Category Archives: Politics

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 […]

The Much Needed Signal From Kenneth Matiba, Even In His Death

By Golbert O Kenya While agitating for multiparty democracy Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba was put in detention without trial. In the coolers, the man suffered a nasty stroke which permanently altered his life, eventually rendering him vegetative. All his businesses were also maliciously sabotaged by the unforgiving KANU regime. Very few men can be willing […]

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 […]

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 […]

State House mute despite Rotich’s admission that the government is broke

A day after the treasury head, CS. Henry Rotich’s revelation that Kenya has run out of money, the government is yet to issue a statement on the matter. Kenya’s weak financial muscle came into sharp focus yesterday, when Treasury CS Henry Rotich petitioned Parliament to reduce the money allocated to the counties by Sh18 billion […]

State House Hijacks Linus Kaikai’s move to Royal Media Services

State House has blocked former NTV general manager Linus Kaikai’s move to Royal Media Services where he was set to replace Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney, who was the media house’s Chief Operations Officer before her appointment to join President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration. The Nairobi Observer can reveal that Kaikai, who was sacked from Nation Media […]