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ICC piles pressure on Kenya to release Uhuru records

| July 30, 2014 | Comments
ICC piles pressure on Kenya to release Uhuru records

International Criminal Court judges stepped up the pressure on the Jubilee administration to make available all the crucial information, including financial records the prosecution hopes would buttress the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges dismissed the Government’s plea, through the Attorney General Githu Muigai, that they could not help Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in her […]

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PHOTOS:Rufftone’s Elegant Wedding

| July 30, 2014 | Comments
PHOTOS:Rufftone’s Elegant Wedding

Mr Igi Igi, popularly known as the father of Urban Gospel music, bade bachelorhood goodbye by walking Krystal, a fellow musician, down the aisle in a very colorful wedding held at the Kenya Assemblies of God in Buru Buru. The invite only affair was followed by lively reception at the exquisite Boma Hotel in South […]

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MP Wants Referendum Losers To Bear Costs

| July 29, 2014 | Comments
MP Wants Referendum Losers To Bear Costs

Kiharu Mp Irungu Kang’ata is now proposing that Parliament should amend the Elections Act to compel those seeking for a referendum to pay the costs if they lose the vote. Speaking to journalists at Parliament Buildings, the MP says that he has already written to the Speaker of the National Assembly Justine Muturi notifying him […]

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Woman sues billionaire Ngugi for Sh9 million upkeep

| July 28, 2014 | Comments
Woman sues billionaire Ngugi for Sh9 million upkeep

A woman has sued tycoon Pius Ngugi for Sh9.6 million annual maintenance. Lynette Buddery says she gave birth to Ngugi’s daughter in 2001, but he has abandoned her. “Ngugi is one of the wealthiest men in the country, owning various business enterprises and properties in and around the city. He is capable of catering for […]

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Photos:Uhuru in Mlango Kubwa campaigning for TNA Candidate

| July 28, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Uhuru in Mlango Kubwa campaigning for TNA Candidate

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday  morning stopped at Mlango Kubwa to campaign for the TNA candidate in the Mathare by-election Mr.George Wanjohi before joining Deputy President William Ruto at the Redeemed Gospel Church where they joined other faithfuls for a Sunday worship service.  

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Referendum to cost Sh8bn, says IEBC

| July 28, 2014 | Comments
Referendum to cost Sh8bn, says IEBC

The national referendum being pushed by Cord will cost taxpayers in excess of Sh8 billion, top officials at the electoral commission have said. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) acting CEO Betty Sungura-Nyabuto told the Nation that the commission will sit in “due course” to work out the actual financial cost. Estimates indicate that the cost of […]

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CORD shifts gears on referendum as reality sinks in-Promoting political ambitions

| July 27, 2014 | Comments
CORD shifts gears on referendum as reality sinks in-Promoting political ambitions

Nairobi, Kenya: Criticised for politicising the push for a referendum, CORD has quickly shifted gears to accommodate players from all political persuasions. It has also softened its stance on the Isaak Hassan-led Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The Standard on Sunday has reliably established that CORD co-principals, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, former Vice-President Kalonzo […]

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Double tragedy as Kenyan actress Jastorina’s mother dies

| July 27, 2014 | Comments
Double tragedy as Kenyan actress Jastorina’s mother dies

NAIROBI, KENYA: It was double tragedy for the family of actress Nancy Nyambura aka Jastorina when her mother died of shock upon learning of her daughter’s death. Nyambura, who died of menegitis hours after being crowned the Best Performing artiste in a TV Comedy at the Kalasha Awards, was followed by her mother who had been […]

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Accept defeat, Uhuru tells Raila

| July 27, 2014 | Comments
Accept defeat, Uhuru tells Raila

President Kenyatta has asked Opposition leaders to respect the presidency and warned against speeches that heighten tension between communities and religious groups. In direct reference to Cord leader Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta said it was wrong for the Opposition to continue engaging in campaigns that further divided the people. “I was given the mandate to […]

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Arrest and charge me, Raila Odinga dares Uhuru over insecurity claims

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
Arrest and charge me, Raila Odinga dares Uhuru over insecurity claims

NAIROBI, KENYA: Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga has dared President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration to arrest and charge him, if the Government has any proof of his culpability in current runaway insecurity. Enraged by President Uhuru’s remark that the attacks in Lamu were linked to Opposition’s political activities, and the sensational claims […]

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Raila’s weapon against Jubilee in referendum

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
Raila’s weapon against Jubilee in referendum

The push by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) for a referendum will take the “popular initiative” constitutional provision as a way of beating the numerical strength that Jubilee enjoys in Parliament. The Opposition will need to collect at least one million signatures, as required by law, to support the campaign, before moving to […]

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Kenya to use US-Africa leaders’ summit to strengthen ties

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
Kenya to use US-Africa leaders’ summit to strengthen ties

Kenya will use the forthcoming US-Africa Leaders’ Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government. The Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amina Mohamed Saturday said that President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead a powerful delegation to participate in the summit events that start on August 4, 2014. She said […]

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Pressure piles in CORD over Gideon Mun’garo ouster

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
Pressure piles in CORD over Gideon Mun’garo ouster

Coast MPs are today expected to meet and pile pressure on CORD leader Raila Odinga, over the removal of Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro as Minority Whip at the National Assembly. The MPs and other Coast leaders will be in Kilifi to make what they termed as a far-reaching political declaration with regards to the […]

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We will collect 10 million signatures, says Kalonzo

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
We will collect 10 million signatures, says Kalonzo

Cord principal Kalonzo Musyoka has said referendum is the only option left to redeem Kenyans from their problems. He said the Kenyan law asks for one million signatures to call for a referendum, but they will collect as many as 10 million to dispel any attempts of rigging during the polls. “With 10 million signatures […]

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Photos:Forget Mutua, Here’s What Joho Has Done in Mombasa

| July 26, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Forget Mutua, Here’s What Joho Has Done in Mombasa

Alfred Mutua is doing a splendid job in Machakos, but that does not mean he is the only working governor. The former government spokesman has a better PR machinery and lots of media contacts that guarantee him constant coverage, unlike many of his counterparts. Hassan Joho is another governor doing some good job in Mombasa. […]

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Kenyan Social Media Blogger ‘Dikembe’ Charged Over Hate-Speech

| July 25, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Social Media Blogger ‘Dikembe’ Charged Over Hate-Speech

Outspoken social media blogger Seth Odongo has today been charged with hate speech in a Nairobi court Odongo alias Dikembe Disembe a blogger on Kenya was accused of inciting ethnic emotions through his Facebook account.   He allegedly posted a message inciting certain ethnic group in Lamu to remove a certain group of people in […]

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Photos:Uhuru rides into girls’ school with new bus

| July 25, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Uhuru rides into girls’ school with new bus

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday made an impromptu visit to State House Girls High School with a new bus. He rode to the school in the bus and arrived as the prize-giving ceremony, presided over by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, was going on. The President then presented the keys to the principal, Mrs J.R. Muoti. […]

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