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February 20, 2018 2:55 PM Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight. Senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi planned to attend opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial. But officials said the pair failed to present a court order overturning an existing suspension of their passports 88

October 31, 2017 5:56 AM I regret voting for Uhuru Kenyatta

Former aide to Raila Odinga, Miguna Miguna, has revealed he cast his ballot for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 election which was later annulled by the Supreme Court. Appearing on NTV on Tuesday, October 31, Miguna said he, however, regrets making the decision as Uhuru has come out as a tyrant eager to rule by force. He said it is unfortunate 311

October 30, 2017 6:03 PM Kenyan President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeated election in which an opposition boycott helped lower turnout to 39 percent, the electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement touched off small protests in a few opposition strongholds but also celebrations in pro-Kenyatta areas. Veteran opposition 121

October 30, 2017 5:58 PM Kenya president wins 98% of vote in repeat of disputed election

Supporters of opposition leader prevented polling stations from opening in 25 constituencies Kenya's incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 per cent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the country's electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement 121

October 26, 2017 7:51 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s expected victory. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 115

October 21, 2017 9:50 AM President Kenyatta, Odinga call for peace on Election Day

In the capital Nairobi, Kenyatta oversaw a celebration full of pomp and ceremony for the annual Heroes Day, using the opportunity to push his campaign for re-election and warn his rival against disrupting next Thursday’s vote. The president, whose August victory was overturned by the Supreme Court, accused the opposition of abusing hard-fought democratic 125

October 18, 2017 12:25 PM Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven 81

October 11, 2017 4:16 AM Kenyatta: Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal

The poll pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga must be held by the end of October, according to a Supreme Court ruling. NAIROBI – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on 26 October after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing 69

October 10, 2017 9:01 PM Kenya Opposition Leader Demanded a New Vote. Now, He’s Left the Race

With Mr. Odinga’s withdrawal, the judiciary will decide once again what happens next. The court could allow just one candidate, the incumbent, Preisident Uhuru Kenyatta, to run on his own, handing him an absolute victory. Or it could open the vote to weaker candidates who had initially run, also likely resulting in a victory for the president. Or the judges 70

October 10, 2017 7:06 PM Plunging Kenya Into Crisis, Opposition Leader Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Raila Odinga, opposition leader for the National Super Alliance (NASA), has dropped out of the country's presidential election. A little more than two weeks before a re-run of a presidential election, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga dropped a bombshell. During a press conference in Nairobi, he said he could not be sure that the Oct. 26 poll would 72