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GEMA BACK IN TOWN

Gema makes a comeback Published on May 31, 2008, 12:00 am By Saturday Standard Team Two key developments that could redefine Kenya’s political landscape, especially in the post-Kibaki era, are unfolding in Central Province.   The first is the return of the blood union of Mount Kenya communities — Gikuyu, Embu and Meru Association. After … Continue reading

MOI WANTS RADIOS SHUTDOWN

Shut tribal radio stations, says Moi Published on May 31, 2008, 12:00 am By Beauttah Omanga Former President Moi has asked the Government to act on vernacular radio stations fanning tribalism and hatred. Retired President Moi admires a painting of his image at Sunshine Secondary School in Nairobi on Friday day where he was the … Continue reading

DINNING WITH THE DEVIL

You may sit down with criminals, but at your own peril Story by GITAU GIKONYO Publication Date: 5/31/2008 GITAU GIKONYO argues that a government that negotiates with such people is criminal Kenya as a country may not have been there when the original idea of Seven Wonders of the World was mooted by Herodotus (484 … Continue reading

SELECTIVE CRIME AMNESTY, MAINA KIAI SUGGESTS

Kiai team for selective amnesty Story by NATION Team Publication Date: 5/31/2008 A Government human rights watchdog has supported amnesty for perpetrators of minor post-election violence. Such offences include blocking roads during protests, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Giving its position on the raging debate which has threatened to split the two-month-old grand … Continue reading

THOUSANDS IN DEBT

Why Kenyans are drowning in debt Story by SAMWEL KUMBA Publication Date: 5/31/2008 Thousands of Kenyans are facing ruin as banks and other financial institutions demand that their customers repay the money advanced to them. However, many of those who took loans have been unable to pay up. Wananchi queue to buy Safaricom shares in … Continue reading

RAILA INCITING VIOLENCE YOUTH

Debate on amnesty for poll chaos rages on Published on May 30, 2008, 12:00 am By Abiya Ochola, Cyrus Ombati and James Ratemo The amnesty debate for suspects held over the post-election chaos has refused to go away. And it continues to divide the coalition Government. As Prime Minister Raila Odinga repeated calls for the … Continue reading

VIOLENCE SUSPECTS COMMITTED NO CRIME RELEASE THEM, SAYS RAILA

Raila: Free youths without conditions Story by NATION Team Publication Date: 5/30/2008 The thorny question of how to deal with youths arrested over post-election violence has returned to haunt the grand coalition with Prime Minister Raila Odinga saying they should be released unconditionally “because they committed no crime”. Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Photo/HEZRON NJOROGE However, … Continue reading

KENYA, AMNESTY FOR CRIMINALS UNLAWFUL SAY KARUA

Debate on amnesty for poll chaos rages on Published on May 30, 2008, 12:00 am By Abiya Ochola, Cyrus Ombati and James Ratemo The amnesty debate for suspects held over the post-election chaos has refused to go away. And it continues to divide the coalition Government. As Prime Minister Raila Odinga repeated calls for the … Continue reading

KENYA IDPS, NO CASH FOR THEM SAYS GVT

No cash for displaced, says PC Published on May 30, 2008, 12:00 am By Steve Mkawale and Beatrice Obwocha The Government has ruled out cash compensation for those who lost relatives and property in the post-election violence. Instead, Rift Valley PC Hassan Noor Hassan said, the Government would assist the 180,000 people who had returned … Continue reading

LUCY KIBAKI BACK IN TOWN

First Lady Lucy Kibaki resurfaces Published on May 28, 2008, 12:00 am By Cyrus Ombati First Lady Lucy Kibaki made a surprise appearance in the city centre five months since she was last seen in public. Mrs Kibaki turned up at a cosmetic and beauty shop at the junction of Muindi Mbingu and Tubman roads … Continue reading

KENYANS IN UNWORKABLE POLITICAL SYSTEM

Africa is stuck in unworkable social and political systems Story by MARTIN MULE Publication Date: 5/28/2008 KENYANS ARE YET TO REALISE that the current political dispensation is not the answer to their incessant political and socio-economic woes. As a result, they are unable to demand a total overhaul of their governance system, starting with a … Continue reading

MORE COMPLICATIONS FOR RAILA

New war front for Raila Published on May 28, 2008, 12:00 am By David Ohito And Kipchumba Kemei Prime Minister Raila Odinga trod a delicate balance when he came face-to-face with the thorny Mau Forest issue, which could complicate his political future more. Raila, who toured the forest in a large entourage of stakeholders in … Continue reading

IS THERE A GOD OR MANKIND IS ALONE?

God save us from those who would deny His existence Story by JOHN WAHOME Publication Date: 5/28/2008 PROF PETER SINGER’S AGNOSTIC article (DN, May 22) is typical of the position often advanced by negative atheists – that it is improbable for evil and an all-good God to be concurrent. To counter the Judeo-Christian and Qur’anic … Continue reading

Cholmondely murder trial kicks off

Cholmondely murder trial kicks off Written By:Court Reporters   , Posted: Tue, May 27, 2008 Caption: The case against police constable Edward Kirui who is accused of killing two youths at Kondole Estate in Kisumu during the post election violence kicked off after the state counsel appeared in court.   The second person to testify in Edward Kirui’s case … Continue reading

HOW KANYOTU LOST HIS JOB

The Christmas Moi didn’t celebrate, Kibaki quit and Kanyotu lost his job Story by KAMAU NGOTHO Publication Date: 5/27/2008 In this instalment of our five part series on the secrets spymaster James Kanyotu took to his grave, we sample former President Moi’s trying times during the clamour for multiparty politics in the early 1990s. Writer … Continue reading

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