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A man held by police in Kakamega for killing brother

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37 total views, 37 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,20TH AUG 2017– A man in kakamega county is under police custody for  allegedly killing his  23-year-old brother, who reportedly wanted to kill their mother. According to the deceased mother, Angeline Lihavi,  her now late son, Kevin Muliamba, came into their home and took off with two tins of maize […]

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Lets pray and maintain peace,Uhuru urges Kenyans

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31 total views, 31 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to continue praying for peace and unity, which will facilitate the growth of the country. The President said Kenyans should steer away from tension instigated by politics and should continue with their activities without fear. “There is no need for tension […]

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Maina Kiai freed after being held briefly at JKIA

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45 total views, 45 views today BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,20TH AUG 2017-Human rights activist Maina Kiai was  early Sunday 20TH August briefly held  at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in unclear circumstances.According to Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) chairperson Khelef Khalifa, in a statement, said: “Mr Kiai was detained for almost two hours at the JKIA this morning […]

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Blogger Robert Alai arrested find out why

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125 total views, 28 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2017-Blogger Robert Alai  has been arrested  and is currently being detained at Kamukunji police station .The blogger was arrested  on Mombasa Road for writing one of the stories considered sensitive. According a police officer who spoke to UPESINEWS.CO.KE on condition of anonymity says the blogger has been […]

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IEBC ICT Manager the late Chris Msando laid to rest in Siaya

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150 total views, 28 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,SIAYA,19TH AUG 2017-Emotions ran high at the burial of  IEBC  ICT manager the late Chris Msando  who was   buried  today (Saturday 19th August) at his home in  Lifunga Kobiero village in Ugenya, Siaya County. Political Leaders  from Nyanza and other regions across the country attended the event. Kisumu governor elect […]

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Kabogo challenges Waititu to be true in his promises to Kiambu people.

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72 total views, 20 views today BY JOHN WERU,KIAMBU,19TH AUG 2017-Outgoing Kiambu governor  William Kabogo has challenged the incoming governor Ferdinand Waititu to stay true to the promises he gave Kiambu Residents  during the Campaigns. Addressing the residents at the Ndumberi grounds during Waititu’s swearing in ceremony held on Saturday 19th,Kabogo was categorical that Waititu had no […]

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Kiambu governor elect Ferdinand Waititu baba yao sworn in

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147 total views, 17 views today BY JOHN WERU,KIAMBU,19TH AUG 2017-Kimbu governor Ferdinand Waititu  has been sworn in to start his five year term in Office. In the ceremony held at Ndumberi grounds on Saturady 19th August,Waititu also Known as Baba yao took an oath of  office together with his deputy James Nyoro. Waititu takes over from […]

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IEBC ICT Manager the late Chris Msando to be laid to rest in Siaya

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197 total views, 14 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH AUG 2017-The IEBC  ICT manager the late Chris Msando is set to be buried  today (Saturday 19th August) at his home in  Lifunga Kobiero village in Ugenya, Siaya County. The late Msando’s Body arrived  in Kisumu on Friday  ahead of burial. Kisumu leaders led by Governor-elect Anyang’ Nyong’o, […]

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NASA finally files petition at Supreme court

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196 total views, 22 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2017-Exactly at 11pm Friday 18th August,NASA principals and lawyers led by presidential candidate Raila Odinga  were in the supreme court to file their petition.They had been given until midnight Friday to file the petition.The country had been kept waiting especially after NASA had said they will file […]

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Nine governors sworn in to start their year five term

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120 total views, 5 views today BY JOHN WERU/CORRESPONDENTS,18TH AUG 2017– A total of nine governors have been sworn to start their five year term in office.The Nine are Nyamira’s  John Nyangarama, Joseph Olelenku of Kajiado,Kiraitu Murungi of Meru county taking on from Peter Munya.In Lamu county Swahim Twaha was officially given the mandate. In Embu Martin […]

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Motorcycle-riding gunman shoots dead two police officers in Gatundu

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205 total views, 11 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,GATUNDU,18TH AUG 2017- A manhunt is on for   for a motorcycle-riding gunman who shot dead two uniformed police officers at Nembu, Gatundu South on Friday.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that the two police officers were manning a road block when the gunman appeared on a motorcycle and shot at them killing them […]

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It is all systems go as NASA is set to file petition at the Supreme court

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221 total views, 9 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH AUG 2017-The national super Alliance NASA is  Friday afternoon set to file a petition challenging presidential elections results that gave president Uhuru Kenyatta victory.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has learned that  peaceful procession that was to be held by   NASA supporters,lawyers and principals    from Uhuru park to the supreme court buildings […]

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Police pursue Al Shabaab Militia who killed 3 people and torched houses in Lamu

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111 total views, 4 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,LAMU,18TH AUG 2017-Police are pursuing Suspected AL Shabaab   militia  who killed three people touched  several houses  in the latest  attacks at Maleli, Lamu County. The attack  follows a series of similar attacks in the region. In late June , four pupils and four policemen were killed in an IED attack […]

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internal head injury caused death of baby Samantha pendo- Post-mortem

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158 total views, 6 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,CORRESPONDENT,17TH AUG,2017-Postmortem examination conducted on the body of the six-month-old baby  who died due to police brutality in Kisumu  indicate that she suffered severe injuries to the head. Results of a  post-Mortem   released on Thursday  17th AUGUST revealed that Samantha Pendo, also known as Baby Pendo, suffered an […]

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The number of votes relied on by IEBC to declare winner did not add up-Sauti yangu Kura Yangu

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168 total views, 4 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH AUGUST 2017-Civil society organization Kura yangu Sauti Yangu has revealed shocking discrepancies   to do with the number of votes relied upon by independent Electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC to declare the eventual winner of the elections. Addressing the press at the Kenya Human rights  commission in Nairobi Thursday […]

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Requiem mass for IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando held in Nairobi

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97 total views, 2 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,17TH AUG 2017-The requiem mass for former Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT manager Chris Msando, was  held on Thursday 17th Aug at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands .The mass was attended by close family members including Msando’s Widow and her two young children,IEBC officials led by chair Wafula […]

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Kaparo to continue heading NCIC for one more year

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110 total views, no views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH AUG 2017-President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the term of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Francis Ole Kaparo by one year. Kaparo was appointed to head the commission on the 12th of August 2014 along with other seven commissioners. The extension is contained in in a […]

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Matiba awarded for illegal incarceration,torture

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91 total views, 1 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-Veteran politician who played a major role in realization of   Multi-Party   democracy in early 1990s Kenneth Njindo  Matiba  will now be awarded over Ksh 504 million for illegal  detention  he was subjected to in the year 1991. High Court Judge, Chacha Mwita on Wednesday 16th Aug, […]

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NASA Heads to Supreme court to challenge poll results

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291 total views, 11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH AUG 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA will go to court to challenge the results of presidential elections.In a statement  read by presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Wednesday 16th Aug, Odinga has expressed concerns with the working of the Judiciary basing on the previous such rulings where the ruling […]

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

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130 total views, 11 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 […]

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KNCHR protests closure of KHRC, Condemns raid on AfricoG

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124 total views, 3 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 […]

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Attempted raid by Police and KRA officials on AfriCOG offices unsuccessful

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321 total views, 5 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 […]

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

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218 total views, 1 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 […]

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

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74 total views, 2 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 […]

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Swearing in of elected governors to start Thursday-Kiunjuri

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150 total views, 12 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 […]

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

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158 total views, 6 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 […]

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

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119 total views, no 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 […]

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

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232 total views, 58 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 […]

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Demonstrations allowed provided law is followed-President Uhuru

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69 total views, no 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 […]

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

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83 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 […]

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

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60 total views, no 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 […]

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NASA to observe Monday as a day to mourn killed Supporters

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33 total views, 1 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 for […]

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

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24 total views, 1 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 people […]

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Dont use live bullets on protestors -Atwoli

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31 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 […]

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KNHRC raises concerns on use of excessive force on civilians

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216 total views, 39 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-The Kenya National  commission on Human right  has raised concerns on the use of excessive force mated on civilians in various parts of the country.KNCHR chair person Kgweria Mbogori  says 24 people have been shot by police since election day on 8th August. Addressing the press at […]

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

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54 total views, 34 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 inspector […]

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10 people die in Meru accident

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14 total views, 2 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 […]

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

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26 total views, 6 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 […]

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Catholic bishops urge peace after announcement of presidential results

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34 total views, 3 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  […]

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

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28 total views, no 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 […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta it is!

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12 total views, 3 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 the […]

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

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47 total views, 3 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 […]

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IEBC awaits 17 forms 34Bs urges kenyans to be patient

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16 total views, 2 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 confirmed […]

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

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15 total views, 1 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 […]

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The president elect may be known by midday Friday -IEBC

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14 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 […]

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NASA wants Odinga declared winner of the presidential elections

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16 total views, 3 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 […]

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

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27 total views, no 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 […]