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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Trying to undo the political mischief on Kenya's flag

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17 2017  
 
 

The Kenyan flag
An athlete displays the Kenyan flag. Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has authored an important Bill on the national flag — perhaps in a bid to remove some anachronistic political mischief that has always surrounded the flag. 

Uhuru’s power deal with Gideon and Ruto 2022 succession plan

SUNDAY DECEMBER 17 2017    
 
 

Uhuru Kenyatta and Gideon Moi
From left: Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi in a jig during the party's national delegates conference in May at Kasarani Stadium where they endorsed President Kenyatta’s candidature in the August 2017 General Election. Details of a secret power sharing deal between the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Senator Moi have emerged. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By JUSTUS WANGA
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Details of a secret power sharing deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi can be revealed today.
As part of the hitherto closely guarded deal, the Baringo senator handed President Kenyatta names of potential nominees to the Cabinet on Thursday last week, further stoking tensions within the Jubilee coalition as Deputy President William Ruto grows increasingly jittery over the role of Mr Moi in government.
An impeccable source at the senator’s office confided to Nation that Mr Kiprono Kittony, the chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), and Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat are among those whose names are with the President.
In the larger deal, Mr Moi wants President Kenyatta to set aside a total of six slots in the executive, two in the Cabinet and four for principal secretaries in return for Kanu’s support for his re-election in the August 8 and October 26 presidential elections.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

US media firm targeted Raila Odinga with attack ads, report says



THURSDAY DECEMBER 14 2017 

Raila Odinga
Nasa leader Raila Odinga. A Texas-based political media company linked to Donald Trump generated online attack campaigns against Raila Odinga before August 8 poll, a new report shows. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By KEVIN J. KELLEY
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A Texas-based political media company that has worked for Donald Trump generated online attack campaigns against Raila Odinga in the run-up to the August presidential vote, a new report finds.
Harris Media, described in the report as “a far-right American digital media company,” is linked to two anonymous sites: TheReal Raila and Uhuru for Us, states the report issued by London-based Privacy International, which says it is committed to fighting for privacy rights worldwide.
ATTACK ADVERTS
The online campaigns that either targeted Mr Odinga or touted President Kenyatta's accomplishments were conducted on behalf of the president's re-election campaign, Privacy International states.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Tactical blunder that denied Raila chance to be president

TUESDAY DECEMBER 12 2017   
 
 

Raila Odinga
Nasa leader Raila Odinga addressing the media at Okoa Kenya offices, Nairobi on October 10, 2017. Nasa announced their withdrawal from the October 26 repeat presidential election. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

By SAM KIPLAGAT
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The withdrawal of Raila Odinga from the repeat election of October 26 was a tactical blunder that cost him the chance to lead the country, the Supreme Court confirmed in its judgment on Monday, 21 days after it upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Supreme Court judges said that while his public announcement and letter to the electoral commission was legal, within his rights and substantive, there was no way the elections it had ordered to be repeated could have been postponed.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sex And Aural Energy: How You Share Your Sacred Energy With Others


Pay attention to whom you share your intimate energy with. Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately with someone, the deeper the connection and the more of their aura is intertwined with yours. Imagine the confused aura of someone who sleeps with multiple people and carries around these multiple energies? What they may not realize is that others can feel that energy which can repel positive energy and attract negative energy into your life.
I always say, never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be” – Lisa Chase Patterson
I believe the original author of the above passage is Lisa Chase Patterson. How she described the intimate nature of exchanging energy with another during sex is something that I’ve been lecturing friends about for years. It was nice to see someone else discussing it as well.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Nasa puts off swearing-in plan for Raila






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Nasa puts off swearing-in plan for Raila
Nasa leaders Moses Wetang’ula (left), Musalia Mudavadi and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana address the press at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi, yesterday. Photo/GERALD ITHANA 
The Opposition alliance last evening called off the plan to have Raila Odinga sworn in as the ‘people’s president’, in what insiders in National Super Alliance (Nasa) said was a result of intense pressure from various quarters, especially the international community.

Hidden players who made Raila Odinga delay his 'swearing-in'



Nasa leader Raila Odinga

MONDAY DECEMBER 11 2017   
Nasa leader Raila Odinga with co-principals Moses Wetang’ula (left) and Musalia Mudavadi (right), Siaya Senator James Orengo (centre) and other leaders address a rally at Kiminini Trading Centre in Trans Nzoia County on October 22. The opposition coalition on Sunday cancelled its swearing-in of Mr Odinga as ‘the People’s President’. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday postponed his controversial swearing-in ceremony, slated for Tuesday, following the intervention of foreign diplomats and an internal push to drop the tag of violence that has marked his push for electoral justice.
The ceremony, we learnt on Sunday evening, would have taken place at Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa County as area Governor Hassan Joho had offered to host Mr Odinga and his team.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Where Raila, Ruto, kibaki live: Welcome to five posh millionaires' playgrounds



A fulfilling view of the Cobble Gardens in the leafy suburb of Karen [Photo: Gilbert Otieno]
  • These five estates are where Kenya’s crème de la crème call home
  • This is where residents eat life with a big spoon, immersed in luxury
  • They however don not come cheap and residents rake hundreds of millions to live here  
They are known locally as the leafy suburbs where residents eat life with a big spoon. Living in any of the affluent neighbourhoods in the city is said to enhance one’s standing in society and result in better health and general well-being.

Senator Omanga, atheists defend Nairobi sex workers

MONDAY DECEMBER 4 2017 

Nominated Senator Millicent OmangaNominated Senator Millicent Omanga taking the oath of office at Parliament buildings on August 31, 2017. She has criticised members of Nairobi County Assembly over plans to pass a motion outlawing commercial sex work. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  
By ERIC MATARA
By NICHOLAS KOMU
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has criticised members of Nairobi County Assembly over plans to pass a motion outlawing commercial sex work.
The senator termed the move impulsive and unfair to the ‘poor’ commercial sex workers whom she said depend on the trade for survival.
The senator has now challenged the MCAs to provide alternative sources of livelihood for the commercial sex workers before condemning them.

Nasa split over plans to swear in Raila as ‘people’s president’

SUNDAY DECEMBER 3 2017

Nasa leader Raila Odinga
Nasa leader Raila Odinga addresses mourners in Sidindi, Siaya County, on December 2, 2017 during the burial of Collins Odhiambo, who was said to have been killed by the police. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
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Top leaders of the National Super Alliance are split over whether or not  Raila Odinga should be sworn-in as the “people’s president” on December 12.
The division pits mostly younger politicians against their seasoned counterparts who believe that doing so would be a catastrophic for the former prime minister.
It is similar fears that put off a supposed oath-taking last Tuesday to coincide with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration at Kasarani with only a memorial service at Jacaranda grounds — that was also stopped by the police — planned. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Uhuru unveils grand plan for next five years

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 2017    

President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta takes oath of office at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on November 28, 2017. He said more Kenyans will now be incorporated into the National Hospital Insurance Fund. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | AFP 
By KENNEDY KIMANTHI
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday outlined a grand economic plan to be rolled out in the next five years of his second and final term.
The plan, summarised in his speech, dwells on issues such as economic growth, health, education and social services, youth unemployment, corruption, land policy, governance and public service reforms.
He also gave detailed policy prescriptions.
President Kenyatta’s speech, which he delivered after his swearing-in at the Kasarani Stadium, comes against the backdrop of a highly divisive nation and worrying reports of high prices of basic commodities.

Uhuru spells out his agenda as he begins final term

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28 2017     

 President Uhuru Kenyatta PLAN
Jubilant spectators at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, on November 28, 2017 during the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kenyatta described the ceremony as the end of a 123-day wait. PHOTO | YASUYOSHI CHIBA | AFP 
By JOHN NGIRACHU 
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday began his second and final term at a colourful ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre at Kasarani in Nairobi, witnessed by 11 heads of state.
Mr Kenyatta swore two oaths, as is customary, administered by Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi and witnessed by Chief Justice David Maraga.
Deputy President William Ruto was also sworn in.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday
Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO | ANDREW KILONZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MACHARIA GAITHO
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As President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office on Tuesday, he will be acutely aware that the beginning of his second and final terms is overshadowed by a continuing divide over the contentious manner of his re-election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election called after successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to annul Mr Kenyatta’s victory at the General Election of August 8.

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday
Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO | ANDREW KILONZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MACHARIA GAITHO
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As President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office on Tuesday, he will be acutely aware that the beginning of his second and final terms is overshadowed by a continuing divide over the contentious manner of his re-election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election called after successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to annul Mr Kenyatta’s victory at the General Election of August 8.

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday
Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO | ANDREW KILONZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MACHARIA GAITHO
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As President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office on Tuesday, he will be acutely aware that the beginning of his second and final terms is overshadowed by a continuing divide over the contentious manner of his re-election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election called after successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to annul Mr Kenyatta’s victory at the General Election of August 8.

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday
Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO | ANDREW KILONZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MACHARIA GAITHO
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As President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office on Tuesday, he will be acutely aware that the beginning of his second and final terms is overshadowed by a continuing divide over the contentious manner of his re-election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election called after successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to annul Mr Kenyatta’s victory at the General Election of August 8.

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday
Ongoing preparations for the Tuesday swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO | ANDREW KILONZI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 
By MACHARIA GAITHO
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As President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office on Tuesday, he will be acutely aware that the beginning of his second and final terms is overshadowed by a continuing divide over the contentious manner of his re-election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the October 26 repeat presidential election called after successfully petitioning the Supreme Court to annul Mr Kenyatta’s victory at the General Election of August 8.

Raila Odinga rejects calls to swear him in

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 2017

Nasa leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters
Nasa leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters at Mlolongo in the company of Machakos governor candidate in the last elections Wavinya Ndeti on November 25, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP