Nairobi Jubilee party gubernatorial candidate Mike Sonko has sensationally turned down a request by National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders to join the opposition with a promise to be fronted as Machakos County gubernatorial candidate. Speaking in Embakasi East constituency after attending a church service on Sunday, Sonko said he was approached by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running

The Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK), the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and the Association of Public Relations Management Firms (APReCoM) have called for ethical and responsible communication from political parties and candidates during this election period. Having carefully considered the prevailing political climate, the organisations have expressed their concerns, aiming them at aspirants eyeing seats in the upcoming

President Uhuru Kenyatta is to visit 14 counties in a campaign blitz as he seeks a second term in office, State House Spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu has confirmed. The President, who flew to Mombasa on Sunday, has meet-the-people gatherings planned for Kilifi, Mombasa, Lamu, Kwale, Tana River and Taita Taveta covering the next three days. He will then travel to Elgeyo

Presidential running mates’ debate set for today Even as the country is shaping up for the first ever presidential running mate debates scheduled for Monday, July 17, Kenyans have already narrowed the race down to a two-horse race just as in the presidential contest. In a move meant to help Kenyans make an informed choice in August 8th polls, eight presidential

Daily Nation The Magufuli effect: Shifting regional politics: Sunday’s endorsement of President Uhuru Kenyatta by the leader of the Tanzanian Opposition, Mr Edward Lowassa, is just the tip of the iceberg. Below it is a cauldron of diplomatic intrigue, transnational politics and meddling, whose ultimate impact on the relations between the East African Community partners is still a matter of

Former Transport CS Kamau off the hook in graft charge  Former Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau today breathed a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal terminated criminal proceedings against him. The appellate court dropped graft and abuse of office charges levelled against Kamau terming them as illegal and founded on a technicality. Kamau was accused of facilitating the

Former Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Chairman, Bethuel Kiplagat has died at the Nairobi Hospital after a long illness. The long serving ambassador died at 3 am this morning with family confirming his body had been taken to the Lee Funeral Home. His death becomes the fourth of a high profile personality within a month after those of former

  Machakos gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti will feature in the August election after surviving yet another attempt to lock her out of the race. The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal challenging her candidature that had been granted by the High Court, terming the suit as merit lacking. In the ruling, the three judge bench of Judges Erastus Githinji,

Former TJRC Chairman Bethwel Kiplagat passes on Former Chairman of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Bethuel Kiplagat has died at the Nairobi Hospital after a long illness. The long serving ambassador died at 3am this morning with family confirming his body has been taken to the Lee Funeral Home. His death becomes the fourth of a high profile

Daily Nation Rooney given a taste of Gor: Despite putting up a brave and impressive show throughout, Gor Mahia on Thursday ended up losing 2-1 to English Premier League side Everton in a friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The contest however provided a befitting return for England captain Wayne Rooney, who was making his second