Kenya MP faces contempt charge for ethnic comments

2017-07-21 20:00

Kenyan police have said they had arrested an opposition parliamentarian on suspicion of "ethnic contempt" over a public address he made ahead of next month's tight presidential election.

Official: Kenya unlikely to shut down internet during vote

2017-07-17 18:00

Kenya's government is "unlikely" to shut down the internet during next month's presidential elections but some social media might be shut down as needed, government officials say.

Kenya court cancels election ballot contract for Dubai firm

2017-07-08 09:04

Kenya's High Court has cancelled a contract for a Dubai-based firm to print ballot papers for next month's presidential election after the opposition, which claimed the firm is linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta, challenged the way it was issued.

Kenya president to skip televised election debates

2017-07-05 18:06

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will not take part in two planned televised debates with his main rival Raila Odinga ahead of the August 8 election, his party has said.

Kenya records five million new voters for August polls

2017-06-27 21:12

Kenya's election commission has announced that there would be five million new voters taking part in August polls, raising the stakes for incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his longtime rival Raila Odinga.

Kenya government 'hostile' to rights activists: report

2017-05-03 13:09

The government of Kenya is hostile towards human rights activists and organisations, according to a report that warned of safety concerns ahead of the country's August 8 elections.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's tenacious, veteran politician

2017-04-28 10:55

At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president - his fourth bid to become head of state.

Kenya leader warns against violence as poll fever hits

2017-04-20 19:27

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta warned Thursday against violence as election season gets into full swing, with chaotic party primaries already leading to bloody scuffles.

Kenya's new electoral commission sworn in

2017-01-20 15:18

Kenya's new electoral commission was sworn in to replace a team forced to quit after violent protests by opponents who accused them of bias, mismanagement and corruption.

Kenya opposition forms super alliance to unseat Kenyatta

2017-01-11 20:01

Kenya's main opposition leaders have announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.


Kenya court overturns ruling on presidential ballot contract

2017-07-20 18:01

Kenya's appeals court has quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory for the electoral commission less than three weeks before general elections.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga checked for signs of food poisoning

2017-07-10 08:30

Kenya's leading opposition leader, former prime minister Raila Odinga, has been taken to hospital with suspected food poisoning.

Kenya's main candidates pull out of televised election debate

2017-07-06 19:35

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his main rival Raila Odinga pulled out of two televised presidential debates ahead of August 8 elections, their parties have said.

EU warns of possible violence in Kenya presidential election

2017-07-03 17:57

The head of the European Union's election observer mission in Kenya says it's no secret there are concerns about possible violence in next month's presidential election.

EXCLUSIVE: Kenya's united opposition 'can't be ignored'

2017-06-09 08:23

Kenya’s united opposition NASA "is a force to reckon with", and it "cannot be ignored", as the east African country gears up for its presidential election, political analyst Benji Ndolo says in an exclusive interview with News24.

Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

2017-04-28 11:57

Kenya's opposition lined up behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls.

Kenya opposition names Raila Odinga as presidential candidate

2017-04-28 09:09

Veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named Kenya's opposition presidential candidate for August's elections, at a large rally in the capital Nairobi.

Spat over Kenyan electronic vote tender goes to court

2017-04-20 13:30

Six Kenyans have urged a court to suspend a controversial decision by election officials to scrap a tender process and directly procure an electronic voting system for the August polls.

Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

Kenyan president signs electoral law amid rigging fears

2017-01-10 09:31

Kenya's president has signed into law an amendment to the electoral law to allow manual voting and counting in elections as a backup, a move the opposition calls a back door to rigging this year's presidential vote.

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