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August 16, 2017 9:00 PM Raila takes Presidential battle to Court

The dispute over the presidential election will be placed in the hands of seven judges after the opposition coalition announced it would file a petition at the Supreme Court. Ahead of Friday’s lapsing of a deadline to lodge a petition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga Wednesday said the group had resolved to challenge 1

August 16, 2017 11:29 AM The Latest: EU urges Kenya to publish all election results

The European Union’s election observer mission in Kenya is calling on the government to promptly publish all results forms of the disputed Aug. 8 vote. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has claimed that the election was rigged in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second term. The EU mission statement on Wednesday says the timing of the release 2

August 16, 2017 6:42 AM Five Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush

Nairobi - Five police officers were killed on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area. The attack occurred in Ijara, in the county of Garissa, and led to a firefight between the officers - two of whom escaped - and their assailants 2

August 15, 2017 9:00 PM Why NASA postponed election results briefing

A delay by the electoral commission to provide all requested documents to facilitate verification of the presidential results reportedly prompted Opposition leaders to postpone their briefing yesterday. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was unable to immediately furnish the National Super Alliance (NASA) with all the forms 34A that detail

August 15, 2017 8:33 PM Nandi County makes history by electing youth and women

The electorate in Nandi County made history in last week’s General Election by overlooking cultural beliefs and sycophancy to entrust leadership on youthful candidates, some of them women. The wind of change began blowing during party primaries where Mr Stephen Sang, 32 – now governor-elect – trounced political heavyweights, including former Cabinet 1

August 15, 2017 6:27 PM UN concerned over shooting of Kenyan protesters

Nairobi - The United Nations human rights chief says he is concerned about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters opposing results of the country's presidential election. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said on Tuesday that the government has the responsibility to ensure that security forces exercise restraint. The Kenya National

August 15, 2017 4:17 PM Baby injured in Kisumu after riots dies

A six-month old infant, who had slipped into a coma after sustaining head injuries after being allegedly hit by a police officer in Kisumu County has died. The family of Samantha Pendo, who was injured when police stormed houses in Kisumu City’s Nyalenda slum “in pursuit of rioters,” said she died at 5pm Tuesday. “I demand justice for my daughter. She was not protesting

August 15, 2017 8:48 AM Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago says NASA helped him get re-elected

Uasin Gishu governor-elect Jackson Mandago has praised the National Super Alliance for helping him to retain his seat. Mandago, who garnered 191,467 votes against Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop 'Buzeki' (148,121) in the just-ended polls, said his endorsement by the Opposition camp boosted his campaign. "I want to congratulate the NASA team for saying 'Mandago 1

August 15, 2017 5:05 AM Edgy Kenya awaits Odinga’s next move

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | When Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga speaks to supporters Tuesday, his words have the power to ease or deepen the crisis triggered by his rejection of last week’s election result. The 72-year-old insists he is the rightful winner of a “stolen” election that handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. But after 2

August 14, 2017 8:42 PM Kenyan opposition leader urges followers to skip work Monday

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent demonstrations as unlawful and urged Kenyans to return to their jobs. Odinga spoke on Sunday to a cheering crowd in Nairobi's 1