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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 83

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 89

September 21, 2017 5:22 PM Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new polls

The rerun of Kenya's presidential elections has been pushed back to Oct. 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the court decision to nullify his re-election calling it "a judicial coup." Earlier this month the Supreme Court invalidated Kenyatta's August re-election and ordered a rerun within 60 days. The electoral commission at first stated 81

September 21, 2017 4:04 PM Kenyan president says Supreme Court election ruling was 'coup'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the Aug. 8 vote. His remarks came on the same day that the election board announced the repeat election 73

September 11, 2017 12:10 AM Kenya opposition calls off protests

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Monday he had called off protests because a "mediation process" to resolve the political crisis that has killed nearly 500 people was about to begin. "We are now assured that the mediation process is about to start," Odinga told reporters after meeting US envoy Jendayi Frazer. "We are therefore 69

September 10, 2017 10:27 PM Kenya nullified election: Democracy and the law

Out of the bench of six Supreme Court Judges, four voted for the nullification of the election result, while two dissented; namely Justice Njoki Ndugu and Justice Jackton Ojwang. It makes interesting reading when one takes a look at the views of the two dissenting judges. A few weeks back I wrote on this column about how unsubstantiated the claims from NASA and Raila 61

September 10, 2017 8:27 PM Al Ghurair likely to print ballot papers for repeat polls

Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing firm will most likely supply ballot papers for the fresh presidential elections set for October 17, despite earlier objections by the Opposition. Sources at the electoral commission said the firm signed a three-year contract with IEBC and would print ballot papers for a rematch between President Kenyatta 59

September 5, 2017 7:13 AM Reflections on Kenyan Supreme Court ruling and Gamblers Fallacy

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Kenyan Supreme Court in a near-unanimous decision of 4:2 annulled the presidential election held on August 1, 2017 on the grounds of irregularities and breaches of electoral laws of that country. International observers including erstwhile president of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama have been criticized for creating 75

September 4, 2017 11:01 AM Showdown looms between Kenya opposition, ruling party over election board

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s government will not replace the election board ahead of the new elections ordered by the Supreme Court, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, indicating a looming showdown with the opposition. On Friday, the court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official win in the Aug. 8 presidential polls by 1.4 million votes. The court 51

September 4, 2017 10:45 AM How Mahama & Co Got It Wrong In Kenya

The Supreme Court of Kenya last Friday annulled the results of the country’s last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities and illegalities, and consequently ordering a new election within 60 days. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta had been declared the winner of the allegedly flawed elections by a margin of 1.4 million votes by the Independent 50