Raiders shoot police reservist in Sosian Ranch

By STEVE NJUGUNAMore by this AuthorA Kenya Police Reservist was shot and seriously injured by raiders at Sosian Ranch, hours after a ranch owner was attacked. LAYING AMBUSHThe incident follows the shooting of Italian conservationist and owner of Gallmann Africa Conservancy, Kuki Gallmann, in Laikipia West. Mr Abkur added that the bandits had laid ambush within Sosian Ranch. "The officers have however managed to keep hold of the livestock and are now tackling the attackers," Mr Abkur told the Nation on phone. VOORSPUY KILLEDThis is not the first time misfortune has visited Sosian Ranch.

April 23, 2017 14:03 UTC

IEBC declines to extend nomination time - VIDEO

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati directed the parties to conclude their primaries ‘within the gazetted timeliness’ meaning that the April 26 deadline still stands. Mr Chebukati further clarified that political parties shall only use their membership lists during the primaries. He said the 2013 IEBC register shall only be used as a reference point for identifying the polling stations where the voters are based. “The commission wishes to emphasize that it has not shared the 2017 IEBC register with any political party,” he went on. He asked the political parties to abide by the electoral code of conduct warning that it will impose sanctions on any aspirant who breaches it.

April 23, 2017 13:52 UTC

Poll deadline will not be extended beyond April 26, IEBC tells parties

IEBC has maintained that it will not extend the deadline for parties to conduct nominations across the country. He further said that the electoral agency has advised against parties holding nominations on the same day. "We have advised parties to avoid having primaries on the same day," he said. The IEBC boss made the comments barely hours after Jubilee announced that Nairobi primaries scheduled for Monday are postponed. The three were initially in the Team Nairobi which also had Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja and Dagoretti South MP David Waweru.

April 23, 2017 13:07 UTC


Mohammed Ali popularly known as ‘Jicho pevu’ has voiced his concerns about the just concluded Nyali ODM nominations. Ali said that he cannot blame ODM for what transpired but he stands to blame an individuals who doesn’t believe in democracy and equitable sharing of resources. “ In short I was not contesting against Abdalla but I was contesting against the whole family of Joho.So I cannot blame ODM or Jubilee for what happened,” added Ali. In addition, he said that his name was missing from the ODM register and in the IEBC register something that caused a hitch. Said Abdalla garnered 3671 votes to beat journalist Mohamed Ali who got 2987 for the Nyali Parliamentary ODM ticket.

April 23, 2017 12:27 UTC

Use party, IEBC registers for all to vote, Jubilee urged

Kigumo MP aspirant Joseph Munyoro has urged the Jubilee Party to use both the party and IEBC registers during Tuesday's primaries. Munyoro said that since Muranga is a Jubilee party stronghold, there is all need to use the IEBC register for credible results. "We urge the party to ensure polling stations are opened by 6 am without delays that might raise anxiety among voters." "We must work hard knowing that this is the party which President Uhuru Kenyatta will be using to seek reelection." Read: [VIDEO] We're sorry for Jubilee Party primaries chaos, says UhuruMunyoro, who is eying the Jubilee ticket, will face off with some ten other aspirants.

April 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

Battle for the titans in Webuye West ANC nominations

By TITUS OTEBAMore by this AuthorWebuye West MP Dan Wanyama, unopposed on Jubilee Party ticket, faces an uphill task from seven aspirants seeking Amani National Congress party (ANC) whose nomination will be held on Tuesday. The MP’s former chief campaigner in the last elections and Webuye businessman, Philip Wamoto, is expected to give the incumbent who defected from ODM, a run for his money, should he win the ANC ticket for the August 8 General Election. Mr Wamoto is in a bruising battle for the coveted ticket with veteran Journalist Vitalis Musebe and five others. “I have worked with many politicians including Mr Alfred Sambu, (the Webuye East MP who is unopposed in ANC), where I was also his chief campaigner before the larger Webuye constituency was split into two. In Kanduyi constituency the battle is between Mr Wafula Wambanda and Mr Noel Makeni, all are Nairobi based businessmen.

April 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

Formula for flawless foundation

If you have dry skin, are there parts of your skin that are peeling or appear ashen? Regardless of your skin type, we all want our skin to look flawless, without looking "made-up". Step 1 – Cleanse/ExfoliateCleanse and exfoliate your skin to get rid of any dead or dry skin, leaving a clean smooth canvas. makeup moments and how to avoid themStep 6 – Apply foundationUse a foundation or stippling brush to apply dots of foundation all over your face. Step 7 – ConcealThe modern way is to apply foundation first, and then use concealer only if you need it.

April 23, 2017 12:22 UTC

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

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