GIVE KALONZO A BREAK, AND SAVE HIM FROM HIMSELF IT’S BABA NA MARTHA FOR HISTORIC AZIMIO TICKET PART 2: THE SAD STORY ABOUT STANLEY AMIN WILL MARTHA KARUA MAKE HISTORY AS THE FIRST KENYAN WOMAN NOMINATED TO BECOME DEPUTY TO A TOP-TIER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? WATCH LIVE: RAILA ODINGA TO NAME HIS RUNNING MATE SOON SOMALI ELECTS FORMER LEADER TO THE PRESIDENCY RUTO NAMES GACHAGUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE ALERT: RUNNING MATES LOADING IN KENYA’S PRESIDENTIAL RACE KALONZO EATS THE HUMBLE PIE; APPEARS BEFORE THE AZIMIO RUNNING MATE VETTING PANEL HOW THE 2007 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE CHANGED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG MAN HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY; A GLOWING TRIBUTE TO WOMEN WHO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER US GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS COMING OUT TODAY RAILA SHOULD NAME KARUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE JURY FINDS SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER BILLY CHEMIRMIR GUILTY; TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI STATE FUNERAL COVERAGE WHAT’S NEXT FOR TWITTER UNDER ELON MUSK? IEBC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR NAMING RUNNING MATES TO MAY 16 SIM CARD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED; SAFARICOM OFFERS ONLINE SOLUTION MACRON DEFEATS PUTIN’S PAL MARINE LE PEN RAILA EXPECTED TO CUT US TRIP SHORT, ATTEND KIBAKI’S FUNERAL KENYANS SHARE MIXED MEMORIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI KENYANS REMEMBER PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI RAILA ODINGA IS COMING TO AMERICA BURIAL PLANS FOR MR. PASCAL ODIRA NDIEGE ANNOUNCED AZIMIO WOMEN LEADERS DECLARE “KARUA TOSHA” FOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT HISTORIC MOMENT: 1ST WOMAN TANZANIA PRESIDENT HASSAN, MEETS 1ST WOMAN US VEEP HARRIS KENYANS REACT TO THE BUGDET WITH LITTLE HOPE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON CONFIRMED AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE A TRIBUTE TO MR. PASCAL ODIRA NDIEGE, A BELOVED MAN OF THE PEOPLE RUTO SET A GREAT EXAMPLE WITH APOLOGY TO RAILA KENYA’S SUPREME COURT STOPS THE BBI “REGGAE” COSMO CHOY VULGAR ATTACK ON MAMA NGINA DESERVES A BAN FROM SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BIG BLOW TO RUTO, AS KARUA JOINS “COMRADE” RAILA IN AZIMIO RAILA WINS LIMITED HSN POLL AS PREFFERED CANDIDATE FOR THE MT. KENYA REGION KENYANS DOMINATE THE LOS ANGELES MARATHON KETANJI BROWN JACKSON MAKES HISTORY AS SCOTUS NOMINEE NAMWAMBA’S COLUMN MAKES A MOCKERY OF RUTO’S TRIP ABROAD COACH PHILIP ONYANGO ACCUSERS MEET WITH DCI INVESTIGATORS MIGUNA ENDORSES RUTO FOR PRESIDENT RUTO NOMINATED TO BE UDA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SUSPECT IN BODA-BODA ATTACK ARRESTED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE KENYA KALONZO DECLARES RAILA TOSHA MIXED FEELINGS AS KENYA ENDS MASK MANDATE IN OPEN PUBLIC PLACES; MASKS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED INDOORS RAILA ODINGA FIRES-UP SUPPORTERS IN MEGA RALLY; APOLOGIZES FOR MA-DOA-DOA STATEMENT IN WAJIR, ATTACKS OPPONENT, AND BOOSTS HIS 10-POINT PLAN LA MARATHON IS ON MARCH 20: THE MAGICAL MILE IS DESIGNATED FOR KENYANS TO CHEER OUR STARS MARJAN HUSSEIN MARJAN NAMED IEBC CEO 4 YEARS AFTER SEAT FELL VACANT SONKO AND FAMILY BANNED FROM ENTERING THE U.S. BECAUSE OF ENGAGING IN CORRUPTION WHILE IN OFFICE EMMET TILL ANTI-LYNCHING ACT PASSES CONGRESS; SET TO BECOME LAW AFTER BIDEN’S SIGNATURE CONTRARY TO CAMPAIGN CLAIMS, NO EVIDENCE DEPUTY PRESIDENT RUTO ATTENDED A MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE IEBC IS LOOKING FOR ELECTION OBSERVERS IN KENYA AND THE DIASPORA RUTO’S US TRIP UNSETTLES DIASPORA; TRIGGERS PROTEST LETTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE. DP CAST’S HIMSELF AS VICTIM, CLAIM’S RIGGING UNDERWAY AFRICANS EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATION WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE RUSSIAN INVASION IN UKRAINE THREE MINNEAPOLIS EX-COPS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING GEORGE FLOYDS CIVIL RIGHTS RUSSIAN SOLDIERS INVADE UKRAINE WITH MASSIVE FORCE AHMAUD ARBERY KILLERS USED RACIST LANGUAGE AGAINST BLACKS IN TEXT MESSAGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA KENYAN YOUTH ARE RELUCTANT TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, SKEPTICAL ABOUT ELECTION OUTCOME AND POLITICIANS FANS AT THE PARLOR SPORTS BAR IN LA, ENJOY HIP HOP SUPER BOWL LVI HOT-SEAT-NEWS SURVIVES A HACKING ATTEMPT; WE’RE EVALUATING OUR CYBER SECURITY PROTOCOLS WALTER MONGARE AKA NYAMBANE, IS PLAYING A POLITICAL CHESS GAME NYAMBANE LEAVES POST AT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AS RESIGNATION DEADLINE FOR KENYAN CIVIL SERVANTS WITH POLITICAL AMBITIONS ARRIVES DANGOTE STILL AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST PERSON. SOUTH AFRICANS, EGYPTIANS AND NIGERIANS DOMINATE AFRICAN FORBES BILLIONAIRE LIST A FORMER HACKER’S GUIDE TO BOOSTING YOUR ONLINE SECURITY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CAN GET LICENSESES. ICE CAN GET THEIR DATA HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG KENYAN LEADERS HIGH COURT JUDGE ANTHONY MRIMA RULES DIASPORANS CAN USE NATIONAL IDs AND VALID PASSPORTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS DIASPORANS MAKE HISTORY, BECOMING THE FIRST EVER TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN A KENYAN ELECTION WHILE OUTSIDE AFRICAN SOIL CASHAPP, PAYPAL, OTHER MOBILE MONEY APPS MUST REPORT $600-PLUS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS TO IRS KENYANS IN DIASPORA CAN START TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, BY APPOINTMENT, FROM JAN 21 TO FEB 4TH CATHERINE NDEREBA BROUGHT TO TEARS BY ABUSED WOMEN’S STORIES DURING AGNES TIROP GBV-IN SPORT CONFERENCE KENYAN DOCTORS IN THE US DISCUSS COVID VACCINES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FIDA LAWYERS ASK PROSECUTOR TO USE SPECIAL UNIT TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DISGRACED FORMER BASKETBALL COACH PHILIP ONYANGO DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO’S MEGA RALLY IN ELDORET ENDS WITH “MADOA DOA” CONTROVERSY AHMAUD ARBERY’S KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON KENYAN SCHOOLS RE-OPEN AMID ANXIETY OVER ARSON, PANDEMIC-INDUCED CURRICULUM CHALLENGES AND HANDLING GAY STUDENTS RAILA ODINGA RECEIVES ROUSING WELCOME AT BUKHUNGU STADIUM ON HIS 5TH QUEST FOR THE KENYAN PRESIDENCY KENYAN CRIME BUSTERS CATCH A CON LADY TARGETING DIASPORANS OMICRON THE GRINCH HANDS THE WORLD A BLAND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP 10 GLOBAL EVENTS THAT SHAPED 2021 SOUTH AFRICAN FREEDOM FIGHTER AND HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU DIES AT 90 Kenya’s Top 10 Events In 2021 LIVE: KENYA PARLIAMENT DEBATE COALITION PARTIES LAWS AMENDMENT Chauvin Pleads Guilty of Violating George Floyd’s and Teen’s Civil Rights Ji-me Young Straight Outta Tala: An Upcoming Gospel Music Artist with a Vision Raila Odinga Accepts the Nomination to Be Presidential Candidate in 2022 Ghetto Prez, Gaucho, Sounds Warning over Raila Odinga’s Security Ahead of Azimio La Umoja Convention Gay People in Kenya Live in Constant Fear of Attacks, Discrimination, and Lack Legal Protection Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Serenades Prez Kenyatta in Farewell Donald Trump Concedes-Sort Of-Thanks to Grammar Kenyans Back Anti “Mpango Wa Kando” Succession Law; But Say It Favors Men President Uhuru Kenyatta Elevates Nakuru to City Status Kaiser Engineers 60-Plus Day Strike for Better Contract Get Boost from Nurses Unions and Seiu Kenya Diaspora Forum Advocating for Kenyans Abroad Right to Vote in Upcoming Elections Huruko Dominates Muramba Classic Golf Tourney in Vegas, Becomes First Kenyan to Win Trophy Eric Huruko Tops Day One of Murambatsvina Golf Classic Tournament in Vegas Kenyans Welcome Google’s $1 Billion Investment in Africa Kenya Basketball Sex Scandal: Fida Calls for Onyango’s Re-arrest and Prosecution; Incest Allegations Surface Looking Forward to Vegas and next Year. Safari Golf Tournaments Conclude in Multiple Cities Mechanical Bull at Rdu Sends a Message to Mask-up Facebook Explains Reason for 5-hour Outage Across It’s Multiple Platforms- It Was Not a Hack Kenyan Golfers Headed to the Annual Safari North Carolina October Fest Tournament Kenya Basketball Sex Scandal: Two Women Allege Youth Coach Raped Them, More Allege He Sexually Harassed Them, KBF Knew and Did Nothing R. Kelly Found Guilty of Racketeering and Sexual Abuse Kenya Basketball Sexual Abuse Scandal: Mupalia Speaks out, More Women Accuse Kenya’s Youth Basketball Coach Philip Onyango of Sexual Misconduct Philip Onyango, Former Kenya Women’s Youth Basketball Coach, Denies Sexually Abusing Females; Some Say He Helped Them, but None Say He’s Innocent California Slaps down Republican-driven Recall, Hand Newsom Landslide Win and Mandate The Secret IRS Files: Trove Of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How The Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax Raila’s Art Lands a Phat Kiss from Supporter, Please Don’t Tell Mama Ida Clovis Board President Encourages Parents To Get Vaccinated To Stop Spread Of Covid-19 And Keep Schools Open Gunmen Assassinate Haiti’s President Netanyahu Borrows The Trump Playbook Ways To Avoid Being Scammed Joe Biden Promises To Tackle Covid-19 On Day One If Elected The Secret IRS Files: Trove Of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How The Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax Qanon Supporter Mounted A “Dislike” Campaign Against Biden Inauguration Youtube Video Factors To Consider Before Re-Opening Schools To In-Person Teaching Obama Blows Whistle On Trump’s Incompetence And Corruption In Dnc Speech Kamala Harris Takes Her Place In History With V.p. Nomination Senator Kamala Harris Nominated Dem Veep Candidate Foster Farms Employees Sound Alarm Over Coronavirus Steps To Providing Safe Home-Care For Covid-19 Patients Covid-19 Is Changing The World Perhaps Forever In Layman’s Terms: Biotech Career Is A Big Opportunity Post-Covid-19 Photo Of The Week: Trump Tulsa Rally A Major Bust Juneteenth Deserves To Be A National Holiday In Layman’s Terms: The Most Effective Test For Covid-19 Spike Lee Releases Short Movie Featuring Floyd, Garner Killing George Floyd-In Memorium, Our Ongoing Coverage President Donald Trump Walks Past Graffiti Insulting Him In Layman Terms-What Makes Aav-Based Gene Therapy Work? Colleagues, Family, And Friends Honor Fallen Hero, Nurse Sandra Oldfield Vigil Planned For Nurse Who Died Of Covid-19 In Layman’s Terms: What Is Gene Therapy? Us Needs Robust Across-Board Bailout Madagascar Covid-19 Remedy Met With Pride And Skepticism Teachers Hold Parade To Cheer Up Students World Health Organization Risks Losing Credibility For Downplaying Public Use Of Masks For Coronavirus Prevention Text Messages Show Team Trump Unconcerned With Coronavirus Bye Bye Vegas, Rugby Sevens Comes To Los Angeles; Cue The Kenyans Trump And Republican Leadership Inaction Enable Mass Shooters In Us Kamala Harris Dominates Biden, And Breaks Out In Day Two Dem Prez Debate Day One Of Dem Prez Debate Was Mostly A Kumbaya Moment Dems Should Start Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump Here Is The Full Redacted Mueller Report Finally, In Barr, Trump Finds His Roy Cohn Adam Schiff: You Might Think It’s Ok, But It’s Not Ok Is Barr Just A Trump Stooge? Still No Mueller Report. Are We Witnessing A Blatant Cover-Up? Five Simple Questions For Ag William Barr The Barr Report: Ag William Barr Summary Of The Mueller Report. Ag William Barr: No Collusion, But Obstruction Of Justice Charges Inconclusive New Zealand Premier Announces Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons After Mass Shooting Ethiopian Airlines Crash Claimed 5 Members Of The Same Family: Victim Had Premonition. “My Heart Isn’t Really Excited, I Feel Like There’s Something Bad Ahead.” Second Federal Judge Adds 3 More Years On Paul Manafort’s Sentence In Photos: Kenyan Sevens Rugby Fans, Vegas 2019 Tragedy: Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes; Killing All Aboard; 32 Kenyans And 8 Americans Among Dead Video Highlights: Usa Defeats Samoa In Hsbc Rugby Sevens In Vegas Judge Hits Paul Manafort With A Pillow As Punishment For His Financial Fraud Crimes Two Businesswomen Introduce Kenyan Cuisine To The World At Usa Rugby Sevens In Las Vegas Video: Dancehall Star Busy Signal, Signals To Kenyans That He’s Not Too Busy For Them And They Love It Shujaa End Las Vegas Tour With Loss To Spain; Some Blame Politics, Planning, Management For Team’s Woes Usa Sevens Update: Big Day For Kenya; Powers Through Argentina And Japan In Photos: Kenya Has The Most Loyal Rugby Fans Kenyan Rugby Star Player Dies In Pool; Some Suspect Foul Play Michael Cohen: Trump A Racist, Conman, And Cheat It’s Time To End The Electoral College System To Win, Kenya’s Shujaa Team Will Have To Use Ugali — Physical Advantage Kenya Looks To Restore The Magic Of 2016 Sevens In Singapore Usa Sevens Rugby Almost Here. This Year Is Tournament’s 10Th Anniversary In Vegas Hurry-Up Mr. Mueller, We Can’t Do This Much Longer Usa Rugby Sevens In Vegas Is Here! Who’s Your Father, Who’s Your Father, Who’s Your Father, Referee? Immigrants Have A Positive Impact On Us Economy Nigerian Presidential And Parliamentary Elections Postponed Only 5 Hours Before Polls Set To Open Trump-Abe Nobel Peace Prizegate Teen Reporters Highlight 1,200 Child Gun Deaths One Year Since Parkland New Evidence Emerges Of Possible Wrongdoing By Trump Inaugural Committee Ann Coulter: “The Only Emergency Is Our President Is An Idiot”
GIVE KALONZO A BREAK, AND SAVE HIM FROM HIMSELF IT’S BABA NA MARTHA FOR HISTORIC AZIMIO TICKET PART 2: THE SAD STORY ABOUT STANLEY AMIN WILL MARTHA KARUA MAKE HISTORY AS THE FIRST KENYAN WOMAN NOMINATED TO BECOME DEPUTY TO A TOP-TIER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE? WATCH LIVE: RAILA ODINGA TO NAME HIS RUNNING MATE SOON SOMALI ELECTS FORMER LEADER TO THE PRESIDENCY RUTO NAMES GACHAGUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE ALERT: RUNNING MATES LOADING IN KENYA’S PRESIDENTIAL RACE KALONZO EATS THE HUMBLE PIE; APPEARS BEFORE THE AZIMIO RUNNING MATE VETTING PANEL HOW THE 2007 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE CHANGED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG MAN HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY; A GLOWING TRIBUTE TO WOMEN WHO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER US GREEN CARD LOTTERY RESULTS COMING OUT TODAY RAILA SHOULD NAME KARUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE JURY FINDS SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER BILLY CHEMIRMIR GUILTY; TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI STATE FUNERAL COVERAGE WHAT’S NEXT FOR TWITTER UNDER ELON MUSK? IEBC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR NAMING RUNNING MATES TO MAY 16 SIM CARD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED; SAFARICOM OFFERS ONLINE SOLUTION MACRON DEFEATS PUTIN’S PAL MARINE LE PEN RAILA EXPECTED TO CUT US TRIP SHORT, ATTEND KIBAKI’S FUNERAL KENYANS SHARE MIXED MEMORIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI KENYANS REMEMBER PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI RAILA ODINGA IS COMING TO AMERICA BURIAL PLANS FOR MR. PASCAL ODIRA NDIEGE ANNOUNCED AZIMIO WOMEN LEADERS DECLARE “KARUA TOSHA” FOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT HISTORIC MOMENT: 1ST WOMAN TANZANIA PRESIDENT HASSAN, MEETS 1ST WOMAN US VEEP HARRIS KENYANS REACT TO THE BUGDET WITH LITTLE HOPE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON CONFIRMED AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE A TRIBUTE TO MR. PASCAL ODIRA NDIEGE, A BELOVED MAN OF THE PEOPLE RUTO SET A GREAT EXAMPLE WITH APOLOGY TO RAILA KENYA’S SUPREME COURT STOPS THE BBI “REGGAE” COSMO CHOY VULGAR ATTACK ON MAMA NGINA DESERVES A BAN FROM SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BIG BLOW TO RUTO, AS KARUA JOINS “COMRADE” RAILA IN AZIMIO RAILA WINS LIMITED HSN POLL AS PREFFERED CANDIDATE FOR THE MT. KENYA REGION KENYANS DOMINATE THE LOS ANGELES MARATHON KETANJI BROWN JACKSON MAKES HISTORY AS SCOTUS NOMINEE NAMWAMBA’S COLUMN MAKES A MOCKERY OF RUTO’S TRIP ABROAD COACH PHILIP ONYANGO ACCUSERS MEET WITH DCI INVESTIGATORS MIGUNA ENDORSES RUTO FOR PRESIDENT RUTO NOMINATED TO BE UDA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SUSPECT IN BODA-BODA ATTACK ARRESTED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE KENYA KALONZO DECLARES RAILA TOSHA MIXED FEELINGS AS KENYA ENDS MASK MANDATE IN OPEN PUBLIC PLACES; MASKS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED INDOORS RAILA ODINGA FIRES-UP SUPPORTERS IN MEGA RALLY; APOLOGIZES FOR MA-DOA-DOA STATEMENT IN WAJIR, ATTACKS OPPONENT, AND BOOSTS HIS 10-POINT PLAN LA MARATHON IS ON MARCH 20: THE MAGICAL MILE IS DESIGNATED FOR KENYANS TO CHEER OUR STARS MARJAN HUSSEIN MARJAN NAMED IEBC CEO 4 YEARS AFTER SEAT FELL VACANT SONKO AND FAMILY BANNED FROM ENTERING THE U.S. BECAUSE OF ENGAGING IN CORRUPTION WHILE IN OFFICE EMMET TILL ANTI-LYNCHING ACT PASSES CONGRESS; SET TO BECOME LAW AFTER BIDEN’S SIGNATURE CONTRARY TO CAMPAIGN CLAIMS, NO EVIDENCE DEPUTY PRESIDENT RUTO ATTENDED A MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE IEBC IS LOOKING FOR ELECTION OBSERVERS IN KENYA AND THE DIASPORA RUTO’S US TRIP UNSETTLES DIASPORA; TRIGGERS PROTEST LETTER TO THE WHITE HOUSE. DP CAST’S HIMSELF AS VICTIM, CLAIM’S RIGGING UNDERWAY AFRICANS EXPERIENCE DISCRIMINATION WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FLEE RUSSIAN INVASION IN UKRAINE THREE MINNEAPOLIS EX-COPS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING GEORGE FLOYDS CIVIL RIGHTS RUSSIAN SOLDIERS INVADE UKRAINE WITH MASSIVE FORCE AHMAUD ARBERY KILLERS USED RACIST LANGUAGE AGAINST BLACKS IN TEXT MESSAGES AND SOCIAL MEDIA KENYAN YOUTH ARE RELUCTANT TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, SKEPTICAL ABOUT ELECTION OUTCOME AND POLITICIANS FANS AT THE PARLOR SPORTS BAR IN LA, ENJOY HIP HOP SUPER BOWL LVI HOT-SEAT-NEWS SURVIVES A HACKING ATTEMPT; WE’RE EVALUATING OUR CYBER SECURITY PROTOCOLS WALTER MONGARE AKA NYAMBANE, IS PLAYING A POLITICAL CHESS GAME NYAMBANE LEAVES POST AT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AS RESIGNATION DEADLINE FOR KENYAN CIVIL SERVANTS WITH POLITICAL AMBITIONS ARRIVES DANGOTE STILL AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST PERSON. 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ICE CAN GET THEIR DATA HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG KENYAN LEADERS HIGH COURT JUDGE ANTHONY MRIMA RULES DIASPORANS CAN USE NATIONAL IDs AND VALID PASSPORTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS DIASPORANS MAKE HISTORY, BECOMING THE FIRST EVER TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN A KENYAN ELECTION WHILE OUTSIDE AFRICAN SOIL CASHAPP, PAYPAL, OTHER MOBILE MONEY APPS MUST REPORT $600-PLUS BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS TO IRS KENYANS IN DIASPORA CAN START TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, BY APPOINTMENT, FROM JAN 21 TO FEB 4TH CATHERINE NDEREBA BROUGHT TO TEARS BY ABUSED WOMEN’S STORIES DURING AGNES TIROP GBV-IN SPORT CONFERENCE KENYAN DOCTORS IN THE US DISCUSS COVID VACCINES, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FIDA LAWYERS ASK PROSECUTOR TO USE SPECIAL UNIT TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST DISGRACED FORMER BASKETBALL COACH PHILIP ONYANGO DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO’S MEGA RALLY IN ELDORET ENDS WITH “MADOA DOA” CONTROVERSY AHMAUD ARBERY’S KILLERS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON KENYAN SCHOOLS RE-OPEN AMID ANXIETY OVER ARSON, PANDEMIC-INDUCED CURRICULUM CHALLENGES AND HANDLING GAY STUDENTS RAILA ODINGA RECEIVES ROUSING WELCOME AT BUKHUNGU STADIUM ON HIS 5TH QUEST FOR THE KENYAN PRESIDENCY KENYAN CRIME BUSTERS CATCH A CON LADY TARGETING DIASPORANS OMICRON THE GRINCH HANDS THE WORLD A BLAND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP 10 GLOBAL EVENTS THAT SHAPED 2021 SOUTH AFRICAN FREEDOM FIGHTER AND HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU DIES AT 90 Kenya’s Top 10 Events In 2021 LIVE: KENYA PARLIAMENT DEBATE COALITION PARTIES LAWS AMENDMENT Chauvin Pleads Guilty of Violating George Floyd’s and Teen’s Civil Rights Ji-me Young Straight Outta Tala: An Upcoming Gospel Music Artist with a Vision Raila Odinga Accepts the Nomination to Be Presidential Candidate in 2022 Ghetto Prez, Gaucho, Sounds Warning over Raila Odinga’s Security Ahead of Azimio La Umoja Convention Gay People in Kenya Live in Constant Fear of Attacks, Discrimination, and Lack Legal Protection Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Serenades Prez Kenyatta in Farewell Donald Trump Concedes-Sort Of-Thanks to Grammar Kenyans Back Anti “Mpango Wa Kando” Succession Law; But Say It Favors Men President Uhuru Kenyatta Elevates Nakuru to City Status Kaiser Engineers 60-Plus Day Strike for Better Contract Get Boost from Nurses Unions and Seiu Kenya Diaspora Forum Advocating for Kenyans Abroad Right to Vote in Upcoming Elections Huruko Dominates Muramba Classic Golf Tourney in Vegas, Becomes First Kenyan to Win Trophy Eric Huruko Tops Day One of Murambatsvina Golf Classic Tournament in Vegas Kenyans Welcome Google’s $1 Billion Investment in Africa Kenya Basketball Sex Scandal: Fida Calls for Onyango’s Re-arrest and Prosecution; Incest Allegations Surface Looking Forward to Vegas and next Year. Safari Golf Tournaments Conclude in Multiple Cities Mechanical Bull at Rdu Sends a Message to Mask-up Facebook Explains Reason for 5-hour Outage Across It’s Multiple Platforms- It Was Not a Hack Kenyan Golfers Headed to the Annual Safari North Carolina October Fest Tournament Kenya Basketball Sex Scandal: Two Women Allege Youth Coach Raped Them, More Allege He Sexually Harassed Them, KBF Knew and Did Nothing R. Kelly Found Guilty of Racketeering and Sexual Abuse Kenya Basketball Sexual Abuse Scandal: Mupalia Speaks out, More Women Accuse Kenya’s Youth Basketball Coach Philip Onyango of Sexual Misconduct Philip Onyango, Former Kenya Women’s Youth Basketball Coach, Denies Sexually Abusing Females; Some Say He Helped Them, but None Say He’s Innocent California Slaps down Republican-driven Recall, Hand Newsom Landslide Win and Mandate The Secret IRS Files: Trove Of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How The Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax Raila’s Art Lands a Phat Kiss from Supporter, Please Don’t Tell Mama Ida Clovis Board President Encourages Parents To Get Vaccinated To Stop Spread Of Covid-19 And Keep Schools Open Gunmen Assassinate Haiti’s President Netanyahu Borrows The Trump Playbook Ways To Avoid Being Scammed Joe Biden Promises To Tackle Covid-19 On Day One If Elected The Secret IRS Files: Trove Of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How The Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax Qanon Supporter Mounted A “Dislike” Campaign Against Biden Inauguration Youtube Video Factors To Consider Before Re-Opening Schools To In-Person Teaching Obama Blows Whistle On Trump’s Incompetence And Corruption In Dnc Speech Kamala Harris Takes Her Place In History With V.p. Nomination Senator Kamala Harris Nominated Dem Veep Candidate Foster Farms Employees Sound Alarm Over Coronavirus Steps To Providing Safe Home-Care For Covid-19 Patients Covid-19 Is Changing The World Perhaps Forever In Layman’s Terms: Biotech Career Is A Big Opportunity Post-Covid-19 Photo Of The Week: Trump Tulsa Rally A Major Bust Juneteenth Deserves To Be A National Holiday In Layman’s Terms: The Most Effective Test For Covid-19 Spike Lee Releases Short Movie Featuring Floyd, Garner Killing George Floyd-In Memorium, Our Ongoing Coverage President Donald Trump Walks Past Graffiti Insulting Him In Layman Terms-What Makes Aav-Based Gene Therapy Work? Colleagues, Family, And Friends Honor Fallen Hero, Nurse Sandra Oldfield Vigil Planned For Nurse Who Died Of Covid-19 In Layman’s Terms: What Is Gene Therapy? Us Needs Robust Across-Board Bailout Madagascar Covid-19 Remedy Met With Pride And Skepticism Teachers Hold Parade To Cheer Up Students World Health Organization Risks Losing Credibility For Downplaying Public Use Of Masks For Coronavirus Prevention Text Messages Show Team Trump Unconcerned With Coronavirus Bye Bye Vegas, Rugby Sevens Comes To Los Angeles; Cue The Kenyans Trump And Republican Leadership Inaction Enable Mass Shooters In Us Kamala Harris Dominates Biden, And Breaks Out In Day Two Dem Prez Debate Day One Of Dem Prez Debate Was Mostly A Kumbaya Moment Dems Should Start Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump Here Is The Full Redacted Mueller Report Finally, In Barr, Trump Finds His Roy Cohn Adam Schiff: You Might Think It’s Ok, But It’s Not Ok Is Barr Just A Trump Stooge? Still No Mueller Report. Are We Witnessing A Blatant Cover-Up? Five Simple Questions For Ag William Barr The Barr Report: Ag William Barr Summary Of The Mueller Report. Ag William Barr: No Collusion, But Obstruction Of Justice Charges Inconclusive New Zealand Premier Announces Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons After Mass Shooting Ethiopian Airlines Crash Claimed 5 Members Of The Same Family: Victim Had Premonition. “My Heart Isn’t Really Excited, I Feel Like There’s Something Bad Ahead.” Second Federal Judge Adds 3 More Years On Paul Manafort’s Sentence In Photos: Kenyan Sevens Rugby Fans, Vegas 2019 Tragedy: Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes; Killing All Aboard; 32 Kenyans And 8 Americans Among Dead Video Highlights: Usa Defeats Samoa In Hsbc Rugby Sevens In Vegas Judge Hits Paul Manafort With A Pillow As Punishment For His Financial Fraud Crimes Two Businesswomen Introduce Kenyan Cuisine To The World At Usa Rugby Sevens In Las Vegas Video: Dancehall Star Busy Signal, Signals To Kenyans That He’s Not Too Busy For Them And They Love It Shujaa End Las Vegas Tour With Loss To Spain; Some Blame Politics, Planning, Management For Team’s Woes Usa Sevens Update: Big Day For Kenya; Powers Through Argentina And Japan In Photos: Kenya Has The Most Loyal Rugby Fans Kenyan Rugby Star Player Dies In Pool; Some Suspect Foul Play Michael Cohen: Trump A Racist, Conman, And Cheat It’s Time To End The Electoral College System To Win, Kenya’s Shujaa Team Will Have To Use Ugali — Physical Advantage Kenya Looks To Restore The Magic Of 2016 Sevens In Singapore Usa Sevens Rugby Almost Here. This Year Is Tournament’s 10Th Anniversary In Vegas Hurry-Up Mr. Mueller, We Can’t Do This Much Longer Usa Rugby Sevens In Vegas Is Here! Who’s Your Father, Who’s Your Father, Who’s Your Father, Referee? Immigrants Have A Positive Impact On Us Economy Nigerian Presidential And Parliamentary Elections Postponed Only 5 Hours Before Polls Set To Open Trump-Abe Nobel Peace Prizegate Teen Reporters Highlight 1,200 Child Gun Deaths One Year Since Parkland New Evidence Emerges Of Possible Wrongdoing By Trump Inaugural Committee Ann Coulter: “The Only Emergency Is Our President Is An Idiot”
HIGH COURT JUDGE ANTHONY MRIMA RULES DIASPORANS CAN USE NATIONAL IDs AND VALID PASSPORTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS

The Kenyan High Court has ruled in favor of the petitioner, activist Okiya Omtatah Okoiti, that Kenyans in the diaspora should be allowed to register as voters using valid passports and original national identity cards, a major victory for diaspora groups outside Africa.

Omtata filed the petition and named the Attorney General and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as the respondents.

Diaspora vote advocate Jerotich Seii was the first to announce the ruling on her Twitter account creating excitement within the diaspora community.

Here are the rulings:

In the end, the Notice of Motion dated January 5 2022, is hereby determined as follows.

  1. Pending the hearing and determination of the petition herein, a Kenyan citizen residing outside Kenya shall apply for registration as a voter upon production of a valid Kenyan Passport or upon the production of an original national identity card.

  2. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission shall forthwith accord an opportunity to the Kenyan citizens residing outside Kenya to apply for registration as voters upon production of valid Kenyan passports or upon production of original national identity cards.

The Court presided by Justice Anthony Mrima, ordered to accept both valid passports and original IDs, also known as kitambulisho, as documents that can be used to register to vote.

In response to the Court order, IEBC Acting CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan sent out an internal memo directing his diaspora staff to comply with the order.

Citing section 82 (1) e in the Kenyan Constitution, which deals with election legislation:

Parliament shall enact legislation to provide for–
(e) the progressive registration of citizens residing outside Kenya, and the progressive realization of their right to vote.

Marjan said the Kenyan “Constitution leaves no doubt that the right to vote by Kenyans in the diaspora is to be realized progressively.”

Some diaspora leaders have accused IEBC of acting in bad faith by taking advantage of the broadness and ambiguity of the term “progressive registration” to slow-walk the granting of Kenyans overseas their right to vote.

Marjan instructed his team to comply with the court order by:

“Allowing every eligible Kenyan citizen residing outside Kenya to be registered as a voter so long as they furnish the registration officer with a valid Republic of Kenya passport of national identity card.”

In his press conference on January 7, 2022, in Naivasha, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that diasporans residing around Kenya could use valid passports and national identity cards, and those living in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, could only use a valid passport.

Chebukati, however, did not explain why the diaspora groups in Africa and those outside Africa had different registration requirements.

For her part, IEBC argued allowing diasporans to use national identification cards could compromise the integrity of the elections because those IDs don’t have expiration dates, and Kenyans who relinquished their citizenship could easily register and vote.

But the Court trashed the IEBC argument, for now.

“This Court believes that Kenya as a country has the requisite machinery and ability to ascertain whether any of its citizens ever relinquished their citizenship.”

Diaspora groups should not pop the champagne yet, the Court has not made the final decision on the petition, and while diasporans might be allowed to register using the national IDs if the ruling is reversed, those who are determined to be non-citizens, might not be allowed to vote because the Court can still grant IEBC the power to require only valid Kenyan passports.

 

“This Court believes that Kenya as a country has the requisite machinery and ability to ascertain whether any of its citizens ever relinquished their citizenship.”

 

The Court explained its reasoning for moving ahead despite IEBC citizenship concerns.

“Further, if this Court allows the Kenyans lawfully living in the diaspora to register as voters using their national identity cards and the Petition is eventually unsuccessful, such Kenyans will not take part in the general elections and the concern will be rested,” the ruling stated.

REACTION TO THE HIGH COURT RULING

David Ochwangi, President of the Association of Kenyan Diaspora Organizations, celebrated the court ruling and released the following statement:

“It’s encouraging to note that the Court has once again affirmed the diaspora’s right to universal suffrage and repudiated the IEBC’s long-standing recalcitrant stance that has disenfranchised the diaspora.

The IEBC must recognize that it is not the law unto itself. It has neither power nor authority to ignore the constitution or statutory law as its currently written nor substitute the law with its regulations. IEBC’s pattern of conduct over the years amounts to voter suppression, and now they have been exposed as doing so deliberately, purposefully to exclude the diaspora.

This [voter suppression] ends this election cycle. IEBC must:

a) Expand voter registration and voting centers in the diaspora;
b) Obey this ruling and accept government-issued IDs (passports and national IDs) and
c) Extend the voter registration period as provided by law.

 

Jack Okore, an advocate of the High Court, said the main issue, in this case, was pegged in section 38 of the Kenyan constitution.

“At the heart of the matter are the constitutionally-guaranteed political rights under Article 38 of the Constitution and the manner in which such rights were limited by the impugned regulation,” Okore said. “A question of limitation of rights and fundamental freedoms is such a germane one that cannot be taken lightly. Such a question, without doubt, establish a prima-facie case.”

Section 38 (3) of the Kenyan constitution states the following:

(3) Every adult citizen has the right, without unreasonable restrictions, —

(a) to be registered as a voter;

(b) to vote by secret ballot in any election or referendum; and

(c) to be a candidate for public office, or office within a political party of which the citizen is a member and, if elected, to hold office.

After the 2010 constitutional reform, that granted Kenyans the right to dual citizenship, however, may have changed the definition of who is a Kenyan citizen. Kenyans who had relinquished their citizenship after acquiring other citizenships such as the United States were required to file Form 1, with the Ministry of Interior, immigration services, to regain their Kenyan citizenship. But the process of filing for the declaration is mired with inexplicable delays.

The rule caused an uproar in affected countries, including the US, with some accusing IEBC of mounting a voter suppression effort on the diaspora. Many diaspora members lack a valid passport for many reasons, such as challenges with the immigration e-Citizen system delays due to Kenyan missions closure prompted the Coronavirus outbreak, among other reasons.

In light of the Court order, Kenyans in various diaspora WhatsApp forums are calling on IEBC to extend the registration period.

“Since IEBC created their own rules deliberately meant to prohibit Kenyans overseas from registering to vote, they should extend the voting by the period that they unlawfully restricted people from voting. The IEBC knew all along that they were breaking the law by creating fake rules to prevent Kenyans from registering,” One Kenyan said.

IEBC officials have denied disenfranchising diaspora voters saying they’re only following the law.

Caught in the middle of the court ruling fallout is an IEBC staff that traveled from Kenya to facilitate the registration process

Joyce Ekuam, IEBC Director of Voter Education, Partnerships and Communication speaks with Dr. Omari Onyango, Chairman of Diaspora Consultative Group, and Dr. Nixon Mwebi and Dr. Ondieki Gekara after a dinner meeting hosted by IEBC to discuss how to improve the dismal registration numbers so far. | Maurice Ndole

Several Kenyans who encountered IEBC staff in the LA consulate, have praised them for their great customer service and professionalism. Working under Joyce Ekuam, IEBC Director of Voter Education, Partnerships and Communication, the team decried the low voter turnout and cited documentation as part of the stumbling block.

In a meeting with the Kenyan community at a restaurant in LA, Team leader Shyller Jillo announced as of Jan 30, after 10 days on the task, her team of 5, had only registered 50 new voters an average of 5 voters per day.

The court order raises questions about whether IEBC would extend the registration period. Ekuam said currently the plan is to maintain the current schedule, closing registration on Feb 4.

Responding to a suggestion to extend the time, Ekuam, however, agreed to let her staff work past the scheduled time, up to 7 p.m. on the final day, which she described as the “D-Day.”

Diaspora Support Group Chairman Omari Onyango has urged his members to spread the good news and urge them to come and register.

OUR EARLIER REPORTING

Kenyan diaspora vote advocate Jerotich Seii has posted on her Twitter account that Justice Charo Mrima has ruled Kenyans in the diaspora can register to vote using their national ID.

“Today, Justice Mrima @Kenyajudiciary ruled that @iebc can register you to vote using your national ID as well! Go for it! Thank you, James Gitau @OkiyaOmtatah @KaranjaMatindi @DrRoselynAkombe @marasab@kenya_usa,” Seii, a regular pundit on various TV shows, said.

Using #DiasporaVoteKE, copied her tweet to human rights activist Okiya Omtata, and former IEBC official Roselyn Akombe among others.

 

However, the official text from the High Court on the ruling attributed to Justice Anthony Mrima has not been made available, so it’s impossible to verify the information or the scope of the ruling.

Allowing diasporans to register with their national ID would be a game-changer in the registration process because it would open the door for more Kenyans to register.

IEBC officials stationed at the Kenyan Consulate office in Los Angeles said they turned away some Kenyans from registering because they only have national IDs and not valid passports.

At least one woman said that because she did not have a valid passport, she was allowed to register as a voter in her constituency in Kenya.

At the moment, diasporans living outside Africa can only use a valid passport to register, which many Kenyans lack due to various including difficulties renewing the passports due to technical issues with the e-Citizen portal.

The IEBC has not acknowledged the order on its website or social media.

“We only saw a tweet on that we do not have any official announcement regarding this matter,” IEBC Commissioner Justus Nyangaya, who is currently in the US presiding over the ongoing diaspora voter registration exercise, said.

Hotseatnews has not verified the information, but Seii’s background as a diaspora advocate and that it’s not April Fools Day make her a credible candidate to disseminate the news.

The final day to register is Friday, February 4, 2022. It’s unclear whether IEBC would reopen the registration exercise and allow those without valid passports to register.

Special accommodations to allow more people to register are possible. 

“IEBC is committed to work beyond official working hours before the D-Day on February 4 to accommodate all who will have turned out to register.” Joyce Ekuam, IEBC Director of Voter Education, Partnerships and Communications, said.  

So far, voters are not in a hurry to register. As of January 30, only 50 new voters had registered as new voters at the LA Consulate office, a number that disappointed IEBC officials at the center.

As of January 31, a total of 1054 voters had registered in all 18 diaspora locations. 

In the US, a total of 209 new voters had registered. Washington DC led the count with 98 registered voters, while LA has only recorded 50 new voters. 

It’s unclear how the IEBC will handle the ruling. 

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