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Two killed in protests after Kenya’s top court upholds election

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police. While the court decision led to celebrations in ruling party strongholds, protesters took to the street in opposition areas in the capital …

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What’s next for Kenya?

Kenya in chaos: With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what’s next for Kenya? ANALYSIS  | Dominic Burbidge | I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu were razed to the ground in the city of Kisumu. …

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LIVE: Kenya election board announces poll results

LIVE: Kenya election board to announce poll results at 3.30pm Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s election commission said the result of a highly contentious presidential election will be announced on Monday afternoon, despite voting not taking place in 25 protest-hit constituencies. “Having been satisfied that the results of the elections …

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Kenya waits for an end to presidential re-run

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s election board is expected Monday to decide whether to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests, or to push ahead with declaring victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta. With the counting almost done after Thursday’s presidential re-run, the results …

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Odinga keeps Kenya guessing

Kenya’s Odinga says still possible to ‘reconsider’ vote pullout Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Thursday he could “reconsider” his decision to quit the country’s troubled election race, provided there was “proper” headway on electoral reform. “If proper consultations are done and if proper reforms …

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Why Kenyan election official Akombe has fled to New York

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  One of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible. “The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017. I …

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Kenyatta signs into law Supplementary Budget, $116 million for fresh poll

Nairobi, Kenya | PSCU |  Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Supplementary budget that allocates  ($116 million) for the October 26 fresh presidential poll and Kshs 25 billion ($242 million) for free secondary education that kicks off in January next year.  The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 3) Act, 2017, also allocates Kshs 6.7 billion …

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IEBC: Odinga’s still on the ballot

Kenya’s IEBC says yet to receive notice of Odinga withdrawal Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s electoral authorities said Wednesday they had not received formal notice that opposition leader Raila Odinga had quit the presidential race re-run set for October 26, so regarded all original candidates as still on the …

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