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KENYA ELECTIONS: Uhuru Kenyatta in Comfortable Lead Over Raila Odinga

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta last night took an early lead with more than half the votes counted, as challenger Raila Odinga disputed the results being released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. At around 3:00am, President Kenyatta was leading with just over six million votes to Mr Odinga’s 5 million. That

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VIDEO: Latest Opinion Polls Point Tight Race, Runoff between Raila Odinga & Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya could be headed to a runoff if results from two opinion polls are anything to go by. Results from two polls put both incumbent and Jubilee Party candidate, and ex-premier and National Super Alliance (Nasa) candidate Raila Odinga in the lead, although with slight margins. Whereas Ipsos Synovate puts President Uhuru

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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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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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President Uhuru Kenyatta Increases Minimum Wage 97 Days to Election

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that his government would raise the minimum wage by 18 per cent, three months to the general elections on August 08. Uhuru, son to Kenyan founding father Jomo Kenyatta, is seeking re-election for a second term in office. "My government is concerned with the large

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Uhuru, Odinga Share Podium at ex-minister’s Funeral

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his political nemesis Raila Odinga on Saturday shared a podium at the funeral of the late former  finance minister David Mwiraria at the Ntakira Methodist Church in Meru. Mwiraria breathed his last at Karen Hospital on Thursday, April 13. He lost the battle to cancer. But Uhuru

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Kenyatta Warns Youths against Being Used to Stoke Election Violence

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has told Kenyan youth to refuse calls by politicians to use them to cause election chaos. Kenyatta on Tuesday was in Kisumu, his rival ODM leader Raila Odinga’s stronghold. He attended the National Drama festivals gala at the Kisumu State Lodge from which he drew lessons on

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KENYA: Opposition, Electoral Commission Agree on Vote Tallying, Results Declaration Modalities

The leaders of Kenya’s loose opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Thursday met with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners days after Nasa said it would set up a parallel tallying centre and announce its own results in the August general elections. Related: Odinga Says His Opposition Alliance

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Raila Odinga Warns Civil Servants against Campaigning for Rival Uhuru Kenyatta

Opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has vowed to sack all civil servants campaigning for rival and incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta if he (Odinga) wins the August 2017 presidential poll. On Sunday, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu defended cabinet secretaries (ministers) and principal secretaries (permanent secretaries) that have

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