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#KenyaDecides: Former Ghanaian president calls for peace during Kenya’s upcoming election

In Kenya, former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has added his voice to calls for peace during the upcoming Kenyan elections. This comes after the killing of a top electoral commission official. Mahama is part of...

Kenya Election Expenses: Public & private spending at an all time high

Kenya heads to the polls in just over a week, and it's a hotly contested and very expensive election. Public and private spending are at an all-time high, while government and presidential candidates have put...

#KenyaDecides: President Uhuru vows to hand over power if defeated

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to hand over power peacefully should he be defeated in the upcoming elections. Kenya is due to hold its general election on August 8, with President Uhuru seeking a...

#KenyaDecides: Significant upsurge in women elected into parliament

Women representation in political life has yet to reach meaningful ratio vis-à-vis their proportion of the nation. Between 1963 and 2013 only 74 women made it to the National Assembly, 49 elected and 25 nominated. When...

#KenyaDecides: EU observers urge legal redress for aggrieved candidates

Kenya is set to hold its general election on August 8, with eight candidates running for the presidency. Ahead of that vote, the European Union – one of the several observer missions in the country...

#KenyaDecides: Opposition MP arrested for hate speech as poll draws closer

A Kenyan Member of Parliament was on Friday arrested and charged with ethnic contempt over remarks he made at a rally two weeks ago. Junet Mohamed, MP for the western constituency of Suna East, was...

#KenyaDecides: Cohesion Authority goes after WhatsApp admins in clamp on hate messages

Kenya’s cohesion authority has warned that it will take action against WhatsApp group administrators in its quest to clamp on the spread of hate speech in the messaging application. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission...

#KenyaDecides: Raila Odinga asks supporters to avoid sexual activities ahead of vote

Kenyan presidential hopeful Raila Odinga has urged his supporters not to engage in sexual activity on the eve of the country’s general elections, in order to ensure they participate in the vote. The former prime...

#KenyaDecides: Key points from Jubilee, Nasa’s manifestos

Political manifestos are often misunderstood objects - pieced together by newfound ideas on how to turn the country around, how to keep it improving. They’re a declaration of intentions, motives, or views of that...

Odinga healthy after being hospitalised from eating toxic fish

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said he is healthy, moments after being discharged from Mombasa Hospital after being treated for stomach pains – local media have reported. The stomach pains were symptoms of food...