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Three Kenya electoral commissioners quit

The conflict at Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) boiled over on Monday after half of its commissioners resigned "with immediate effect".

Kenya electoral chief Ezra Chiloba suspended

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

Clashes after 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

Four bodies were found in the streets of a Nairobi slum on Sunday with the discovery sparking clashes in a city on edge after clashes between opposition supporters and police turned deadly.

Kenyan apex court orders commission to grant opposition access to poll returns

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to give access to election returns to parties challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the October presidential election.

Kenyan politician files petition challenging poll results

A former Kenyan lawmaker and businessman on Monday filed a petition challenging a presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the latest legal battle to hit the drawn-out poll process.

Kenya braces for poll results in controversial election

Kenya's election board said it would announce Monday the winner of a highly contentious election, sparking fears of further violence in flashpoint opposition strongholds.

Kenya election board to announce poll results today

Kenya’s election commission said the result of a highly contentious presidential election will be announced on Monday afternoon, despite voting not taking place in 25 protest-hit constituencies.

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga calls for another election after boycott of repeat polls

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for another election after boycotting the repeat elections organised on October 26.

Kenya govt defends low turnout in ‘chaotic’ repeat polls

The Kenyan government says president Uhuru Kenyatta will have a mandate irrespective of the turnout in the chaotic October 26 presidential election re-run.

Kenya gripped by tension as Kenyatta leads in disputed poll

Kenya was stuck in a dangerous limbo Saturday as President Uhuru Kenyatta took an unassailable lead in a disputed poll that has sparked violent protests in which nine have died.

Presidential election rerun postponed in western Kenya

Kenya's electoral commission has postponed for the second time in two days the presidential election rerun in some parts of the country's western region over security concerns.

One dead as fresh protests erupt after Kenya’s divisive vote

One person was shot dead in fresh protests in western Kenya on Friday, further staining a presidential election marred by division, low turnout and violence.

Kenya’s opposition reject election re-run as “a sham”

Kenya’s opposition rejected the nation’s election re-run as “a sham” and said on Friday that plans to reorganise voting in its western strongholds where polls did not open risked provoking further violence and should be canceled.

Kenyan presidential election re-run turnout below 35% – IEBC

Results of Kenya’s presidential election re-run started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 per cent.

US urges Kenya parties to avoid violence

The United States expressed deep concern about the political crisis in Kenya on Wednesday and urged parties to resolve their differences over a disputed election without resorting to violence.

Kenya election: Voting begins in re-run amid tightened security

Security has been tightened in Kenya ahead of a controversial re-run of the presidential election which is being boycotted by the main opposition.

Boycott, protests and anxiety as Kenya returns to polls

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election Thursday, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country's electoral chief casting doubt on the poll's credibility.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says polls must be this week, despite doubts

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the re-run of the presidential election must go ahead as planned on Thursday, despite the chief electoral officer's recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible.

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