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June 23, 2017 7:09 PM Court of Appeal affirms High Court decision on Presidential results

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s coalition won another round against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when the Court of Appeal ruled that elections results announced at constituency level will be final. Friday, the IEBC suffered a major setback after a five-judge bench affirmed the High Court’s decision that results declared

June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 22, 2017 2:31 PM KRA ‘blocks’ Joho’s pin, unable to file tax returns

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho claims he is unable to file his tax returns after his Kenya Revenue Authority Personal Identification Number was blocked. Through his communication director Mr Richard Chacha, Mr Joho said it is impossible for him to file his tax returns as required by law. “We know this is a continuation of Jubilee’s Government attempts 4

June 22, 2017 5:04 AM Kenya: Vote Hunt Takes Toll On Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

Every morning, for the last 10 days, President Uhuru Kenyatta's official Facebook and Twitter pages featured a map indicating where the Jubilee Party heads would be spending the day. The template for the image is a photo of the President being a literal Jubilee Party flagbearer and his running mate, Deputy President William Ruto, looking on next to him, clapping

June 21, 2017 10:14 PM Uhuru warns Raila against derailing poll

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of plotting to sabotage the August 8 General Election to force the formation of a coalition government. He said such a scheme would not be allowed to succeed on his watch, adding that Kenyans are ready to elect leaders of their choice. “Tunajua anataka serikali ya nusu mkate, lakini 2

June 21, 2017 7:36 PM President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto warn Raila team

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto yesterday accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of sowing seeds of discord among Kenyans. During a campaign tour of Murang’a, the President said the NASA presidential candidate was bent on dividing the nation. “How can a person who claims to be a national leader call for the eviction of one community 1

June 21, 2017 5:49 PM The Latest: Macron retools Cabinet after corruption scandals

French President Emmanuel Macron has brought in little-known figures to his government in a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet. Macron had planned to rearrange the government after his centrist party won a majority in parliamentary elections Sunday. He was forced to make more changes than expected because four ministers 1

June 21, 2017 4:56 PM Macron faces bigger reshuffle after justice minister quits

Justice Minister Francois Bayrou's departure is the latest drama to hit Macron's presidency. He's one of four ministers who have announced this week they're leaving the government. Bayrou announced his resignation Wednesday following allegations of misuse of European Parliament funds by the centrist party he founded, the Modem. Even more embarrassing 2

June 21, 2017 12:33 PM Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit: Queen's Speech

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to listen more closely to businesses' concerns about Britain leaving the European Union as she set out a Brexit-focused government program, pared-back to reflect her weakened authority. Chastened by an election which left her Conservative Party short of a majority in parliament and reopened debate 3

June 20, 2017 9:00 PM Peter Kenneth blames DP Ruto for defeat

Nairobi governor candidate Peter Kenneth has dragged Deputy President William Ruto into Nairobi County's charged politics. A day after his rival Senator Mike Sonko (Nairobi) asked him to shelve his political ambitions, Mr Kenneth, who is running as an independent candidate, said the DP had a hand in his miserable performance in the Jubilee Party primaries 3