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IEBC Presidential election results start streaming in
Results based on Form 34A have started coming in from polling stations.
By Patrick Vidija 2 days ago
IEBC Presidential election results start streaming in
Holy cow! See what they are doing to the Nairobi Expressway
Unlike typical flowers that take months to flourish, these ones on the expressway have given the road users an overnight natural ambience, serenity and peace of mind.
By Patrick Vidija 4 days ago
Holy cow! See what they are doing to the Nairobi Expressway
Twenty-four diplomats to attend presidential debate
Azimio’s secretariat spokesman Makau Mutua said their candidate would be having a town hall meeting with the electorate at Jericho Social Hall, Nairobi instead.
By Patrick Vidija 18 days ago
Twenty-four diplomats to attend presidential debate
G7 relaunches infrastructure plan for developing countries
The infrastructure plan aims to tackle climate change, improve global health, achieve gender equity and build digital infrastructure/critical infrastructure in the said countries.
By Mwangi Maina 21 days ago
G7 relaunches infrastructure plan for developing countries
FALSE: Viral 'Kimende' accident video not captured in Kenya
The Standard Checkpoint, using online tools, established that the viral video was from an accident that happened in South Africa at Mpumalanga on the N2 highway.
By Patrick Vidija 28 days ago
FALSE: Viral 'Kimende' accident video not captured in Kenya
EU Parliament condemns arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen
Parliament said the arrests constitute an attack on the freedoms guaranteed in the Hong Kong Basic Law, including the freedom of religion or belief.
By Mwangi Maina 29 days ago
EU Parliament condemns arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen
NMS, Corruption and garbage top Nairobi debate as governorship candidates lay plans for the city
#NairobiGovDebate2022: Those who showed up were independent candidate Esther Waringa, UPA’s Kenneth Nyamwamu, Usawa Kwa Wote party's Nancy Mwadime and Safina’s Harman Grewall.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
NMS, Corruption and garbage top Nairobi debate as governorship candidates lay plans for the city
Nairobi debate: Polycarp Igathe and Johnson Sakaja tear into each other
The integrity question took the centre stage during the Nairobi Governor’s debate as the two front runners Polycarp Igathe and Johnson Sakaja took on each other.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
Nairobi debate: Polycarp Igathe and Johnson Sakaja tear into each other
Prof George Wajackoyah right on list of countries that have legalised medical bhang
Wajackoyah has been using examples from other countries to convince voters that marijuana, which is currently illegal in Kenya, will help unlock economic activities.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
Prof George Wajackoyah right on list of countries that have legalised medical bhang
UK Prime Minister Boris resigns
Speaking outside Downing Street, Johnson said the process for choosing the new leader of the Conservative Party should begin now, with a timetable to be announced next week.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
UK Prime Minister Boris resigns
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49 per cent Kenyans believe Karua will attract more votes for Raila than Rigathi will for Ruto
49 percent of Kenyans say Martha Karua will attract more votes for Raila compared to 30 percent who said Rigathi will attract more votes for DP William Ruto from the region.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
49 per cent Kenyans believe Karua will attract more votes for Raila than Rigathi will for Ruto
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60pc of Kenyans confident IEBC will deliver a credible election
Some 55 per cent of Raila Odinga supporters said if he wins, he should immediately solve the high cost of living compared to William Ruto's 47 per cent.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
60pc of Kenyans confident IEBC will deliver a credible election
Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami pledges to restore dignity for women
About four million women in Pakistan’s Karachi are working in factories on a contract basis, devoid of basic rights and necessities.
By Agency 1 month ago
Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami pledges to restore dignity for women
The Plan: William Ruto unveils Kenya Kwanza manifesto
Dubbed ‘The Plan’, Ruto said Kenya’s economic challenges require immediate attention and one of his priorities as President is to revive the economy in a post-Covid era.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
The Plan: William Ruto unveils Kenya Kwanza manifesto
William Ruto pledges two-year turnaround strategy for KQ
Ruto said the current financial crisis that cripples the operations of the national career is a reflection of internal and managerial mistakes and not market dynamics.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
William Ruto pledges two-year turnaround strategy for KQ
Baba vs Six months: William Ruto, Raila Odinga take on each other after Jacaranda chaos
While Ruto accuses Raila of taking advantage of innocent youth to cause chaos and disrupt his rally, Raila says Ruto has become a rudderless fraudster seeking sympathy votes.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
Baba vs  Six months: William Ruto, Raila Odinga take on each other after Jacaranda chaos
Misleading: Gachagua's claim that US police drive drunk people home
The Standard Checkpoint rates this claim as misleading since it is upon the discretion of the arresting officer who determines what would be beneficial in a given case.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
Misleading: Gachagua's claim that US police drive drunk people home
EAC Heads of States order deployment of Regional Force to DRC
The standby force shall be deployed to the Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu provinces immediately ‘’to stabilise the zone and enforce peace in support of the DRC security forces.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
EAC Heads of States order deployment of Regional Force to DRC
Johnson Sakaja cleared to run Nairobi governor
IEBC's Dispute Resolution Committee has dismissed a petition that challenged Sajaka’s clearance to contest on grounds that he did not have a degree for the job.
By Patrick Vidija 1 month ago
Johnson Sakaja cleared to run Nairobi governor
Covid pandemic reduced Chinese loans to Africa, report
China’s lending to African countries fell to a 16-year low in 2020 as the current Covid-19 pandemic took a toll on economies across the world.
By Agency 1 month ago
Covid pandemic reduced Chinese loans to Africa, report
FALSE: It wasn't Martha Karua's portrait unveiled at Obama Foundation event
“The Raila-Karua ticket is gaining acclaim across the World. In the US, African-American luminaries unveiled Martha Karua’s portrait at a Women’s Conference,” read Kagwanja's caption.
By Patrick Vidija 2 months ago
FALSE: It wasn't Martha Karua's portrait unveiled at Obama Foundation event
Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka on three-day trip abroad
insiders privy to Raila’s networks told The Standard that the AU Special Envoy for Infrastructure was headed to the US and would later catch up with Kalonzo, who is in Namibia.
By Patrick Vidija 2 months ago
Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka on three-day trip abroad
Viral 'aphelion phenomenon' message warning of very cold weather misleading
Indonesia’s weather agency debunked the claim, saying that aphelion does not have a significant impact on the temperature of the Earth.
By Patrick Vidija 2 months ago
Viral 'aphelion phenomenon' message warning of very cold weather misleading
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Can Raila Odinga really deploy six officers in all police stations within 100 days?
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Presidential Candidate has claimed that within his first 100 days in office, he will deploy six officers in all police stations to deal with community engagement.
By Patrick Vidija 2 months ago
Can Raila Odinga really deploy six officers in all police stations within 100 days?
UN human rights chief concludes Chinese trip with cautious criticism on human rights abuse
Bachelet is the first UN human rights chief to visit China since 2005, and her trip was the result of years of negotiation. Activists disappointed she did not criticise human rights violations.
By Agency 2 months ago
UN human rights chief concludes Chinese trip with cautious criticism on human rights abuse
No, Samia Suluhu, Kamala Harris have not congratulated Martha Karua
Screenshots doing rounds in social media that Kamala Harris and Samia Suluhu have congratulated Martha Karua for her nomination as Raila Odinga’s running mate are doctored.
By Patrick Vidija 2 months ago
No, Samia Suluhu, Kamala Harris have not congratulated Martha Karua
US-based Max International enters Kenyan market with dietary supplements
The company set to be launched this Saturday will be based in Nairobi, with a singular intention of helping Kenyans get the most out of their lives, from both a health and wealth perspective.
By Patrick Vidija 3 months ago
US-based Max International enters Kenyan market with dietary supplements
Raphael Tuju: Raila Odinga will have final say on running mate
Azimio Executive Director Raphael Tuju says although the Council will proceed with interviews as scheduled, they will finalise and recommend names which Raila will pick a suitable candidate.
By Patrick Vidija 3 months ago
Raphael Tuju: Raila Odinga will have final say on running mate
Live updates: Uhuru Kenyatta's last Budget
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani is ready to present the 2022/23 budget highlights to the Parliament 
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Live updates: Uhuru Kenyatta's last Budget
Lest we forget: Last year’s (2021/22) budget highlights
On the afternoon of June 10, 2021, Treasury CS Ukur Yatani unveiled a Sh3.6 trillion budget to a nation crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Lest we forget: Last year’s (2021/22) budget highlights
Russia takes punitive measures against Google over YouTube 'fakes'
Russia accused YouTube, which has blocked state-funded media globally from using its platform, of becoming "one of the key platforms spreading fakes about the special military operation in Ukraine.
By Reuters 4 months ago
Russia takes punitive measures against Google over YouTube 'fakes'
Kenyan journalists to be feted on World Press Freedom Day
The Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) is a  signature event of the Council that celebrates journalistic excellence and achievements across the country.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Kenyan journalists to be feted on World Press Freedom Day
Carry out your role as DP or resign, Jubilee tells Ruto
Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni said that instead of Ruto criticising the same government to which he should be serving, he should resign and lead the opposition in that role.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Carry out your role as DP or resign, Jubilee tells Ruto
Mother of six who ‘wedded’ Holy Spirit found dead
The decomposing and mutilated body of Elizabeth Nalem was found in a bush on Saturday as police say she might have been attacked by wild animals a week ago.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Mother of six who ‘wedded’ Holy Spirit found dead
I am sorry for chopper attack, DP Ruto apologises to Raila
Deputy President William Ruto has formally apologized to ODM leader Raila Odinga over Friday’s chopper attack in Soy, Uasin Gishu County.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
I am sorry for chopper attack, DP Ruto apologises to Raila
Google releases Ukraine reporting guidelines for digital publishers
The firm said the new guidelines aim at pausing the monetisation of content that exploits, dismisses, or condones the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Google releases Ukraine reporting guidelines for digital publishers
Man suspected of killing wife, her friend with poisoned food arrested
Sebastian Kamande, 28 served his wife Rahab Gathoni and her friend Abigael Gathoni poisoned rice and stew after the wife refused to cook.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Man suspected of killing wife, her friend with poisoned food arrested
D-day as Supreme Court delivers BBI verdict
The BBI was conceived as a political truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga through the March 2018 handshake before it turned into a tedious, divisive amendment process.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
D-day as Supreme Court delivers BBI verdict
DP Ruto: Finally, BBI verdict brings an end to political conmanship
Deputy President William Ruto has said today’s Supreme Court verdict marks an end to the collapse of the BBI.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
DP Ruto: Finally, BBI verdict brings an end to political conmanship
Gladys Wanga to fly ODM flag in Homa Bay governor race
Party leader Raila Odinga says through consensus seven contestants have agreed to drop out of the race, support Gladys Wanga as party candidate.
By Patrick Vidija 4 months ago
Gladys Wanga to fly ODM flag in Homa Bay governor race