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Rejected Kenya vow to continue stadia project

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project. Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the …

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Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country’s election commission for alleged “irregularities and illegalities” in the conduct of August’s annulled presidential poll. Director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said the wide-ranging investigations into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries …

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Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Kenya were stripped Saturday of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day gathering of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad …

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Top Kenyan singer, comedian to perform in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | On Sept. 28 two Kenyan entertainment celebrities, David Mathenge [alias Nameless] and comedian Eric Omondi are set to perform at Comedy Store in Kampala at Diners Lounge in Bukoto, a few kilometers from the city centre. According to a press release released by organizers of …

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ATTORNEY GENERAL: No constitutional crisis if Kenya polls delayed

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta will remain president until a new leader is sworn in, the country’s attorney general said Friday, seeking to assuage fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further. Questions have mounted over the status of the government after the Supreme Court annulled …

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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people. In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the court.” …

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Kenyan election delayed to October 26

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled. The decision came a day after the Supreme Court issued a detailed judgement lambasting …

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Kenya court: Elections were neither transparent nor verifiable’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month’s annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents. The full ruling detailing the court’s shock decision on September 1 to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s …

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Kenya court blames election commission IEBC for botched vote

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month’s annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents. The full ruling detailing the court’s shock decision on September 1 to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s …

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