Maraga appoints three judges in ballot paper tender case

Supreme Court President, Chief Justice David Maraga in Homa Bay, June 22, 2017. [Photo: @dkmaraga] Supreme Court President, Chief Justice David Maraga has appointed three judges to hear a case challenging the awarding of the IEBC ballot papers printing tender to the Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LLC. The National Super Alliance (Nasa) moved to court,…

Hessy Wa Kayole issues criminals with 2-days ultimatum to surrender firearms

A Facebook screenshot of one of the HESSY accounts. Are you a frequent online person? Do you Facebook frequently? If yes, there is a possibility that you have ever come across “HESSY”, “Hessy wa Kayole”, “Hessy wa Dandora” or even “Hessy wa Huruma”.The said Facebook accounts shot to fame following the killing of Claire Mwaniki,…

Recruitment of election officials ongoing, says IEBC

IEBC officials at a past exercise. [Photo: standard.co.ke] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has assured the country that the process of recruiting election officials is on course Chairman Wafula Chebukati indicated 360,000 positions were advertised, with intentions of ensuring the successful candidates are deployed in 41,000 polling stations, cone August 8, during election. “We…

IEBC differs with NASA, says ballot papers printing kicks off Friday

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. [Photo: IEBC] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has dismissed claims by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga, that the printing of ballot papers for the August 8 polls, has already began. IEBC awarded Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LLC firm, the tender. Nasa however wants it cancelled,…

This is how August elections may be affected – IEBC

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials address the press June 14, 2017. [Photo: IEBC] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has indicated it will not suspend the ballot papers tender, issued to the Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company. This follows calls by the National Super Alliance (Nasa), accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family…

LSK, IJM to hold mass, dialogue in memory of lawyer Willie Kimani

Protests against the death of IJM lawyer Willie Kimani, and his two aides, in Nairobi streets, July 4, 2016. [Photo: France 24] The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) alongside the International Justice Mission (IJM) have organised a week long series of activities to commemorate one year, since the brutal murder of IJM lawyer Willie Kimani. The deceased…

Gov’t declares June 26 public holiday

Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery addresses the press at a past event. [Photo: Courtesy] The government has declared Monday, June 26, 2017, a public holiday. Interior and Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said this is to allow Kenyans of the Muslim religion, to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end…

County procurement chief jailed five years

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) offices in Nairobi. [Photo: KU] A procurement officer in Bomet county government has been convicted. This follows recommendations made to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), where 13 officers from Bomet County were charged and tried for various economic crimes…

EALA paralyses operations over Jubilee, Opposition wrangles

A past sitting in the EALA parliament chambers. [Photo: The spear] Differences between the ruling Jubilee Party and the Opposition have gone notch higher, paralysing operations at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). This is after the National Assembly failed to debate and elect nominated candidates to the Assembly, before its recess Sine Die, June 15,…

MP touched my thighs to remove my panty, Millie Odhiambo reveals

Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo and husband Mr Mabona. [Photo: Courtesy] Mbita Constituency MP Millie Odhiambo has revealed that a male colleague sexually harassed her. She told the Thursday June 15, evening sitting, that, a member touched her thighs to remove her panty sometime back in the House, therefore sexually harassing her. Millie was speaking when…

Parliament not dissolving, proceeds to recess Sine Die

A past Kenya’s 11th Parliament sitting. [Photo: ipi.media] Parliament is from Thursday, June 15, proceeding on recess, Sine Die, ahead of the August 8, polls. This mean, the two Houses, National Assembly and the Senate Assembly will not be dissolved, as it has always been in the past governments, during elections, until August 8. In…

Ipsos: Top 20 most influential Kenyans

National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer Raila Odinga and Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho. [Photo/ODM] A latest opinion poll conducted by research firm, Ipsos has revealed the most influential people in Kenya. According to the survey, President Uhuru Kenyatta is more influential than his closest rival, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag bearer Raila Odinga….