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  • 29 Apr 2017 - ODM nominee for Gem Constituency Elisha Odhiambo has exuded confidence that he will fly the party flag in the forthcoming August General Election.Odhiambo trounced the incumbent, who doubles as the National Assembly deputy minority leader Jakoyo Midiwo, in the...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - ODM elections board has declared incumbent Gideon Ochanda the winner of the Bondo MP ticket.He beats Oburu Oginga who was declared the winner last week, NEB chairperson Judith Pareno said when she addressed the media on Saturday.ODM had nullified Ochanda's win and...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday maintained that his main aim is to entrench peace and unite the country.Speaking in Kajiado county where he joined the Maa community for interdenominational prayers, Uhuru said no country can develop without peace and unity."...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - ODM is set to conduct its primaries for Nairobi county tomorrow Sunday.National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno on Saturday told journalists that all measures have been put in place to ensure the primaries are a success.Pareno said the primaries would be...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Flamboyant businessman Bundotich Kiprop also known as Buzeki will now vie for Governor seat in Uasin Gishu as an independent candidate.Buzeki lost to incumbent Governor Jackson Mandago with 82,869 votes against Mandago's 126,681 on Wednesday.The aspirant filed a...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - The ODM appeals tribunal has directed the National Elections Board to withdraw Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti's nomination certificate.The party announced this via Twitter on Saturday. Protests rocked Homa Bay county on Tuesday after Awiti was declared winner of the...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Musician Charles Njagua, popularly known as Jaguar, has refused to negotiate with Maina Kamanda on the winner of the Starehe MP Jubilee polls. Jubilee officials on Thursday declared Kamanda as winner with 10,374 votes, while Jaguar lost with 8,391 votes. Party...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - ODM has declared Senator Anyang' Nyong'o as the winner of the Kisumu governor ticket.Election board chair Judith Pareno said on Saturday that Nyong'o garnered 164,553 votes against incumbent Jack Ranguma who had 98,573. Ranguma and Nyong'o had both been declared...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye has told Jubilee nominee for governor race Joseph ole Lenku to prepare for a mother of all battles on August 8.The former Interior CS clinched Jubilee's ticket for the Kajiado governor seat on Wednesday. Lenku garnered 18,456 votes in...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - South African President Jacob Zuma has signed the anti-money laundering bill FICA, which allows increased scrutiny of the bank accounts of "prominent individuals", including himself, into law, his office said on Saturday.The country risked being kicked out of global...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in Cairo on Saturday, the last day of a brief visit during which he urged Muslim leaders to unite against religious violence as Islamic militants threaten to rid the Middle East of its ancient Christian communities.Francis' trip, aimed...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded world-famous conservationist Kuki Gallmann, sources say, and are unable to give details about suspects they said they arrested.The 73-year-old...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Peter Kenneth has appealed Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko's win for the Nairobi governor race, saying the nominations were a sham.Sonko beat the former Gatanga MP Ffor the Jubilee ticket, securing his slot in the ballot.He garnered 138,185 votes, while Kenneth came a...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords on Saturday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations. "I invite you to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless,...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.The Peoples Climate Marches in dozens of...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - An Administration Police officer was shot dead on Friday night in a pub in Ngong during an argument over a woman.Witnesses said the officer and his colleague for into an argument over a woman called Carol, with each claiming to have been involved with her.The AP...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau has rejected results from the Murang'a Jubilee primaries that saw rival Mwangi Wa Iria win a ticket to run for governor in the August 8 polls.Jamleck garnered 118,274 votes against Wa Iria's 205,976 on Wednesday.But he has disputed the Governor...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday sacked one of his special advisers and sanctioned another bureaucrat after an inquiry into a newspaper leak, but the country's powerful army rejected Sharif's directive as "incomplete".The report's findings and...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - The Kamba are grumbling while the Luhya appear to the biggest beneficiaries in the new NASA lineup. On Thursday a NASA rally in Uhuru Park unveiled Raila Odinga of ODM as its presidential candidate with Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper as his running mate. Raila has confirmed...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - A man was arrested on Wednesday for defiling a nine-month-old girl in Maralal, Samburu county.He had been left with the baby by her grandmother when the incident occurred. The baby was rushed Samburu County Referral Hospital for treatment.Area OCPD Abaggarro Guyo said...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - ODM's tribunal committee has nulified nomination certificates given to Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma and Senator Anyang' Nyong'o.Ranguma and Nyong'o had both been declared winners after ODM Kisumu governor primaries on Tuesday.Nyong'o was declared winner by county...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, an internet monitoring group said, the latest in what government critics say is a crackdown on free speech on the internet.A block on all language editions of the Wikipedia website was...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades.Unions called the strike to voice anger over Temer's efforts...
  • 29 Apr 2017 - Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has stamped his authority to make sure I do not get the ODM ticket, former KTN journalist Mohammed Ali has claimed."@AliHassanJoho, I will meet your brother on August 8th. I would rather win or lose with honour," Mohammed said via Twitter...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - Suba South constituency aspirant Caroli Omondi has urged ODM to nullify the nominations in which incumbent MP John Mbadi defeated him.Some of his supporters staged demonstrations at Magunga trading centre yesterday.“I have petitioned the party’s tribunal to consider...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - Kenya Defence Forces chief Samson Mwathethe has thanked Kenyans for support. Mwathethe said KDF's biggest asset in its peace-keeping mission in Somalia and other UN missions is Kenyans' good will. He spoke at the passing out ceremony for cadets in Lanet Army barracks...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - The Central Bank of Kenya has issued a licence to DIB Bank Kenya, which is owned by Dubai Islamic Bank, signaling the end of a moratorium placed in November 2015.The announcement made yesterday will make DIB Kenya the third fully Shariah – compliant bank to be...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - Kenya might be forced to secure its own trade deal with Europe if Tanzania remains adamant in signing the Economic Partnership Agreement, East African Affairs PS Betty Maina has said.This will be determined by the Heads of Stares Summit scheduled for next month to...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday broke ground for the construction of the Olkaria V power project, which will produce 158MW of electricity.The President at the same time commissioned 14 wellhead units providing a total of 75MW of electricity. The ‘wellhead unit’ is...
  • 28 Apr 2017 - Public Service CS Sicily Kariuki is now the new chairperson of the sub-committee on Public Service and Administration at the African Union Specialised Technical Committee.Kariuki, who took over yesterday from the outgoing chairperson Aimé Ange Bininga, the Minister...

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