Election 2021: The four key takeaways in maps and charts

Data journalism by Daniel Dunford, John Walton, Will Dahlgreen, Ed Lowther, Christine Jeavans ,Becky Dale, Maryam Ahmed, Wesley Stephenson and Alison Benjamin. Design by Debie Loizou, Prina Shah and Gerry Fletcher. Development by Marcos Gurgel, Scott Jarvis, Catriona Morrison, Becky Rush, Steven Connor, Toby Cox, Shilpa Saraf, Adam Allen and Sally Morales EMCI-HUB TECHNOLOGIES LTD […]

Uhuru visits Juja as campaigns intensify ahead of May 18 polls

Billboard of aspirant Susan Njeri Waititu in Juja on April 25, 2021. [David Gichuru,Standard] < p class=”card-text”>The two main political parties have pitched tent in Juja for the last-minute hunt for votes ahead of the May 18 by-election.  The seat fell vacant following the death of Juja MP Francis Waititu, popularly known as “Wakapee”. Waititu […]

Nicola Sturgeon says referendum row ‘unlikely to end up in court’

Who won in my area? Enter your postcode, or the name of your English council or Scottish or Welsh constituency to find out. Eg ‘W1A 1AA’ or ‘Westminster’ Note: This lookup covers national elections in Scotland and Wales, the Hartlepool by-election, as well as council and mayoral elections in England and Police and Crime Commissioner […]

Senior Immigration officer shot dead in Turkana while on morning run

A senior immigration officer was on Sunday morning shot dead by unknown gunmen at the Lokichoggio border town in Turkana West. Confirming the incident, area Assistant County Commissioner Kennedy Omollo said the killers murdered Philip Sitienei, 43, while he was on his morning run on the Lokichoggio –Nadapal highway. “The deceased was murdered after assailants ambushed him and shot […]

Road carnage claims 14 lives in two days

The wreckage of a car involved in an accident with a trailer at Soysambu along the Nakuru-Nairobi highway on May 7, 2021. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] A family of five was killed in a road accident that left more than 14 travellers dead. Erick Omondi his wife Ester and their three children, 7-month-old Biden, Judith, 5 and Mary, 10 died […]

Mother’s Day: Who will celebrate those who can’t conceive?

Joyce has been married and separated from her partner three different times, all of which she has been sent away for not being able to conceive. [Courtesy.] Mother’s Day is a day set aside to honour motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence a mother has in society. But for Joyce Kago, it is no unique […]

Photos: June Ruto engaged to Nigerian university professor

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday hosted visitors from Nigeria at his Karen home seeking his daughter June’s hand in marriage. June’s future husband Alexander Ezenagu is an assistant Law Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Assistant Law Professor Alexander Ezenagu. The college further describes him as an international tax expert, who specializes in […]

Politics of deceit: Anatomy of MoUs built on backstabbing, empty words

Voters queue at NSSF grounds in Nairobi during the General Elections in 2017. [Stafford Ondego, Standard] The future of Kenya does not lie in hands of the Wanjikus. It is in the hands of our political elite. Recently, political “restaurant caucuses” have increased in frequency and intensity, as politicians explore and sound each other, in political bargaining, elite-pacting and alliance-making. New […]

Is Orengo charting his path away from Raila?

Opposition leader Raila Odinga with Siaya Senator James Orengo during the burial of Mama Eva Donde in Gem Siaya county on August 17, 2019. (Collins Oduor, Standard) The day before March 9, 2018 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the latter had a long meeting with Senator James Orengo and businessman Jimmy Wanjigi. […]

Ian Cunningham: ‘I’m 80 years old and still playing rugby’

At 80 years old, Northern Ireland man Ian Cunningham is one of the oldest walking rugby players in the UK. His love of rugby began more than 60 years ago when he played as a boy at Royal School Dungannon, County Tyrone. He then went onto play for Coleraine Rugby club for a number of […]