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MPs Split on Bid to Disband Key House Team Daily Nation, Pg 16
Friday, 02 Sep 2011

Differences between ODM and PNU played out in parliament over the fate of the Justice and Legal affaisrs committee. This was after Kalonzo told MPs that the fate of the committee will be decided by the House Business Committee. Standing Orders do not provide for the dissolution of House committee

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Break-IN at KICC Ruined 2007 Polls The Star, Pg 6
Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

A mysterios break-in into the KICC tallying center in 2007 made it difficult to ascertain who won the presidential elections. According to wikileaks, Ambassador Rannerbeger said the break-in was an inside job abd int happened shortly after the defunct ECK officials had been sent home.

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Female Candidate Favorite for Presidency, Poll Reveals Saturday Standard, Pg 7
Saturday, 27 Aug 2011

A poll conducted by Infotrak Harris indicated that 63% of those polled would vote for a woman if given a chance. 80% have no problem voting for a female MP, while 64% would prefer female councilor and 60% and 61% for female senator and governor respectively. 76% said gender is not a factor in cho

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Taxpayers to pay high price for witness protection plan Business Daily, Pg 1 & 4
Thursday, 18 Aug 2011

The taxpayer financial burden has become fully blown as the attorney general published the long awaited rules governing the witness protection programme. The regulations have put heavy financial obligations on the taxpayers shoulders, including paying a monthly income equivalent to what witness e

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How Reforms are Changing Politics The Star, Pg 22
Thursday, 25 Aug 2011

Wycliffe Muga says the new constitution has compeled the political class to seek consensus. Currently the president cannot make decisions especially on key issues of governance without seeking consent from the prime minister. This will carry to the next government as the executive will no longer

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Group wants Victims of Election Chaos Paid Daily Nation, Pg 9
Friday, 26 Aug 2011

ICJ wants victims of PEV compensated while those who were behind the chaos should be prosecuted and the displaced resettled. ICJ Director George Kegoro said the Hague process was mainly focusin on suspects yet the victims are equally important.

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Hate Speech Charge MPs Lose Chance to have Case Withdrawn The Star, Pg 4
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

MPs Wilfred Machage and Fred Kapondi have lost chance to have their hate speech case withdrawn. The NCIC had told them to apologise to the public so that the case against them can be withdrawn but this did not happen. Lawyer Geffrey Obiri told city magistrate Lucy Nyambura that he had been instru

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Njoya Sues 209 MPs over Payment of sh1 Bn Taxes The Star, Pg 4
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

A group of NGOs led by Rev Timothy Njoya is taking MPs to court to pay their tax arrears amounting to Sh1 billion. The group has filed a case in court seeking termporary orders to block the implementation of directives to have of all taxes of MPs demanded by KRA settled by the government. The gro

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