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‘Total Man’ last mission was to unify his people

Nicholas Biwott’s last mission appeared to have been to bring the Kalenjin sub-tribes together. Having enjoyed unquestioned authority during President Moi’s era, the politician’s loss in the 2007 and 2013 elections seemed to have finally sent him on another course: Kalenjin unity. In 2007, he was defeated by a political …

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K’Ogalo plot to upset Everton in friendly

DAR ES SALAAM, Wednesday The just-refurbished 60,000-seater national stadium in Dar es Salaam is on Thursday expected to fill to capacity when 15-time Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia face English Premiership side Everton in a ground-breaking pre-season friendly. After days of anxiety among fans, Everton striker Wayne Rooney and …

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Pupils show rare talent at national music festival

Schools performing in the ongoing Kenya National Music Festival on Wednesday presented pieces that captured the proposed changes in the new curriculum meant to nurture and promote talent in learning institutions. Primary schools performing on the third day of the festival in Masinde Muliro University in Kakamega County sought to …

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No word from Nicholas Biwott’s family after his death

The family of Mr Nicholas Biwott, who died on Tuesday, has maintained a tight lid on its life, sticking to a strong tradition started by the patriarch himself. A day after his death, the iron curtain that has characterised the family was raised even higher, as details of preparations for …

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Electoral agency ponders ballot job options

The electoral agency was on Wednesday cracking its head on its options following a High Court ruling that quashed a tender to print the presidential election ballot papers. The ruling has thrown the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) into confusion, with elections just 25 days away. “All options are …

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Changwony, Tolgos play delicate tribal card to win votes

When the country’s top leadership visited Elgeyo-Marakwet County last month, they were optimistic that their nominee for the region’s gubernatorial seat, Governor Alex Tolgos, will easily retain his seat—in fact, with a landslide. However, before they ended their sojourn in the expansive county considered one of the Jubilee Party’s strongholds, …

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Nkaissery’s death complicates bid to pick Maasai political supremo

The death of Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery barely a year after that of Maasai de facto leader William ole Ntimama, has roiled the supposed succession plan for the community’s senior elder. Maasai Council of Elders’ treasurer David Mampuli said Maj-Gen (Rtd) Nkaissery was among those being fronted for the …

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Raila pledges to end insecurity in Baringo as rally disrupted

Nasa Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has promised that his government will deal with rampant insecurity in Baringo County if elected.  He accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of failing to protect locals from banditry attacks, which have left a trail of death and destruction. Speaking at rallies in the county on Wednesday, …

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Why Jubilee, Nasa have focused campaigns on 5 zones

The Jubilee Party and opposition’s National Super Alliance have held more rallies in five regions than in any other part of the country, convinced the areas could hold the key to a victory in the August 8 General Election. The Coast, former Western province, Narok and Kajiado counties, Kisii and …

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President Kenyatta, Ruto call for unity in Nyanza

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Wednesday stormed opposition chief Raila Odinga’s backyard with a call for national unity ahead of the elections. The visit to Homa Bay and Kisumu counties may not change how residents vote but it was a show for the Head of State …

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