Kenyan opposition figure Martha Karua petitions regional court to overturn presidential election

A leading Kenya opposition figure has petitioned the East African Court of Justice to overturn President William Ruto’s August election victory, a win that drew legal challenges but was upheld by the country’s top court. Martha Karua, a former justice minister who was the running mate to veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, on Friday submitted… Read More Kenyan opposition figure Martha Karua petitions regional court to overturn presidential election

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the August 9 election of William Ruto as president in a unanimous decision, Chief Justice Martha Koome said, throwing out a petition brought by opposition leader Raila Odinga. “This is a unanimous decision of the court … this court upholds the election of the first respondent (William Ruto) as… Read More Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga files challenge to presidential election result

Kenya’s veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a challenge to the results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court on Monday, his legal team said, sharpening a political clash that has gripped East Africa’s powerhouse. “What we did this morning is to file the online copy,” lawyer Daniel Maanzo told Kenyan television channel.… Read More Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga files challenge to presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as “null and void” the result of an August 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya’s democracy faces a long legal crisis. His first comments on the result came minutes after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their… Read More Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects presidential election result

Kenyan electoral body declares William Ruto as winner of presidential election

Kenya’s elections chief declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race on Monday but some senior election officials disowned the result, fuelling fears of widespread violence like that seen after previous disputed polls. Hailing the electoral commission as “heroes” after he was declared the winner, Ruto said: “There is no looking… Read More Kenyan electoral body declares William Ruto as winner of presidential election

Kenyans head to polls to vote in national elections

Kenyans voted in national elections on Tuesday, forming long queues at ballot stations in the heartlands of presidential frontrunners Raila Odinga and William Ruto, while elsewhere turnout was dampened by widespread voter apathy and frustration. Kenya is holding presidential, legislative and local elections at a time when its citizens are growing increasingly exasperated at surging… Read More Kenyans head to polls to vote in national elections

Kenya’s re-run election marred as opposition supporters clash with police

​ Kenyan opposition supporters clashed with police and threw up burning barricades on Thursday, seeking to derail an election rerun likely to return Uhuru Kenyatta as president of East Africa’s chief economic and political powerhouse. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a voter boycott were met… Read More Kenya’s re-run election marred as opposition supporters clash with police

Post-election protests leaves at least eleven dead in Kenya

Kenyan police have 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 surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. However, the NASA opposition coalition, led by four-time presidential hopeful Raila Odinga, put the death… Read More Post-election protests leaves at least eleven dead in Kenya