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Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa freed on Sh500,000 cash bail

A Mombasa court has Thursday freed Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa on a Sh500,000 cash bail or Sh1 million bond. Ms Jumwa, who was arrested alongside four others in the wee hours of Wednesday, spent the night in detention over Ganda Ward by-election chaos that left one person dead. Senior Resident Magistrate...

Why Ganda by-election is a litmus test for Aisha Jumwa and ODM

The battle for Ganda Ward by-election on Thursday has turned out to be a matter of do or die for Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who also aspires to succeed Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi in the 2022 general election. According to political analysts, the Ganda mini-poll is a litmus test for...

I’m not looking for job, Uhuru tells BBI critics

President Kenyatta was on Wednesday categorical he was not keen on extending his term in office, but read the Riot Act to opponents of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) said to be pushing for expansion of the Cabinet. Mr Kenyatta who had been accused in some quarters of working with...

Aisha Jumwa locked up as police seek to hold her for 21 days

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and her bodyguard, Mr Geofrey Okuto, will spend Wednesday night in police cells as they wait for the court to determine a petition by the prosecution to detain them for 21 days to facilitate investigations into the murder of Gumbao Jola, an uncle of the...

Aisha Jumwa: MP who doesn’t shy from controversy

Nothing speaks for Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa as loudly as her confidence, boldness, and uncanny ability to stand for what she believes in. Coupled with her towering frame, eloquent coastal Swahili, and infectious energy, the vocal lawmaker has carved a unique style of communicating to her fans, which always leaves...

IEBC summons ODM leaders over Jubilee’s Mariga attack in Kibra

The electoral commission has summoned the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leaders over violence witnessed in Kibra by-election campaigns at the weekend. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given the Raila Odinga-led party 24 hours to respond to the complaint filed by Jubilee’s Kibra candidate McDonald Mariga Wanyama. In...

Man killed in chaos involving Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa

A man was shot dead on Tuesday in chaos involving Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Orange Democratic Movement supporters in Ganda, Malindi County. The incident occured at the Penduliani home of ODM candidate in the Ganda Ward by-election Ruben Katana. Mr Katana and other leaders were allegedly meeting agents to...

Taita Taveta Governor Samboja to know fate in 10 days

The Senate has appointed an 11-member special committee to investigate the decision by the Taita Taveta County Assembly to impeach Governor Granton Samboja. The assembly last week voted to impeach the governor and recommended his removal from office, citing gross violation of the law. ALLEGATIONS The ward reps accuse the governor of...

Mary Wambui aside, Uhuru Kenyatta recycles old guard

Kenyans, especially the youth, have expressed displeasure with the appointment of former Othaya MP Mary Wambui to head the National Authority Employment Authority. Ms Wambui, the woman who thrust herself into the limelight after claiming she was President Mwai Kibaki’s wife, was handed the big job by Labour Cabinet Secretary...

Uhuru snubs Ruto, looks to ODM and Wiper for support

Attempts by Deputy President William Ruto to cajole President Uhuru Kenyatta into summoning Jubilee Party’s Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting backfired on Monday last week, further underlying the deteriorating relationship between the two leaders. Instead, the President was forced to turn to opposition outfits Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Wiper Democratic...

Ex-President Moi undergoes check-up at Nairobi Hospital

Former President Daniel Arap Moi was on Sunday evening taken The Nairobi Hospital for what family sources and aides said is a routine medical check-up. Mr Moi’s Press Secretary Lee Njiru told the Nation that the former head of State was taken to the hospital for a check-up accompanied by...

DP Ruto has no place in the next government, says Atwoli

The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli on Sunday renewed his attacks on Deputy President William Ruto. Mr Atwoli challenged Dr Ruto to tell Kenyans the source of his huge donations to churches. Speaking at Bukhwala Seventh Day Adventist Church in Khwisero Constituency, the Cotu boss told the...

Kibra poll: Jubilee MPs want IEBC to disqualify Imran Okoth

A section of Jubilee Party MPs has called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to disqualify the Orange Democratic Movement candidate Imran Okoth from the November 7 Kibra parliamentary by-election. The leaders, who were attending a church service at PCEA Emmanuel Church in Makina on Sunday, condemned the...

BBI report ready, handover expected ‘by Mashujaa Day’

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has finally sought an appointment with President Uhuru Kenyatta to officially hand in the final report, possibly before Mashujaa Day. There are strong indications that, other than proposing a shift to the parliamentary system of government, the team further wants some counties merged -- in...

Plotting the Moi succession: Intrigue, betrayal  and tears

President Daniel arap Moi held a secret meeting at the White House with US President George W. Bush months before he left office as he sought assurances over his personal safety if he ceded power in a smooth transition, the Sunday Nation can reveal. In “an act of good faith”...

Governor Lonyangapuo perfects political clown image

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has cut himself the image of the political clown among his colleagues. Early in the year, he tackled his perceived political detractor, a non-governmental organisation activist named Dennis Ruto Kapchok, with the humorous put down “kijana mfupi round”, which trended on social media for...

Candidates protest Musyoka’s role in Mutonguni by-election

Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka on Saturday embarked on a two-day campaign in Mutonguni Ward in Kitui County, amid protests from other candidates in the by-election. Mr Musyoka, accompanied by new Wiper chairman Chirau Mwakwere, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and MPs Makali Mulu (Kitui Central) Edith Nyenze (Kitui West),...

Mau forest evictions throw Ruto in a dilemma

Deputy President William Ruto is walking a tightrope in his Rift Valley backyard as leaders from the region continue piling pressure on him to speak out about the impending Mau forest evictions. With less than 20 days to the end of the two-month ultimatum given to settlers, local leaders want...

Tuju tells off Ruto over Jubilee Party elections

Deputy President William Ruto’s announcement of the date of Jubilee Party elections has stirred a hornets’ nest. Speaking in Kakamega County on Thursday, Mr Ruto said the party will hold elections early next year. “I’m asking, specifically Jubilee members, that as a democratic party that believes in open transparent competition,...

I don’t regret seeking divine help to reclaim lost wealth, ex-MP says

Former Nyakach MP Pollyins Ochieng’ Daima does not regret seeking divine intervention in Uganda for political and financial breakthrough after ‘losing family wealth’. Kenyans on social media were divided following a video clip that has gone viral showing how the former MP approached a self-proclaimed Ugandan prophet Samuel Kakande to...

Mystery shrouds the mission of DP Ruto’s son Nick Kipkurgat

While many of us only know the meaning of the phrase ‘like father, like son’, Nick Kipkurgat Ruto, son of Deputy President William Ruto, is living it. The lawyer-cum-businessman is slowly following in his father’s political footsteps— including charity. Even though he has not declared his interest in politics, the younger...

The secret plot that led to Elachi’s comeback

The return of Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi to her office Wednesday was not a snap decision but the culmination of a well-planned plot that has been in the works for a while. There was a series of behind-the-scenes meetings in Nairobi where only select ward reps from Jubilee...

Taita Taveta MCAs impeach Governor Granton Samboja

Taita Taveta County Governor Granton Samboja has been impeached. All the 30 ward reps voted in favour of an impeachment motion which was sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Harris Keke. The assembly is set to notify the Senate of the latest development. More follows.

Jubilee has no automatic candidate for 2022, says Tuju

Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has allayed fears of a falling-out with Deputy President William Ruto. He has, at the same time reiterated that the party has no automatic candidate in the 2022 presidential race and that every Jubilee member stands an equal chance. “I will be ready to receive every...

Punguza Mizigo bill weighs heavily on Aukot shoulders

Opposition from mainstream parties, poor funding, radical proposals on representation and corruption have been linked to the near collapse of Thirdway Alliance Kenya party’s push for referendum. Some State operatives said to have funded the Punguza Mizigo campaign are also said to have abandoned the project mid-way. Interviews with various...

Aisha Jumwa: The party-switching striker

The year is 2011 and Aisha Jumwa is on a mission to defend Kanu, the party that ushered her into politics. She has just learnt that some Orange Democratic Party (ODM) politicians went to the Kanu headquarters in Kilifi and erased all the symbols of the independence party in a...

Ruto bets big on religion in his 2022 State House bid

Deputy President (DP) William Ruto is secretly building a religion centred political constituency through his near weekly harambees in churches and lately, in mosques, Sunday Nation can reveal. The DP, close associates reveal, is persuaded that religion could be the key to his State House ambition in a country deeply...

Uncertainty clouds electoral body’s review of boundaries

There is no decision yet as to when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) intends to start the review of boundaries. It has been a widely held view that the exercise will begin in 2020 and end a year before the 2022 General Election. DELIMITATION But from an interview with the...

Remembering gallant Young Turks who shaped Kenya

Since independence, Kenya has been in four phases of transition, namely, laying the foundation, standing up to the status quo, retracing our steps, and now a nation in a conversation with itself. In each of the stages, young men and women have emerged to spearhead change from the front....

Karua relentless in bid to discredit Anne Waiguru poll win

Narc-Kenya Party leader Martha Karua has escalated her war with the Judiciary to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), accusing it of violating her right to access justice. Ms Karua’s suit emanates from her failed bid to overturn the election of Ms Anne Waiguru as Kirinyaga governor over allegations...
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