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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 49

October 25, 2017 2:09 PM High Court says it has no jurisdiction to handle the matter

The High Court has dismissed former Kilome MP Harun Mwau’s petition seeking to stop repeat presidential poll, ruling that it lacks jurisdiction. Mwau has moved to court to stop October 26 repeat presidential election. The ex-legislator’s case was that that fresh election as ordered by Supreme Court meant in its September 1 declaration means that it must start 24

October 25, 2017 1:30 PM Election is inevitability going ahead Thursday – Chebukati

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has assured that the fresh presidential election set for Thursday will proceed as planned. Chebukati, who spoke at the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya Wednesday afternoon, said enough progress had been made by the Commission 27

October 25, 2017 11:06 AM AU and Igad urge peace ahead of poll

The African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development have called for peace ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, with the latter threatening unspecified sanctions against leaders who may use unconstitutional means to ascend to power. AU Commission Deputy Chairperson Thomas Kwesi Quartey says Kenyans who wish to vote should 24

October 23, 2017 4:46 PM Uhuru wants Mwau’s poll case dismissed

President Uhuru Kenyatta wants the case in which businessman John Harun Mwau is seeking to have the October 26 poll suspended because there were no fresh nominations undertaken to be dismissed. According to the president, it is not in the public interest to grant orders sought in the case since ballot papers for the Thursday poll have already been delivered 10

October 19, 2017 3:45 PM MP Njomo wants Raila’s withdrawal declared inconsequential

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Kiambu Town Constituency MP Jude Njomo has moved to court seeking to have Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from next week’s presidential election declared null and void. In a petition filed before the High Court Thursday, the lawmaker through his lawyer Kibe Mungai argues that Odinga’s withdrawal from the race ought 7

October 18, 2017 11:30 AM For Uhuru, it is nothing but prayer

President Kenyatta on Wednesday asked Kenyans to pray for the nation, asking God to guide a country he said badly needed God’s grace. Speaking hours after electoral agency commissioner Roselyn Akombe resigned, blaming irreconcilable divisions in the commission, President Kenyatta asked religious leaders to lead Kenya in the national prayer period 9

October 16, 2017 1:57 AM Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests despite ban

MOMBASSA, KENYA – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting 11

October 15, 2017 7:24 AM Is Jubilee raid on Raila's NASA a ploy to weaken the Opposition?

The recent wave of political defections from the National Super Alliance (NASA) to the Jubilee Party is likely to weaken the Opposition ahead of the repeat presidential election. Although NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has downplayed the defections, terming them the work of August 8 bitter losers seeking political mileage, analysts argue they might 7

October 14, 2017 8:55 PM Uhuru goes for Kibaki’s key advisers in strategic changes ahead of polls

President Uhuru Kenyatta has embarked on a series of changes that have seen some influential individuals who worked for his predecessor Mwai Kibaki playing a bigger role as his advisers. The need for more experienced hands, according to insiders, is informed by a set of what some in the president’s camp see as political miscalculations that have seen the opposition 11