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October 19, 2017 3:45 PM MP Njomo wants Raila’s withdrawal declared inconsequential

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Kiambu Town Constituency MP Jude Njomo has moved to court seeking to have Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from next week’s presidential election declared null and void. In a petition filed before the High Court Thursday, the lawmaker through his lawyer Kibe Mungai argues that Odinga’s withdrawal from the race ought

October 19, 2017 1:50 PM Larry Madowo bans Miguna Miguna from his show – VIDEO

NTV’s Larry Madowo shocked his audience on Wednesday night by banning lawyer Miguna Miguna from future appearances on his Sidebar show. In a highly charged debate, the two failed to agree over a statement Miguna made that seemed to be advocating for violence. “For a revolution to take place, blood sometimes has to be involved,” Miguna said as he was issuing

October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA: Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday. Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters at a news conference in capital Kampala that the case, which led to a fatality, had been confirmed after a series of tests were carried out. The East African nation last suffered

October 19, 2017 9:46 AM State loses fight to arrest Wanjigi

The High Court has granted businessman Jimi Wanjigi further reprieve in his battle against the government. The court, which on Tuesday stopped his arrest over alleged gun find in his home, has extended its orders. Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita on Thursday also declined to set aside the Sh50, 000 anticipatory bail granted Mr Wanjigi. Director of Public Prosecutions

October 19, 2017 9:18 AM Drama as blogger withdraws appeal against Aukot

Abraham Kiplagat Mutai, a blogger who had challenged the inclusion of Ekuru Aukot in the repeat presidential poll, has withdrawn his case. But before the withdrawal on Thursday, there was controversy after two law firms fought over his representation at the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. Lawyer Nelson Havi, who filed the appeal, had told judges Alnashir

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 IEBC chair Chebukati says he wont resign, asks those adversely mentioned to quit

NewsIEBC regrets Roselyn Akombe's resignation Kenya's electoral body chairman Wafula Chebukati has vowed not to resign despite calls from politicians who say it will be good for the country. "I know there are elements who would love nothing more than to hear me announce my resignation at this point. “Resignation would be the easiest thing to do but I am determined

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