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Uhuru Kenyatta Declared ‘Winner’ of Kenya Repeat Election

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has declared that the just-concluded Kenya repeat presidential election was credible, free, fair and credible. Mr Chebukati has subsequently declared Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto as Kenya’s president-elect and deputy president-elect respectively. Mr Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes, which is

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KENYA: Date Set for Fresh Presidential Election

Kenya’s  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set the date for the fresh presidential election following the decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya to annul Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection. Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the results of August 8th presidential election that had given Jubilee Party candidate Kenyatta victory

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SGR Will Not Kill Business – Kenyatta Assures Transport Operators

The start of the operations of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will not kill business for public transport operators in the country, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured. Kenyatta said SGR will instead create more opportunities for matatu and boda boda operators as he directed the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure to

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IEBC Clears Kenyatta, Odinga to Stand for President

It is now official that President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition kingpin Raila Odinga are candidates in the August 2017 presidential poll. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has Monday cleared the duo, sons to Kenya’s founding fathers: Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta and pioneer vice president Jaramogi Odinga. Kenyatta will stand

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Dear Kenyan Opposition, Stop Making Irresponsible Threats

A group of opposition politicians led by Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama made some interesting demands and threats the other day. The same demands were repeated by the National Super Alliance leadership on Sunday in Nakuru. The threats are summarised thus: If the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission does not immediately

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Why Kenya’s Electoral Commission Must Resolve its Self-Imposed Dilemma

OPINION/OKECH KENDO The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is at a crossroads. The referee is undecided on how to proceed, even though the Constitution guarantees its operational independence. Ahead of the supposedly independent electoral agency lie two roads: One is the constitutionally and legally-defined way to a free and fair election.

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Kenya’s Opposition Nasa Coalition Threatens to Boycott Elections

Kenya’s National Super Alliance (Nasa), an opposition coalition, has threatened to shun general elections scheduled for August. Nasa leaders’ bone of contention stems from an appeal in which the elections body IEBC is disputing a ruling by the High Court that results announced at the constituency tallying centres will be valid

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