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October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Wafula Chebukati sets conditions for him to remain as IEBC chair

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has publicly admitted that divisions were harming the agency’s operations. He warned that he could not guarantee a credible election without critical staff changes. Mr Chebukati set conditions that must be fulfilled before he can continue serving in his position at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries

October 18, 2017 8:47 PM ONYANGO-OBBO: A deeply tense Kenya should remember Wangari Maathai

A few days ago, a conversation with a Kenyan activist took me to a very strange place. With Kenya in the throes of a seemingly endless election cycle, one question was what would be the legacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta (or of his first term if he won a second one). To explain the strange ways in which a legacy works, we ended up talking about Prof Wangari

October 18, 2017 7:08 PM Alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper tries to explain inconsistencies, despite taped evidence

Ali Omar Ader says he wasn't a negotiator, just a captive ordered to make ransom requests In the last day of testimony in the Amanda Lindhout kidnapping trial, the Crown poked holes in the story of the alleged negotiator who handled many of the details of the ransom payment that led to the Canadian journalist's release. Ali Omar Ader, the Somali man lured

October 18, 2017 3:06 PM Sheila Mwanyiga bows to pressure, enrolls at gym to shed weight

Former NTV presenter Sheila Mwanyigha has decided to finally hit the gym to shed some pounds after months of fans complaining about her ballooning. After Nation FM gave her the boot (not really, the station closed down), Mwanyigha moved on to other things and is now chief editor of a popular online Magazine and by the look of things, money is rolling 1

October 18, 2017 12:41 PM Chebukati asks staff adversely mentioned in bungled August poll to quit

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, now wants Secretariat staff blamed for bungling the August 8 presidential election to step aside. Chebukati who made his first address after the resignation of Commissioner Roselyn Akombe said a seven-member project

October 18, 2017 6:34 AM Janet Mbugua opens up on why she did not wear a bra on her wedding

Former TV siren Janet Mbugu had an invites only wedding at Chaka Ranch few years ago. The wedding saw only close friends and family invited though the wedding was spotted with a few gate-crashes and tonnes of trolls that followed on the internet as those who attended shared photos online. The trolls were criticizing her for not having her usual perky 1

October 18, 2017 4:00 AM Nairobi smart traffic control system to go live in two years

Nairobi’s proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion. The plan, which is 80 per cent funded by the World Bank Group, is benchmarked on the management of traffic flow in the United Kingdom. The Nairobi Intelligent 2

October 17, 2017 9:27 AM Pan-African parliament in grip of existential crisis

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MIDRAND, South Africa, Oct 16 – Though its motto is “one Africa, one voice”, the reality of “Africa’s parliament” could not be more different. Since its creation in 2004, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has struggled to make its voice heard, prompting its deputies to ask themselves at a recent gathering: “What are we for?” “Every 2

October 17, 2017 9:26 AM Ruto slams NASA demands after Raila poll withdrawal

By DPPS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Deputy President William Ruto has asked the NASA leadership to stop issuing demands if they had withdrawn from the October 26 repeat elections. Ruto asked how a party that had claimed to have withdrawn from the election can issue new demands on who should print the ballot papers, mode of result transmission, appointment 4

October 17, 2017 7:22 AM Divorced for having a small member at wedding night: Nine ridiculous excuses by lovers

Some individuals, especially men, in unhappy relationships and marriages find it extremely difficult to break up or divorce. And even if they have the guts to do so, how they go about it is plain ridiculous. In most cases, partners unable to terminate their unions amicably either start to play ‘hide and seek’, abscond from responsibilities, ration or deny each other