Why I'm dropping the mighty pen for politics
Many people have asked why I am drifting towards politics away from the media, where I have had a successful career rising to various management positions.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Why I'm dropping the mighty pen for politics
Rwandans who have lived in Kenya for 70 years appeal for naturalisation
Grandparents and parents of an estimated 500 Rwandans were moved from Rwanda to Kenya by the British colonial administration in 1940’s to work mostly in tea plantations in Kericho County and other parts of Kenya.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Rwandans who have lived in Kenya for 70 years appeal for naturalisation
Uhuru and Raila mourn Kenyan scholar
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga joined the African National Congress of South Africa in mourning Kenyan academician Rok Ajulu. Prof Ajulu is the husband of Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Uhuru and Raila mourn Kenyan scholar
I will be no pushover in 2017 presidential race, says Philip Murgor
Former DPP Philip Murgor is eyeing the presidency on a UDM ticket. He decries Kenya‘s problems of failed leadership, corruption and an escalating debt. He spoke to Standard Digital Editor David Ohito on his game plan for power
By David Ohito 7 years ago
I will be no pushover in 2017 presidential race, says Philip Murgor
CORD rejects planned review of elections law
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has threatened to return to the streets to press for implementation of electoral reforms agreed by a joint parliamentary committee.
By David Ohito and Rawlings Otieno 7 years ago
CORD rejects planned review of elections law
Don’t panic, Raila tells Kenyans
Opposition chief Raila Odinga has cautioned against panic in CORD, insisting that the coalition still has time to select a presidential candidate to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Don’t panic, Raila tells Kenyans
New coffee dealers list stirs up storm in Kenya
"The new list maintains a status quo, which is what farmers have been fighting because brokers now enjoy the sweat of farmers without passing over benefits to them," said Mr Kioko.
By David Ohito and Francis Ngige 7 years ago
New coffee dealers list stirs up storm in Kenya
Senator Orengo: We will miss electoral reform timelines
Siaya Senator James Orengo has warned against delays in implementing the new election laws, saying they require adherence to strict timelines.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Senator Orengo: We will miss electoral reform timelines
Raila: ODM will win power
ODM leader, reflecting on the party‘s achievements in its 11 years of existence, says at a similar time next year, it will be in power driving the agenda for change. He spoke to Digital Editor David Ohito.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Raila: ODM will win power
Why Raila wants new voter register before polls
"The voter register has to be reconstituted in the interest of fair play, natural justice and to eliminate doubts from all stakeholders," the former premier.
By DAVID OHITO and ERIC ABUGA 7 years ago
Why Raila wants new voter register before polls
Why Uhuru’s term may last longer
The haggling over replacement of electoral commissioners has raised doubts about the country‘s preparedness to conduct a General Election.
By DAVID OHITO and ALEX NDEGWA 7 years ago
Why Uhuru’s term may last longer
Why IEBC commissioners had to go
Dozens of day and night meetings over many months are understood to have helped broker a deal for the exit of electoral commissioners.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Why IEBC commissioners had to go
Why CORD called 10-day 'ceasefire'
“Initially, we saw the international community as indifferent but when its envoys in Kenya released a statement pushing for dialogue, then the Church joined in with the offer to facilitate the talks, our leaders decided to retreat and see if Uhuru will embrace and kick-start the talks,’’ revealed the source.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Why CORD called 10-day 'ceasefire'
Raila speaks out on protests and poll reforms
The protests have created intensified and widespread public awareness of the need to overhaul the IEBC and they have shown that Kenyans want the current commissioners out.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Raila speaks out on protests and poll reforms
State seeks to limit press freedom as it feels intimidated by robust media
Continued harassment of journalists in the course of their work and bold attacks by police officers, political goons and even online bullying continue to be reported.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
State seeks to limit press freedom as it feels intimidated by robust media
Raila’s conditions for Uhuru on IEBC talks
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has set conditions for dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government over the electoral commission.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Raila’s conditions for Uhuru on IEBC talks
University pension scheme boss sent packing
A regulator has sent home a Maseno University Retirement Benefit Scheme administrator over questionable acquisition of property.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
University pension scheme boss sent packing
CBK Governor Njoroge declines to meet Raila over Eurobond
Raila’s request to have a face-to-face meeting with CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge over the Eurobond proceeds was denied with the banking regulator saying he would not honour an appointment with a third party contrary to banking laws and regulations.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
CBK Governor Njoroge declines to meet Raila over Eurobond
Devolve issuance of ID cards, Raila Odinga tells State
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has lined up a series of rallies beginning this weekend in Nairobi.
By David Ohito and Rawlings Otieno 7 years ago
Devolve issuance of ID cards, Raila Odinga tells State
Plot to give DP Ruto immunity declared unconstitutional
If it ever sees the light of day, the proposed law will see the deputy president shielded from facing criminal and civil proceedings before any court while in office. Currently, only the President enjoys this privilege.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Plot to give DP Ruto immunity declared unconstitutional
Let's learn from Hague verdict on Ruto, says LSK
Lawyers have termed tampering with witnesses and political interference in the ICC cases a blow to justice.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Let's learn from Hague verdict on Ruto, says LSK
Raila protests to IMF on Eurobond
CORD leader Raila Odinga has kicked off a fresh storm over payments of Eurobond proceeds, and accused the IMF of endorsing fraudulent government figures
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Raila protests to IMF on Eurobond
Raila hails ruling, says ODM party never fixed DP
"It has always been our position that ODM, to which Ruto was a key member in 2007, planned no violence against other Kenyans," said Raila in a statement to newsrooms.
By David Ohito and Rushdie Oudia 7 years ago
Raila hails ruling, says ODM party never fixed DP
Raila's quiet return amid storm in CORD
According to his allies, Raila changed his travel plans on Saturday while headed to Kakamega following reports of violence.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Raila's quiet return amid storm in CORD
CORD leaders dispute Jubilee scorecard figures
CORD MPs have challenged Jubilee administration to clarify scorecard figures published in the State of the Nation Address by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
CORD leaders dispute Jubilee scorecard figures
House team proposes new amendments to gag media
The media fraternity is concerned about proposed amendments to the standing orders regarding press activity in the precincts of Parliament.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
House team proposes new amendments to gag media
Shake off sycophants to win in 2017, Raila told
CORD leader Raila Odinga has been advised to shake off sycophants to improve his chances of ascending to the presidency in 2017.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Shake off sycophants to win in 2017, Raila told
Raila Odinga vows to push out IEBC officials
CORD leader Raila Odinga has said the Opposition would launch a campaign to have members of the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) thrown out.
By David Ohito and Isaiah Gwengi 7 years ago
Raila Odinga vows to push out IEBC officials
Politics? No, gold is in the farms, former MP finally sees ‘the light’
Magnificent. Yes that’s the word that best captures the awesome and inspiring work at Reverend Ken Nyagudi’s expansive farm in Karuwa village, Gem, Siaya County.
By David Ohito 7 years ago
Politics? No, gold is in the farms, former MP finally sees ‘the light’
Raila urges MPs to skip Parliament sessions, mobilise voter registration
CORD leader Raila Odinga has asked the coalition’s MPs to skip parliamentary sessions and lead voter registration in their constituencies.
By David Ohito and James Omoro 8 years ago
Raila urges MPs to skip Parliament sessions, mobilise voter registration
Prepare for CORD regime next year, declares Raila
Opposition leaders concluded the governors' meeting in Kisumu with a political message that Kenyans should "prepare the ground for a CORD government in 2017
By David Ohito and Kevine Omolo 8 years ago
Prepare for CORD regime next year, declares Raila
CORD leaders meet governors to lay 2017 campaign strategies
CORD principals yesterday held a closed-door meeting at a Kisumu hotel with governors to strategise on the registration of new voters.
By DAVID OHITO AND RUSHDIE OUDIA 8 years ago
CORD leaders meet governors to lay 2017 campaign strategies
CORD leaders retreat to plan for 2017 elections
CORD co-principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula head to Kisumu tomorrow.
By David Ohito 8 years ago
CORD leaders retreat to plan for 2017 elections
Raila party at a crossroads over rebels
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is facing a delicate balancing act between punishing rebels and winning back defectors who are popular at the grassroots.
By DAVID OHITO AND RUSHDIE OUDIA 8 years ago
Raila party at a crossroads over rebels
Where was Kidero at the time of the alleged give-and-take?
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero maintains he is innocent and dismisses as ‘wild’ allegations that he bribed Justice Philip Tunoi.
By David Ohito 8 years ago
Where was Kidero at the time of the alleged give-and-take?
Vacuum at Communications Authority as seven board members sent packing
The Communication Authority of Kenya has sent its board of directors packing in a shocking move that has elicited protest.
By David Ohito and Frankline Sunday 8 years ago
Vacuum at Communications Authority as seven board members sent packing
Governor Kidero maintains he is innocent, dismisses bribery allegations
Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero maintains he is innocent and dismisses as ‘wild’ allegations that he bribed Justice Philip Tunoi.
By David Ohito 8 years ago
Governor Kidero maintains he is innocent, dismisses bribery allegations
Workers escape sack as top jobs fall vacant
Government workers in State-owned corporations will not be sacked in the reforms that merged parastatals.
By DAVID OHITO and PAUL WAFULA 8 years ago
Workers escape sack as top jobs fall vacant
How Presidency was cleared of non-compliance with ethics law
The anti-graft authority last evening dramatically changed a report exposing State organs that had not complied with a key law on leadership and integrity.
By David Ohito 8 years ago
How Presidency was cleared of non-compliance with ethics law
CORD leaders to rally youth for voter registration
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has urged governors and MPs to champion mobilisation and voter registration ahead of the 2017 polls.
By David Ohito 8 years ago
CORD leaders to rally youth for voter registration