Category Archives: Politics

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in San Francisco temporarily barred President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation. The Trump administration announced in September it would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a decision that […]

Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a ‘child’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump’s first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump’s assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had not authorized any access to the White House. Michael […]

ODM MP calls for action against Matiang’i over poor KCSE results

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has been in the headlines since Wednesday 20 December 2017 when he released the results of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. The results, which recorded poor performance of the candidates, has been the talk of the country with officials in the education sector blaming Mr. Matiang’i. Following this, Gem MP […]

Trump supporters greet tax law with shrugs and measured hope

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa— Ask someone like Sam Banks about the tax plan President Donald Trump signed into law Friday, and you hear something other than the effusive joy Republicans in Congress put on display this week. The $1.5 trillion plan cuts taxes broadly while bestowing its richest benefits on companies and wealthy individuals. It […]

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States. U.S. District Judge James Robart heard arguments Thursday in lawsuits from the American […]

Supreme Court Upholds Election of President Kenyatta

The Supreme Court has upheld the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta. While issuing the verdict, C.J Maraga stated that the two petitions that had been presented to the court had no merit. As per the constitution, Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will now be sworn in on Nov. 28. “Having carefully considered the above issues, […]

Politicising crucial issues hurting our economy

By Kibet Benard Democracy, and by extension good governance, presupposes the capacity of political leadership to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. Democracy has been described as a dangerous and probably the worst worst form of government. Democracy requires that those who have authority use it for the public good. A democratic […]

Voting is everyone’s right but not life and death matter

By Prof Levi Obonyo Why should voting be a matter of life and death in Kenya? It is not mandatory by law. During last week’s repeat presidential election the media displayed images of old and sick people, some carried on the backs of their caregivers while patients walked out of hospitals in their hospital clothes, […]

MP wants court to throw out votes recount petition

Bomachoge Borabu MP Zadoc Ogutu wants court to dismiss an application by petitioner Thomas Matwetwe for scrutiny and recount of votes cast in the area during the August 8 General Election. His lawyer Asha Nyakundi told Justice Hellen Omondi sitting at Kisii High Court that the marked 91 ballot papers found dumped in a bush […]

Inspectorate bosses fired over hawkers menace

Two senior inspectorate directors at City Hall have been sent on compulsory leave over the hawkers menace. Acting Nairobi County director operations Chrispine Caleb and his assistant Albert Kipkoech have been suspended over handling of the hawkers menace. The street vendors have occupied pavements, streets and back streets selling their wares in the full glare […]