Barack Obama arrives in Kenya, meets family

Former US President Barack Obama, his sister Auma and President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, July 15, 2018. [Photo/PSCU] Former US President Barack Obama on Sunday, July 15, arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Welcomed by his sister Auma, Obama paid a courtesy visit to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, where Uhuru thanked him…

US-Kenya envoy Bob Godec speaks as Trump replaces him

Incoming US-Kenya Ambassador Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter. [Photo/Twitter] US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Bob Godec has issued a statement after US president Donald Trump nominated Senator Kyle McCarter replace him. On Thursday, March 29 morning, Trump nominated the Illinois senator, manufacturer and politician, ending the five-year period Godec served in Kenya. In response, Godec issued…

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…

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…

International observer groups in annulled Kenyan election defend themselves

Head of Carter Center observer mission to Kenya’s August 2017 elections former US Secretary of State John Kerry. [Photo|the-star] The US-based Carter Center, has strongly defended itself after the Supreme Court of Kenya, annulled the August 8 presidential election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner. The judges cited irregularities in the election, after National Super…

Foreign envoys’ message to Kenya after Court nullified presidential election

Heads of Mission in Kenya, led by US Ambassador, Robert Godec at a past media briefing.[Photo|Twitter] Ambassadors of several states in Kenya, have called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and other relevant stakeholders, to begin preparing for a new presidential poll, after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Uhuru Kenyatta, as…

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…

US, UK condemn, offer help in probing murder of IEBC ICT director

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. [Photo| Kenyan News] US Ambassador Robert Godec and British High Commissioner Nic Hailey have condemned the killing of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT manager Chris Musando. Musando went missing on Friday night before his body was found in a thicket in Nguriunditu area in Kikuyu, Kiambu county…