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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 8:30 AM Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme

October 19, 2017 5:39 AM Jimi Wanjigi's father condemns police raid, destruction of his son's property

NAIROBI, KENYA: Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee

October 19, 2017 5:23 AM Jaguar and Babu Owino fight in Parliament was only a curtain raiser

Reports of a recent scuffle between controversial Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his Starehe Counterpart Charles Njagua alias Jaguar, which saw the two exchange blows in parliament shocked the nation. Jaguar who was elected on Jubilee ticket got irritated after Babu Owino referred to President Uhuru Kenyatta as the ‘caretaker president. Jaguar accused

October 18, 2017 9:05 PM Wanjigi: Jubilee was born in my house

Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has claimed that he midwifed the formation of the Jubilee alliance that united President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Wanjigi said the Jubilee coalition was born in his palatial home in Muthaiga, the same house that police officers held under siege for 72 hours. He said it was regrettable that the Jubilee regime

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate

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 1:48 PM Governor Francis Kimemia regrets Nyandarua losing Nyahururu town to Laikipia County

Nyandarua, Kenya: Nyandarua County governor Francis Kimemia has said all arms of his government are still grappling with the loss Nyahururu town to the neighboring Laikipia County. “At a time when other counties enjoyed huge infrastructure at their disposal, inherited mainly from defunct local authorities, Nyandarua had none of these as our facilities