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October 19, 2017 3:45 PM MP Njomo wants Raila’s withdrawal declared inconsequential

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Kiambu Town Constituency MP Jude Njomo has moved to court seeking to have Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from next week’s presidential election declared null and void. In a petition filed before the High Court Thursday, the lawmaker through his lawyer Kibe Mungai argues that Odinga’s withdrawal from the race ought

October 19, 2017 9:18 AM Drama as blogger withdraws appeal against Aukot

Abraham Kiplagat Mutai, a blogger who had challenged the inclusion of Ekuru Aukot in the repeat presidential poll, has withdrawn his case. But before the withdrawal on Thursday, there was controversy after two law firms fought over his representation at the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. Lawyer Nelson Havi, who filed the appeal, had told judges Alnashir

October 19, 2017 7:44 AM IEBC chair Chebukati says he wont resign, asks those adversely mentioned to quit

NewsIEBC regrets Roselyn Akombe's resignation Kenya's electoral body chairman Wafula Chebukati has vowed not to resign despite calls from politicians who say it will be good for the country. "I know there are elements who would love nothing more than to hear me announce my resignation at this point. “Resignation would be the easiest thing to do but I am determined

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Wafula Chebukati sets conditions for him to remain as IEBC chair

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has publicly admitted that divisions were harming the agency’s operations. He warned that he could not guarantee a credible election without critical staff changes. Mr Chebukati set conditions that must be fulfilled before he can continue serving in his position at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries

October 18, 2017 1:46 PM USAID-funded farmers program creates 4,000 jobs

Access to capital and low levels of skills remains key challenges for a majority of those in the agricultural value chain in Kenya. Feed the Future Initiative, a USAID-funded program, says offering targeted financial support and tailored technical assistance could help small scale farmers as well as those in the value chain realize their full potential 2

October 18, 2017 12:41 PM Chebukati asks staff adversely mentioned in bungled August poll to quit

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, now wants Secretariat staff blamed for bungling the August 8 presidential election to step aside. Chebukati who made his first address after the resignation of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe said a seven-member project

October 18, 2017 10:29 AM Resigning IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe was one of the most visible election managers

The eleventh day of August 2017 was a tense one for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission bigshots. Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati was under pressure to declare Uhuru Kenyatta as president-elect. NASA was also on the man’s case warning that a declaration without processing all the results was null and avoid. The tension was palpable

October 18, 2017 8:23 AM IEBC commissioner flees Kenya, resigns from New York

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) staff Roselyne Akombe has resigned from her job, eight days before October 26 repeat presidential election. In a statement, Akombe said the repeat presidential election as currently constituted cannot meet the basic expectations of free, fair and credible election. “We need the Commission 1

October 18, 2017 8:23 AM Roselyne Akombe's exit: Kenyans react

Mixed reactions have greeted news of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe’s resignation from the IEBC. Leaders and ordinary Kenyans on Tuesday took to social media to express their feelings on Dr Akombe’s dramatic exit. Some condemned her resignation and branded her “a National Super Alliance Coalition (Nasa) mole” at IEBC while others said she is “a heroine 1