Pressure grows on Kenyan opposition to concede election defeat

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Aug 13 : Kenya was largely quiet today following violence in the aftermath of elections, as opposition leader Raila Odinga came under growing international pressure to concede defeat. The election commission on Friday declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential poll by 1.4 million votes. International observers said Tuesday’s election […]

Kenyan president re-elected, opposition rejects result

By Duncan Miriri and Maggie Fick NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya, Aug 11 : Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, the election commission announced today, but the opposition rejected the result saying the process was undermined by fraud. Kenyatta got 54.3 percent of Tuesday’s vote, ahead of rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.7 percent, […]

In Kenya opposition hotbed, election anger boils over

By Maggie Fick KISUMU, Kenya, Aug 9 : Hundreds of men took to the streets of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold and centre of major political unrest a decade ago, to vent their rage today over provisional results that put President Uhuru Kenyatta well ahead in Kenya’s election race. The frustration of the crowd, most of […]

Kenya election count puts president in lead, Odinga says massive fraud

By Duncan Miriri and Rajiv Golla NAIROBI, Aug 9 : – President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Kenya’s election but opposition leader Raila Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud. The election commission said the voting process was free and […]

Kenyans stockpile food, police get first aid kits ahead of vote

By Maggie Fick KISUMU, Kenya, Aug 7 : Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water today and police prepared first emergency aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, who lost elections in 2007 and 2013, has already […]