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FIFA suspends India's national soccer federation
FIFA suspended India’s national soccer federation late Monday “due to undue influence from third parties,” the sport’s governing body said.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
FIFA suspends India's national soccer federation
Viral US Embassy apology statement on Kisumu travel advisory falsified
The statement, widely shared on WhatsApp platforms, indicates that the Embassy has withdrawn the alert after realising that a section of politicians were riding on it for political gains.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
Viral US Embassy apology statement on Kisumu travel advisory falsified
Girl protests as MP aspirant's sexual assault case put off
The MP aspirant is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old on December 23, 2018, at the Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
Girl protests as MP aspirant's sexual assault case put off
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Discovering a happy 'Kingdom' in Mt Elgon
The mountains are extremely cold. But the constant change in weather and fluctuating network connection prepare one along the way.
By Biketi Kikechi 2 months ago
Discovering a happy 'Kingdom' in Mt Elgon
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How BBI changed political landscape, created today's major camps
The first two attempts by the opposition, Punguza Mizigo and Okoa Kenya, failed at initial stages. The third attempt – BBI – which had government support did not make it to the finish line either.
By Biketi Kikechi 2 months ago
How BBI changed political landscape, created today's major camps
Will leaders solve land question or they are just paying lip service?
Raila Odinga, for instance, has promised to appoint Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho as Lands Cabinet Secretary should he be elected president.
By Biketi Kikechi 2 months ago
Will leaders solve land question  or they are just paying lip service?
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Kipruto Kirwa: I had no option but to quit UDA for Azimio
He says lack of consultation and micromanagement of processes prompted him to leave. He was rattled by the manner in which elections board members were appointed.
By Biketi Kikechi 3 months ago
Kipruto Kirwa: I had no option but to quit UDA for Azimio
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William Ruto: Gifted leader who has stretched the limits
DP has over the years endeared himself politically to the vote-rich Kalenjin nation. His ambition to be president emerged strongly when he began campaigning in 2017.
By Biketi Kikechi 3 months ago
William Ruto: Gifted leader who has stretched the limits
William Ruto's rise from small 'chicken seller' to top contender for State House
Today, Deputy President William Samoei Ruto presents his nomination papers before IEBC at the Bomas of Kenya in his quest to seek the presidency on August 9.
By Biketi Kikechi 3 months ago
William Ruto's rise from small 'chicken seller' to top contender for State House
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Power deals: Political strategy or just vote-hunting gimmicks?
Experts argue about whether the goodies are campaign gimmicks or genuine nominations. There are fears some activists might rush to court to stop the appointments.
By Biketi Kikechi 4 months ago
Power deals: Political strategy or just vote-hunting gimmicks?
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Can Karua amass enough women votes to tilt poll victory for Azimio?
Analysts and women politicians are confident they will use their numerical strength to ensure victory for the Raila-Karua presidency this time.
By Biketi Kikechi 4 months ago
Can Karua amass enough women votes to tilt poll victory for Azimio?
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Uhuru Kenyatta retreat from Azimio campaigns bonus to Raila, Karua
With Karua on board, Raila does not need the president to do his bidding in Mt Kenya. Tactical retreat has offloaded unnecessary baggage from Azimio candidate’s shoulders.
By Biketi Kikechi 4 months ago
Uhuru Kenyatta retreat from Azimio campaigns bonus to Raila, Karua
Second term governors scheming to control their own succession
Some have had questionable performance over the two terms, while others face corruption cases.
By Biketi Kikechi 4 months ago
Second term governors scheming to control their own succession
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Harsh post-election reality that awaits Raila and Ruto top allies
Some trusted allies of the two leaders will miss out on positions in government. The two candidates, as at now, do not have a lot of latitude in making decisions.
By Biketi Kikechi 4 months ago
Harsh post-election reality that awaits Raila and Ruto top allies
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Why Kibaki and Moi differed
While President Mwai Kibaki and his predecessor Daniel arap Moi took different political paths after Kenya attained its independence, their relationship began quite early.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Why Kibaki and Moi differed
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Kibaki-Uhuru ties that saw godson succeed godfather in political arena
In 2007, Uhuru abandoned his role as leader of Opposition and joined Kibaki’s re-election. He would later succeed his godfather to become the 4th President of Kenya.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Kibaki-Uhuru ties that saw godson succeed godfather in political arena
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Dilemma over Azimio running mate as IEBC deadline nears
Sources say applicants for running mate so far include Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua (Narc Kenya), and Peter Kenneth.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Dilemma over Azimio running mate as IEBC deadline nears
Kibaki's role in Kenya's long journey to new Constitution
Among the major milestones President Mwai Kibaki is credited with was the delivery of a new Constitution in 2010.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Kibaki's role in Kenya's long journey to new Constitution
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Was Justin Muturi move a big blunder or he 'listened to the ground'?
Was the decision by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi decision to join Deputy President William Ruto a political masterstroke or a monumental blunder?
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Was Justin Muturi move a big blunder or he 'listened to the ground'?
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Azimio headache in Nairobi battle as Kenya Kwanza settles on Johnson Sakaja
The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition is walking a tight rope as it grapples with the challenge of nominating its flag bearer for Nairobi governor.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Azimio headache in Nairobi battle as Kenya Kwanza settles on Johnson Sakaja
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Why Justin Muturi dumped Uhuru for William Ruto
Muturi's confidants say he stands a better chance of getting the running mate position because he is from the Mt Kenya region.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Why Justin Muturi dumped Uhuru for William Ruto
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Philip Kisia and Nelson Havi set the stage for tough contest in city's Westlands
Former Nairobi Town Clerk battling it out for ODM ticket with Fred Gumo’s son. Former LSK President Havi squaring it out with Millicent Githinji for UDA ticket.
By Biketi Kikechi 5 months ago
Philip Kisia and Nelson Havi set the stage for tough contest in city's Westlands
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Raila steps in to resolve DAP-K, ODM tiff as Wamalwa stays put
ODM leader worried that they may lose seats to Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Allianza if Azimio sister parties all field candidates.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
Raila steps in to resolve DAP-K, ODM tiff as Wamalwa stays put
Raila calms Western as ODM, DAP-K size each other
ODM officials in Western led by deputy partly leader Oparanya have complained to party leader Raila about “the confusion” DAP-K is causing.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
Raila calms Western as ODM, DAP-K size each other
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Musalia Mudavadi’s limited choices as he fights for space in alliance
ANC boss will be banking on the performance of his party to get a good bargain, supporters disappointed after he dropped presidential bid
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
Musalia Mudavadi’s limited choices as he fights for space in alliance
It is delivery time for Mudavadi and Kalonzo
Focus now shifts to what the two leaders will deliver to Azimio la Umoja and Kenya Kwanza political formations in the August polls.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
It is delivery time for Mudavadi and Kalonzo
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Handshake Anniversary: Remembering the Uhuru-Raila deal
Four years ago Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga struck a deal that's now referred to as the Handshake. We revisit the rapprochement.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
Handshake Anniversary: Remembering the Uhuru-Raila deal
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Fallouts and defections loom as candidates fight to secure nomination tickets
Those likely to jump ship are candidates who fear being rigged out as well as those seeking to run as independents.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
Fallouts and defections loom as candidates fight to secure nomination tickets
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John Serut takes with him part of Mt Elgon history
A good debater in Parliament, Serut was known for his hot temper. At one time, he attacked his predecessor Joe Kimukung at the lobby in Parliament.
By Biketi Kikechi 6 months ago
John Serut takes with him part of Mt Elgon history
The significance of DP Ruto’s removal from Jubilee
Deep State does not want to push him out now, because he will play victim and so they will wait for him to serve his entire term as they manage him.
By Biketi Kikechi 7 months ago
The significance of DP Ruto’s removal from Jubilee
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Ngilu: Kalonzo must join Azimio coalition or fall
Charity Ngilu traces her relationship with ODM leader to 1990s when the country was fighting for change.
By Biketi Kikechi 7 months ago
Ngilu: Kalonzo must join Azimio coalition or fall
Key committee to coordinate presidential handover process has its work cut out
Upon the declaration of final results by IEBC, the committee ensures that the President Elect and the Deputy are given adequate security.
By Biketi Kikechi 7 months ago
Key committee to coordinate presidential handover process has its work cut out
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Ruto and Raila face knife-edge test in season of primaries
Ruto and Raila will be watching keenly as their outfits conduct primaries across the country.
By Biketi Kikechi 7 months ago
Ruto and Raila face knife-edge test in season of primaries
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Sibling rivalries put Mudavadi and Ruto poll deal to unity test
Nairobi governor aspirants Sakaja of ANC and Wanjiru of UDA clash during joint rally exposed sibling rivalry in Kenya Kwanza alliance
By Allan Mungai 7 months ago
Sibling rivalries put Mudavadi and Ruto poll deal to unity test
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They are over 70 years, they are in charge and they are here to stay
A number of aspirants say age should not be a barrier in politics and they will be serious contenders in this year’s General Election.
By Biketi Kikechi 8 months ago
They are over 70 years, they are in charge and they are here to stay
Which way Western as Raila, Ruto battle for region votes intensifies?
Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto have used the delay of the OKA in announcing their presidential candidate to gain ground in Western.
By Biketi Kikechi 8 months ago
Which way Western as Raila, Ruto battle for region votes intensifies?
FIFA suspends India's national soccer federation
FIFA suspended India’s national soccer federation late Monday “due to undue influence from third parties,” the sport’s governing body said.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
FIFA suspends India's national soccer federation
Viral US Embassy apology statement on Kisumu travel advisory falsified
The statement, widely shared on WhatsApp platforms, indicates that the Embassy has withdrawn the alert after realising that a section of politicians were riding on it for political gains.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
Viral US Embassy apology statement on Kisumu travel advisory falsified
Girl protests as MP aspirant's sexual assault case put off
The MP aspirant is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old on December 23, 2018, at the Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru.
By Biketi Kikechi 1 month ago
Girl protests as MP aspirant's sexual assault case put off
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Discovering a happy 'Kingdom' in Mt Elgon
The mountains are extremely cold. But the constant change in weather and fluctuating network connection prepare one along the way.
By Biketi Kikechi 2 months ago
Discovering a happy 'Kingdom' in Mt Elgon