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Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya Vote In Balance As Crisis Deepens After Odinga Quits

Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were due to face off in a repeat election on Oct. […]

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan Opposition Takes to Streets Ahead of Election Decision

Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition supporters in two cities as the East African nation awaits the electoral commission’s response to Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from a presidential vote rerun that threatens a constitutional crisis. Demonstrators marched in the capital, Nairobi, and the western city of Kisumu to protest what Odinga said is the electoral commission’s […]

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya May Face Constitutional Crisis Over Election Impasse

Kenya is lurching toward a constitutional crisis as a standoff deepens between the two presidential candidates over how to manage a rerun of last month’s botched election. Both sides have entrenched their positions: Raila Odinga’s opposition coalition has called mass protests starting Tuesday to demand the electoral commission is overhauled before the vote, while President […]

Kenya’s Election Body Appoints Key Personnel For Presidential Vote Re-run

Kenya’s Election Body Appoints Key Personnel For Presidential Vote Re-run

Kenya’s election commission said on Tuesday that different staff will be in charge of the Oct. 17 re-run of the presidential election, after the country’s top court last week nullified the result of the August vote. The Supreme Court ordered on Friday that the vote be re-run within 60 days, saying incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta’s […]

Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenya Will Hold Rerun of Presidential Election on Oct. 17

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will face each other in a new presidential election on Oct. 17, the electoral commission said, after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s vote. Kenyatta and Odinga and their running mates will be the only candidates for the poll, the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission […]

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 […]

Kenya Braces for Trouble as Opposition Rejects Vote Results

Kenya Braces for Trouble as Opposition Rejects Vote Results

Kenyans are bracing themselves for trouble after the main opposition alliance said the vote-counting system had been hacked and that preliminary results from Tuesday’s elections showing President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead are “fake.” With votes from more than 90 percent of polling stations counted, Kenyatta has 54.4 percent support, while his main rival Raila […]

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Ruling Party Can Win Only By Rigging Vote – Raila Odinga

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said the ruling party cannot win next week’s national elections unless it rigs the result. “There is no other way that Jubilee can win elections other than through rigging and they know it – that is why they are making all the efforts,” he told Reuters as he left an […]

‘Blind’ Preparations Seen Stoking Risk of Kenyan Election Unrest

‘Blind’ Preparations Seen Stoking Risk of Kenyan Election Unrest

Less than a month before Kenyans are due to go to the polls, electoral authorities are behind on everything from printing ballot papers to finalizing a voter list. That risks a disputed outcome and unrest a decade after post-election violence engulfed the East African nation. While the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission says the vote […]

Kenya’s Odinga Evokes Ghost of 2008 Chaos, Calls for Fair Vote

Kenya’s Odinga Evokes Ghost of 2008 Chaos, Calls for Fair Vote

Kenya’s elections may prompt violence that evokes the unrest that killed at least 1,100 people following a disputed vote a decade ago if the electoral authorities fail to ensure this year’s process is credible, opposition leader Raila Odinga said. Any outbreak of clashes would be difficult to control, even though Kenyans “don’t want to go […]