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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 60

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 36

November 1, 2017 9:05 PM European Union observers say poll was more transparent

Any election dispute should be presented in court, election observers from the European Union have said. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) also said an initial analysis of result forms for the October 26 repeat presidential poll had shown improvement in transparency and accuracy compared to the annulled August 8 vote. "Grievances 26

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Eritrea opposition: Security forces kill 28 protesters

Groups raise alarm as security forces open fire on protesting students after government crackdown on Islamic school. Security forces killed at least 28 people in rare protests in the Eritrean capital, an opposition group has claimed, raising concerns from human rights groups and activists. The violence witnessed in demonstrations in Asmara on Tuesday 25

November 1, 2017 4:25 PM Togo, Guinea leaders mediate deepening Liberia election dispute

Vice-President Boakai was due to face former international footballer Weah in the November 7 runoff vote. The presidents of Guinea and Togo held mediation talks Wednesday with all sides involved in Liberia's disputed election, following a Supreme Court announcement it would summon the country's electoral commission to explain alleged fraud and irregularities 12

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 7:25 AM Senior Judiciary official says beefed-up security request rejected even as judge’s bodyguard shot

The Government denied a request by Supreme Court judges for extra security after one of their bodyguards was shot, preventing them from holding a hearing that could have delayed last week’s presidential election, a senior judicial source said on Tuesday. The court has been center stage since it annulled an Aug. 8 vote won by President Uhuru Kenyatta 3

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 11

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 11

November 1, 2017 4:54 AM Why Chebukati should for once be honest to himself and his country

From the statement made by electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on October 18, there was an acknowledgement of Raila Odinga's withdrawal from the October 26 repeat presidential race. The chairman suggested that we must go beyond thinking of Raila as a person and consider the more than six million Kenyans who felt disenfranchised by his withdrawal 7