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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 10:42 AM Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

October 19, 2017 10:22 AM No turning back, poll must take place on Oct 26: an adamant Uhuru maintains

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is open to having a discussion with Opposition leader Raila Odinga on the peaceful conduct of next week’s poll but is categorical that he will not entertain the subject of their postponement. In an interview with Chamgei and Kass FM earlier on Thursday afternoon at the Nakuru

October 19, 2017 10:22 AM Chebukati cancels scheduled meeting with presidential candidates

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed scheduled meeting with presidential candidates which was to happen today (Thursday afternoon). The commission did not give details for cancellation, neither did it announce alternative date for the meeting. On Wednesday 18, IEBC said it would meet the candidates to iron out issues

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Abraham Kiplagat Mutai, a blogger who had challenged the inclusion of Ekuru Aukot in the repeat presidential poll, has withdrawn his case.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 8:30 AM Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme

October 19, 2017 8:09 AM New Mandela memoir launched in South Africa

The new installment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his view of the country’s first multi-racial elections in 1994. Mandela’s unfinished handwritten draft of the book was completed

October 19, 2017 6:45 AM Raila to meet Chebukati

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga will, after all, meet the electoral commission today as President Kenyatta sends a representative. Mr Odinga had earlier told Nation that he would not attend today’s meeting between the commission and seven presidential candidates. The meeting was called by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

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 19, 2017 5:39 AM Jimi Wanjigi's father condemns police raid, destruction of his son's property

NAIROBI, KENYA: Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee