News highlights Jubilee Senators working to undermine Judiciary ahead of October 17 vote Senators from the Jubilee party are planning to enact laws that will make it difficult for Judiciary to interfere with the will of the people at elections. The Supreme Court infuriated Jubilee leaders when it annulled the outcome of the August 8 presidential election and the party has

News highlights Workers union withdraws suit to protect IEBC boss Ezra Chiloba from suspension or sacking The Kenya Independent Commissions Workers Union has withdrawn a suit with which it sought to protect IEBC Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba and other members of the secretariat from suspension or sacking. The Union has withdrawn the suit in response to a strongly worded letter of

News highlights I will not campaign for Raila, says Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi says he is not going to campaign for Presidential candidate and National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga. Kingi’s announcement follows a list of political bigwigs who have vowed to abandon Raila come October 17. Ironically, Kingi accused the Jubilee party of planning to interfere with

MPs will tomorrow consider a supplementary budget of Ksh11.7 billion for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the October 17 repeat presidential election. National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale yesterday revealed that the House will approve a mini-budget for the repeat polls after President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the 12th Parliament yesterday. The House is expected to move quickly to constitute the

National Super Alliance (NASA) Strategist David Ndii has claimed that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as currently constituted is compromised and cannot conduct a free, fair and credible election. In an interview with Citizen TV’s Cheche Programme, Ndii said an election that meets constitutional standards may not be possible in the next 35 days or so. He says

Jubilee MPs have raised eyebrows on the conspicuous absence of Supreme Court judges as President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the first sitting of the 12th Parliament on Tuesday. In an interview with X News, the lawmakers said the Judiciary and the National Super Alliance (NASA) may be in a conspiracy to hold the country at ransom. “The Judges boycott it is an

Daily Nation CS Mailu rubbishes Raila’s stand on tetanus vaccine The Health ministry has dismissed claims that a tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age was secretly laced with a hormone said to cause infertility. At the same time, the United Nations agencies World Health Organization and Unicef said the vaccine is safe for use. UN resident coordinator Siddharth

News highlights PNU Chairman Peter Munya pledges support for Uhuru ahead of  October 17 election Jubilee-affiliate PNU Chairman Peter Munya has pledged his support to Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of the October 17 Presidential election. the former Meru Governor pledged that he and PNU would give Uhuru their support in the repeat elections after consultations with party loyalists. The meeting between the two leaders

News highlights Security beefed up ahead of official opening of 12th Parliament Police have beefed up security in and out of Parliament premises ahead of the official opening of the 12th Parliament. Dozens of police officers have been also been deployed on adjacent building and streets. President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to preside over the opening of the first sitting

Improving the care of older people, particularly women, in Kenya – and exploring how the state can better recognise and support unpaid or undervalued care work in the country – is the focus of an international workshop in Nairobi this month, sponsored by the University of Warwick. The event will bring together African and international researchers, policy-makers and civil organisations