Lusaka calls special sitting to hear Wajir Governor impeachment motion

Senate chambers during the impeachment debate of former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on December 16, 2020.[Elvis Ogina, Standard] Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has gazetted a Special sitting next week for the House to deliberate the impeachment motion against Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi. Lusaka convened the House to hear the charges brought against the county boss and […]

Murkomen: Uhuru insincere in easing Covid restrictions

Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says BBI politics behind President Uhuru Kenyatta’s easing of Covid restrictions on May 1. [File, Standard] Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has questioned the motive behind the eased Covid-19 restrictions. On Saturday, May 1, President Uhuru Kenyatta in his Labour Day speech, announced that the cessation of movement into five-zoned counties namely […]

Sialai gets new term as National Assembly clerk

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi (centre) with  Michael Sialai (right) and Kenya Parliamentary Journalist Association Chair, Gideon Keter. [Kelvin Karani, Standard] Parliament has extended the term of National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai by one year. The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) met and resolved to extend the clerk’s term as he hits retirement age of 60 […]

Petition lodged against team picked to select IEBC officials

The petitioner claims that the commission did not advertise for the panel membership. [David Njaaga, Standard] A petioner has moved to court seeking orders to block the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) recruitment selection panel from assuming office. Although the four nominated by Parliament and appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta have already assumed office after they […]

Zoned-counties travel restrictions lifted

President Uhuru Kenyatta during his address to the public on Saturday, May 1, 2021. [Standard] < p class=”card-text”>Cessation of movement into and out of five zoned counties namely Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kajiado and Machakos counties has been lifted.   Announcing the new directive on Saturday, May 1, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the government reached the […]

Atwoli: Workers have little to celebrate

Francis Atwoli after being re-elected as Secretary-General of COTU for a fifth term in Kisumu, April 9, 2021. [Collins Odour, Standard] Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli says the Covid-19 pandemic has plunged millions of workers into joblessness. Speaking during Labour Day Celebrations at State House, Nairobi on May 1, 2021, in an event attended […]