The vetting of nominees for the Nairobi County Executive Committee has been postponed to next Monday and Tuesday. Clerk Jacob Ngwele said the Committee on Public Appointments considered a number of factors before settling on the new dates. "We need more time to peruse documents submitted by members of the public on the nominees," he said. "Members of the public are invited to attend the committee sitting for approval hearing." The committee comprises speaker Beatrice Elachi, who is the chairperson, Abdi Hassan (majority leader), Elias Otieno (minority leader ), Chege Mwaura (majority party whip), Peter Imwatok (minority party whip), Millicent Wambui (Ziwani/Kariokor) Peter Wanyoike (Dandora Area 1), Peter Warutere (Roysambu), Emily Ondeje Oduor (nominated) and David Njilithia Mberia (Karen).
The Supreme Court made it clear yesterday that IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati cannot alter or amend results as sent by constituency returning officers. The judges said the issues raised by Chebukati in the application were dealt with by the Court of Appeal in the Maina Kiai decision. “But for whatever it may be worth, we hereby reiterate that the first and second respondents cannot correct errors identified in Forms 34B or amend the Forms 34B where the same differ with the results contained in the relevant Forms 34A,” the court ruled. According to the judges, the duty of the chairperson to clarify the results was a constitutional requirement and the election laws and were not imposed by the court. The judges were of the view the national returning officer “must state whether the discrepancies affect the overall results or not”.
Unarmed protesters the world over fight, even in the major democracies. In Kenya, the police carry assault rifles, even when they use teargas. Using assault rifles against unarmed protesters is wrong. The case of the two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Kisumu who had a bullet removed from her shoulder is one of the best arguments against the use of live rounds. The cops must change their policing of unarmed protestors by discontinuing the use of live rounds and martial weapons at once.
Anti-corruption detectives yesterday arrested a Nairobi county workers’ union official after he was allegedly caught soliciting a bribe from Governor Mike Sonko’s aide. Benson Oliang’a, the branch secretary of the Kenya County Government Workers’ Union, was arrested at an unnamed hotel in the city. “The governor called Oliang’a yesterday (Monday) for a meeting, but he refused to go because he was called alone. Then today, he told Oliang’a to meet his personal assistant in a hotel,” secretary general Roba Duba said. Acting county secretary Leboo Morintat acknowledged employees have not received their pay, but said he was not aware the official had been arrested.
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By AFPMore by this AuthorMADRIDA pair of stunning second-half saves from Hugo Lloris salvaged a precious point for Tottenham Hotspur as they held European champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Both sides remain unbeaten in this season's Champions League and well placed to progress to the last 16. They each have seven points after Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty cancelled out Raphael Varane's own goal in the first period. However, Real demonstrated why they have won this competition for the past two seasons by restoring order and parity before the break. And Ronaldo then couldn't believe his eyes as Lloris leapt to turn over his rising drive, which was headed for the top corner.
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77Micahel Bodo of Kariobangi Sharks (left) is tackled by Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia at the Kisumu's Moi Stadium, Gor Mahia won 3-1 against Sharks. Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge netted a hat-trick to help his team sink Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 in a mid-week league match played in Kisumu yesterday. Ibrima Sande of Kariobangi Sharks would have got his name on the score sheet but his effort was ruled out as an offside. The inclusion of Manoah Francis made some impact on the Sharks side as he paired well with Duke Abuya to keep Gor Mahia busy in their own half. Gor Mahia made two substitutes with Jean Baptiste coming in for Kenneth Muguna and Godfrey Walusimbi taking up George Odhiambo's place.
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77oberto Firmino of Liverpool scores his sides fifth goal. Photograph: Zemanek/BPILiverpool eased the pressure on Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah inspired a 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. After drawing their first two European fixtures and spluttering in the Premier League, Liverpool arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Klopp's signings and tactics. But, for once, Klopp's team showed a ruthless touch in the opposition penalty area to demolish woeful Maribor. Capping a night when everything when right for Klopp, Oxlade-Chamberlain, on as a substitute, grabbed his first Liverpool goal since his August move from Arsenal.
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77Gabriel Jesus scores Manchester City’s second goal – it proved to be the winner. Serie A leaders Napoli, meanwhile, must clear their heads quickly in time for Saturday's summit clash with second-place Inter Milan. - Ederson to the rescue -City were flying, Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri's face a picture of concern, and the hosts twice went close to extending their lead. City continued to create chances -- Jesus being foiled by Reina and a last-ditch Albiol tackle either side of half-time -- but their casualness in possession gave Napoli reason to keep believing. But the roars of relief from City's fans that greeted the final whistle told their own story.
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[Kipsang Joseph, Standard]Deputy President William Ruto took Jubilee Party campaigns to Migori and Kisii counties, where he challenged Opposition leader Raila Odinga to formally withdraw from the repeat election. He said Raila claimed to have pulled out of the repeat poll set for October 26 but he had not signed the necessary documents. ALSO READ: Raila: Jubilee is free to have its own elections on October 26Ruto claimed Raila knew he would lose to President Uhuru Kenyatta and was already campaigning for 2022. We had the same problems in 2008 and we want NASA to stop their demonstrations and allow Kenya to go on with a peaceful election,” Ruto said. [Edwin Nyarangi, Eric Abuga, Patrick Kibet, Nikko Tanui]ALSO READ: Aukot seeks Raila’s endorsement ahead of repeat poll
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| Published Wed, October 18th 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 17th 2017 at 21:15 GMT +3The International Criminal Court has confirmed receiving a petition seeking to have two top Opposition leaders investigated for inflammatory conduct, among other crimes. ALSO READ: Raila blames Jubilee for Laare rally violence“The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court acknowledges receipt of your documents/letter. International Policy Group officials Kenneth Otieno and Martin Nkari, through a Canadian law firm, want the criminal court to probe Raila and Kalonzo over the chaos witnessed in major towns during Opposition-led protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Not misconstruedIn the letter, the Office of the ICC Prosecutor explained that confirmation of receipt of the petition should not be misconstrued to mean investigations have been started against the NASA leaders. ALSO READ: NASA suspends anti-IEBC demos
[Beverlyne Musili, Standard]A planned rally by Opposition chief Raila Odinga at Laare in Igembe North constituency in Meru County was cancelled after chaos broke out at the venue moments before his arrival. In fact, police openly provided protection to youths who had been ferried to the venue while lobbing tear gas at NASA supporters,” said NASA presidential campaign leader Musalia Mudavadi. Several people were injured as NASA and Jubilee supporters clashed. While addressing the press in Nairobi, Raila asked the Jubilee administration to stop wanton killing of civilians in Kisumu County. The NASA leader likened the killings to ethnic cleansing and announced there would be a mourning session on Friday for the victims of police brutality.
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has cautioned protesters against damaging roads by burning tyres during the anti-IEBC protests. KeNHA Chairman Erastus Mwongera said the authority would prosecute protesters who burn tyres on paved roads during NASA protests. ALSO READ: NASA suspends anti-IEBC demos“It is estimated that a kilometre of paved road costs in excess of Sh100 million to repair. This translates to Sh100,000 per metre or Sh50,000 per cubic metre of bituminous surface repair. It is for this reason the culprits will have to face full force of the law,” he said.
The youths destroyed IEBC training material and robbed trainees of their phones, laptops, money and bags among other valuables. County Returning Officer John Cox expressed concern over the security of his officials. According to Bondo IEBC Returning Officer John Matekwa, some of his officials sustained minor injuries. In Kasipul, Homa Bay County, youths disrupted the training at the Sikri Vocational Training Centre, sending IEBC staff fleeing for their lives. Homa Bay County Returning Officer Michael Kosgei, however, downplayed the attack, saying his officials later reconvened and continued with training under tight security.
77SPORTS-GOLF-GREG SNOW; SPORTS-GOLF-GREG SNOW; Kenya's golf Professional Greg Snow makes a swing in a past event. [Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]Leading male amateur golfers will converge at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country club in Mombasa from Friday for the Kenya Amateur stroke play championships. The 72-hole event, which counts towards the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) Kenya Amateur Golf Championships Ranking (KAGC) and World Amateur Ranking, has attracted 84 players. “Also drawn for the tournament are Uganda’s top amateurs Ronald Rugumayo (handicap 0), Adolf Muhumuza (handicap 0) and Asaba Dennis (handicap +1), all from Toro Golf Club,” said KGU. The winner will automatically get a slot to the Barclays Kenya Open 2018 after satisfying other KAGC conditions.