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    Politics of double-speak or leap of pragmatism?

    President Uhuru Kenyatta inspected the Naivasha Inland Container Depot (ICD) when he made an impromptu tour of the site in Longonot, Nakuru County. Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga, and their allies at the Coast have heightened political rhetoric about the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as the August 9 election campaigns heat up. Transport analysts say it was becoming tough for the...

    CS Joe Mucheru: Kenyans can expect free and fair elections

    ICT Innovation and Youth Affairs CS Joe Mucheru. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has assured Kenyans of free and fair elections in the August 9 General Election. Mucheru stated that his office was committed to ensure that all polling stations have access to a sufficient network, with a goal of achieving a 10 per cent coverage rate. His statement comes as the Kenya Kwanza team, led...

    My next plans if I lose August elections

    Deputy President William Ruto has expressed commitment to accepting the verdict of the August election even if he is declared the loser.In an interview with NTV on Sunday, Ruto said he is grateful for having served as the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya.He said millions of Kenyans have not gotten the opportunity to serve in such a capacity and he, therefore,...

    Six-piece vote politics dominate MP Kaluma mother’s burial

    Rivalries between ODM politicians and independent candidates dominated the burial of Linet Akinyi, the stepmother of Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma.The competition was centred on two governor candidates, Woman Representative Gladys Wanga and former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.Wanga is seeking the seat on an ODM ticket, while Kidero is running as an independent candidate.Cheering and jeering from residents rented the air each...

    We won’t shut down internet during elections

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has said the government will not shut down the internet during elections.In the past weeks, the Kenyan campaigns have been hot on the heels with politicians claiming there is an attempt to interfere with elections through the ICT ministry.Matiang'i claimed that they have been accused of all manner of things.”… but this will not tempt us to retrogressive steps...

    US calls for free and fair elections after Ruto poll rigging claim

    The US has called for free and fair elections after the top contenders raised questions on whether the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is well prepared to administer a credible poll on August 9.US secretary Antony Blinken said the US was happy that the IEBC had certified candidates for Kenya’s August 9 general election.Blinken also applauded the beginning of the electoral campaigns in...

    Matiang’i says State can’t shut down internet during elections

    IG Hilary Mutyambai (left) with Interior CS Fred Matiang’i during the launch of launch the National Cyber Security Strategy. The government has given an assurance country that it will not interfere with internet or election transmission during the coming General Election. According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, the State fully respects the democratic space as per the Constitution which guaranteed residents freedom of expression...

    Doubts cast over IEBC preparedness ahead of elections

      Programme Manager ICJ Julie Matheka and Davis Malombe, Executive Director Kenya Human Rights Commission briefing the media on the preparedness of key institutions for holding credible elections.   The civil society has expressed doubts on the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission’s readiness to conduct the August elections. Under the umbrella Angaza Movement, the 10 civil societies argued that IEBC was not ready, citing a number...

    Report objectively on elections, Raila tells the Media

    Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga has called on the Media to uphold objectivity in their reporting on the forthcoming General Election.Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya Sunday moments after being cleared by IEBC to run for the presidency at the August polls, Raila said the Media has so far been impartial."So far, we have no cause to complain," Raila said.The former Prime Minister...

    Kenya Elections 2022: Misinformation circulating online

    President Uhuru Kenyatta is standing down after two terms of office.One of those hoping to replace him is his deputy, William Ruto.A video has emerged, purporting to show the former US President, Barack Obama, announcing his support for Ruto.The video has however been manipulated and has nothing to do with Kenya's election - Obama has not endorsed any candidate.The widely-shared video has been...
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