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Cherargei quizzed for seven hours on ‘incitement’ clip

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei was freed after being held in custody for close to seven hours on Tuesday over remarks he made at the weekend as political temperatures in the Rift Valley rise. The region is turning into a hot bed ahead of the 2022 elections with...

Ex-MP Reuben Ndolo charged over death threats

Former Makadara MP Reuben Ndolo was Tuesday charged with creating disturbance and threatening to kill. Mr Ndolo, who was charged alongside six others, appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, where he denied the charges. He was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000. The former MP was...

Raila enigma in the run-up to the 2022 presidential race

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga remains the man to watch ahead of the 2022 elections, with opinion divided on whether or not he should contest the presidency. While the former Prime Minister has said it is too early to discuss the 2022 race, politicians and...

Kibra by-election set for November 7, IEBC declares

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced that the by-election for the Kibra Parliamentary seat will be conducted on November 7, 2019. The commission has given public officers seven days to resign from their positions if they wish to contest the seat left vacant by...

Ruto: I’m not afraid of facing Raila in 2022 polls

Deputy President William Ruto has said he will not be drawn into early campaigns. Dr Ruto said on Sunday that he was busy helping President Uhuru Kenyatta deliver Jubilee Party manifesto. Dr Ruto, who exuded confidence of beating Opposition chief Raila Odinga, dismissed the ODM leader's...

Referendum will unite Kenyans, says Maina Kamanda

A section of leaders has accused those opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) of plotting to scuttle the quest for a united nation.  Led by nominated MP Maina Kamanda, the leaders said the quest for a referendum is not a question of if but when. They...

Kangata dismisses Waiguru-Raila possible alliance

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kangata has told off Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru over her remarks that Mt Kenya region is ready for ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2022 polls. The Senate Deputy Majority Chief Whip said the region has only one de facto kingpin in President Uhuru Kenyatta....

Governor Njuki, MCAs clash over Punguza Mizigo Bill

Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has differed with his Members of County Assembly on Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Bill. Speaking in Mukothima ward in Tharaka constituency on Friday, Mr Njuki warned the MCAs who have vowed to endorse the Bill that they risk losing...

Raila hints at 2022 bid, says peace pact was change of strategy

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Saturday day gave the clearest indication yet that he will contest the presidency in the 2022 election, explaining that it was the reason he resolved to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking in Gem, Siaya County, at the burial of his...

Presidential hopefuls go all out as race intensifies

Rattled by the inroads Deputy President William Ruto is making in many parts of the country, 2022 presidential hopefuls are assembling their war-machinery signalling the start of full-fledged campaigns. Multiple interviews with key players in at least six camps of individuals who have so far declared interest...

Ruto, Raila allies clash over 2022 polls

Politician Rashid Echesa accuses Mr Odinga of channelling projects to his native Nyanza.

Punguza Mizigo proposal won’t solve Kenyans’ problems: Raila

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has dismissed politician Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Initiative Bill, saying that it won't solve Kenyans' challenges. Mr Aukot, leader of the Thirdway Alliance party, want the Constitution amended to cut costs, strengthen devolution and use the ward as the primary...

Jubilee MPs say Uhuru would choose BBI over Ruto

Some Jubilee Party leaders believe the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will be the final straw in the “sour” relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. The Jubilee leaders, who feel the DP and his lieutenants have been undermining the Head of State through...

Muturi declares Kibra MP seat vacant after Ken Okoth’s death

The electoral commission now has until mid-November to conduct the Kibra constituency by-election, following lawmaker Ken Okoth's death on July 26. National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi issued writs in a special Gazette notice of August 14, officially declaring the seat vacant. Mr Muturi’s notice to Wafula Chebukati,...

Uhuru, Ruto backers differ on Building Bridges Initiative

Differences of opinion between Jubilee Party leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and those associated with Deputy President William Ruto over the Building Bridges Initiative intensified Tuesday, threatening to not only tear the ruling party further apart, but also scuttle the reforms initiative. IMMINENT DEATH While the...

Counties free to debate Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo Bill

County assemblies can now debate the proposed amendment of the Constitution fronted by ThirdWay Alliance party, popularly known as Punguza Mizigo. This was after High Court Judge John Mativo Tuesday vacated the order stopping debate after the petitioner David Kariuki Ngari failed to appear in court during...

Let us support BBI, Maina Kamanda urges leaders

Nominated MP Maina Kamanda has hit out at politicians opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The lawmaker has asked the anti-BBI team to wait for the task force to release its report instead of casting aspersions. The legislator said that political leaders should stop getting jittery...

Politicians skate on thin ice as alliances shift

Two years after a general election that saw the presidential vote annulled by the courts, there has been no respite in local politics, with friends turning into foes and foes into allies. Nobody would have thought that today, a person no less than Deputy President William Ruto...

Coast, western MPs split on ‘handshake projects’

The projects being initiated by the government in parts of Nyanza have split Western and Coast politicians. Some MPs are accusing ODM leader Raila Odinga of using his handshake deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta to sideline the two regions. The MPs include allies of DP William Ruto...

How I beat restrictive security to sneak my baby into Parliament

Kwale Woman Representative Zuleikha Juma Hassan says she has no regrets entering the debating Chamber of the National Assembly on Wednesday with her five-month-old baby girl. The incident was captured by both local and international media. The Chamber is only reserved for 349 elected and nominated...

90 MPs, MCAs in US trip, new details show

Barely days after MPs united to dispute a report by the Daily Nation of Kenya sending a huge delegation to the US to attend a conference, fresh details have emerged that the previous figure of 85 delegates was understated. Five more leaders travelled to the US for...

SRC: No allowances for ward reps

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has thwarted attempts by county assemblies to pass a law that would have seen the 1,450 ward representatives begin getting house allowance. The move comes at a time the commission is fighting attempts by members of the National Assembly and senators...

Joho back from US trip, walks into big storm

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is expected back in the country this weekend from his month-long tour of the US, amid a storm over his prolonged absence from the county. The county director of communications Richard Chacha confirmed that the governor would jet into the country this...

House fails to provide list of delegates in US trip

The National Assembly on Thursday went for a one-month recess without providing a list of members and staff who travelled for a legislative conference in the US that has caused furore after Kenya sent the largest delegation of 85 people. Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi (Kuresoi North...

The list of MPs, MCAs who attended US conference

In an exclusive report on Wednesday, the Nation revealed that Kenya had sent 85 MPs, senators, ward representatives and parliamentary staff to a legislative conference in the US that cost taxpayers millions of shillings. The lawmakers denied the report and demanded an apology even as Nation...

No favourites yet for Kibra MP by-election, ODM says

The Orange Democratic Movement does not have a favourite candidate for the upcoming Kibra Constituency by-election, the party’s executive director has said. While assuring interested politicians of a fair candidate selection process, Mr Oduor Ong’wen on Wednesday urged members to be patient as ODM prepares for the...

Kwale woman rep Zuleika Hassan ejected for bringing baby to Parliament

Morning proceedings of the National Assembly on Wednesday were temporarily brought to a standstill after Kwale Woman Representative Zuleika Hassan entered the chambers with her five-month-old baby. Christopher Omulele, who was serving as the speaker, ordered Ms Hassan to withdraw from the chamber saying it is not...

Raila faults MPs, MCAs big number to US trip, terms it waste of revenue

Parliament was Tuesday evening hard-pressed to explain why it is spending tens of millions of shillings this week to pay for the flights and accommodation of a delegation of 85 legislators and members of staff to the US to attend a legislative assembly. Kenya is sending the...

Jubilee joins onslaught against Aukot’s bill

The President’s party has rejected Thirdway Alliance’s Punguza Mizigo referendum bill and joined the opposition in rooting for the Building Bridges Initiative task force report. Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju Tuesday told Nation that the party will only support a referendum backed by the views of Kenyans. INCLUSIVITY...

Ruto warns MPs against Mbadi’s bid to cap donations

Deputy President William Ruto has cautioned MPs against endorsing National Assembly Leader of Minority John Mbadi’s proposal to cap donations to Sh100,000. Dr Ruto has warned the lawmakers of God’s wrath should they approve the amendments. DECREES "I want to refer to you MPs to the book...
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