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The Commission on Administrative of Justice (Ombudsman) has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to form a commission of inquiry to probe the wanton abuse of power by police. The Commission’s chairman Otiende Amolo expressed concern that abuse of power and impunity by police has been on the rise. “We have recommended that President Kenyatta establishes a commission of inquiry to look

Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua has questioned the criteria used by the Judicial Service Commission for the shortlisting of candidates for the Chief Justice position. In particular, Karua questioned why Prof Makau Mutua a respected individual in the legal profession did not make it in the final cut of six. Karua said the Judicial Service Commission should account to Kenyans

The Commission on Administrative Justice has slammed the Independent Police Oversight Authority over the rising cases of extrajudicial killings by police. “We do not understand why IPOA is silent on such matters given that most of these complains we receive are in their knowledge yet we are not seeing any reactions,” said the commission’s chairman Otiende Amollo. Otiende said IPOA

Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro has thrown his weight behind the six shortlisted candidates by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) seeking to fill the position of the judiciary top job. Ethuro has said that the decision of the JSC to shortlist the six should be respected as the commission is an independent body mandated for such tasks by the constitution. “The

Confusion, uncertainty and duplication of roles has marred two parliamentary committees looking into the process of reforming the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Parliamentary Justice and legal committee (JLAC) and joint select committee picked by cord and jubilee to address the IEBC crisis, are embroiled in a supremacy battle of who has the mandate to look into IEBC crisis.

Financial Times Trump overtakes Clinton in poll of swings states: Donald Trump has overtaken rival Hillary Clinton in the crucial US swing states of Florida and Pennsylvania and caught up in Ohio in the latest poll, as speculation mounts about his choice of vice-presidential running mate. The Republican candidate leads Mrs Clinton by three points in Florida and two points

Six police officers killed in Kapenguria police station attack At least six police officers are feared dead after a gun attack in Kapenguria Police Station early this morning. The attack is believed to have been planned by a suspect arrested by police on the suspicion of being an Al-Shabaab terrorist. The man had been arrested two days earlier by police

New tough directives to restore sanity in Nairobi: The Nairobi County administration has today unveiled tough directives to end disorder and confusion in the capital and help the city regain its lost glory. Overlapping matatus, boda boda operators who violate traffic regulations, bars that play loud music in residential areas, hawkers and illegal dumpers of garbage now risk being arrested,

The Nairobi County administration has today unveiled tough directives to end disorder and confusion in the capital and help the city regain its lost glory. Overlapping matatus, boda boda operators who violate traffic regulations, bars that play loud music in residential areas, hawkers and illegal dumpers of garbage now risk being arrested, Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke announced today when he

  Tempers yesterday flared as a joint parliamentary committee grilled the nine Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners in a petition seeking their removal from office. The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee jointly with Constitutional Oversight Implementation Committee is looking into a petition filed by governance expert Barasa Nyukuri, seeking the ouster of IEBC commissioners from office on allegations