Kenya polls valid, not 'perfect'

2013-04-16 15:27

Kenyan presidential elections won by Uhuru Kenyatta were marred by problems but overall were acceptable, the country's highest court says, detailing its decision last month to uphold the results.

Kenyatta takes oath as Kenyan president

2013-04-09 13:12

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn as Kenya’s fourth president to cheers from tens of thousands of supporters, despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial.

US to attend Kenyatta's inauguration

2013-04-05 09:25

The US says its ambassador will attend Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in as Kenya's new president next week. The UK is set to announce if its high commissioner will attend.

Kenya's Odinga - tech fail led to fraud

2013-03-27 22:12

Lawyers challenging Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the Kenyan presidential election say new technology meant to counter fraud had broken down, leading to a manipulated vote count.

Kenya court orders vote recount

2013-03-25 22:40

Kenya's Supreme Court has ordered a recount of votes cast at 22 polling centres, after presidential elections in which a second-round run off was only avoided by the narrowest of margins.

Ousted Kenyan leader delays petition

2013-03-15 12:05

The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result, officials say.

Kenyatta's charges lead him to victory

2013-03-11 16:23

Far from having been a handicap, Uhuru Kenyatta's indictment for crimes against humanity galvanised his supporters, giving the already formidable machinery of his coalition the edge, analysts say.

Zuma congratulates new Kenya president

2013-03-09 16:33

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the newly elected president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru Kenyatta aiming to avoid run-off

2013-03-08 11:28

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is holding to a slim lead over his rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga, with his vote tally hovering around the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff in the country’s presidential race.

ICC postpones trial of Kenyatta

2013-03-07 22:23

The International Criminal Court has postponed the trial of Kenya presidential election frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta.

Rigging claims throw Kenya vote into chaos

2013-03-07 12:49

Kenya's critical presidential election has plunged into further disarray after the party of one of the leading candidates alleged vote-rigging and demanded that the count be halted.

Technology fails in Kenya poll

2013-03-07 10:46

Kenya has resorted to choppers to fly officials carrying results from the presidential poll, let down by new technology aimed at avoiding violent disputes.

UK interfering in Kenya vote – Kenyatta

2013-03-06 13:45

Uhuru Kenyatta, who is leading in Kenya's presidential race, has accused former colonial master Britain of interfering in the country’s elections.

Kenyatta holds lead as vote count continues

2013-03-06 08:39

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international trial for crimes against humanity is holding a steady lead as votes continue to be tallied from Kenya’s presidential elections.

Kenya: Number of spoilt ballots 'worrying'

2013-03-05 13:25

Kenya's electoral commission chairperson Isaak Hassa says the number of so-called spoiled ballots – votes that won't be counted for not complying with election rules is "quite worrying".


17 killed in Mombasa attacks

2013-03-05 09:22

Attacks during the Kenyan elections have claimed the lives of 17 in Mombasa. Machete-wielding attackers struck at least four locations. Watch.

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Kenya polls: Kenyatta takes early lead

2013-03-05 07:55

Uhuru Kenyatta has opened an early lead as Kenya continues the count in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people.

Kenya polls peaceful bar cop killings

2013-03-04 22:12

Long lines of Kenyans have queued from long before dawn to vote in the first election since violence torn polls five years ago.

Shabaab urges Muslims to boycott Kenya vote

2013-03-04 14:42

Somali militants linked to al-Qaeda have urged Muslims to boycott Kenya's presidential election and wage jihad against the Kenyan military which sent troops into Somalia in late 2011 to help crush the rebels.

Historic Kenyan polls draining profits

2013-03-04 13:25

As Kenyans take to the ballot, the country's lucrative tourism industry is feeling the pinch over fears of election violence.

Machete-wielding gangs linked to Kenya attacks

2013-03-04 12:00

The death toll from attacks in Kenya's port city of Mombasa has reached 15 amid reports that the attacks are linked to a separatist movement .

Kenya polls: Tensions high in Mombasa

2013-03-04 09:23

Tensions are high in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, where an ambush blamed on a separatist movement killed five police officers hours before the opening of polling stations, police say.

Several cops killed as Kenya polls open

2013-03-04 07:26

Polls have opened in Kenya for hard-fought elections amid reports that several policemen have been killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa.

Contentious quotes upend Kenya vote

2013-03-03 07:28

Kenya's top two presidential candidates have held their final rallies before large and raucous crowds.

Kenya's complex elections

2013-03-01 16:07

Kenyans will vote six times on 4 March in general elections, including in presidential and parliamentary polls. Here is a summary of the polls.


Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn as Kenya's fourth president on Tuesday to cheers from tens of thousands of supporters. See all the pictures.

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Kenya's divided tribes backed Kenyatta

2013-04-08 09:17

In Kenya's Rift Valley, divided tribes all backed the man set to be sworn-in as the new president of the country, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenyatta apologises for judges gaffe

2013-03-28 13:12

Kenya's president-elect, whose victory is being challenged in the Supreme Court, has apologised for comments in which he seemed to dismiss the judges as "some six people" who will "decide something or other".

US citizens in Kenya told to be cautious

2013-03-26 16:53

The US embassy in Kenya has warned its citizens of possible unrest this weekend when the Supreme Court is due to rule on a legal challenge to the outcome of the presidential election by losing candidate Raila Odinga.

Odinga takes poll defeat challenge to court

2013-03-16 17:00

Defeated Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed a legal challenge to the election result, alleging that electoral authorities had colluded with his rivals.

Online insults erupt in Kenya after vote

2013-03-15 08:32

Tribal lines are being drawn over who won Kenya's presidential election as supporters take their fight online.

Kenya: Defeated Odinga to challenge vote

2013-03-11 12:22

Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, is preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials say.

Kenya race coming down to the wire

2013-03-08 12:46

Kenya's drawn-out race for president is coming to the wire, with the leading candidate hovering right at the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff with his top challenger.

Tense Kenya vote count enters final stretch

2013-03-08 09:25

Presidential frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta is holding the lead as the vote count in Kenya’s election enters the final, nail biting stretch.

Kenya poll chief denies vote tampering

2013-03-07 22:00

Kenya's electoral commission chief has dismissed allegations of vote-rigging, saying it was not possible the results of the presidential poll had been doctored.

Stop vote tally, Odinga's running mate says

2013-03-07 11:32

Raila Odinga's running mate in Kenya's presidential election says the ballot count lacks integrity and should stop, comments that could inflame a largely peaceful election so far.

Frustration after Kenya vote count delays

2013-03-06 18:51

The party of Kenyan presidential frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta has described as suspect the inclusion of a mountain of spoiled ballots in results.

Kenya final vote result 'expected soon'

2013-03-06 09:10

Kenyan authorities hope to deliver the final outcome of a presidential vote after partial results gave a lead to a politician wanted in The Hague over tribal violence following the last election in 2007.

Kenya runoff likely after ballot decision

2013-03-05 23:27

A decision on the more than 325 000 rejected ballots in the just ended Kenyan elections has made it appear likely the polls will be decided in a runoff.


Kenya awaits poll results

2013-03-05 10:03

See all the pictures as Kenya election officials count the vote and the nation awaits tense presidential poll results.

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Calm after Kenyan elections

2013-03-05 09:09

The Kenya electoral commission says there have been no further incidents of violence since the close of polls on Monday. Watch.

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Kenyans await poll results

2013-03-05 07:38

Eyes are now set on tallying after Kenyans turned out en masse for the first presidential poll since disputed results triggered a wave of bloodletting five years ago.

Reports of vote buying in Kenya elections

2013-03-04 15:28

There have been reports of alleged irregularities such as vote rigging at polling stations in several regions, as Kenyans vote in general elections.


Watch this video showing the massive queue of voters at a Nairobi polling station. Local reports indicated that long queues and isolated violence caused delays in voting.

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99 000 cops, 23 000 observers in Kenya polls

2013-03-04 13:03

More than 99 000 Kenyan police have been deployed to ensure the country’s vote is peaceful, and about 23 000 observers, including 2 600 international monitors, are watching the polls, officials say.

Kenya polls 'a test for nation's stability'

2013-03-04 10:19

Polling stations have opened up to Kenyans for a tense presidential election that will test whether the country can repair its damaged reputation after the tribal blood-letting that followed a 2007 poll.


Kenya elections

2013-03-04 08:58

Kenyan polling stations opened up for a tense presidential election race. See all the latest pictures.

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Kenyans pray for peace ahead of vote

2013-03-03 13:36

Kenyans are praying for peace the day before a national election that some fear could devolve into the same violence that engulfed the country in 2007.

US urges calm Kenya elections

2013-03-02 12:02

The United States says that that Kenya is facing a "historic opportunity" in next week's elections as it urged all Kenyans to vote peacefully for a new president.

Line up: Kenya presidential candidates

2013-03-01 13:51

Eight Kenyan presidential candidates are preparing for March 4 elections, the first since deadly post-poll violence five years ago.

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