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ODM Vs NASA: War of Words Erupts over Leaked Flag Bearer Report

A leaked report indicating that the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) had recommended former prime minister and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as the National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag bearer in the August presidential election has sparked off a war of words among political parties in the loose opposition

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President Kenyatta Launches Portal to Highlight Achievements Ahead of Elections

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday launched a public information portal (www.delivery.go.ke) that will showcase his government’s investments in projects across the country and other achievements. Speaking during the launch at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, the president, who is seeking another term in office in the August poll, said the

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KENYA: Opposition, Electoral Commission Agree on Vote Tallying, Results Declaration Modalities

The leaders of Kenya’s loose opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Thursday met with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners days after Nasa said it would set up a parallel tallying centre and announce its own results in the August general elections. Related: Odinga Says His Opposition Alliance

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Raila Odinga Warns Civil Servants against Campaigning for Rival Uhuru Kenyatta

Opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has vowed to sack all civil servants campaigning for rival and incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta if he (Odinga) wins the August 2017 presidential poll. On Sunday, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu defended cabinet secretaries (ministers) and principal secretaries (permanent secretaries) that have

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IEBC Warns Raila Odinga against Plans to Set up Parallel Tallying Centre

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has warned National Super Alliance (Nasa) over a plan to set up a parallel tallying centre and declare their own results from the general elections slated for August. On Sunday Nasa revealed that their alliance would set up the centre, an announcement that reminds

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Garissa University Marks Two Years Since Deadly Al-Shabaab Attack

Garissa University College on Sunday marked two years since a deadly Al-Shabaab attack claimed 147 including students and security officers. The ceremony was attended by Garissa County commissioner James Kianda and other security officials. The university and Athletics Kenya organised a 5km marathon in memory of the victims. Commissioner Kianda acknowledged that Kenya

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Odinga Says His Opposition Alliance Will Tally and Announce Its Own Results

The National Super Alliance,  a loose grouping of Kenyan opposition will establish a parallel tally centre and announce its own results in August’s general polls, Raila Odinga, one of its co-principals has said. Odinga made the remarks at a weekend rally in Nairobi. "As IEBC will be announcing their results, media houses

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Kenyan Diaspora the Biggest Senders of Mobile to Mobile Remittances – World Remit

To mark the 10th anniversary of ground-breaking mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts. Transfers to mobile money accounts make up 93% of WorldRemit transactions to Kenya now - showing that Kenyans continue to

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Kenyatta, Somali President Discuss Dadaab Camp, Direct Flights

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addressed a joint press conference at State House-Nairobi Thursday in which they addressed issues affecting the two countries. One of the key issues the two presidents agreed on is the launch direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. The first of

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