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Mutahi Ngunyi: Ababu Namwamba should DEFECT from ODM to avoid Mudavadi syndrome

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Mutahi Ngunyi: Ababu Namwamba should DEFECT from ODM to avoid Mudavadi syndrome

TNA political analyst he of ”Tyranny of numbers” fame, Mutahi Ngunyi is the latest to be enjoined in the mini battle to help Ababu Namwamba split Raila’s ODM party. Ababu who is following the footsteps of Musalia Mudavadi has set conditions for Raila and ODM to meet for him to support the referendum campaign. Ababu […]

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Video:Differences must not tear us apart – Uhuru

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Video:Differences must not tear us apart – Uhuru

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to put their differences aside, in order to build the country. Speaking while leading the nation in commemorating the 36th anniversary of the death of founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, he said Kenyans must uphold the ideals of the founding fathers which include unity, […]

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“My wife ‘left me’ for Senator Moses Wetangula,”says Bungoma man

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
“My wife ‘left me’ for Senator Moses Wetangula,”says Bungoma man

Her well-calculated strides, a blue-faded jeans and a sport cap complemented with a dazzling smile easily disarms her detractors. But Nancy Kibaba, 31, the controversial Bungoma Member of the County Assembly, has been thrown into the murky world of politics with her nomination by Ford-Kenya to represent the interests of the youth at the County […]

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MILITARY TAKES OVER SECURITY, IMMIGRATION

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
MILITARY TAKES OVER SECURITY, IMMIGRATION

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta has placed three major national security institutions in the hands of top military officers. With General Julius Karangi as the Chief of the Defence Forces, Major General Philip Wachira Kameru as the new NIS Director and Major General (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa as the Director of Immigration, the President has ensured that military […]

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Video:How businessman made ‘killing’ in Lamu land deal

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Video:How businessman made ‘killing’ in Lamu land deal

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 21 – One of the parcels of public land in Lamu whose lease is being investigated changed hands four times between 2012 and 2013, it emerged on Thursday. The lease for the 40,140 acre parcel of land was originally granted to a Rusken International Limited – on a request from the then […]

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Raila: Governors’ pull-out won’t weaken referendum campaign

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Raila: Governors’ pull-out won’t weaken referendum campaign

Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) leader Raila Odinga has said the withdrawal of support for a referendum by some governors allied to the Jubilee Alliance will not weaken the Okoa Kenya Movement. Mr Odinga said Kenyans are key to the referendum as they are the ones who will vote. “It is for Kenyans to […]

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Mumias MP Falls off Chair While Applauding Sanctions Against Ngilu

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Mumias MP Falls off Chair While Applauding Sanctions Against Ngilu

NAIROBI, KENYA: An MP fell off his seat as he applauded his committee chairman over a ruling to censure a Cabinet Secretary. Mumias West MP Johnson Naicca sat quietly and followed the proceedings of the House committee on Transport and Public Works. The team was probing the controversial sacking of the boss of National Housing Corporation. […]

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Raila holds secret talks on referendum in Tanzania

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
Raila holds secret talks on referendum in Tanzania

Cord leader Raila Odinga went to Tanzania to strategise on the proposed referendum accompanied by co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula. The three drove in a small convoy only accompanied by a few confidants into Ngorongoro National Park through the Namanga border. Mr Odinga and his group left the country Sunday for the trip said […]

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Daniel Moi dismisses referendum push as ‘selfish’

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
Daniel Moi dismisses referendum push as ‘selfish’

Retired President Moi on Thursday dismissed calls for a national referendum by opposition leaders. H said the initiative is driven by selfish interests of a few politicians. Mr Moi, in a statement to newsrooms, urged the Jubilee government to concentrate in pressing problems affecting Kenyans and ignore calls for a referendum. “Kenyans have gone through […]

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Kenya is 4th largest country in the world with HIV AIDS cases.

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
Kenya is 4th largest country in the world with HIV AIDS cases.

Kenya has the fourth highest number of Aids infections in the world. The HIV prevalence in the country stands at 1.6 million people, the Ministry of Health revealed Wednesday. South Africa, with a prevalence of 5.6 million leads, ahead of Nigeria (3.3 million) and India (2.4 million), according to statistics from the UNAIDS and World […]

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Uhuru nominates Maj-Gen Kameru as spy chief

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
Uhuru nominates Maj-Gen Kameru as spy chief

President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Major-General Philip Wachira Kameru to head the National Intelligence Service (NIS). National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi made the disclosure to Members of Parliament on Thursday as he passed the message from the President. Parliament’s Defence and Foreign Relations Committee will vet the nominee within 14 days and present a report […]

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2013 KCSE stars rush for medicine courses

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
2013 KCSE stars rush for medicine courses

The medical profession is the most popular course among top stars of the 2013 KCSE examination, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service has said. The agency has concluded admission of 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates to various public universities. The placement service put 56,938 students in public universities ready for admission […]

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Kuppet warns CORD on push to fully devolve education

| August 21, 2014 | Comments
Kuppet warns CORD on push to fully devolve education

Kisumu, Kenya: Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (KUPPET) has warned Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) against including devolution of education in the referendum. The teachers’ organisation warned that the referendum will fail miserably if devolving education will be included in the referendum questions. Kisumu County KUPPET chairman Zablon Awange said teachers will vote against […]

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Video:Raila moves to stem trouble in ODM

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
Video:Raila moves to stem trouble in ODM

ODM Downplays Claims Of Internal Discord Over Party Positions. Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has moved to stem differences that threatened to rip the party apart. Wednesday he met Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba and other legislators over reports that the party planned to expel the MP due to his alleged association with the […]

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More Drama:Machakos deputy governor Kiala’s office vandalised

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
More Drama:Machakos deputy governor Kiala’s office vandalised

Machakos County deputy governor Bernard Kiala got a rude shock Wednesday when he resumed his office to find it vandalised. Kiala resumed office some days after the senate defeated a motion to impeach him. On arrival at about 12pm, the deputy governor could not believe his eyes when he found the door broken and all […]

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Don’t end Uhuru’s ICC case – victims

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
Don’t end Uhuru’s ICC case – victims

TERMINATING the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta, which gets underway in a month’s time at The Hague, would be shameful and a betrayal of the victims of the deadly post- election violence of 2008. Victims’ lawyer Fergal Gaynor maintained that the ICC has raised the expectations of thousands of victims in Kenya and must now […]

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Nderitu Gachagua, William Kabogo back off referendum push

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
Nderitu Gachagua, William Kabogo back off referendum push

The push for a national referendum by the Council of Governors suffered a setback on Wednesday after two governors withdrew from the campaign. Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua and his Kiambu counterpart William Kabogo separately opted out of the call for referendum. Governor Kabogo urged the Senate to back devolution. Governor Gachagua, explaining his decision, said […]

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ODM KICKS OUT NAMWAMBA IN NEW LINE-UP

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
ODM KICKS OUT NAMWAMBA IN NEW LINE-UP

ODM leader Raila Odinga is bringing on board his most trusted allies to take over the leadership of the party in a new line-up that elbows out firebrand Bundalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba. Eldas MP Adan Keynan and Namwamba, both of whom chair plum parliamentary committees, are among the notable figures missing in this list. ODM’s […]

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