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November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 203

October 29, 2017 7:38 AM IEBC to announce next step on Nyanza voting

The presidential election results are expected to be announced Sunday after a laborious verification process at Bomas of Kenya. This even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it will Sunday make a decision on whether the four counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Migori will vote in the repeat presidential election 26

October 28, 2017 7:06 AM Raila: Uhuru will not have it easy

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga now says he can only dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta on holding fresh elections in 90 days and nothing else. Because Mr Kenyatta shunned dialogue before Thursday’s repeat poll, Mr Odinga holds that there is little else left to talk about. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Mr Odinga said that even if Mr Kenyatta 64

October 27, 2017 10:46 PM Contentious poll law changes won’t apply to repeat election

Saturday is the fourteenth day since President Uhuru Kenyatta informed the country that he had received the election laws bill, whose passage was marked by controversy. It will however take some time before the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017, takes effect. In fact, the bill enabling the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to announce 23

October 27, 2017 8:20 PM Four killed as opposition asks supporters to keep out of harm’s way

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have urged their supporters stay out of harm’s way as four people died in Bungoma, Migori, Karachuonyo and Kawangware. Speaking separately, the opposition leaders claimed security officers attacked defenseless women, children and other residents of various places in Nyanza and Bungoma. A young man who was reportedly 37

October 27, 2017 10:02 AM The Latest: Catalan lawmakers file secession motion

Catalan separatist lawmakers have filed a motion to hold a vote in the upcoming regional parliament session on whether to establish a republic independent of Spain. People gather outside the Catalan parliament in support for a unilateral declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said Thursday 30

October 26, 2017 11:37 PM Jubilee, Nasa MPs in scuffle at Panafric

A scuffle ensued between Jubilee and Nasa MPs at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi over a cup of tea and the repeat presidential election. Opposition legislators led by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed had earlier called a press conference to comment about the repeat poll which they said was a sham and had that it flopped terribly due to the poor turnout witnessed 22

October 26, 2017 10:07 PM Nasa sees Chiloba’s hand in repeat poll

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba, who took a three-week leave from duty prior to the October 26 presidential repeat election, has denied claims by the opposition Nasa that he played a roll in the poll. Nasa claimed Thursday that Mr Chiloba made several calls to the commission’s county coordinators, especially in the opposition strongholds, to “cook up results 26

October 26, 2017 5:40 PM Jubilee, Nasa MPs engage in a scuffle at city hotel

Members of Parliament from the National Super Alliance and those from Jubilee party were Thursday evening involved in a scuffle at the Panafric Hotel Nairobi during a press conference organized by NASA legislators. The opposition Mps are said to have booked the venue in advance only to be interrupted by jubilee MPs who were at a separate meeting in the same venue 24

October 25, 2017 9:04 PM County funds are held up at the Treasury

The operations of county governments could soon be affected as the national government continues to hold more than Sh50 billion in equitable share meant for the devolved units. The funds are part of the Sh329 billion approved by the National Assembly for disbursement to the 47 counties in the 2017/18 financial year. Treasury last week said only a fraction 18