Kenya police use tear gas on opposition protests over vote

2017-10-13 12:17

Police have used tear gas on protesters in Kenya's three largest cities after opposition leaders vowed to continue with demonstrations to press for electoral reforms despite a government ban.

Kenya: All previous candidates can run in fresh election

2017-10-12 11:59

All eight candidates for the Kenya presidential election that was annulled can participate in the new vote later this month, the election commission has announced.

Kenyan lawmakers approve changes to election law

2017-10-11 14:23

Kenyan lawmakers have approved amendments to the country's electoral law that have been criticised by the opposition and Western diplomats shortly before the fresh presidential election on October 26.

Kenya's disputed elections: The twists and turns

2017-10-11 11:15

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's withdrawal from a re-run of the presidential election, is the latest in a series of dramatic developments over the disputed vote.

Kenya police killed 35 in August poll violence: rights group

2017-10-09 15:38

Thirty-seven people were killed after Kenya's August elections, and all but two of the cases were caused by "excessive" force by police, a human rights watchdog has said.

Deep divisions over plan to change Kenya's election law

2017-09-28 14:02

Kenya's opposition has criticised a government move to amend the electoral law as it walked out of a meeting aimed at settling differences over the presidential re-run due next month.

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

2017-09-25 14:36

Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity. Instead, elections continue to offer up the hard choice between electoral credibility and political stability, writes The Conversation.

Kenya court blames election commission for botched vote

2017-09-20 13:47

Kenya's Supreme Court has placed the blame for last month's annulled presidential vote firmly on the country's election committee, in its full ruling detailing the judges' decision.

Kenya's opposition urges reform of electoral commission

2017-09-17 16:00

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga says the coalition he leads will hold nationwide campaigns to push for reforms of the electoral commission before the fresh presidential elections next month.

Credibility of Kenya's electoral body 'is seriously questionable'

2017-09-15 15:02

Kenya's electoral body must to be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month as its credibility to hold a free and fair vote "is seriously questionable", political analyst Benji Ndolo has said.


Top Africa stories: Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2017-10-13 07:25

An expert says Kenya is "unlikely going to hold" a free and fair presidential vote, and Zimbabwean police have launched a campaign to clear Harare’s streets of illegal vendors.

Kenya says yet to receive notice of Odinga's withdrawal

2017-10-12 10:33

Kenya's electoral authorities say they have not received formal notice that opposition leader Raila Odinga has quit the presidential race re-run set for October 26, so regarded all original candidates as still on the slate.

Kenya court allows opposition candidate to run in new poll

2017-10-11 13:01

A Kenyan judge has allowed a minor opposition candidate to run for president, a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from the rerun of the poll ordered by the Supreme Court.

Timeline: Kenya's turbulent presidential election process

2017-10-10 21:18

Kenya's main opposition leader Raila Odinga has surprised the nation by withdrawing his candidacy for the fresh presidential election set for later this month.

Kenya's talks collapse on how to conduct a fresh election

2017-09-29 08:13

Kenya's officials say talks have collapsed between the electoral commission, ruling party and opposition on how to conduct fresh presidential elections.

Politics, populism and the law: who really speaks for the Kenyan people?

2017-09-27 10:00

While Kenya's political leaders often adopt a populist approach to politics, it's not unimaginable that the courts could also pursue a populist path by claiming to speak for the people, writes The Conversation.

Kenya's police teargas opposition, ruling party supporters

2017-09-20 18:33

Kenya's police have tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.

Kenya's electronic voting system won't be ready, says French firm

2017-09-19 12:47

The electronic voting system due to be used in a re-run of Kenya's presidential poll will not be ready in time, the French biometrics firm behind it says.

Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

2017-09-17 07:00

Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-09-14 08:37

AfriForum says it won't be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, and riots have broken out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city.

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