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August 6, 2017 5:52 PM Kenya election: Power not worth lives of citizens – Mahama

Former President John Mahama is confident Kenyans will see to it that their upcoming elections on Tuesday are free of violence. Speaking on Nairobi based Capital FM, he charged Kenyan Politicians not to resort to violent machinations in their bid to win power. “My message to leaders is that you are seeking to serve the people and if you are seeking to serve 11

August 6, 2017 12:17 PM Raila Odinga warns of rigging ahead of Kenya election

Candidate and ex-PM Raila Odinga says he is prepared to stop an alleged plot by the president's ruling Jubilee party. Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned against rigging the result of the general election, just two days before Kenyans cast their votes. The ODM's Odinga, the country's former prime minister, will challenge 31

August 5, 2017 8:33 PM As Kenya elections draw near, country reveals an electorate divided by tribe

NAIROBI — A concrete bridge and a narrow, garbage-filled river divide the slum of Mathare into two parts, a space between ethnic groups and voting blocs that are competing fiercely — and many say dangerously — over Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday. Here in one of the most economically successful and stable countries in East Africa 53

August 5, 2017 7:30 PM Other nationals were also deported from Kenya – NASA agent

The 2016 NPP National Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu was not the only individual who was denied entry into Kenya, Chief Agent of Kenya’s National Super Alliance (NASA), James Orengo has revealed. According to Mr. Orengo, other representatives from the United States also suffered a similar fate. Mr. Orengo, however, denied these claims, saying it was a general 35

August 5, 2017 4:19 PM Like father, like son: Kenya goes to polls in family affair

NAIROBI, Kenya — Their fathers were allies in the struggle for Kenya’s independence from British colonial rule, and then became adversaries. Now President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are extending the family rivalry in a tightly contested election dogged by ethnic allegiances and personality politics. The two men, who also faced 45

August 5, 2017 7:00 AM With Violence in the Air, Kenya is Voting in Six Elections, But It’s One That Really Matters

Kenya’s elections are scheduled for August 8, and the presidential campaign is intense. The two principal rivals, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, are drawing huge crowds to rallies across the country. Helicopters carry them from one venue to another, and the country is awash with branded T-shirts, caps and posters. The opinion polls suggest a tight 31

August 5, 2017 6:10 AM Kenyan politicians struggle to break ethnic voting patterns

KITUI, Kenya: Kenya's president and opposition leader both held election rallies outside their ethnic strongholds this week, as the candidates push harder to win votes in areas dominated by their rivals. Many Kenyans still vote along ethnic rather than policy lines, but President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chief opponent, Raila Odinga, have both signalled 39

August 4, 2017 9:56 PM Shadow of violence hangs over Kenya’s presidential election

Bitter campaign awakens ghosts of 2007 post-election bloodshed, which killed 1,500 Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been used as a weapon by both sides. The roots of that relationship lie in a wave of bloodshed 22

August 3, 2017 11:31 PM How Kenya election puts strain on ethnically mixed couples

Ethnicity plays a big part in Kenya's elections, with many people voting along communal lines, and occasional outbreaks of political violence in which people are targeted according to their ethnic background. This can make life difficult for mixed ethnicity couples, as the BBC's Dickens Olewe in Nairobi found ahead of next week's election. Naomi Wangui 53

August 3, 2017 3:40 PM Kenya’s anxious electionWill violence flare again in Kenya?

A nation braces for a disputed poll result WHAT does it say about the fairness of a vote when a senior election official is murdered a week before polling day? On August 8th Kenyans will pick a president, governors, MPs and senators. Yet instead of being excited about the chance to elect a new government, many are terrified. On July 31st Chris Msando 52