January 24, 2017

[VIDEO] Raila says he shares ID number with another voter


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader, Raila Odinga, now claims that he shares the National Identity Card number with another person. Odinga claims that he shares his ID No. 4838593 with a Ms Ombai Maria Anyango who had been registered as a voter in his polling station. “Ms Anyango is using the same card in the same polling station where I vote. I confirmed this at two different polling stations in Kisii and in Isebania in Migori County,” said Odinga. Odinga claims that this is a ploy by the Jubilee administration to lock out potential voters. This happened in the…

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[VIDEO] Did President Uhuru Kenyatta really make it rain in Nyeri? Residents think so


President Uhuru Kenyatta’s voter registration drive in central Kenya was disrupted in Nyeri after heavy rains pounded the region when he started to address a crowd on Friday. Pushed by the crowd to pray, the president started his meeting with a short prayer – in Kikuyu – asking God to bless the community with rainfall. When the crowd asked the president to pray for them, the head of state caused laughter saying that he is a politician and not a pastor. “What I do best is politics,” he said. But the crowd was unrelenting. He agreed. “Our God we pray…

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[VIDEO] Bring on Trump, Kenyans on the streets say


Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America later Friday, Kenyans have expressed mixed reactions on what his leadership will mean for Kenya and the continent. Trump takes over formally from Barack Obama, marking a new beginning for the world’s most powerful nation in what is promising to be a major policy shift that will also affect Kenya and the rest of the world. “Woe unto corrupt countries more so in Kenya. The corrupt regimes must come to an end,” Mathew Chege, a resident of Nairobi asserted. “His administration might not have a…

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Shock as Kenyan Stocks Rated the Worst in the World in 2017


Bloomberg has released a report indicating that Kenyan stock prices at more than three-year lows. The report also indicates that the stock prices will fall further as domestic investors favor bonds while the foreign buyers wait for lower valuations. Since January 1 shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange have dropped 6.9 percent. This is a decline from last year’s 8.5 percent. Investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) lost over a Sh100 billion in 2016 after a majority of stocks across all counters saw their values eroded. This as the market sustained a bear run – a period of time…

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[VIDEO] Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018


Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel. On Thursday, the TSA began placing signage around airport security checkpoints to inform travelers of the new TSA rules going into effect in 2018. The IDs from these nine states do not meet the federal government’s minimum security standards. And, according to the REAL ID…

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Horror in hospitals as doctors’ despair drives Kenya’s longest medical strike


The first patient Cynthia Waliaula lost was a baby who stopped breathing while she carried him in her arms through the hospital, desperately trying to find an oxygen tank. Barely out of medical school, the bright-eyed young doctor quickly learned that many of the techniques she had spent five years studying meant nothing in a world where there was neither equipment nor drugs. Waliaula, 25, is one of thousands of Kenyan public sector doctors currently engaged in the country’s longest-ever medical strike which has dragged on for the last month and a half, demanding a tripling of salaries and better…

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Citizen TV’s Ann Mawathe tells her side of the story on controversial scoop

Ann Mawathe

Citizen TV reporter Anne Mawathe has responded to critics who accused her of watching a mother lose her baby just to get a juicy story. The journalist told a Facebook user, Fatuma Abdulkadir, who accused her (Mawathe) of being a disgrace to women, that she (Mawathe) was not there when the story was filmed and during scripting she could not hold her tears and even tried to walk away from it but no reporter was willing to take it up. “Behind that woman you call a disappointment, is a woman who is as vulnerable as any of you, who has…

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Raila Odinga claims Jubilee planning to assassinate Joho


Opposition leader Raila Odinga has sensationally claimed that there is a plot to assassinate Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho because of his firm stand against Jubilee administration. Speaking at Isebania town in Migori County on Thursday, Mr Odinga said the people who murdered controversial businessman Jacob Juma were now planning to eliminate Mr Joho as well. Without giving any further details, he dared those planning so to go ahead warning of dire consequences. “People who killed businessman Jacob Juma now want to eliminate Mr Joho because of his political stand… let them try,” he said. VERBAL EXCHANGE Mr Joho has been…

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Chiefs siding with Opposition in voter listing will be sacked – Nkaissery


Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery has rebuked errant administrators saying those who sympathise with the Opposition have no business being in government. Nkaissery said in Kajiado county on Tuesday that he was aware that some chiefs and their assistants were undermining the government. They will be sacked, he warned, and directed county commissioners to profile them ahead of the August 8 election. The CS said the government has no plans to rig the elections or play a rough game against those in the opposition. He said their only intention is to provide a level playing ground for parties seeking elective posts….

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No cause for alarm over Kalonzo ‘double ID’ listing, IEBC says


The IEBC is investigating accusations by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka that another voter was registered with his national ID at Wajir. Kalonzo, while at Wagberi Primary School in Wajir East constituency, found his ID belongs to Salome Wanjiru Njoroge, born in 1993. “We are looking into the alleged mix up in regard to Hon Musyoka’s registration. No cause for alarm,” IEBC said via twitter on Wednesday. The electoral agency assured Kenyans that the register will be credible and verifiable. On Wednesday, Kalonzo said the revelation was clear evidence of a wider scheme to rig the August 8 general elections in…

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