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Kenya: Odinga proposes ‘People’s Assembly’

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would convene a “People’s Assembly” to try and improve governance in the country following the October 26 repeat presidential election which he boycotted. Supporters of...

Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya’s repeat presidential poll

Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of Kenya’s October 26 repeat presidential election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced him the winner of the vote with 7,483,895 votes (98.26%). The East African country’s...

Kenyan opposition protester dies from gunshot wound in Kisumu-medic

One man was shot dead and three others injured during protests in the western city of Kisumu, as opposition supporters try to stop Thursday’s elections, a nurse at the main government hospital said, Reuters...

How did fake news impact Kenya’s election?

After the August 8 election results a number of protests broke out in Kenya. Many fake images and stories were spread aimed to misinform and create further tension “I think social media played a critical...

Kenya holds re-run presidential election amid opposition boycott

Polls have opened Thursday in Kenya’s re-run presidential election despite attempts on Wednesday by the opposition to delay the vote. Election has been delayed in some opposition strongholds as youths burnt street barricades, heeding an...

President Kenyatta calls for peaceful poll, urges people to turn out

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged his supporters to turn up for Thursday’s repeat presidential election, saying the country will emerge from the current political upheavals. Kenyatta’s call came on the back of opposition...

Odinga reiterates Kenya election boycott, asks supporters to hold prayers

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has reiterated that he will not participate in Thursday’s repeat presidential election, urging his supporters to hold prayers away from polling stations. Odinga was speaking at a rally in...

Supreme Court judges no-show means Kenyan elections to go on

The Kenyan Supreme Court on Wednesday said it could not hear a case seeking to delay the country’s presidential election, because it lacked the required judges to make a quorum. The court requires at least...

Opposition supporters gather in Nairobi ahead of Odinga’s “big announcement”

Kenyan opposition NASA coalition’s supporters are gathering in the capital, Nairobi, ahead of a ‘big announcement’ promised by Raila Odinga last week. Uncertainty has gripped the East African country for the better part of October,...

Kenyan court dismisses case compelling Odinga to contest poll

Kenya’s High Court has dismissed a petition seeking to compel main opposition candidate Raila Odinga to participate in Thursday’s repeat presidential election. The case which was filed by a Member of Parliament allied to the...