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June 23, 2017 6:54 PM Chaos and fraud part and parcel of Kenya’s political campaigns

This week has been ablaze with the “usual” political intrigue, slurs and accusations that is a mainstay of election campaigning in Kenya. Just within a week, ruling coalition Jubilee has called for the arrest of NASA candidate Raila Odinga for alleged hate speech and the Opposition coalition wants to move to court to block the printing of ballot boxes

June 23, 2017 12:39 PM SportPesa to withdraw all sponsorship deals in 2018

SportPesa has threatened to pull out all sponsorship programmes if the 35 percent tax on betting, lottery, gaming and competition activities is effected in January 2018. SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri who chairs the Association of Gaming Operators of Kenya says the new tax as laid out in the Finance Bill 2017 that was signed into law this week is not only exploitative 8

June 20, 2017 7:48 PM The Latest: Portuguese official says no fire planes crashed

A spokesman for Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says none of the planes fighting deadly wildfires in the center of the country are missing. A tractor is used to clear a path to slow a forest fire approaching the village of Ouzenda, outside Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. Ouzenda residents were evacuated and firefighters moved 3

June 20, 2017 4:31 PM Eymael Confirms Interest In His Services

Luc Eymael Honoured For Interest In Him Luc Eymael says he is honoured that Kenyan Premier League side, Gor Mahia, is showing interest in his services. The Belgian coach, who is contracted to Polokwane City, is linked with a coaching job at the Kenyan club, as reported on the Soccer Laduma website. Speaking to the Siya crew, Eymael confirmed that he is pleased 1

June 20, 2017 8:37 AM Northern Ireland now emerging as pivotal issue in Brexit talks

The issue dominated a first meeting of EU and UK Brexit negotiations yesterday, with both sides agreeing to handle the peace process, common travel area and Border separately to other issues in the talks. However, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis warned the "very sensitive" issue of the Irish Border may not be resolved until near the end of the Brexit 5

June 19, 2017 1:28 PM Britain seeks 'special' EU ties as Brexit talks start

BRUSSELS Britain's negotiators came to Brussels seeking a "new, deep and special partnership with the European Union" on Monday as talks on the unprecedented British withdrawal from the European Union finally got under way. A beaming Brexit Secretary David Davis, a veteran campaigner against EU membership, told a sombre Michel Barnier, the EU's chief 2

June 19, 2017 5:27 AM NASA: We will not go to Dubai, presidential candidate demands that IEBC shuts Uhuru and Raila

The NASA coalition luminary and presidential candidate Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta lack the moral authority to examine the conduct of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) especially in the award of tender for printing ballot papers. This is according to Prof. Michael Wainaina who is an independent candidate in the presidency 1

June 18, 2017 5:27 AM Kaparo moves in as leaders clash over Raila’s words

NASA and Jubilee campaign teams are engaging in dangerous rhetoric, with presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate William Ruto in sharp focus. The Jubilee side was on Friday pushing for multi-agency investigative bodies to charge Raila over claims that he asked a community in Kajiado to shun others that have settled in the area. The President 12

June 17, 2017 3:45 AM Hero firefighter tells harrowing account of Grenfell Tower fire

A HERO firefighter who risked his life battling his way up Grenfell Tower as the inferno raged has said the screams he heard will haunt him forever. Leon Whitley, 34, climbed to the 15th floor of the burning building despite fearing it could collapse like the World Trade Center on 9/11. Speaking to The Sun, he said: “I’d want someone to go in and rescue 5

June 16, 2017 8:50 PM Martial arts: Big show set for Mombasa

The fifth Mombasa Open Tong Il Moo Do has attracted 26 countries for the event set for September. Kenya Tong Il Moo Do Federation President Clarence Mwakio said the mixed martial arts tournament, earlier scheduled for April, had to be moved to September to enable more foreign teams confirm participation. “The tournament has been gaining momentum yearly 3