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Kenyan Supreme Court ruling and democracy in Africa

As expected, the Supreme Court’s annulment of Kenya’s August 8 presidential election over “irregularities and illegalities” has provoked mixed reactions

Kenyatta disagrees with a Supreme Court decision

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Friday that he disagreed with a Supreme Court decision invalidating his re-election and calling for fresh elections, but vowed to respect it.

Five facts about the Kenyan election

Though it is seen as the most democratic country in east Africa, Kenya is on a knife-edge because its opposition coalition is claiming election results are being rigged.

Kenya opposition demands Odinga be ‘declared president’

Kenya's main opposition coalition demanded on Thursday that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election that has already led to angry protests over fraud claims.

Kenyan poll chief confirms failed attempt to hack election

Kenya’s election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week’s vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday.

Jittery Kenya awaits final election results after disputed poll

A jittery Kenya awaits final poll results Thursday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people in election-related violence.

Kenya rights commission questions some provisional vote tallies

The Kenya Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday that it had discovered some discrepancies in an initial comparison between provisional results announced by the election commission and paper forms signed at polling stations by party agents.

Police tear-gas chanting Odinga supporters

Kenyan police fired tear-gas on Wednesday at a group of 100 chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, shortly after their political leader claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections, a Reuters witness said.

Kenyatta surges ahead, Kenya opposition claims polls ‘hacked’

President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared headed for re-election Wednesday but his rival Raila Odinga claimed a massive hacking attack had manipulated results, ratcheting up tensions in east Africa's richest economy.

Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenya election – opposition

Hackers used the identity of a murdered official to rig the results of the Kenyan election, an opposition leader has claimed.

Odinga warns of rigging ahead of Kenya election

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned against rigging the result of the general election, just two days before Kenyans cast their votes.

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Fake Buhari UN speech in circulation – Presidency

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Liverpool held to 1-1 draw by stubborn Burnley

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Suspected kidnappers kill expatriate, policeman, one other in Kogi

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Police arrest sixth suspect linked to London underground attack

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