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September 21, 2017 4:12 AM Trump urges 'strong & swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

The violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state began on 25 August and forced 422,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, fleeing a military offensive the UN has branded ethnic cleansing. UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President

September 20, 2017 4:04 PM Over 200 student hit by food poisoning in Baringo school

More than 200 students of Kituro High School in Baringo Central have been sent home over suspected food poisoning. The learners, who were complaining of stomach pains and headache, were treated at a Kituro Health Centre and sent home. The school's head-teacher Salina Rotich on Wednesday confirmed that the students went home since Monday, and that some had already

September 20, 2017 1:08 PM IEBC meeting with parties put off to await full Supreme Court ruling

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed a meeting with the Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance to allow time for the consideration of issues arising from a detailed Supreme Court ruling on the annulment of the August 8 presidential election, due Wednesday. Commission 1

September 20, 2017 9:42 AM The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

Kenya’s police tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment Wednesday on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities. It made the decision in response

September 20, 2017 9:34 AM Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds or whether

September 20, 2017 8:17 AM Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds -- the court has already said in its brief Sept. 1 ruling that some tallying

September 19, 2017 6:54 PM Past 'sins' haunt Raila in ICT firm Morpho fiasco

Nasa leader Raila Odinga is at the center of a political storm after Jubilee MPs implicated him in the direct sourcing of French-based technology firm OT-Morpho in 2012. The legislators said Mr Odinga, who is against the firm providing the result transmission system for the repeat presidential poll, was actively engaged in the controversial government-to-government

September 19, 2017 8:28 AM Kenya election: Voting system ‘cannot be ready’ for October re-run

The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. French firm OT-Morpho says it needs to reinstall the complex voting

September 18, 2017 7:18 PM Coast MPs protest over John Mbadi's post

Confusion gripped the National Super Alliance on Monday over its list of nominees for parliamentary leadership with its leader Raila Odinga explaining that the matter had not been fully addressed by the affiliate parties. Mr Odinga made the comments even as Suba South MP John Mbadi said that Nasa had settled on him as the leader of minority in the National 1

September 18, 2017 3:20 PM Raila demands for jailing of IEBC officials over election illegalities

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga is now demanding for the immediate arrest and jailing of IEBC officials responsible for the irregularities and illegalities in the August 8 elections. Speaking during a press conference at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi, Raila said the lot that conducted the last elections must watch the repeat election from their