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LIVE: Raila Odinga withdraws from Kenya poll re-run

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew Tuesday from a re-run of the presidential election, saying electoral officials had failed to make necessary reforms. “After deliberating on our position in respect of the upcoming election… we believe that all will be best served by (the party) vacating …

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Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya’s election law

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s opposition on Thursday called for demonstrations against the government after the ruling party moved to change the electoral law ahead of next month’s re-run presidential poll. After a case brought by opposition leader Raila Odinga, Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election, won by …

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KENYATTA: No power-sharing deal with the opposition

Sagana, Kenya  | PSCU | President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the repeat Kenya elections will be held on schedule and those attempting to delay the poll should know that they are putting the country at risk. The President said the fresh presidential election, being held on the directions of the Supreme …

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Odinga sets conditions to take part in Kenya poll re-run election

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday set several conditions for taking part in a presidential vote re-run on October 17 after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. His conditions include the sacking of several election commission officials, a review of the electronic …

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Kenya to hold fresh presidential vote October 17

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said Monday, after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the result of last month’s poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. “A fresh presidential election will be held on the 17th of October 2017,” …

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Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth

Washington, United States | AFP | A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. Peggy Whitson, 57, is also the oldest female astronaut in the …

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Fuming Kenyatta hits out at judiciary over poll cancellation

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lashed out at the judiciary for overturning his re-election, and refused opposition demands to replace the tarnished polls commission. While repeating his assertion that he respected the Supreme Court decision, a bellicose Kenyatta set the stage for a bitter …

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KENYA: How Uhuru Kenyatta won

‘Raila fatigue’ favours status quo in Kenya election Kenya |  YVONNE ROWA WOODS  | Kenya’s 2017 polls will be remembered as the election of minor gains and confounding contradictions. In the run up to polling, public discontent appeared to have been largely driven by the unprecedented sophistication in graft and …

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