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NASA gives Prosecutions Director Tobiko 3 days to charge IEBC officials for botching August polls

National Super Alliance (Nasa) has given the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko 72 hours to file charges against IEBC officials accused of bungling the August 8 election. At the same time, Nasa has vowed to institute private prosecution against the IEBC officials. Mathare MP Anthony Olouch, whose firm AT Olouch and Company Advocates, has written to the DPP, said the decision of the Supreme Court did not exonerate any member of IEBC.

Jubilee calls for prosecution of NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi and James Orengo

The Jubilee Party wants Raila Odinga’s co-principal Musalia Mudavadi and National Super Alliance (NASA) party lawyer James Orengo prosecuted. Uhuru Kenyatta’s part wants the two charged for allegedly accessing IEBC servers illegally. Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has today written to Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko asking him to launch investigations into how NASA accessed IEBC server logs without permission.

Education CS Fred Matiang’i alters school calendar

Students in Forms 1 to 3 will now break for the Christmas holidays on October 24, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has said. The CS was prompted to slightly alter the calendar for primary and secondary schools following the new date for the repeat presidential election. All primary schools will also now close on October 25. Following the announcement by the Indepdndent Electoral and Boundaries Commission that the fresh poll will be held on October 26, Matiangi said the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Home Science exam set to begin on that day has been pushed to October 30.

Business highlights

Troubled KQ seeks government assistant in dealing with competitors

National carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) has urged the government to facilitate a preferential environment to shield it from rival airlines that enjoy state funding and government subsidies. KQ Managing Director Sebastian Mikosz says most of the competitor airlines are protected by their governments and do not play by the same free market rules as in Kenya. He says supporting KQ will help steer the airline back to profitability.

MPs clash with Salaries Commission over wives’ allowances

Members of Parliament have demanded that their car grants, allowances and medical covers, which were taken away by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission be restored. They are also against SRC Chairperson Sarah Serem – solidly demanding for the SRC to be withdrawn. Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala led other MPs in pushing the demands, saying that their children, girlfriends and wives be given cover.

Domestic tourism on the rise as experts crown Diani top local destination

Domestic tourism in Kenya has in the past 2 years been on the rise, a new report by Jumia Travel has revealed. The trend has boosted business hotel in Diani by a greater margin by ensuring there is a flow of guests all-round the year irrespective of business seasonality. As the world prepares to celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day on September 27, Jumia Travel, in an interview with the Sales & Marketing Manager of Amani Tiwi Beach Resort Caroline Macharia, has shortlisted Diani as one of Kenya’s top sustainable tourist destinations.

Sports highlights

Tottenham Midfielder Dele Alli disappointed with FIFA 18 rating

Tottenham Midfielder Dele Alli has admitted his disappointment with his rating on FIFA 18 and has said he will not play the game as himself until the score is raised. Despite being regarded as one of the rising stars in English football, the Tottenham and England midfielder has voiced his outrage at his 84-overall rating, despite being ranked the same as Sadio Mane and Sami Khedira. The 21-year-old midfielder has been rated among the top 100 players in the world on FIFA 18.

Liverpool gears up for Leicester rematch

Liverpool will return to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City – also known as the Foxes – for the second time this week after losing 2-0 in the League Cup on Tuesday, putting their defensive problems on display while making it four in a row without a win. Team Manager Jurgen Klopp is trying to plug the holes in his defence for Saturday’s rematch against Leicester City in the Premier League.

West Ham auction shirts to aid Mexico earthquake relief efforts

West Ham will auction shirts worn in this weekend’s London derby to raise money in aid of the Mexican earthquake. Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, 29, is leading the #YoXMexico initiative alongside international team-mate Miguel Layun. The Hammers will double the proceeds, which will help deliver food and supplies to victims of the disaster.


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