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Balancing act tricky for race to State House  Published on September 28, 2007, 12:00 am   By Kipkoech Tanui   There are two traps that await new governments: postmortem and passing the buck. Before Anglo Leasing ghosts found their way to the Cabinet, and even as Kenya turned a working nation, ministers burnt half their time … Continue reading


 By CCM Secretary General. 29TH SEPT. Due to ideological diferences in PNU/PANU which contradict CCM’s socialist ideology, CCM has opted out of the alliance and will not be part of any other groupings or coalitions. CCM as a party cannot campaign for any other political party competing with it for political office. But members can support … Continue reading

Opinion on Raila

Kenya needs an inclusive system of leadership  Published on September 28, 2007, 12:00 am   By Joel M Ngugi   In Kenya, we take politics seriously: perhaps too seriously. Taking politics too seriously can be hazardous: it makes it hard for people to engage on the (de)merits of particular political choices. If we are to overcome … Continue reading


Return of poll chaos Published on September 22, 2007, 12:00 am By Beauttah Omanga, Robert Nyasato and Ayub Savula Volence and ugly incidents marred the campaign trail as ODM leaders, Mr William Ruto, Mr Omingo Magara and an aspirant were viciously attacked by youths in South Mugirango constituency as they attempted to attend a fundraiser … Continue reading


Squatters next to State Lodge Published on September 22, 2007, 12:00 am By Moses Njagih They have chosen unlikely place to wait for land from the Government – next to a State lodge.  For these squatters, the wait has been long – really long.For over 17 years, they have braved hardships and miseries of living … Continue reading

Forgotten Kenyan patriots

 By Muthoni Thang’wa   The 50th anniversary marking the death of Freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi was recently celebrated with a play at the Kenya National Theatre.  Once again there were renewed calls for the British Government to be ‘forced’ to reveal the exact resting place of this National Hero with some Kenyans insisting that the … Continue reading


By Ben Agina and Joseph Murimi  Crisis loomed for President Kibaki’s Party of National Unity (Panu) as three of its key affiliates grappled with hurdles occasioned by the coalition.   Narc-Kenya, Ford-Kenya and DP were on Thursday embroiled in wrangles that threaten to tear the party apart. A Narc-Kenya meeting ended in a deadlock after Cabinet … Continue reading


Kenya: Kibaki Finally Names His Party Today East African Standard (Nairobi)16 September 2007 Posted to the web 15 September 2007Gakuu Mathenge NairobiPresident Kibaki is today scheduled to go live on radio and television to announce he has picked Party of National Unity as his re-election vehicle. Sources familiar to the resolve struck by the President’s … Continue reading


Osama is in Yemen or Somalia, not Pakistan: US counter-terrorism expert  Mogadishu 14, Sept.07 ( Sh.M.Network) The Bush Administration’s former chief counter-terrorism adviser, Richard Clark, has claimed that Osama bin Laden is either in Yemen or Somalia, and not in Pakistan. Clark, who was also the chief counter-terrorism adviser to the National Security Council during the … Continue reading

Museveni in Push for Union

East Africa: Museveni in Push for Union The Nation (Nairobi) 14 September 2007 Patrick Nzioka And Charles Mwanguhya MpagiNairobi Kenya and Uganda should move ahead with plans for an East African political federation and leave out Tanzania until it is ready, President Yoweri Museveni says. Reports in Ugandan media say Mr Museveni sent his envoy … Continue reading


Uhuru declares support for Kibaki By Standard Team Kanu chairman Mr Uhuru Kenyatta has now declared he is out of the race to State House and thrown his weight behind President Kibaki. Uhuru’s move comes as a rare political occurrence, for an Official Opposition leader anywhere in the democratic world. Uhuru, who came second to … Continue reading

Woman in Moshi saga shot 8 times

By Ombati and Munene Kamau One of the 14 Moshi victims was shot eight times at close range, a postmortem report says. The post-mortem examination on the body of Anne Kang’ara indicated that she was shot in the chest from the left side, and bullets exited from the right. She also had a hole in … Continue reading


The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) no longer has powers to investigate grand corruption committed before May 2003, where taxpayers could have lost billions of shillings. This means suspects linked to mega economic crimes like Goldenberg and parts of Anglo Leasing have been let off the hook.With one fell swoop, Parliament endorsed a crucial clause buried … Continue reading


Story by NATION CorrespondentPublication Date: 9/12/2007 Chama Cha Mwananchi has pitched camp in Mathira Division of Nyeri North District to woo squatters.  The Koigi wa Wamwere-led party, which opened a branch office in Karatina Town yesterday, asked the Government to settle the landless. They accused the mainstream political parties of sidelining the poor. Mr Wamwere rejected calls … Continue reading

13 parties in drive for Kibaki win

Story by NATION CorrespondentPublication Date: 9/6/2007   Thirteen political parties have formed a partnership in Nakuru to drum up support for President Kibaki’s re-election. The parties, including Kanu, Narc-K, DP and Chama Cha Mwananchi, announced their officials for the drive. Development recordThe officials maintained that the formation of the Kibaki Tena inter-political parties council yesterday was … Continue reading