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Raila Odinga say NASA will go the Supreme Court over disputed elections

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Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week’s disputed presidential election results. “This is just the beginning, we will not accept and move on,” he told reporters in the capital Nairobi. more to follow

Council of Governors disputes Ministry of devolution ‘Governors transition plan’

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Photo Courtesy Governors have rejected the Devolution ministry’s plan on county bosses assumption of office. Council chairman Josphat Nanok (Turkana) on Wednesday said CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has no place in the supervision of county governments. Nanok, who has been re-elected,said the Cabient Secretary must not dictate the programme for governors’ swearing-in. He said Kiunjuri must […]

Police officers storm a peace meeting in Mathare, orders people to leave

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Photo Courtesy Plain clothes police officers on Wednesday stormed a peace meeting in Mathare slums, Nairobi, and ordered those present to leave. The officers, well-known to residents, are said to have suspected that attendants were making plans to paralyse operations in the area ahead of NASA’s major announcement. The Opposition said it will address Kenyans today […]

Matiangi halts action on NGOs, orders compliance probe within 90 days

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Phone Courtesy Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has ordered a suspension of action initiated by the Non-Governmental Coordination Board against two human rights lobbies pending a probe into compliance concerns. Matiangi has written to the Executive Director of the NGO Coordination Board Fazul Mahamed putting off further action against the Kenya Human Rights Commission […]

Police officers, KRA officials raid AfriGoG offices

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Photo Courtesy Police and officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday raided the offices of African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) in Lavington Nairobi as the government cracks whip on civil society groups deemed critical of government. The raid took place one day after the NGO Co-ordination Board wrote to the Directorate of Criminal […]

LSK condemns NGO’s board action of de-registering KHRC and AfriCOG

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Photo Courtesy The Law Society of Kenya now says that the move by the Non Governmental Organisation Coordination Board to cancel the licenses of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) is illegal. In a statement, LSK President Isaac Okero stated that the action without due process is […]

All executive functions halted at City hall until the Governor elect Mike Sonko is sworn in office

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Photo Courtesy Execution of contracts, leases, assignments and processing of payments and all other functions that require the approval of the county executive committee have been put to hold in Nairobi County until a new County Government is in place. According to a memo sent to all county Chief Officers and directors, at this moment […]

IEBC Commissioner Akombe blocked from boarding US flight last evening, cleared to travel this morning

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Photo Courtesy Dr Roselyne Akombe was yesterday evening blocked to board US flight at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport over missing Head of Public Service clearance Dr Akombe who is traveling to US for an official meeting was delayed at JKIA by officials who have since apologized. She returns on Sunday more to follow

Al Shabaab militants kill five police officers at Ijara in Garissa

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Photo Courtesy: Reuters Five police officers have been killed by Al-Shabaab militia while on patrol along Bothai-Ijara road, within Garissa County. One officer sustained injuries during the attack while another one managed to escape unhurt. Report indicates that the officers were based in Bothai Police Station and that their vehicle was burnt by the militants. […]

Father cries for justice after Baby Samantha Pendo passes away following alleged beating by police officers

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Photo Courtesy The father of a six-month-old old baby who has died after suffering injuries during protests in Kisumu following declaration of the presidential poll result is demanding justice. Samantha Pendo died at Kisumu’s Aga Khan Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit where she had been admitted for treatment. Baby Samantha was allegedly clobbered while in the […]