'Broke' Sonko turns to Raila Odinga to save job
'Broke' Sonko turns to Raila Odinga to save job
The latest offensive –an impeachment motion– is the most serious of the many tribulations hanging over the governor's head.
The latest offensive –an impeachment motion– is the most serious of the many tri...
17 hours ago
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Sonko puts on a brave face as he cries out for help
Sonko puts on a brave face as he cries out for help
The latest offensive –an impeachment motion– is the most serious of the many tribulations hanging over the governor's head.
The latest offensive –an impeachment motion– is the most serious of the many tri...
17 hours ago
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Three Jubilee MCAs appear before disciplinary committee for undermining party's leadership
Three Jubilee MCAs appear before disciplinary committee for undermining party's leadership
Three Jubilee nominated MCAs yesterday appeared before the disciplinary committee to face charges of undermining the party’s leadership.
Three Jubilee nominated MCAs yesterday appeared before the disciplinary committe...
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Mudavadi to run parallel BBI campaigns
Mudavadi to run parallel BBI campaigns
He announced that the party will set up a semi-autonomous secretariat to spearhead the nationwide campaigns.
He announced that the party will set up a semi-autonomous secretariat to spearhe...
2 days ago
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How 70 extra MPs will redefine politics
How 70 extra MPs will redefine politics
The DP’s Rift Valley backyard will be one constituency shy of 100 while Raila’s strongholds have few new electoral units.
The DP’s Rift Valley backyard will be one constituency shy of 100 while Raila’s ...
2 days ago
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All eyes on Ruto as reforms train leaves station
All eyes on Ruto as reforms train leaves station
Ruto was opposed to the formation of the Kenya Police Council that would be chaired by the Interior Cabinet secretary.
Ruto was opposed to the formation of the Kenya Police Council that would be chai...
2 days ago
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Sonko's impeachment process begins
Sonko's impeachment process begins
This was after ODM MCAs tabled a notice of motion for Sonko's ouster yesterday.
This was after ODM MCAs tabled a notice of motion for Sonko's ouster yesterday.
2 days ago
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Plans to change law cannot be stopped, Gideon declares
Plans to change law cannot be stopped, Gideon declares
Baringo Senator says the process is not meant to discard the 2010 Constitution but to enrich it.
Baringo Senator says the process is not meant to discard the 2010 Constitution b...
2 days ago
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Raila: I was aware of changes on Bill
Raila: I was aware of changes on Bill
Opposition leader says he was in agreement with its contents and only highlighted contested proposals.
Opposition leader says he was in agreement with its contents and only highlighte...
2 days ago
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Non-contested referendum myth or reality?
Non-contested referendum myth or reality?
The document has had its fair share of critics and proponents with the divide largely hinged on the need for a contested or non-contested poll.
The document has had its fair share of critics and proponents with the divide la...
2 days ago
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The abc of a contested and non-contested referendum
The abc of a contested and non-contested referendum
The document has had its fair share of critics and proponents with the divide largely hinged on the need for a contested or non-contested poll.
The document has had its fair share of critics and proponents with the divide la...
2 days ago
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Mixed reactions greet BBI signature launch
Mixed reactions greet BBI signature launch
Leaders affiliated to DP Ruto dismiss launch of signatures collection as supporters praise move.
Leaders affiliated to DP Ruto dismiss launch of signatures collection as support...
3 days ago
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Bloated Parliament to cost taxpayers Sh20b
Bloated Parliament to cost taxpayers Sh20b
If 360 constituencies elect men, then a third of women will be nominated to make members 540.
If 360 constituencies elect men, then a third of women will be nominated to make...
3 days ago
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Uhuru and Raila drastic changes in new Referendum Bill
Uhuru and Raila drastic changes in new Referendum Bill
Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, unveiled as leaders launch signature collection.
Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, unveiled as leaders launch signatu...
3 days ago
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How the new Constituencies will be shared out
How the new Constituencies will be shared out
The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to increase the number of constituencies from 290 to 360.
The Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to increase the numbe...
3 days ago
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Dr Politician? Art of being an expert on everything
Dr Politician? Art of being an expert on everything
How politicians are destroying lives with reckless statements and grandstanding while ignoring science.
How politicians are destroying lives with reckless statements and grandstanding ...
3 days ago
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'Wanjiku is ready for referendum'
'Wanjiku is ready for referendum'
Wanjiku appends first signature to proposals before political leaders.
Wanjiku appends first signature to proposals before political leaders.
3 days ago
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Ruto: I was not invited to event
Ruto: I was not invited to event
DP says there is still room to have a conversation and agree on contentious issues in constitution document.
DP says there is still room to have a conversation and agree on contentious issu...
3 days ago
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'Here are our proposals, please endorse them'
'Here are our proposals, please endorse them'
Uhuru and Raila defend contested proposals, with some amendments to the document unveiled last month.
Uhuru and Raila defend contested proposals, with some amendments to the document...
3 days ago
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Our grievances in BBI so far addressed, says Mudavadi
Our grievances in BBI so far addressed, says Mudavadi
President Kenyatta Mr Odinga hailed the BBI proposals saying the country’s political gains will be boosted upon the adoption of the changes.
President Kenyatta Mr Odinga hailed the BBI proposals saying the country’s polit...
3 days ago
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Consensus possible even with ongoing signature collection- Ruto
Consensus possible even with ongoing signature collection- Ruto
DP Ruto says building consensus cannot be dimmed by the launch of the signature collection.
DP Ruto says building consensus cannot be dimmed by the launch of the signature ...
3 days ago
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Ruto's name missing from BBI signature drive launch
Ruto's name missing from BBI signature drive launch
The deputy president has voiced opposition for some clauses of the BBI proposals
The deputy president has voiced opposition for some clauses of the BBI proposals...
3 days ago
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Report should not be left to politicians alone, says CoG
Report should not be left to politicians alone, says CoG
CoG outlined challenges counties go through to justify the push for budgetary allocation
CoG outlined challenges counties go through to justify the push for budgetary al...
4 days ago
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Raila rallies youth to own BBI as signature collection begins
Raila rallies youth to own BBI as signature collection begins
He unveiled Young Turks on BBI ahead of signature collection set to officially kick off today.
He unveiled Young Turks on BBI ahead of signature collection set to officially k...
4 days ago
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Uhuru, Raila to launch BBI signature collection today
Uhuru, Raila to launch BBI signature collection today
The Building Bridges Initiative team says it’s now ready to proceed to the next stage in their bid to amend the constitution
The Building Bridges Initiative team says it’s now ready to proceed to the next ...
4 days ago
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Two assemblies seek top court's advice on reforms
Two assemblies seek top court's advice on reforms
Speakers say petition necessitated by earlier difficulties they faced when they were presented with Punguza Mizigo Bill
Speakers say petition necessitated by earlier difficulties they faced when they ...
4 days ago
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IEBC okays BBI signature collection forms
IEBC okays BBI signature collection forms
The commission has not only okayed the form format but has also given recommendations, directing signatories to fill in details in all the places
The commission has not only okayed the form format but has also given recommenda...
4 days ago
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BBI reggae plays on
BBI reggae plays on
Secretariat overseeing the process say they are seeking the green light of four million Kenyans to enable them hand over the document to IEBC
Secretariat overseeing the process say they are seeking the green light of four ...
5 days ago
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Uhuru, Raila to initiate BBI's signature drive
Uhuru, Raila to initiate BBI's signature drive
Secretariat overseeing the process say they are seeking the green light of four million Kenyans to enable them hand over the document to IEBC
Secretariat overseeing the process say they are seeking the green light of four ...
5 days ago
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DP Ruto allies slam DCI Kinoti over PEV cases reopening
DP Ruto allies slam DCI Kinoti over PEV cases reopening
Leaders allied to DP Ruto read politics in Kinoti's attempt to revive 2007/08 post-poll chaos cases
Leaders allied to DP Ruto read politics in Kinoti's attempt to revive 2007/08 po...
5 days ago
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Sifuna: BBI signature drive awaiting Uhuru's green light
Sifuna: BBI signature drive awaiting Uhuru's green light
Mr Sifuna says that the window to bring about amendments to the BBI has already closed.
Mr Sifuna says that the window to bring about amendments to the BBI has already ...
5 days ago
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Campaigns hot up in Msambweni as NCIC rein in on hate speech
Campaigns hot up in Msambweni as NCIC rein in on hate speech
Huria said it had documented social media messages shared in various Facebook groups and personal accounts that could instigate violence.
Huria said it had documented social media messages shared in various Facebook gr...
5 days ago
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BBI not a priority, says Supkem
BBI not a priority, says Supkem
Leaders decry technical language used in the constitutional document and say it is not easy to understand.
Leaders decry technical language used in the constitutional document and say it ...
6 days ago
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Bigwigs' red card alert for MPs in new BBI proposal
Bigwigs' red card alert for MPs in new BBI proposal
BBI report provides that the person to be appointed Prime Minister must be the leader of a political party in the National Assembly
BBI report provides that the person to be appointed Prime Minister must be the l...
6 days ago
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Why Raila wants contest as Ruto seeks consensus
Why Raila wants contest as Ruto seeks consensus
DP, who initially opposed the BBI report, is leading a group pushing for win-win referendum even as camp allied to Raila insists on a No and Yes vote.
DP, who initially opposed the BBI report, is leading a group pushing for win-win...
7 days ago
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Uhuru in a fix as BBI politics threaten to derail his legacy
Uhuru in a fix as BBI politics threaten to derail his legacy
President in catch 22 as he navigates around conflicting interests of Ruto and Raila even as economy suffers due to Covid-19 pandemic.
President in catch 22 as he navigates around conflicting interests of Ruto and R...
7 days ago
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Legislator whose antics, punchlines provide fodder for comic relief
Legislator whose antics, punchlines provide fodder for comic relief
Even in silence, mere appearance of the MP is enough to generate laughter so much that netizens have baptised him “the only soul alive”.
Even in silence, mere appearance of the MP is enough to generate laughter so muc...
7 days ago
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Flight of fancy: MP's longing for air support that won't take off
Flight of fancy: MP's longing for air support that won't take off
One of them sought the relocation of rivers notorious for trespassing into residential establishments–and another wants choppers for MPs.
One of them sought the relocation of rivers notorious for trespassing into resid...
7 days ago
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Politicians court celebs to garner youth vote
Politicians court celebs to garner youth vote
Tanzanian President John Magufuli used artistes such as Diamond Platnumz to marshal the youth vote for him in the recent polls.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli used artistes such as Diamond Platnumz to mars...
7 days ago
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Ruto and Raila fly out as BBI referendum wars intensify
Ruto and Raila fly out as BBI referendum wars intensify
Allies of two leaders still holding their respective grounds with regard to reform initiative.
Allies of two leaders still holding their respective grounds with regard to refo...
8 days ago
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