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Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

The court was offering a detailed ruling as to why it annulled the Aug 8 election and ordered a fresh presidential vote within 60 days.

Kenya to hold new presidential election on October 17

Kenya's electoral body on Monday set October 17 for a repeat of presidential elections following the directive from the Supreme Court on Friday last week.

Suspected militants kill 2 police in attack on Kenyan church

Kenya's police say two officers were killed when gunmen attacked them at a church they were guarding by Kenya's Indian Ocean coast.

Kenya media hail `bombshell` court ruling to annul vote

Kenya`s press on Saturday praised the Supreme Court decision to annul last month`s presidential poll as a hard-fought victory for the rule of law, and sign of a maturing democracy.

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Uhuru Kenyatta calls for calm

Kenya, a US ally in the fight against Islamists and a trade gateway to East Africa, has a history of disputed votes.

Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

After the August 8 poll, Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) charged that the transmission of electronic results to a national tallying centre was riddled with irregularities.

Kenya's Supreme Court declares presidential vote invalid, calls for new polls

Kenya's Supreme Court declares presidential vote invalid, calls for new polls

Kenya`s Supreme Court on Friday declared President Uhuru Kenyatta`s election win invalid due to irregularities committed by the election board and ordered a new vote in 60 days.

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy.

Africans held with cocaine worth Rs 40 crore in Delhi

"The 4-kg drugs consignment is suspected to be cocaine and is worth Rs 40 crore in the international market," a senior officer said.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Odinga has charged that the August 8 election was rigged in favour of Kenyatta through the hacking and manipulation of the electronic vote counting system.

UN rights chief urges Kenya to calm political climate peacefully

The UN human rights chief expressed concern about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters, and about reports of police brutality, leading to several deaths and injuries.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Violence also broke out in Nairobi's slum of Mathare, where tear gas and gunshots rang out all night.

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

Kenyan president wins second term

Kenyan president wins second term

 Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term as president of Kenya in this week's election, the electoral commission said on Friday amid opposition claims of fraud.

Kenya election results not due before Friday: Polls chief

Kenya election results not due before Friday: Polls chief

Kenya`s electoral commission said Thursday it only expects all presidential results to arrive at the national tallying centre by midday Friday for validation, and called for "restraint" from political parties.

Kenya election chief dismisses opposition hacking claims

There was no external or internal interference to the system at any point before, during or after voting.

Kenya election results hacked, says Opposition

In 2007, tallying was halted and the incumbent president declared the winner, triggering an outcry from Odinga`s camp and waves of ethnic violence that led to International Criminal Court charges against Kenyatta and his now-deputy

Kenya's president takes early lead after peaceful vote

First results began to come in on Tuesday night but a very close race means it might take three days before a winner emerges. Officially, election authorities have up to a week to declare the outcome.

Kenyan woman gives birth while waiting to vote

Kenyans are voting in six elections, including a too-close-to-call race between President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, and longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta urges peace on eve of tense election

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta urges peace on eve of tense election

On Tuesday Kenyans will cast ballots in six different elections, choosing governors, lawmakers, senators, county officials and women`s representatives in local races also rife with tension.