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#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...

Kenya president, chief justice clash as elections approach

Kenya's chief justice warned President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday not to undermine public confidence in the judiciary, in an unusually sharp exchange between the two men less than a month before national elections are...

#KenyaDecides: President Uhuru, Raila Odinga pull out of national debate

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main challenger Raila Odinga have pulled out of presidential debates ahead of the August 8 elections. The vote has attracted a total of eight presidential aspirants, though pollsters project...