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September 1, 2017 1:07 PM Kenya’s Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote

NAIROBI — In the first decision of its kind for Kenya — or all of Africa for that matter — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the president’s Aug. 8 reelection victory citing irregularities and ordered a new vote within 60 days. The reversal of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 54 percent win stunned East Africa’s economic powerhouse and a pillar of stability 58

September 1, 2017 9:28 AM Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month's presidential election and ordered a new one within 60 days. The ruling, citing irregularities, makes Kenya the first African country to invalidate a presidential poll. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. But the opposition 45

August 19, 2017 9:07 AM Why Anxiety Is High Over Kenya’s Election Result: QuickTake Q&A

A legal battle is being waged in Kenya over the outcome of Aug. 8 presidential elections, which pitted incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. While Kenyatta was declared the winner in the first round, Odinga alleged that the result was rigged. Violent street protests broke out after the announcement of the results, but tension 36

August 19, 2017 3:26 AM Kenyan opposition files petition to overturn election result due to alleged vote-rigging

Kenya’s opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged. Election authorities have said that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the August 8 election by 1.4 million votes, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said the results are false. He has not yet presented evidence of fraud 26

August 18, 2017 10:47 PM Kenyan opposition challenges election result at Supreme Court

A coalition fighting to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta has formally requested a review of the August 8 election result. The opposition claims the vote was rigged but has yet to show any evidence of fraud. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition late on Friday filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court, arguing that last week's presidential 32

August 18, 2017 1:13 PM Devolution gives Kenyans a taste of power as they vote governors out

NAIROBI (Reuters) - As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenya's election last week, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath. Kenyans sent home 25 out of 47 county governors, upholding a strong anti-incumbency tradition and warning that voters would turf out failing local leaders 37

August 16, 2017 9:42 PM Kenyan Democracy’s Missed Opportunity

Last Tuesday, Nairobi felt like a city awaiting the apocalypse. Streets normally clogged with traffic were eerily quiet. Grocery-store shelves had been largely emptied of supplies. Anxious wealthy residents booked flights out of town, conveniently scheduling their summer vacations to avoid the chaos of a Kenyan national election. The Chinese government 193

August 16, 2017 2:04 PM Kenya opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed elections

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to court over last week's presidential election results, ignoring calls by some election observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta. Around 24 people have died in violence since the Aug. 8 election and Odinga's decision will likely ease concerns that he would 19

August 16, 2017 6:36 AM Fear Stalks Nairobi Slum in Ugly Twist to Kenya Vote Impasse

In a Nairobi slum named Lucky Summer, residents tell of being terrorized by men with dreadlocks wearing official Kenyan paramilitary uniforms who stalk the streets at night carrying machetes, clubs and guns. The troublemakers belong to the Mungiki, a criminal gang that played a key role in ethnic fighting that followed a contested 2007 vote and claimed 31

August 16, 2017 4:09 AM Raila Odinga to spell out position on poll results row

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga put off to Wednesday an announcement on his next course of action after he rejected the presidential results of last week’s General Election. The opposition leader Tuesday chaired a six-hour meeting with his co-principals in Nairobi during which they examined forms 34A and 34B to establish if the results 30