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IEBC Responds To Queries On Raila’s Degree

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has addressed emerging concerns on Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s degree.

In an interview on NTV, the commissions CEO Hussein Marjan said that IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati assessed Raila’s academic documents and was satisfied with them.

“By the time Chebukati was clearing him (Raila) he had certified that the candidate had met all the requirements. Raila Odinga met the requirements,” Hussein said.

The CEO was responding to a caller who wanted clarity on the validity of Raila Odinga’s degree certificate.

NCIC launches peace campaign ahead of 2022 polls

Jun 15, 2022

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has launched a campaign in Kilifi County aimed at sensitizing members of the public on the need to maintain peace ahead of the General Election.

NCIC Commissioner Philip Okundi also revealed the commission has set up strategies to monitor and track hate speech across the country.

Under the theme: ‘Uchaguzi Bila Noma”, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission launched a campaign in Kilifi County aimed at creating awareness on the need for peace before, during and after elections.

During the launch, NCIC commissioner Philip Okundi r...

Ruto's UDA Party asks for female journalists only to cover Nyayo Stadium event

Posted on Jun 10, 2022

The Kenya Kwanza Coalition led by Deputy President William Ruto is on Friday scheduled to host a women conference at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi. And in a rare condition for press coverage of the event, the coalition has urged media houses to deploy an all-woman crew to cover the event.

The decision to ask that female journalists cover the event, according to the coalition, is part of celebrating the role women play in various fields.

"We encourage your Media House/Online News Blog to deploy an all Women Crew as we seek to celebrate and highlight the important role played by Women in all sect...

2 hospitalised after chaos at Gachagua rally in Othaya

Jun 09, 2022

Two people were injured after chaos erupted at a Kenya Kwanza rally in Othaya, Nyeri, on Tuesday, June 8, 2022.

A scuffle ensued after supporters of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and those of the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) clashed. The two parties are members of the Kenya Kwanza coalition that supports Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid.

Presidential aspirant Eliud Muthiora burns his voter’s card after IEBC rejected his bid

Posted on Jun 07, 2022

Independent presidential aspirant Eliud Muthiora Kiriara has burnt his voter’s card after his bid was rejected by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC) over insufficient signatures.

A presidential spirant is required by law to present to IEBC at least 2,000 signatures from at least 24 counties each as a pre-nomination requirement.

"We've heard people hawking IDs from Harambee House those that have the monopoly of these documents. We chose not to take the short cut. We took the long cut and we fell short. Currently I'm sure you have even seen the schedule that had the names of the Preside...

IEBC disqualifies Walter Mong’are from presidential race, revokes his nomination certificate

Posted on Jun 07, 2022

Umoja Summit Party leader Walter Mong'are alias Nyambane has been disqualified from vying for the presidency by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Nyambane, who had previously been given green lights to seek the top seat, has today been barred from running for the presidency after IEBC revoked his nomination certificate for lack of a university degree.

DPP, EACC vow to block some politicians from vying

Posted on May 18, 2022

The offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) say politicians with criminal records set to vie for various elective seats in the August polls, are not yet off the hook.

The DPP Noordin Hajj and EACC chief executive, Twalib Mbarak resolved to find ways to ensure that they circumvent the loopholes exploited by the politicians in chapter six of the constitution to avert the possibility of being barred from vying for elective seats.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing 4th regional conference of Africa, Indian Ocean and the East A...

You are on your own, Kamba leaders tell Kalonzo

Posted on May 18, 2022

A section of Ukambani leaders has pleaded with Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to reconsider his decision and rejoin Azimio.

Speaking in Machakos town the leaders led by Governors Charity Ngilu of Kitui, Kivutha Kibwana of Makueni and Machakos Gubernatorial aspirant Nzioka Waita, the leaders said Kalonzo should bite the bullet and sacrifice for the sake of the community.

“It is a pity for the Kamba community to be out of the next Government just because of an individual’s interest,” said Charity Ngilu.

Kalonzo pulled a surprise when he declared his presidential bid in what appeared to be a ...

‘Raila Odinga has violated our agreement’ says Kalonzo

Mar 01, 2022

Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked ODM Party leader Raila Odinga to honour 2017 National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition agreement to back him for president even as they engage in talks for Azimio and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) partnership.

Addressing the press Tuesday, Kalonzo insisted that if at all there will be talks, they must be structured and all-inclusive under the understanding of equal partnership.

The Wiper Party leader said Odinga has an option of abiding by the terms of the agreement or has the option of choosing to act in utter defiance of the agreement and the...

Speaker okays the expulsion of six Jubilee Party MPs

Posted on Feb 02, 2022

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi says he is satisfied that the process leading to the discharged of the six Jubilee Party Members of Parliament from their respective house committees met the requirements set.

The six who include Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru discharged from the Departmental Committee on Livestock where she also served as the Vice-Chairperson, William Kipkemoi, discharged from Departmental Committee on Information where he also served as the Chairperson, and Katoo ole Metito discharged from Departmental Committee on Defence are said to be allied to the D...