Kenya's Odinga says still possible to 'reconsider' vote pullout

2017-10-19 18:28

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has maintained that he could "reconsider" his decision to quit the country's troubled election race, provided there was "proper" headway on electoral reform.

Danger, uncertainty a week from Kenya's election

2017-10-19 16:26

Kenyans head to the polls next week for a second time this year after the Supreme Court overturned the August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya protesters attack election training site

2017-10-18 21:16

Protesters in western Kenya have thrown chairs and destroyed tents where a training camp was being set up for officials to prepare for this month's presidential election.

'Stop interfering in election,' Kenya polls chief warns leaders

2017-10-18 17:45

Kenya's election chief has warned leaders of the ruling party and opposition to stop interfering in the organisation of next week's polls.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be 'credible'

2017-10-18 09:47

One of Kenya's eight election commissioners has quit in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

Kenya high court suspends ban on opposition protests

2017-10-17 17:00

Kenya's high court has temporarily lifted a government curb on protests in three main cities, until a full hearing can be held on an opposition petition to scrap the ban entirely.

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters, say groups

2017-10-16 19:05

Two international human rights groups say Kenya's police attacked opposition supporters killing dozens and injuring scores following demonstrations by opposition supporters protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August.

US urges Kenya security forces to use restraint

2017-10-14 13:00

The State Department is urging Kenya's security forces not to use "unnecessary force" after police said they shot and killed two opposition protesters amid demonstrations for election reforms.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

2017-10-13 16:52

Kenyan police have said they shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used tear gas on rallies in the capital and elsewhere demanding reforms ahead of the new election.

Kenyan president 'unprofessional, divisive' - analyst

2017-10-13 10:01

A political analyst has accused outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta of being a "divisive leader" amid the country's political uncertainty following a contested election.


Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order

2017-10-19 17:26

A witness says police have fired rifles and tear gas to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters.

Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll

2017-10-18 21:16

Kenya's polls chief has cast doubt on his organisation's ability to hold a credible vote next week, pointing to internal divisions and interference by both major parties.

Kenya's opposition leader calls mass protests on election day

2017-10-18 20:35

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for mass protests on the day of the October 26 presidential election, in which he has refused to take participate.

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

2017-10-18 08:05

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on October 26.

Top Africa stories: Mogadishu, Kenya, Grace Mugabe

2017-10-17 07:11

Dirco says no South Africans among the more than 300 people killed in Mogadishu, Zim seems to be preparing for "VP" Grace Mugabe and YouTube lifts its ban on reed dance clips.

Protester shot dead in Kenya opposition stronghold: witness

2017-10-16 15:26

A young protester was shot dead in western Kenya as hundreds of opposition supporters again took to the streets demanding reforms ahead of a presidential election, witnesses have said.

Odinga 'ready to jump in' vote if Kenya reforms

2017-10-13 17:45

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga tells The Associated Press he is "ready to jump in the field" if the government and electoral commission accept his demands for reforms ahead of new presidential elections on October 26.

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.

'A free, fair election is unlikely in Kenya,' says an expert

2017-10-12 16:30

Kenya is “unlikely going to hold” a free, and fair presidential vote as they are too many challenges ahead of the election rerun later this month, says an expert.

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