Kenya’s whirlwind weekend underscores election uncertainties

A series of unrelated but important events the past few days could have significant repercussions for the tightening race. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead in the polls over Raila Odinga has narrowed from a high of 30 points down to 5. Credit: Xiaojun Deng. Kenya experienced a remarkable, if seemingly coincidental, series of events this weekend. More...

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By admin On Saturday, June 10th, 2017

“It’s better a delayed election than a flawed election” – Hon Raila Odinga on Ballot Tender challenges

Kenya’s elections body said it may find it difficult to conduct the national vote on Aug. 8 as scheduled if its decision to award a ballot-printing contract to a Dubai-based company faces another challenge. If More...

By admin On Friday, June 9th, 2017

May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain’s More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Can the cost of Kenya’s Standard gauge railway (SGR) be justified ? – Ongea Africa discuss

Kenya’s governing Jubilee coalition recently inaugurated the start of operations of the first phase of a multi-billion $ Chinese financed (over 90% financing) cargo and passenger Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Kenyan elections are a source of nervousness for investors in East Africa’s biggest economy

BLOOMBERG Kenya’s elections may prompt violence that evokes the unrest that killed at least 1,100 people following a disputed vote a decade ago if the electoral authorities fail to ensure this year’s process More...

By admin On Sunday, June 4th, 2017

London Terror Attack : PM May says enough is enough!

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Kenya’s obsession with politics leaves the Economic Front undefended as faceless capitalists prowl

On Tuesday this week a curious full page advert appeared on page 9 of this newspaper. After going through the advert signed by M. Buckers and L.R.M Kraan, I ran out of breath and called a corporate lawyer for interpretation. More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Africa’s Women embracing entrepreneurship

Women embracing entrepreneurship By: Ihuoma Atanga   Ahead of the goal of gender equality, increased political participation of women and economic empowerment lies an arduous journey for women and girls in Africa. But More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Kenya: Nairobi Ranked As Leading Destination for Multinationals

Nairobi has been named as one of the leading regional destinations for companies establishing international headquarters. Kenya’s capital appears on the Fortune 500 list alongside Dubai, Johannesburg, Casablanca, More...

By admin On Monday, February 20th, 2017

Kenyans Mourn Shujaa Gitau wa Kibe – Mau Mau Veteran

  An ardent Worker, a loving father, and a pioneer patriot, are the words that rent the air on Saturday 18th Feb, during the laying to rest of a valiant son of Kenya, Mzee Paul Gitau Kibe (Shujaa), [writes More...