Home » Posts tagged with » Kenya

13 Women Join Fight For Top Nakuru County Jobs In Kenya

13 Women Join Fight For Top Nakuru County Jobs In Kenya

Only 13 women have applied for positions of chief officers in Nakuru County against 85 male applicants. The interviews to fill in the positions as Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s administration takes shape, are set to kick off on November 9. Women applicants are missing in the critical dockets of Finance, Livestock and Fisheries, Economic affairs, Water […]

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans voted in a presidential-election rerun that President Uhuru Kenyatta is guaranteed of winning after his main rival withdrew, as protests erupted in some opposition strongholds. Early turnout was much lower than the previous election on Aug. 8, with only handfuls of people arriving at polling stations in the capital, Nairobi, when they opened at […]

A Shelter For Girls In Kenya Is Reviving Dreams

A Shelter For Girls In Kenya Is Reviving Dreams

A few weeks after Abigael Taki’s mother was buried, her father and stepmother came up with a plan to marry her off. First, the nine-year-old needed to be circumcised to usher her into womanhood as per the age-old customs of her Maasai community. Her “suitor” was a 60-year-old man. That did not happen. The village […]

Kenyatta Risks ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ If Kenya Goes Ahead With Election

Kenyatta Risks ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ If Kenya Goes Ahead With Election

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is certain to win re-election in Thursday’s vote rerun after his main rival, Raila Odinga, withdrew from the race, but his victory could prove to be a hollow one. “It would be a Pyrrhic victory for Kenyatta, especially if opposition strongholds boycott as they have promised,” said Nanjala Nyabola, a Nairobi-based independent […]

Kenya Electoral Official Quits Saying Vote Won’t Be Credible

Kenya Electoral Official Quits Saying Vote Won’t Be Credible

A top Kenyan electoral official resigned and fled the East African nation a week before a scheduled rerun of an annulled presidential vote, saying it won’t be credible. Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission staff face intimidation by political actors and protesters, senior personnel are serving partisan interests and the training of presiding officers is being […]

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on Oct. […]

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition supporters in two cities as the East African nation awaits the electoral commission’s response to Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from a presidential vote rerun that threatens a constitutional crisis. Demonstrators marched in the capital, Nairobi, and the western city of Kisumu to protest what Odinga said is the electoral commission’s […]

Kenya Police Use Teargas, Shoot In Air During Opposition March

Kenya Police Use Teargas, Shoot In Air During Opposition March

Kenyan police fired teargas and shots in the air on Monday as hundreds of demonstrators marched through the capital Nairobi to protest against proposed legal changes that would make it harder for the Supreme Court to annul an election. Reuters television footage showed a sport utility vehicle ploughing into some of the protesters, severely injuring […]

Kenyan State Plans To Set Up Civil Society Funding Framework

Kenyan State Plans To Set Up Civil Society Funding Framework

  Jubilee administration is planning to set up a civil society funding framework to cut off dependence on foreign agencies, Senate deputy Speaker Kindiki Kithure has told the Sunday Nation. Once the public fund is in place, civil society organisations will be expected to competitively apply for funding for their programmes and activities. “While the […]

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya is lurching toward a constitutional crisis as a standoff deepens between the two presidential candidates over how to manage a rerun of last month’s botched election. Both sides have entrenched their positions: Raila Odinga’s opposition coalition has called mass protests starting Tuesday to demand the electoral commission is overhauled before the vote, while President […]

Page 1 of 18123Next ›Last »