Five want IEBC to bar Ken Lusaka from poll
The petitioners are pushing for the adoption of Senate's report on the governor.
By Nathan Ochunge and Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Five want IEBC to bar Ken Lusaka from poll
DP Ruto says bailout at Mumias frustrated by managers
Deputy President William Ruto has pledged quick action to address woes of the troubled Mumias Sugar Company.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
DP Ruto says bailout at Mumias frustrated by managers
Four hopefuls launch drive against re-election of Savula
Legislator won in ANC primaries at the weekend and is confident of being given another term based on his record.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Four hopefuls launch drive against re-election of Savula
Raila caught up in allies' ODM nomination row
Dispute between Ojaamong and Otuoma puts party leader in an awkward position.
By Ignatius Odanga and Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Raila caught up in allies' ODM nomination row
Rocky kick-off for Raila Odinga party
After nominations in the three counties Thursday, ODM still has to conduct the primaries in 25 counties.
By Raphael Wanjala, Grace Wekesa, Ignatius odanga 7 years ago
Rocky kick-off for Raila Odinga party
Four years down the line, empty promises fill revival of industries
Governors and legislators had during campaigns promised to empower locals through revival of collapsed industries, most of which were synonymous with the region
By Grace Wekesa and John Shilitsa 7 years ago
Four years down the line, empty promises fill revival of industries
Ford Kenya prepares for nominations as it searches for its roar
Ford Kenya has moved to clean house in what is seen as seeking the confidence of aspirants and party supporters ahead of nominations scheduled for mid next month.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Ford Kenya prepares for nominations as it searches for its roar
Trio seeking ODM ticket to unseat coalition partner in Kanduyi
The aspirants are Bungoma County Assembly Speaker John Makali, lawyer Edwin Sifuna and security consultant Gilbert Wangila.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Trio seeking ODM ticket to unseat coalition partner in Kanduyi
Sospeter Ojaamong to fight for ODM ticket as more aspirants seek to unseat him
Seven aspirants have declared their interest to unseat Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, with campaigns pointing to a bruising battle.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Sospeter Ojaamong to fight for ODM ticket as more aspirants seek to unseat him
NASA affiliate aspirants seek to unseat Lusaka in Bungoma
The Bungoma gubernatorial seat is likely to be one of the most hotly contested positions in the western region.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
NASA affiliate aspirants seek to unseat Lusaka in Bungoma
Jubilee: Opposition frustrating our campaigns in Western
Jubilee party leaders in western launched membership recruitment drive and accused the Opposition of engaging in backbiting politics.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Jubilee: Opposition frustrating our campaigns in Western
Striking lecturers vow to remain put
Striking lecturers have vowed to remain put until their grievances are addressed. UASU National Secretary General Constantine Wasonga pointed out that they have only been on strike for slightly over a month and recalled that in 2004, they downed their tools for nine months until the government gave in.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Striking lecturers vow to remain put
Raila Odinga: We are united as NASA to beat Jubilee
Opposition leaders on Saturday reiterated that they are united in their quest to send Jubilee home.
By Grace Wekesa and Eric Lungai 7 years ago
Raila Odinga: We are united as NASA to beat Jubilee
Top officials under probe over forged certificates
At least 15 senior county government officers are being investigated over claims they used forged certificates to get their jobs.
By Stanley Ongwae AND Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Top officials under probe over forged certificates
These elections will make or break me, says Raila Odinga
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on his young supporters to mobilise residents to register as voters ahead of what he termed a do or die moment election.
By Chrispen Sechere and grace wekesa 7 years ago
These elections will make or break me, says Raila Odinga
Wetang'ula denies claims he is fighting Mudavadi
Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetang'ula has downplayed reports of a rift between him and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi. Wetang'ula said there are no supremacy battles between him and Mudavadi.
By Grace Wekesa and John Shilitsa 7 years ago
Wetang'ula denies claims he is fighting Mudavadi
Wetang’ula steps up attack on Mudavadi
The resurgence of Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi as a key political figure in Western region is raising political temperatures as the country gears up for the August elections.
By Grace Wekesa and Ignatius Odanga 7 years ago
Wetang’ula steps up attack on Mudavadi
Atwoli move to name Luhya spokesperson doomed to fail, leaders insist
Some leaders from Western region have trashed the planned unveiling of a Luhya spokesman.
By Titus Oteba and Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Atwoli move to name Luhya spokesperson doomed to fail, leaders insist
ANC: President Uhuru launched fake projects
Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of launching fake projects during his two-day tour of Western region.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
ANC: President Uhuru launched fake projects
Opposition: Jubilee, IEBC plot to postpone elections
Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi claims the Jubilee government is plotting to postpone the General Election.
By Grace Wekesa and Jacob Ngetich 7 years ago
Opposition: Jubilee, IEBC plot to postpone elections
Locals disappointed at Uhuru's strict itinerary in Western
Western residents felt disappointed when President Uhuru Kenyatta's Thursday visit did not turn out as they had expected.
By Grace Wekesa and John Shilitsa 7 years ago
Locals disappointed at Uhuru's strict itinerary in Western
Uhuru responds to Raila's public criticism of State
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lashed out at Opposition leader Raila Odinga for his persistent criticism of the Jubilee government.
By Grace Wekesa and Titus Oteba 7 years ago
Uhuru responds to Raila's public criticism of State
Wetang’ula: Why Raila and Kalonzo should leave it to me
Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetang’ula now says Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka should be ruled out of the Opposition coalition’s ticket because they have run in the big race before and failed.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Wetang’ula: Why Raila and Kalonzo should leave it to me
Litmus test for Ford Kenya as rival groups claim control of Lion party
Ford Kenya is running into a political storm in its bid to strengthen itself ahead of the elections as two rival groups hold parallel meetings over the party’s leadership.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Litmus test for Ford Kenya as rival groups claim control of Lion party
Stop asking foreigners for funding, Ruto tells Raila
Deputy President William Ruto yesterday told the Opposition not to ask for support from foreign nations as Kenya prepares for next year’s General Elections.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Stop asking foreigners for funding, Ruto tells Raila
Luhya leaders to unveil presidential candidate in December
Central Organisation of Trade Union Secretary General Francis Atwoli has said Western region will unveil its preferred presidential candidate for 2017 in December.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Luhya leaders to unveil presidential candidate in December
DP William Ruto gives Sh18 million record to six schools in two days
Deputy President William Ruto continued to splash huge amounts of money in harambees in Western as he popularised Jubilee Party in ODM strongholds.
By Grace Wekesa and Titus Oteba 7 years ago
DP William Ruto gives Sh18 million record  to six schools in two days
Mudavadi rules out possibility of working with DP Ruto
Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi has ruled out the possibility of reuniting with Deputy President William Ruto to support him now, or in his 2022 presidential bid.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Mudavadi rules out possibility of working with DP Ruto
Namwamba to seek re-election as MP on LPK
Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba has expressed confidence that his supporters will re-elect him on Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) ticket in next year's polls.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Namwamba to seek re-election as MP on LPK
Khalwale asks IEBC Commissioners to leave office and wait for dues
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale says outgoing Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) commissioners should be paid their dues to pave way for a credible elections process come 2017.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Khalwale asks IEBC Commissioners to leave office and wait for dues
Wamalwa campaigns for Jubilee Party as Mudavadi woos Rift Valley
Barely a week after CORD principal Raila Odinga concluded his third tour of the Western region, the Jubilee brigade led by Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa moved in to counter the effects of the opposition leader’s charm offensive.
By Grace Wekesa and Rael Jelimo 7 years ago
Wamalwa campaigns for Jubilee Party as Mudavadi woos Rift Valley
ODM divided over Ababu move as Bungoma Governor hosts Jubilee allies
Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba’s move to join the Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) has elicited mixed reactions in his former party ODM.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
ODM divided over Ababu move as Bungoma Governor hosts Jubilee allies
Ababu’s move to LPK doesn’t get him out of CORD, colleagues claim
Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba move to join Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) elicits mixed reaction among top ODM leadership while some welcomed him to work with Cord coalition; others termed the move as inconsequential.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Ababu’s move to LPK doesn’t get him out of CORD, colleagues claim
Atwoli meets elders in Luhya unity quest ahead of polls
Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli on Sunday met Luhya elders in his latest efforts to ensure western Kenya fields one presidential candidate next year.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Atwoli meets elders in Luhya unity quest ahead of polls
Ababu’s silence raises questions on ‘Third Force’
The gusto with which ODM rebel MPs from Western formed the so-called “political third force” appears to have hit headwinds.
By John Shilitsa and Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Ababu’s silence raises questions on ‘Third Force’
CORD ‘not shaken’ by Jubilee merger
CORD leader Raila Odinga has said the Opposition is not shaken by the planned merger of Jubilee affiliate parties.
By John Shilitsa and Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
CORD ‘not shaken’ by Jubilee merger
‘Back me to kick out UhuRuto,’ Raila asks Western
"I am ready for the task ahead of me and I ask you to back my presidential bid by standing with me throughout the journey," said Odinga.
By Grace Wekesa and John Shilitsa 7 years ago
‘Back me to kick out UhuRuto,’ Raila asks Western
Daggers drawn as Ojaamong and Otuoma battle for top county seat
The resignation of Funyula MP Paul Otuoma from his ODM vice-chairman’s position kicked off a fierce battle for the governor’s seat.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Daggers drawn as Ojaamong and Otuoma battle for top county seat
All set for Raila tour of western region
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya yesterday held a consultative meeting with ODM legislators and officials to finalise preparations for party leader Raila Odinga's five-day tour which begins tomorrow.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
All set for Raila tour of western region
Mudavadi best bet for 2017 race, say Western politicians
Prominent leaders from Western Kenya yesterday endorsed ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi to vie for the presidency and said only he could offer a credible challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta in next year’s elections.
By Grace Wekesa 7 years ago
Mudavadi best bet for 2017 race, say Western politicians
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