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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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KENYATTA: Raila planned misfortune for Kenya but we disappointed him

Raila planned misfortune for country but we disappointed him, President Kenyatta says Nairobi, Kenya | PSCU |   President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday September 9 said the opposition had schemed a misfortune for the country by misleading the Supreme Court to nullify his victory which was clear to all Kenyans and was confirmed by …

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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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Presidential polls annulled around the world

Paris, France | AFP | The annulment by Kenya’s Supreme Court of last month’s presidential poll is a first in Africa, but has several precedents on other continents over the past two decades. – Austria: marathon election – Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen, who ran as an independent, was declared …

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ANALYSIS: Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

Nairobi, Kenya | ISS AFRICA | Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women’s representatives. President Uhuru …

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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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Rwanda poll commission confirms Kagame’s nearly 99% win

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda’s electoral commission on Wednesday confirmed President Paul Kagame’s overwhelming victory in last week’s presidential election, even improving his score slightly to 98.79 percent. There had been little doubt that the 59-year-old would return to the helm of the east African nation which he has …

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