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November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 23

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM Hits and misses in Raila Odinga's political gambles

History will judge the prudence of the gamble Raila Odinga took in his last-minute decision to boycott last week's repeat presidential election, giving Uhuru Kenyatta an easy ride to a possible second term in office. Opinion has been divided over Raila’s decision, which many viewed as having been calculated to scuttle the repeat poll once it became apparent 7

October 31, 2017 4:53 PM Kenyans react after Raila Odinga speaks on Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

Kenyans have elicited mixed reactions after Opposition leader Raila Odinga spoke on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. Some hit out at Raila saying that he was misled by Siaya Senator James Orengo in asking supporters to boycott the repeat presidential poll. Others lauded the former Prime Minister indicating that he was the father of democracy in Kenya 1

October 31, 2017 3:37 PM NCCK: Create office for opposition leader

Protestant churches have called for a change in law to create the positions of the office of the official leader of opposition, as well as that of a prime minister and two deputies. The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) on Tuesday said the additional positions – to be created through Parliament or a referendum – will help promote inclusivity 8

October 31, 2017 11:27 AM Uhuru faults Raila ‘dishonest poll boycott, voter bullying’

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted Opposition leader Raila Odinga for disregarding a Supreme Court order for a fresh election despite having successfully petitioned the court to nullify his re-election in the August presidential poll. In his address on Monday after being declared the winner of last week’s 9

October 31, 2017 9:11 AM Calm in Nyanza ahead of NASA announcement

An air of uneasy calm settled on Nyanza ahead of the much anticipated announcement by the National Super Alliance following the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’ s re-election on Monday. Traders, whose businesses have soaked blows in weeks of violent protests, were among those anxious over what the big announcement would be. Kisumu, Siaya, Migori 9

October 31, 2017 7:01 AM IEBC gazettes Uhuru's poll win

It is now official: The electoral commission has gazetted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto as winners in the October 26 fresh presidential poll. The declaration was done by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati through gazette notice 10808. In the poll, President Kenyatta garnered 7,483, 895 votes 9

October 31, 2017 5:00 AM Aukot concedes to Kenyatta, asks him to unite the nation

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was Monday declared winner of last week’s presidential election, after garnering 7.4 million votes. Aukot who came in third after National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga said in a statement following the announcement 10

October 30, 2017 10:08 AM IEBC to declare Uhuru Kenyatta President-elect

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is Monday afternoon expected to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party the President elect after the repeat Presidential poll. President Kenyatta has garnered 7,483,895 million votes. Raila Odinga of NASA who withdrew from the fresh Presidential race but his name was maintained on the ballot 7

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Raila condemns violence, scoffs at calls to retire

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has condemned the violence that led to deaths and destruction of property in Dagoretti North constituency. Speaking at a rally in Kawangware, Nairobi, after attending a church service at Gatina PAG Church, Raila claimed their Jubilee rivals had hired goons from an outlawed sect to cause violence in the area. "I come here to condole 10