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2017-07-26 Good Reason to Worry About Election
[AfricaFocus] "Like Nairobi's infamous matatus, the election is barreling along, many times on the wrong side of the law, the noise and vitriol of the campaigns drowning out common sense. For the terrified passengers, whether they -- and Kenya -- arrive at the other side in one piece seems to be coming down to a wing and a prayer." - Patrick Gathara

2017-07-26 Kenyatta's Team Blames Rules, Format for No-Show at Debate
[VOA] With just two weeks to go before Kenya's elections, the nation watched the lead opposition candidate for president, Raila Odinga, debate solo Monday after his top opponent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, refused to show for the live event.

2017-07-26 Tanzania, Kenya Move to Avert Trade Disputes
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam/Arusha -Tanzania and Kenya plan to form a joint committee and set up a channel of communication to deal with future trade disputes.

2017-07-26 Nurses' Strike Hits Fight Against Cholera
[Nation] Efforts to curb Kenya's latest cholera outbreak have been hampered by a nurses' strike that enters its 54th day Wednesday, putting the lives of hundreds of patients at great risk.

2017-07-26 Economic Activity Slows Ahead of Election
[Nation] The cost of the August 8 General Election on Kenya's economy has started to emerge, with firms scaling down on production, investors holding on to their cash and neighbouring countries redirecting their cargo to Tanzanian ports away from Mombasa.

2017-07-26 Government Names Cholera Hotspots
[Nation] The government has identified four counties as major cholera hotspots.

2017-07-26 Focus on Women in Nation's Election
[AfricaFocus] "As the election draws closer, Kenyans are reminded how sexist and patriarchal their society has remained. Choosing to run is a particularly difficult decision for a woman and her family. Campaigning is often marked by violence directed at women candidates. ... The agitation for a greater political role for women led to progressive legal frameworks. But historical prejudices have ensured that a bill that would enshrine the law has twice failed to get the numbers in a male-dominated House." - Beatrice Akala

2017-07-26 How Mindfulness Is Helping Prisoners Achieve Inner Freedom
[The Conversation Africa] Naivasha GK Prison is Kenya's largest maximum security prison. Just a few months ago, before the transfer of hundreds of inmates, many of Naivasha's 3000 prisoners were serving life sentences or facing the death penalty. The conditions were harsh and unremitting but things are slowly getting better.

2017-07-26 Kenyatta Still Bitter Over 2013 Media 'Mistreatment'
[Capital FM] Nyeri -President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended his decision to skip Monday's presidential debate where he was expected to have a face-off with National Super Alliance candidate Raila Odinga.

2017-07-26 Rapper or Preacher? Why the Internet is Laughing at Drake
[Nation] Kenyans online have joined a global bandwagon that has been trolling Canadian rapper Drake due to his unconventional outfit.

2017-07-26 Maragua MP Candidate Charged With Rape
[Nation] Maragua parliamentary candidate Sam Wairimu was Tuesday charged with sodomy and sexual assault in a Kandara Court.

2017-07-26 Safaricom's M-Pesa Boss Quits After a Year
[East African] Kenya's telco giant Safaricom has announced that its head of M-Pesa has exited the company at a critical time when the firm is undertaking a major upgrade of the mobile money platform.

2017-07-26 Kenyan Comedian Chipukeezy Throws Some Shade at 'Funny Truth' Show
[Nation] Chipukeezy was throwing punchlines and taking no prisoners as as the third edition of the Funny Truth went down at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi.

2017-07-26 Kenyan Governor Joho Unleashes Bongo Singer Alikiba at Campaign Rally
[Nation] Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has been infusing performances by renowned artistes in his campaigns to woo voters ahead of the election.

2017-07-26 Nation Media Half-Year Profit Grows 2.3% to Sh1.17 Billion
[Nation] Nation Media Group has posted a 2.3 per cent growth in half-year in profit before tax to Sh1.17 billion as at June 2017, reversing a drop last year.

2017-07-26 Chaos Ahead of Uhuru Kenyatta Tour of Marsabit County
[Nation] Chaos has rocked the venue where President Kenyatta is expected to chase votes in Marsabit.

2017-07-26 Telco Masts Marked for Army Protection on Polling Day
[Nation] Kenyan military will be deployed to protect telecommunication masts in five frontier counties during the August 8 election to prevent possible disruption of the network that will be used to relay results to the national tallying centre in Nairobi, police said Tuesday.

2017-07-26 Jubilee Party is Running Scared, Raila Odinga Says
[Nation] Orange Democratic Movement presidential candidate Raila Odinga accused Jubilee Party leaders of running scared after "wasting" the years of their administration, as the opposition took its campaign to Embu, Meru and Tharaka Nithi.

2017-07-26 Russia Warns Its Citizens on Kenya's Election
[Nation] Russia on Tuesday joined the list of countries that have warned their citizens in relation to next month's General Election, pointing at apprehension that foreign powers have ahead of the polls.

2017-07-26 IEBC Starts Voter Education Drive
[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has started voter education drive it says is aimed at reducing the number of spoilt votes in next month's General Election.

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