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Kenyans await Supreme Court verdict on disputed presidential election

– – Kenyans are anxiously waiting for the country’s Supreme Court to deliver its verdict on Monday on a presidential election petition. The court will rule whether to uphold or nullify the result of last month’s presidential election. The ruling will be delivered by a seven-member panel chaired by a female Chief Justice Martha Koome. Opposition leader Raila Odinga who… Read More
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Kenya’s top court begins hearing presidential election petition

– – The presidential election petition challenging the outcome of Kenya’s August 9 presidential poll results has started. The full hearing opened on Wednesday with lawyers representing opposition presidential candidates Raila Odinga first presenting their case. The lawyers are seeking to nullify the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect. The judges gave them six hours to argue their case. Mr… Read More
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Kenya: Raila Odinga files legal challenge to election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday filed a legal challenge to results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court. He rejected the presidential election results announced last week by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto… Read More
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Kenya: Raila Odinga rejects presidential election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga has rejected the presidential election results announced on Monday by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto won the presidential election with 50.49% of the vote as against 48.5% secured by opposition… Read More
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Kenya election officials set to announce final results

– – Kenyan election officials are set to announce the final results of the country’s presidential poll. Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga are neck and neck in results reported so far by media. Slow progress by the electoral commission in tallying last week Tuesday’s vote has sparked anxiety in the country as citizens await to know… Read More
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Kenyans vote for a new president in crucial election

– – When Mr Ruto who voted in the town of Eldoret in the Rift Valley has pledged to accept the election result. He told the BBC that “I think for the first time in the history of multiparty democracy in Kenya, all the candidates have undertaken that they will accept the outcome of the results.” Voters are also choosing… Read More
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Kenya: 250,000 names of dead voters on register

– – An ongoing audit of Kenya’s voters’ register has found the names of nearly 250,000 deceased voters. Nearly half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records and more than 226,000 people were registered using documents that do not belong to them. The audit also detected that some voters had registered with invalid documents. In a statement,… Read More

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda suffers serious jolt in Kenyan Prosecutions

Kenya: Nearly a half of the witnesses the prosecution lined up in the two Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court have withdrawn, puncturing Ms Fatou Bensouda’s case. The ICC prosecutor had lined up 77 prosecution witnesses to testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Kass FM journalist Joshua Arap Sang. But of these, at least 30... Read More

Kenya plays hardball with envoys of countries backing the ICC case

ATLANTA — Kenya is punishing nations backing the International Criminal Court, where President Uhuru Kenyatta faces trial for crimes against humanity, by keeping those countries envoys in limbo while they wait for accreditation.  European nations had threatened to keep diplomatic contact with newly elected Kenyatta to a minimum due to the looming trial at The Hague-based court.  Read More

Fatou Bensouda ICC Prosecutor Statement on Westgate Mall attack in Kenya

BLANTYRE - The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, expresses her deep sympathy to the victims of the appalling attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi and to their families and the people of the Republic of Kenya. She prays that the hostages held in the mall have been safely delivered and for a swift end to this... Read More