Opposition News

Lessons Kenya must learn from Dusit terror assault

Wednesday’s united, and clearly coordinated responses by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga, sent out a message of national resolve and signalled that Al-Shabaab will not succeed in tearing the country apart.

Daily Nation , Kenya Jan 18, 2019

Giant 70 metre dredging ship arrives in Kisumu to eradicate stubborn water hyacinth Kenya News

- The 70-metre dredging ship was spotted on Lake Victoria's Kisumu harbour on Thursday - Sources indicated the ship dispatched by the national government would be used in removing the rampant seaweed from Lake Victoria - Opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to launch the commencement of water hyacinth eradication by the ship - The largest fresh water lake in Africa has been choking under the rapidly multiplying weed paralysing fishing and transport activities Relief has knocked on the doors of residents of Kisumu and neighbouring counties after government dispatched a dredging ship to help pull out stubborn water hyacinth from Lake Victoria's surface.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 17, 2019

Constitutional review team needs ugx 13 billion to start work

Civil society organizations, Opposition parties and others said passing the Bill without the reforms was tantamount to an overthrow of the 1995 Constitution.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 17, 2019

Kagame calls SADC crisis meeting over DRC polls

The DRC’s Independent National Electoral Commission-CENI last week named the Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the December 30 elections in which millions of Congolese participated to replace Mr Joseph Kabila who has been in power for nearly 18 years.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 17, 2019

William Ruto, Murkomen visit survivors of 14 Riverside attack in Nairobi hospitals Kenya News

Ruto's message resonated initial statements by Opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka who besides commending the security agencies for neutralising the terrorists urged Kenyans to remain united in order to overcome such attacks.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 16, 2019

When Ugandans are feeling low, they do this – with coffee

By Charles Onyango-Obbo Every now and then, when things are really gloomy in Uganda, like the security forces have savagely beaten up Opposition supporters and it is a big story of savagery internationally, Ugandans will seek refugee in the brighter side of their country in order to keep their sanity and justify to themselves why they still love it.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 16, 2019

BoU inquiry: Aol makes U-turn, backs Katuntu

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP), Ms Betty Aol Ochan, has accepted Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s decision to authorise Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu to complete the inquiry into the closure of seven banks.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 16, 2019

PDP, SDP join Democratic Party

By SHABIBAH NAKIRIGYA KAMPALA- The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) have joined the Democratic Party (DP) to form what they dubbed a formidable ‘Opposition block’.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Jan 15, 2019

Katuntu to continue chairing BoU probe

This was resolved in a closed door meeting involving the the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, the Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan, Deputy Opposition Whip, Harold Muhindo and Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 15, 2019

Joho buries hatchet with fierce rival Suleiman Shahbal, agree to develop Mombasa together

- Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was a fierce rival of Jubilee's Suleiman Shahbal in the Mombasa gubernatorial contest in 2017 - Joho beat Shahbal and former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar - Shahbal was appointed to chair the Kenya Trade Network Agency Board by President Uhuru Kenyatta - The Mombasa county chief said they had agreed to put aside political differences in order to improve the economy of Mombasa - Shahbal said he had shared his manifesto's key point with Joho - Joho also urged Nairobi Govenor Mike Sonko to extend an olive branch to his successor Evans Kidero The ripple effect of the Friday, March 9, handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga were again felt in Coast region.

Tuko , Kenya Jan 15, 2019