What Ida Odinga will prioritise when she’s the first lady

A screenshot of Ida Odinga, during an interview on NTV, August 3, 2017. Ida Odinga, the wife to National Super Alliance Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga, has expressed optimism that he will be Kenya’s fifth first lady, after next week’s Tuesday general election. If she becomes the first lady, the teacher who is largely engaged in…

Raila defends daughter over Sh530 million NGO donor funding claims

Former prime minister, Raila Odinga’s daughter, Rosemary Odinga, feeds him cake at a past birthday event. [Photo: Kenya Crazy Media] Former prime minister, Raila Odinga, has come into defense of his daughter, Rosemary, following claims that her organisation received funds from a donor, and diverted them. The Non-Governmental Organisation Coordination (NGOC) Board through CEO Fazul…

Maraga warns Uhuru, Raila’s team against attacks on Judicial officers

Admission process for new advocates by Chief Justice David Maraga, July 19, 2017. [Photo: @dkmaraga] Below is a statement on attacks on the Judiciary by political leaders, including two top presidential race rivals, by Chief Justice David Maraga. Judiciary, Nairobi. August 2, 2017. Statement by the Judicial Service Commission on attacks on the Judiciary by…

August 8th declared public holiday

The gazette notice, courtesy of @InteriorKE The government has declared Tuesday August 8, a public holiday. Through the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the national government, Acting Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i said, this will pave way for Kenyans, to exercise their democratic right, of voting in the general election, salted for the same…

This is how IEBC will prevent rigging in Tuesday’s election

Mock election exercise during voter clarifying, identification, tallying, transmitting and declaring results at the IEBC national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, July 28, 2017. [Photo: @Metknu] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) carried out the electronic results transmission simulation exercise, ahead of the polls on Tuesday next week. In the presence…

John Kerry calls for speedy probe into murder of IEBC staff

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former US Secretary of State John Kerry, when he visited Kenya, May 4, 2015. [Photo|dhanaanmedia.com] Carter Centre election monitoring team in Kenya has paid tribute to the family of Chris Msando, following his murder over the weekend. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ICT manager went missing July 28, and…

Health Ministry receives vaccine equipment worth Sh9 million

Angela Kisoso hands over an equipment to Head of Curative Services Dr Izaq Odongo, before other Health officials, at the National Vaccine Depot in Kitengela, Kajiado County, August 2, 2017. [Photo: MoH] The Ministry of Health has received a donation of vaccine storage equipment worth Sh9 million from B-Medical Systems. The Equipment were delivered by Angela Kisoso…

IEBC receives last batch of presidential ballot papers as polls day near

Cargo plane carrying IEBC presidential allot papers at the JKIA, August 1, 2017. [Photo: IEBC] The electoral agency, IEBC, has received the second and last batch of presidential ballot papers. Led by chairman Wafula Chebukati, IEBC received the cargo at the JKIA, Tuesday evening. The ballot papers are 161 pallets for 17 counties; Laikipia (No….

Transparency International Kenya dismisses #NaswaGateScandal report

A screenshot of the false ‘TI report’. Transparency International (TI) Kenya has dismissed a report doing rounds on social media, that Opposition governors have been using billions of tax payers’ money, to fund campaigns of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga. TI Kenya Executive Director Samuel Kimeu condemned the move, saying the report under (hashtag) #NaswaGateScandal,…

I am safe and sound, says military spokesperson after disappearance claims

Kisumu Opposition leaders address the press, August 1, 2017. [Photo: the-star] Military spokesperson, Col Joseph Owuoth has dismissed reports that he is missing. This follows a press address by some of the Opposition leaders in Kisumu, led by area Senator Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o. Addressing the media, Tuesday morning, Nyong’o said Owuoth alias JM was missing…

Latest Infotrak poll shows Raila, Uhuru are neck-to-neck in the State House race

Infotrak CEO Angella Ambitho releases poll, August 1, 2017. [Photo|@BreakingNewsKE] Latest Infotrak poll shows that the presidential race between Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta, is a neck-to-neck race. The poll indicates Odinga who is the NASA presidential candidate leads by 49 percent support against the Jubilee Party leader Kenyatta’s 48 percent. With only 7 days…

Kenya Army spokesperson ‘goes missing’

KDF troops on a mission. [Photo: Transafricaradio A section of Opposition leaders from Kisumu County have raised fears, that Kenya Army spokesman Col Joseph Muloa Owuoth, is missing. Led by Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, Nyando MP Fred Outa and Nominated Oburu Odinga, the leaders said they last spoke to Owuoth, Monday July 31, when he was in…