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October 16, 2017 11:39 AM Jubilee election losers say squabbling ahead of repeat polls driving Kenya to a precipice

A section of Jubilee-allied leaders who lost in the last elections have warned that the country is on the verge of disintegration. Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr Kilemi Mwiria Sunday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to seek a political

October 14, 2017 1:49 PM Rwanda pursues democracy rooted in needs of her people

An article published in the Sunday Standard of October 8, under the headline “Corrupt power that has placed East African region in constant anarchy” by Daud Osman, cannot go unchallenged. The writer purports to portray Rwanda as a dictatorship and the recent elections that returned President Paul Kagame to another term in office as illegitimate 4

October 14, 2017 5:09 AM Addicted mother:My children knew heroine before they knew food

Don’t judge me just yet; you can never understand the slavery drugs gets someone into unless you have been there yourself. My entry into drug-abuse was gradual: I started sniffing glue when I was a girl. I am the fifth born among nine siblings and we all grew up in Kawangware slums. I loathed school although, at the back of my mind, I always thought 1

October 13, 2017 9:10 PM Raila Odinga: Why there will be no repeat presidential polls on October 26

NASA leader Raila Odinga and former UN Deputy Secretary General, Lord Mark Malloch Brown. (Photo: Courtesy) National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the polls agency would be performing an illegality if it goes on with the October 26 presidential election. In an interview with Saturday Standard at The Conrad Hotel in St James 4

October 13, 2017 8:14 PM NGWIRI: Matiang’i was right to ban street riots, a clear and present danger

It is amazing how selective we can be in our interpretation of the Constitution when it suits our purposes. Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has once again infuriated a huge number of Kenyans for doing his duty according to the law, and he is not going to hear the last of it in the foreseeable future. The problem with Matiang’i is that he had the audacity 4

October 13, 2017 12:45 PM NEMA intensifies crackdown on the use of plastic bags

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 13 – The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has revealed that several arrests have been made since the introduction of the plastic ban in the country. The ban on the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags was announced by the Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu on February 28 this year. Speaking 7

October 12, 2017 4:40 AM Was Babu Owino lured into a trap laid by some Jubilee Mps?

Did some Nairobi Jubilee MPs gang up to assault Embakasi East MP Babu Owino for insulting president Uhuru Kenyatta? Grapevine has established that Owino who was involved in a scuffle with Starehe MP Charles Njagua alias Jaguar at the media centre, was advised against venturing into the main parliamentary chambers, amidst claims that a plot had been hatched 9

October 11, 2017 9:18 AM Reasons why judicial accountability is critical to credible justice

Last week’s developments within judicial sanctums in Kenya and at the International Criminal Court have demonstrated again the need for robust mechanisms of judicial accountability. In the Kenyan context, a complaint by Rashid Mohammed claiming that the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Esther Nyaiyaki, had doctored her Scrutiny Report on Presidential 4

October 11, 2017 8:50 AM In Parliament This Week

On Tuesday 3rd October the Senate dealt with all stages of this Bill without making any amendments. Now that it has been approved by both Houses, the Bill can be sent to the President for his assent and signature and subsequent publication as an Act in the Government Gazette. The Bill as finally approved incorporated amendments made by the National 5

October 11, 2017 7:07 AM IEBC likely to turn to Supreme Court after Raila twist

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – The Supreme Court is on Wednesday expected to once again find itself playing referee in a bruising battle for the presidency. The court is due to hear an application filed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati on how he should go about verifying presidential election 7