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…

Wavinya Ndeti sends message to supporters after she was vindicated

Machakos governor aspirant Wavinya Ndeti alongside her Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka (C) and running mate, address supporters, outside the Nairobi High Court buildings, June 21, 2017. [Photo: Wavinya Ndeti] Machakos governor aspirant Wavinya Ndeti is a happy person, after her woes came to an end, Wednesday morning. The High Court cleared the Wiper candidate to…

Raila is a selfish leader, says Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta in Murang’a county, June 21, 2017. [Photo: PSCU] President Uhuru Kenyatta says Opposition leader Raila Odinga is not a nationalist but a selfish leader who specialises in dividing Kenyans along tribal lines. According to him, the Nasa presidential candidate is always busy dividing Kenyans along ethnic lines while other leaders are busy…

NASA launches adopt-a-polling-station, urges supporters to help

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (L) address supporters. [Photo: Courtesy] The National Super Alliance (Nasa), has launched adopt-a-polling-station. The brigade disclosed that this is a conceptual cause that asks their supporters, to make it their business to safeguard votes in the August polls. “We want to protect the will…

Court clears Wavinya Ndeti to vie

Machakos gubernatorial hopeful Wavinya Ndeti (in blue) in a past Court hearing. [Photo: Courtesy] Machakos gubernatorial hopeful Wavinya Ndeti has been cleared to vie. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) dispute resolution tribunal had barred her from vying on grounds that the former Kathiani MP who was the leader of Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU),…

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…

Jubilee now using Military, NIS, Police to rig August polls, NASA reveals

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and co-principal Musalia Mudavadi. [Photo: Nasa coalition] Below is a statement by the National Super Alliance (Nasa), under leadership of presidential candidate Raila Odinga, over claims that the ruling Jubilee government is preparing the military and the NIS, to doctor the August 8 polls results. Since the High Court ruled in…

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…

NTSA officers nab driver ferrying 43 pupils in a 7-seater van

Little Angels and Alfajiri Academy school kids in the 7-seater school van, along Iten – Tambach, in Elgeyoy-Marakwet, June 20, 2017. [Photo: NTSA] The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has intercepted a school van, carrying children to school, past the recommended capacity. NTSA raised concerns over such cases, saying it was illegal, since it endagered lives…

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…

Governor Joho constructing another over 3,000 capacity stadium

Construction of Bomu Stadium in Changamwe Sub-county. [Photo: Ali Hassan Joho] Mombasa county boss has confirmed that the construction of Bomu Stadium in Changamwe Sub-county is progressing well. Governor Ali Joho said the stadium will have an official FIFA standard 11-aside Astro-Turf pitch with full amenities, including lavatories, changing rooms, flood lights for night games…

Buzeki sponsors 2-day Eldoret 7s Rugby tournament

Uasin Gishu gubernatorial candidate Budotich Buzeki during the Kenya Association of Independent Candidates (KAIC) launch, May 20, 2017. [Photo: Courtesy] As Kenyans gear up for August 8, polls, Uasin Gishu gubernatorial candidate Budotich Buzeki is promoting peace in the North Rift County by sponsoring a Rugby Sevens tournament for peace in Eldoret. Dubbed ‘Eldoret 7s’,…