[FOR DENNIS ONLY] Gen Z protests help to bring forth Faith Odhiambo’ resolve for a bolder LSK
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-07-13 10:44:10

[FOR DENNIS ONLY] Gen Z protests help to bring forth Faith Odhiambo’ resolve for a bolder LSK

Her zeal in defending the rights of Kenyans was quickly noticed, with many praising her unrelenting determination

Opinion: Gen Z gatherings mark a new dawn for political transformation
  • Author: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Date: 2024-07-13 10:08:49

Opinion: Gen Z gatherings mark a new dawn for political transformation

Today's youth in Kenya are using cultural events and gatherings as catalysts for political transformation. Their participation isn't just symbolic; it's strategic.

Kenya unrest: Ruto awakened class politics that now threatens to engulf him
  • Author: The Conversation
  • Date: 2024-07-06 12:01:08

Kenya unrest: Ruto awakened class politics that now threatens to engulf him

The Finance Bill, which Ruto has put on hold, was the trigger for the recent protests. But its roots run deeper.

Opinion: Gen Zs have valid grievances that deserve our respect and support
  • Author: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Date: 2024-07-06 07:47:53

Opinion: Gen Zs have valid grievances that deserve our respect and support

Many admired and supported the demonstrations until last Tuesday when things took a different turn, with criminals who disguised themselves as protesters tarnishing the good name of Gen Z.

Nairobi Business Community blames police for looting during protests
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-07-03 14:44:09

Nairobi Business Community blames police for looting during protests

Members of the Nairobi Business Community said their only option was to protect themselves, with Chairman Wilfred Kamau describing break-ins, thefts, and arson as despicable.

Ruto: There will be no election based on post-Finance Bill crisis
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-30 22:50:15

Ruto: There will be no election based on post-Finance Bill crisis

President Ruto appeared to downplay protest calls for his resignation, for reasons including a bloated budget, mega corruption, excessive taxation, and the lack of proper basic services.

Ruto says unnecessary offices to be scrapped in next financial year
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-30 22:31:41

Ruto says unnecessary offices to be scrapped in next financial year

The president also responded to concerns about government officials distributing millions of shillings in church harambees and living lavish lifestyles. 

Police arrest is not abduction, Ruto says as incidents increase
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-30 20:49:52

Police arrest is not abduction, Ruto says as incidents increase

Records show that at least 39 people were taken from various locations by people believed to be police officers, held for hours for unknown reasons, and released without formal charges or court appearances.

Ruto's call for dialogue with Gen Z met with scepticism
  • Author: Lucy Mumbi
  • Date: 2024-06-30 13:57:11

Ruto's call for dialogue with Gen Z met with scepticism

Critics have warned the youth against participating in the discussions, citing past grievances brought before the government that have remained unaddressed.

Clerics urge Ruto, Gachagua to present united front amid social unrest
  • Author: Farhiya Hussein
  • Date: 2024-06-30 13:08:02

Clerics urge Ruto, Gachagua to present united front amid social unrest

The leaders expressed concern over conflicting statements from the Executive branch regarding the protests and their aftermath.

Mombasa family demands justice as kin succumbs to gunshot wounds after anti-tax protests
  • Author: Farhiya Hussein
  • Date: 2024-06-30 12:03:45

Mombasa family demands justice as kin succumbs to gunshot wounds after anti-tax protests

Human rights organisations have documented three deaths during the protests in Mombasa, two from gunshot wounds and one from teargas inhalation.

How Ruto dug himself into tricky hole barely two years into his presidency
  • Author: Silas Nyanchwani
  • Date: 2024-06-30 07:30:40

How Ruto dug himself into tricky hole barely two years into his presidency

Tax hikes that led to the unprecedented youth-led protests were just a trigger for many to vent their anger against a wasteful government.

Gen Z leverages ChatGPT in exposing corrupt Kenyan leaders
  • Author: Barack Oduor
  • Date: 2024-06-29 15:39:11

Gen Z leverages ChatGPT in exposing corrupt Kenyan leaders

Following the success of the protests, with President William Ruto withdrawing the bill, they are now protesting against corruption in governance and have created tech tools such as Corrupt Politicians GPT and SHIF GPT.

Kenya’s violent protests tarnish Ruto’s camaraderie with the West
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-29 08:56:26

Kenya’s violent protests tarnish Ruto’s camaraderie with the West

Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that are still considered a stable partner in Europe and the USA.

EU, White House, Rep. Ilhan Omar express concern over Kenyan violence, urge dialogue
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-27 09:29:32

EU, White House, Rep. Ilhan Omar express concern over Kenyan violence, urge dialogue

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that Ruto's decision to withdraw the bill "contributes to the reduction of the tensions and should help create an environment that is conducive to dialogue."

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 13:44:17

53 killed in anti-Finance Bill protests, Police Reforms Working Group says

Out of these, 23 of the deaths were recorded between 7 am and 6 pm across the county while 30 others were recorded at night in the Githurai area.

Deadly protests leave trail of destruction in Nairobi CBD
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 12:32:13

Deadly protests leave trail of destruction in Nairobi CBD

Some of the businesses along Tom Mboya Street, Ronald Ngala, Moi Avenue and even Luthuli Avenue, remain closed, including several major supermarkets, leaving shoppers to seek alternatives.

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill
  • Author: Maureen Kinyanjui
  • Date: 2024-06-26 11:29:31

MPs to proceed on early recess after Tuesday's deadly protests, passage of Finance Bill

Amidst the ongoing turmoil in the country, Parliament has introduced a motion to advance and extend the upcoming recess, initially scheduled for July 12-24.

Deadly protests forces cancellation, postponement of key conferences as Ruto withdraws attendance
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-26 10:43:00

Deadly protests forces cancellation, postponement of key conferences as Ruto withdraws attendance

The organisers of the Global Peace Leadership Conference 2024 on Wednesday morning confirmed President William Ruto would not be in attendance.

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