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LIVE: Kenya election results announcement delayed

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission has delayed the announcement of final Presidential results, saying they are ensuring they get it right before acting after a hotly-contested vote. The IEBC had promised to make final announcments at 2.30pm, but the body’s CEO Ezra Chiloba came at 4pm at the …

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LIVE: Kenya election results

RESULTS PORTAL: Click here Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission was preparing to release final results Friday from a hotly-contested vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation. The IEBC insists its electronic voting system — seen as key to …

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Kenya on edge as final results due in disputed election

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election commission was preparing to release final results Friday from a hotly-contested vote in which the opposition has already claimed victory, fanning tensions in the east African nation. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition on Thursday demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga …

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IEBC: Kenya election results not due before Friday

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s electoral commission said Thursday it only expects all presidential results to arrive at the national tallying centre by midday Friday for validation, and called for “restraint” from political parties. Tensions are high after opposition candidate Raila Odinga rejected partial results and alleged there had …

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Four dead in Kenya as tensions soar over disputed poll

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Four people were killed Wednesday in election-related violence in Kenya, where the opposition claimed massive rigging in a vote that President Uhuru Kenyatta looked certain to win. The east African nation, keenly aware of post-poll violence a decade ago that left 1,100 dead, was on …

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MAGOGO: End the football wars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Newly re-elected Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Eng. Moses Magogo has called for an end in-fighting withing the sports community. “Those fighting the persons are fighting the game and sowing seeds instability for long periods. Let us not take for granted what we …

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AFP: Kenya police in running battles in opposition stronghold

Kisumu, Kenya | AFP | Riot police engaged in running battles Wednesday with protesters in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in western Kenya, as presidential aspirant Raila Odinga claimed massive poll fraud, an AFP reporter witnessed. Police fired tear gas as several hundred protesters in the neighbourhood of Kondele — an …

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10AM UPDATE: Kenya’s Kenyatta surges ahead as opposition cries foul

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared headed for re-election Wednesday as his rival Raila Odinga rejected early results as “fake”, setting nerves on edge in east Africa’s richest economy. With ballots from 90 percent of polling stations counted, electoral commission (IEBC) results showed Kenyatta leading with 54.6 …

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