Opiyo Wandayi, Mbalu elected PAC chair, deputy respectively

Ugunja Member of Parliament Opiyo Wandayi alongside his Kibwezi East counterpart, Jessica Mbalu. [Photo/Courtesy] Ugunja Member of Parliament Opiyo Wandayi has landed a lucrative committee job at the National Assembly. The ODM Political Affairs Director was elected the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday by fellow lawmakers at the assembly. The Public…

Kakamega County wins Music Festival for the fourth time

Kakamega County Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima receives the¬†Kenya Music and Cultural Festival 2017 trophy during a gala concert at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) auditorium, December 7, 2017. [Photo/CGKK] Kakamega County, the reigning Kenya Music and Cultural Festival championships has retained the trophy for the fourth time in a row. The…

NASA unveils People’s Assembly leadership

Ford Kenya deputy party leader Boni Khalwale addresses the press flanked by other NASA leaders, December 1, 2017. [Photo/VashMedia] Opposition’s National Super Alliance (NASA) has unveiled a seven-member team that will be in charge of the People’s Assembly campaign countrywide. At a press briefing at the Okoa Kenya offices, Lavington, Ford Kenya deputy party leader…

Taita Taveta University closed indefinitely

Taita Taveta University. [Photo/Magazine Reel] Taita Taveta University has been closed indefinitely. A letter from the Registrar of Academic Affairs Meshack Ponga, dated November 29, directed students to vacate the university premises by Friday, December 1, at 10 am. He cited status of learning at the institution, possibly due to the ongoing lecturers’ strike which…

Netanyahu to fly from Israel for President Kenyatta’s inauguration

President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Nairobi on July 5, 2016. [Photo/timesofisrael.com] Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to attend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony. The Times of Israel Netanyahu’s office said he would fly to Nairobi next week to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta on…

Khalwale differs with Kaluma over secession

Homa Bay Town lawmaker Peter Kaluma (L) and Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale. [Photo/hivisasa.com] Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has differed with Homa Bay Town lawmaker Peter Kaluma over the secession of Kenya. Kaluma has drafted a Bill that seeks to have a total of 40 counties secede from Kenya. The Bill seeks to amend…

Breakdown of Tuesday’s Supreme Court pre-trial conference

Six of the seven Supreme Court judges. [Photo|Twitter] The hearing of the presidential election petitions against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta kicks off today (Wednesday) at the Supreme Court in Nairobi. The first petition was filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau on Monday, November 6. The second was filed by two rights group under the umbrella…

No casualities in Monday’s Mandera Al Shabaab attack, police say

Kinoti indicated that reports that there were injuries are false and misleading. [Photo/Capital FM] The National Police Service has dismissed reports that an officer went missing after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed and burnt down two police land cruisers in an attack in Daba City, Mandera County on Monday. During the attack, reports indicated that a gun…

UoN reopens after month of indefinite closure

The¬†University of Nairobi entrance. [UoN] Students at the University of Nairobi (UoN) will resume classes starting Monday November 6, a month after the institution was closed indefinitely over security concerns. In a public notice, students pursuing Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Education and External Studies, and Health Sciences will be the first to report to their…

Roselyn Akombe resigns from IEBC, flees to New York

Dr Roselyn Akombe. [Photo|Twitter] IEBC Commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe has resigned. She says the October 26, fresh presidential election as planned “cannot meet basic expectations of a credible election”. In her resignation letter, Akombe quit, when she had traveled to Dubai, to inspect printing of ballot papers, at the Al Ghurair printing and Publishing firm….

EU sends message to Kenya as presidential polls date nears

European Union (EU), Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine ray. [Photo|@CatherineEUspox] The European Union (EU), Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ray, has issued a statement, over the political development in the country, as IEBC plans to conduct fresh presidential elections on October 26. Below is the statement, issued, Monday, October…

LSK faults EACC over who should probe Supreme Court Registrar after presidential petition

Registrar of Supreme Court, Esther Nyaiyaki, aalongside August 8 presidential election petitioners NASA leaders. [Photo|The East African] The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has defended Registrar of Supreme Court, Esther Nyaiyaki after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) launched investigations into her conduct. LSK President Isaac Okerro, has written to the EACC chairman Archbishop (Rtd)…