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Clinton Again Notes US Firm's Role in Tainted Kenya Vote.

Hillary Clinton is clarifying: She doesn't intend to contest the 2016 election. The issue made headlines this week after Clinton told NPR that she wouldn't rule out challenging the legitimacy of the outcome if investigators prove Russia played a major role. In a followup talk with Mic , Clinton addresses the...

- Newser - US

OUT&ABOUT: The vibrant culture of the Makonde community.

Originating from Mozambique in the early 90's, Makondes were only recognised as Kenyans in 2017

- Daily Nation - KE

Judges: Why Uhuru Kenyatta's victory was voided.

Irregularities and illegalities in the poll were many, systematic and deliberate, say four Supreme Court judges.

- Daily Nation - KE

Ugut tutup tahfiz bukti DAP musuhi Islam, kata PAS.

GEORGE TOWN, 20 Sept — PAS Pulau Pinang menyifatkan kenyataan seorang exco kerajaan DAP Pulau Pinang bahawa kerajaan negeri akan menutup maahad tahfiz yang gagal mematuhi aspek keselamatan sebagai ugutan serta cubaan untuk membantutkan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission.

The presidential election was cancelled because the results were announced before being verified.

- BBC - UK

Ruto slams CJ, says he sounds like the Opposition.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 - Deputy President William Ruto criticised Chief Justice David Maraga's statement on attacks against the Judiciary, describing the tone of the speech as political. Through his Twitter handle on Tuesday night, Ruto said the proclamation by Maraga on Tuesday evening closely resembled political ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Supreme Court now asked vacate presidential petition judgment.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 - Chief Justice David Maraga has been petitioned to vacate the full judgment of the presidential petition to be delivered Wednesday at 10am. In his petition, Derrick Malika Ngumu claims that he is in possession of what he describes as highly confidential and detailed documents with evidence relating ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IEBC meeting with parties put off to await full Supreme Court ruling.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has postponed a meeting with the Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance to allow time for the consideration of issues arising from a detailed Supreme Court ruling on the annulment of the August 8 presidential election, due Wednesday. Commission ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing.

Nairobi, Kenya, Sep 20 - “It's devastating. I've been following them every day of my life for the last year,” said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya's central Laikipia region. “They're all dead.” Months of invasions by sometimes armed semi-nomadic herders, and tens of thousands of their ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Life expectancy has been on the rise.

Life expectancy in Kenya has been on the rise in the recent past.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict.

NAIROBI - Police sealed off roads near Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month's presidential election.

- Reuters - US

Brookside tops list of firms that Nakumatt owes billions

Papers filed in court show creditors behind spirited battle to declare Kenya's biggest retailer insolvent

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Two Kenyan lawyers wanted by ICC to know fate

They moved to court and temporarily stopped their arrests.

- Daily Nation - KE

You'll soon know our reasons why…

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 - The Supreme Court will on Wednesday deliver, in full, the reasons why by a majority, it nullified the August 8 presidential election and President Uhuru Kenyatta's declaration as winner. The bench will deliver the judgement in the face of intimidation and bad-mouthing from the Executive which has ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

Nairobi, Kenya, Sep 20- An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security. The critical Mwanahalisi newspaper was shut after publishing a letter on Monday from a reader containing ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

IG Boinnet denies claims by Maraga on judges' security

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 - Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet now says all judges in the country have adequate police officers attached to them as well as at their residences. In a statement, the IG refuted claims by Chief Justice David Maraga that he has failed to ensure Judiciary officials, premises and their homes

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE | Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary has said, as police used tear gas on ruling party supporters who protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal.

- - ZA | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe son, Kenya, Nigeria

Grace Mugabe's son, Russel Goreraza, has reportedly imported two Rolls Royce limousines worth more than R70m, and a French firm says Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready for October 17 polls.

- - ZA

Poor batting 'cost Kenya' victory against Uganda

Hosts Namibia settled for fourth position and Tanzania were last.

- Daily Nation - KE

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch's very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders, as well as ...

- TechCrunch - US

Disputes, Logistics, Throw New Kenyan Poll Date Into Doubt

Kenya’s election drama continues. The country is scheduled to hold its new presidential poll on October 17, but there is already talk of postponement due to technical issues and arguments over the electoral commission. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court, which annulled the results of last month’s vote, has come under ...

- Voice of America - US

The environmental impact of a coal plant on Kenya's coast is being underplayed

An old coal-burning power plant in China. REUTERS/David GrayChina is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system? Export ...

- The Conversation - UK

Coast Jubilee leaders dismiss claims of division in the party

Leaders say they will ensure Mombasa votes for Uhuru Kenyatta.

- Daily Nation - KE

Terror groups pose biggest threat to Kenya's security – NIS

NIS says threat remains high in Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu.

- Daily Nation - KE

New accounting standards could affect bank lending

One of Kenya's biggest lenders has recently announced it was weighing the prospect of cutting back on disbursement of personal loans guaranteed by salaries.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

EDITORIAL: Make traffic plan viable

Judging by the quick about turn that Governor Mike Sonko made on Monday, the Nairobi county government's plan to bar matatus from entering the central business district appears not to have been well thought out.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Don't threaten workers for issuing strike notice

I read with great concern and regret a Press release by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on a strike notice issued by the secretary-general of the County Workers Union.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Plan for fuel hedge fund shelved until next year

Kenya's plan to set up a petroleum fund that will hedge consumer fuel prices against global changes has been shelved until end of next year.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

200 youth on the radar of police over terrorism links

NIS is monitoring the activities of 200 youth in Mombasa who are suspected to have returned from Somalia after being radicalised.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

NTSA plans monthly fines on uncollected logbooks

Kenyans who fail to collect their motor vehicle logbooks on time will now be fined Sh500 per month.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Helsinki bourse-listed weather tracker opens Nairobi office

Vaisala is Wednesday set to officially launch its operations in the country.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Nairobi jobs tech firm gets Sh103m

Shortlist has received Sh103 million seed funding from a group of US, Indian and Kenyan investors.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

South African bank ranks Kenya sixth on investment chart

Rand Merchant Bank has ranked Kenya Africa's sixth-best investment destination, a fall from last year's standing when it was placed at fifth position.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Kenya Breweries pays sorghum, barley farmers Sh2.2bn

Kenya Breweries last year paid Sh2.2 billion to 30,000 sorghum and barley farmers, the beer maker has announced.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Case of fired KAA guard in Matiang'i row stays in Nyeri

The Labour court has refused to transfer a case in which an airport worker was sacked for mistreating' Education CS Fred Matiang'i to Nairobi.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Why Hillary Clinton thinks the U.S. election was similar to Kenya's flawed vote

Clinton notes that a controversial data firm worked for the winning candidates in both elections.

- Washington Post - US

First Kenyan appointed to UN tax committee

Mr George Omondi Obell is a chief manager at Kenya Revenue Authority international tax office.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Fake story on Raila and Kerry circulates on Kenyan websites

Carter Centre spokeswoman Soyia Ellison wrote in an email, This is, indeed, a fake. John Kerry did not give an interview to BBC or anyone else.'

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Mobile cash lifts 200,000 homes out of poverty

Economists says services have increased daily per capita consumption levels of many poor Kenyan homes

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE | Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready, says French firm

The electronic voting system due to be used in a re-run of Kenya's presidential poll will not be ready in time, the French biometrics firm behind it says.

- - ZA

David Maraga hits back at 'threats' over Kenya election re-run

The chief justice is defiant amid violent protests and criticism after he annulled last month's poll.

- BBC - UK

Tanzanian newspaper suspended for 'insulting president'

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 19 - An independent Tanzanian newspaper has been suspended for two years, a government spokesman said Tuesday, accusing the publication of sedition and endangering national security. The critical Mwanahalisi newspaper was shut after publishing a letter on Monday from a reader containing ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

NASA MPs urge 'delicate balance' as scramble for House posts intensifies

NAIROBI, Kenya Sept 19 - A section of MPs in the NASA Coalition say the sharing of the House Leadership post will require 'a delicate balance' after some legislators demanded their regions and affiliate parties should be awarded a seat. This comes after sharp divisions emerged in the Minority Coalition over its list of ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Omtatah in court to have Maraga paid Sh10mn by MP Ngunjiri

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 - Human Rights Activist Okiya Omtatah on Tuesday moved to the High Court to seek orders to have Nyeri Town Member of Parliament Martin Ngunjiri Wambugu pay Chief Justice David Maraga Sh10 million as damages. Omtatah who has since sued Ngunjiri said his action to move to court was largely informed

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Jubilee MPs open to conditional change of election date

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 - A section of Jubilee Party on Tuesday said they are amenable to a change of the election date so long as it does not affect the national examination dates. This comes as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has convened a meeting between the Jubilee and National Super

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

NGOs Council calls for resignation of Mwilu, Lenaola

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – The National Council of NGOs is now calling for the resignation of two Supreme Court Judges: Philemona Mwilu and Isaac Lenaola whose integrity and independence has been questioned in a petition filed at the Judicial Service Commission. In a statement, the statutory membership body says the details ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

President says 60-day timeline cannot change in repeat polls

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday said he expected elections to be held within the 60-day period set out in the Constitution after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 polls, and that the electoral agency IEBC would conduct it. The President said no one had the right to impose conditions on

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Coast residents told to brace for heavy rains

The coastal strip covers Mombasa, Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu and Kwale counties.

- Daily Nation - KE

NTSA to fine applicants for late collection of logbooks

Nairobi County has the highest number of uncollected logbooks at 8,763

- Daily Nation - KE

U.N. peacekeepers pressed to do more with less as further cuts loom

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - On June 29, Maman Sidikou, head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo, received a cable from headquarters in New York in which his bosses laid out in no uncertain terms that the world's largest peacekeeping mission had to make cuts, and fast.

- Reuters - US