Locked August poll is battle between reformists, reactionaries

Raila and Karua have vehemently fought against the centralisation of power

Locked 5 key points shaping Raila and Ruto duel

Campaigns centre around gender, fight against corruption, high cost of living, job ...

Locked Kalonzo plays hard ball on Raila as pressure mounts

The Wiper boss has reportedly cut off communication with most close contacts.

Tell us your challenges, Ruto will address them, Gachagua ...

Says DP Ruto is unhappy with the frustrations and helplessness officers are going through

PRESIDENTIAL SERIES

COUNTRY IN CRISIS
Jerry Nyagah: I’m running for president to fix the mess, defuse the time bomb
REUBEN KIGAME
Kigame: Unsighted singer a far-sighted visionary
ALFRED MUTUA
Mutua: Muthaura’s shadow but more than mouthpiece
ALFRED MUTUA
Mutua’s reality check: Conned by US cab driver
MUSALIA MUDAVADI
Mudavadi part 3: Shocker of appointment as Moi's Vice President
MUSALIA MUDAVADI
Mudavadi Part 2: Thrown into the deepest end
MUSALIA MUDAVADI
Slow but sure: Mudavadi's blessings, drawbacks
KIVUTHA KIBWANA
Kibwana: A man and the Constitution
KIVUTHA KIBWANA
Will Kivutha Kibwana's everyman touch win over hearts, votes?
MOSES WETANGULA
Wetang'ula (Part 2): How meeting Moi changed my life
MOSES WETANGULA
Wetang'ula Part 1: From meek Catholic boy to gutsy rookie advocate
MUKHISA KITUYI
Mukhisa Kituyi (Part 2): The youngest young turk
MUKHISA KITUYI
Mukhisa Kituyi: A man ahead of his time
JUSTIN MUTURI
From poker player to magistrate to Speaker, and now to President?
JUSTIN MUTURI
Justin Muturi: The (mis)adventures of a young magistrate
PRESIDENTIAL SERIES
Once upon a shuffler: How JB Muturi rose to the top
PROFILE
Kalonzo Musyoka: The making of an African diplomat

COUNTY SERIES

POLITICAL PROFILES

Jerry Nyagah: I’m running for president to fix the mess

Ruto and Raila can't bring radical change, Ruto's part of the system, Raila cornered.

Homa Bay people should elect leaders of their choice- Kidero

Ex-governor says he has not fallen out with the ODM boss despite bolting out

I'll make Busia food-secure, says governor aspirant Meso

Says the county has fertile land and it is ironic that thousands of people hardly afford ...

Gikuru: Oka principals hid cards for Mudavadi

Says Kenya Kwanza partners will not zone the country

Only death will stop my run for governor —Abdulswamad Nassir

Mvita MP on his governor bid, Joho's role in succession, Azimio politics.

Fatuma Achani: Woman jolting male-dominated Kwale governor ...

Kwale deputy governor Fatuma Achani determined in succeeding Kwale governor Salim Mvurya

Why nominated MCA Wangui B wants to be city woman rep

Azimio leader Raila describes her as courageous and visionary woman who deserves top ...

Umar Omar: Aspirant seeking to be first Lamu woman governor

Umra Omar is determined to disrupt the male dominated political world in Lamu, region

Boni Khalwale: Doctor seeking to treat Kakamega as governor

Khalwale defied all the odds to rise to a doctor, MP, assistant minister, senator and now ...

Munyiri: Ruto, Raila have massive support in Mt Kenya

The economist explains why he is best to steer Nyeri as governor.

Poverty almost strangled my dreams — Ottichilo

His family could hardly afford 2 meals a day,learning on an empty stomach was hard.

From Ruto aide to Lang'ata MP, Korir promises better second ...

First Kalenjin elected MP in Nairobi seeks reelection in area dominated by ODM, says he ...

Sakaja: I learnt the ropes from President Kibaki

The Nairobi senator was nominated to Parliament under President Kenyatta's TNA party

Kilonzo Jr: Stepping out of my father's shadow

The Makueni senator is a practising advocate and is stepping up the political ladder by ...

Ababu: Lawyer, politician and diplomat

He has allied himself with DP William Ruto, a man he says encouraged him to join politics ...

Sankok: MP whose disability is a blessing in disguise

Believes everything happens for a reason, God had a purpose for him to become disabled.

Nandi speaker Kiptoo: My promise if elected governor

The 33-year-old speaker has positioned himself as a man to watch in the gubernatorial ...

Ambassador Bitok: Why I am best bet for Uasin Gishu

Bitok has served for eight years as an envoy and seeks to succeed Governor Mandago.

PROFILE: Ndiritu Muriithi: In the footsteps of Uncle Kibaki

Third President paid his secondary and university fees, inspired his decision to study ...

Migori senator seat attracts six youthful aspirants

Ochillo Ayacko who is the incumbent will vie for the governor seat

Governor Mvurya: What I will be remembered for in Kwale

Governor Salim Mvurya boasts on development projects as his last term in power expires

Why Nairobi is in safe hands under Agnes Kagure

Kagure is a self effacing manager seeking Nairobi governor job in 2022 elections

Ken Vitisia: The making of a peace envoy

Ambassador Vitisia was involved in the Burundi peace process and the M-23 and DR Congo ...

Jayne Kihara: Naivasha MP reawakens 2007-08 demons

Kihara is not new to controversy, particularly in relation to the violence of 2007-08

Wanyonyi: Politician by default, ready to serve as governor

Wanyonyi has declared interest in the Nairobi governorship, maintains he is in the race

Opinion Polls

Political Opinions 2022

Locked August poll is battle between reformists, reactionaries

Raila and Karua have vehemently fought against the centralisation of power

The DP’s pick will hardly bring in any new support

The DP’s pick of his "twin" is unlikely to bring in major new support.

Locked OMWENGA: Ruto’s swagger should worry everyone

Is it true that Ruto’s wealth is ill-gotten or corruptly from the coffers?

MULE MUSAU: IEBC should engage everyone on laws, timelines

There's no sufficient voter education; we have new laws, it is important for voters to be ...

AJUOK: Mickey mouse democracy at play as parties conduct ...

We need to discuss why parties can't practice the same honesty and credibility they ...

OMWENGA: Comparing and contrasting Raila, Ruto’s US visits

During the visit, Raila is expected to meet and greet Kenyans living in the US

GITU: Consensus in party primaries a democratic façade

The process has been fraught with breach of trust among aspirants after the announcements

AMINA: History repeating itself? The momentous March in ...

Without a plot, the impossible, the unthinkable, the laudable and mournful political ...

OMWENGA: Kalonzo is in no dilemma over Azimio

The narrative is pejorative of Kalonzo in that it suggests he cannot be trusted

MUGWANG’A: Unjustified for Ruto to politicise fuel crisis

Uhuru’s effort to cushion Kenyans against fuel price hike through subsidy laudable

OMWENGA: Why this is Raila’s moment

The ODM leader has been shortchanged several times and now deserves to be Kenya's ...

MALITI: IEBC only needs to follow Supreme Court’s guide

Electoral officials have raised alarm about polling stations out of range of any 3G or ...

GINA DIN-KARIUKI: Why Raila is best for Kenya

Kenya needs Raila, if it is to achieve its promise and ‘pull together’ in the spirit of ...

MUGWANG’A: To win in 2027, Kalonzo must avoid Ruto's Sword ...

Kalonzo should seriously review whether the DP’s position serves his presidential ...

MONDA: Why coalitions are still ethnic-centred

Ethno-regional notables form coalitions promising communities their slice of cake.

OKETCH: Raila: From Jeremiah to Nehemiah?

Raila must disengage from building Uhuru's legacy, craft his own Charter of prosperity ...

MUGWANG’A: Kenya Kwanza rigging claims set stage for ...

Ruto should walk the talk and commit to accept the results, win or lose.

AJUOK: Ngilu best running mate for Raila but Munya will do

They would be a cracker of a team but Ngilu is neither from Jubilee nor the mountain.

NYONG'O: Why infrastructure wins few votes in Africa

Government should build infrastructure and feed the tummy.

OMWENGA: Time for Azimio to engage cruise control

We have a powerful, indomitable coalition that will easily cruise to victory.

COLLINS AJUOK: Desperation forcing gaffes in Ruto campaign

If events in recent weeks are anything to go by, the gaffes will multiply, and the ...

OKECH: Ichaweri betrayal cry is scary

The Gatundu ritual ushered in the age of betrayals; it was the peak of assassinations.

WAIKENDA: Focus on policies, not raising political ...

Kenyans have everything to lose in this uncontrolled show of might among our leaders.

Fraudulent pollsters anathema to democracy

Matter of fact, what we’re treated to in Kenya are called 'push polls'.

AJUOK: Reject six-piece voting to save multiparty democracy

If we want to save democracy and stop the proliferation of more parties, we have to start ...