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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has alleged there is a plot by a section of leaders from the Mt Kenya region to scuttle Deputy President William Ruto's ... Without delving into much details, Governor Sonko claimed a section of political leaders from the region are holding night meetings to craft a plan to field a ...
I want to tell Kenyans that you cannot see the fate of Wetangula,” Kalonzo said. Mr. Musyoka encouraged an all-inclusive dialogue saying that they will have the 47 counties standing in agreement to actualize the journey to “Canaan”. “The real agenda is coming and that is what Kenya should look forward to ...

“Kenyans should know there are no permanent enemies or friends in politics, only permanent interests,” Dr Sankok says — of course, without mentioning that those interests are not likely to be the welfare of the people. Dr Kamau is too cautious to join the bandwagon: “Political coalitions in Kenya are driven ...
Much emphasis is placed in Kenyan politics on a leaders' capacity to bring development and other resources to the local level. ... underemployed residents of central Kenya may be drawn to radical opposition politics but be put off by a sense that calls for redistribution that may not only affect the political and ...
Mt Kenya could easily forget their debt to Ruto and decide to pay Raila's debt first. This political debt had risked being declared a 'bad' debt, thereby reducing their creditworthiness in the future. It is amazing how the negative sentiment at Raila in Mt Kenya was wiped out by a handshake and likewise for ...
“Just the extent of how much work they did here was staggering,” said Larry Madowo, a Kenyan broadcast journalist and writer. He says the firm played a critical role in the 2013 election, and the still-disputed 2017 re-election of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. Cambridge's involvement in those elections ...

We know that since 2013, digital tools have been extensively used in our politics as our major political parties spent millions on foreign PR and IT ... Coincidentally, the Kenyan parliament is debating the Cyber Crimes bill this week, but typical of the National Assembly in Kenya, even in the shadow of these ...
In a telling statement, Ong'wen said the deal is not a State-driven project but a commitment by the two leaders “to unclog Kenya's political arteries.” “The leaders have committed to jointly raise funds for the implementation of the initiative. This means Kenyans' tax money will not be used in its implementation ...
And this notion of “system” refers not only to what is on paper in terms of constitutional and legal provisions, but also how 'politics' and governance more ... standards for millions of its citizens — there has been not the slightest hint of any willingness of the CCP to surrender its monopoly on political power.
Victims of Political Violence Want More Than Handshake From Kenyan Leaders ... NAIROBI, Kenya — With their meeting last week, Kenya's political archrivals have been hailed for calming ethnic tensions in East Africa's most vibrant democracy and ending a monthslong stalemate that had brought the ...
Within months of its release, three central events in the novel found echoes or parallels in fact: a new railway line was inaugurated, replacing the century-old track whose creation is recalled in my story; Kenyans of Indian extraction – central to the book – were officially recognised as the 44th “tribe” of Kenya, ...
The deal between Odinga and Kenyatta "was the best thing that happened to the entire Kenya," said Juma Ayako in Nairobi. "We are telling Kenyans: let us be united." Addressing the press together on Friday, Odinga and Kenyatta pledged to work together. "The time has come for us to confront and resolve ...
A Kenyan professor in the United States is facing deportation months after President Donald Trump announced his vision for 'merit-based' immigration reforms. Mzenga Wanyama, a Kenyan-born graduate of the University of Minnesota, attended a meeting at the ICE office in St Paul on Friday, where "plans ...
After meeting Friday in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tillerson hailed the political reconciliation between Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as “a positive step toward healing Kenya's ethnic and political divisions,” the State Department said in a statement. Kenyatta and Odinga ...
"Kenya is a country of tremendous opportunity," he said at a news conference Friday. "With a fast-growing GDP ... a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship, and a regional economic leader, we are eager to find more ways to work with you." Tillerson plans to spend another day in Nairobi before heading to Chad ...
On Friday the two key players on the Kenyan political scene did something we have seen a couple of times; putting their differences aside and assuring the country that they are willing to work together for Kenya is bigger than any of them. Often times we have seen these two gentlemen throwing verbal jabs ...
Rivers whose source is the forest are drying up with devastating effects to millions of people who depend on them and to the national economy. In July 2005, the government made a hard decision to remove all beneficiaries who have title deeds for parcels of land but because of political matrix in preceding ...

“We may differ in political alignment but we should unite as Kenyans in matters that affect the country.” ... “We refuse to be leaders under whose watch Kenya slid into a failed nation,” he added. ... “It's a Kenyan matter that Kenyan leaders are looking into,” said Manoah Esipisu, the presidential spokesman.
This is the word of caution that four banks that helped Kenya sell its Sh200 billion Eurobond gave to mostly American and European investors that sunk ... Standard Bank, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank, the bondholders were informed of the country's “volatile political environment” which saw ...
"That is the discos we should be focusing on now so that we empower Kenyans to have better lives as we had promised," the DP said. He said Jubilee leaders should implement the agenda for which they were elected and avoid being dragged into politicking all the time. The DP said political leaders ...
Nasa leader Raila Odinga with Siaya senator James Orengo during the burial of Mzee David Orengo in Urenga village Siaya county on March 3rd 2018. The deceased was an uncle to the senator. (Collins Oduor,Standard). National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga broke his silence yesterday ...
Devolution has created an important group of political actors who can play a critical role in national-level politics. ... Kenya's 2010 Constitution and the devolution of power to 47 new county governments was meant to reduce competition for the country's top seat and help address Kenya's chronic ethnic ...
“Kenyatta would not have been released, and he wouldn't have been made prime minister, if it hadn't been for Odinga's backing,” said Daniel Branch, a professor of history at the University of Warwick and an expert on post-colonial Kenyan politics. “The two men always admired each other.” Willy Mutunga ...
He spoke these words in October 2001, four months after he formed Kenya's first coalition Cabinet by including members of the then opposition National Democratic Party in the government. At the time, nobody could be sure if the “younger leader” was Raila Odinga, whose “political cooperation” with the ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Supporters of Kenya's main opposition leader burned an American flag near the United States Embassy and marched to the building's gate ... “In politics, there are never any permanent lines — in Kenya in particular, but also in other countries,” said Salim Lone, an adviser to Mr. Odinga.
“No Kenyan has ever told America who their President is, neither have we ever told the UK or Germany who its Prime Minister is, why should they tell Kenyans who their President is? Kenyans know who their President is,” the Opposition chief said/FILE. By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 ...
The opposition said he'd been exiled; the government said the Kenyan-born political activist wasn't a legal Kenyan citizen. Miguna's case has become a ... Kenyans view it as a symbol of their bloody past, an era displaced by the freedoms enshrined in Kenya's 2010 Constitution. "People have suffered for ...
Kenya rejects ex-envoys' calls for US mediation in political dispute ... Their knack for getting it wrong on African and Kenyan issues is not only dumbfounding but also a demonstration of why desk research on Africa, with the only source of information being a biased Western media, should be treated with ...
And whereas Kenya has hundreds of political parties, majority are moribund, briefcase parties with those that have strong following still lacking an ideological base and only surviving courtesy of personalities and ethnic bloc mobilization. Generally, Kenyan political parties are transient and cannot ...
It seeks to enable Kenya's political leaders to look beyond partisan considerations with a view to promoting the greater interests of the nation as a whole. It provides the ... This should be distressful and eye-opening to Kenyans as the country's democracy is in an ignominious state. We should not keep quiet.
Kampala — Kenya's GDP growth is projected to increase to 5.7% during the first quarter of 2018. This is according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2018, launched today, the accountancy and finance body points to the ...
ODM leader Raila Odinga does not owe anyone a "political debt" in the 2022 presidential race, Kisumu Senator Fred Outa has said. He said failure by NASA co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula to attend Raila's January 30 oath freed the latter of any debt. Outa referred ...
And whereas Kenya has hundreds of political parties, majority are moribund, briefcase parties with those that have strong following still lacking an ideological base and only surviving courtesy of personalities and ethnic bloc mobilization. Generally, Kenyan political parties are transient and cannot ...
“Kenyatta would not have been released, and he wouldn't have been made prime minister, if it hadn't been for Odinga's backing,” said Daniel Branch, a professor of history at the University of Warwick and an expert on post-colonial Kenyan politics. “The two men always admired each other.” Willy Mutunga ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Supporters of Kenya's main opposition leader burned an American flag near the United States Embassy and marched to the building's gate ... “In politics, there are never any permanent lines — in Kenya in particular, but also in other countries,” said Salim Lone, an adviser to Mr. Odinga.
Opposition Chief Raila Odinga has kicked off an aggressive plan to revamp ODM as a formidable political machine amid vicious squabbles that threaten to ... ODM was Kenya's biggest political party for 10 years but lost the status after the Jubilee merger of 11 affiliate parties into one political machine on ...
Select in your mind between five and 10 people — both locals and foreigners — who comment regularly in print, on TV or online, on Kenyan politics. ... For most political pundits would likely have speculated that if given such an unexpected second chance by the Supreme Court in 2017, Raila would surely ...
The US State Department said on Wednesday it was watching political developments in South Africa "with interest" after President Jacob Zuma resigned. Zuma announced this move under pressure from the ruling African National Congress. "We are aware of Zuma's resignation and are watching the ...
“The Ethiopian and Kenyan Governments are likely to face opposition from publics agitating for redress of political grievances,” reads part of a report by the ... The warning by the intelligence community on politics comes at a time when foreign envoys in Kenya are pushing for dialogue after the polls.
Crack down on political parties dashes hopes of having a strong democracy. By BERNARD AMAYA, Nairobi. Kenya is a land of great promise. With immense mineral wealth and other natural resources, strategic geographical location and a pool of trained human resources, the country can reach for the sky.
Western envoys have been asked to keep off Kenya's domestic and political affairs. A section of the ... However, Nasa has vowed to stay put and shame all the culprits they claim “were part of the conspiracy to defraud Kenyans against voting for Raila”, adding that they will not succumb to dictatorship.
“No Kenyan has ever told America who their President is, neither have we ever told the UK or Germany who its Prime Minister is, why should they tell Kenyans who their President is? Kenyans know who their President is,” the Opposition chief said/FILE. By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 ...
Nasa strategist David Ndii's wife Mwende Gatabaki speaks at a press conference in Mombasa on December 4, 2017 after her husband was arrested while they were on holiday. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Delivered at a rally in Nairobi and peppered with a tinge of indignation, the message was specifically directed at US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, who has led Western envoys in insisting that the legitimacy of the government of President Kenyatta should be acknowledged by all before national ...
Wandayi, who is also the ODM Secretary for Political Affairs, said the Opposition outfit will not be cowed or threatened by the State. He stated Kenyans have been through worse situations in their struggle to entrench the current civil liberties and they would not be intimidated. “It's extremely disturbing to see ...
Lawyer Miguna Miguna (centre) engages with other Nasa members at Kajiado Law Courts on February 6, 2018, where he was arraigned. Miguna was himself a victim of the political repression of the 1980s and 1990s. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
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Director Gordon Kihalangwa, in his affidavit which was ordered by the court on Wednesday, says Miguna had fled the country as a political refugee. He further avers ... In 1992, he said Miguna wrote to Kenya High Commission in Ottawa requesting him to intervene and issue him with a Kenyan passport.
Yvonne's requiem mass was held at the Consolata Shrine, with government officials, politicians, the clergy, civil society, diplomats and other Kenyans in attendance. They described the diplomat as an aunt, a friend, a mother, a sister, a colleague and a daughter. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his political ...
Like the situation in Nigeria, general elections in Kenyan have been characterized by ethnic tensions which have been lingering since independence in 1963. ... The first two political parties before and during independence - the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) and the Kenya African Democratic Union ...


 

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