10 things you need to know about the Elections today

Nasa supporters were thrown into a state of panic following the news on Raila.

  • Raila allays fears about his health after being hospitalised

Nasa leader Raila Odinga was hospitalised on Sunday evening in Mombasa County.

However, he soon allayed fears on his health saying he was as he as fit as a fiddle after being discharged from the hospital.

  • UhuRuto stern warning to the Judiciary

During a rally in Baringo County, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto warned judges against frustrating the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in order not to conduct the August 8 General Election.

"I want to tell those in the courts that because we have respected you for a long time we are not fools," Uhuru said.

  • CJ Maraga fights back

The Chief Justice David Maraga after the warning swiftly took to Twitter to respond to the President and his Deputy.

The CJ said at no time had he asked the IEBC not to proceed with ballot printing, contrary to statements the Deputy President William Ruto at a rally in Baringo on Sunday.

  • CS Nkaissery's autopsy to be done today

The postmortem to determine the cause of death of former interior CS Joseph Nkaissery will be conducted today at the Lee Funeral Home.

Already, President Kenyatta said there will be no vacuum in the security docket after appointing Fred Matiang'i to act as Acting CS for Internal Security less than a month to the elections.

  • IEBC to meet presidential candidates in crisis talks

The IEBC is today expected to hold a crisis meeting with all president hopefuls over the procurement of presidential ballot papers.

  • Nasa leaders criticise Ag. Internal Security CS Fred Matiang'i

Nasa leaders have criticised the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by the newly appointed acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in Lamu, Tana River and Garissa counties.

  • Karua blasts Waiguru

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has hit out at former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, accusing her of failing to prevent corruption at the National Youth Service (NYS) and was thus unfit to become the next Kirinyaga County.

  • Luo elders clash in Mombasa over Joho, Awiti

Two factions of the Luo elders have clashed over the support for Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his rival Hezron Awiti.

  • Governor hand-over guidelines gazetted

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has gazetted guidelines on assumption of office by governors who will be elected on August 8.

  • Munya attacks DP Ruto

Meru Governor Peter Munya has criticised an arrangement to have Ruto as President Uhuru Kenyatta's running mate in this year's election in exchange for Uhuru's backing in 2022.

He said the Presidency is not a reserve of two regions alone at the expense of the other tribes in Kenya.


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