“Kihara said the country would burn if IEBC declared Ruto President-elect”

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The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) warned IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati not to declare William Ruto as the president-elect In an affidavit by Commissioner Abdi Guliye, he claims that the security committee was led by the Principal Administrate Secretary in the office of president Kennedy Kihara, Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, IG Hillary Mutyambai and vice chief of defense forces lieutenant...

Chebukati: Ruto attained the required 50%+1 votes


IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has dismissed claims that William Ruto did not meet the 50 percent plus one threshold for him to be declared as president-elect. In a 75-page affidavit, Chebukati says Ruto was lawfully declared president-elect, having garnered 7,176,141 (50.49%) votes against the 14,213,137 valid votes cast. He was responding to the Presidential petition filed by Raila and Martha Karua...

Kenyans likely to go for a rerun in 2025


Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi now claims in the event the Supreme Court orders a rerun in the 2022 presidential petition, the election will be held in 2025. Abdullahi alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his preferred successor Raila Odinga who is the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya flagbearer will be hellbent to ensure the constitutional timeline of sixty days is...

Why joint media election results tallying failed

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Media Council of Kenya (MCK) claims the efforts to organize a joint media tallying centre failed because talks started too late. In a statement on Tuesday, MCK CEO David Omwoyo said that media owners and Editors Guild had agreed on the joint tallying like they approached the presidential debate. He said that efforts had been made to deploy media personnel countrywide...

Govt declares Tuesday a national holiday

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Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has declared Tuesday a national holiday to allow Kenyans to cast their votes. In a gazette notice dated July 29, Matiang'i said this will allow Kenyans to participate in the 2022 general elections of Members of Parliament, Members of County Assemblies and County Governors.  

Court orders IEBC to use manual register in the election


A Nairobi court has ordered Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) to use a manual register to identify voters in the August polls. Justice Mugure Thande quashed the letter that IEBC wrote to Azimio, saying they will only use KIEMs kits to identify voters. The court has found that the impugned decision of the commission to abandon the printed register violates the...

24 diplomats to attend Presidential Debate

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24 diplomats from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, DR Congo, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Finland, German, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, AKDN, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and the United Nations Dev System have confirmed attendance at the Presidential debate. The debate is scheduled to take place on Tuesday between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm despite reports that the...

Some outlets still stocking overpriced Unga despite govt subsidy


Some supermarkets are still selling unga between KES 180 and KES 230 despite the government subsidy that took effect on Wednesday. A 2kg packet of maize flour is supposed to retail at KES 100 following a directive by the government on Wednesday. "This programme of a subsidy of approximately KES 105 per 2kg pack of maize meal is meant to lower...

TikTok begins laying off workers globally

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TikTok has begun a global restructuring of its business that includes layoffs. The short-form video app, owned by Chinese parent company ByteDance, has already crossed 1 billion monthly active users and thousands of employees worldwide. Some workers in the US have already been told that their roles are being eliminated, with further reports adding that some in the UK risk losing...

Botswana has the most female entrepreneurs globally

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The 2021 Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has, for the third consecutive year, ranked Botswana (38.5%), Uganda (38.4%) and Ghana (37.2%) as the countries with the most women business owners globally. Botswana also scored highly in MIWE 2021’s ‘women’s labour force participation rates, ranking 13th globally. According to the report, Nigeria, alongside Angola and Ghana, ranked first globally in the...