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  • First batch of ballot papers for repeat poll arrive in Nairobi
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    The first batch of ballot papers for the October 26 repeat election arrived in the country on Saturday night.The Etihad plane carrying the consignment touched down at the JKIA at around 8:30pm.The papers are for ten counties and those to be used by voters in the Diaspora.IEBC officials said they […]

  • KDF boss Samson Mwathethe calls for calm ahead of repeat poll
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    KDF chief of General Staff Samson Mwathethe has expressed concern over rising tension ahead of Thursday's repeat election.He said politicians should stop issuing statements that could plunge the country into violence and bloodshed."Everybody has a right to vote or not vote. Those who would like to […]

  • Leaders condole with families, friends of chopper crash victims
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Leaders and politicians across the political divide have sent their condolences to the families of those who perished  in the plane  crash in Lake Nakuru on Saturday morning.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said he was deeply saddened by the death of the five young Kenyans that has left the […]

  • Don't attack non residents, I will handle Uhuru, Raila tells Nyanza...
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    NASA leader Raila Odinga has reiterated his call for his supporters to embrace all communities living in Nyanza without minding their ethnic background. He insisted that no individual should be attacked on the basis of tribe saying the spirit of brotherhood should prevail even during […]

  • Kenya face Ghana on Sunday in world championship qualifier
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    The national men’s volleyball team has been pooled in group ‘B’ alongside Tunisia, Ghana and Libya  in the African Nation championship-Cum-World Championship qualifiers.The tournament gets underway on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.On paper, Tunisia and Kenya are favourites to […]

  • Faulty schedule delaying release of county funds – CS Henry Rotich
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Contradictions between the Disbursement Schedule and the County Allocation of Revenue Bill are delaying the release of funds to county governments, Treasury CS Henry Rotich has said.Rotich said they are waiting for the Senate to make amendments to the disbursement schedule to align it with […]

  • Stop your supporters from attacking poll officials, DP Ruto tells...
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Deputy President William Ruto has told NASA leader Raila Odinga to restrain his supporters in Nyanza from attacking election officials.Ruto also condemned Raila’s call for demonstrations on October 26 when the country will be holding repeat polls saying those are actions of a tyrant.“Mr […]

  • Search for bodies, chopper wreckage in Lake Nakuru suspended
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    The recovery exercise of five bodies and the wreckage of a chopper that crashed in Lake Nakuru on Saturday morning has been suspended. National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai said the operation will resume on Sunday.  "It's dark and we had to suspend the recovery […]

  • Tana River leaders engage in public spat over Thursday election
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana has differed with a section of election leaders on the October 26 repeat election. The ODM Governor said residents should not take part in the election, while Senator Juma Wario (Jubilee) and woman rep Rehema Hassan (Maendeleo Chap Chap) said residents should […]

  • Man up and ask for more time, Atwoli tells Chebukati on repeat poll
    by the_star on October 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Cotu chair Francis Atwoli has told IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati  to be "man enough" and ask for more time to effectively prepare for Thursday's election."Chebukati is not acting bold enough in his decision as a Luhya. He need to stand up and ask for more time, even if it's three months to […]