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Poll losers pushing for dialogue are cowards – JP MPs

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Kenha says culprits to face Sh100,000 fine, imprisonment

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Polisi wavamia nyumba ya mfadhili wa Nasa

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Police find 5 rifles, bullets in Wanjigi’s Malindi villa

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Investors turn to bonds as a safe bet during election period

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Odinga to announce 'next course of action' on Friday
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya’s election body. The National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition had earlier said the protests would resume on Wednesday after pausing for a day in a tribute to the victims. “In honour of the innocent victims of the state, our protests will stay suspended   Read More ...
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Flame Tree buys Thika-based jelly brand
Flame Tree Group has bought out a Thika-based petroleum jelly brand, marking its fifth acquisition since it was listed on the Nairobi bourse in 2014.   Read More ...
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Exotix hires ex-Equity staff for Nairobi capital deals
London-based Exotix Capital, a specialist frontier and emerging markets investment bank, has hired ex-Equity Bank #ticker:EQTY executive Mbithe Muema as head of equity sales in Nairobi as it continues to expand its investment banking unit.   Read More ...
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Traders ask for more time to comply with the governor's directive
NAIROBI, KENYA: It was business as usual yesterday for hawkers in the city streets despite a relocation order by the county administration. The order issued through a statement by Governor Mike Sonko last week designated backstreets and Tom Mboya Street as the traders' main area of operation. But a spot check by Metropolitan, however, revealed that the traders had not adhered to the directive and were operating as far as Moi Avenue and even Kimathi Street   Read More ...
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Mkutano wa Odinga wavurugwa Meru
Nairobi, Kenya. Mkutano wa hadhara uliopangwa kuhutubiwa na Raila Odinga eneo la Laare, kaunti ya Meru umefutwa baada ya wafuasi wa chama cha Jubilee na muungano wa Nasa kutwangana. Mkurugenzi wa mawasiliano wa ODM Philip Etale alithibitisha kwamba Odinga na makamanda wengine wa National Super Alliance (Nasa) watakuwa Meru kwa ajili ya kampeni yao ya “bila marekebisho hakuna uchaguzi”. Mvutano ulikuwa mkali siku nzima baada ya wafuasi wa Jubilee na wale wa Nasa kutwangana kabla ya mkutano huo   Read More ...
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Poll losers pushing for dialogue are cowards – JP MPs
Politicians who lost in the August 8 polls do not have the mandate to push for dialogue between the government and the opposition, some Jubilee legislators have said. The MPs from Kiambu and Nairobi counties on Sunday said those calling for dialogue on election reforms are “cowards looking for refuge in the opposition”. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said, “Raila challenged presidential election at the Supreme Court   Read More ...
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Police extend raid to Wanjigi’s offices in Nairobi
Offices belonging to businessman Jimi Wanjigi were Tuesday occupied by policemen who were on a mission to search the property following Monday’s discovery of weapons at a villa he allegedly owns in Malindi. One of the detectives who spoke on condition of anonymity but is privy to the ongoing search said that they were waiting for their counterparts who were by then at Wanjigi’s residence in Muthaiga to join them in his Westlands office   Read More ...
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First facility to benefit from Hilton's capital injection is Nairobi's Amber Hotel
Global hotel chain Hilton has committed $50 million (Sh5.1 billion) towards its Hilton Africa growth initiative. The funding will support the expansion of its sub-Saharan Africa portfolio over the next five years. The capital injection will support the conversion of around 100 hotels (about 20,000 rooms) into Hilton-branded properties. The 109-room Amber Hotel on Nairobi’s Ngong Road, which will re-launch under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, is among the hotels earmarked to benefit from the funds under the Hilton AfricaGrowth Initiative   Read More ...
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Nairobi pushes CEC nominees vetting to check public views
Nairobi has pushed the vetting of 10 CEC nominees to Monday and Tuesday next week, citing factors such as the need to look at public views. "We need more time to peruse documents submitted by members of the public on the nominees," clerk Jacob Ngwele said on behalf of the Committee on Public Appointments. Abdi Ibrahim Hassan (majority leader) Elias Otieno (minority leader), Chege Mwaura (majority party whip) and Peter Imwatok (minority party whip) are among the members   Read More ...
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Wanjigi guns may have been used to shoot NASA protesters - Jubilee MPs
Seven Jubilee MPs have claimed that guns found at businessman Jimmy Wanjigi's home may have been used to shoot people during NASA demonstrations. Firearms and bullets were found in a raid on Monday at a Malindi believed to be the billionaire's. At his Muthaiga home in Nairobi on Tuesday, Recce Squad officers found seven guns - though said to be licensed   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Protests |  Protesters | 
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Jimi Wanjigi sues IG Boinnet, DPP to block his arrest
IN SUMMARY The officers linked Wanjigi to AK-47 rifles they allegedly found in a house in Malindi belonging to the businessman Raila ally denies he owns house where weapons were recovered on Sunday night Police broke into businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s Muthaiga house on Tuesday afternoon after an overnight siege. The police had Monday besieged the Nairobi home of the businessman on 44 Muthaiga Road as they sought to arrest him after the discovery and seizure of five rifles and 93 bullets from a villa in Malindi   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on Oct. 26. Odinga said Tuesday that after the killings of his supporters by police he called off the daily protests he had urged for this week. Human rights groups have accused the police of being used by President Uhuru Kenyatta to crush dissent   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on Oct. 26. Odinga said Tuesday that after the killings of his supporters by police he called off the daily protests he had urged for this week. Human rights groups have accused the police of being used by President Uhuru Kenyatta to crush dissent   Read More ...
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Kenha says culprits to face Sh100,000 fine, imprisonment
NAIROBI, KENYA: The Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA) has issued stern warning to demonstrators destroying roads in the ongoing protests. The authority reminded offenders of Sh100, 000 fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. Following Supreme Court nullification of August 8 presidential elections, The National super alliance (Nasa) coalition has called on its supporters to protest in demand for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Imprisonment | 
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Eastleigh residents donate blood for Mogadishu bombing survivors
Residents of Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate on Tuesday turned up in hundreds for a blood donation exercise in aid of victims of the weekend Mogadishu bomb attack. Ahmed Mohamed, a member of the Eastleigh Business Community called on all Kenyans to participate in the donations to assist the more than 300 people injured in the attack, in which left at least 276 people were killed   Read More ...
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Doctor linked to KRA lawyer's murder detained seven days
A doctor has been detained seven more days over the murder of a KRA lawyer. The medic was charged alongside former Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti in a rape and assault case. In the rape case, the medic allegedly performed an involuntary HIV/AIDS test on the survivor. A Nairobi court ordered on Tuesday that Mwangi Muchiri remain in police custody pending completion of investigations before he can apply for bail   Read More ...
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Polisi wavamia nyumba ya mfadhili wa Nasa
Nairobi, Kenya. Nyumba za mfanyabiashara mashuhuri Jimi Wanjigi ambaye anadaiwa kuwa ni mfadhili wa chama cha upinzani (Nasa) na mtu aliyechangia kwa kiasi kikubwa kampeni za urais za Raila Odinga zimezingirwa na polisi kuanzia Jumatatu. Kuzingirwa kwa nyumba zake zilizoko Nairobi, Mombasa na Malindi kulitosha kueleza kwamba mfanyabiashara huyo milionea mwenye uhusiano mkubwa na wanasiasa amepoteza ushawishi wake. Nyumba yake iliyoko Muthaiga jijini Nairobi ilivamiwa na polisi saa chache baada ya upekuzi katika jengo lake la Malindi ambako kulikutwa bunduki tano aina ya AK-47 na risasi 93   Read More ...
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Nape alitakiwa atetee Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa
Mwishoni mwa wiki iliyopita mbunge wa Mtama (CCM), Nape Nnauye akiwa Nairobi, Kenya alisema kuzuiwa mikutano ya kisiasa si kuminya demokrasia kwa kuwa kuna Bunge ambalo linaweza kutumika kutoa maoni. Nape alisema hayo alipohojiwa na kituo cha televisheni cha KTN kuhusu madai ya viongozi wa Chadema kwamba Rais John Magufuli anaminya demokrasia, hasa kuzuia mikutano ya hadhara. Katika majibu yake, Nape aliyewahi kuwa Waziri wa Habari, Utamaduni, Sanaa na Michezo, alisema uchaguzi ukishamalizika siasa zinahamia bungeni ambako wabunge wanaweza kutoa maoni yao   Read More ...
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Police raid Jimmy Wanjigi's home over illegal firearms
IN SUMMARY The officers linked Wanjigi to AK-47 rifles they allegedly found in a house in Malindi belonging to the businessman Raila ally denies he owns house where weapons were recovered on Sunday night Police broke into businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s Muthaiga house on Tuesday afternoon after an overnight siege. The police had Monday lay a siege on the Nairobi home of businessman as they sought to arrest him over the discovery and seizure of five rifles and 93 bullets from a villa in Malindi   Read More ...
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Police killed over 33 during demo — Amnesty International and HRW
Kenya police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi during demos sparked off by August 8 presidential poll results, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch research shows. A report by the two rights watchdogs reveals as many as 50 people, mainly in perceived opposition strongholds in the capital, could have lost their lives during the protests against President Kenyatta’s win. Shot dead   Read More ...
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Police raid Jimmy Wanjigi's home hunting for him over guns seizure
IN SUMMARY The officers linked Wanjigi to AK-47 rifles they allegedly found in a house in Malindi belonging to the businessman Raila ally denies he owns house where weapons were recovered on Sunday night Police laid a siege on the Nairobi home of businessman Jimi Wanjigi as they sought to arrest him over the discovery and seizure of five rifles and 93 bullets from a villa in Malindi   Read More ...
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More officers arrive at Wanjigi’s home with cutters, sledge hammers
More police officers Tuesday morning arrived at the Nairobi home of controversial businessman Jimi Wanjigi, where they have been conducting a search since Monday afternoon. The officers were seen carrying sledge hammers and heavy metal cutters for use in breaking into locked rooms as they continue with their search. The search, at the Muthaiga mansion not far from the American ambassador’s residence, was prompted by the discovery of weapons at a villa he is said to own in Malindi, where four rifles were seized and workers arrested   Read More ...
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Fears after police shoot at NASA MPs' cars during Nairobi anti-IEBC demos
Several NASA MPs sustained injuries and their cars shot at during demonstrations against IEBC in Nairobi on Monday. They are MPs Samuel Atandi (Alego Usonga), Caleb Amisi (Saboti), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and Janet Ong'era (Kisii). This was after police clashed with anti-IEBC protesters who wanted to make their way into the central business district. The central business district was tense for a better part of the day following the situation   Read More ...
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Rights groups call for probe into protestors killings
Two human rights groups are calling for a probe into alleged police brutality on opposition protestors. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that police have killed at least 33 people and injured hundreds in Nairobi during demos sparked off by the disputed August 8 presidential poll results. This is according to a 37-page joint report titled Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in Kenya’s August 2017 Elections, released on Monday, by the two groups   Read More ...
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Foreign investors flee NSE amid heightened political uncertainty
IN SUMMARY There was a net foreign equity outflow of Sh11.1 b during the period under review CMA data shows worsening political situation is driving investors from the bourse, with Sh23.1 billion worth of shares having been bought in the third quarter Foreign investors are fleeing the Nairobi bourse amid heightened political uncertainty in the country, selling shares worth Sh34   Read More ...
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Police find 5 rifles, bullets in Wanjigi’s Malindi villa
Police yesterday raided two homes of billionaire businessman Jimmy Wanjigi and said they recovered five AK-47 rifles and 93 bullets. The first house raided a multi-agency team is a palatial home in Malindi, Kilifi county, where the officers recovered the weapons and arrested four workers. A later raid at Wanjigi'shome in Nairobi's Muthaiga estate was frustrated when police accessed the compound, but were unable to enter   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Malindi |  Malindi | 
Jubilee will swear in Uhuru after Oct 26, Sonko tells NASA
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday said Jubilee will to swear-in President Uhuru Kenyatta after October 26. The IEBC set the date for a repeat presidential poll. But the law says only the Chief Justice or deputy CJ can perform such a function. Sonko said NASA will not scuttle their plans by withdrawing from the ballot. He said it is not a must for NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga to take part in the election   Read More ...
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Investors turn to bonds as a safe bet during election period
NAIROBI, KENYA: Foreign traders at Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) sold shares worth Sh34.2 billion in three months ended September due to heightened political uncertainty. According to the data from the market regulator, Capital Markets Authority (CMA, most of the foreign investors chose to sell their stakes in the period between July and September. Compared to the Sh34.2 billion foreign investor sales, shares worth Sh23   Read More ...
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Tags: Markets |  Finance |  Bond market |  Investments |  Investors |  Foreign investors | 
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FKE wants Raila, Uhuru to dialogue
NAIROBI, KENYA: The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) wants parties in the upcoming presidential election to consider dialogue to deliver the country out of economic crisis The federation said it has recorded 30 percent decline in tourism business while economic growth is on a standstill. “We appeal for meaningful dialogue between Jubilee and Nasa in order to address issues before them for the country to come out of the current political quagmire, we also believe as a federation that no matter is big for the two to resolve if they engage in dialogue,” said Executive Director Jacqueline Mugo Analysts have warned of a bleak future for the economy in the wake of a fresh political impasse after Opposition leader Raila Odinga opted out of the October 26 repeat presidential poll   Read More ...
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Foreign investors recoil from NSE on political temperature
The participation of foreign investors in the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has remained stuck below the 60 per cent since June thanks to growing jitters, newly released data from the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) show.   Read More ...
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Tags: Markets |  Finance |  Investments |  Investors |  Foreign investors | 
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Anti-IEBC demos on course, no elections in NASA strongholds
Former Machakos senator, Johnstone Muthama, says the Opposition will defy a Government order outlawing their demonstrations in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa counties. "The Government has no right to criminalise peaceful demonstrations and picketing that are provided for in the Constitution," said Mr Muthama in Makueni County. He maintained that there would be no elections in Opposition strongholds. "We are going back to the streets on Monday   Read More ...
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Governor Kimemia blames Raila for withdrawing from presidential race
NAIROBI,KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta is on course to be re-elected next week, residents and leaders of Nyandarua have said. Speaking during a strategy meeting at a Nairobi hotel over the weekend, elected leaders from the County said all signs point to a major victory for the Head of State. "We are glad to have been joined by sons and daughters of Nyandarua living and working in this city, and other well-wishers for the President, to plan for the next few days," said Governor Francis Kimemia   Read More ...
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Nairobi County Government Partners with Dettol to Launch Handwashing Campaign in Kenya
In acknowledgement of the Global Handwashing day, globally celebrated on the 15 October, Nairobi County Government has partnered with Dettol, RB’s flagship brand, in a new hand hygiene campaign dubbed Give Life a Hand. The Campaign has a set target of reaching over 1 million children only in Kenya with the message of proper hand hygiene. Speaking during the campaign launch event at Our Lady of Nazareth Primary School in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Nairobi, the Director of Public Health, Nairobi County, Mr   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  County governments | 
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We are not Mungiki, Nairobi Business Community speaks
They have been fighting running battles with the anti-IEBC NASA protesters in the city in the pretext of protecting “our” businesses from looters and destruction. But who exactly are the members of this group calling itself the Nairobi Business Community? Their physical appearance and utterances have left many wondering if they are genuine businesspeople, with others linking them to the outlawed Mungiki sect   Read More ...
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Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report
IN SUMMARY Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch says police killed more than 33 people during demonstrations following August 8 election Police Spokesman Charles Owino has since dismissed the report buy rights bodies NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed   Read More ...
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Uhuru, Ruto waonya mataifa ya kigeni
Nairobi, Kenya. Rais Uhuru Kenyatta na Makamu wake William Ruto wametoa onyo kali kwa mataifa ya nje wakiyashutumu kwa kujaribu kuingilia mambo ya ndani ya Kenya. Wakizungumza wakati wa mikutano ya kampeni za kisiasa wakiwa Nyahururu na Karatina, viongozi hao walisema nchi haikuwa katika mgogoro wowote hata kustahili kuingiliwa kati na mataifa ya kigeni. “Nataka kuiambia Jumuia ya kimataifa kwamba Kenya hakuna tatizo   Read More ...
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Mwau wants fresh party nominations before election
NAIROBI, KENYA: Former Kilome MP Harun Mwau has moved to court to stop October 26 repeat presidential election. The ex-legislator argues that fresh election as ordered by Supreme Court meant that it must start afresh from party nominations. The nominated candidates thereby need to be gazetted to follow law and the constitution. In his petition Mwau avers it will be easier for someone to challenge the exercise as illegal and unconstitutional if IEBC conducts the elections without the fresh party nominations   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Nairobi |  Kilome | 
Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had dozens of people who protested after August's now-annulled presidential election. The government last week banned protests in the business districts of Kenya's three largest cities, but they have continued   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Opposition | 
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Political uncertainty costs NSE investors Kshs 30B
Investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange lost close to 30 billion shillings as political uncertainty ruined the mood in the Kenyan financial system. The banking sector also witnessed reduced activities as inter-bank rate fell for the third straight week to 8.01 percent on Friday from 8.13 percent a week earlier. The Central Bank of Kenya weekly report indicates that the bond market was also hit by the raging political infighting   Read More ...
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Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police used tear gas Monday on opposition supporters in the capital calling for electoral reform, while human rights groups said police killed dozens of people who protested after August's now-annulled presidential election. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said as many as 67 people died across the East African nation after President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election was announced   Read More ...
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