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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 […]

Fight For Power Takes New Forms As Kenyan Elections Approach

Fight For Power Takes New Forms As Kenyan Elections Approach

A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music. Shoppers paid scant attention. Cash handouts are common during African elections; in Kenya, the devolution of power […]

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Warns Against Violence During Party Nominations

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two parliamentary candidates have been treated in hospital after being caught up in such a clash – a decade after an eruption of ethnic violence, in which more […]