Archive for

Fomer MP charged with attempted murder

Fomer MP charged with attempted murder Written By:Carol Gakii   , Posted: Fri, Feb 29, 2008 Former Bomet MP Nick Salat has been charged in a Kericho law court with attempted murder. Addressing a press conference at Police headquarters Friday police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said that the former legislator’s fire-arm and license have been impounded. Kiraithe at the … Continue reading

STATE OF THE NATION, I Accuse the Press for igniting post election violence: Fact or scapegoat?

NEWS EXTRA STATE OF THE NATION Publication Date: 2/29/2008 I Accuse the Press for igniting post election violence: Fact or scapegoat? There is a grain of truth in the charge that vernacular stations fuelled the post election violence–just a grain. But caution was thrown to the wind in the Internet and SMS, argues Special Correspondent … Continue reading

Good work on talks, but task unfinished

Good work on talks, but task unfinished Published on February 29, 2008, 12:00 am The signing on Thursday of a historic governance agreement to resolve the crisis sparked off by last year’s disputed presidential election marks the beginning of a hopeful but challenging period for Kenya. Coming at a time armed militia were reported to … Continue reading

Country celebrates peace agreement

NEWS Country celebrates peace agreement Story by NATION Team Publication Date: 2/29/2008 The Government and ODM Thursday returned smiles on the faces of Kenyans and a sigh of relief to the international community by signing a deal to end the two-month political crisis. Kenyans across the country burst into celebrations after President Kibaki and ODM … Continue reading

Joy as Kibaki, Raila sign power sharing deal

Joy as Kibaki, Raila sign power sharing deal Published on February 29, 2008, 12:00 am By Patrick Wachira Finally, the much-awaited power sharing deal that has been shrouded in controversy, but which held the only key to a peaceful and agreeable settlement of the post-election impasse has been signed. Both President Kibaki and the Orange … Continue reading


Breakthrough as President Kibaki and Raila sign deal Written By:Millicent Awuor   , Posted: Thu, Feb 28, 2008 President Mwai Kibaki and ODM leader Raila Odinga have agreed to the formation of a coalition government, which allows the formation of a Prime Ministers office with two deputies. The historic event took place at the President’s Harambee house office. … Continue reading


Talks fail: Army is Kenya’s best hope   27 February 2008 07:41 DisplayDCAd(‘220×240′,’1’,”); Britain on Tuesday said that the Kenyan army is now “by far the best option” to stop a sectarian bloodbath as peace talks in Nairobi between the government and opposition were suspended.The Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Asia and the United Nations, … Continue reading

Affront to democracy

EDITORIALS Affront to democracy Publication Date: 2/28/2008 It is an outrage, but apparently, nobody seems to think it is anything out of the ordinary. Eight councillors from Nyatike Division in Migori have been living in a nightmare ever since they were elected on a ticket of the ‘‘wrong’’ party exactly two months ago. In fact, … Continue reading

Kibaki’s coalition proposal over non executive PM post dismissed by ODM.

Kibaki’s coalition proposal over post dismissed Published on February 28, 2008, 12:00 am By David Ohito President Kibaki kicked a fresh power-sharing controversy by announcing he was ready to appoint a Prime Minister “in a Coalition Agreement”. In a statement from the Presidential Press Service, Kibaki said he had met with the chief mediator in … Continue reading


EU to act on those who stall mediation Published on February 28, 2008, 12:00 am By Abiya Ochola and Caroline Mango The European Union has expressed concern over the stalled negotiations and called for an effective power-sharing mechanism. The EU presidency also warned of dire consequences to individuals who obstructed the process. “The presidency emphasises … Continue reading

True leaders owe us hope of creating a new Kenya

True leaders owe us hope of creating a new Kenya Published on February 28, 2008, 12:00 am By Nancy Mburu I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight… … Continue reading

Raila tables ODM view on dialogue to Kikwete

Raila tables ODM view on dialogue to Kikwete Published on February 28, 2008, 12:00 am By Ben Agina and Ayub Savula Tanzanian President, Mr Jakaya Kikwete, met ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga, to jumpstart the stalled mediation talks. During the two-hour meeting at the Grand Regency Hotel, Raila gave the party’s position. Raila, who was … Continue reading

Annan talks shift to Raila and Kibaki,

Annan talks shift to Raila and Kibaki Published on February 28, 2008, 12:00 am By Standard Team Lead mediator Dr Kofi Annan made good his promise to directly engage President Kibaki and Mr Raila Odinga. It was a day of intense shuttle diplomacy and building international pressure. This appeared borne out of concerns that the … Continue reading

ODM calls off Thursday’s mass protests

NEWS ODM calls off Thursday’s mass protests Story by LUCAS BARASA Publication Date: 2/27/2008 The Orange Democratic Movement has called off rallies slated for Thursday which aimed at pressurising the government for a speedy resolution of the political impasse. ODM leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO/FILE The ODM postponed the countrywide rallies, which called for the re-opening … Continue reading

President Jakaya Kikwete to hold talks with Kibaki, Raila over suspended talks.

Kikwete to hold talks with Kibaki, Raila over suspended talks. Written By:claire wanja   , Posted: Wed, Feb 27, 2008 Tanzania’s President Kikwete, who is also the new chairman of the African Union, is Wednesday expected to meet President Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to jumpstart the suspended peace talks. Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, … Continue reading