IEBC

Kenya: Opposition's Role in Government Derails Unity Talks

Nasa leaders Raila Odinga (right) and Kalonzo Musyoka address the media at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi on September 8, 2017.<p>Foreign diplomats …

Africa

Kenya:Electoral Body Starts Post-Poll Assessment to 'Salvage Image'

[Nation] Smarting from a disputed presidential election eventually won by Jubilee's Uhuru Kenyatta last October, the electoral commission has …

Government

Kenya: How Judges Endured Harsh Words, Threats for Carrying Out Their Work

Judges have in the past one year endured harsh words and, in some instances, threats for carrying out their work.<p>From threats of "we shall revisit" …

Agenda 4: Forgotten trigger of poll violence

In Summary<p>Formally, the negotiations were known as the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation (KNDR).<p>Mr Annan was leading the African Union’s …

Africa

Kenya:I'm Misunderstood - Polls Boss Wafula Chebukati

(Photo: Dennis Onsongo/The Nation)When he was vetted by Parliament for the chairmanship of the electoral commission, Wafula Chebukati knew exactly …

The World Was A Mess In 2017. Here's How We Reported It.

From ISIS's apparent defeat to nationalism's resurgence to women's voices finally being heard as they said "me too," the world seemed more turbulent than ever in 2017. BuzzFeed World was there.<p>For more Best of 2017 content, click here!

World News

How to Undermine a Democracy

New voting technologies promise to make elections worldwide more credible. Yet as Kenya’s elections have proven, they’re no match for a broken political system.<p><i>This article is edited from a story shared exclusively with members of The Masthead, the membership program from</i> The Atlantic. Find out …

Africa

Unprecedented Election Season Defines 2017 for Kenya

Kenya's months-long political roller coaster finally came to an end in November, when President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for his second term.<p>After …

Raila Odinga

Kenya: You Are Ruining Your Legacy, US tells Opposition Leader

Nasa leader Raila Odinga talks to journalists.<p>The United States of America on Tuesday warned Nasa leader Raila Odinga that he risks ruining his …

Africa

You are ruining your legacy, US tells Raila

In Summary<p>Mr Yamamoto repeatedly praised Mr Odinga’s political record and his commitment to achieving reforms in Kenya.<br>• Mr Yamamoto said President …

Kenya

OPANGA: Beaten and divided, Nasa must redefine and rebrand

Blogs<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Posted 18 Hours Ago<p>Beaten and divided, Nasa must redefine and rebrand itself better than RESIST<p>In …

Kenya

Kenyan police accused of rape in opposition strongholds after elections, says HRW

Security forces in Kenya assaulted and raped civilians in opposition strongholds after the August elections, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) …

Africa

Kenya: Supreme Court Explains Why It Upheld Kenyatta's Win

Chief Justice David Maraga, with Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu at the Supreme Court on November 14.<p>Nairobi — The Supreme Court has ruled that …

Judiciary

Kenya: Issues Supreme Court Will Determine in Poll Petitions

Supreme Court Justices.<p>The Supreme Court will today give the full judgment dismissing two election petitions filed to challenge the outcome of the …

Swearing in unofficial president is "treason", Kenya attorney general says

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swearing in an alternative president of Kenya would be an act of treason, the country’s attorney general said on Thursday, days before an opposition leader expects to be inaugurated by an unofficial people’s assembly.<p>Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai speaks during a press …

Africa

Swearing in unofficial president is 'treason', Kenya attorney general says

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swearing in an alternative president of Kenya would be an act of treason, the country's attorney general said on Thursday, days before an opposition leader expects to be inaugurated by an unofficial people's assembly.<p>Such an inauguration would worsen the rifts opened by an …

World News

Raila tells off US over his oath plan

In Summary<p>After the prayers, a total of 16 bodies were removed from the mortuary and ferried to various destinations for burial.<p>Majority of the …

Kenya

Kenya:Raila Odinga Tells Off U.S. Over His Swearing-in Plan

[Nation] National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has told off western countries that are against his swearing-in as the the 'people's …

Africa

Kenya: Odinga Meets Kin of Victims of Post-Poll Chaos at City Mortuary

Raila Odinga (third left) and other Nasa leaders attend prayers for people who were killed during post-poll chaos at the City Mortuary in …

Africa

African press review 4 December 2017

The race for the presidency of South Africa's ruling ANC enters a crucial phase this week, with Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma still neck …

Africa

Kenya’s election is over. But the rage of the marginalized is only growing.

<i>Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer and award-winning political cartoonist in Kenya.</i><p>This week Kenyans are going through a replay of their disastrous 2007 election, only in super-slow motion. A decade ago, the country endured a disputed election in which the incumbent …

Opinion

Kenya deeply divided

After the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta, many Kenyans are hoping for peace. But it seems unlikely that the government and opposition will be able to …

Africa

Uhuru's inauguration speech in full

Your Excellencies, Visiting Heads of State and Government;<p>Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners;<p>Distinguished Guests;<p>Ladies and …

Africa

Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta's Inauguration Speech in Full

President Uhuru Kenyatta as he takes the oath of office.<p>Your Excellencies, Visiting Heads of State and Government;<p>Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and …

Africa

Raila’s resolve to ‘steal’ limelight from Kenyatta’s inauguration

Nasa leader's parallel rally is a big concern.

Kenya

Electoral cycle is over but Uhuru must not assume that all is well; Nasa is not done yet

Government would not want to arrest Mr Odinga and risk the wrath of multitudes

Kenya

Supreme Court put busybodies, ghosts firmly in their place

A Supreme Court petition is no pauper’s game.

Kenya

Kenya: Polls Boss Chebukati Brushes Off Resignation Call

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and his team at a past function.<p>The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wednesday dismissed calls …

Raila Odinga

We Won't Resign, Says Kenya's Electoral Body Chief

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chabukati says they are waiting for the court's full judgment to finalise the …

Kenya: Democracy's High Cost as Polls Hit Over U.S.$600 Million

After spending more than Sh70 billion in this year's General Election and repeat presidential poll, Kenyans are waking up to the price they have to …

Africa