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April 23, 2017 12:17 PM IEBC rejects request by political parties to extend primaries deadline

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) , Chairpersons of National Election Boards and Secretaries General of all political parties conducting primaries had a meeting on April 23 to discuss the status of political party primaries and the electoral code of conduct. The meeting reflected on the status of party primaries so far and the commitment

April 23, 2017 9:24 AM Governor Mutua welcomes jubilee losers to Maendeleo chap chap

Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader Alfred Mutua has urged aspirants who feel short-changed in the ongoing parties' primaries to join his outfit. "If things have not worked out well in the primaries for one reason or the other, just join MCC," he said. The Machakos Governor said the law allowed party hopping up to May 8. "The law is clear on the issue and I welcome

April 22, 2017 9:31 PM Interference with Jubilee secretariat led to messed up primaries

The chaos and confusion that marked the Jubilee Party nominations across the country on Friday was the culmination of turf wars at the secretariat and warning signs that were ignored for months, the Sunday Nation has learnt. This came as Deputy President William Ruto held crisis talks — one of a series since Friday — at the party headquarters in Pangani

April 22, 2017 9:00 PM Aspirants demand refund of money spent in campaigns

Aspirants were left ruing wastage of resources worth millions of shillings in the wake of the cancelled Jubilee Party nominations. The aspirants, who would now be required to dig deeper into their pockets to finance campaigns for the repeat exercise, say the rescheduling of the nominations has extra financial needs. Yesterday, former Devolution Cabinet

April 22, 2017 7:14 PM Father of Uasin Gishu cycling gubernatorial aspirant passes on

Just as Jubilee Party primaries failed to take place in Uasin Gishu County evoking heated emotions among aspirants, Solomon Kiptarbei Maritim, a gubernatorial aspirant has lost his father. Kiptarbei popularly known for his humble campaign in which he has been riding his bicycle to reach out to voters, told Sunday Standard that his father passed on Thursday

April 22, 2017 4:59 PM Jubilee Party announces dates for repeat nominations

Jubilee nominations flopped amid claims of bribery, ballots tampering and intimidation. This led to a total recall of the primaries held on Friday, 21 April by the Jubilee Party Head of Secretariat Raphael Tuju. Monday: Nairobi, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kirinyaga, Bomet and Nandi. Tuesday: Lamu, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Kilifi, tana river

April 22, 2017 1:35 PM France on edge as presidential vote looms

Paris - France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The Islamic State-claimed slaying of the officer on the Champs Elysees thrust questions of security to the fore of campaigning after nine months of relative

April 22, 2017 1:17 PM Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

PARIS/PAPEETE, French Polynesia French overseas territories and residents in some U.S. states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape. Of 47 million registered French voters, there are fewer than a million resident in far-flung

April 22, 2017 1:02 PM Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe's grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe's splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year's election could test his supremacy. Any opposition bloc would first have to overcome fierce rivalries within their various camps, and then hold together in an intense and often violent political

April 22, 2017 12:21 PM Uhuru blames turnout for shambolic Jubilee primaries

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday said under-preparedness caused the chaos and confusion in Friday's Jubilee primaries. During a press briefing at State House in Nairobi the President said shortage of voting materials was due to a huge voter turnout. He said the party cancelled the entire nominations exercise, "because doing anything to the contrary