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October 16, 2017 11:39 AM Jubilee election losers say squabbling ahead of repeat polls driving Kenya to a precipice

A section of Jubilee-allied leaders who lost in the last elections have warned that the country is on the verge of disintegration. Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, former governors William Kabogo, Samuel Ragwa, ex-MPs Ndung’u Gethenji, Kabando wa Kabando, Peter Mositet and Dr Kilemi Mwiria Sunday asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to seek a political

October 16, 2017 10:16 AM Nasa supporters back to the streets

NASA supporters in Kisumu and Mombasa defied acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s ban on demonstrations and returned to the streets to demand reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC before a fresh election is held. In Kisumu, the protesters marched through the city, chanting slogans against IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba 2

October 16, 2017 9:10 AM NASA supporters on streets in anti-IEBC protests

Security has been intensified in major cities in the country as anti-IEBC demonstrations begin in most parts of the country. The anti-IEBC protests being pushed by National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have now entered the fourth week even after acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said the demos are not allowed in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs. NASA supporters 2

October 16, 2017 8:55 AM EU notes strides in poll reforms, urges more transparency

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has urged the electoral commission to adopt timely reforms geared towards enhancing the transparency of next week’s fresh presidential election. In a raft of recommendations detailed in a statement released Monday, the observer group encouraged the Independent 1

October 16, 2017 4:53 AM 10 steps IEBC has taken as October poll draws nearer

The electoral commission now wants presiding officers allowed to open ballot boxes to retrieve and correct wrongly filled results forms without a court order. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said this was one of the measures it was taking to ensure that the October 26 repeat presidential election was transparent and that errors 1

October 16, 2017 4:53 AM No provisional results during repeat presidential poll – IEBC

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared it will not release provisional election results for public consumption in the repeat presidential election set for October 26. Through an internal memo dated Saturday, October 14, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba explained that returning officers at polling stations will not be allowed to display 1

October 15, 2017 7:28 AM Nasa reaches out to foreign powers for help

The National Super Alliance MPs are now appealing to international agencies to move in and help investigate acts of genocide allegedly committed by police on pro-Nasa supporters as anti-IEBC demonstrations across the country continue. Siaya Senator James Orengo, who led at least 10 Nasa MPs in Nairobi on Saturday, appealed to the Independent Police Oversight 3

October 14, 2017 9:04 PM Opinion: Should Chiloba stay put for October 26 repeat poll?

Presiding over the IEBC, whether as Chairman or CEO is arguably one of the most perilous jobs in Kenya. Apart from your reputation being besmirched by warring politicians, you can be hounded out of office unceremoniously based on hollow accusations. That said, should IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba bulk under politically engineered crises? I believe when he took up the role, he was cognisant 2

October 14, 2017 8:47 PM Nkatha Maina: Low voice but loud actions at IEBC

Although she is a communication expert, the little-known Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha Maina prefers to keep her voice low but her actions loud—very much like a submarine. And it is not surprising that someone cannot pick her out from the team of IEBC commissioners, whose vocal and most visible 2

October 14, 2017 7:00 PM Opposition authoritarianism’ newest threat to democracy

The anti-IEBC protests signal the rise of “opposition authoritarianism”. Certainly, authoritarianism is as old as the hills. What is new is the phenomenon of opposition parties within liberal democracies adopting authoritarian strategies and technologies of hard power (violent protests) to capture power. “Opposition authoritarianism” is the newest threat 2