Ken on 19th Feb

Two Tahidi High actors have come out to declare their preferred presidential candidate two weeks to the elections. Jackie Mwangi known by her screen name Jolene and T K. Kitana (Teacher Kilunda), have officially endorsed Raila Odinga, in a series of campaign messages set to grace your screen the whole of this week and next week. Jolene says her...

Ken on 19th Feb

Former influential cabinet minister and Kisii community spokesman Simeon Nyachae has come out of his political retirement and endorsed Uhuru Kenyatta. Nyachae’s decision was guided by what he termed ‘public demand’. He said that while being interviewed by a local radio station, the public kept asking him to declare his stand.Nyachae...

Ken on 18th Feb

The race for the presidency is becoming tighter and tighter as the weeks progress. Opinion polls released yesterday by three pollsters commissioned by Citizen TV, show that the race is now too close to call, with Raila and Uhuru basically tied.  The companies involved in the research released on Monday Special are: Strategic Research, Ipsos Synovate...

Ken on 17th Feb

At the end of the day, campaign posters are just that, posters. They may promise heaven but we all know what happens once the politicians get to office. Below are some of the posters being used by Jubilee and CORD, online, on billboards and on walls everywhere. We just hope someone will clean them up after all March 4th.    © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 17th Feb

It’s no secret that this election is the most expensive ever. Apart from the hundreds of branded SUVs making rounds throughout the country, branded helicopters are making their debut this year. One or two were seen flying around in 2007, but this year, we’ve lost count. Jubilee alone is believed to have services of close to 10 helicopters,...

Ken on 17th Feb

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru seems to have some closeness or fondness to two wheels. Last week, an old photo of her probably just about to get a motorbike ride surfaced, and now, we have another one where she’s actually getting one. The person in both photos is the same, but the difference in years has brought about a significant transformation. One...

Ken on 17th Feb

At that age, he never probably thought that 40 years down the line, he would be vying for the presidency of this country, with a realistic chance of winning. © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 17th Feb

Alex Kosgey [Photo || Nation] One of the most interesting father-son rivalries took on a new twist last week when Industrialisation minister Henry Kosgey’s last born son, Alex, endorsed his father’s rival for the Nandi Senate seat. The younger Kosgey stunned the public at a Jubilee rally in Kilibwoni, Nandi, when he threw his...

Ken on 15th Feb

You gotta love this man, he knows when it’s valentines and adjusts his hummer for the day. Not forgetting to include the campaign message, plus the usual customized plates.   © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 14th Feb

This Sonko, what has he done to Shebesh.. After acquiring two smart cars and branding them accordingly, including paying for the customized number plates, Sonko has showed Rachael Shebesh how it’s done… and this is what they’ve given us. © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 14th Feb

Just how many of these do they have? We can guess on the number, but we can’t guess on the fact that we’ve never seen anything like this before. The millions this campaign period has ‘eaten’ are just too much. During their Nairobi tour this week, Jubilee made a strong, red statement that they are not sparing any penny. Here is...

Ken on 13th Feb

Citizen TV’s Julie Gichuru last night hosted the two front runners for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat, William Kabogo and James Nyoro. Kabogo is vying on a TNA ticket while Nyoro is in NARC.The short debate/interview proceeded well, with Julie bringing Kabogo to task over his massive wealth. She asked how the former Juja legislator had acquired...

Ken on 13th Feb

Deputy Presidential candidates are expected to face-off in a live debate scheduled for tonight.This event comes two days after the presidential debate organised by the mainstream media.  The vice presidents’ debate has been organised by mainstream Christian Church leaders, Christian media in conjunction with the national broadcaster -KBC...

Ken on 13th Feb

Kenya National Congress candidate for the Nairobi Women representative seat, Esther Passaris has taken time to explain why she is not picking calls. On her Facebook page, Passaris pleads with her supporters to text any queries to her instead of calling her. She says she reads all messages but may not be able to answer all calls. Here’s her...

Ken on 12th Feb

Ipsos Synovate has released an opinion poll commissioned by the Standard Group, touching on the two main counties in the country, Nairobi and Mombasa. From the poll, two conclusions can be arrived at. Mike Sonko will be Nairobi’s first senator and Hassan Joho will be Mombasa’s first governor.The poll released yesterday gives Sonko an...

Ken on 12th Feb

It had to come up. This is a picture of Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto when they were in KANU. Jubilee Today Jubilee Then © nairobiwire.com ...

Ken on 12th Feb

Mohamed Dida: A schoolteacher who joined the race spectacularly late, the political first-timer lit up the four-hour debate with his common touch, spiced with anecdotes that bordered on the comical. While he tended to rumble and be incoherent at times, Dida, 38, asked some basic but hard questions directed at the two perceived frontrunners,...

Ken on 11th Feb

[Photo|| Nation] The first ever Presidential Debate was hosted last night and televised to millions of people worldwide. Candidates started streaming in at around 6:30 PM and the debate was ready to start at 7:30. Paul Muite and Mohammed Diba had earlier in the day obtained a court order stopping the debate unless they were included. The...

Ken on 10th Feb

The stage is set for tonight’s Presidential Debate which will be held at Brookhouse School, Nairobi and aired by all leading TV and radio stations in the country. Six presidential candidates will take part in this historic exercise. They include: Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Peter Kenneth, Martha Karua and James ole Kiyiapi....

Ken on 10th Feb

Tonight, history will be made as Kenya holds its first ever Presidential Debate. This important event will be held at Brookhouse International School’s auditorium and will be broadcast live by all major TV and radio stations in the country. A video feed will also be provided to CNN, BBC, Aljazeera and Reuters. Google through it’s site...