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Of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Missing Nobel Literature Prize, Again

On the day the Nobel Committee was to announce the winner of the Literature prize in 2010, I sat at our home in Limuru with two journalists from Spain, watching the live streaming of the announcement. My father, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, was considered by many bookies to be the favourite

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Uhuru Receives Election Laws Bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta received Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday and has 14 days to sign it into law. Parliament has done its duty and passed the legislation, the President told a meeting of people living with disabilities at State House in Nairobi. "I can confirm that I have received it. It

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Museveni Should Become President of East Africa, Kenya Ex-VP Kalonzo Musyoka

Former Kenyan president and National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal has praised Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni as a great leader and suggested that he becomes the first president of a united East Africa. Musyoka presided over a graduation ceremony of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) for which he is chancellor. “After

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Kenyatta Moves to Cut CJ Maraga Powers in New Amendments

Jubilee Party leaders have agreed to push for amendments of the electoral laws in Parliament to replace the controversial electronic vote tally transmission process with a manual system. Also to be introduced in the laws is a clause seeking to strip the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the

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Uncertainty: Kenya on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?

By squarely blaming the electoral commission and its chairman for the failure of the presidential election, the Supreme Court has put the country on a collision course towards a constitutional crisis. The decision to annul the ballot - unprecedented in Africa - was welcomed by many observers as a triumph of

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Kenya Supreme Court Judges Explain Why Kenyatta Re-election was Nullified

The Supreme Court has today given the detailed reasons behind its decision to nullify the outcome of the August 8 presidential election. In the long-awaited decision, the majority opinion of four rapped the electoral commission for the way it conducted the poll. LAW BREACH The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), they said,

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CJ Maraga Tells off Kenyatta

Chief Justice David Maraga has accused Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett of ignoring calls to beef up the security of judges and courts, exposing them to danger. In a statement issued after a day-long meeting with other members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), CJ Maraga said the judiciary and judges

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Raila Odinga Sets 25 Conditions before Taking Part in Presidential Election Rerun

The Raila Odinga-led National Super Alliance (Nasa) has written to the electoral agency with 25 new demands that they say should be fulfilled in the October 17 fresh poll. In a letter signed by Mr Odinga’s chief agent and Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, the opposition has demanded a full audit of

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Raila Odinga Rejects IEBC Election Date, Proposes New Date

Kenya Opposition coalition National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has rejected a date set by the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the new election. The Kenya Supreme Court last week nullified the reelection of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities and illegalities on the side of IEBC. With

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KENYA: Date Set for Fresh Presidential Election

Kenya’s  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set the date for the fresh presidential election following the decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya to annul Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection. Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the results of August 8th presidential election that had given Jubilee Party candidate Kenyatta victory

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