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Kenya repeat poll through the lenses

A National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition supporter runs from a cloud of teargas during clashes with Kenyan police officials at Kibera in Nairobi on October 26, 2017, on election day after protesters tried to block access to the Olympic Primary School polling station in the Kenyan capital. AFP PHOTO An opposition supporter reacts under the heavy rain in front of a burning barricade in Mathare district, in Nairobi on October 26, 2017, as a group of demonstrators blocked the road and tried to prevent voters from accessing a polling station during presidential elections. AFP PHOTO   A man runs...

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Grey skies and stench of teargas mark vote in Kenya slums

Back in August, turnout was around 80% with Kenyatta initially winning with 54% of the vote while Odinga took 45% “It is our right not to vote. We voted already in August and you see what happened,” shrugged Joseph Otieno as he stood in the drizzling rain with a handful of youths boycotting Thursday’s presidential re-run. In Nairobi’s Mathare slum, a neighbourhood of rickety high-rises and tin shacks, mixed ethnicity and mixed political affiliation, some polling stations were deserted, while others opened late, attracting just a trickle of voters. There was no sign of the thick snaking queues of...

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I can’t guarantee credible poll on October 26 – Kenya’s EC chief

In Summary At one time, on the fifth page of the speech, it looked like it was a done deal: The 56-year-old University of Nairobi law graduate was on his way out. Then, in the last two paragraphs of the speech that had all the tones of a man giving up, though with a tinge of “I can still do it” attitude, Mr Chebukati turned the tide: He was not going anywhere, after all. NAIROBI. IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says under the current conditions and with a divided commission, he cannot guarantee the credibility of October 26 repeat presidential...

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How Kenya’s Supreme Court became first in Africa to overturn presidential election

  By Charles Onyango-Obbo On September 1, Kenya’s Supreme Court overturned the August 8 election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, and ordered that a new vote be held within 60 days. Following the August 8 election, opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a challenge in the Supreme Court, alleged the vote had been rigged. The court, however, ruled that President Kenyatta’s hands were largely clean. While presidential results have been overturned in Africa before, they have been by military juntas or pro-government courts, egged on by an incumbent refusing to concede defeat to the opposition – for example – in Nigeria...

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Raila Odinga yateye utwatsi itariki y’amatora muri Kenya

Udinga umaze igihe ahatanira kuyobora Kenya (Ifoto/Internet) Raila Odinga uhanganye na Uhuru Kenyatta muri Kenya, yavuze ko atazitabira amatora y’Umukuru w’igihugu naba tariki ya 17 Ukwakira 2017. Iyi ni yo tariki yari yongeye kwemeza ko aya matora yaberaho, nyuma y’aho ayari yabaye tariki ya 8 Kanama 2017, Urukiko rw’Ikirenga ruyatesheje agaciro. Muri aya matora, Uhuru Kenyatta w’imyaka 55 yari yatsinze Raila Odinga w’imyaka 72 ku majwi 54,27%, mu gihe Odinga yari yagize 44,74%. Gusa Urukiko rw’Ikirenga rwanzuye ko aya matora yabayemo uburiganya, ndetse rutangaza ko mu minsi 60 hagomba kuba andi. Nyuma yo kwemeza indi tariki y’amatora bikozwe na...

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