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Kenya electoral chief Ezra Chiloba suspended

Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive Ezra Chiloba has been suspended.

Kenya’s Raila Odinga says he will not recognise President Kenyatta win

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says he will not recognise a win by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday's scheduled election re-run, as a political crisis gripping the East African country shows no sign of ending.

Kenyan election chief Ezra Chiloba takes leave

The chief executive of Kenya’s election board, who the opposition has demanded must be fired before a repeat presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26, said Friday he was taking three weeks of leave.

Kenya’s elections body says threats on officials will no longer be tolerated

Kenya’s electoral commission says it will not tolerate political threats and interferences from any party as they prepare to conduct repeat elections on October 26.

Kenyan court lifts ban on opposition protests imposed by the government

A Kenyan High Court has temporarily suspended a ban on opposition protests imposed last week by the government after a series of protests against the electoral commission.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta top agent Davis Chirchir responsible for bungling August poll – Raila...

Kenya’s National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition and presidential candidate Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta’s top agent Davis Chirchir of being behind the manipulation of the August 8th presidential election.

US says it’s ‘deeply concerned’ about Kenya’s political environment

The U.S. government is “deeply concerned” about the political environment in Kenya as police and protesters clashed ahead of its presidential election on Oct. 26, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Friday.

Kenyan opposition launch second protest against electoral commission officials

Kenyan police fired teargas at hundreds of opposition supporters in the capital Nairobi calling for the sack of some electoral commission officials.

Kenyan opposition demands resignation of electoral body chief

Kenya’s opposition National Super Alliance has threatened to stage street protests and prevent a rerun of last month’s annulled presidential election if the head of the country’s electoral authority refuses to step down.

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

Leaked memo reveals failings in Kenya’s election body

The chairman of Kenya’s election commission has written to the panel’s CEO, questioning a host of failings in the conduct of last month’s presidential poll, annulled by the Supreme Court.

Observers applaud Kenya vote amid pockets of protests

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.

Peace returns to Kenya after post-election protests

There was no interference in Kenya's election management system, the country's election commission chief said while rejecting the opposition's claims of hacking that were followed by deadly protests.

No signs of manipulation in Kenya vote – EU observers

The European Union election observer mission in Kenya said on Thursday it had seen no signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process.

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.

Election commission assures Kenyans ‘all is well’

The head of Kenya’s election commission assured Kenyans on Wednesday that “all is well”, countering claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga of “massive” vote fraud due to an overnight hack of the commission’s computer systems and databases.

Kenyan govt threaten to take action against social media agitators

Kenya’s acting interior minister threatened to take action on Wednesday against social media users spreading information that might endanger national security while the election commission collates the results of the elections.

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