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Kenya Election and Legitimacy as Raila Odinga Gives Conditions for re-run Election Participation

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to boycott the upcoming presidential election re-run scheduled for 17 October “without legal and constitutional guarantees” that the election would be conducted free and fair. Last week, the supreme court of Kenya cancelled the August presidential election, won by the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, because according to the court, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had committed “illegalities and irregularities” in the transmission of results. According to the court verdict, the…

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Kenya Election Nullification: Interpreting President Kenyatta`s “We Must Fix it’ Vows

Following the nullification of his re-election by the supreme court on Friday, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed, a day after, to “fix“ the judiciary of his country. According to the president, who intimated that he totally disagreed with the verdict of the court, but will respect it, the court has “a problem,” which he promised to “fix” if re-elected. Following allegations of frauds, the Supreme court of Kenya on Friday declared the last month`s presidential poll…

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Nullifies President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Re-Election

In an unprecedented move, the supreme court in Kenya has unequivocally nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a new presidential election within 60 days. The verdict of the supreme court means that the newly re-elected incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta who was declared the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes, will have to step aside, pending the outcome of the fresh pool. Delivering its judgment on Friday, a six-judge bench, by majority decision, intimated that…

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Kenya: To Reduce Or Not To Reduce The Salary Of The MPs?

The moves by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) of Kenya to cut the salaries of the country`s MPs have been met with a strong resistance by some newly elected Kenyan MPs. The plan, which was tabled in June and supported by President Uhuru Kenyatta, would see a reduction of Kenya’s public sector wages by 35%. However, many newly elected MPs have rejected the plan and accused the SRC of   “unfairly targeting MPs“ and systematically reducing the MPs…

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