Sonko pledges to ‘turn Nairobi into Kigali’

Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko cleans the city with his team, August 2017. [Photo|Mike Sonko] Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, has pledged to clean up the capital city. Sonko who trounced incumbent Dr Evans Kidero in the August 8 polls, said he would make Nairobi, the cleanest city, just like Kigali, in Rwanda. “It is important for…

Breakdown of NASA presidential election petition

Lawyer Nelson Havi, of HAVI and Company Advocates. [Photo|Nelson Havi/Facebook] Introduction Raila Odinga’s petition against Uhuru Kenyatta is four pronged; preparation for election by IEBC, unlawful campaign by Uhuru, manipulation of votes after the count, irregular tally, transmission and declaration of results. Preparation IEBC is accused of interfering with Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS)…

President Uhuru lauds NASA over its presidential election petition

NASA leader Raila Odinga (L), and lawyer, carry some of the presidential election petition to the Supreme Court Registry Offices, Friday August 18, 2017. [Photo|Courtesy] President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the Opposition’s National Super Alliance (Nasa), after it filed a presidential election petition, disputing the just concluded August 8, presidential poll. Through State House spokesperson…

Tanzania: Mr Nice opens up about his HIV status

Singer Lucas Mkenda alias Mr Nice. [Photo|Citizen Tanzania] ‘Kidalipo’ hit-maker, Lucas Mkenda alias Mr Nice has expressed disappointment, following reports that he is HIV positive. The Tanzanian singer who rose to fame after releasing several tracks that were loved in East Africa in the early 2000s, came clean over the rumour. Speaking during an interview…

Chiloba opens up after presidential election

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba. [Photo|@ntvkenya] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Simiyu Chiloba, has reiterated that the August 8 polls were conducted in a free, fair and credible manner. Chiloba who carried the day on social media sites during the entire…

Presidential Petition: NASA heads to Supreme Court 3pm

Top NASA leadership during a press conference at Lavington, August 16, 2017. [Photo|ODM Reloaded] The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has indicated that it would file the presidential election results petition, disputing the just concluded presidential election, at 2 pm, Friday August 18. Nasa through presidential candidate Raila Odinga, said it would move to the Supreme…

Sarahah: 10 things about this ‘craze’ app

There is no way to directly block a user on Sarahah. [Photo|Courtesy] Sarahah is now the talk of the town. Almost everyone on social media platforms i.e Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, is talking about it. Sarahah is an android, iOS app that allow users to send anonymous messages to other people registered with the…

Governor-elect Nyong’o urges gov’t to speed up, find killers of Msando

Kisumu Governor-elect, Prof Anyang Nyong’o (L) and Unguja MP-elect Opiyo Wandayi (R) during requiem mass of slain IEBC ICT Director, Chris Msando, at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands Nairobi, August 17, 2017. [Photo|Anyang’ Nyong’o] Kisumu Governor-elect, outgoing Senator Prof Anyang Nyong’o has challenged the governmnet to speed up investigations, and reveal killers of the slain…

Trouble for IEBC? Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu reveals anomalies in presidential election

Gladwell Otieno shows off a document, during a press conference by coalition of civil society organisations in Kenya – Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu (KYSY) at KHRC offices, Lavington Nairobi, August 17, 2017. [Photo| @MyVoteMyVoiceKE] A coalition of civil society organisations in Kenya, under the umbrella of Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu (KYSY) has released preliminary findings…

Akothee reveals photos of her daughters father

Akothee with her daughters. [Photo|Akothee Kenya] Mombasa based singer Esther Akoth, alias Akothee, has for the first time revealed the father of her three daughters. The flamboyant local music artist got married at the age of 14 and had to go back to school at 24 to finish her studies. She completed her secondary school…

Aukot ‘finds evidence’ that IEBC ‘committed injustice’

Thirdway Alliance party leader and presidential candidate Dr Ekuru Aukot when he conceded defeat. [Photo|Daily Nation] The Thirdway Alliance party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot has raised his fears, that the auditing of the results transmission for the presidential election, went wrong. Aukot who was among the eight presidential candidates in the just concluded August 8…

President Uhuru extends NCIC’s term, as LSK opposes

National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) chairperson Francis Ole Kaparo, at a past press briefing. [Photo|@NCIC_Kenya] The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has strongly criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta, after he extended the term of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), by one year. Kenyatta extended the three-year-term of NCIC, giving its commissioners, additional term…