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…

Who replaced who at IEBC ahead of fresh poll? Details

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati (C), CEO Ezra Chiloba alongside NASA leader Raila Odinga (L) at a past press briefing. [Photo|the-star] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has seemingly pushed aside Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba, ahead of the fresh presidential election on October 17. Chebukati…

Wavinya Ndeti files petition contesting Governor Mutua’s win

Wavinya Ndeti and her team file petition at the Machakos High Court, September 5, 2017. [Photo|@citizentvkenya] Wavinya Ndeti, has filed a petition at the Machakos High Court, challenging the re-election of Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua, following the August 8 election. Accompanied by her running mate Peter Mathuki and other supporters, Ndeti who lost to…

Just In: Chebukati makes changes to IEBC staff ahead of fresh presidential poll

IEBC’s August 8 elections national tallying centre. [Photo|Courtesy] The IEBC chairman Wafula Chebulati has made changes to the electoral body. He had pledged changes in the Secretariat, after the Supreme Court nullified the August 8 presidential election, September 1, ordering fresh presidential election in 60 days. In the new changes, Chebukati appointed the following officials…

Akaranga, Jirongo, Khang’ati deal NASA blow after declaring support for Jubilee

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Budalang’i MP Ababu Namuamba at State House Nairobi, September 5, 2017. [Photo|PSCU] The National Super Alliance (Nasa) Raila Odinga, and the entire coalition has suffered a major blow, after top Luhya politicians jumped ship, to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. Flanked by his Deputy William Ruto, Kenyatta hosted, several leaders…

Boost for Odinga as Peter Munya joins NASA

Immediate Meru Governor Peter Munya and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (R), PNU at the Capitol Hill Offices, September 4, 2017. [Photo|Nasa coalition] Immediate Meru Governor Peter Munya has officially joined the National Super Alliance (Nasa). The PNU party leader who lost to Kiraitu Murungi of Jubilee Party in the UAgust 8 polls, was admitted to…

Matiang’i pleads with IEBC to hold polls before October 17

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i. [Photo|capital fm] Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has requested the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the new presidential election a week before October 17, 2017. Speaking at his Jogoo House Offices, Nairobi, Matiang’i said if the election is conducted after August 17, it will interfere…

Deputy governor visits Sigoti Girls’ after fire incident

Administration block at the Sigoti Girls’ Complex in Nyakach, Kisumu County September 2, 2017. [Photo|Eddy Illah] Kisumu County Deputy Governor Dr Ochieng Owili visited Sigoti Girls’ in Nyakach, following a fire incident that erupted Saturday midnight. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he inspected the burnt dormitory accompanied by the school administration, and further hailed the…

Ole Kiyiapi: Where is the Kenyan clergy?

Former presidential candidate Prof James Ole Kiyiapi. [Photo|YouTube] Former presidential candidate Prof James Ole Kiyiapi, has challenged religious leaders, to come out and help the country unite its citizens, following the September 1, Supreme Court ruling. In the ruling, judges, led by Chief Justice David Maraga annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the…

Revelations into Moi Girls’ fire tragedy

A student embraces her parent following a fire which burnt down one dormitory of Moi Girls school in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 2, 2017. [Photo|teleSUR] An investigation into the tragic fire incident that claimed eight lives and left several other students injured at Nairobi’s Moi Girls’ High School, kicked off immediately, Saturday. According to a…

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…