Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second and final term in Kenya's controversial election re-run, is the son of the country's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite.
Below are key dates since post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008 left more than 1 100 people dead, the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963:
Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is taking his fourth tilt at the presidency in next week's election.
The son of Kenya's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite, Uhuru Kenyatta hopes to win a second and final five-year term in elections on August 8.
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.
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.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has commuted the sentences of 2 747 death row inmates, who will now serve life in prison.
Doctors have reportedly ordered former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki to remain in South Africa for a week after he was discharged from hospital following surgery.
Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is responding well to treatment after being admitted to a South African hospital, doctors say.
Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.
Kenya's election commission is defending the country's electronic voting system as secure, saying there were "no interferences before, during and after" Tuesday's election.
Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is hoping to go one better than his father in Tuesday's presidential election.
Fears of the violence in Kenya's upcoming election could be attributed to the collapse of the ICC case against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, who are running mates in Tuesday's election, the opposition claims.
Ten years after her husband was killed in post-election violence and she was chased off her land, Peninah Wahito is still living as a squatter in Kenya's Rift Valley..
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.
The Kenyan agency that regulates non-governmental groups says it has terminated the operations of the US-funded International Foundation for Electoral Systems in the east Africa country
Despite some criticism, the screening of 50-odd judges and nearly 300 magistrates was a remarkable achievement. But Kenya's new Chief Justice has some cleaning up left to do, writes Jan van Zyl Smit.
Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.
Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has been flown to South Africa for medical treatment, reports say.
A Kenyan nurse has been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion on a young woman that led her to death.
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