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Kenya election: Voting marred by boycott

Kenya’s presidential election re-run has been marred by isolated clashes and a boycott by the main opposition. A teenage boy was shot by police and later died amid clashes in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, one of four counties hit by violence. The electoral commission said voting in those areas would be postponed until Saturday. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared ...

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Kenya: Voting begins in re-run amid tightened security

Security has been tightened in Kenya as voting gets under way in a re-run of the presidential election which is being boycotted by the main opposition. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, has urged people to vote and remain peaceful. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has pulled out of the election re-run, has called on his ...

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Kenya election: System ‘cannot be ready’ for October poll

The company providing the voting system for the re-run of Kenya’s presidential election says the equipment will not be ready in time, putting the planned date in jeopardy. The Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote, citing irregularities. It was won by the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. French firm OT-Morpho says it needs to reinstall the complex voting system for the scheduled ...

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Marian Ansah writes: Lessons from Kenya’s election

On 1st September 2017, Kenya’s Supreme Court in a historic judgement, annulled the results of last month’s presidential election and ordered a new one within 60 days as provided for in the Kenyan Constitution. This is great news for a country that has gradually moved from autocracy to democracy. By this judgement, Kenya, has set the pace for entrenchment of ...

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I disagree with ruling, but ready for re-run – Uhuru

Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta says the Jubilee Coalition is ready to campaign again ahead of the presidential election re-run even though he does not agree with the Supreme Court ruling nullifying his election. In an address from Kenya’s State House, President Kenyatta, however, stated that he will respect the decision of the court and seek re-election. “I disagree with it ...

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Kenya polls: Odinga calls for probe of IEBC after judgment

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has condemned the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and called for a probe after Kenya’s Supreme Court annulled the result of August’s presidential election. “We have no faith at all in the electoral commission, they have committed criminal acts. Most of them actually belong to jail and therefore we are going to ask for their ...

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Kenya polls: Fresh presidential election to be held in 60 days

Kenya is to hold another presidential election after the previous poll was declared invalid by the country’s supreme court. The Supreme Court Judges ruled by a majority of 4-2 that the win by President Uhuru Kenyatta was “null and void” as a result of irregularities committed by the election board and ordered a fresh ballot be held within 60 days. ...

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African leaders congratulate Kenyatta on re-election

African leaders have sent congratulatory messages to President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election for a second term in office. Rwanda’s Paul Kagame who was also re-elected a week ago congratulated President Kenyatta for a successful election and the trust Kenyans have placed on him. “Congratulations my brother @UKenyatta for a successful election and the trust Kenyans have placed in you!,” ...

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Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential election

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s vote, the national electoral commission has announced. Mr Kenyatta, who has been  in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%. But the opposition coalition rejected the commission’s announcement before the results were declared, calling the process a “charade”. International observers have described the ...

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Mahama commends Kenyans for peaceful election

Former President Mahama has commended the people of Kenya for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves in the general elections. According to   him, this is an indication that the country is making inroads as far as democracy is concerned. “We laud the people of Kenya for the peaceful and orderly manner in which they exercised their right to ...

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