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    Chiefs cautioned against engaging in politics ahead of polls

    "We earlier had a meeting with the County security intelligence team to look into elections preparedness. I had the opportunity to later meet with all chiefs, assistant County commissioners and deputy county commissioners from Machakos County and discussed performance improvement as NGAO fraternity, " Achoki said."Service delivery to citizens. Huduma bora ni haki ya mwananchi," he said.Achoki said they discussed several strategies on...

    David Sankok: Why I’m quitting politics

    Nomited MP David Sankok Nominated MP David Sankok has retired from politics. Sankok told Spice FM in Nairobi on Monday, July 4, that he will not run for any elective office or nomination in the August 9 General Election. Instead, he said, he would concentrate on private business. “The issue of contesting is a personal decision. I decided this time round not to seek any elective position....

    David Sankok quits politics, not defending seat

    Nomited MP David Sankok Nominated MP David Sankok has retired from politics. Sankok told Spice FM in Nairobi on Monday, July 4, that he will not run for any elective office or nomination in the August 9 General Election. Instead, he said, he would concentrate on private business. “The issue of contesting is a personal decision. I decided this time round not to seek any elective position....

    Lobby calls on IEBC, parties to promote tolerance, peaceful elections

    A delegation of election experts has called on electoral stakeholders such as IEBC, civil society and the media to accelerate voter education efforts.They recommended that IEBC should develop a simple graphic depiction of the voting process to be posted on key media in order to educate voters and set expectations. The delegation said that the people of Kenya would ultimately determine the credibility...

    Raila Odinga’s visit to Nyanza fuels sibling rivalries as elections near

    Azimio- One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga addresses residents in Migori town on June 30, 2022. It was a visit that had been expected to pacify his electoral turfs, push for reconciliatory efforts between wrangling candidates within the Azimio One Kenya Coalition eyeing same seats and also heal wounds inflicted by controversial ODM party primaries that has seen some members drift away as independents. But...

    Kenya is staring at a possible elections runoff The Standard

    During the launch of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance youth charter by Deputy President William Ruto at the Nyayo National Stadium on Monday, the slogan ‘Freedom is coming’ may not have rung a bell for majority of the 22 million registered voters. However, for Roots Party presidential candidate Prof George Wajackoyah’s online campaigners, they were miffed.  They claim Kenya Kwanza stole a slogan they have...

    Fake news, disinformation risk causing violent elections, warn experts

    How often do you receive photoshoped political images, doctored clips or manipulated screenshots on the campaigns?  What implication does this have on the polls?Well, experts are warming that fake news and disinformation could lead to potentially greater electoral violence across the world, including Kenya.Kenya's upcoming election featured at the DW Global Media Forum during the panel discussion on "The false fight against fake...

    The woman out to sanitise Kenyan politics

    The Registrar of Political Parties Ms. Ann Nderitu during the interview on June 21, 2022. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a hot seat. On most days, politicians storm the institution fuming and with a barrage of accusations and demands.Ms Anne Nderitu, its occupant deals with the ruckus with charisma and a grin that...

    Violence against women in politics increasing – Fida

    Kenya's women lawyers have deployed monitors across the country to observe and document gender-based violence against women in politics.Because Kenya is a chauvinist country, women may be harassed and punished for entering politics, especially if they have a good chance of winning. They may be caught up in election violence.Sophie Kaibiria, senior programme officer, Women and Governance at Fida-Kenya, said  deployment is necessary...

    Murathe: We’ve asked Raila Odinga to legalise bhang if he wins the elections

    Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe. Jubilee Party Vice-chairperson David Murathe wants Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance candidate Raila Odinga to legalise bhang for medicinal purposes should he win the August 9 General Election. Speaking during an interview on NTV on Wednesday, Murathe said he likes the ideology of Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah, who is promoting the legalisation of the herb for produce...
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