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Big names sent packing as new comers win party primaries As the party primaries come to an end, the full extent of the casualties is now coming to the fore. Several big names have been floored in the various political parties nomination exercises. Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, lost in his bid for re-election after garnering 69,916 votes against the winner,

Daily Nation How Raila triumphed: Secrets of Nasa deal: The main Opposition alliance yesterday sought to project a picture of unity and collegiate leadership as Mr Raila Odinga and Mr Kalonzo Musyoka were unveiled as the presidential election flag-bearers. The duo will be taking on the Jubilee pair of President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for the second time

Wiper Chairman David Musila resigns to vie for Kitui Governor seat as independent candidate Kitui Senator David Musila has resigned as Chairman and Member of the Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) a day after he lost in the Kitui nominations. Musila was beaten by his political friend turned bitter rival, Governor Julius Malombe who clinched the Wiper Party ticket to seek

DAILY NATION Uhuru, Raila allies kicked out in Jubilee, ODM polls: Allies of President Kenyatta and Nasa co-principal Raila Odinga have been voted out by a seemingly decisive public in the Jubilee and ODM nominations which have been marked with violence, chaos and confusion. In Kiambu, voters overwhelmingly voted out Governor William Kabogo in favour of Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.

Kabogo bids Kiambu people goodbye sensing early defeat Kiambu Governor William Kabogo on Tuesday night conceded early defeat in the Jubilee gubernatorial race, appearing at a hurried news conference to state that he wished his rival Ferdinand Waititu well. Early results showed Waititu commanding an early lead in most polling stations. Kabogo told the media that there was an unnamed

Daily Nation Five governors out in Jubilee, ODM polls: Four governors and nine MPs from the Jubilee Party and ODM on Tuesday became the first victims of voters’ wrath after they lost in nominations. Governors Cleophas Lagat (Nandi), Benjamin Cheboi (Baringo), Joseph Ndathi (Kirinyaga) and John Mruttu (Taita Taveta) are the first county bosses to lose their seats in the

The announcement of Migori county ODM gubernatorial nomination results has been nullified after aspirant and former cabinet minister Ochillo Ayako obtained court orders blocking it on grounds of a flawed exercise. Ayako obtained orders from the Dispute Tribunal on Tuesday, April 24 to stop the nominations citing malpractices as he trails the incumbent Okoth Obado. This comes as 3 returning

At least 26 people dead in Mombasa-Nairobi highway accident At least 26 people were on Monday night killed in an accident on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Police said several other passengers sustained serious injuries in the accident that involved a bus and a truck. “It was a very bad head-on collision accident,” Leonard Kimaiyo, Police chief for Kibwezi said. Those injured

Daily Nation State steps in as poll violence turns tragic: The government on Monday stepped in to stop the violence that has characterised ongoing party nominations as one person was killed in Homa Bay and others injured in the battle to be on the ballot in August. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said while the national government had kept off

Kenya Bureau of Standards has said it is ready to implement the ban on the use of plastic bags The ban will come to effect in September this year following a gazette notice by the environment minister The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has announced plans to cancel permits for manufacturers of plastic bags in the country. The authority said