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IT’S BABA NA MARTHA FOR HISTORIC AZIMIO TICKET

IT’S BABA NA MARTHA FOR HISTORIC AZIMIO TICKET

Raila Odinga names Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua as his running mate, ushering a historic moment in Kenya and empowering women, who are 51 percent of Kenya's population. The nomination, however, sent Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka packing, protesting and launching his own presidential bid. In his shadow cabinet line-up, Odinga offered Musyoka a chief minister position, similar to the position Deputy President William Ruto offered ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga finally announced NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua as his running mate, a move that has elicited mixed reactions and sparked ripple effects in the Azimio la Umoja coalition. The announcement happened in the highly charged Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi on Monday afternoon, ending speculation from within and without...

PART 2: THE SAD STORY ABOUT STANLEY AMIN

PART 2: THE SAD STORY ABOUT STANLEY AMIN

Amin's father was shot during the 2007 post-election violence changing his life forever. Amid the violence, his mother fled, abandoning him and his two sisters. They were later separated and he has never seen them again. What followed is a sad story of exploitation, but he has kept the hope of a bright future alive.

Stanley Amin lost his father to a police bullet in the 2007 post election violence. He was only 8-years-old. His life changed forever. Click here to read part 1. After several tribulations and bad luck, Amin’s rudder directed him to Muhuru Bay, where he learned and practiced fishing for survival. He had found a new...

WILL MARTHA KARUA MAKE HISTORY AS THE FIRST KENYAN WOMAN NOMINATED TO BECOME DEPUTY TO A TOP-TIER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

WILL MARTHA KARUA MAKE HISTORY AS THE FIRST KENYAN WOMAN NOMINATED TO BECOME DEPUTY TO A TOP-TIER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

Opinion polls have shown Martha Karua to be the most preferred running mate for Azimio leader Raila Odinga. If nominated, Karua will be the first woman in Kenya's history to be nominated as deputy by a party that could win the election. She will be tasked with hunting for votes in the Mt. Kenya region, which has traditionally refused to vote for Odinga.

Martha Wangari Karua, the leader of NARC-Kenya party, could be the running mate of Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition. All signs point to her direction, and unless Odinga pulls a surprise contrary to the public opinion and the palpable political atmosphere, Karua the senior counsel, will be...

RUTO NAMES GACHAGUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE

RUTO NAMES GACHAGUA AS HIS RUNNING MATE

By selecting Rigathi Gachugua, Deputy President William Ruto has made a major move in the heart of Mt. Kenya region and broken with the traditional power. But by snubbing former Vice President Musalia Mudavadi, Ruto may have ceded ground in Western Kenya and alienated some in the GEMA Nation who wanted him to name Tharaka Nithi Senator Kindiki Kithure.

In a major play for the Mt. Kenya votes, Deputy President William Ruto has settled on Mathira MP, Rigathi Gachagua, to be his running mate ahead of the August polls. “Join me and other Kenya Kwanza team in welcoming and congratulating Rigathi Gachagua for ascending to the position of the running-mate for the Hustler Nation....

HOW THE 2007 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE CHANGED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG MAN

HOW THE 2007 POST ELECTION VIOLENCE CHANGED THE LIFE OF A YOUNG MAN

Amin's father was shot during the 2007 post-election violence changing his life forever. Amid the violence, his mother fled, abandoning him and his two sisters. They were later separated and he has never seen them again. What followed is a sad story of exploitation, but he has kept the hope of a bright future alive.

On a certain hot afternoon, in the streets of Naivasha, Stanley Amin, then eight, saw his father die in a pool of blood. He had been shot by the police. Amid the unrest and commotion in the posh municipality of Nakuru County, Amin’s mother fled and abandoned her 3 children. Amin, now 22 and in...

PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI STATE FUNERAL COVERAGE

PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI STATE FUNERAL COVERAGE

Broadcasted live by several Kenyan media, and attended by Kenyans and leaders from across Africa and the world.

Watch Live as Kenyans come out to bid farewell to Emilio Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s 3rd President. The State Funeral will take place at Nyayo Stadium. Leaders shower Kenya’s late President, Mr. Emilio Mwai Kibaki with praises in his farewell. Thousands of Kenyans and leaders from across the globe gathered in Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi on...

SIM CARD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED; SAFARICOM OFFERS ONLINE SOLUTION

SIM CARD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED; SAFARICOM OFFERS ONLINE SOLUTION

Deadline to register SIM card extended to Oct 15, 2022. CAK Boss Exra Chiloba Announced on Twitter. Safaricom launches and online portal to make it easier for Kenyans to Register. Kenyan citizens, human rights advocates and some politicians have objected to the order as bothersome, redundant and ill-conceived. They're questioning the motives behind Communication Authority of Kenya directive.

Latest Update:  We reached out Communication Authority of Kenya and asked them about the purpose of the directive and they sent us the following response. “The exercise is meant to have all SIM card subscribers update their registration details in line with the SIM Card Registration Regulations 2015. Which requires, among other things, that mobile...

KENYANS SHARE MIXED MEMORIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI

KENYANS SHARE MIXED MEMORIES OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI

Despite a great leadership record, free primary school, building the Thika Superhighway, some blame him for the eruption of the 2007 Post-Election violence.

On the calm, sunny, gentle Thursday, the sunset for Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s third President, hurling the country into a period of mourning. Kibaki died at 90, having served in the public and political landscape for more than half of his life. He traversed the mountainous, cool Nyeri District before he snaked his way to the...

KENYANS REACT TO THE BUGDET WITH LITTLE HOPE

KENYANS REACT TO THE BUGDET WITH LITTLE HOPE

As expected, the Kenyan budget coming in an election year paints a rosy picture about the future of the country, but Kenyans are becoming anxious about what lies ahead for them as the cost of commodities continue to rise, and CS Ukur Yatani's budget appears to target basic needs and small business industry.

Nairobi: One week after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani’s 2022-2023 budget plan, Kenyans expressed mixed feelings about the government spending plan effectiveness. Some are optimistic about the Sh 3.3 trillion national budget, while others have shown little hope of redeeming Kenya’s flagging economy. Yatani has proposed hiking taxes on cosmetics and beauty products, tax on...

KENYA’S SUPREME COURT STOPS THE BBI “REGGAE”

KENYA’S SUPREME COURT STOPS THE BBI “REGGAE”

Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proponents who include President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are proposing sweeping changes to the constitution that would allow for the creating of several power leadership positions and bring equity in the distribution of resources and parliamentary representation. Critics call the effort self-serving and not a priority for Kenya.

MAURICE O. NDOLE| HSN Publisher, Contributed to this report On Thursday afternoon, at around half past 3, the Supreme Court of Kenya (SCOK) smashed a blast on the face of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), declaring the constitutional amendment bill illegal, and condemning it to oblivion. It appears, at least for now, the BBI Reggae...

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