Shock, panic after Cabinet overhaul
Many of the sacked Cabinet Secretaries hopeful that the President plans to move them to other dockets
By Mwaniki Munuhe and Roselyn Obala 6 years ago
Shock, panic after Cabinet overhaul
Regulator launches attack on NGOs hours to petition deadline
NGOs Co-ordination Board summons three civil society organisations as deadline for filing presidential petition on controversial October 26 repeat election nears
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Regulator launches attack on NGOs hours to petition deadline
Storm as ICC asked to probe Raila, Kalonzo
Kenya could sink into fresh levels of political gymnastics and machinations after it emerged that a petition against National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka has been filed at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Storm as ICC asked to probe Raila, Kalonzo
IEBC split fears as Chebukati walks out of critical meeting
Sources say the Chair had introduced a proposal to change the elections date from October 26, a move flatly rejected by all the other six commissioners.
By Geoffrey Mosoku and Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
IEBC split fears as Chebukati walks out of critical meeting
NTSA reports sharp drop on drunk driving
In September alone, there were 128 cases of drink driving that were booked compared to 562 last year
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
NTSA reports sharp drop on drunk driving
Board shuts down NGO funding key Judiciary projects
Foreign Affairs ministry moves to marshal support to kick organisation out of Africa as CBK ordered to freeze accounts
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Board shuts down NGO funding key Judiciary projects
Why Ezra Chiloba now has less powers in repeat poll
Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati makes changes to team that will oversee fresh presidential vote
By Mwaniki Munuhe and Jacob Ng’etich 6 years ago
Why Ezra Chiloba now has less powers in repeat poll
Showdown looms as IEBC rejects Raila demands
Electoral body argues that it does not have the luxury of time to put in place a proper electoral infrastructure
By Jacob Ng'etich and Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Showdown looms as IEBC rejects Raila demands
New twist as Uhuru team heads back to court
Lawyers seek to file judicial review next week to contest the nullification of presidential poll
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
New twist as Uhuru team heads back to court
Revealed: Inside story of NASA ‘no poll’ threat
Alliance insists IEBC must meet irreducible minimum demands before they can participate in elections
By Jacob Ng'etich and Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Revealed: Inside story of NASA ‘no poll’ threat
What NASA petition means for Kenya
If Supreme Court orders fresh polls, and the results of that poll are again contested in court, Kenya may find itself in perpetual elections mode and get its President in 2018
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
What NASA petition means for Kenya
Why NASA may lose influence in battle for key positions in Parliament
The National Super Alliance (NASA) could be headed for yet another political humiliation in both the National Assembly and the Senate in a few weeks from now.
By Mwaniki Munuhe and Jacob Ng'etich 6 years ago
Why NASA may lose influence in battle for key positions in Parliament
Barack Obama invited for Uhuru's swearing-in ceremony
Former US President Barack Obama may be one of the dignitaries to be invited to grace the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, Standard on Sunday can report.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Barack Obama invited for Uhuru's swearing-in ceremony
Why main race may drag on to early December
Jubilee and NASA predict a round one win but opinion polls predict a statistical dead-heat. The National Treasury has said there’s enough money for a second round. We look at the run-off scenarios.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Why main race may drag on to early December
5 firms floated in IEBC crisis talks
The electoral agency is looking for a new company to replace Al Ghurair in the event its appeal on the presidential ballot paper printing tender does not succeed.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
5 firms floated in IEBC crisis talks
President Uhuru lands in Ukambani with goodies
President Uhuru Kenyatta began his campaign tour of Ukambani with the launch of a Sh1.4 billion water project in Kalonzo Musyoka’s Mwingi backyard.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
President Uhuru lands in Ukambani with goodies
Sharp shooters picked to guard presidential candidates
The enhanced protection arises from the constitutional requirement that the presidential election must be postponed if a presidential candidate dies.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Sharp shooters picked to guard presidential candidates
How drama, punches and laws marked MPs’ tenure
This House will be remembered as the first where an MP was suspended for the remainder of the session, even as another sprinkled water on the Speaker during a chaotic debate.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
How drama, punches and laws marked MPs’ tenure
Hits and misses as curtains fall on eleventh Parliament
Mixed bag as MPs go back to face the electorate after four years and four months in Kenya’s legislature
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Hits and misses as curtains fall on eleventh Parliament
The billionaires oiling Uhuru, Raila campaigns
MPs suspended the law capping spending limits during campaigns, opening up the window to raise unlimited funds
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
The billionaires oiling Uhuru, Raila campaigns
When Speaker JB Muturi was locked down at Syokimau
Security chiefs ruled out having all the top three leaders on a 485-km unsecured route in a new train
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
When Speaker JB Muturi was locked down at Syokimau
Chinese firm to get Sh36billion water tender
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has now been ordered to award the controversial Sh36 billion Thwake dam tender to the China Gezhouba Group within 14 days.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 6 years ago
Chinese firm to get Sh36billion water tender
Government to spend Sh15b in next phase of SGR compensations
The contractor who will construct phase 2A of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is ready to start work.
By Vincent Achuka and Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Government to spend Sh15b in next phase of SGR compensations
Order NASA to stop using our name, lobby tells court in battle with Raila
With intense and delicate talks over a presidential candidate for Kenya’s Opposition, a hitherto little-known non-governmental organisation has moved to court claiming the acronym NASA.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Order NASA to stop using our name, lobby tells court in battle with Raila
Top Water bosses trade barbs over Sh36b dam tender
President Uhuru Kenyatta could be forced to step in to end a vicious war between top officials of Water and Irrigation ministry.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Top Water bosses trade barbs over Sh36b dam tender
Jubilee plans joint Kenneth-Sonko ticket for city governor’s race
Jubilee Party (JP) strategists are working on a joint ticket between Nairobi governor aspirant candidate Peter Kenneth and Senator Mike Sonko, The Standard on Sunday can report.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Jubilee plans joint Kenneth-Sonko ticket for city governor’s race
Blow for doctors as State says ‘illegal’ CBA to disrupt public pay structure
The Government will not honour doctors’ demands despite the ongoing strike, The Standard on Sunday has established.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Blow for doctors as State says ‘illegal’ CBA to disrupt public pay structure
Church that charmed Kenyatta, Kibaki and Uhuru amid fierce wrangles
It is probably the only church in Kenya, which three of Kenya’s four Presidents have kept a curious but personal contact and interest in.
By Ndung'u Wainaina and Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Church that charmed Kenyatta, Kibaki and Uhuru amid fierce wrangles
German Deutsche Bank closes down NBK accounts over suspected money laundering
German-based lender Deutsche Bank has shut all National Bank of Kenya (NBK) accounts over suspected money laundering activities, Weekend Business has learnt.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
German Deutsche Bank closes down NBK accounts over suspected money laundering
AIPCA fight over property and power heads to the court
Power struggle in African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) has refused to go away despite past intervention by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
By MWANIKI MUNUHE and Wainaina Ndung'u 7 years ago
AIPCA fight over property and power heads to the court
Governor Joho's family demands Sh1.1b from State over port losses
Consequently, the clearing and forwarding firm is now demanding Sh1.1 billion for losses incurred following KPA’s refusal to nominate it to handle cargo on behalf of the authority.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Governor Joho's family demands Sh1.1b from State over port losses
Peter Kenneth set to get Jubilee ticket as rivals lured with new posts to quit
Former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth could ultimately be the compromise candidate for Jubilee Party (JP) in Nairobi gubernatorial contest.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Peter Kenneth set to get Jubilee ticket as rivals lured with new posts to quit
Jubilee Party collects Sh72m from smart cards sale
Crisis has hit the Jubilee Party secretariat over shortage of party membership smart cards only a week after an ambitious recruitment drive was launched.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Jubilee Party collects Sh72m from smart cards sale
You can’t bet on opposition to grow the country, Uhuru tells Jubilee supporters
President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday launched a scathing attack on the Opposition, terming it a “confused group of people” unfairly disrupting his government’s development agenda.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
You can’t bet on opposition to grow the country, Uhuru tells Jubilee supporters
Relief for Jubilee aspirants as Uhuru disbands his campaign team
Jubilee Party (JP) yesterday formally launched a massive voter listing strategy through a smart card device that will be used to register and track voters.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Relief for Jubilee aspirants as Uhuru disbands his campaign team
Board wants KHRC accounts frozen over tax evasion
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) could be grounded following an explosive report that recommends freezing of its bank accounts.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Board wants KHRC accounts frozen over tax evasion
Detectives probe forgery theory in Sh2 billion city land dispute
City detectives are investigating possible forgery of documents relating to a prime land in Nairobi’s Lavington estate.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Detectives probe forgery theory in Sh2 billion city land dispute
Jubilee Party to recruit and lock in members with Sh20 cards
Jubilee Party will roll out a high-powered re-election campaign strategy next week, The Standard on Saturday can report.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Jubilee Party to recruit and lock in members with Sh20 cards
Leaders mourn Former Nominated MP 'Bwana Dawa'
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto yesterday led leaders in mourning former Nominated MP Too who died at an Eldoret hospital.
By Jacob Ngetich and Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
Leaders mourn Former Nominated MP 'Bwana Dawa'
State now expels American NGO’s boss
The Government on Thursday deported a senior official of an American non-governmental organisation that hit the headlines over a Sh2.2 billion electoral programme in Kenya.
By Mwaniki Munuhe 7 years ago
State now expels American NGO’s boss