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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...

Parliament goes on December break amid unfinished business ahead of election

Posted on Dec 03, 2021

Parliament has proceeded on a two-month break to allow members to focus on constituency business and celebrate the forthcoming Christmas holidays.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi however told the MPs that they may be recalled during the break to consider crucial bills.

The two Houses of Parliament have dozens of pending bills, motions and questions that are yet to be concluded, now posing a risk that some of the crucial bills may be lost in the transition towards next year’s general election.

The members of the National Assembly used the final day of the current session to secure bills...

Anne Kananu sworn in as Nairobi Governor

Posted on Nov 16, 2021

On Tuesday, Anne Kananu Mwenda was sworn in as the third Governor of Nairobi City County.

This followed months of a long wait, coupled with court battles that saw her serve as acting governor after she had been sworn in as deputy governor.

All this happened after Mike Sonko had been ousted as the second governor in December 2020.

On November 8, the Supreme Court struck out an application by former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko challenging the swearing-in of Anne Kananu as the next county chief.

IEBC threatens to bar parties from polls for breach of nomination rules

Posted on Nov 11, 2021

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is threatening to lock out political parties from taking part in next year’s general elections.

The commission says it will be forced to resort to such an action given that political parties in the country are yet to comply with nomination rules as stipulated in the Elections Act.

Out of the Eighty-nine (89) Political Parties that have so far submitted their nomination rules to the IEBC, Chairman Wafula Chebukati says all have failed the test.

“The Commission has determined from the review that none of the Political Parties has fully c...

Police point to 'Cash handouts' for causing violence against DP Ruto camp in Kisumu visit

Posted on Nov 10, 2021

Police now say the violent scenes witnessed on Wednesday during Deputy President William Ruto's visit to Kondele, Kisumu County was due to a clash between two groups on sharing of cash handouts.

In a statement to newsrooms, National Police Service spokesperson Bruno Shioso said intelligence gathered by security agencies indicated that "there was tension within Kondele owing to alleged distribution of campaign logistical funds amongst local groups"

The police spokesperson added that the DP's team had been earlier advised not to visit Kondele based on the gathered intelligence.

Mutua Won't Unveil Manifesto To Stop Competitors From Stealing It

Nov 04, 2021

Machakos Governor and 2022 presidential aspirant Dr. Alfred Mutua says he does not want to talk about the plans in his presidential manifesto yet, lest his competitors steal them.

Mutua, who was speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, further claimed he is not impressed with some of the ideas his competitors are promising to Kenyans.

“I am seeing promises that have nothing to do with stimulating growth, I am not seeing ideas about our consumer-driven economy... ideas to generate more revenue to meet the demands, we have debts to pay,” said the governor, adding: “I'll come up with my manifesto wh...

Kisumu elders endorse Governor Nyong’o for re-election

Posted on Oct 24, 2021

Kisumu County Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o’s bid for re-election received a major boost amid fresh endorsement from elders from Kano clans in Muhoroni Sub-County.

The elders drawn from all clans in the larger Kano community unanimously declared their support for Nyong’o to serve another term in order to complete on-going development projects including developing towns to help trigger development across the County.

Members of the Kano Luo Council of Elders had convened at the home of their Vice-chairman Miruka Masero in Nyang’oma ward to give their blessings to Prof Nyong’o and provide politi...