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PRESIDENT KENYATTA CONFIDENT ODINGA WILL WIN KENYAN ELECTIONS

BY JAMES WAFULA IN NAIROBI. Outgoing Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is confident former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga will win Tuesday’s (August 9) Presidential elections.  Kenyatta, 62 whose two term tenure is drawing to a close said Odinga was best suited to take the country to the next level , warning […]

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PROF WAJACKOYA DENIES PULLING OUT FOR RAILA ODINGA

BY JAMES WAFULA, POLITICAL ANALYST THE WORKERS EYE IN NAIROBI. Eccentric heavily bearded US trained professor has denied pulling out of the Presidential race in support of Raila Amolo Odinga just three days before 21 million Kenyans go to polls to elect fifth president in a peaceful change of guard. Prof. George Wajackoya of the […]

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AMERICAN EMBASSY ACCUSED OFSPREADING UNFOUNDED PANIC

BY JAMES WAFULAIN NAIROBI. The NGO council of Kenya has taken issue with the latest travel advisory from the US embassy in Nairobi urging its citizens not to travel out of the  city and avoid Kisumu county over “credible fears” of  election related violence ahead of polls next Tuesday.Addressing a media briefing on state of […]

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KENYA OPINION POLL GIVES ODINGA  WIN , RERUN POSSIBLE

BY JAMES WAFULA POLITICAL ANALYST WORKERS EYE IN NAIROBI. Kenya’s fifth  transition General elections for the Kenyatta succession slated for August 9 2022 is proving to be a tightly fought race that is likely to snowball into a re-run as none of the front runners has edged past the 50 percent constitutional threshold. The main […]

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Jomo Kenyatta – from water meter reader to billionaire president

By James Wafula in Nairobi. By the time Kenya’s founding president Jomo Kenyatta was dying in August 1978 having ruled  for 15 years, he was one of Africa’s richest political elite with a vast fortune that include 1 million acres of prime land to multi-million shilling princely properties and businesses spread across the country. Yet […]

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Veteran lawyer is typical “donkey” in Kenya’s August 9 poll

By Our Reporter. For the first time since multi-party elections in 1992, the over assertive central Kenya region has no front runner in the August 2022 presidential race. The community that has produced 3 out of Kenya’s 4 presidents in 60 years, can only count on becoming number two. This is regardless of whether DP […]

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US and EU warn of possible election violence

By James Wafula in Nairobi. The US and European Union have renewed earlier travel advisories to Kenya ahead of the August 9, 2022 General election warning of possible poll related violence. They say  the chaos could happen during voting or after announcing results,  according to analysis of “credible pressure points.” Statements posted on their Twitter […]

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Kenya’s Ruto unveils 2022 economic manifesto

By James Wafula in Nairobi. There are exactly 39 days left before 22 million Kenyans go to the ballot to elect their 5th president in 61 years, a peaceful transition that has remained an elusive luxury for land locked neighboring Uganda. While Kenya has exchanged 4 presidents in the last 5 decades, Uganda has had […]

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Kenya decides:  Can Raila realize mzee Jaramogi Oginga’s dream?

ByJames Wafula in Nairobi. Election patterns in Kenya have always brought out the rivalry of the Kikuyu and Luo, Kenya’s most outspoken political families. This has helped shape Kenya’s political society since independence. The previous four presidential elections have seen Kikuyus and Luos compete for power with  rivalry between Jaramogi Odinga and Kenyatta taking centre […]

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New poll shows Odinga poised to be Kenya’s 5th President

By James Wafula in Nairobi. For the second time in a row and with only two months to Kenya’s fifth transition elections, an opinion poll conducted by Radio Africa Group shows Azmio la Umoja’s Raila Odinga would win the Presidency if elections were held today. But Odinga would still fall short of an outright 50+1 […]