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KENYA POLITICS: Roselyn Akombe Flees to US Ahead of Presidential Election

KENYA POLITICS: Roselyn Akombe Flees to US Ahead of Presidential Election

Akombe, a member of the election board’s top panel, cited severe partisan political divisions among its eight members and the secretariat for her decision to leave.

“The commission has become a party to the current crisis. The commission is under siege,” Roselyn Akombe said in a statement issued from New York.

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KENYA POLITICS: Odinga Rejects Election Re-Run Date Without ‘Guarantees’

KENYA POLITICS: Odinga Rejects Election Re-Run Date Without ‘Guarantees’

“You cannot do a mistake twice and expect to get different results,” Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga told reporters. “A number of the officials of the commission should be sent home, some of them should be investigated for the heinous crimes they committed.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyan Politics, Judicial Activism and the Lessons for Africa

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyan Politics, Judicial Activism and the Lessons for Africa

The Petitioner, Mr. Raila Odinga, a former prime minister currently in his fourth run for the presidency following the decision of the court has been stunned to his marrows. In a brief remarks after the verdict was handed down, the taciturn septuagenarian captured his sentiments in the following words, “I am happy to be a Kenyan today. It is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension, the people of Africa. This is a precedent setting ruling, and the first in the history of African democratization for a ruling to be made by a court nullifying an irregular presidential election”.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Election Win Brings Protests and Deaths in Kenya

The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Kenya Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue. The men were killed during police anti-looting operations, the official added. Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said.

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KENYA POLITICS: ‘Massive Fraud’ in General Elections: Raila Odinga Claims

KENYA POLITICS: ‘Massive Fraud’ in General Elections: Raila Odinga Claims

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga claims, “Hackers gained entry into our election database” and “created errors.” “You can only cheat the people for so long. The 2017 general election was a fraud.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

KENYA POLITICS: Barack Obama in Kenya, Calls for Calm

Former US President Barack Obama said: “In Kenya’s election we have already seen too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides. But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal and ethnic hatred.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

KENYA POLITICS: Women Candidates Face Curses and Worse in Kenyan Elections

“They have called me a traitor and a prostitute,” Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere, 40-year-old said with a grin. “When elders cursed me, my mother cried for a week and begged me to leave politics.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

KENYA POLITICS: Chris Msando Murdered! Kenyans Demanding Speedy Probe

Chris Msando, the election board’s head of information, communication and technology, was found murdered on Monday. He had been tortured before he was killed. “This is not the time to allow a tragedy such as this to divide us, to turn brother against brother.” Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Recognizes Asians as Kenya’s 44th Tribe

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Recognizes Asians as Kenya’s 44th Tribe

In a Gazette notice dated July 22, 2017 President Uhuru Kenyatta termed the Kenyan Asian community an integral part of the national fabric.

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Ends US Election Education Program Ahead of Polls

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Ends US Election Education Program Ahead of Polls

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed money coming into Kenya in the guise of civic education is being used to influence Kenyans’ electoral decisions.

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AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

AFRICA: African States Fleeing International Criminal Court

South Africa, key backer of ICC, says it could no longer tolerate ICC denial of immunity to sitting leaders, thus the departure gates have been flung open.

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KENYA: Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Access To Information Bill

KENYA: Uhuru Kenyatta Signs Access To Information Bill

This bill is an important commitment in Kenya’s 2nd National Action Plan and is part of a larger set of initiatives to enable effective and accountable government in Kenya.

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KENYA: Philip Kinisu Quits As Anti-Graft Chief

KENYA: Philip Kinisu Quits As Anti-Graft Chief

Kenyan media report parliament’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee wanted lawmakers to ask Uhuru Kenyatta to set up a tribunal to force out Philip Kinisu.

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