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elections 2012

Hassan: Election results were credible

14 June 2013, 08:58

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Issack Hassan has defended the commission against claims that it mismanaged the polls.

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Police on high alert ahead of petition verdict

27 March 2013, 11:07

Police will be on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict on the presidential election petition.

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Poll violence in Kieni

17 January 2013, 14:42

A man is fighting for his life in Nyeri after he was grieviously assaulted during campaigns at Mweiga market in Kieni constituency.

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Parties face nominations fall-out

27 December 2012, 10:04

Political coalitions are facing a major dilemma on how to conduct their primaries amidst internal competition and wrangling to meet the deadline.

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Vote so there is no run off

28 February 2013, 15:02

Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant has called on voters to enure there is no rerun in getting the fourth president of Kenya in the coming polls.

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Friday, 22 March 2013

House seats allocated to youthful women

22 March 2013, 10:02

Former Kasarani MP Elizabeth Ongoro was angry when her nomination to contest for Nairobi Senate at the elections was taken away by her party.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Raila urges Kiraitu to join ODM

12 November 2012, 16:17

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged Energy Minister Kiraitu Murungi to abandon his Alliance Party of Kenya and join ODM.

Thursday, 04 October 2012

EU team arrives to oversee Sierra Leone elections

04 October 2012, 14:53

A team of EU observers has flown into Sierra Leone's capital Freetown to monitor upcoming elections.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Jirongo blames politicians for Tana

17 September 2012, 12:02

Cyrus Jirongo has attributed the massacre in Tana River to unscrupulous politicians out to disapprove the county government system.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh as president

11 September 2012, 07:05

Somali MPs meeting in the Mogadishu have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president, in the latest step to end decades of war.

Kilifi women challenged to fight for political posts

11 September 2012, 10:26

Women in Kilifi County have been challenged to come out and take their political position in the coming general elections.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Somali MPs to elect new president

10 September 2012, 10:31

Somalia's parliament votes for a new president in what the UN has described as a historic election for the war-torn nation.

Fidel rubbishes rumors of wife’s infidelity

10 September 2012, 13:08

Fidel Castro Odinga rubbishes rumours that he caught his newly wedded wife Lwam Bekele in a compromising position with his best friend.

Friday, 07 September 2012

Langat threatens to ditch Raila team

07 September 2012, 12:07

PM Raila Odinga’s campaign hit political turbulence after an assistant minister threatened to “reconsider his partnership” with ODM.

Thursday, 06 September 2012

Kalonzo, PNU, Kiraitu's possible merger?

06 September 2012, 06:54

VP Kalonzo Musyoka is working on a new alliance with President Kibaki’s PNU and Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi’s Alliance Party of Kenya.

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Civil servants resign for elective offices

04 September 2012, 06:14

Close to 100 civil servants resigned to join politics by close of business on Monday, The Standard has learnt.

'Worrying' wave of violence ahead of polls

04 September 2012, 11:41

The NCIC has regretted the recent spate of violence in the country saying it is "worrying" as poll draws closer.

Monday, 03 September 2012

Ngilu launches bid for Presidency

03 September 2012, 08:25

Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu launched her presidential bid and pledged to focus on women and the youth empowerment.

Mwakwere to face trial for hate speech

03 September 2012, 13:56

Environment Minister Chirau Mwakwere to face hate speech charges after High Court dismisses his bid to stop trial at the magistrate court.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Mwakwere hate speech case put off

30 August 2012, 14:37

Environment minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere got a reprieve after court suspended his prosecution over hate speech charges.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Hunt is on for Kenya voter kits supplier

29 August 2012, 08:00

A Canadian firm is leading the search for a technology company that will supply 16,000 Biometric Voter Registration kits to the IEBC.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Constitution: Big gains despite stiff opposition

27 August 2012, 11:11

Monday marks the second year since the promulgation of the current Constitution and it is a mixed bag of positives and negatives.

Annan sounds alarm over weak poll reform laws

27 August 2012, 11:18

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned against watering down of sections of laws central to the implementation of the Constitution.

Ngunjiri warns of fake activists in elections

27 August 2012, 12:32

Mzalendo Saba Saba party Rift Valley chairman Kimani Ngunjiri has cautioned citizens against fake N.G.O.s and activists.

Ndhiwa ODM candidates back KANU flag bearer

27 August 2012, 16:54

Campaigns for Ndhiwa parliamentary seat have taken a different direction after 14 former ODM nomination candidates opted to support KANU flag bearer.

Friday, 24 August 2012

RBK Party finally has a candidate for Kajiado North

24 August 2012, 12:58

The Restore and Build Kenya (RBK) party finally has a candidate for the Kajiado North By- elections slated for September 2012.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Voter registration kicks off in September

22 August 2012, 10:11

Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa has said that the much awaited voter registration will kick off in September.

Councillors behaving badly

22 August 2012, 12:21

Business at the Nakuru Municipal Council came to a stand still after councillors engaged in battles over their members elections.

Miguna in Nakuru

22 August 2012, 15:24

The lawyer cum author Miguna Miguna has said the aim of his book was to cause sleepless night for some “people” by making them feel angry.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Somalia presidential poll postponed

21 August 2012, 13:47

The Presidential poll expected to take place in Somalia has been postponed and a new date is expected to be announced.

Nyakach MP to sue Nation Media Group

21 August 2012, 16:20

Nyakach MP is to sue a media house for compensation, owing to what he terms as defamatory statements contained in Miguna Miguna's book.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Buuri residents want new HQ

20 August 2012, 04:37

A section of residents in the newly created Buuri constituency have appealed to the govt to change the constituency's headquarters to Kiirua.

Fresh nominations row in TNA

20 August 2012, 05:21

A fresh dispute has now emerged in the just concluded nominations of The National Alliance (TNA) party of Kenya held in Kangema.

Kaparo challenges men in Laikipia

20 August 2012, 09:33

A Former National Assembly Speaker has challenged men in Laikipia North to emulate various women projects for development of the region.

Miguna to start countrywide book tour

20 August 2012, 10:01

Miguna Miguna, the controversial former advisor to PM Raila Odinga kicks off a countrywide tour to promote Peeling Back the Mask.

Uhuru loses again at ICC

20 August 2012, 13:42

Uhuru Kenyatta has lost a fresh bid to determine whether three witnesses whose testimony he discredited will testify during trial.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Njuri Ncheke disowns Ruto support

13 August 2012, 10:23

Njuri Ncheke elders has vehemently denied reports appearing in a section of the media claiming they are supporting William Ruto

Banita skirmishes political

13 August 2012, 13:34

Rift Valley PC Osman Warfa has said that the latest clashes witnessed at Banita settlement scheme are politcal.

Prezzo flanked by politicians at ‘home-coming’

13 August 2012, 16:51

CMB Prezzo was flanked by fans, celebrities and even politicians as he celebrated his home-coming at the Carnivore restaurant.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Uhuru allies meet to plot poll strategy

10 August 2012, 09:32

The G7 Alliance had a breakfast meeting to revive efforts of fielding a single presidential candidate in the next election.

Thursday, 09 August 2012

Parties in pact to support Uhuru in polls

09 August 2012, 09:21

DPM Uhuru Kenyatta has won the backing of three political parties, including the Party of National Unity, in his bid for the presidency.

Mwakwere case to be heard next week

09 August 2012, 12:36

The Environment Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere is now likely to face hate speech charges next Wednesday.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Mwakwere facing hate speech charges

08 August 2012, 09:24

Environment minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere will be arraigned in court to face charges of hate speech, that might cost him Cabinet post.

House in camera over tension in Nakuru

08 August 2012, 13:16

MPs are holding a private sitting to discuss the rising tension in Nakuru’s Banita Settlement Scheme in a bid to prevent an eruption of violence.

Friday, 03 August 2012

Loophole threat to Civil Service jobs in counties

03 August 2012, 09:37

Civil servants’ jobs might be in danger due to the lack of laws to guide transition to the new county administration after elections in 2013.

Hillary Clinton to visit Kenya

03 August 2012, 15:46

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lands in Kenya for meetings with President Mwai Kibaki, PM Raila Odinga and CJ Willy Mutunga.

Thursday, 02 August 2012

Gitura quits to vie for Muranga Senate seat

02 August 2012, 12:30

The Kenyan ambassador to Belgium Kembi Gitura has resigned to concentrate on his campaigns for the Murang'a County Senate seat.

Civil servants eyeing political seats have to resign

02 August 2012, 12:37

Civil servants eyeing elective positions will have to resign by September.

MPs put IEBC on spot over kits

02 August 2012, 14:55

IEBC was grilled by a joint parliamentary committee over its handling of the biometric voter-registration kits procurement process.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Kiyiapi discredits opinion polls

31 July 2012, 15:29

RBK Presidential candidate Prof. James Ole Kiyiapi has discredited the opinion polls ratings that are conducted every now and then.

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