Newspaper summaries – October 17 2017

Daily Nation Otiende Amollo walks out of TV show over offensive tweet The high political tensions in the country played out in the mainstream media on Tuesday morning, when an

Prolonged uncertainty and frequent disruptions from political fraternity undermining Kenya’s competitiveness, says KEPSA

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has applauded the IEBC for its latest statement re-affirming that the Presidential election re-run will be held on October 26, 2017. The Alliance today said that prolonged

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Matiang’i bans NASA demonstrations in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has banned opposition protests in Central Business Districts (CBDs) in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. Citing the Public Order Act, Interior Acting CS Fred Matiangi on

NASA leader Raila Odinga and running mate Kalonzo Musyoka withdraw from repeat Presidential election

Opposition party leader, Raila Odinga has officially withdrawn from the presidential election slated for October 26, 2017. The National Super Alliance coalition chief said his withdrawal means that the IEBC is

Mount Kenya University (Thika) closed indefinitely following students’ unrest over bias, ethnic profiling concerns

Mount Kenya University has closed its Thika Campus indefinitely after students’ staged protests on Monday morning against the varsity administration. “Following consultation and assessment of the current situation the university senate has

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Newspaper summaries – October 9 2017

Daily Nation Uhuru Kenyatta supporters in US stage demos in New Jersey In an apparent response to Nasa supporters’ demos in New York, New Jersey and Dallas, President Kenyatta’s supporters

State to buy maize from farmers this harvest season in bid to boost food security and maintain affordable flour prices

The government will buy all maize offered for sale by farmers the 2017/18 season in a bid to boost food security and sustain affordable price for maize flour, President Uhuru Kenyatta

Newspaper summaries – October 4 2017

Daily Nation Co-chair of team on poll law changes speaks out Parliamentary committees handling bills to amend election laws on Tuesday played down Western powers’ opposition to the proposed changes

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Release County funds, CoG tells National Treasury as Senate stalls approval

The Council of Governors has asked the National Treasury to fast track the disbursement of funds to all the 47 County Governments to avoid grounding of key services. In a

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High Court issues restraining order against Junction Limited

The High Court has this afternoon issued a restraining order against Junction Limited. The order issued by Commercial Division Judge Joseph Onguto under a certificate of urgency restrains Junction Limited,