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WHY ICC WANTS UHURU TO BE IN HAGUE COURTROOM

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
WHY ICC WANTS UHURU TO BE IN HAGUE COURTROOM

The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges rejected a petition by President Uhuru Kenyatta to be excused again from personally attending proceedings of the court, raising the possibility that he could next month become the first serving Head of State to grace The Hague courtroom as an accused person. The President will make his first appearance […]

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ICC judge orders Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in person

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
ICC judge orders Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in person

The International Criminal Court’s trial chamber has ordered President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear before it in person on October 8 at a status conference. The judges rejected President Kenyatta’s request to appear via video link. President Kenyatta has been summoned to discuss the status of cooperation between the prosecution and the Kenyan Government. He had […]

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Cord Rebel MPs, Sonko Rally Against the Vote

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
Cord Rebel MPs, Sonko Rally Against the Vote

Cord rebel legislators, led by Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro, on Sunday accompanied Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko to an anti-referendum rally in Kwale county as Raila Odinga and his team campaigned in Kilifi. The leaders attended a funds drive at Waa Primary School where they told the Council of Governors vice chair Salim Mvurya that […]

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Kenyan MP ejected from flight over booze incident

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan MP ejected from flight over booze incident

Parliament is investigating an incident where an MP destined for an official visit abroad was kicked out of an international flight that was about to take off, over alleged misconduct. Reports indicate that Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel had boarded a plane for Vienna, Austria, via the Middle East, last Monday together with other colleagues […]

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How Ruto’s call won over Governors

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
How Ruto’s call won over Governors

DEPUTY President William Ruto has personally called three governors from Rift Valley and pleaded with them to drop their Pesa Mashinani referendum push. The DP was forced to personally talk to Baringo Governor Benjamin Cheboi, Nandi’s Cleophas Lagat and Kericho’s Paul Chepkwony after the three initially stubbornly refused to back down. “The DP called the […]

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Video:Man who hit Raila Odinga in Kwale arrested

| September 30, 2014 | Comments
Video:Man who hit Raila Odinga in Kwale arrested

A 40-year-old man who hit former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with a stick during a rally in Kinango, Kwale County, on Monday has been arrested. Kinango Deputy County Commissioner Moses Ivuto said Mr Lengo Mdzombo, who works as a labourer at a farm in Kwale, was arrested on Tuesday morning and would appear in court […]

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Kenyan poll loser hospitalised after Scotland votes ‘NO’

| September 29, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan poll loser hospitalised after Scotland votes ‘NO’

A poll loser in the last General Election had to be rushed to hospital immediately the results of the Scottish referendum were announced and it emerged that Scotland would not become an independent country after all. It is understood the election loser had high hopes of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom and consequently […]

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Man attacks Raila,canes him twice during Cord rally in Kwale

| September 29, 2014 | Comments
Man attacks Raila,canes him twice during Cord rally in Kwale

Cord’s Okoa Kenya  rally in Kinango market in Kwale was interrupted on Monday when a man stormed the meeting and started attacking Cord leader Raila Odinga and other coalition leaders using a stick. Odinga and other leaders, including Kwale governor Salim Mvurya, Senator Juma Boy, Hassan Omar, Agnes Zani, James Orengo, Johnstone Muthama and MPs […]

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KENYA’S WITNESS PROTECTION AGENCY SNUBS ICC WITNESSES

| September 29, 2014 | Comments
KENYA’S WITNESS PROTECTION AGENCY SNUBS ICC WITNESSES

NYERI, KENYA: Hostile witnesses at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are not under the local Witness Protection Programme. The Witness Protection Agency (WPA) Deputy Director Mr Peter Mwangi said that the witnesses recanting testimonies are under the ICC Victims and Witnesses Unit. “Prosecution witnesses admitting that they were enticed to testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta and […]

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Kambi suspends hiring of Kenyan domestic workers to Middle East

| September 29, 2014 | Comments
Kambi suspends hiring of Kenyan domestic workers to Middle East

Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has revoked licences of the more than 900 agencies recruiting workers to the Middle East and the Gulf region. The CS also temporarily suspended the recruitment of domestic workers to these regions, citing the existence of many briefcase agencies and the suffering of Kenyan migrant workers. He said the recruitment […]

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Resign if you do not want to be accountable, DP Ruto tells Governors

| September 28, 2014 | Comments
Resign if you do not want to be accountable, DP Ruto tells Governors

Deputy President William Ruto has told leaders who do not want to account for the use of public resources and are using the push for referendum as a cover up to resign. He said some of the governors allied to the Government who are pushing for referendum have audit queries on resource allocated to their […]

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Governor Benjamin Cheboi abandons referendum campaign

| September 28, 2014 | Comments
Governor Benjamin Cheboi abandons referendum campaign

Baringo governor Mr Benjamin Cheboi has ditched his support for the ‘Pesa Mashiani’ referendum push. Mr Cheboi explained his withdrawal from the referendum campaign by saying that his people needed development and not politics. He said he prefers to see a motion in parliament that would increase the annual budgetary allocation to counties from the […]

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Raila cancels Lamu rally over insecurity

| September 28, 2014 | Comments
Raila cancels Lamu rally over insecurity

Cord leader Raila Odinga cancelled a planned referendum campaign tour of Lamu County on Saturday because of security concerns and the ongoing police curfew in area, the Sunday Nation has learnt. Mr Odinga, however, visited Tana River County to drum up support for the Okoa Kenya referendum initiative as governors separately laid out tough conditions […]

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Uhuru tells Cord, Governors to leave most progressive Constitution alone

| September 27, 2014 | Comments
Uhuru tells Cord, Governors to leave most progressive Constitution alone

The Constitution of Kenya is one of the most progressive in the world and those seeking to amend it should first allow its full implementation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. Kenyatta said those calling for a review of the Constitution should spare Kenyans the unnecessary costs and disruption of development. The President spoke when he […]

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Ruto’s lawyers question if prosecution did background checks on Witness 516

| September 27, 2014 | Comments
Ruto’s lawyers question if prosecution did background checks on Witness 516

Defense lawyers asked Witness 516 whether prosecution investigators went to the location he had claimed to live in during the bloodshed that followed the December 2007 presidential poll. On Wednesday the witness had told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that he lied about where he lived in his statement to the prosecution. During his testimony […]

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At least 40 students injured in stampede in Migori

| September 27, 2014 | Comments
At least 40 students injured in stampede in Migori

At least 40 students from Ulanda Girls High School in Migori County were injured in a stampede on Friday night following explosion in their classrooms caused by a power surge. The power surge caused electricity lines in form two and three classrooms to spark and start a fire. The students ran out of the classrooms […]

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United States denies undermining Kenyan government

| September 26, 2014 | Comments
United States denies undermining Kenyan government

The United States government has affirmed that all the programmes it is involved in within Kenya are for the good of Kenyans and their country. US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec on Thursday sought to demystify “unfounded rumors and myths” surrounding its relations with Kenya by saying its programmes are backed by Kenyan authorities. In […]

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Saitoti sister in-law released on bail

| September 26, 2014 | Comments
Saitoti sister in-law released on bail

The wife of former Internal Security minister George Saitoti’s brother, Ronald Musengi, was yesterday released from Lang’ata Women’s Maximum Prison after being held there for three and a half months. Grace Kina Leposo walked out of prison at about 4.20pm in a dark blue jeans trouser and a checked blue, light green and yellow shirt […]

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