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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: Kenyatta Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was ‘Coup’

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Says Supreme Court Election Ruling Was ‘Coup’

Kenyatta said he would respect the court’s decision but said it subverted the will of the people.

“We have reversed everything in this country by the decision of a few people. I don’t know how history will judge these gentlemen,” he said. “The citizen has been told he does not have a voice … If that is not dictatorship, then I don’t know what to say.”

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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: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

KENYA POLITICS: Here’s What Kenyatta Said About the Election Overturned By Court

“We shall revisit this thing. We clearly have a problem,” he said, referring to the judiciary,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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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: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

KENYA POLITICS: International Observers Give Kenya Election Thumbs Up

John Kerry, the former U.S. Secretary of State heading the Carter Center observer mission said: “The process that was put in place is proving its value thus far. Kenya has made a remarkable statement to Africa and the world about its democracy and the character of that democracy. Don’t let anybody besmirch that.”

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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: 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: Margaret Kenyatta Pleads to Women to Re-Elect Uhuru

KENYA POLITICS: Margaret Kenyatta Pleads to Women to Re-Elect Uhuru

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged women in the Rift Valley to help her accomplish her dream of securing maternal health in the country by re-electing President Kenyatta.

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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: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

KENYA POLITICS: 300 Lawsuits Distract IEBC as Election Looms

Paul Mwangi, head of Odinga’s legal team, said he had lost count of cases they had filed against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection

KENYA POLITICS: $12m Sigiri Bridge Collapses After Uhuru Kenyatta Inspection

During President Kenyatta’s tour, area MP Ababu Namwamba said the bridge was a blessing to residents since it would significantly reduce deaths and make it easier for people to access markets, schools and hospitals on either side.

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KENYA POLITICS: 2017 Madaraka Day: Uhuru Kenyatta Full Speech

KENYA POLITICS: 2017 Madaraka Day: Uhuru Kenyatta Full Speech

Uhuru Kenyatta, 2017 Madaraka Day: “Fellow Kenyans, I call upon you to always be careful and not allow those who would wish to destroy our peaceful nation.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Launches Campaign Amid Concern Over Violence

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Launches Campaign Amid Concern Over Violence

“We are determined to ensure that we conduct our elections peacefully,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the crowd. “We have no intention to insult, obstruct, abuse our opponents … Peace now, peace during and peace after the election.”

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KENYA POLITICS: Opposition Alliance Aims to Unseat Ruling Party

KENYA POLITICS: Opposition Alliance Aims to Unseat Ruling Party

Raila Odinga will, for the second consecutive time, challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta in a repeat of the 2013 election which he lost in the first round.

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KENYA POLITICS: Uhuru Kenyatta to Doctors: Resume Work

KENYA POLITICS: Uhuru Kenyatta to Doctors: Resume Work

“In hospitals, we have been able to install X-ray machines, Dialysis machines and even others in the short time that we have been in power,” Kenyatta said

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KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

KENYA POLITICS: Court Frees Doctors’ Leaders Jailed During Health Sector Strike

Appellate Judge Wanjiru Karanja said the seven officials would be released immediately. She said the parties in the labor dispute had seven days to find a resolution.

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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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KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Launches Assault On Odinga Campaign Strategy

KENYA POLITICS: Kenyatta Launches Assault On Odinga Campaign Strategy

“The watchdoctor is shameless,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said to a standing ovation.

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