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October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Kaparo calls for dialogue amid presidential election uncertainty

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 19 – National Cohesion and Integration Commission has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid to end the current political stalemate in the country ahead of next week’s presidential poll. The agency

October 19, 2017 10:22 AM No turning back, poll must take place on Oct 26: an adamant Uhuru maintains

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is open to having a discussion with Opposition leader Raila Odinga on the peaceful conduct of next week’s poll but is categorical that he will not entertain the subject of their postponement. In an interview with Chamgei and Kass FM earlier on Thursday afternoon at the Nakuru

October 19, 2017 8:45 AM Akombe was going to inspect printing of ballot papers in Dubai

The former IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe is said to have left the country on a mission to inspect the printing of ballot papers at the Dubai-based printing firm, Al Ghurair. That she was going to flee was not a surprise to many; some say it was just a matter of time. She and another commissioner, Abdi Guliye, were leading a delegation to be part of a team that is in Dubai

October 19, 2017 7:44 AM The vocal Roselyn Akombe

The resignation of Roselyn Akombe has triggered questions on what could have led her to take such a decision just eight days to the repeat presidential election leaving behind a damning letter. At the age of 41, she has been described as a youthful, media-friendly, straight forward woman with a ready smile whose eloquence could not go unnoticed

October 19, 2017 7:43 AM High Court to give direction on Jimi Wanjigi case

The High Court is today expected to give direction in a case in which businessman Jimi Wanjigi and his wife Irene Nzisa moved to court to protest against his possible arrest. The couple sued the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko following police raids at his two residences, restaurant and offices

October 19, 2017 6:45 AM Raila to meet Chebukati

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga will, after all, meet the electoral commission today as President Kenyatta sends a representative. Mr Odinga had earlier told Nation that he would not attend today’s meeting between the commission and seven presidential candidates. The meeting was called by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

October 19, 2017 5:59 AM Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor. The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic party candidates for governor. Voters in both states

October 19, 2017 5:16 AM Court allows Nakumatt’s eviction from Junction Mall

The owners of the Junction Mall have closed an outlet belonging to Nakumatt Supermarkets after the High Court set aside orders that allowed the troubled retailer escape an initial eviction bid two weeks ago. The management of the shopping complex, which is majority owned by the wealthy Ndegwa family, says Nakumatt’s agents and employees can now only access

October 18, 2017 10:13 PM Tanzania arrests Ugandan, 11 visitors for ‘homosexuality’ in Dar es Salaam

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock — they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians,” Dar es Salaam

October 18, 2017 9:08 PM Have a few extra hours in Instanbul? Why not go on a FREE tour!

Istanbul is waiting to greet you with streets steeped in history and brimming with mystique! As part of Turkish Airlines mission to provide passengers with the best service possible, they are offering anyone who flies through İstanbul with them, and has a waiting time of at least six hours before their connecting international flight, to a free tour of the city. After