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Kenyatta and Kenyan judiciary trade accusations as tensions build

JOHANNESBURG, September 4 – The judiciary is under the spotlight as Kenya prepares for new elections after the country’s supreme court on Friday annulled the August 8 elections on the grounds that they were not run “consistently with the dictates of the constitution”. Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta […]

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Kenya’s bourse halts trading as stocks plunge after Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI, September 1 — Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday temporarily halted trading after key indices plunged following the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win. The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the Aug. 8 election after agreeing with Opposition leader Raila Odinga that polls were not free and fair. The court ordered new elections […]

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Kenyatta’s lawyer calls Kenya election annulment ‘political’

JOHANNESBURG, September 1 – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead counsel Ahmednassir Abdulahi has called the Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s elections on the basis they were not conducted according to the Constitution and Elections Act “political.” Abdulahi told the court that Kenyatta won by 1.4 million votes and called on the bench to release the […]

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Kenya schools shut after teachers flee terror

NAIROBI – ABOUT 20 schools have been forced to close in Kenya as teachers flee heightened insecurity following conflict in northeast of the country. Thousands of children are now out of school. This is the aftermath of disputed elections whose outcome has been deadly. Non-governmental organisations reported that non-local teachers had been fleeing conflict-torn areas […]