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June 25, 2017 7:43 AM Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissident after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship, drawing criticism from international human rights groups. The California-based Vietnam Reform Party, or Viet Tan, said its member Pham Minh Hoang was forcibly taken from his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City on Friday evening and placed 1

June 25, 2017 6:32 AM NASA parties’ rivalry worsens over county seats

The rivalry between National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliate parties in the race for Bungoma governor’s seat played out in the presence of Opposition flag-bearer Raila Odinga. The rivalry pitting ODM and Ford Kenya was so pronounced that it led to a commotion during the alliance’s campaign rally in the county. Trouble started when Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale 1

June 25, 2017 5:19 AM Poor Kenyans happier than the rich, new survey shows

Despite the tough economic times, the poorest people in Kenya (73 per cent) are living happier lives than the richest (72 per cent). However, seven in 10 citizens (71 per cent) say that all things considered, they are happy. And, one in 20 (five per cent) say they are unhappy, and one in four (24 per cent) that they are neither happy nor unhappy. One in six Kenyans

June 24, 2017 7:56 PM Joho rivals claim their billboards not allowed in Mombasa

Three Mombasa gubernatorial candidates Saturday claimed the county government has denied them permits to erect campaign billboards. Senator Hassan Omar of the Wiper Democratic Movement, Suleiman Shahbal of Jubilee Party and Hezron Awiti of the Vibrant Democratic Party (VDP) said their applications to erect billboards across the county have not been approved 3

June 24, 2017 5:49 PM Jeremy Corbyn puts politics centre stage at Glastonbury Festival

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rockstar reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined. Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Mr Corbyn attracted a surge of support from 18-24-year-olds that helped 2

June 24, 2017 3:42 PM Hassan Joho badly exposed by fiercest rival

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho's bitter political rival has accused him of underhand tactics to win the seat in the August General Election. Jubilee Mombasa gubernatorial candidate Suleiman Shahbal on Friday, June 23, claimed Joho has threatened billboard companies from hosting his campaign advertisement on their billboards. Shahbal in a statement seen on social 1

June 24, 2017 10:33 AM OPINION: Independent candidates are the true enemies of Kenya

Kenyan politicians never believe in a process they pretend to respect. Each election cycle, political parties are conjured up like kindergarten magic only to disappear for four years. Without established political parties, we will never develop national culture to be proud of. True political parties belong to its membership and with developed strategies 3

June 24, 2017 6:22 AM NASA is dividing country along tribal lines, says President Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 2

June 24, 2017 5:55 AM Uhuru: NASA is dividing country along tribal lines

President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused the National Super Alliance (NASA) of seeking to divide the country along tribal lines. Speaking at roadside rallies in Meru County, the President said NASA had demonstrated its main concern were the 10 million voters it claims are supporting the Opposition and not the whole population of 45 million Kenyans. He said NASA leader 5

June 24, 2017 5:36 AM Son chops off father's right hand while fighting over ODM campaign posters in Kakamega

A man in Lirhende village, Kakamega County, chopped off his father’s right hand after they differed over campaign posters of two ward aspirants. Area assistant chief Alex Minish said Chrisantus Mwinamo, who is still at large, had engaged his brother Cedrick Vihembo in a physical fight for destroying the campaign posters of Edwin Papala, an ODM candidate 2