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    Deliver credible elections, investors appeal to IEBC

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. FILE PHOTO | NMG The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to deliver a credible election that will not affect the business environment in the country.The umbrella body that brings together the business community said the electoral agency must strive to ensure that the forthcoming August poll is acceptable to all players.Kepsa...

    Keep off Kirinyaga politics – Ngirici tells off speaker Muturi

    Kirinyaga Woman MP Wangui Ngirici has fired back at National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi taunting him to declare whether he had joined the competition between two women in the county’s governor race.Ngirici, on her social media pages Sunday, told off the Speaker for insinuating that she had underperformed in Parliament.“Hon Muturi must know that speaking in the base in a political rally carries...

    Boycott elections at your own peril, Wetangula chides Raila

    Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula has dared the Azimio Coalition and its presidentkal candidate Raila Odinga to boycott the elections in August.Speaking in Lokichar during a campaign tour of Turkana County, Wetangula told Azimio that elections will still proceed even if Raila's team pulls out.“We want to tell that man of ‘vitendawili’ bring it on. If you boycott the elections, they will still...

    How to cover elections in banditry-prone areas

    "No story is worth your life," the Media Council of Kenya told journalists working in banditry-prone areas ahead of the August 9 General Election.Some 30 journalists from Baringo and Elgeyo-Marakwet counties converged for one-day media training at Iten hotel, Elgeyo Marakwet, on June 21."In journalism, we always believe there is no story of whatever nature that is worth your life,” Media Council programmes...

    WHO boss asks Kenyans to hold peaceful elections

    WHO DIrector General Tedros Ghebreyesus.  The World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus has asked Kenyans to maintain peace as they head to the August 9 General Election. Tedros said Kenya needs to have a peaceful transfer of power to the next government and should be among the countries in Africa that achieve that. Speaking today during the groundbreaking ceremony of the AMREF International University campus in...

    Relief for traders as county moves to harmonise taxation

    KNCCI Vihiga Chairperson Dr Billy Nyonje  (left) and Vihiga County Trade and Industrialisation Executive Geoffrey Vukaya, showing the Memorandum of Understanding documents signed on July 8, 2022, at Mbale. Business people have signed a tax harmonisation agreement with the county government that among other things seeks to eliminate double levies. Through their umbrella group, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the business people...

    Why we might be forced to postpone elections in some areas

    IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has warned of a possible postponement of elections for select elective seats in some areas owing to pending court cases.The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chair said the ongoing cases hinder adequate preparation for the polls and as such, they will have to postpone polls for the affected areas.This, he said, will enable the electoral body to print ballot...

    Governors seek Uhuru’s help in county cash war with Yatani

    County bosses have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to end what they termed perennial and unwarranted delays in the disbursement of their share of revenue by the National Treasury.The Council of Governors said counties have suffered for long in the wake of the persistent delays which they say put a strain on county operations.The county chiefs have written to the President asking him to...

    Kenya’s fringe presidential candidates: What they offer in elections

    Kenya’s 2022 general election will have just two fringe candidates, previous elections have had between three (in 2002) and 13 (in 1997). On August 9 Kenyans will vote for their fifth president. It will be the country’s seventh general election since the resumption of multiparty electoral democracy 30 years ago. This year will see the lowest number of presidential candidates on the ballot since 1992....

    Raila: We will not boycott elections

    Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga. Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has clarified his viral statement on the election, saying he had no plan to boycott the 2022 General Election. This came a day after he made sentiments at a rally in Nyeri, compelling the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to provide manual voter registers...
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