• Tobiko orders trial of Senator Outa, Ruth Odinga over IEBC attacks

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered police to immediately arrest and prosecute Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga for attacking Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials. Tobiko wants the […]

  • IEBC to assess security in Opposition strongholds Monday

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will hold a meeting on Monday to assess the security situation in some NASA strongholds ahead of the October 26 fresh presidential poll. The meeting comes in the wake of attacks on its officials last week in […]

  • Search for bodies following Nakuru helicopter crash resumes Monday

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The search for the bodies of five victims who perished following a helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru continues Monday. Debris from the Lake Nakuru plane crash have since washed up in several parts of the expansive Lake but no bodies have been found yet. The parts […]

  • Slovenian President Pahor wins election but heads for run-off

    Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oct 22 – Slovenian President Borut Pahor won Sunday’s first round of presidential elections but is heading for a run-off on November 12, partial results showed. “It seems like a second round will be needed, as we had expected in the first place,” Pahor […]

  • Second batch of presidential ballot papers expected Monday evening

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The second batch of ballot papers that will be used during the repeat presidential poll is expected in the country Monday evening. According to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the consignment will arrive at 5pm at the Jomo Kenyatta […]

  • Japan’s Abe wins votes but not hearts: analysts

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 23 – Shinzo Abe may have seized a “super-majority” in Japan’s parliament but he has failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts and who do not share his fixation on changing the country’s pacifist constitution. […]

  • Petitions seeking to block Oct 26 poll to be heard Monday

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – As final preparations are being made for Thursday’s fresh presidential election, the High Court will Monday hear two petitions seeking to stop the exercise. One of the petitions was filed by former Kilome legislator Harun Mwau who wants the poll stopped on […]

  • WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry

    Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 22 – The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following widespread uproar against the appointment. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister […]

  • Lake Nakuru plane crash victims identified

    NAKURU, Kenya Oct 22 – The five victims of the Lake Nakuru chopper crash have been identified even as the search for their bodies continued following the Saturday accident. Authorities and family members who spoke to Capital FM News gave names of said the deceased persons as Sam Gitau, John […]

  • President Kenyatta leads national prayers ahead of elections

    NAKURU, Kenya Oct 22 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday urged Kenyans to turn up in large numbers and vote on Thursday, but assured that he will respect the decision of those who will boycott the poll. Speaking during national prayers in Nakuru, President Kenyatta said voting will only take […]