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Uhuru's plan for apolitical Cabinet and rise of women
Except for seasoned politicians Charity Ngilu and Najib Balala, the rest of the team paraded during a press conference at the State House looked unfamiliar, fresh and fervent.
By Oscar Obonyo 29 days ago
Uhuru's plan for apolitical Cabinet and rise of women
Kenya, Somalia renew ties after Mohamud's election
In lifting the ban on miraa, President Mohamud demonstrated the urgency in rebuilding ties with Kenya. Kenya Airways scheduled flights to Somalia also resume.
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
Kenya, Somalia renew ties after Mohamud's election
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Jitters in Ruto, Raila camps as Uhuru hits the campaign trail
Ruto says Uhuru is aiding Raila and shielding him from confrontation with the UDA candidate. Uhuru’s backers say current political circumstances are different and allow him to support Raila.
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
Jitters in Ruto, Raila camps as Uhuru hits the campaign trail
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Uhuru Kenyatta's dilemma in his last month at State House
As the clock ticks towards polling day, all eyes will be on President Uhuru Kenyatta who is torn between managing his exit and vanquishing his political rivals.
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
Uhuru Kenyatta's dilemma in his last month at State House
It's all systems go as key transition team starts work
Team will facilitate the handing over process by the outgoing President to the President-elect. Uhuru will be a private citizen from August 23 should poll be hitch-free with a clear winner
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
It's all systems go as key transition team starts work
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Campaigners and shrewd advisors who defy odds to back their camps
Ngilu and Mudavadi are among loyal political heavyweights in the Raila, Ruto teams. They are seen to be passionate and unswerving in supporting the presidential candidates.
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
Campaigners and shrewd advisors who defy odds to back their camps
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Raila Odinga, William Ruto could pay for focusing on Mt Kenya at expense of bases
Poll observers and political players warn that campaign concentration in the mountain region offers no guaranteed outcomes.
By Oscar Obonyo 1 month ago
Raila Odinga, William Ruto could pay for focusing on Mt Kenya at expense of bases
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Raila Odinga's clearance by IEBC to contest best chance for top job
Insiders say his decision to work with Uhuru is a strategic and clever move he’s ever made. It is not lost to them that the former premier is coming up against solid challenge from DP.
By Oscar Obonyo 2 months ago
Raila Odinga's clearance by IEBC to contest best chance for top job
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History beckons for William Ruto as he starts journey to seek presidency
Ruto will become the first principal assistant so far to have nursed “serious ambition” and staged a “most powerful, well-oiled and sustained” campaign for the presidency.
By Oscar Obonyo 2 months ago
History beckons for William Ruto as he starts journey to seek presidency
What other presidents said as they left office
Daniel arap Moi and Kibaki, who served as the second and third presidents of the Republic of Kenya respectively, gave indications of their preferred successors.
By Oscar Obonyo 2 months ago
What other presidents said as they left office
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Why high-stakes battle for region is Martha Karua versus Rigathi Gachagua affair
Observers say Mt Kenya duel is about influence and popularity of the running mates. While Ruto has gone directly to the people, Raila is charming his way through local emissaries.
By Oscar Obonyo 2 months ago
Why high-stakes battle for region is Martha Karua versus Rigathi Gachagua affair
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Nightmare of 40 independent candidates eyeing State House
Should all the 54 aspirants, 40 of whom are seeking to run as independents, be cleared, the ballot paper will be the longest in history.
By Oscar Obonyo 2 months ago
Nightmare of 40 independent candidates eyeing State House
Why Moses Wetang'ula can rest easy in the Kenya Kwanza power line-up
Ford-Kenya leader is eyeing the Speaker’s seat in the National Assembly. Should Ruto win, the senator will be senior to Mudavadi in the pecking order.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
Why Moses Wetang'ula can rest easy in the Kenya Kwanza power line-up
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Ondiek to Khamala: A tale of mixed fortunes for church leaders in politics
Bishop Titus Khamala is known more for his clowning tricks akin to those of gospel artist Christopher Nyangwara Mosioma, popularly known as Embarambamba.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
Ondiek to Khamala: A tale of mixed fortunes for church leaders in politics
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How the wily and witty Wetangula has stood the test of time
The experienced lawyer has maintained relevance and stayed close to the centre of power on both sides of the political divide for decades.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
How the wily and witty Wetangula has stood the test of time
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Running mate: Kalonzo the bull in Azimio China shop
Relentless demands, hard-line positions, and endless boardroom battles worry the coalition. Wiper party leader is also caught up in supremacy battles with the three Ukambani governors.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
Running mate: Kalonzo the bull in Azimio China shop
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Mwai Kibaki was firm but smooth schemer, recalls member of first Cabinet
James Osogo was in the inner Jomo Kenyatta circles together with the former president. He says the fallen hero was a workaholic, disciplined, great thinker and astute politician.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
Mwai Kibaki was firm but smooth schemer, recalls member of first Cabinet
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The less shiny part of Mwai Kibaki
Many of Mwai Kibaki’s allies fell by the wayside in the chaotic exercise of 1988.
By Oscar Obonyo 3 months ago
The less shiny part of Mwai Kibaki
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Speaker Justin Muturi's delicate balancing act in season of madness
Speaker Justin Muturi’s pledges not to be partisan, insists he is going nowhere and that he has right to belong to a political formation of his choice.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
Speaker Justin Muturi's delicate balancing act in season of madness
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I did my best for Raila, Mudavadi says as he fully embraces Ruto
The ANC leader’s assertion comes in the wake of unconfirmed reports that he had already hammered out a power-sharing deal with UDA's William Ruto and Ford-Kenya's Moses Wetang'ula.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
I did my best for Raila, Mudavadi says as he fully embraces Ruto
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The Kalonzo factor: Why it will build or break the Azimio dream
Kalonzo reads political mischief in Raila’s insistence on keeping the company of Ngilu, Mutua and Kivutha, who are his political rivals.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
The Kalonzo factor: Why it will build or break the Azimio dream
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Will Uhuru's pain over failure of BBI be Raila's to bear in the polls?
On the campaign front, Uhuru’s shadow looms large in Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
Will Uhuru's pain over failure of BBI be Raila's to bear in the polls?
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How Supreme Court verdict on BBI will impact August elections
BBI Verdict: Depending on how the judges rule, fortunes of various political parties will be affected, with winners being emboldened.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
How Supreme Court verdict on BBI will impact August elections
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Oburu Oginga on Raila Odinga's chances, political vigour and family
Oburu says the other Odinga’s seeking elective posts have a right to do so, avers he wants to go to Senate to protect Raila’s interests.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
Oburu Oginga on Raila Odinga's chances, political vigour and family
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Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka causing tension in new political unions
Over the last few days there has been a series of fresh demands by the Wiper party leader, Malala said Mudavadi deserves to be Ruto’s deputy.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka causing tension in new political unions
Petitioner questions role of CS Munya in PNU political affairs
Suit questions role of CS Peter Munya in the party's affairs, dispute seen as extension of supremacy battles between Munya and Governor Muriithi.
By Oscar Obonyo 4 months ago
Petitioner questions role of CS Munya in PNU political affairs
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DP Ruto: Rise of 'system boy' who has never been far from State power
DP William Ruto is a hands-on politician, who wants to take charge of situations. Ruto has never been formal employment.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
DP Ruto: Rise of 'system boy' who has never been far from State power
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Now and then: Meet Kenya’s Young Turks of the 90s
While some of them have remained politically active, scores have retreated to their professional callings.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Now and then: Meet Kenya’s Young Turks of the 90s
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Edwin Sifuna: I have occasionally rubbed Raila the wrong way
Born in Bungoma County, Edwin Sifuna started his academic journey at Kitinda Primary School, before transferring to Kakamega Township Primary School.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Edwin Sifuna: I have occasionally rubbed Raila the wrong way
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Kalonzo shelves ambition and declares 'Raila tosha' yet again
Wiper leader endorsed ODM leader for presidency for a record third time despite relationships being plagued by bitter disputes over pacts
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Kalonzo shelves ambition and declares 'Raila tosha' yet again
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Coalitions: Are party hardliners a selfish lot?
With days to the deadline for submission of coalition agreements, fears are emerging some political operatives may impede the process.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Coalitions: Are party hardliners a selfish lot?
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Kalonzo Musyoka's three options in race for State House
It is believed “he will still come around but at his pace and at the very end with a proclamation of teaming up with Raila, Ruto or going it alone.”
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Kalonzo Musyoka's three options in race for State House
Raila campaign teams work on strategy to speak with one voice
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has opted for the “negotiate-as-you-advance” strategy.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Raila campaign teams work on strategy to speak with one voice
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So near yet so far: Will Raila Odinga clinch the top job this time?
Supporters believe its now ODM leader’s golden chance to become president. Since election to Parliament, he has undergone a major transformation.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
So near yet so far: Will Raila Odinga clinch the top job this time?
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Inside Raila strategy designed to ensure a resounding victory
Team tasked with ensuring Raila’s success is leaving nothing to chance. The third layer of the campaign teams involves governors.
By Oscar Obonyo 5 months ago
Inside Raila strategy designed to ensure a resounding victory
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Will rivalries in Nyanza make or break Raila’s presidential run?
ODM leader has repeatedly warned legislators from his rural backyard against engaging in squabbles that could undermine his presidential bid.
By Oscar Obonyo 6 months ago
Will rivalries in Nyanza make or break Raila’s presidential run?
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I delivered as CS and my future in politics looks bright, says Charles Keter
What is less known, however, is what happens thereafter and Charles Keter, like the rest, is just beginning to find out the hard way.
By Oscar Obonyo 6 months ago
I delivered as CS and my future in politics looks bright, says Charles Keter
Former CS Keter opens up on his ties with Uhuru, Ruto and Raila
Keter said that he is happy to be on the campaign trail once again but regrets that he has to abandon the President at this point in time.
By Oscar Obonyo 6 months ago
Former CS Keter opens up on his ties with Uhuru, Ruto and Raila
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Boon or bane? Critics and allies at odds over Ruto, Mudavadi pact
Analysts say ANC will cleanse image of DP, who until recently was viewed as a political pariah and object of isolation.
By Oscar Obonyo 6 months ago
Boon or bane? Critics and allies at odds over Ruto, Mudavadi pact
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Musalia: Was it an earthquake or just a tremor at his feet?
By siding with Ruto, Musalia and Moses Wetang’ula could swing the vote of the Maragoli and Bukusu – who are the largest Luhya sub-tribes.
By Oscar Obonyo 6 months ago
Musalia: Was it an earthquake or just a tremor at his feet?
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