanians, the state of the economy and how to defeat the ruling party,” Abdallah Khamis, the party’s spokesman, said by phone. Kabwe has been arrested 6

October 30, 2017 6:53 PM ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’

In November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. We have made some modest achievements. First, we are moving as a team together with the political leadership headed by our minister, state ministers and technical staff – all focused 8