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November 1, 2017 3:05 PM Liberia court orders temporary halt to runoff election prep

Monrovia - Liberia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's runoff presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities. Representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before the court on Thursday, the court said in a statement 24

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

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 10

October 31, 2017 2:49 PM Chiloba risks six month jail for court contempt

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba risks a six month jail term if found in contempt of court. Transcend Media wants Chiloba fined or committed to civil jail for defying a court order to pay 150 million shillings for advertising services the offered to the commission during the 2013 general elections 6

October 31, 2017 2:04 PM Post-vote Kenya braces as opposition leader set to speak

Nairobi - Kenyans braced on Tuesday as opposition leader Raila Odinga was making his first public statement since President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of last week's repeat election. Odinga and many supporters boycotted the election that Kenyatta won with an overwhelming 98% of the vote. Protests have killed at least nine people since the election 11

October 31, 2017 10:17 AM Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta Election Victory

The declaration of President Kenyatta as the winner of the repeat presidential election boycotted by his main challenger Raila Odinga will today kick off a series of legal activities that could go up to February 2018. This morning, Mr Odinga is expected to make an announcement of what he will do next, with multiple accounts suggesting a possible petition 10

October 31, 2017 6:47 AM Uhuru's poll win: What next?

The declaration of President Kenyatta as the winner of the repeat presidential election boycotted by his main challenger Raila Odinga will today kick off a series of legal activities that could go up to February 2018. This morning, Mr Odinga is expected to make an announcement of what he will do next, with multiple accounts suggesting a possible petition 10

October 30, 2017 9:09 PM Raila has previously indicated National Resistance Movement could explore civil disobedience to pressure Government

Opposition Chief Raila Odinga is today expected to announce his next move after the electoral commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the repeat vote he boycotted. Reports suggested Raila's National Super Alliance (Nasa) will convene a Parliamentary Group meeting this morning to review the development before his anticipated announcement 2

October 29, 2017 8:25 PM Kenya: Raila Odinga Demands New Election in 90 Days

The National Super Alliance was on Sunday rooting for a new presidential election in 90 days even as its leader Raila Odinga told off those demanding his retirement from politics. Mr Odinga, who spoke in the city's violence-hit Kawangware 56 neighbourhood, said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto had lost the mandate of talking on behalf 9

October 29, 2017 10:20 AM Raila condemns killings in Kawangware

National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga has denounced the violence in Nairobi's Kawangware. Speaking at Gatina PAG Church on Sunday, Mr Odinga claimed that Kenyan politics have been militarised. On Friday, at least three people were killed and others injured after two rival groups clashed, alleging that outlawed sect Mungiki was to blame. He added 12