The latest high-profile shift has been that of Mr Tarayia ole Kores, considered a close friend of Mr Kenyatta’s. AWKWARD POSITIONThe move by Mr Kores also leaves Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, who had publicly endorsed him for the governor’s race, in an awkward position. The Maasai deserve to elect leaders of their own choice to protect their interests,” Mr Kores said. STATE HOUSE VISITThe elders’ council was instrumental in negotiating the State House visit by Maasai Council of Elders led by William ole Ntimama last year. Four elders from President Kenyatta’s side reached out to me two days ago to gather Maasai elders to discuss issues behind the community trooping to the Nasa side.
By OSCAR OBONYOMore by this AuthorThe deletion of the names of dead voters from the election register has remained a difficult task since independence. Since independence, the presidential race was non-competitive with incumbents, Jomo Kenyatta (1963-1978) and his successor, Daniel arap Moi, getting re-elected unopposed. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) replaced the “black book” with a “green book”. MAIN REGISTERThe other was the main register of voters whose biometric data was captured. Human rights’ lawyer Harun Ndubi argues that Kenyans went to the last elections without a gazetted voter register, as required by law.
The politician is shown as carrying sacks of hate speech, incompetence, graft, laziness and war mongering as the wananchi sing “Our community is being targeted”. “What the Constitution provides for in its right hand on integrity, it makes it impossible to enforce on the other. It has set endless hurdles to arrive at barring those who do not meet the integrity threshold,” Mr Kaparo said, summarising the reasons why Kenya has lost the war on corruption. Endless hurdles.”The NCIC chairman accused the courts of being an impediment in the fight for integrity by issuing injunctions and dragging cases. CABINET SECRETARIESThe Ombudsman, Dr Regina Mwatha, had in an advisory the Cabinet Secretaries as well as other public officers stopped them from campaigning.
In Nairobi, where the supermarket chain recently closed down the Ronald Ngala Street branch, a deeper stock crisis is simmering. The retail chain put on a brave face, but admitted facing stocking challenges, opening up for the first time to investors. In Nairobi, where the retail chain recently closed down the Ronald Ngala Street branch, a deeper stock crisis is simmering. TRADE MINISTRYThe Ministry of Trade wrote to the retail chain last month demanding to know its status. Even the entry of more international brands like the French Carrefour and the emergence of many shopping malls seemed not have shaken the retail chain.
FINAL LIST“We are still waiting to see the final list from our national office,” said his spokesman Kibisu Kabatesi. He is said to be in Jubilee's list of those to be considered for nomination after the August elections. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUPLeading political protagonists were embroiled in last-minute haggling for nomination slots with losers in the party primaries making the bulk of the list. She is among those whose names will be submitted to be considered for nomination after the August elections. “Each party list comprises the appropriate number of qualified candidates and alternates between male and female candidates in the priority in which they are listed.
By FAITH NYAMAIMore by this AuthorIn a blue khaki dress, Esther Wanjeri is escorted by prison warders to join her fellow elderly inmates in the celebrations to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Langata Women’s Prison. Langata Women’s Prison has been her abode for the past 15 years. “We were then transferred to Langata Women’s Prison which has since become our home given we don’t know when, or if we will ever be released to see our family members. Life for an old person in prison, especially a woman, is never easy, says Wanjeri. Every time I wake up, I wish it is my last day in prison,” she says.
By GODFREY OUNDOHMore by this AuthorFive teachers of Kirimon Primary School in Samburu who were assaulted by unruly pupils last Monday narrated their near-death experience at the hands of the learners. Three teachers out of the five targeted were attacked immediately they stepped into various classes for their respective lessons. Other teachers who intervened were also beaten up by the rogue boys, forcing the teachers to scamper for safety in the homes surrounding the school. Intervention by a police officer from the nearby Kirimon Administration Police post, who shot severally in the air to save the attacked teachers, was futile as he was overpowered by the rowdy youth. Our investigations reveal that primary school pupils, some of whom are in their early 20s, pose a serious threat to female teachers in a number of schools in the county.
By PATRICK LANG'ATMore by this AuthorKenya Pipeline has defended itself against allegations that it is holding unnecessary board meetings to gobble up taxpayers’ money. Mr Ngumi said the meetings enabled the board to correct problems at the Mombasa-Nairobi line, restructure the regional management, and enforce the adoption of the company’s new strategy. That, to me, is a lot of rubbish because if we do not deliver, you will not blame the management, but the board,” Mr Ngumi said. He was reacting to complaints from senior staffers that the board had resorted to micromanaging Kenya Pipeline through frequent meetings. In the year ending June 2016, the board held 113 meetings – 30 full board meetings and 83 committee meetings – as well as 14 retreats and trainings.
While acknowledging the elephantine scale of his company’s troubles, Mr Shah then turned the tables by blaming the government for the current financial woes. The demolition of the Nakumatt branch was done with stock inside including the previous day’s cash collections without notice and notwithstanding a prohibitory court order,” Mr Shah wrote. We have done it before and we will overcome again,” Mr Shah told the Nation, promising a detailed response on Tuesday. Mr Shah runs Nakumatt as a tight ship together with his two sons Akoor and Neel. “Most of them are grappling with the same issues as Nakumatt but to varying degrees,” said a source.
By ELVIS ONDIEKIMore by this AuthorPolice are yet to contact Nation reporter Walter Menya four days after a court released him, an indicator that he is unlikely to be charged with any offence any time soon. But by Saturday, no contact had been made to Mr Menya. Police arrested Mr Menya following allegations that he demanded Sh50,000 from one Kennedy Koros in order to kill a story published in last week’s edition of the Sunday Nation. “Their (family members) only concern is that life is more important that the stories I write,” Mr Menya said with a chuckle. “It was so selfless of them,” Mr Menya said of the lawyers.
By OUMA WANZALAMore by this AuthorThe Teachers Service Commission has developed tough guidelines on deployment of teachers holding administrative positions, which will have them posted outside their home counties. Also to be affected are deputy headteachers and senior teachers, in a move aimed at strengthening school management. She also announced that school heads, their deputies and senior teachers would be recruited only on a competitive basis, to uphold merit in appointment to public office. SUPERVISION EASIERMrs Macharia added that through the initiative, supervision of curriculum implementation by school heads is now easier. “In addition, and probably the most significant, the implementation of Performance Contracting and Teacher Appraisal Programme has significantly reduced teacher absenteeism,” she said.
By VERAH OKEYOMore by this AuthorBy EUNICE KILONZOMore by this AuthorMinistry of Health officials are on the spot over what appears to be a deliberate attempt to cover up a cholera outbreak at a hotel linked to Deputy President William Ruto last week. On Saturday morning, Dr Kioko told the Nation that he would give an update “when I get comprehensive lab results including culture today”. DENY OUTBREAKHowever, both Dr Kioko and Bernard Muia, Nairobi's county executive committee member for health, were hesitant to label the cases as cholera and denied that there was an outbreak at the hotel. Speaking on Friday, Dr Kioko maintained his stand, saying those admitted had suffered food poisoning. He urged the public to wait for the results from the National Public Health Laboratory for confirmation.
In the consent, the electoral agency is to furnish the political parties and the independent candidates with its proposed list. By PETER LEFTIEMore by this AuthorPolitical parties and independent candidates will now have a say on the list of returning officers to supervise the August 8 election. In the consent, the electoral agency is to furnish the political parties and the independent candidates with its proposed list. RETURNING OFFICERSThese were the people who were to be later gazetted as returning officers for county and constituency elections respectively. But Mr Chiloba disputed the narrative, saying it was guided by the principle that returning officers should not serve in their home areas.
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Despite criticism from the Opposition, he said, the launch of Madaraka Express would “reshape the story of Kenya for the next 100 years”. It marks the second and a historic phase. However, the British under Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs explained the profitability and benefits of constructing the railway. Kenya was then a country of dense forest and mile upon mile of bush. The first group of Indian workers to arrive consisted of 350 men who came in a dhow from Karachi in 1895.
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The forum was as timely as it was informative focusing as it did on not just preparedness for the elections but specifically, the potential for violent extremism and cyberterrorism to negatively impact the elections. Violent extremism is commonly understood as the physical attacks that lead to deaths and destruction of property and known by its shorthand – terrorism. The two – violent extremism and cyberterrorism – are referred to as twin challenges because they are intertwined and self-reinforcing. It has indeed been noted that violent extremism rears its ugly head during electioneering period as the case was in the 2015 Nigerian elections when Boko Haram went on the rampage. These and other examples should provide impetus for guarding against the possibility of the twin challenge of violent extremism and cyberterrorism to subvert our elections.
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