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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.

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister Ruth to be charged over Kisumu protest

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga's sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission.

Leaders urge peace as Kenya barrels towards uncertain election

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga made calls Friday for election peace, while making veiled digs at each other on a day when the country celebrates its independence heroes.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyata snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for the Oct. 28 presidential vote re-run.

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.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be credible

One of Kenya’s eight election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible.

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the US.

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