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African observers laud Kenya for holding free, fair elections

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s general elections, held Tuesday to choose the fifth president, county governors, senators and members of the National Assembly, were largely peaceful, free and fair, pan-African blocs said Thursday. The joint election observation mission to Kenya from the African Union (AU) and Common Market for East …

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KENYA: Counting stalls with Odinga, Ruto stuck at 49%

📌 KENYA PROVISIONAL RESULTS at Midnight ✳ Ruto- 49.91% ➡ 6,691,923 Votes ✳ Odinga- 49.41% ➡ 6,624,238 ✳ Wajackoyah- 0.44% ➡ 59,404 ✳ Waihiga- 0.23% ➡ 31,222 (CLICK TO GO TO LIVE RESULTS) Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Provisional results from vote counting in Kenya’s general election indicate William Ruto has retaken …

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UN chief congratulates on peaceful voting in Kenyan elections

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday congratulated the people of Kenya for the peaceful voting during the country’s general elections on Tuesday. The UN chief “notes the important work done by the Kenyan authorities and electoral management bodies, the active engagement of numerous national stakeholders and …

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UN welcomes South Sudan’s extension of transitional gov’t

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS) on Wednesday welcomed South Sudan’s move to extend the transitional government by two years. The UNMISS said in a statement that the move would enable the implementation of critical outstanding tasks in the Revitalized Peace Agreement. The …

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS: Odinga at 51.2%, Ruto at 48.07%

📌 KENYA PROVISIONAL RESULTS 4am ✳ Odinga- 51.26% ➡5,090,491 Votes ✳ Ruto- 48.06% ➡ 4,773,169 ✳ Wajackoyah- 0.45% ➡ 44,271 ✳ Waihiga- 0.23% ➡ 22,797 Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT, XINHUA & URN | Provisional results from vote counting in Kenya’s general election indicate Raila Odinga holds a slim lead with …

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Sudan condemns all forms of extremism, terrorism: Al-Burhan

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Monday stressed Sudan’s position in condemning all forms of extremism, terrorism and criminal activities. Al-Burhan made the remarks when addressing a workshop organized by the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) in …

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Kenyans start voting

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & Xinhua | Kenyans start voting for lawmakers and a new president early today after a campaign in which the key issues were rising food costs and corruption. Long lines of eager voters were already showing up in the capital Nairobi by 6.00am ahead of Kenya’s …

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KENYA: Raila vs Ruto

  What Kenya’s fifth president means for Uganda ANALYSIS | IAN KATUSIIME | The August 9 election in Kenya could have pretty defining moments for the country as it elects a fifth president. Two opinion polls released one week to the election put former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in pole …

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