IEBC rejects request by political parties to extend primaries deadline

| Updated Sun, April 23rd 2017 at 15:43 GMT +3IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati PHOTO:COURTESYThe Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has turned down a request by political parties to extend the deadline for nominations. Following a meeting with Chairpersons of National Election Boards and Secretaries General of all political parties, IEBC said the parties were required to complete their primaries by April 26. IEBC Chair Chebukati asked political parties to use their membership lists as the Commission has not shared its register with any party. Sanctions would be imposed on any political party or aspirant that breaches the Code of Conduct. IEBC has directed its legal team to explore with the Court the possibility of early disposal of the matter on party hopping on or before April 26, which is the gazetted deadline for party primaries.

April 23, 2017 12:17 UTC

Jubilee Party postpones Nairobi primaries

By COLLINS OMULOMore by this AuthorJubilee Party will hold its Nairobi primaries on Wednesday. "We had moved the nominations to Tuesday but realised that ODM will also be conducting their primaries on that date. This is the third time Jubilee Party Nairobi County nomination exercise is being rescheduled. After a bungled exercise was witnessed in the first 21 counties that were first to go to the primaries, the party moved in and came up with new dates for the exercise. Jubilee Party is feeling the heat in Nairobi County nominations especially in the gubernatorial race where two of the three candidates to have expressed interest to unseat the incumbent, Dr Evans Kidero — Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth are embroiled in a fierce battle.

April 23, 2017 11:50 UTC

Speculation over Sonko, Kenneth talks rife as Jubilee postpones Nairobi polls

Jubilee Nairobi primaries have been moved to Wednesday, Secretary General Raphael Tuju has said. This came amid speculation of ongoing talks between aspirants Mike Sonko and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth. On the postponed Nairobi polls, Tuju said that they initially planned the exercise for Tuesday but realised they can run alongside those of ODM. "Jubilee is not seeking an extension of time for party primaries beyond Wednesday," he told journalists on Sunday. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday apologised for the chaos witnessed during Jubilee party primaries on Friday.

April 23, 2017 11:37 UTC

Why it's time to abolish liberal arts and humanities in our public universities

I think it is time we abolish liberal arts and humanities in our public universities but before I tell you why I want to share something about myself. I took BSc Agricultural Economics degree in one of our local public universities. The door to technical courses such as Computer Science and even BSc Agriculture was closed, leaving me with no option. It is true that Herbamas theory of public sphere can advance democracy but what is happening in Kenya right now. I am happy the government has adopted Differentiated Unit Funding formula where universities offering technical courses get more funding.

April 23, 2017 11:26 UTC

Keitany breaks women’s world marathon record

By AYUMBA AYODIMore by this AuthorKenya’s Mary Keitany on Sunday clocked 2 hours, 17 minutes and 01 second to break women’s world marathon record with victory at London Marathon. The feat was enough to also set a new national record. Radcliffe won the 2003 London Marathon in 2:15:25 but the time was scaled down to 2:17:42 after the Briton used pacesetters in the last kilometres. The World record was within sight for Keitany, the 2015 and 2016 New York City Marathon champion, with 2kms to go as she zoomed past the 40km mark in 2:09:38. Keitany, who entered the marathon history books as the greatest, edged out Dibaba, the triple Olympic and five times World champion at 5000m and 10,000m, to second in an Ethiopian national record time of 2:17:56.

April 23, 2017 10:59 UTC

Ladies, please ensure you get paid what you are worth!

When I ventured into business, one of the biggest challenges I encountered was pricing, specifically how to set it. There are other ways of figuring out product pricing, such as comparing the pricing of the products with what your competition is selling. Women have a history of not asking for what they are worth and not negotiating because it feels too pushy. Look at the market rates the client would have to budget to have a full time hire and use this as a negotiation tactic. One of the hardest things to do down the line is to convert free to paying clients so ensure you evaluate all other alternatives first.

April 23, 2017 10:41 UTC

Jubilee printed more T-shirts than ballot papers, KOT say as DP Ruto pledges fair polls

Deputy President William Ruto's assurance that the scheduled repeat of Jubilee primaries will be planned well has drawn sharp reactions. The DP said there will be enough ballot papers during the polls planned for three days starting Monday. However, others expressed disappointment with the Jubilee party saying its leaders and officials have made it hard for the process to be fair. "I do not understand why a party like Jubilee bought and printed more t-shirts than the ballot papers. Also read: DP Ruto to steer repeat Jubilee primaries slated Monday, Tuesday next week

April 23, 2017 10:41 UTC

How men can avoid being dumped after educating their girlfriends or wives

Recent years have seen the oppression of men as women become enlightened. There’s that instance where a man pays fees for a girlfriend out of love only to be left crying and heartbroken. Today, I am fully armed with full proof methods that will ensure that men will no longer be oppressed. First and foremost, men should know exactly what they want from a lady after taking her to school. The nonsense that lets wait for the lady to complete her studies is what puts many men in trouble.

April 23, 2017 10:41 UTC

Outcry after police beat, arrest Kwale senator aspirant during chaotic ODM polls

Chaos erupted at Mwamanga primary school polling station in Diani, Kwale after a senator aspirant was beaten and arrested by police. Nicholas Zani was beaten by the officer as he attempted to force his way into a polling station in Ukunda during the ODM nominations. "It is wrong locals woke up early to vote and at the end, the votes are burned," Salim added. The ODM polls in Kwale, Mombasa, and Kilifi were marred by claims of irregularities. Read: Aisha Jumwa beats Mtengo in Malindi ODM polls, MP rejects results[VIDEO] Chaos, delays as Jumwa, Mtengo lock horns for Malindi ODM MP ticket

April 23, 2017 10:07 UTC

There is urgent need to deal with corruption in the media

However, as we approach the elections, and given the intense competition for media space, there is wont to be increased accusations of corruption in the media. The Nation Media Group (NMG) has, for example, had a long-running campaign against brown envelope journalism. In its recent newspaper campaign, it holds that the integrity of Kenyan journalism is at stake because of brown envelope journalism. Thus the definition of and interventions to deal with corruption need to be expanded. It is particularly worrying that this is happening at a time when the people need (media) information to make informed choices during the coming general election.

April 23, 2017 09:45 UTC

Kinyozis where hands, boobs and eyes do the working (walking)

Like fellow men, my hubby rarely texts, so he called and tried to woo me with a treat. "Aki babe don't come, this place is boring and it's full of mean looking men. No wonder hubby was in a sweet slumber until I jolted him back to reality. There was something really sexual and intentional from the way these impressionable young girls massaged the men's heads and beards. So there you have it, next time your partner takes longer than usual at the kinyozi, don't assume it's the usual shave, he may just be enjoying Halima's ample bosom.

April 23, 2017 09:45 UTC


We all know that the president is one of the highly guarded people in this country.The presidential security team is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that all the time the president is safe. The presidential Security team was shocked when they spotted a green snake coiled on a pole on the dais at Kisumu State Lodge, minutes before President Uhuru arrived for the Drama Festival fete on Tuesday. The presidential security team, which is usually armed to teeth, found the guns useless and used one of the oldest weapon known to mankind (a stick) to combat the enemy. Walter was arrested after he failed to convince the police on how he gained entry in a protected area. Juma upon being interrogated by the policed said that it was not his first time to access state house but he had been there severally.

April 23, 2017 09:33 UTC

I know age is just but a number but our 7-year gap is scaring me

I have feelings for her but don't know what to do in light of what I know about her now. I wish to tell you that in relationships, age is a non-issue and you may find older women who make very good partners. Relationships don't just happen, they grow out of friendships. It is easy to say that age is but a number until we look at age in terms of time. Meaning, at some point in life age difference will show on our physical bodies.

April 23, 2017 09:22 UTC

Governor Mutua welcomes jubilee losers to Maendeleo chap chap

| Updated Sun, April 23rd 2017 at 12:37 GMT +3Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader Alfred MutuaMaendeleo Chap Chap Party leader Alfred Mutua has urged aspirants who feel short-changed in the ongoing parties' primaries to join his outfit. The Machakos Governor said the law allowed party hopping up to May 8. "The law is clear on the issue and I welcome all aspirants who have got a raw deal in the nominations to join Chap Chap," said Dr Mutua. He said Chap Chap is committed to improving the lives of the people. "Join Chap Chap ujipange Kabla hujapangwa (Before you are messed)," he said, adding that the party stands for visionary leadership.

April 23, 2017 09:11 UTC

Conservationist shot at her Laikipia conservancy

By SULEIMAN MBATIAHMore by this AuthorBy STEVE NJUGUNAMore by this AuthorRenowned conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured by herders who invaded her Gallmann Africa Conservancy in Laikipia. The police boss said that Mrs Gallmann was rushed to a hospital in Nanyuki for first aid treatment saying that her driver also survived the attack. “Security officers managed to overpower the herders who escaped some of them with gunshot wounds after shooting her. Four police officers have been shot and injured in confrontations between the herders and the security officers in the area. Mr Odinga said that Mrs Gallmann has contributed tremendously to the growth of the country in general and northern Kenya.

April 23, 2017 09:04 UTC

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