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November 2, 2017 5:43 AM Akombe heads back to work at UN

Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe returned to work at United Nations Headquarters in New York City two weeks after she resigned from the electoral agency. Dr Akombe, who shocked many by resigning from the electoral commission less than a week to the repeat presidential election confirmed to the Nation that she had indeed resumed her job at the UN but with a caveat 25

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Gunfire as rare protests hit streets of Eritrea's capital

Addis Ababa - The United States embassy in Asmara has issued a warning about protests and gunfire in the Eritrean capital, though details of the rare bout of unrest remain unclear. Eritrea is one of the world's most repressive countries and demonstrations are uncommon, but the embassy had on Tuesday issued a statement about "gunfire at several locations 17

October 31, 2017 10:29 PM Paris agreement targets leave 'alarming gap' to slow climate change: UN report

Canada has no immediate plans to raise emission cutting targets, despite UN pressure Canada has no immediate plans to raise its targets for cutting emissions, despite pressure from the United Nations to step it up or risk the failure of the Paris climate change agreement. In the 2015 Paris accord, 196 countries, including Canada, agreed to set national 3

October 31, 2017 6:15 PM Businessmen, professionals congratulate President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta for his win in repeat poll

Members of the Hood Group Businessmen and Professionals have congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for his win in the just concluded repeat poll terming it a great step towards nation building and restoration of investor confidence in the economy. Addressing the press at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, the business consortium asked Kenya to end the politics 1

October 31, 2017 3:37 PM NCCK: Create office for opposition leader

Protestant churches have called for a change in law to create the positions of the office of the official leader of opposition, as well as that of a prime minister and two deputies. The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) on Tuesday said the additional positions – to be created through Parliament or a referendum – will help promote inclusivity 8

October 31, 2017 3:05 PM Uhuru was not democratically elected, says Raila

NASA leader Raila Odinga has announced establishment of peoples’ assembly, a broad based forum to discuss issues affecting Kenyans. The people’s assembly will be a forum of elected leaders, members of the civil society and religious leaders who will be discussing issues affecting Kenyans and pass resolutions that can be debated in county assemblies 9

October 31, 2017 2:56 PM Churches want return of Prime Minister post

The National Council of Churches of Kenya wants the creation of positions of Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. The move, the council says, will unite the country and end the current political impasse. Speaking during a press conference, NCCK Secretary General, Reverend Canon Peter Karanja called on Parliament to amend the constitution to create 23

October 30, 2017 10:08 AM IEBC to declare Uhuru Kenyatta President-elect

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is Monday afternoon expected to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party the President elect after the repeat Presidential poll. President Kenyatta has garnered 7,483,895 million votes. Raila Odinga of NASA who withdrew from the fresh Presidential race but his name was maintained on the ballot 7

October 30, 2017 8:17 AM Attack of media on election coverage in bad taste and against the law

Reporting of electoral proceedings is at the core of ensuring transparency of the process and thus, any form of interference is not only in bad taste but also against the law. Media houses in Kenya did a wonderful job as far as coverage of the repeat presidential election is concerned. A lot of logistics was involved in live coverage of electoral proceedings 1

October 29, 2017 11:52 PM Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi slum and told thousands of cheering supporters that the government intends to rule by force 17