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Raila Odinga Says He Didn’t Call for Protests On Election Day

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has now asked his supporters not to take to the streets on Thursday during the repeat presidential election and stay away from polling stations. "We have not told people to demonstrate on the polling day. We have not said that at all,” Mr Odinga said on Tuesday

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Fresh Petition Filed in Supreme Court to Block Kenya Repeat Election

With only two days to the election, three voters have today moved to the Supreme Court seeking to stop the electoral commission from conducting the repeat election scheduled for Thursday, October 26. The three voters, Khelef Khalia, Samwel Monochi and Gacheke Gachihi have cited lack of preparedness and threats to employees

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Kenya: IEBC Boss Ezra Chiloba Takes Leave Ahead of Next Week’s Repeat Poll

Embattled elections boss Ezra Chiloba is to take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election. According to sources close to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Mr Chiloba took a “personal decision to be away in order to build confidence in stakeholders” who had complained about

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Kenya Election: IEBC Commissioner Akombe Full Resignation Statement

For many months now, I have questioned my role as a commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. But I have soldiered on hoping that we could collectively find a way of addressing the crisis our country faces today. I have agonised over the decision to leave my committed IEBC

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Kenya Election: Commissioner Akombe Resigns, Says IEBC is Incapable of Conducting Credible Poll

IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has resigned from the poll agency. Dr Akombe sent the statement from New York, where she was based, working for the UN, before she took the job at the electoral commission. In the statement, Dr Akombe said the repeat election as planned cannot meet the basic expectations of

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Of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Missing Nobel Literature Prize, Again

On the day the Nobel Committee was to announce the winner of the Literature prize in 2010, I sat at our home in Limuru with two journalists from Spain, watching the live streaming of the announcement. My father, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, was considered by many bookies to be the favourite

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Uhuru Receives Election Laws Bill

President Uhuru Kenyatta received Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday and has 14 days to sign it into law. Parliament has done its duty and passed the legislation, the President told a meeting of people living with disabilities at State House in Nairobi. "I can confirm that I have received it. It

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Museveni Should Become President of East Africa, Kenya Ex-VP Kalonzo Musyoka

Former Kenyan president and National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal has praised Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni as a great leader and suggested that he becomes the first president of a united East Africa. Musyoka presided over a graduation ceremony of Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) for which he is chancellor. “After

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Kenyatta Moves to Cut CJ Maraga Powers in New Amendments

Jubilee Party leaders have agreed to push for amendments of the electoral laws in Parliament to replace the controversial electronic vote tally transmission process with a manual system. Also to be introduced in the laws is a clause seeking to strip the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the

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