Local News

Relief for AFRICOG and KHRC as high court temporally bars NGO Board from interfering with their operations.

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0 total views, 0 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-The high court has temporarily barred NGO Board from interfering with the operations of African Center for open governance AFricog and those of Kenya Human  rights commission.The move is a big Relief for AfriCOG and KHRC  especially considering that KHRC had already been shut. Early Wednesday  KRA […]

Local News

KNCHR protests closure of KHRC, Condemns raid on AfricoG

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2 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-Kenya National commission on Human right has strongly  condemned   the decision to shut down Kenya human rights commission KHRC which has operated in the country for decades. Addressing the press on Wednesday 16 at the commission’s offices in Nairobi,KNCHR chair Kagwiria Mbogori has also  raised issues […]

Sports

Chelsea ‘not giving up on Alex Sandro, want Juve star to lodge transfer request’

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67 total views, 67 views today BY SAMSON MBII/SOURCES,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-Chelsea are reportedly confident that Alex Sandro wants to move to Stamford Bridge, but they may need the full-back to submit a transfer request. The Brazilian has been linked to the defending Premier League champions all summer, but Juventus have rebuffed the Blues’ advances. Bids of £52m […]

Sports

Anthony Martial’s cousin insists Frenchman will stay at Manchester United

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84 total views, 84 views today BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-Anthony Martial‘s cousin Jema has insisted that the attacking player will not leave Manchester United this summer. The Frenchman had a stuttered season in the 2016-17 campaign, having to prove his ability to manager Jose Mourinho in order to gain a regular starting spot. Martial, who cost […]

International News

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

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26 total views, 26 views today   By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kano, Nigeria, Aug 16 – Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack — the latest in a string of assaults in […]

Local News

Attempted raid by Police and KRA officials on AfriCOG offices unsuccessful

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209 total views, 209 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-An attempt to raid AfriCog offices  by   Police and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers on Wednesday morning proofed futile  after the officers were found to be lacking necessary court documents.  The search warrant they had  did not contain the name of Africog  and also lacked a […]

Sports

Chelsea hit by Confusion over transfers

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81 total views, 17 views today BY SAMSON MBII,15TH AUG 2017-After a season in which they dominated the Premier League, winning the title by seven points, Chelsea are looking far from comfortable after just one game of the new campaign. The 3-2 loss to Burnley on Saturday, in a game where Chelsea ended with nine men on […]

Local News

The much anticipated NASA statement pushed to Wednesday,says Consultations ongoing

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175 total views, 18 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2017-The much a waited National super alliance NASA statement that was planned for Tuesday 15th August has been pushed to Wednesday .In a statement sent to the press and signed by Amani National Congress leader who is also NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi,the coalition says there were still […]

Local News

Anglican churcgh calls for peaceful co-existence after polls,urges those not satisfied to use legal channels

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36 total views, 9 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2017-The Anglican church  in the country has urged for peaceful co-existence after the August 8th polls.Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop,Jackson Ole Sapit  has urged all those who still have questions about the elections to explore legal ways in finding a solution. The archbishop is also urging the […]

Local News

Swearing in of elected governors to start Thursday-Kiunjuri

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79 total views, 15 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2017-Swearing in ceremonies of  all elected governors, who won in the just concluded election, will begin on Thursday, August 17 .This is according to Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri.Addressing the press at the Treasury offices In Nairobi Tuesday ,Kiunjuri also  says that  outgoing governors will receive send off […]

Local News

KHRC accuses NGO Coordination board of intimidation and attempt to shrink civil space, vows to move to court

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122 total views, 5 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2017-Kenya human rights commission  has threatened to move to court after it was allegedly De-registered by   NGO coordination board on Monday 14th August. Addressing the press on Tuesday the commissions leadership led by chairman George Kegoro has refuted claims that the organization was operating without legal documents […]

Local News

Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) faces eminent Closure a day after De-registration of KHRC

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98 total views, 10 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,15TH AUG 2017-Just a day after Kenya Human rights Commission (KHCR) was De-registered,the NGOs Coordination Board axe is now targeting  another  civil society outfit  Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG). UPESINEWS.CO.KE has reliably learned that the  board’s Executive Director Fazul Mohamed  has now asked  Directorate of criminal investigation (DCI)  […]

International News

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

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110 total views, 8 views today BY BBC NEWS/KORIR JUMA,15TH AUG,2017-North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would watch what “the foolish Yankees” do before taking a decision. […]

Local News

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) de-registered for alleged tax evasion

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157 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2017-The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) has been De-registered for allegedly  evading  paying tax , illegal bank accounts and illegal hiring of expatriates. NGO coordination Board Executive Director Fazul on Monday 14th Aug said the commission was operating four illegal bank accounts— two at NIC bank and […]

Local News

Demonstrations allowed provided law is followed-President Uhuru

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63 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUGUST,2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta says every Kenyan had aright to hold demonstrations provided the same are conducted in accordance to law. Addressing the nation from his HARAMBEE HOUSE office in Nairobi Monday 14th August,Kenyatta  also warned those who plan to cause  violence that they will not be allowed to […]

Opinion

The police should be considerate when dealing with protestors

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66 total views, 18 views today FROM EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2017-The duty of any police officer is to protect lives and guard property  of all Kenyans against any attempt by external aggressors .The pockets of violence witnessed in various parts of the country since the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of presidential election on Friday […]

Local News

Cases of casualties from election related protests on the decrease-Kenya Redcross

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69 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2017-The Kenya red cross says it has so far dealt with   117 cases of  injuries as a result of  protests that followed the announcement  of presidential results .In its update to the press Monday Kenya Redcross secretary general Abbas Gullet says  the cases are on the decrease […]

International News

18 dead in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

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56 total views, 8 views today By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Aug 14 – Security forces in Burkina Faso’s capital ended an assault Monday against suspected jihadists who opened fire on a restaurant in a “terrorist attack” that left at least 18 people dead, the government said. The attack that began Sunday night in a […]

Local News

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome defends Police over claims of killing protestors

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51 total views, 17 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH AUG 2017-Nairobi police commandant Japheth Koome  has defended the police over claims that they have been shooting and killing protestors who have been  demonstrating  in various parts of Nairobi following declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of presidential elections.Addressing the press on Monday 14th August in Nairobi […]

Sports

We played with confidence,Mourinho says after their 4- 0 win over West Ham

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22 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII/SKY SPORTS,13TH AUG 2017-Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says it was a quality performance full of confidence after their convincing 4-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford. Their Premier League campaign started with a bang at Old Trafford, with new striker Romelu Lukaku scoring twice before Anthony Martial […]

Local News

NASA to observe Monday as a day to mourn killed Supporters

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19 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH AUG 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA  has set aside Monday  14th August as the day to mourn their supporters killed since the announcement of presidential results on Friday last week.”As we mourn Kenyans killed by Jubilee mandated death squads, let’s observe tomorrow as a day of mourning […]

Local News

Nyong’o appeals for calm in Kisumu following cases of reported violence

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7 total views, no views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,13TH AUG 2017-Kisumu  Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o  has  appealed for calmness in the lakeside city following pockets of violence reported on Friday after the declaration of presidential election results. Nyong’o pleaded with traders to reopen businesses in order to mitigate an economic crisis in the region. “We appeal to our […]

Local News

Dont use live bullets on protestors -Atwoli

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13 total views, 1 views today Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli on Sunday 13th August urged the police to refrain from using live bullets on protestors who are expressing their dissatisfaction following the announcement of presidential results by the electoral commission last Friday. The trade union boss said that most of the […]

Sports

Watford 3-3 Liverpool: Miguel Britos’ stoppage-time strike denies Reds win

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18 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,12TH AUG 2017-Miguel Britos struck deep into stoppage time as Watford secured a late point following a 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Premier League returned in thrilling fashion on Friday night with Arsenal’s dramatic 4-3 win over Leicester and the goals continued to flow […]

Local News

NASA Claims more than 100 of its supporters killed in election related violence

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7 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA  claims  100 of its supporters have been shot dead by police in election related violence.Addressing  the press on Saturday 12th Aug in Nairobi,NASA leaders Siaya senator James Orengo and Johnstone  Muthama have  blamed the acting interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and […]

Local News

10 people die in Meru accident

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4 total views, 1 views today BY CORRESPONDENT, MERU,12TH AUG 2017-Ten people died on Saturday 12th Aug  at Ngonyi area in Meru after the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a lorry.The   25 sitter matatu was on its way from Meru to Nairobi.Sources have told Upesinews.co.ke that the driver of the matatu was trying […]

Local News

Country calm except parts of Kisumu,Mathare-Matiang’i

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12 total views, 8 views today BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-Acting Interior  CS  Fred Matiang’i says  majority parts of the country remain calm except parts of Kisumu, Mathare and Kibera.Addressing the press at his Harambee house office in Nairobi Saturday 12th, the CS says violence  has mainly been fanned by false social media posts. The CS also […]

Local News

Catholic bishops urge peace after announcement of presidential results

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10 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-The catholic bishops  have urged president elect Uhuru Kenyatta to move in with speed and embark  on healing the nation which is greatly divided following the just concluded elections. In their statement  read to the press on behalf of Kenya conference of catholic bishops KCCB  vice chair  […]

Local News

Celebration galore hit various parts of the country after Kenyatta is declared winner

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4 total views, 1 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-There was celebrations in various parts of the country Friday  night after president Kenyatta was declared winner of presidential elections for a second time.Spot check by UPESINEWS.CO.KE in various parts of the country revealed that there was increased frenzy with Jubilee supporters who had been anxiously waiting […]

Local News

Uhuru Kenyatta it is!

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4 total views, no views today BY KORI JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of presidential election in the announcement made at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday 11th August 2017.Kenyatta emerged victorious after getting 52% of all votes gunner ed and therefore meeting the 50 plus 1 votes as stipulated in […]

Local News

NASA says going to court over poll result not an option, claims international poll observers were partisan.

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20 total views, 7 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-The national Super Alliance says it will not be part of the announcement on presidential results of 2017 elections.Addressing the press on Friday evening at the Bomas of Kenya, NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo  says despite presenting their concerns to IEBC the commission […]

Gossip & Entertainment

This is why IEBC’S CEO Ezra Chiloba has become a dear to many Kenyan Women

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55 total views, 18 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-The busy schedule on the shoulders of IEBC’s  Ezra Chiloba   at this critical moment as the country awaits the announcement oh who is the winner of presidential votes has provided a platform  for Some women to express their desire to be close to Chiloba.The C.E.O   has […]

Sports

West Brom boss signs contract extension

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7 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,11TH AUG 2017– West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the Hawthorns until 2019. The Baggies’ manager’s current deal was due to run until the end of the 2017-18 season, which kicks off on Friday. Pulis says he is ‘delighted’ […]

Local News

IEBC awaits 17 forms 34Bs urges kenyans to be patient

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5 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has urged kenyans to remain calm as it  makes final arrangement to announce presidential votes. Addressing the press at The Bomas of Kenya Friday afternoon,Chebukati says the commission is yet to receive  17 forms  34Bs across 17 constituencies.The chairman also […]

Local News

IEBC must make the right announcement and declare Odinga winner,NASA insists

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6 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017– The National Super Alliance NASA has insisted that the independent Electoral and Boundaries commission IEBC   must declare  Raila Odinga  a winner of  presidential elections. Addressing the press in Nairobi Friday NASA members of parliament led by Suba South MP elect John Mbadi who is also  Orange […]

Local News

The president elect may be known by midday Friday -IEBC

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6 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-The independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC may announce the winner of presidential elections Friday 11th August.This is according to the commission’s chair Wafula Chebukati. Addressing the press at the Bomas Of Kenya Thursday Night ,Chebukati noted that  a total of 40,501 forms 34A out of 40,883 […]

Sports

Barcelona’s bid for Ousmane Dembele

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10 total views, 1 views today BY SAMSON MBII,10TH AUG 2017-Borussia Dortmund have rejected  Barcelona’s bid for forward Ousmane Dembele.The Germany side have confirmed they have turned down an offer from Barcelona. The 20 year old, who was not given permission to miss Thursday’s training, has been a target for Barca since Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain […]

Local News

NASA wants Odinga declared winner of the presidential elections

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9 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2017-The National Super Alliance now wants  Raila Odinga declared winner of presidential elections.Addressing the press in Nairobi Thursday 10th  thorough NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi  says  the data in their pessession indicate that Odinga is leading  with  8,041,726 against president Kenyatta who has managed to gunner  7milioni votes.Mudavadi […]

Local News

E U Observer Mission urge the aggrieved to follow laid down legal means in seeking redress

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13 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2017-The European election Observer mission  has urged all parties aggrieved  with the outcome of the elections to use established legal ways in seeking redress. Addressing the press in Nairobi Thursday 10th  the mission led by  chief observer Marietje Schaake the  mission  has urged all concerned parties and […]

Local News

North Rift Religious leaders urge for peaceful co-existence

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6 total views, no views today BY JOHN WERU/CORRESPONDENT,10TH AUG 2017-Religious leaders from the North rift region  have  commended Kenyans for maintaining peace so far as the county a waits announcement of presidential results. Addressing the press in Eldoret led by Eldoret catholic diocese bishop Cornelius Korir  the leaders who included the representative of the imams […]

Local News

Observer missions commend IEBC for conducting peaceful,smooth ,urges for calm

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11 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH AUG 2017-The east African community observer mission has commended the independent electoral commission IEBC for conducting  a peaceful and credible poll. Addressing the press in Nairobi on Thursday Morning the mission says it followed the voting in 20 counties across the country without any hitch. They expressed there […]

Local News

Our electoral management systems were never interfered with at any time-IEBC

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18 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2017-The independent electoral and boundaries  commission IEBC has categorically stated that their electoral management systems were never tampered with. In one of  its updates given by C.E.O Ezra Chiloba on Wednesday evening at the Bomas of Kenya the IEBC said the reports of hacking of its servers […]

Local News

Two shot dead in Mathare in ant elections rigging protest claims

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17 total views, 2 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2017-Two people  were on Wednesday 9th afternoon  shot dead during  ant  election rigging  protest . This is after groups of the youth  held demonstration in various areas in Nairobi .Earlier Police had to  clear  Juju Road after a group of youths closed it during the demonstrating .Similar […]

Local News

Wavinya Ndeti Rejects Results,says Governor Mutua stole her votes

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14 total views, 1 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,9TH AUG 2017-Machakos governor on a wiper ticket Wavinya Ndeti now says she will not accept the results of the gubernatorial race in the county. Addressing the press on Wednesday 9th August afternoon,Wavinya claimed that the incumbent governor Alfred Mutua stole her votes.Mutua was defending his seat on his […]