Nominated MP Oburu Oginga has accused Jubilee of funding independent candidates to scuttle Raila Odinga's votes in Nyanza region. Oburu questioned how within a short period all independent candidates in Nyanza have become millionaires dishing money aimlessly to voters. He told off President Uhuru Kenyatta for his "desperate" move to scuttle Raila's voting block. Other independent candidates in the region are Neto Adhola (Rarienda MP) Andiwo Mwai (Bondo MP), Muluan Omondi (Alego Usonga MP), Odunga Mamba (Alego Usonga) and governor candidate Omoro Odhiambo. Also read: Don't vote for independent candidates, Raila tells NASA supportersOburu also asked the President not to go overboard if he receives a hostile reception in Opposition strongholds.
June 24, 2017 12:33 UTC
FROM LEFT: Presidential candidates Abduba Dida, Ekuru Aukot and Cyrus Jirongo. PHOTOS | NATIONWhile President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, are busy traversing the country in a bid to woo Kenyan voters, six other candidates have remained conspicuously ‘anonymous’. The ‘silent’ presidential candidates are Ekuru Aukot, Abduba Dida, Cyrus Jirongo, Japheth Kavinga, Micheal Wainaina and Joseph Nyaga. Even after being cleared by the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) to take a stab at the Presidential election, none of them has been ‘visible’ to the voter. Also apart from Aukot, none of the aforementioned candidates can be considered to have a “strong” social media presence, which has been identified as an alternative platform to woo the 18 million registered voters in Kenya.
June 24, 2017 11:48 UTC
Presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga has said NASA will field one candidate for the Bungoma governor race in the August 8 polls. The coalition will decide who between ODM's Alfred Khangati, ANC's Stephen Muturo and Ford Kenya's Wycliffe Wangamati will unseat incumbent Governor Kenneth Lusaka. Lusaka is the region's point man for Jubilee party and has been making inroads in Western for the ruling coalition. Read: NASA takes 'unga revolution' to Bungoma, tells Jubilee to forget Western votesHe also asked ODM Senate candidate Bonny Nyongesa to step down for NASA co-principal Moses Wetang'ula. He said NASA is facing problems of candidature because it failed to have a consolidated nomination process like Jubilee.
June 24, 2017 11:37 UTC
Istanbul's governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group. It will be the second year running that Istanbul's LGBT march, described in the past as the biggest in the Muslim world, has been blocked by city authorities. The gay pride parade in Istanbul - a city seen as a relative safe haven by members of the gay community from elsewhere in the Middle East, including refugees from Syria and Iraq - has usually been a peaceful event. While homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey unlike many other Muslim countries, homophobia remains widespread. Critics say President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party have shown little interest in expanding rights for minorities, gays and women, and are intolerant of dissent.
June 24, 2017 11:26 UTC
| Updated Sat, June 24th 2017 at 14:18 GMT +3Kitui Governor Julius Malombe [Photo by Paul Mutua]Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has pledged to rally the residents behind Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and deliver the county's votes as a bloc to the National Super Alliance (NASA) in the August 8 General Election. Malombe urged the residents to be wary of Jubilee moles who were hiding behind Independent tickets and others in parties that were not affiliated to NASA but purport to associate with Kalonzo. He spoke on Friday in Kanyangi ward, Kitui Rural constituency, during an inspection tour of development projects initiated by his government since 2013. The Governor reiterated that he is ready to face his challenger, Senator David Musila, for the second time. Addressing stop-over rallies at Kavoo, Kalulini, Masimba, Kithiani, Kiseuni, Kanyongonyo, Nzambia and Kanyangi trading centres, the Governor appealed to county residents to give him another term in office.
June 24, 2017 11:15 UTC
FILE PHOTOA night of unrestrained passion left one woman traumatized and puzzled the morning after upon realizing that the man she slept left after shaving clean her private parts. The woman who, gave a full disclosure of her identity and that of her one-night partner, narrated on phone to a local radio station how the two met on social media and how after a while they decided to get intimate. WITCHCRAFT“I woke up and when I went to refresh myself, I found I had no hair down there,” she told the radio host. Asked why she didn’t bother to shave before their meeting, the lady said she left in a harry and had no time to shave. When the radio station reached out to the man in question, he admitted his actions saying he did so teach the woman a lesson on being hygienic.
June 24, 2017 11:12 UTC
Cattle rustlers shot dead two people and seriously injured another man at Rabuor village in Suna East subcounty on Friday night. "[Ong'ele] rushed to Rabuor police post only 500 metres away to seek help from officers. Matolo said Ong'ele rushed back to his homestead where he was joined by two neighbours, Okumu Jalang'o and Joshua Ongo in trailing the rustlers. "This police post was placed here because of cattle rustling, sadly officers brought here are a waste of time. Read: Beef up security to end cattle rustling, MP tells police
June 24, 2017 10:52 UTC
Ambula who argues that President Uhuru Kenyatta should be more honest in deal;ing with terror attacks in the country and against Kenyan forces in Somalia. Uhuru does not care about the common mwananchi, only interested in retaining power to advance his own selfish interests. These operations have put Kenyans at a significant risk of terror attacks. The war in Somalia, just like any other war on terror will never be won through military action but through diplomacy. Uhuru has failed to respect the lives of Kenyans, and for that reason he must be shown the door.
June 24, 2017 10:52 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorNAIROBITanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. And then, she gets pregnant, gives birth and after that, returns to school. Magufuli hit back, saying if Tanzanians listened to western human rights organisations, "all the students in an entire class could have babies". DISCRIMINATIONSeveral members of the government have publicly defended the right for teens to continue their secondary school education after having children. Mr Magufuli's comments drew the ire of the African organisation for women's rights Femnet, which called them "unacceptable" and "disgusting".
June 24, 2017 10:41 UTC
The importance of peace need not be overemphasised. Kenyans saw how costly, painful and destructive the 2007/8 Post Election Violence turned out to be, and do not want to tread that path again. The message every nationalist worth his salt ought to preach is the need for credibility in the polls. In this election, like in a football match, the referee must not only be seen to be fair. You can take this to the bank: no one is going to protest a fair, accurate and credible election outcome.
June 24, 2017 10:30 UTC
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has warned Kilifi residents against selling their ancestral land to other people because of poverty. Kingi says selling land for short term gain is a disservice to future generations in the long term. Kingi says that there is need to address the root causes of poverty that force poor people to sell their land. The governor says instead of selling land for short term gain Kilifi residents should till or invest in it. In Magarini, Kingi said Michael Kingi who is flying the ODM parliamentary ticket was the best suited to be elected local MP.
June 24, 2017 10:30 UTC
Meru leaders Friday night hosted a thank-you dinner for President Uhuru Kenyatta to express appreciation for fulfilling pledged made to residents. He enumerated the number of projects and interventions Meru leaders requested from the government on behalf of the people, beginning with the construction of roads. He said upon taking office he would improve the working relationship between the Meru County government and the National Government. The reception we received today is a confirmation of that friendship,” Ruto said. Uhuru and Ruto have been in Meru since Friday morning to drum up support for their re-election.
June 24, 2017 10:30 UTC
Bedan Karoki came in second place as Paul Tanui wound third to seal the last ticket in Team Kenya for the London worlds. In a replica of the 2015 World Championships and Rio Olympics, the trio will represent Kenya in 10,000m at the World Championships due for August 4-13 in London. Geoffrey Kamworor (right) in the leading pack during the 10,000m final during the Kenyan trials for the World Athletics Championships on June 24, 2017 at Nyayo Stadium. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUPGeoffrey Kamworor (left) leads Bedan Karoki during the 10,000m final during the Kenyan trials for the World Athletics Championships on June 24, 2017 at Nyayo Stadium. We can't continue playing second fiddle," declared Kamworor, the 2015 World 10,000m silver medallist.
June 24, 2017 09:56 UTC
PHOTO | COURTESYOne person died on Saturday morning after a matatu he was traveling in caught fire near the Globe roundabout in Nairobi. The 32-seater bus was heading to the city when the incident occurred. “One life lost and four others rushed to hospital after a 32-seater bus caught fire at Globe roundabout,” the Red Cross tweeted. 1 life lost & 4 others rushed to KNH after 32-seater bus caught fire at Globe roundabout. Police are however yet to establish the cause of the fire which is believed to have been a result of a mechanical failure.
June 24, 2017 09:45 UTC
Baringo Senate candidate Simon Chelugui has said his bid to unseat Kanu's Gideon Moi in the August 8 polls is unstoppable. He added he has no problem with the family of former President Daniel Moi and is only occupied with the Senate bid. "Gideon Moi is my friend and I respect Mzee Moi as my grandfather and political mentor ... but my interest is in the position of Senate," he told the Star on phone on Saturday. Chelugui was recently booed at a meeting in Koriema hotel as Kanu supporters stormed the venue. Chelugui said he uses his own money "with some offers from friends" to hire helicopters for campaign events and rallies.
June 24, 2017 09:33 UTC