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TNA leaders vow to back Ruto in his battle with ICC, dimiss rift in Jubilee

The National Alliance (TNA) has come out strongly to show solidarity with Deputy President William Ruto in a move to wad off a fall out that could be occasioned by the withdrawal of charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Why Naivasha is giving the Coast a run for local holiday makers

For years, the lakeside town of Naivasha was in the news for all the wrong reasons, from the infamous cannibal to donkey meat and as a rendezvous for illicit liaisons.

Justine Muturi: I have no apologies

The “forceful” passage of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014 under acrimonious circumstances has put the performance of National Assembly Speaker Justine Muturi into sharp scrutiny.

Display of power, fear mongering have created a personality cult

The co-principals in the Grand Coalition Government brought some fresh air on how the top leadership in this country can be managed: simple, down to earth, subject to making mistakes as we all do and ready to be corrected.

Anti-terror law a colossal mistake and will erode the gains made on reforms

Benjamin Franklin, the iconic American statesman and thinker, gave us a unique fund of pithy quotes. One of the most memorable is about the inextricable relationship between security and liberty.

2015 could spell doom or boost Ruto, Sang’s prospects for ICC acquittal

Next year could either spell doom or blessings for Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang, both who are facing criminal charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

Demand exceeds supply at annual Kimalel goat auction

A record Sh18.7 million was raised in less than 10 minutes at the famous annual Kimalel goat auction and cultural festival in Baringo presided over by Deputy President William Ruto.

Bandits strike village, steal livestock

Bandits attacked and stole 50 goats in Kesumet village in Baringo North Constituency yesterday.

What changes to controversial security law means to you

As Kenyans come to terms with the reality of the new security laws, The Standard on Sunday took a look at the amendments and walks you through what what was changed, what remained and what it means to you.

Leaders’ brawl shamed the whole country

Shameful. Disrespectful. Horrendous. These are some of the choice words opinion leaders used to describe the behaviour of the 11th Parliament on Thursday; an unforgettable day in Kenya's history.

You are to blame for chaos in Parliament, Ruto tells CORD

Deputy President William Ruto has led Jubilee top brass in condemning the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) style of leadership following Thursday’s chaos in the National Assembly.

Raila talks tough as US warns against new security laws

CORD leader Raila Odinga has vowed to go to court to block the Security Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 assented into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday.

Muthama wants MPs who assaulted him punished

Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama will take action against MPs who manhandled him and his colleagues at Parliament Buildings on Thursday.

Allowances pit Salaries and Remuneration Commission against teachers' unions

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has dug in its heels, saying accounting officers must follow its guidelines despite teachers’ unions rejecting its latest review of allowances in the public sector.

Siaya assembly approves board nominees

The Siaya County Assembly has approved three nominees to the County Public Service Board.

Will new security laws be the turning point in Uhuru’s presidency?

Thursday was a defining moment for Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency as the ugly events witnessed in the National Assembly arguably marked the opening of a new chapter for the Jubilee Administration.

Ministers' housing allowances to cost taxpayer Sh92m

The Government has given Cabinet and Principal Secretaries a massive house allowance seven months after announcing that ministers would take a 10 per cent wage cut to contain the bloated public wage bill.

Lamu bound bus attacked by suspected Al shabaab militia

Suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked a bus that was headed for Lamu Saturday at 3pm in one of the most daring incidents in Nyangoro area, Witu, Lamu County.

After Thursday’s shame, MPs must lower their rhetoric

Their Senate counterparts call it the ‘double - intake’ august House because of the large number of MPs. But our National Assembly is anything but the august House, an epithet meaning ‘profoundly honoured, of supreme dignity, majestic, venerable, noble’.

Don’t impose might on issues of security

A successful nation is one in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the majority of its citizens feel theirs is such a nation. This week Kenya stood divided as a people and as a nation on the issue of national security.

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