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November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Uganda MPs reject 'bribe' linked to age-limit bill

Some Ugandan MPs have rejected the cash released by Parliament to facilitate consultations on a bill seeking to scrap presidential age limit. So far, 10 lawmakers have rejected the millions of shillings, with the latest one being Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza. Ms Kiiza, the Kasese Woman MP, on Thursday returned USh29 million to Parliament 34

November 1, 2017 8:20 PM Liberia's Supreme Court halts election preparation over fraud accusations

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted preparations for next week’s presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who alleged fraud. The decision casts further doubt on the Oct. 10 poll that losing parties say was marred 2

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 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demos

Jubilee Party leaders have criticised Opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for street protests by National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters, saying actions that could trigger violence should be avoided. Raila, who spoke on Tuesday for the first time since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president-elect after last Thursday's repeat election, said his supporters 10

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 3:19 PM We exposed tyranny of numbers in Jubilee to be fraud, says Raila Odinga

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has termed the October 26 repeat presidential election a meaningless exercise that should be forgotten. Addressing the country after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta winner on Monday, NASA leader Raila Odinga said it was time for his movement to begin the essential task of making 9

October 31, 2017 3:05 PM Uhuru was not democratically elected, says Raila

NASA leader Raila Odinga has announced establishment of peoples’ assembly, a broad based forum to discuss issues affecting Kenyans. The people’s assembly will be a forum of elected leaders, members of the civil society and religious leaders who will be discussing issues affecting Kenyans and pass resolutions that can be debated in county assemblies 9

October 31, 2017 2:56 PM Churches want return of Prime Minister post

The National Council of Churches of Kenya wants the creation of positions of Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. The move, the council says, will unite the country and end the current political impasse. Speaking during a press conference, NCCK Secretary General, Reverend Canon Peter Karanja called on Parliament to amend the constitution to create 23

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 2:30 AM Kenyan Election Authority in Disarray a Week Before Repeat Vote

Preparations for Kenya’s presidential election rerun next week are in disarray after a top official of the commission organizing the vote resigned and fled the East African nation and its chairman said his efforts to ensure a credible ballot are being thwarted. Roselyn Akombe quit the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, citing issues including 12