10 things you need to know about the Elections today

Heated exchanges were witnessed between Jubilee and NASA in front of the IEBC.

  • SRC shocker to state officers

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) on Monday announced pay cuts for all state officers and lawmakers in a move that will save the Kenyan taxpayer Sh8 billion under the new pay structure.

Special responsibility allowances, as well as mileage and sitting allowances have all been abolished under the new structure that will take into effect after the August elections.

  • CS Nkaissery's cause of death revealed

The family of former Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery (who was to oversee Kenya's security during the August elections) has ruled out foul play could have led to his death.

A postmortem conducted on Monday indicated that he suffered a condition known as myocardial infarction, also known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection heart attack, which is accessioned by the bursting of heart arteries.

  • Jubilee, NASA clash in IEBC crisis meeting

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) meeting with presidential aspirants on ballot papers was marked with heated exchanges between NASA and Jubilee Party.

  • NASA claims on double voter registration

The IEBC database has more than 400,000 people who registered twice as voters, NASA now claims.

According to NASA, it had scrutinised the new voter register and found out that 400,685 people were registered twice.

  • Siaya "dirty politics"

The Siaya gubernatorial contest further degenerated into dirty politics as Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga told his main rival Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo to “blame his mother for marrying his poor father”, making him suffer during his childhood.

  • Local printing firm likely to supply presidential ballot papers

Presidential candidates on Monday asked the electoral agency to consider local firms for the contract of printing ballot papers.

  • President Kenyatta warning to NASA

President Uhuru Kenyatta has told off the Opposition NASA saying they were free not to participate but they could not sabotage the August General Election.

  • Judiciary's impartiality questioned

The Jubilee Party has alleged that there was conflict of interest in the High Court bench that issued the ruling on the printing of presidential ballots for the August 8 election.

  • Nurses threat to the Government

The National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) has threatened to 'disgrace' the Jubilee government in the upcoming election as their strike over pay continues.

  • Plot by Jubilee Government to rig elections exposed by NASA principal

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto said there is a plot by Jubilee government to rig the August 8 general elections using the provincial administration.

Ruto said some of the chiefs have reportedly been spotted compiling a list of voters comprising their names, identification numbers and polling stations where they are registered.

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