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August 11, 2017 10:31 PM Kenyatta is declared the winner of Kenyan presidential race in disputed finish

NAIROBI – Kenya’s electoral commission announced Friday that the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been re-elected, putting an official end to a fierce electoral contest that many fear could be clouded by a dispute over the results. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72, has alleged that the results of Tuesday’s balloting were rigged and pledged 58

August 11, 2017 9:57 PM Kenyatta reaches out to Raila after poll win

By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 – President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has reached out to his opponent in Tuesday’s election, NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga. In his acceptance speech after being declared the election winner by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, President Kenyatta called on Odinga, his supporters and MPs elected under his coalition 74

August 11, 2017 8:40 PM Weekend Roundup: Democracy’s Faltering Steps In Africa

Elections in Rwanda and Kenya yield mixed results. In South Africa, cronyism wins the day. The first two weeks of August have been big ones for Africa. Rwanda and Kenya held elections, and South African President Jacob Zuma survived yet another no-confidence vote in parliament. In Rwanda, President Paul Kagame was returned to power for a third term. Despite 40

August 11, 2017 6:04 PM Kenyan opposition 'will not be party' to election result

NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition said on Friday it would "not be a party" to any imminent announcement of results of the presidential vote by the election commission and rejected the idea of taking its challenge to court. Provisional results from polling stations show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a lead of 1.4 million votes ahead 33

August 9, 2017 8:06 PM Kenya election 2017: Commission denies system was hacked

Kenya's electoral commission has denied opposition claims its IT system had been hacked in order to manipulate Tuesday's election results. Chief electoral officer Ezra Chiloba told reporters the systems were not compromised at any point. He spoke out after presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected provisional results indicating a strong lead for President 53

August 9, 2017 9:49 AM Kenya election count puts president in lead, Odinga says massive fraud

NAIROBI (Reuters) - President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Kenya's election but opposition leader Raila Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud. The election commission said the voting process was free and fair and it was investigating whether 25

August 9, 2017 3:22 AM Kenya opposition rejects poll results showing president in lead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected early results of a presidential election on Wednesday that showed he was losing to incumbent and long-time rival Uhuru Kenyatta, stoking fears that his disgruntled supporters could take to the streets. As of 0300 GMT, the election commission website put Kenyatta ahead by 55.1 percent 32

August 8, 2017 5:23 AM The Latest: 102-year-old woman votes in Kenya's elections

A 102-year-old woman believed to be one of Kenya's oldest citizens said she has voted for incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta. Lydia Gathoni Kiingati, 102, casts her vote just after dawn at a polling station in Gatundu, north of Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Kenyans are going to the polls to vote in a general election after a tightly-fought presidential 35

August 7, 2017 11:41 PM Kenya election 2017: President Kenyatta urges peaceful vote

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed for calm in a televised speech on the eve of the country's general election. He urged the 19 million registered voters to turn out in great numbers, but to "do so in peace". The contest pits Mr Kenyatta against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, and is seen as too close to call. Mr Kenyatta, the 55-year-old 38

August 6, 2017 6:25 PM NPP angry with Kenyan authorities over Mac Manu's deportation

The governing New Patriotic Party has described as unfortunate the decision by Kenya to deport Peter Mac Manu, the party’s campaign manager in the 2016 elections. The Acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu said the action by the Kenyan authorities does not bode well for the democratic development of Africa. Mr. Mac Manu arrived in Ghana yesterday 32