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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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Kenya election: Observer missions call for peace


The various observer missions monitoring the elections in Kenya have called for peace in that country. Preliminary presidential election results project a convincing win for incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta but the opposition leader Raila Odinga has cried foul, claiming “fraud” in the election process, which began on Tuesday. There are now heightened tensions in the country following Odinga’s claims. Meanwhile, ...

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Kenyan election IT head found dead


A key Kenyan electoral commission employee has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Musando, an ICT manager with the IEBC, had gone missing on Friday. Kenyan newspaper The Star reports that Mr Musando’s body was found with one arm missing. Tension is high in Kenya as the presidential election is expected to be a close race between ...

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Kenya to recruit 10,000 policemen ahead of August 8 polls


Kenya’s National Police Service has opened applications to recruit 10,000 more people ahead of the general elections on August 8, 2017. Selection of the recruits will be done on May 11 and induction will be done after a nine-month training, the police service announced. “Applicants recruited for the training into the service shall be bonded to serve in the National ...

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Kenya election: ‘Too many voters’ caused Kenya poll chaos – Kenyatta


Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed huge voter turnout for the chaos at his party’s primaries on Friday, which led to them being cancelled. In many areas across the country, there were delays, with some skirmishes also reported as contestants accused their opponents of rigging. Mr Kenyatta admitted to reporters that not enough election materials had been provided. The primaries ...

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