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Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “Coup”

Kenyan President Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was “Coup”

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the Aug. 8 vote. His remarks came on the same day that the election board announced the […]

EU Gives Sh5bn for Empowerment Of Maasai Women In Three Districts

EU Gives Sh5bn for Empowerment Of Maasai Women In Three Districts

The European Union (EU) has granted Sh5 billion for women empowerment in Arumeru, Longido and Monduli districts in Arusha Region. The funds have been channeled through Oikos Tanzania which is implementing a five-year project aimed to benefit 5,000 women in the areas. Ms Francesca Lucchi, the manager of the Maasai Women Empowerment Project, told a […]

Women Robbed, Roughed Up In Kisumu In The Name Of Protecting Votes

Women Robbed, Roughed Up In Kisumu In The Name Of Protecting Votes

 An interfaith meeting for women in Kisumu to take stock of Gender Based Violence witnessed in the recent political skirmishes turned chaotic after word went round on social media that IDs were being bought from the women. A group of youths stormed Jumia Hotel, the venue of the meeting. They proceeded to the training room, […]

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

The United Nations issued a fresh appeal for $106 million (Sh10 billion) to help for Kenyans threatened with starvation. Nearly 370,000 children in parts of the country hardest hit by drought now require urgent treatment for acute malnutrition, the UN humanitarian agency said Thursday. “In the worst-affected countries, like Turkana South, the acute malnutrition rate […]

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Opposition Stays Away As Kenyatta Warns Against ‘Destructive Division’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta opened parliament on Tuesday by warning against divisive and destructive politics, while opposition lawmakers boycotted the legislature and rallied to demand the resignation of election officials. Kenya held parliamentary, presidential and local elections on Aug. 8, but the Supreme Court nullified the presidential results three weeks later, citing irregularities in the […]

Clock Ticking for Kenya as Squabbling Overshadows Election Rerun

Clock Ticking for Kenya as Squabbling Overshadows Election Rerun

Kenya is running out of time to ensure a credible rerun of presidential elections that were annulled by the nation’s top court after the main opposition party alleged that they were rigged. With the next vote due in just five weeks, the electoral commission is mired in infighting over who should take the fall for […]

Court Ruling Raises Hopes Among Women For More Political Representation

Court Ruling Raises Hopes Among Women For More Political Representation

 A fifth of Kenya’s lawmakers are women, the same proportion as in Saudi Arabia. Buoyed by record gains in last month’s elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation’s top court will enforce women’s right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Female Kenyan lawyers have asked the High […]

Kenya: Women Challenged to Take Up Leadership In Federations

Kenya: Women Challenged to Take Up Leadership In Federations

 Women in various Kenyan federations have been challenged to go for top seats following a successful inaugural symposium on Women, Sport and Development held in Nairobi on Monday. Speaking during the event that was graced by Football Kenya Federation vice president Doris Petra, her counterpart from Kenya Volleyball Federation Martin Makokha urged men who have […]

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

Kenya Opposition Leader Odinga Says He Will Not Share Power

  Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days. The court ruled on Friday that the election board had committed irregularities that rendered the Aug. 8 vote invalid, and […]

Female Politicians Go To Court To Challenge Nomination Lists

Female Politicians Go To Court To Challenge Nomination Lists

  Women candidates who vied for various seats in the just concluded elections have gone to court to protest their lack of inclusion in the gazetted lists of people nominated to the National Assembly, Senate and county assemblies. In Kiambu, 85 women who were vying for MCA seats have also filed a case in court […]

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