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Raila Odinga, William Ruto's campaign promises that spell doom for taxpayers
With many allies waiting for State jobs they will be forced to expand Government. Uhuru met the expectations by creating the positions of Chief Administrative Secretaries.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
Raila Odinga, William Ruto's campaign promises that spell doom for taxpayers
Police officer detained for ten days over Azimio chaos in Kisii
Josephat Makori was arraigned at the Kisumu Chief Magistrates Court. He was charged with attempting to cause injury by an explosive device contrary to Section 235 of the penal code.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
Police officer detained for ten days over Azimio chaos in Kisii
Auditor questions unexplained spending in Migori, Homa Bay
Auditor General Nancy Gathungu said the two counties had no documents supporting payments made for services.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
Auditor questions unexplained spending in Migori, Homa Bay
Inside ODM plan to ring-fence its strongholds as rivals boils over
Chairman Mbadi wants candidates to conduct joint campaigns to raise their chances. Party hopes to minimise damage amid resistance towards zoning and six-piece voting.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
Inside ODM plan to ring-fence its strongholds as rivals boils over
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How Musalia Mudavadi dug himself into a political ditch as elections near
UDA and ANC candidates’ rivalry in Western Kenya threatens his political survival. Analysts say if DP Ruto doesn’t win presidency, the ANC leader’s political career doomed.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
How Musalia Mudavadi dug himself into a political ditch as elections near
James Orengo feeling campaign heat as Siaya battle hits fever pitch
Orengo has missed important moments in Raila Odinga’s campaigns. His absence in Azimo’s meetings and rallies has been conspicuous.
By Harold Odhiambo 1 month ago
James Orengo feeling campaign heat as Siaya battle hits fever pitch
Suspected terrorist surrenders to Kisii police
According to a police report seen by The Standard, the suspect alleged that the former coordinator was attempting to recruit him as a suicide bomber.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Suspected terrorist surrenders to Kisii police
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Inside Raila Odinga's five-day tour to ring-fence Nyanza voting bloc
Team to push for massive voter turnout during the polls. Raila will also use the opportunity to officially introduce his running mate-Martha Karua to his backyard.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Inside Raila Odinga's five-day tour to ring-fence Nyanza voting bloc
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Fred Ouda faces an uphill task in race for Kisumu's hotbed of politics
Booted by ODM, the incumbent has been forced to seek re-election on an independent ticket. Kisumu Central constituency is viewed as the most competitive seats in the county.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Fred Ouda faces an uphill task in race for Kisumu's hotbed of politics
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Why political careers of Raila Odinga, William Ruto allies hang in the balance
Most of the leaders shelved their political ambitions on the promise of government jobs. The presidential aspirants have beefed up their campaign teams with loyalists.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Why political careers of Raila Odinga, William Ruto allies hang in the balance
Nyakach Deputy County Commissioner found dead
Nyakach Deputy County Commissioner Sylvester Munyasia has been found dead.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Nyakach Deputy County Commissioner found dead
Nyong'o applauded for Kisumu summit success
The just-concluded Ninth Africities Summit has showcased the resilience of Kisumu’s economy.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Nyong'o applauded for Kisumu summit success
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Sand harvesters make a living in River Migori infested with crocodiles
Several people have been maimed by crocodiles while harvesting sand. Residents say the effects of climate change have made agriculture unsustainable.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Sand harvesters make a living in River Migori infested with crocodiles
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Questions over Charles Owino's return to police service
Controversy surrounds former police spokesman Charles Owino’s move to withdraw as former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo’s running mate in the Siaya governor’s race.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Questions over Charles Owino's return to police service
Karua will take charge of fight against corruption, says Raila
Raila Odinga has told of his elaborate plans to transform the economy and an intense fight against corruption.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Karua will take charge of fight against corruption, says Raila
Lupita Nyong'o markets Kisumu to Africities delegates
Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o has praised Kisumu's tourism potential as the 9th Africities conference started in the lakeside city.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Lupita Nyong'o markets Kisumu to Africities delegates
Raila: We'll deliver Kenya's third liberation
Raila Odinga exuded confidence the pair will deliver the country’s third liberation should they win the presidency.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Raila: We'll deliver Kenya's third liberation
Kisumu Airport expanded, roads carpeted as Africities meet starts
A key road off the Kisumu-Kakamega Highway whose completion had stalled for more than five years was completed.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Kisumu Airport expanded, roads carpeted as Africities meet starts
Guests get discounts as airlines scramble for Africities summit
To cater to guests travelling between Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya Airways has introduced discounts of up to 20 per cent on its Business and Economy Class on its flight services.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Guests get discounts as airlines scramble for Africities summit
Hoteliers laughing all the way to the bank ahead of Africities event
Most hotels have more than doubled their accommodation cost. More than 8,000 guests are expected to attend the five-day event.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Hoteliers laughing all the way to the bank ahead of Africities event
Kisumu eyes business deals as it readies for Africities conference
The Kisumu government has started decongesting the city ahead of the ninth Africities Summit set for May 17-21.
By Harold Odhiambo 2 months ago
Kisumu eyes business deals as it readies for Africities conference
States moot plan to reduce accidents on Lake Victoria
Establishment of search and rescue centres and the creation of a strong communication system between the three EA countries are some of the plans mooted to fight maritime accidents on Lake Victoria.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
States moot plan to reduce accidents on Lake Victoria
EAC Lake Victoria Commission head office '85 per cent done'
The building of the Sh350 million East African Community’s Lake Victoria Commission (LVBC) headquarters in Kisumu is almost complete.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
EAC Lake Victoria Commission head office '85 per cent done'
'Standard' reader offers to educate minors affected by Nyando floods
The children have been living with their grandmother in a tent, with no bed and basics. Families moved to the camp in 2019 after they were displaced by floods.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
'Standard' reader offers to educate minors affected by Nyando floods
The forgotten ports impeding Nyanza's blue economy
In the 1950s to early 1990s, Kendu Bay port was the centre of Nyanza's maritime economy.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
The forgotten ports impeding Nyanza's blue economy
Nyanza's forgotten ports, as return of maritime transport a mirage
A walk through Kendu Bay pier, once the epitome of the region’s maritime economy from 1950s to early 1990s paints the picture of a ghost small port.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Nyanza's forgotten ports, as return of maritime transport a mirage
MCA aspirants who got 1 vote in ODM polls allege rigging, to run as independent
Two MCA hopefuls from Migori County, who got one vote each in the April 18 ODM primaries, say they will run as independent candidates in the upcoming elections.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
MCA aspirants who got 1 vote in ODM polls allege rigging, to run as independent
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Poll shocker for Fred Ouda as Raila Odinga's kin lose in ODM nominations
Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda yesterday joined the list of nomination losers after he was beaten by businessman Joshua Oron in a tightly contested poll.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Poll shocker for Fred Ouda as Raila Odinga's kin lose in ODM nominations
Raila retains allies and old guards as ODM primaries end
ODM leader Raila Odinga’s closest allies and old guards got another chance to defend their seats through the coveted party ticket as the primaries ended.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Raila retains allies and old guards as ODM primaries end
ODM primaries go on smoothly after weeks of controversies
After days of controversies, presidential hopeful Raila Odinga’s ODM appeared to have removed some bottlenecks that had dogged it’s party primaries.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
ODM primaries go on smoothly after weeks of controversies
One held as police probe killing of Ohangla manager
Police are holding one suspect in connection with the fatal stabbing of a popular Ohangla manager famously known as CMM Clemo (pictured).
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
One held as police probe killing of Ohangla manager
Chaos erupt in Nyakach after man attempts to sneak unidentified voting gadget
The party primaries in Kisumu were however largely peaceful as thousands turned up to cast their votes.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Chaos erupt in Nyakach after man attempts to sneak unidentified voting gadget
Police investigate murder of Emma Jalamo's manager CMM Clemo
Clemo has been Emma Jalamo'o aide for years. He died after being stabbed several times with unknown people in Kisumu.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Police investigate murder of Emma Jalamo's manager CMM Clemo
Raila tasks team to lay strategies on how to avert Nyanza fallout
Raila Odinga’s troops have gone back to the drawing board to plan how to keep the region’s votes intact.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Raila tasks team to lay strategies on how to avert Nyanza fallout
Farmers turn to dumping sites for ‘fertiliser’ despite dangers
A walk around Nyamware, in Suna East, Migori County reveals an emerging trend among farmers fearful of the high cost of fertilisers.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Farmers turn to dumping sites for ‘fertiliser’ despite dangers
Fuel crisis: Roadside hawkers profit from shortage
There are fears of adulterated fuel after unlicensed people took advantage of the ongoing shortage to hawk the commodity.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Fuel crisis: Roadside hawkers profit from shortage
Technical hitches mar ODM nominations in Siaya
The voting exercise was delayed for hours after the electronic gadgets used to conduct the exercise failed to work as a result of network failure.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Technical hitches mar ODM nominations in Siaya
Court case deferred after magistrate runs out of fuel in town
Operations in some court stations in Nyanza have been paralysed following the prolonged fuel shortage crisis that has hampered the movement of judicial officers.
By Harold Odhiambo 3 months ago
Court case deferred after magistrate runs out of fuel in town
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Gladys Wanga: Could she be Nyanza’s first woman county chief?
Gladys Wanga says her popularity in Homa Bay and her clear vision for the county gave her a headstart in the race.
By Harold Odhiambo 4 months ago
Gladys Wanga: Could she be Nyanza’s first woman county chief?
Twists and turns in Homa Bay governor's race as ODM pushes consensus
Raila Odinga’s ODM party appears to have settled the Homa Bay contest for the party ticket even before the nominations are held
By Harold Odhiambo 4 months ago
Twists and turns in Homa Bay governor's race as ODM pushes consensus