Gakuru’s attention to detail endeared him to many
He personally scrutinised resumes of applicants before narrowing down to ten for appointment as CECs
By Karanja Njoroge 6 years ago
Gakuru’s attention to detail endeared him to many
Why governors snubbed Mutahi Kahiga's swearing-in
Governors have denied claims that they snubbed the swearing in ceremony of the new Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga.
By Karanja Njoroge 6 years ago
Why governors snubbed Mutahi Kahiga's swearing-in
Mutahi Kahiga set to be sworn in as Nyeri Governor
The clergy is expected to conduct a cleansing ceremony at the county government offices this morning ahead of the swearing-in ceremony in the afternoon.
By Karanja Njoroge 6 years ago
Mutahi Kahiga set to be sworn in as Nyeri Governor
Governor Nanok to face Senator Munyes in fierce gubernatorial battle
The two will be vying for the county top seat on ODM and Jubilee parties respectively. And they will be proxies in a show of might for the national party leaders.
By Stephen Karanja Njoroge 7 years ago
Governor Nanok to face Senator Munyes in fierce gubernatorial battle
Jubilee, Kanu rivals set for titanic battle in West Pokot
A pulsating political battle is shaping up for the West Pokot County race for governor pitting Kanu against Jubilee Party in the semi-arid region as the August polls draw closer.
By Karanja Njoroge and Irissheel Shanzu 7 years ago
Jubilee, Kanu rivals set for titanic battle in West Pokot
Governor Nanok, Jubilee ‘war’ plays out at Uhuru tour of Turkana
The frosty relationship between Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and Jubilee government played out during President Uhuru Kenyatta's tour of the arid county on Wednesday.
By Karanja Njoroge 7 years ago
Governor Nanok, Jubilee ‘war’ plays out at Uhuru tour of Turkana
NASA brigade takes vote hunt to Rift Valley
The National Super Alliance (NASA), in a show of might, took their campaign to Deputy President William Ruto’s home turf of Eldoret town, where they asked residents to rally behind the opposition.
By Karanja Njoroge and Michael Ollinga 7 years ago
NASA brigade takes vote hunt to Rift Valley
Uhuru recalls Mark Too's role in his presidency
President Uhuru Kenyatta moved mourners as he recalled how the late Mark Too played a key role in his entry into politics.
By Karanja Njoroge 7 years ago
Uhuru recalls Mark Too's role in his presidency
Raila in fresh bid to reclaim Rift Valley support, endorses Kimaiyo
CORD leader Raila Odinga has in recent weeks stepped up efforts to win back the support he once enjoyed in the North Rift.
By Karanja Njoroge 7 years ago
Raila in fresh bid to reclaim Rift Valley support, endorses Kimaiyo
Jubilee committed to fight against graft, says DP Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto has defended the Government over the Health Ministry’s Sh5.3 billion alleged procurement scandal.
By Karanja Njoroge 7 years ago
Jubilee committed to fight against graft, says DP Ruto
Storm at Moi University far from over as students, UASU welcome Ayiro
Before the dramatic storming of Moi University by some North Rift politicians on Tuesday, tension had been simmering at the institution over a myriad of issues.
By Karanja Njoroge and Michael Ollinga 7 years ago
Storm at Moi University far from over as students, UASU welcome Ayiro
Kanu fights to defend clout in restless West Pokot turf
Politics in West Pokot County continues to hot up as Governor Simon Kachapin and Senator John Lonyangapuo engage in supremacy battles ahead of the 2017 elections.
By Karanja Njoroge and Irissheel Shanzu 7 years ago
Kanu fights to defend clout in restless West Pokot turf
Independents keep off Jubilee Party ahead of grand launch next month
Jubilee’s independent leaders in the Rift Valley who have resisted attempts to fold the United Republican Party (URP) and merge it with the yet-to-be launched Jubilee Party (JP) may have some ground to stand on now that room has been created for the new political party to enter into coalition arrangements with other parties.
By Karanja Njoroge and Titus Too 7 years ago
Independents keep off Jubilee Party ahead of grand launch next month
Former public servants join battle for governorship in North Rift
North Rift governors are bracing for bruising political battle with big names eyeing their jobs.
By Karanja Njoroge and Titus Too 8 years ago
Former public servants join battle for governorship in North Rift
Nakumatt dismisses report on fake drinks
Nakumatt has dismissed reports that counterfeit alcoholic drinks were recovered from its Eldo Centre branch in Eldoret on Monday
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Nakumatt dismisses report on fake drinks
Rebel URP leaders defiant despite by-election loss, vow to soldier on
Rebel URP MPs have brushed aside their defeat in the Kericho by-election and said they would press on with their demands to have the Jubilee government do more to improve the welfare of their people.
By Karanja Njoroge and Titus Too 8 years ago
Rebel URP leaders defiant despite by-election loss, vow to soldier on
DP Ruto allies defend State as rebellion heightens
Leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto in the North Rift are putting on a brave face in the wake of growing rebellion against him.
By Karanja Njoroge and Michael Ollinga 8 years ago
DP Ruto allies defend State as rebellion heightens
'It is easier for us to give birth at home'
In Turkana, a majority of women are opposed to C-section and shun hospitals for fear of being subjected to the operation. Instead, they prefer traditional birth attendants.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
'It is easier for us to give birth at home'
Hundreds gather to pay last respect to Mugithi King Salim Junior
Thousands of music fans turned up to give their last respect to celebrated Mugithi King Paul Mwangi alias Salim Junior who was laid to rest yesterday in Subukia.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Hundreds gather to pay last respect to Mugithi King Salim Junior
With guitars and lyrics fans pay last respects to Mugithi artiste
Politicians, artistes and fans graced the burial ceremony for the musician considered to have revolutionised Kikuyu music through his renditions of both secular and gospel tunes.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
With guitars and lyrics fans pay last respects to Mugithi artiste
How Nakuru kiosk cartels are fleecing traders
Acquiring trading sheds and stalls in Nakuru town is not for the fainthearted. Powerful and treacherous cartels — with political links - have taken control of the lockable kiosks and stalls within the Central Business District — fleecing innocent traders.
By Karanja Njoroge and Vincent Mabatuk 8 years ago
How Nakuru kiosk cartels are fleecing traders
Scramble hots up in Jubilee as leaders eye 2017 party tickets
The battle to control the Jubilee Party in the ruling coalition strongholds has intensified ahead of its formal launch in March.
By Karanja Njoroge and Job Weru 8 years ago
Scramble hots up in Jubilee as leaders eye 2017 party tickets
Bodies of missing Nakuru traders found at City Mortuary
Two Nakuru businessmen who have been missing for the past one week have been found dead.
By Karanja Njoroge and Vincent Mabatuk 8 years ago
Bodies of missing Nakuru traders found at City Mortuary
EACC raids Nakuru county headquarters over graft claims
Officers from EACC yesterday raided county offices for the second time in a span of four months over graft claims.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
EACC raids Nakuru county headquarters over graft claims
Leaders mourn fallen soldiers, call for unity
Non-Governmental Organisations Council Chairman Wilson Kipkazi has called for investigations to establish how the attack on the KDF base in Somalia happened and action taken on those who failed in their responsibility.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Leaders mourn fallen soldiers, call for unity
Ruto's ICC case will collapse, say leaders
Jubilee leaders have expressed optimism that the case facing Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Sang at the ICC is on the brink of collapsing following last week's proceedings at the court.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Ruto's ICC case will collapse, say leaders
Police now deny cover-up in road crash where five teens perished
Police have denied covering up the incident where five teenagers died in an accident at Salgaa on eve of New Year while driving a vehicle belonging to an officer.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Police now deny cover-up in road crash where five teens perished
Notorious black spot at Salgaa, Nakuru has claimed many lives
A week ago, The Standard published a list of black spots and Salgaa, where five boys died in a crash was one of them.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Notorious black spot at Salgaa, Nakuru has claimed many lives
Retired Teachers Dismiss KNUT Over Ultimatum.
Retired teachers have told off the Kenya National Union of Teachers(Knut) for issuing an ultimatum to the Teachers Service Commission(TSC) to pay them Sh 42.3 Billion.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Retired Teachers Dismiss KNUT Over Ultimatum.
Retired teachers dismiss Knut for purporting to speak on their behalf
Retired teachers have told off the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) for issuing an ultimatum to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to pay them Sh42.3 billion that was recently awarded by court.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Retired teachers dismiss Knut for purporting to speak on their behalf
2015 in focus: Day president ordered crackdown on illicit brews
As 2015 draws to a close, it will be remembered as the year the Government mounted a major crackdown on the sale and consumption of illicit brews.
By Steve Mkawale and Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
2015 in focus: Day president ordered crackdown on illicit brews
Supreme Court rejects TSC bid to block retired teachers pay
More than 52,000 retired teachers got an early Christmas gift after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) challenging their Sh42 billion pay award.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Supreme Court rejects TSC bid to block retired teachers pay
NLC says Supreme Court ruling did not water down its mandate
The National Land Commission (NLC) has said its role has not been eroded by the Supreme Court ruling last week that defined its mandate and that of the Lands Ministry.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
NLC says Supreme Court ruling did not water down its mandate
Resolve rows internally, rival camps in Jubilee county assemblies told
Disputes in the Jubilee coalition dominated county assemblies have ended up in court because there are no tribunals set to resolve the matter.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Resolve rows internally, rival camps in Jubilee county assemblies told
Rival camps in county assemblies give Jubilee leaders sleepless nights
Disputes in the Jubilee coalition dominated county assemblies have ended up in court because there are no tribunals set to resolve the matter.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Rival camps in county assemblies give Jubilee leaders sleepless nights
IEBC targets persons with disabilities for 2017 general elections
The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) has rolled out a voter registration programme targeting Persons Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Central Rift region.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
IEBC targets persons with disabilities for 2017 general elections
CORD, Jubilee leaders react to Cabinet Secretary’s resignation and call for credible probe
There were mixed reactions following the resignation of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru Saturday.
By ROSELYNE OBALA, KARANJA NJOROGE AND ROBERT AMALEMB 8 years ago
CORD, Jubilee leaders react to Cabinet Secretary’s resignation and call for credible probe
Controversial free internet project in Nakuru scoops continental award
The controversial Nakuru WiFi project has won a continental Award in South Africa after beating other contenders in the "changing Lives" category.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Controversial free internet project in Nakuru scoops continental award
After 14 years of pain, we deserve to have our son’s remains, family tells police
A partially open grave at 86-year-old Chege Njoroge’s homestead in Naishi, Njoro, Nakuru County remains the only reminder of his son, Peter Kamau, a police officer, who died 14 years ago.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
After 14 years of pain, we deserve to have our son’s remains, family tells police
Security beefed up in Nakuru after murder of sex workers
The Government has beefed up security in Nakuru town following the recent spate of killings targeting commercial sex workers in the town.
By Karanja Njoroge 8 years ago
Security beefed up in Nakuru after murder of sex workers
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