IEBC

Kenya: Supreme Court Delivers Much-Awaited Full Ruling

[Nation] Supreme Court judges is Wednesday morning reading their full judgment stating reasons for the nullification of the August 8 presidential …

Judiciary

Kenya Supreme Court: 'No choice but to accept' opposition hacking claims

<b>Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) —</b> Kenya's highest court laid out its reasons for annulling last month's presidential election on Wednesday, condemning the country's voting authority for failing to give the court full access to its computer servers.<p>Justice Philomena Mwilu said that the Independent Electoral …

Africa

Kenya court blames polls commission for botched vote

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month’s annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the …

Government

Kenya heading for constitutional crisis

<b>By squarely blaming the electoral commission and its chairman for the failure of the presidential election, the Supreme Court has put the country on a collision course towards a constitutional crisis.</b><p>The decision to annul the ballot - unprecedented in Africa - was welcomed by many observers as a …

Raila Odinga

Judges - Why Uhuru Kenyatta's Victory Was Voided

[Nation] The Supreme Court has today given the detailed reasons behind its decision to nullify the outcome of the August 8 presidential election.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan Supreme Court Judges Explain Kenyatta's Annulled Victory

Nation, 20 September 2017<p>A Supreme Court judge has given his reasons for giving a dissenting opinion on the petition that quashed President …

Judiciary

Kenya: Election Body Officials Off The Hook

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati<p>Kenya — Commissioners and officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are breathing a …

Government

Kenya: IEBC Directed to Deploy Alternative on Oct 17 in Case Technology Fails

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Supreme Court has directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to put in place a complementary …

KISERO: Political turmoil might bring down Kenya’s fragile

In Summary<p>Whichever way you look at it, the events were a blatant attack on the independence of the Judiciary.<br>• We take predictable positions depending …

Kenya

Kenya’s Supreme Court: Here’s why we annulled the results of the presidential election. It was a mess.

NAIROBI — Kenya’s Supreme Court said Wednesday that lapses by the country’s electoral commission had compelled the justices to annul the results of last month’s presidential election, in which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.<p>The court has earned worldwide praise for its landmark …

World News

Report reveals errors on presidential poll forms

In Summary<p>It was also discovered that 41,541 forms 34As were used to announce presidential results.<br>• The report was prepared by Prof Elijah Omwenga and …

Kenya

Kenyan police fire teargas at Supreme Court protesters

Kenyan Supreme Court judges arrive for a hearing of a petition challenging the election result filed by the National Super Alliance coalition and …

News (South Africa)

Kenya’s election re-run might be postponed due to technical constraints

Nairobi — Kenya’s electoral commission is considering a proposal to postpone the re-run of last month’s annulled presidential election because of …

Business (South Africa)

Legal worries persist in Kenyan election re-run - Africa - RFI

“Any date after 1st November 2017 would be a violation of the constitution - it would lead the Republic of Kenya into a constitutional crisis,” says Isaac Okero, President, Law Society of Kenya.<p>Q&A: Isaac Okero, President, Law Society of Kenya<p>The re-run had originally been scheduled for 17 October, …

European News

Kenya Court Says It Nullified Election Over Possible Hacking

KIGALI, Rwanda — Kenya’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it had nullified last month’s presidential election because the voting may have been hacked, and accused the electoral commission of failing to verify results before announcing them.<p>It stopped short, however, of calling the vote rigged, …

News

Kenyan Supreme Court Faults Electoral Body Over Annulled Vote

Kenya’s electoral body failed to deliver the results of last month’s presidential election lawfully and provided explanations for the failure of its …

Business

African press review 20 September 2017 - Africa - RFI

Last August's Kenyan presidential election was clearly marred by irregularities, according to <i>Daily Nation</i> reports on the findings of a random survey carried out by a team of experts appointed by the Supreme Court.<p>Of the 30 constituencies selected, several tally sheets used to transmit the …

Africa

BBC News

Residents of Mathare - a Nairobi slum that saw clashes after election victory was initially given to President Uhuru Kenyatta - are "anxiously following" the Supreme Court hearing, Kenya's Ghetto Radio reports.<p>Before explaining the details of why the election was annulled, Kenya's Deputy Chief …

Africa

MATHIU: Hopefully, judgment will pacify voters

In Summary<p>The courts see themselves as having the duty to enforce constitutional principles and have in the past annulled elections.<br>• The Supreme Court …

Kenya

Kenya: Why Election Body Boss Wants Three ICT Officers Out

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati addresses journalists at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi, on September 1, 2017.<p>Independent Electoral and Boundaries …

Government

Kenya: Kenyatta Insists Fresh Election Must Be Held Within 60 Days

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday said he expects the fresh election to be held within the 60-day period set out in the Constitution after the …

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya: Election Re-Run in Doubt Amid Technology Issues and High Court Hearings

<i>Kenya's electoral commission is struggling to upgrade voter technology in time, while minority candidate Ekuru Aukos says he also wants to be</i> …

Elections

Governor Granton Samboja was not at KU student, court told

NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka attends the swearing-in ceremony of Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja (in red tie). PHOTO | FILE<p><b>By PHILIP</b> …

Kenya

NGUGI: When a court violates Constitution

In Summary<p>The court ordered a fresh poll when the physical ballots of the previous poll were available.<br>• IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has …

Judiciary

Kenya: Firm in Charge of Results System Throws Doubt on Poll Date

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba.<p>The possibility of the presidential election being held on October 17 was thrown into doubt …

Kenya: Tough Rules for Teachers in War On Exam Cheats

Tough punishment awaits teachers found guilty of abetting cheating in this year's national examinations, the government warned as it insisted that …

Education

Kenya: You're Afraid of Losing Again, Jubilee Tells Odinga

Nasa leader Raila Odinga.<p>President Kenyatta's Jubilee Party has accused the opposition of fearing fresh presidential elections as the National Super …

Raila Odinga

Death Threats, Electoral-Body Split Said to Threaten Kenya Vote

Death threats to top members of Kenya’s divided electoral body are threatening preparations for a rerun of last month’s annulled presidential …

Government

Op-Ed: Kenya’s struggle to execute a peaceful vote

Calls by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to remove and prosecute the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) team responsible for …

Raila Odinga

Kenyan opposition to rally for electoral reform

Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader who lost Kenya’s August presidential elections to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed to hold …

News (South Africa)