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August 21, 2017 5:49 AM Nyamira residents scramble for bread and soda as governors draw clear distinctive line

More elected governors are taking the oath of office in memorable events with a number seeking to slash millions allocated for their inauguration ceremonies saying the money could serve other electorate needs. In Nyamira County, John Nyangarama retained his seat on an ODM party ticket surviving pressure from Jubilee's Walter Nyambati who came inches 4

August 20, 2017 5:25 PM NASA raises concerns over death of second IEBC official

National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal, Musalia Mudavadi, has raised the red flag over the death of a second Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) official one day after the commission’s ICT Director, Chris Msando, was laid to rest in his Lifunga Kobiero rural home in Ugenya, Siaya County. Speaking at Milimani Guest House after 6

August 20, 2017 1:05 PM President Kenyatta to grace inaugurations of Sonko, Laboso as governors

By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – President Uhuru Kenyatta will this week attend the inaugurations of the Nairobi Governor-elect Mike Sonko and Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu says the move is a reassurance of support to the leaders as they begin their journey of service to Kenyans. The two seats 4

August 20, 2017 12:31 PM Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

The model, Gabriella Engels, 20, said that she had been with Mrs. Mugabe’s sons, Robert Mugabe Jr., 25, and Chatunga Mugabe, 21, and others in a hotel on Aug. 13 when their mother burst in and began beating her with the extension cord as 10 bodyguards watched. “There was blood everywhere,” Ms. Engels told a South African broadcaster. “She flipped and just kept beating 5

August 20, 2017 6:45 AM Relaxed Jubilee politicians ignoring tough complaints in NASA's petition

A good number of Jubilee MPs and Senators have come out to dismiss the presidential elections petition filed on Friday by the NASA coalition legal team at the Supreme Court to an extent that they have declared that they will overthrow the matter in court. The Jubilee politicians have treated the case by NASA with disregard saying the volumes of work to be served 2

August 20, 2017 5:15 AM IEBC bosses lobby want say in choosing poll petition lawyers

Behind the scenes, top Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were battling to have a say in the appointment of lawyers who will represent them in the petition lodged by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory. The petition, which was filed on August 18 by Nasa presidential candidate 4

August 19, 2017 9:00 PM Jubilee: Why we will beat NASA again

Political players within the Jubilee Party are now declaring that they will floor Raila Odinga in court, again. The leaders said the petition filed by NASA is weak, inconsistent and incapable of overturning President Kenyatta's election. Tharaka Nithi Senator-elect Prof Kithure Kindiki led the onslaught against the petition, saying despite filing volumes 4

August 19, 2017 2:46 PM South Africa Minister resigns over assault claim

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office said he had accepted Mr Manana’s resignation, and thanked him for “his contribution to the work of government”. Mr Manana had previously apologised for what he called a “shameful incident 4

August 19, 2017 11:45 AM South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said he had accepted Mr Manana's resignation, and thanked him for "his contribution 3

August 19, 2017 10:30 AM Nigeria leader to fly home after UK treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said. The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home where calls have grown for him to either return or resign. A presidency 3