Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenyan woman advertises for husband


A Kenyan single mother has taken to the streets of the capital, Nairobi, with a huge banner in search of a husband. Dressed in a white dress similar to a wedding gown, 28-year-old mother-of-one Pris Nyambura holds a banner in the air which bears the words: ”Need For A Husband, I Have a Girl Child Seven Years Old.” To show ...

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Nana Addo commends Kenyatta, Odinga for peaceful elections


President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his warmest regards to President Uhuru Kenyatta “on his hard-fought victory and emphatic re-election” in Kenya’s August 8 presidential election. He also lauded the defeated Raila Odinga’s decision to head to Kenya’s Supreme Court to contest the validity of the elections which Foreign observers had described as free and fair. The election was seen as a key test of ...

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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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Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims


Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Mr Kenyatta a clear lead in Tuesday’s poll. Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told the ...

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23-year-old student wins MP seat in Kenya


A 23-year-old independent candidate is the next Igembe South MP after he was declared winner Thursday morning. Mr John Paul Mwirigi, a Bachelor of Education student at Mt Kenya University won after garnering 18, 867 against Jubilee’s Rufus Miriti, who had 15, 411 votes. Other candidates, who were seasoned politicians include Mwenda Mzalendo (7,695), Kubai Mutuma (6,331) and Raphael Muriungi ...

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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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Kenya results hacked – Opposition


Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. He rejected early results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya’s election chief Wafula Chebukati said he had confidence in the system but the claims would be investigated. Many fear a repeat of the ...

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Kenyatta takes lead in Kenya election


Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a strong lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s election. With 80% of results in he has 55% of the vote against 44% for his rival, Raila Odinga, figures show. However, the opposition coalition has rejected the partial results, saying election officials have not produced documents to prove their validity. “They are fictitious, ...

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