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…

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…

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)…

Calls for Family Planning as teenage pregnancies rise queries in Busia County

Busia County First Lady Judy Ojaamong and County Director of Medical Services Dr Janerose Ambuchi during the World Contraception Day at Nangina Dispensary, Samia Sub-county, September 26, 2017. [Photo|Busia County Government] Cases of teenage pregnancies in Busia County have raised eyebrows of County medical officers, First Lady Judy Ojaamong, politicians and administrators. County Director of…

I’m ready to be Kenya’s acting president – Polygamy Kenya boss

President of Polygamy Kenya, Raphael Magero, September 28, 2017. [Photo|Busia County Government] The President of Polygamy Kenya, Raphael Magero has said he is the best suited to act as the Kenyan president to forestall any constitutional crisis. He said, as the Social President handling over two million families on purposes of responsibility, he can also…

How Jubilee wants to give powers of swearing-in president, any judge

Six of the seven Supreme Court judges. [Photo|Twitter] President Uhuru Kenyatta, alongside his Deputy William Ruto held a meeting with elected Jubilee Members of Parliament of the Senate, and National Assembly, Tuesday. During the meeting at State House Nairobi, the lawmakers agreed to ensure amendments of the electoral laws in Parliament, with aims to scrap…

Governor Joho’s speech as he opened 2nd County Assembly

Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho and various leaders pose for a photo after addressing 2nd County Assembly, September 26, 2017. [Photo|Ali Hassan Joho] The County Assembly Speaker Honorable Members of the County Assembly Honorable Members of Parliament Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen Once again, allow me to congratulate you Mr Speaker on your election…

Joho storms police station over detained county officers

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho at the Nyali Police Station, September 25, 2017. [Photo/@BarakaFmKe] Moments after arriving at the Nyali police station, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho addressed the press, explaining why he was at the station. Reports indicated he was briefly detained, Monday. He said he had arrived at the police station, to demand…

October presidential poll campaigns start Sept 6, IEBC’s full election calendar

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) general election exercise. [Photo|the-star] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has released a calendar, of activities and updates as the country seeks to hold another presidential election, October 17. In a Gazette Notice dated September 5, 2017, chairman Wafula Chebukati, provided all the details required by the voter…