Posts tagged as: national-super

Why Lady Jaydee Won’t Marry Her Current Boyfriend

By Thomas Matiko

Legendary Bongo star Lady JayDee has disclosed that she does not intend to marry her current Nigerian hunk boyfriend.

The 38 year-old Yahaya hit-maker, who was in the country for a gig over the weekend, says she no longer believes that marriage is the natural outcome of all relationships.

NASTY DIVORCE

Jide, as she is famously referred back home, was married for 11 years to popular Tanzania radio presenter Gardner Habash, until last year when their marriage hit a snag due to infidelity issues leading to a nasty divorce.

A few months after the divorce, the singer introduced to the world her new much younger Nigerian boyfriend Chibuikem Nwanegbo aka Spicy, who also happens to be a budding musician-cum-producer.

MET IN SOUTH AFRICA

The two initially met in South Africa where they exchanged telephone numbers and stayed in contact.

Despite their relationship clocking almost a year now with both seemingly happy, the soft spoken singer has reiterated that the thought of wedding Spicy is yet to cross her mind.

She said she would not wish to be in a marriage again.

“Watu wasitegemee kabisa jambo hilo kutoka kwangu na wasikariri kwamba kila mahusiano yataishia kwenye ndoa, kwa kuwa kunao waliokimbilia ndoa na zikawashinda,” she disclosed.

Kenya

Donors Ask Odinga to Rescind Decision to Boycott Poll

Western donors want National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, to rescind his withdrawal from the upcoming repeat… Read more »

Nasa – Matiang’i Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity

The National Super Alliance has said the weekly demonstrations will go on as planned as it condemned police brutality.

Addressing a press conference at Capital Hill on Saturday, Siaya Senator James Orengo further claimed that there are militias being recruited to “kill Nasa supporters”.

Senator Orengo also accused acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet of crimes against humanity.

He said that they are responsible for the deaths and maiming meted out on Nasa supporters during nationwide demonstrations against the October repeat presidential election.

“Boinnet as the Inspector General of Police and Matiang’i as the Interior Cabinet Secretary authorized the use of force against Nasa supporters.

“They are responsible for crimes against humanity against Nasa supporters in the name of restoring public order,” he said.

Kenya

Donors Ask Odinga to Rescind Decision to Boycott Poll

Western donors want National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, to rescind his withdrawal from the upcoming repeat… Read more »

CS Matiang’i Rebukes Nasa Leaders Over Violent Demos

By Magati Obebo

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has accused the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders of plotting to cause anarchy.

Dr Matiang’i described Nasa’s weekly protests in major towns across the country as a pretext to cause mayhem.

“They can’t do this and expect the government sit back and watch,” he warned.

“There is absolutely nothing peaceful in attacking a police station. There is nothing holy in looting businesses.

“This is thuggery and we shall act accordingly,” Dr Matiang’i said at Ibacho SDA Church in Nyaribari Chache, Kisii County, on Saturday.

REFORMS

He said tough Nasa has the right to hold protests, attacking and looting businesses is criminal.

“These policemen you are seeing here are our brothers and sisters. What does one gain by provoking them? There is no reason why one would want to attack them in the disguise of causing havoc,” the Education CS said.

Dr Matiang’i added that the opposition is not pushing for electoral reforms but harbouring an ulterior motive.

EXAMS

On national examinations, Dr Matiang’i said the timetable will not be changed.

“We want to assure parents and stakeholders that there will be no change in the examination schedule,” he said.

“They want to make the country to slide into chaos and have someone to come and do mediation, which we don’t know for what.”

Kenya

Donors Ask Odinga to Rescind Decision to Boycott Poll

Western donors want National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, to rescind his withdrawal from the upcoming repeat… Read more »

How Govt Justified Killings in Nasa Protests – Report

By Sam Kiplagat

The government has been accused of denying the scale of the violence that erupted soon after the announcement of the August 8 General Election.

Even in instances where deaths have been documented, the government’s response was to deny or, in some instances, appeared to justify the deaths, a report by two human rights groups says.

NOBODY KILLED

On August 12, acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i defended the police saying there was no use of firearms and nobody was killed.

The CS said all demonstrators were looters, implying that “they were legitimate targets for shooting”.

According to Dr Matiang’i, the few people who might have been killed were criminals who were looting shops and police had only acted to thwart such criminal attempts.

“Peaceful demonstrations and picketing are protected by the Constitution and our police always act according to the law. Individuals or gangs that are looting shops, that want to endanger lives, breaking into people’s businesses; those are not demonstrators, they’re criminals,” the CS said.

The report notes that protests first erupted in some areas of Nairobi and Kisumu after National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga stated in a press address on August 9 that there was hacking of IEBC servers and irregularities in the tallying of results.

‘VICTIMISED’

On August 11, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner leading to demonstrations, especially in opposition strongholds and informal settlements in Nairobi, Western and Nyanza.

On the morning of August 12, police swept through neighbourhoods in Mathare 4A, areas C and T pursuing protestors.

The report says the police kicked doors open, pulled men out of their houses, and beat them with batons and gun butts. The victims said police shot at residents even where there was no evidence that their lives could have been in danger.

In areas such as alleys of the Ngomongo area of Korogocho on August 13, following the burning of the chief’s office at Waraka, GSU police went house-to-house looking for men again, shouting “Wanaume!”

“They banged on doors one after the other, systematically, and pulled male residents out of their homes, breaking doors and smashing property,” the report said.

In Korogocho, a police commander said they were provoked, although he urged police restraint. “We were provoked a lot but we tried to avoid escalating the situation. We were attacked with stones, but it was just stones.”

Kenya

Donors Ask Odinga to Rescind Decision to Boycott Poll

Western donors want National Super Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, to rescind his withdrawal from the upcoming repeat… Read more »

You Are Not the Boss of Us – Nasa Marches On, Pays Matiangi No Heed

By Joseph Muraya

Nairobi — Nairobi Central Business District is a no-go zone for the National Super Alliance supporters following yesterday’s ban by Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.

Anti-riot officers are dispersing any small group on sight attempting to access the CBD.

But protesters who spoke to Capital FM News say they will not allow the Interior CS to infringe on their rights to demonstrate.

“We want to know whether there was a referendum to amend the Constitution so that demonstrations can be criminalised,” one said.

Another added that, “We have to go to University Way.”

A small group had gathered along Kenyatta Avenue but was dispersed using teargas.

Police officers have been deployed across all parts of the city following Wednesday’s demo that left a trail of destruction in the city.

In Mombasa, protesters were dispersed as soon as they started.

The Opposition chief Raila Odinga has declared his withdrawal from the October 26 presidential election citing unfavourable environment.

And in addition to calling for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Senator James Orengo said they will demonstrating to ensure no election is held without the inclusion of their leader in another repeat presidential poll.

Kenya

Ban on Anti-Polls Body Demos Sparks Storm

The stage has been set for confrontation between National Super Alliance (Nasa) and the police on Friday in Nairobi,… Read more »

Ban on Anti-Polls Body Demos Sparks Storm

[Nation] The stage has been set for confrontation between National Super Alliance (Nasa) and the police on Friday in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu after the government banned street protests in the business centres of the three cities and vowed to punish the organisers.

Nasa Now Goes For Davis Chirchir

By Richard Munguti

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has given the chief public prosecutor 72 hours to prosecute President Kenyatta’s chief agent David Chirchir.

The Raila-Odinga-led coalition accuses Mr Chirchir accessing electoral commission servers illegally during the August 8 General Election.

In its demand letter to Mr Keriako Tobiko, Nasa has threatened private prosecution of Mr Chirchir should the Director of Public Prosecutions fail to act.

Through lawyer Antony Oluoch, Nasa says it will also institute private prosecution against six senior officials of Safaricom.

In the letter dated September 29, Nasa lists the offences it claims were committed by each of the suspects.

“Our express instructions are that Safaricom Limited and Davis Chirchir have committed criminal offences for which they must be punished,” Mr Oluoch says.

He says Mr Chirchir and Safaricom Ltd not only committed criminal acts but also abetted the commission of offences under the Elections Act, Public Procurement Act and the Penal Code.

Nasa claims Mr Chirchir accessed the IEBC servers through his dkchirchir@gmail.com account.

More follows.

Kenya

Duale to Seek MPs Approval of Sh11.5 Billion for Poll

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says he will be requesting MPs to approve the release of Sh11.5… Read more »

MP Babu Owino Re-Arrested Upon Release

By Stella Cherono

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has been re-arrested moments after his release by a Nairobi magistrate court.

Police pounced on Mr Owino moments after he walked to freedom at the Milimani Law Courts.

CHARGES

The lawmaker had been granted bail after spending two nights in police cells in the capital.

He was arrested on Monday for allegedly insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta during a campaign rally organised by his National Super Alliance (Nasa).

Mr Owino is facing charges of subversion and offensive conduct, as well as an alternative charge of incitement to violence.

It was not immediately clear why police re-arrested him but they are likely to prefer fresh charges against him.

He denied the charges.

Mr Owino was freed on condition that the two sureties are of equal standings in society with the accused.

The case will be mentioned on October 4, 2017.

More follows.

Kenya

Duale to Seek MPs Approval of Sh11.5 Billion for Poll

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says he will be requesting MPs to approve the release of Sh11.5… Read more »

Opposition Defiant as Chebukati Seeks Dialogue

By Jeremiah Wakaya

Nairobi — National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have vowed to lead protests to the electoral commission headquarters at Anniversary Towers in Nairobi on Tuesday, despite a plea by IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati to give dialogue a chance.

During a press conference on Monday, NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula insisted that they will lead protests to press for reforms at the electoral agency – including the sacking and prosecution of top officials they have accused of bungling last month’s election.

“IEBC has communicated its unilateral decisions on all the critical aspects of the election thus making any engagements with them superfluous,” Wetangula stated.

“Our demonstrations and actions are not meant to be a confrontation with anybody,” he added while backing off an ultimatum the alliance gave at a Sunday rally in Nairobi in which it threatened to eject IEBC Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba and other officials it wants to be shown the door should they fail to voluntarily quit their positions.

“If the people who bungled the election refuse to leave the Commission voluntarily, and Al Ghurair’s ballot printing tender is not revoked, on Tuesday morning the entire nation will go to the Anniversary Towers to eject them,” NASA leader Raila Odinga charged during the rally.

In a letter to the coalition’s Executive Director Norman Magaya on Monday, Chebukati cited various measures the commission has put in place to address Opposition concerns for a credible presidential election set for October 26.

Among issues on the table is IEBC’s consideration of a proposal by UNDP to procure ballot papers; a proposal the Commission has forwarded to the National Treasury for advice.

IEBC said it also plans to embed both UN and selected party agents on its results transmission system where a read-only access will be granted to monitor the results transmission technology.

Former presidential candidate Abduba Dida has faulted the National Super Alliance’s intent to hold demonstrations on Tuesday demanding the resignation of among others IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba.

During a media interview on Monday, Dida faulted NASA’s intent to hold demonstrations terming the move as miscalculated.

“As much as NASA may be addicted to teargas, they can fight in their homes but don’t do it tomorrow,” Dida who came fourth in the August 8 presidential election said.

“NASA may have valid concerns but the economy is at stake and people are fearful about what will happen. Don’t add by bringing people to the streets,” the Alliance for Real Change leader stated.

Kenya

Duale to Seek MPs Approval of Sh11.5 Billion for Poll

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says he will be requesting MPs to approve the release of Sh11.5… Read more »

Nasa Campaign Kitty Nets Sh20 Million in Just a Week

By Simon Ndonga

Nairobi — The fundraising initiative by the opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA), that was launched last week to finance Raila Odinga’s presidential campaign for the repeat election, has already netted in Sh20 million.

In a statement, the coalition’s national campaign chairman Musalia Mudavadi said the amount was beyond their expectations when they launched the initiative.

“I am pleased to announce that the fundraising initiative has so far realized Sh20 million, far outpacing our expectations at the time of the launch,” he said.

The initiative was heavily criticized by Jubilee leaders as a ploy to fleece Kenyans, while questioning expenditures of a previous fundraiser ahead of the August 8 elections.

NASA did not respond instead only choosing to continue with the fundraising described by Odinga as the only sure way for his supporters to ‘reach Canaan’.

“Whether you donated Sh20 or 20,000 or 2 million, you are now plugged into the journey to bring electoral justice and accountability to Kenya. Your cents have become Ksh20 million,” Mudavadi said, and urged Kenyans for more donations.

“We are however not there yet. The campaign we have embarked on is going to be long and demanding. We are up against an opponent that has unfettered access to State resources and big businesses that thrive on the Jubilee corruption and impunity.”

Mudavadi stated that the coalition has also set up a dash-board where well wishers can further interact with fellow supporters and donors.

Kenya

Duale to Seek MPs Approval of Sh11.5 Billion for Poll

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale says he will be requesting MPs to approve the release of Sh11.5… Read more »

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