Counties, CRA reach deal on funds
County governments got a reprieve after the High Court allowed them to access half of their equitable share of funds from the national government, just a day after warning that they were unable to pay July salaries.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Counties, CRA reach deal on funds
Pressure piles in CORD over Mun'garo ouster
Coast MPs are today expected to meet and pile pressure on CORD leader Raila Odinga, over the removal of Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro as Minority Whip at the National Assembly.
By James Mbaka, Bernard Sanga and Ngumbao Kithi 9 years ago
Pressure piles in CORD over Mun'garo ouster
Why county staff won’t get pay as usual
Governors warn that salaries of county government workers will be late this month because the devolved units are in a financial crisis.
By James Mbaka and Moses Njagih 9 years ago
Why county staff won’t get pay as usual
Tyranny of numbers won’t stop people driven referendum, Raila declares
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has declared that the push for a referendum is unstoppable as the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) narrows down to three the issues it wants put to public vote.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Tyranny of numbers won’t stop people driven referendum, Raila declares
CORD warns of stern action on members opposed to referendum
The Opposition is cracking the whip on dissenters it views as too friendly to the ruling Jubilee coalition, and has warned them that they risk stern disciplinary action, including losing their seats in Parliament.
By James Mbaka and Geoffrey Mosoku 9 years ago
CORD warns of stern action on members opposed to referendum
Governors vow to pursue their own 'inevitable' referendum
Governors have warned that a national referendum is almost inevitable, but distanced themselves from the one driven by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), saying they would pursue their own national referendum to address key devolution challenges.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Governors vow to pursue their own 'inevitable' referendum
Answers ODM MPs sought from Raila on referendum
One MP who attended the meeting described it as stormy and Raila's attempt to try calm dissent was discernible from reports that the ODM party leader took almost 45 minutes to state CORD's case for the push for a referendum which was announced during the Saba Saba rally in Nairobi on July 7.
By James Mbaka and GEOFFREY MOSOKU 9 years ago
Answers ODM MPs sought from Raila on referendum
CORD leader Raila Odinga moves to seal cracks over referendum
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has convened separate parliamentary group meetings today to iron out emerging differences sparked by the push for a national referendum.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
CORD leader Raila Odinga moves to seal cracks over referendum
Jubilee to counter CORD with words, deeds
President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration has devised new strategies to counter pressure from the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Jubilee to counter CORD with words, deeds
Serem’s salary commission to earn more in new Bill
Commissioners at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) will get improved perks and better terms of service if an omnibus amendment Bill is passed by Parliament.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Serem’s salary commission to earn more in new Bill
State wants to deploy KDF without MPs’ say
Parliament will be stripped of its powers to have a say in internal military deployment, if proposed amendments see light of the day.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
State wants to deploy KDF without MPs’ say
Deputy governors demand respect from their seniors
Deputy governors have condemned last week's withdrawal of their Machakos colleague Bernard Kiala's official car and his security detail.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Deputy governors demand respect from their seniors
CORD leaders lay road map for implementing 13-point agenda
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders have laid the road map through which 13 resolutions, which they unveiled during the Saba Saba rally at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, will be implemented.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
CORD leaders lay road map for implementing 13-point agenda
Leaders react to Saba Saba rally
Jubilee and their Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) counterparts traded accusations in the aftermath of the Opposition’s Saba Saba rally held at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park on Monday.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
Leaders react to Saba Saba rally
Varsity students, youths urged to avoid being used for mass action
University students and the youth have been urged to reject any attempts by politicians to use them for mass action during Monday's Saba Saba rally.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Varsity students, youths urged to avoid being used for mass action
You will be held accountable if there is chaos, CORD leaders told
Jubilee leaders want Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) leaders held personally responsible for any events that may lead to chaos, economic sabotage or threats to lives and destruction of property.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
You will be held accountable if there is chaos, CORD leaders told
Changing faces of the legendary Saba Saba rallies
In an ideal situation, Saba Saba Day (July 7) would be a national holiday - a mega celebration in acknowledgement of Kenyan heroes and heroines and their role in the strides Kenya has made in the last two decades whose peak was the enactment of the new Constitution in 2010.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Changing faces of the legendary Saba Saba rallies
Clerics plead for tolerance ahead of Cord’s Saba Saba Uhuru Park rally
Religious leaders led Kenyans in a prayer meeting at Uhuru Park, Nairobi where they called for tolerance ahead of Monday’s Saba Saba rally at the same venue.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Clerics plead for tolerance ahead of Cord’s Saba Saba Uhuru Park rally
Waiguru sets up team to raise public workers' allowances
The Government has agreed to review, upward, hardship and house allowances for all civil servants.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Waiguru sets up team to raise public workers' allowances
Jubilee leaders allege CORD ploy to incite Kenyans against State
The Jubilee alliance has alleged a plan by the Opposition to incite Kenyans against ongoing multi-billion shilling development projects and scuttle implementation of the regime's agenda.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Jubilee leaders allege CORD ploy to incite Kenyans against State
Saba Saba ideals lost, says veteran politician Charles Rubia
Multiparty crusader and veteran politician Charles Rubia says trying to liken the Saba Saba events of 1990 to the rally planned for Monday by Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) was a misapplication of facts.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Saba Saba ideals lost, says veteran politician Charles Rubia
State: Expect consequences in case of Saba Saba violence
The Government has said the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) is free to hold the Saba Saba rally in Nairobi on Monday but warned that those who engage in mass action would be prosecuted.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
State: Expect consequences in case of Saba Saba violence
Governors seek Senate hand to control MCAs’ extravagance
County governors, who will collectively oversee a whopping Sh226 billion this financial year alone, shockingly confessed they have lost control of Members of County Assemblies on a spending spree because they wield the frustrated allocation of more resources to development.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
Governors seek Senate hand to control MCAs’ extravagance
Gatundu South MP's widow to vie on URP ticket as TNA party clears Kuria
Candidates from President Uhuru Kenyatta's TNA and Deputy President William Ruto's URP are expected to face off in the Gatundu South by-election.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Gatundu South MP's widow to vie on URP ticket as TNA party clears Kuria
IEBC boss now plans to sue Auditor General over BVR kits report
The head of Kenya’s electoral commission is ready to sue the Government auditor over a special report on the controversial procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits last year.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
IEBC boss now plans to sue Auditor General over BVR kits report
CORD team divided over Saba Saba rally
Divisions have rocked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) over the planned July 7 Saba Saba rally in Nairobi.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
CORD team divided over Saba Saba rally
Wiper not leaving CORD till 2017, Kalonzo declares
Wiper Democratic Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has dismissed reports that his party is warming up to the Jubilee Government and affirmed his commitment to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Wiper not leaving CORD till 2017, Kalonzo declares
Maasai elders vow to block CORD's Ntulele rally
Whether or not CORD's rally scheduled for tomorrow in Ntulele, Narok County, will take place is uncertain after elders from the Maa community swore to block it.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Maasai elders vow to block CORD's Ntulele rally
Catholic bishops want all political rallies called off
The Catholic Church has warned that political rallies planned by CORD and Jubilee coalitions may fan ethnic hatred.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Catholic bishops want all political rallies called off
CORD backs down from plan to impeach Lenku
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has announced it will withdraw the Motion to impeach Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku even after an ODM MP gave notice of the censure Motion in the National Assembly.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
CORD backs down from plan to impeach Lenku
CORD ignores police, vows to hold rally
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy has vowed to hold rally in Eldoret on Friday despite cancellation by police, setting the stage for possible confrontation between officers and CORD supporters.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
CORD ignores police, vows to hold rally
TNA clears Wanjohi, Kuria to contest
The National Alliance (TNA) party has settled on controversial political activist Moses Kuria and ousted MP George Wanjohi as the Jubilee alliance's candidates for the Gatundu South and Mathare parliamentary by-elections respectively.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
TNA clears Wanjohi, Kuria to contest
Uhuru: KDF will stay in Somalia until job is done
Two years after Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) crossed the border in pursuit of members of Al Shabaab terror cell, Kenyans have begun asking whether it is prudent to continue keeping our military in Somalia, particularly considering the rising wave of terrorism in the country.
By James Mbaka 9 years ago
Uhuru: KDF will stay in Somalia until job is done
Clerics to meet Uhuru and Raila separately
Religious leaders are next week scheduled to separately meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and CORD leader Raila Odinga in a bid to calm heightened political temperatures.
By By JAMES MBAKA and ALEX WAKHISI 9 years ago
Clerics to meet Uhuru and Raila separately
Raila criticises President, calls for arrest of those behind Lamu killings
Opposition leader Raila Odinga responded to President Kenyatta’s suggestion that CORD’s political activity paved way for the Mpeketoni attacks.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
Raila criticises President, calls for arrest of those behind Lamu killings
MPs call for suspension of rallies to calm tension
Some 25 MPs from across the political divide have called for suspension of all political rallies to calm tension in the country.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
MPs call for suspension of rallies to calm tension
County chiefs headed for clash over proposed law
A Bill seeking to establish a body parallel to the Council of Governors to cater for the interests of deputy governors has caused friction among county chiefs and their deputies.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
County chiefs headed for clash over proposed law
Uhuru concedes security lapse, blames Raila rallies
President Uhuru Kenyatta minced no words the twin attacks in Lamu which Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility and on which his security aides had linked to the terror cells, was connected to recent political rallies.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
Uhuru concedes security lapse, blames Raila rallies
MPs allege plot by West to destabilise Kenya
Twenty MPs allied to the Jubilee alliance have alleged a plot by western countries to topple President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.
By JAMES MBAKA 9 years ago
MPs allege plot by West to destabilise Kenya
CORD, Jubilee trade words over attack
A war of words erupted between Jubilee alliance and CORD over who should take responsibility for the Mpeketoni attack in which 48 people were shot dead.
By JAMES MBAKA and RAWLINGS OTIENO 9 years ago
CORD, Jubilee trade words over attack
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