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Top 10 Luxury Stays in Kenya

When it comes to top holiday destinations in Africa, Kenya is well-endowed with every ingredient that makes it a desirable wonderland. While the country has become synonymous with safari, the diversity of things to do, as well as resorts to visit will astound you. Whether you’re looking for a beachy holiday, an adventure of a lifetime, or a romantic getaway, you’ll find it in the endless array of Kenya’s luxury destinations.  Here are some unique samples to help you decide where to stay next time you visit the East African paradise. Segera Retreat Boasting eight luxury villas in a 50,000-acre private game reserve, Segera is a unique ...

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Former TJRC chair Kiplagat passes on – K24 TV

K24 TVFormer TJRC chair Kiplagat passes onK24 TVKenyans on Friday woke up to the news of the death of yet another prominent leader, former Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) chairman Bethwel Kiplagat. Kiplagat's death could not have come at a worse time considering that the Grim ...Month of death: Shock as July claims 4 leaders in a matter of daysThe StandardFour powerful men take secrets to their gravesThe Star, KenyaKiplagat was an achiever in his youth and old age – sonCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)AppsforPCdaily -Kenya Broadcasting Corporation -TUKO.CO.KE -Daily Nationall

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Uhuru, Raila headache to get 50% plus one and avoid runoff – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaUhuru, Raila headache to get 50% plus one and avoid runoffThe Star, KenyaSupporters of CORD presidential candidate Raila Odinga react during a rally at the Kibera social grounds yesterday. Photo/ Jack Owuor. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. The stark possibility of a run-off is forcing President Uhuru ...Shame of heckling, insolence at campaign ralliesK24 TVUhuru: I'll concede if I lose, but will Raila?The StandardRaila driven to safety after chaotic mob disrupt his Thika rallyCitizen TV (press release)AllAfrica.com -The Guardian -TUKO.CO.KE -Daily Nationall 32 news articles »

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Kenyatta vs. Odinga: A study in contrasts

Ahead of Kenya’s elections, the opposition stalwart is promising to shake things up, while the incumbent vows to protect the status quo. The two front runners, President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Raila Odinga (right). Credit: State House of Kenya/World Economic Forum. Kenya’s general election will be contested by a large number of hopefuls, but in reality it’s a two-horse race between Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance and President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party. Unsurprisingly in a country in which the executive continues to wield a dominant influence, coverage of the campaign has ...

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Tender tussle lands in Court of Appeal – K24 TV

K24 TVTender tussle lands in Court of AppealK24 TVThe cancellation of the controversial tender for the printing of presidential ballot papers has provoked three appeals from the national elections agency, the Opposition and independent presidential candidate Samwel Waweru. The parties, whose ...Allow IEBC to function away from the courts – expertCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)Kenya: Electoral Commission to Await Court Ruling on Ballot JobAllAfrica.comKenyan election body say biometrics system ensures clean voter's registryPlanet Biometricsall 12 news articles »

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Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions – News1130

News1130Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasionsNews1130NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenya police report says six police officers have been killed by herders in volatile Laikipia County, where at least 40 people have died this year due to clashes over land. The report seen Wednesday by the Associated Press said ...Six police officers killed in bandit attack in Laikipia WestDaily NationSix police shot dead in central Kenya where drought

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Kenya’s 2017 elections will be like none before. Here’s why.

Devolution has demystified local power and emboldened voters to assert themselves, leading to shocks all the way up the political pyramid. President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) and his Jubilee coalition face a strong challenge from the NASA alliance, led by Raila Odinga. Credit: AMISOM/Ilyas Ahmed. Kenya’s 2017 elections are set to be the country’s most interesting yet. The political landscape has shifted, and whatever else these elections turn out to be – violent, peaceful, confusing − they are going...

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IEBC roll has 400685 people ‘listed twice’ – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaIEBC roll has 400685 people 'listed twice'The Star, KenyaThe IEBC database has more than 400,000 people who registered twice as voters, NASA has said in a fresh protest to the electoral agency. The alliance said its scrutiny of the new voter register released by the IEBC last week indicates that 400,685 ...More than 400000 voters have double registration, NASA tells IEBCThe StandardNasa calls for voter list cleaningK24 TVRaila's latest onslaught against poll agency over relaying of resultsKDRTVKenya Broadcasting Corporationall 7 news articles »

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Kenya’s president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Kenya's president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Image copyright EPA Image caption Uhuru Kenyatta became president in 2013

Kenya's president has warned the country's judiciary not to help the opposition throw the next election into disarray.

The presidential poll will take place next month and Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking re-election.

On Friday, after a case brought by the opposition, the High Court ordered the electoral commission not to print ballot papers.

Mr Kenyatta insisted the election would go ahead as planned.

"This kind of intimidation will not be allowed and the election date will not change," he said.

He said the judiciary could not claim independence and then use it to interfere with the functioning of the executive and other arms of government.

The High Court argued that the tendering process for the ballot papers had not been transparent enough.

The opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) alleged that the president had links to Al Ghurair, the Dubai-based firm that won the $24m (£18m) tender.

Al Ghurair and Mr Kenyatta deny any wrongdoing.

What Kenya's chaotic primaries tell us about the upcoming electionRaila Odinga chosen to challenge president

The judges ruled that the company could still print ballots for the parliamentary and county elections, but the tender for presidential ballots should be re-advertised.

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Odinga's party alleges improper links between the president and the firm printing ballots

Local media have reported that whoever takes on the job of printing and distributing the ballot papers will have just 30 days to do what is usually a 45-day task.

In a separate development, Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta's main contender, was taken ill and admitted to hospital on Sunday with what his campaign team said was suspected food poisoning.

Mr Odinga, speaking shortly after he was discharged from the hospital in the coastal city of Mombasa, said that he was "fit as a fiddle".

"I had stomach pains, which have since disappeared after getting treatment," Mr Odinga said, adding: "I have been discharged to go to Nairobi to continue with my campaigns."

Meanwhile, several people have reportedly been killed in clashes between rival political groups, rekindling memories of post-election violence in 2007-2008 that left more than 1,000 people dead.

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Nasa leaders bash CS Matiang’i over Lamu curfew – Daily Nation

Daily NationNasa leaders bash CS Matiang'i over Lamu curfewDaily NationNasa leader Raila Odinga, joined by other leaders, dances at Water services ground in Kilifi town during a campaign rally on July 9, 2017. He said the imposing of a curfew in Lamu is not right. PHOTO | KAZUNGU SAMUEL | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...NASA rallies Coast to turn up in big numbersThe StandardKenya opposition leader checked

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Joho ‘alpha hooligans’ trashed my truck, office, says Omar – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaJoho 'alpha hooligans' trashed my truck, office, says OmarThe Star, KenyaMombasa governor candidate Hassan Omar has blamed Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho's campaign team for attacking his campaign secretariat and a vehicle. The incident happened on Friday at 3am. Two youths in a saloon car drove past the ...Joho tells off Ruto over education remarkK24 TVGovernor Joho now tells off IEBC over billboardsThe StandardIEBC orders Governor Hassan Joho to allow opponents to erect campaign billboardsKDRTVTUKO.CO.KEall 6 news articles »

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Uhuru and Raila are two sides of same coin – Nyagah running mate – The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaUhuru and Raila are two sides of same coin - Nyagah running mateThe Star, KenyaJubilee presidential flag bearer Uhuru Kenyatta and his NASA counterpart Raila Odinga have been castigated for continuously confronting each other in political arguments instead of addressing the concerns of Kenyans. Speaking to the Star yesterday, ...Uhuru leads nation in peace prayersK24 TVJubilee disastrous regime will end next month, says RailaThe StandardTribalism

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Declaring ignorance on Independence Day – The Boston Globe

The Boston GlobeDeclaring ignorance on Independence DayThe Boston GlobeComing up with a novel way to celebrate the Fourth of July is not easy after 240 years, and tweeting the Declaration of Independence, line by line, as National Public Radio did this week, seems as good as any. But then things got weird. These 1,300 or ...No one should die because of an electionThe Star, KenyaAfter the Declaration of Independence America approved our ConstitutionTulsa Beaconall 3 news articles »

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‘Dead voters’ won’t cast lot, IEBC assures – K24 TV

K24 TV'Dead voters' won't cast lot, IEBC assuresK24 TVPhoto: IEBC manager in charge of business systems, Chris Msando, and Pamela Owitti from Safroon Morpho Ltd, explain the technical elements of the KIEMS voter identification equipment. Photo/Kenna Claude. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries ...IEBC: No changes to the voter register, candidates' listThe StandardTime's up, IEBC tells courts to put down their pencils on candidate disputesCapital FM

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Some lessons from the televised Nairobi city governor debate – The Standard

The StandardSome lessons from the televised Nairobi city governor debateThe StandardHaving watched the four candidates for the office of governor in Nairobi County battle it out on the Nairobi gubernatorial debate, key issues emerge. This city that was once christened The Green City Under the Sun is home to a number of international ...'I'm not broke,' Sonko rubbishes poverty claims, says rivals are behind rumoursThe Star, KenyaKidero edges

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