Author Archives: Observer News Centre

Push and Pull between Arms of Government Heightens, and Could get Ugly

As the country marks one year since it held a divisive General Election, the jinx of sibling rivalry continues to dog the three arms of government. On one side, the Executive is accused of ganging up with the Legislature in what observers think is a bid to fulfill Jubilee’s promise to revisit, after the Supreme […]

Government Confirms Report on Mistreatment of local SGR Workers by their Chinese Masters

The government has admitted labour malpractices at the Standard Gauge Railways (SGR). Appearing before the Senate committee on Labour and Social Welfare, Labour Cabinet secretary Ukur Yattani revealed cases of discrimination by expatriate Chinese workers against locals. Yattani said Chinese workers, for instance, do not use designated smoking zones, unlike their local counterparts. “This exposes […]

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati Skips Parliament’s Summons

Embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday failed to appear before the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee. Mr. Chebukati excused himself from the meeting stating that the electoral body was conducting two by-elections in the country. The IEBC Chair asked the Parliamentarians to reschedule the meeting for next week after the […]

Perceived Political Sins Haunt President Kenyatta in London as Kenyans in Diaspora Heckle Him

A section of Kenyans in London, United Kingdom held a demonstration outside the Royal Institute of International Affairs during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s five-day visit to the country. President Uhuru, who had just finished delivering his speech, was forced to flee the scene as the protestors held placards written: “Respect rule of law, Respect human rights and […]

Bold Kenyan Student Exposes University Official Over Sexual Harrassment Allegations

A Kenyan female student in Makerere University has caused a stir on social media after leaking a photo she apparently took in which a man is seen squatting while touching her genitals. Upon receiving the information, the institution took action by suspending Mr Edward Kisuze, a senior administrative assistant in the Academic Registrar’s Department in […]

BREAKING NEWS: Matiang’i, Boinett and Kihalangwa to face salary deductions as punishment for court contempt

Justice George Odunga has issued a salary-deduction sentence against CS Fred Matiang’t, Inspector Joseph Boinett and Immigration chief Gordon Kihalangwa. The three were found guilty of contempt of court after failing to adhere to orders isssued to them. Earlier on, the petitioner’s lawyers had pleaded with the court to slap the respondents with a hefty […]

How Wetangula and Mudavadi are plotting to lock Raila out of Western

Another duel is brewing in Nasa with two estranged leaders plotting political assault against the alliance leader Raila Odinga. Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula have signalled a plan to form a new political alliance to bring together the entire Western Kenya region with the aim of locking out […]

Miguna Miguna Deported For the Second Time

NRMKe leader Miguna Miguna has been deported tonight, his lawyer Nelson Havi has confirmed his fears via twitter. Advocates all over Kenya will resume the yellow ribbon campaign tomorrow, to protest the unlawful removal of Miguna Miguna from the jurisdiction. Let us all assemble at Justice Odunga’s Court at 9.30am for logistics. #NoImmunityForImpunity — Nelson Havi […]

Blow for Waiguru as Supreme Court gives petition nod

The Supreme Court yesterday gave the High Court a nod to proceed with a petition in which Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua is challenging Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru’s election. A five-member Bench, chaired by Chief Justice David Maraga, said it would be premature to delve into contentious issues in the petition which was still pending adjudication […]

Nairobi business community lauds Raila peace drive

In a rare show of unity, the Nairobi Business Community yesterday met Opposition leader Raila Odinga and promised to rally behind him in the quest to unite Kenyans. Led by chairman Wilfred Kamau, the business community leaders termed Raila a statesman having shelved his personal interests for those of the country. “Raila has proved to […]