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We need immunity just like the President, say governors

Governors yesterday demanded immunity from prosecution following the arrest and charging of their Busia counterpart Sospeter Ojaamong. In a statement read by CoG chairman Josphat Nanok, they want to be given the same treatment as the President because they too are heads of governments. The President cannot be prosecuted while …

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Ghana President fires electoral commission head, two deputies

Ghana‘s President Nana Akufo-Addo fired the head of the country’s Electoral Commission on Thursday for “misbehaviour and incompetence”,, Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said. The removals of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies were based on a recommendation by a special committee set up by the chief justice to investigate complaints …

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Mutua loses case but promises to be President in 2022

The nullification of Alfred Mutua’s election victory opens a fresh battle between him and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka for Kamba leadership supremacy. In case he loses an appeal he plans to lodge at the Supreme Court, the Machakos governor who has set his eyes on the 2022 presidential race will …

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Crack the whip Mr President

Suba Churchill: I do not think there is political will to fight corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta is a beneficiary of corruption through the alliances he got into that have ensnared him. It will be difficult for him to turn against his associates who helped him come to power. As we …

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Would America vote Oprah Winfrey for President?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she won’t run, but friends, commentators and many in the Twitterverse are pushing for …

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Raila to meet South African President Cyphril Ramaphosa

Opposition leader Raila Odinga will meet South Africa’s President Cyphril Ramaphosa before travelling back to Kenya on Monday, his adviser has said.  Raila flew to South Africa on April 13 to represent the Kenyan at the burial of the late Winnie Mandela.  He was accompanied by his wife Ida Odinga.  Jackson …

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Botswana President Ian Khama steps down after a decade

Ian Khama, a retired army general, stepped down as President of Botswana on Saturday, handing the diamond-rich country to his deputy after a decade at the helm. Mokgweetsi Masisi becomes only the third leader to take charge of the southern African nation outside the Khama political dynasty. The dynasty dominated national politics …

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