IEBC Brings Servers Home

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and President Uhuru Kenyatta at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, August 11, 2017, when Uhuru was announced winner of the presidential election.jpg
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and President Uhuru Kenyatta at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, August 11, 2017, when Uhuru was declared winner of the presidential election.jpg

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See below a summary of the top stories for Tuesday, August 10.

The Servers Are Home

During a TV interview with a local station, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati disclosed that the commission had moved servers from abroad to Kenya in a bid to facilitate the smooth and seamless transmission of the 2022 election.

In 2017, the location of servers was one of the biggest points of contention after aggrieved political parties failed to access them because the administrators were in France. 

The commission also added that it had installed primary and secondary servers in the country in preparations for the 2022 General Election. 

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Pay Up What You Owe Us

Auctioneers stormed the palatial home of Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Ngirici seeking to seize items equivalent to Ksh5 million, a debt which the couple allegedly failed to pay Flex Air Charters in 2016.

Reports indicate that she had paid part of the debt leaving a balance of Ksh3.9 Million. The MP had hired choppers between May 8 and August 17, 2016, accumulating a Ksh5.9 million debt

Boss, You Are Biased

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu raised concerns on the conduct of the Judicial Service Commission(JSC), which is headed by her boss the Chief Justice, Martha Koome.

She said that the commission is biased in deciding her fate after civilians raised four petitions seeking to eject her from office.

The JSC received these petitions between October 2018 and June 2019.

Home At Last

Two miraa drivers narrated the tale of their abduction by Al Shabaab militants. The duo was taken hostage on August 3 as they transported merchandise worth Ksh2 million along the Wajir-Garissa border.

They were released unconditionally on Saturday, August 9 after a series of failed negotiations for ransom.

Upon release, they recorded a statement at Dadaab Police Station before proceeding home to Maua, Meru County.

Legal Consequences

Blogger Robert Alai’s car was impounded at the Kilimani police station following a court ruling on Monday, August 9.

This was triggered by a court case involving assault charges filed by Kenyan singer Ringtone Apoko.

According to court documents, Alai appealed to the court to have his vehicle released, alleging that it was not an exhibit in the case.

Mudavadi Unveils Economic Blue Print

Former Vice President Musalia Mudavadi unveiled an ambitious blueprint dubbed Uchumi bora kwa wote na pesa mfukoni. He went on to discredit the bottoms-up economic model advocated by Deputy President William Ruto.

In the blueprint, Mudavadi promised to prioritize job creation, fight against corruption, and reduce the public debt owed to foreign countries by Kenya.

He promised to engage in decisive practical steps for an accelerated economic recovery and revival to create opportunities for Kenyans.

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