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November 1, 2017 8:20 PM Liberia's Supreme Court halts election preparation over fraud accusations

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has halted preparations for next week’s presidential run-off vote between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who alleged fraud. The decision casts further doubt on the Oct. 10 poll that losing parties say was marred 3

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 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

October 31, 2017 11:31 AM KPL set new dates for league matches

Kenyan Premier League round 31 matches have been moved forward by three days to accommodate Harambee Stars’ friendly match against Zambia. Stars are set to play Zambia on November 14th, forcing KPL to moved the game forward to November 11 with a total f nine matches lined up across the country. Meanwhile, the round of 27 catch up match between Sony Sugar 3

October 31, 2017 7:58 AM Security increased as KCPE exams start

Security has been heightened in terror prone Lamu and Tana River counties as Standard Eight candidates started their national exams. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said security had been heightened in terror prone areas of Lamu and Tana River to counter Al-Shabaab attacks. Mr Kieng said enough officers had been deployed to schools in Lamu that were affected 6

October 31, 2017 7:50 AM Kenya: 10 Things to Know About Bishop Cornelius Korir

The late Bishop Cornelius Korir of Eldoret diocese will go down in history as a man who fought for peace and unity among people. His death on Monday shocked many who looked up to him for religious guidance. 2. His interest in priesthood started while he was still a pupil at Chesoen and Segutiet primary schools between 1959 and 1970. 3. He became a catechist 5

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM Electoral commission wants MP Alice Wahome prosecuted

Police have summoned Kandara MP Alice Wahome for questioning over claims of assault. The summons came as women leaders in Central region demanded investigations of an elections returning officer over an electoral offence. The argument was sparked by a disputed entry of presidential election results for polling station two at Kiiri Primary School in Kandara 12

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM MCA clobbered after 'ballot papers' impounded by youths

One person was shot and at least 11 others, among them a Member of the County Assembly, were injured when they were caught up in a fracas between police and protesters. Vihiga Police Station Deputy OCS Henry Recha, who rushed to the scene in civilian clothes, was also roughed up by police officers and seriously injured. The altercation between the police 7

October 29, 2017 8:49 PM Police: No raid on IEBC official’s house

Police have refuted claims they raided the home of the Kandara constituency returning officer on Saturday night, two days after the IEBC official had a spat with area MP Alice Wahome over alleged errors in form 34A. A video of the MP confronting the returning officer on Friday was widely shared on social media. Mr Martin Malonza claimed the MP accused 9

October 29, 2017 8:41 PM Relative calm returns to parts of the country hit by poll violence

Relative calm has returned to parts of the country hit by violent protests following the Thursday presidential election rerun. In Migori, normality has returned after three days of chaos, even as Vihiga Governor Wilbur Ottichilo condemned the brutality meted on residents of Majengo town during protests on Saturday. Shops and hotels opened in Migori town on Saturday 10