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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

November 1, 2017 10:32 AM IEBC dismisses 3.5 million votes claimed by NASA

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has moved to clear doubts over voters’ data during the just concluded repeat presidential election. According to the data, 5.5 million voters were identified electronically, another 428,043 had their documents searched to prove their eligibility in the exercise while a further 1.6 million were identified 7

November 1, 2017 9:43 AM Kilifi MP defends push for secession

Kilifi North MP Owen Baya has defended his push for Coast secession, saying it is not meant to divide locals. In an interview on Wednesday, the ODM legislator refuted claims by Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu that he was dividing Kilifi people with his call for secession. He said the county is more united under Governor Amason Kingi than before 10

November 1, 2017 6:21 AM IEBC opens its servers and logs

The electoral agency on Tuesday allowed presidential candidates, their agents and election observers to access servers and logs used in the October 26 repeat poll. The access was only granted to parties who requested for information on election. Access to servers and logs of people who accessed them were critical in the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 11

November 1, 2017 5:50 AM Mombasa Council of Elders oppose calls for civil disobedience

The planned public disobedience by the Opposition will derail development in counties under governors allied to the Opposition, the Mombasa County Council of Elders has warned. The council, which is allied to the Jubilee Party regime, also claimed that the Opposition’s agitation for fresh elections would antagonise the 17 counties controlled by the National 8

November 1, 2017 5:22 AM Why Raila decision to stay in politics worries allies

A revelation by Raila Odinga that he will only quit politics once Jubilee is sent packing, has sent shock-waves among some opposition leaders. On Monday night, a day after the opposition Chief made the declaration in Kawangware, some NASA MPS from Western Kenya were heard deliberating at a city hotel what the announcement meant for their region 8

October 31, 2017 9:05 PM IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers

The electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect after polling 7,483,895 votes 8

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 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 4:39 PM Bishop Korir: Peacemaker par excellence

Two weeks before last Thursday's repeat presidential election, Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir implored the rival Jubilee and Nasa alliances to soften their hard-line stands to help ease the political tensions that were rising to a deafening crescendo. While he was against the timing of the proposed changes in electoral laws championed by Jubilee 21