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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 17

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

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 7

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 9

October 31, 2017 7:34 AM Politics: Top 10 numbers that defined economy during 2017 elections

NAIROBI, KENYA: Politics, according to American writer and comedian Groucho Marx, is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. The Kenyan economy has been through a season described by President Uhuru Kenyatta as difficult few weeks in which “our democracy has been tested to the limits 8

October 31, 2017 7:24 AM Okiya Omtatah sues State over election laws

Activist Okiya Omtatah has sued the State while challenging the recent amendments to the election laws as effected by legislators affiliated to the Jubilee Party. Although the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 will not affect the just concluded repeat presidential polls, Mr Omtatah claims that the impugned laws are likely going to be relied upon in the repeat 7

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 8

October 31, 2017 4:21 AM Jubilee leaders pocket agents' money before going underground

Two Jubilee officials from one of the Coastal counties are reportedly in hiding after they, allegedly, pocketed mobilization funds that were meant to pay party agents in the repeat presidential polls. The two reportedly received cash from Nairobi but have since gone underground. One of the individuals whom Grapevine contacted over the missing funds dismissed 3

October 30, 2017 3:09 PM Uhuru Kenyatta wins repeat election with 7.4 million votes

While the IEBC verified results of the October 26 election, NASA has already said it will not recognize Kenyatta's victory and threatened to swear in Raila Odinga as the president should the president-elect be inaugurated. NASA has also been pushing for a second repeat presidential poll in 90 days. Deputy President William Ruto has said no such thing 5