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Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Ekuru Aukot during a press briefing. (Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard) It is fresh headache for President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga as the reality of a referendum looms. On Thursday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati gave a nod to a popular initiative after it successfully presented more...
Members of the Inua Mama MPs group at Kaaga Methodist Church, Meru County, yesterday. . A section of women MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto yesterday asked Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju to resign. The group of 40 MPs who spoke at Kaaga Methodist Church in Imenti North where they donated funds to women groups, blamed Tuju for...
Opposition leader Raila Odinga with guests at his Opoda farm in Bondo, Siaya County. (Collins Oduor, Standard) ODM leader Raila Odinga has told Nyanza region to expect more goodies from the government as a result of his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Raila said his warm relationship with the President and top government officials was bearing fruit even as...
Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri meets ODM leader Raila Odinga in his office at Capitol Hill, Nairobi County, on March 4,2019. PHOTO | CORRESPONDENT | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By CAROLINE WAFULAMore by this Author By ELIZABETH OJINAMore by this Author Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga on Friday took yet another swipe at Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri over the maize importation...
Njagi Kumantha, the Democratic Party's National Organising Secretary. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By CHARLES WANYOROMore by this Author The Democratic Party has opposed calls for a referendum, saying the government should first address drought by taking steps such as allowing importation of maize.The party's National Organising Secretary, Njagi Kumantha, said the plebiscite is not a priority since many people, especially in...
Parliament during a past session. Legislators will not enjoy hefty house allowances after the High Court yesterday directed that the perks be suspended until a case challenging them is determined. Three judges - Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya, Justice Weldon Korir and Justice John Mativo directed the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) not to release any house allowance to the...
IEBC officials finalising preparations for the Embakasi South parliamentary by-election on April 4,2019. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By GAKUU MATHENGEMore by this Author Lack of a legal framework, high costs and a chocked calendar could see Kenya hold a referendum on election date.Whereas the constitutional amendments calendar enters a crucial phase next week when a parliamentary...
President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Burial ceremony of Lawyer and Businessman Karanja Kabage at Mangu in Rongai, Nakuru County on July 12, 2019. A recently leaked letter has exposed his differences with his deputy William Ruto over division of revenue. Infighting among top organs of government over a leaked document advising the Attorney General on how to resolve...
Third Way Alliance party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot (in glasses) collect signatures from members of public at the at Nakuru main bus terminus on October 25, 2018 during his Punguza Mizigo referendum campaign initiative that propose to amend the constitution. The fate of a Bill that targets to invoke a referendum now rests with county assemblies after the...
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati during a press briefing at KICD, Nairobi, on June 11, 2019. He said the commission has verified 1,222,541 signatures of the Punguza Mizigo initiative. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  By NATION REPORTERMore by this Author IEBC DECLARES that Punguza Mizigo Initiative has met the constitutional threshold for signatures needed to invoke a referendum and...

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