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Embrace dialogue NCIC urges President Uhuru and NASA leader Raila Odinga a head of repeat poll

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249 total views, 249 views today By EURIDICE NZIOKA,19TH OCT 2017-With less than a week to the repeat presidential elections,the National Cohesion and Integration Commission  chairman Francis Ole Kaparo is calling upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to embrace dialogue and heed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) call for talks in a bid […]

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Government declares Oct 26 a public holiday in anticipation of poll

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102 total views, 102 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH OCT 2017-Acting interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i has gazetted  Thursday next week as a public holiday to enable Kenyans participate in the repeat Presidential election. Through a gazette notice, Matiangi said Kenyans should undertake the exercise peacefully. The declaration comes amid calls for dialogue between President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

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Elections will proceed come what may,Uhuru insists

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118 total views, 118 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH OCT 2017-The elections slated for Thursday next week will proceed as planned.President Uhuru Kenyatta  has affirmed. In an interview with Kalenjin FM radio  stations Chamgei and Kass FM  on Thursday afternoon at the Nakuru State Lodge, Kenyata says he is open to hold talks  with NASA  leader Raila […]

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No elections demos to be held on election day-NASA

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201 total views, 24 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-National Super Alliance (Nasa) took its no election sensitization meeting at Kamukunji in Nairobi on Wednesday with its  leader Raila Odinga  saying  the opposition will hold countrywide demonstrations on October 26.It is the day  set for the repeat presidential election.  Mr Odinga said they will continue to […]

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Do not try to disrupt polls-Uhuru tells NASA

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182 total views, 15 views today BY JOHN WERU/PSCU,18TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a stern warning against individuals who will attempt to undermine the repeat presidential election. The President cited recent incidents where Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were attacked while preparing for the coming poll. “Whoever will try to stop the elections, […]

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Am not sure if repeat polls will be credible-Chebukati

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134 total views, 11 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC  Chairman Wafula Chebukati  has admitted  that says under the current conditions and with a divided commission, he is not sure whether presidential poll slated for  Thursday next week will be credible . The IEBC chair who was addressing the press on […]

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President Kenyatta calls for an extended period of prayer and reconciliation this weekend.

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119 total views, 12 views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru  Kenyatta has called for  for an extended period of prayer and reconciliation this weekend.In his statement issued from state house Nairobi,the head of state has urged Kenyans to come together for the sake of the country. He says the presidential election slated for Thursday next […]

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It is all persecution,Businessman Jimi Wanjigi says after home is raided

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142 total views, 13 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-Businessman Jimi Wanjigi says the drama and raid by police witnessed at his Muthaiga home  is all persecution  because of his political stand. Addressing the press at his home  On Wednesday, close to three days  after his home was put under   police siege and attack on his […]

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IEBC commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe resigns a week to the repeat poll

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225 total views, 13 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has resigned just a week to the repeat presidential elections. In a statement she sent from the US  Dr Akombe mentions several  pertinent issues that led to her decision one of them being dubious manner in which the preparations for the upcoming elections  […]

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IEBC electoral officials training session disrupted in Nyanza

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98 total views, 14 views today BY CORREPONDENTS,17TH OCT 2017-A session meant for training of IEBC officials for the sake of the repeat presidential poll slated for Thursday next week  in several centers in Nyanza were disrupted  by groups of youths prompting the commission to briefly put it on  hold. The affected counties include Kisumu, Migori and […]

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Victory for Wanjigi as court stops his arrest

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56 total views, 16 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH OCT 2017-Businessman Jimi Wanjigi can breadth easy after the High Court  stopped his  intended arrest  ranting him an anticipatory bail of Sh50,000. Wanjigi denied any knowlege of weapons found on Monday morning in palatial house in Malindi claimed to belong to him. In his orders, Justice Chacha Mwita […]

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Police prepares to forcefully gain entry into Muthaiga house of Businessman Jimi Wanjigi

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95 total views, 4 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,17TH OCT 2017-Police  were on Tuesday expected to forcefully gain entry into the house of Businessman Jimi Wanjigi in  Nairobi’s Muthaiga suburbs after more officers   arrived at the home early in the morning armed with various  equipment. Those who  were seen coming in were carrying among other items sledge […]

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Victory for NASA as court suspends demo ban in CBDs

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96 total views, 5 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH OCT 2017-The high court has suspended a ban issued by acting interior CS Fred Matiang’i outlawing anti-IEBC demonstrations across the three major cities of Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa. While ruling on the matter milimani law court judge Chacha Mwita on Tuesday said it was in bad taste for CS […]

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This is why the home of business man Jimi Wanjigi was raided amid condemnation from NASA

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166 total views, 4 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH OCT 2017-Reports of suspicious activities going on in the house belonging to businessman Jimi Wanjigi in Nairobi  led to  the raid of the two homes owned by  Wanjigi in Malindi and Naorobi’s Muthaiga area.WWW.UPESIONEWS.CO.KE  has  established.According to police  they received reports that some suspicious activities were going on […]

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One killed in anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu

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108 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,16TH OCT 2017-One person was shot dead by the police in  anti-IEBC  protests in Kisumu on Monday.According to eye witnesses who spoke to WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE and who did not want to be named  the victim  young man was buying ice cream   near Kondole police station when a police officer shot […]

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NASA Supporters resume anti-IEBC demos countrywide

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305 total views, no views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENTS,16TH OCT 2017-The national super Alliance NASA supporters on Monday  resumed their demonstrations pushing for reforms at the independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC.Spot check by WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE in various parts of the country revealed that police were on high alert in various towns to keep the demonstrators away […]

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Two human rights groups report puts police on the spot over killings sparked by the August 8 poll aftermath demos

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199 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,16TH OCT 2017– A report released by Amnesty International  and Human Rights Watch  shows that At least 33 people  were killed by police in Nairobi during demonstrations that followed August 8 presidential poll results. The report reveals as many as 50 people, mainly in perceived opposition strongholds in the […]

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NASA begins plans to ensure supporters do not take part in repeat poll, maintains reforms must take place at IEBC

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377 total views, 15 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENT,15TH OCT 2017-The national super Alliance NASA has maintained  that there will be no elections without reforms.NASA leaders  led by Raila Odinga who addressed supporters at Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa on Sunday  said the country longs for change of political leadership. Odinga castigated Jubilee for claims that NASA […]

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No dialogue on election standoff ,Jubilee tell NASA

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297 total views, 11 views today BY JOHN WERU/PSCU,15TH OCT 2017-Jubilee leaders on Sunday  took their re-election  campaign to Nyahururu in Laikipia county insisting that    there will be no dialogue with NASA  on the elections standoff . President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing supporters in Nyahururu town  said the choice of president will be made by Kenyans, not […]

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I am in NASA to stay,Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya says as he denies joining Jubilee

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147 total views, 3 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH OCT 2017-Kakamega Govenor Wycliffe Oparanya  says he is in Opposition to stay and had no intention of joining  Jubilee. His  affirmation comes after deputy president William Ruto claimed that he was soon to join Jubilee.  The governor claimed Deputy President William Ruto was spreading propaganda that he has […]

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Pain at pumps as ERC increases fuel prices

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235 total views, 16 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2017-Motorists   will have to dig deeper into their pockets to meet the cost of fuels for their vehicles for the next one month. This is after the energy regulatory commission ERC reviewed prices upwards. In its monthly adjustments on Saturday  14th Oct, the commission  has increased  petrol […]

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Tragic end for suspect in lokichogio killings as angry mob lynch him

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209 total views, 19 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,TURKANA 14TH OCT 2017-Just hours after he and others killed 7 people among them  6 students of Lokichogio mixed secondary school on Saturday,Main suspect in the  killings  has been killed by an angry mob. The suspect who was arrested in Kakuma, Turkana while fleeing was haunted out of  police custody […]

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NASA insists there must be reforms at IEBC before an election is held

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135 total views, 5 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA has insisted that  there was no any other way out of the current political situation unless reforms are carried out in the Electoral body. NASA leaders who included  Mps Opiyo Wandayi,Junet Muhamed and Siaya senator James Orengo says IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba […]

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Dr Ekuru urges IEBC to come clear on the ongoing repeat poll preparations.

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221 total views, 5 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2017-Third-way Alliance  presidential candidate  Dr Ekuru Aukot now wants the independent electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC  to come out clear about the ongoing preparations  for the repeat poll slated for October 26.Addressing the press in Nairobi on Saturday 14th Oct,Dr Ekuru says IEBC needed to come out […]

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President Kenyatta condole with families whose children died in an attack in Turkana School

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256 total views, 41 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,14TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has  expressed his  sadness following the attack that was carried out early Saturday at Lokichogio mixed secondary school in Turkana where six students and a school watchman were killed. In his massage the president condoled with all families who lost their children  in the […]

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President Kenyatta takes Jubilee campaigns in Murang’a ,Kiambu a head of repeat poll

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252 total views, 38 views today BY JOHN WERU,14TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto Today ( Saturday 14th Oct)takes their re-election campaign to two  counties of  Murang’a and Kiambu considered as Jubilee strong holds. The Jubilee brigade  first tours Kenol in Muranga county before heading to Kiambu later in the afternoon. The president […]

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We are ready for repeat presidential poll,assures Chebukati

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118 total views, 18 views today BY KORIR JUMA,CORREPONDENT,14TH OCT 2017-The independent Electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati has sought to assure the country that the repeat presidential poll set for October 26 shall be held in afree and fair environment. Addressing the press in Eldoret early Saturday 14th Oct, Chebukati says there was no […]

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7 killed as as attackers raid a secondary school in Turkana

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191 total views, 30 views today BY CORRESPONDENT,TURKANA,14TH OCT 2017-Six students  are among seven  people who died early Saturday after attackers  Suspected to be from Sudan attacked Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School in Turkana County. A night guard was also shot dead in the 3.30am incident. According to the  Turkana County Commissioner Seif Matata   one of the attackers is […]

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5 injured in anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu.

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258 total views, 21 views today BY CORRESPONDENT/KISUMU,13TH OCT 2017-Five people were injured  in Friday 13th Oct, in anti-IEBC demonstrations held by NASA supporters in Kisumu .The five have been taken to the  Jaramogi Oginga  hospital in Kisumu. One of the injured persons was shot  by police when the demonstrators who were being teargassed by police to […]

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President Uhuru Signs into law the Supplementary budget to allocate Kshs 12 billion for Oct 26 fresh poll

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195 total views, 17 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday 13th Oct Signed into law the Supplementary budget that allocates Kshs 12 billion for Oct 26 fresh poll. The head of state has also signed  into law  the other supplementary  budget that allocate  Kshs 25 billion for free secondary education. Supplementary Appropriation […]

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Al Ghurair, Safaricom to work with IEBC in fresh elections

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103 total views, 4 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2017-The independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC has  says it is reday for fresh presidential poll slated for 26th October.The commission has also reassured that  necessary changes have already been undertaken by the  commission to ensure it delivers a free, fair and credible poll.Commissioner Roselyne Akombe announced […]

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NASA condemns Uuru for assenting to electoral amendments bills says they will take the country back to single party rule

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304 total views, 1 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH OCT 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA on Friday condemned the decision by president Uhuru Kenyatta to assent to the electoral laws amendments bills saying the move will take the country to the olden dark days of a single party rule. Addressing the press at the Raila Odinga   […]

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NASA Supporters defy Matiang’i order to keep off demos from Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs

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286 total views, 38 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER/CORRESPONDENTS,13TH OCT 2017-The national Super Alliance NASA  supporters on Friday defied  an order by acting interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i to keep of demonstrations from three major cities of Nairobi.Kisumu and Mombasa.Spot check done by WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE in the three cities has establishment that NASA supporters have engaged police in […]

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NASA tells off interior CS Matiang’i over ban on Demos in Nairobi,Mombasa and Kisumu

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272 total views, 15 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-The National Supper Alliance NASA has told off interior CS Fred Matiangi over his announcement he issued on Thursday 12th Oct that government has burnt demonstrations in three Cities of NAIROBI,Mombasa and kisumu. Addressing the press in Nairobi at the Okoa Kenya offices NASA Co-principal Moses Wetangula […]

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Catholic church ready to lead talks aimed at ending current political stalemate

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196 total views, 10 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-The catholic church  says it is ready to convene, facilitate and mediate  talks  that will end the current political crisis in the country. The Kenya conference of Catholic bishops KCCB  chair  bishop Philip Anyolo says the ongoing situation in the country has led to insurmountable challenges especially […]

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Public hearing by the senate on electoral laws ends as bill set for approval

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168 total views, 7 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-  A Senate Committee   that has been formed to analyse the proposed electoral laws  on Thursday 12th concluded  its public hearing , with the Bills expected to be approved by the  Jubilee  members of parliament.  The Committee Chair Fatuma Dullo however explained why the Senate had to […]

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Government outlaws demonstrations in Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs

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194 total views, 17 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER.NAIROBI 12TH OCT 2017-The government has outlawed demonstrations in the central  business district s of Nairobi ,Mombasa and Kisumu  with immediate effect.Acting interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i says such will not be allowed after NASA sanctioned demos led to destruction of innocent Kenyans properties. In his statement to the […]

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Government assures the country of continued provision of food subsidy until normalcy returns

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151 total views, 9 views today BY  KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-The government has assured Kenyans and especially those in drought hit regions that it will continue to provide food subsidy  until normalcy returns. Addressing the press in Nairobi on Thursday  12th Oct,Agriculture cabinet secretary Willy Bet says government has no plans of ending the program until it […]

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COTU BOSS Francis Atwoli urges NASA and Jubilee to give talks a chance in an effort to bring peace in the country

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143 total views, 9 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-Central organization of Trade unions COTU has  urged  the two political factions in the country to work on reaching an agreement that will end the current stalemate. COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli in a statement to the press on Thursday 12 at the solidarity house says the […]

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Am sorry Starehe MP Charles Njagua tells Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino after fist fights

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188 total views, 2 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2017-Starehe MP Charles Njagua also known as  Jaguar has asked Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino for forgiveness over their altercation on Tuesday in Parliament buildings. The two newly elected legislators are said to have exchanged blows at Parliament’s media centre forcing the security officers to intervene. They […]

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IEBC barred from declaring Uhuru Kenyatta elected president as court grants Omtatah temporary orders

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203 total views, 3 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2017-The High Court  on Wednesday  11th Oct granted activist Okiya Omtatah temporary orders barring IEBC from declaring Uhuru Kenyatta the president-elect. The commission has been barred from making such a declaration until the petition is heard and determined.Omtatah’s decision to move to court Follows the withdrawal of  […]

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changes to Electoral laws now awaits presidential assent

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244 total views, 2 views today BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2017-The National Assembly  on Wednesday  cleared hurdles  on the way of a Bill containing amendments to election laws  after approving  it during its morning session held Wednesday .The bill is now before  the senate.The  changes  also include the declaration of a presidential winner if the sole opponent […]

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NASA Supporters back on the streets for anti-IEBC demos

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355 total views, 1 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2017-The National Super Alliance (Nasa)  supporters on Wednesday    returned to the streets  with demonstrations  to  push for reforms at the electoral commission after their candidate  withdrew from  repeat presidential election. Demonstrations  were witnessed  in  Nairobi,  Kisumu and Homa Bay counties on Wednesday morning.In Nairobi they first […]

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Victory for Aukot as court orders his inclusion in the October 26 repeat poll

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165 total views, 18 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH OCT 2017-The High Court  on Tuesday  ordered the electoral agency to include Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot be included in the October 26 repeat election. Justice John Mativo directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to amend a gazette notice it had issued on presidential candidates to […]

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we will still carry on with Elections,President Kenyatta says after NASA withdraws

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181 total views, 2 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that Jubilee will still carry on with its plans of elections slated for October 26 even after withdrawal of NASA candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka. Addressing a rally in Taita Taveta on Tuesday Evening shortly after NASA made […]

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This what led to a fierce fight between Jaguar and Babu in parliament

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218 total views, 15 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2017-Fierce fight broke out in the National Assembly between  Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Starehe’s Charles ‘Jaguar’ Kanyi  in what has left many  shocked . WWW.UPEWSINEWS.CO.KE has learned that the fight which broke out around 5pm Tuesday,so the newly elected legislatures  exchange blows at the Parliament’s […]

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Parliament discuss changes on elections laws as NASA members of parliament stay away

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301 total views, 13 views today BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2017-The National assembly on Tuesday 10TH Oct held a session to discuss the importance and impacts of proposed changes to the electoral laws. While tabling the report prepared after receiving public opinion on the same,the chair of the adoptive committee on the amendments William Cheptumo has asked  […]

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NASA withdrawals from the repeat election slated for October 26,says their proposals were ignored

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386 total views, 10 views today BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2017-The National Super Alliance NASA  withdrawals the candidature on Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Msuyoka from the repeat elections slated for Oct 26.Says IEBC has not been willing to embrace changes proposed by NASA before the repeat election is held . Addressing the press on Tuesday 10th Oct […]

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Moses Kuria appears before NCIC for interrogation on incitement utterances,as Gladys Wanga stays away

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207 total views, 5 views today BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,10TH OCT 2017-Homa Bay women Rep Gladys Wanga has remained adamant that she will not honor summons to appear before the National Cohesion and integration Commission  NCIC to answer to accusations of incitement.Her position comes even as Gatundu South member of parliament Moses Kuria appeared before the commission on […]