Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition is asking weak candidates to drop out of the race for elective positions. The move has triggered ... revolt in the coalition party ahead of the August’s elections.
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The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has granted media and civil society organisations permission to set up a parallel tallying ... centre that will collect and tabulate results from the August polls.
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto is a man who believes he has the best chance to succeed his boss of nine years President Uhuru Kenyatta. ... During his meteoric rise, he has turned the heat on institutions that he believes stand in his way. Like US President Donald Trump before him, Ruto accuses the media of protecting the 'deep state' and the system. Is he justified? Or is this a populist pose?
Although 22.1 million voters are registered for Kenya’s general polls in August, up from 19.6 million five years ago, only 39.84% of those ... voters are young people, says Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The polls body blames the low figures on economic hardships and corruption in the country that has discouraged the youth from engaging in the electoral process.
Hopes by the Kenyan government to raise extra revenue, through tax increases, to fund its billion-dollar budget were dashed by members of parliament. ... The legislators say the move would hit public agencies critical to delivering a free and fair election. But analysts say they are more likely fearful of angering the electorate ahead of polls.
Political analysts have billed this year’s election as one of the most competitive in Kenya’s history, pitting deputy president William Ruto ... against the godfather of opposition politics Raila Odinga. There is already fear that the cut-throat competition for the top seat might fail to produce an outright winner hence forcing a run-off.
Deputy President William Ruto is now facing rebellion from his Kenya Kwanza Alliance parties in the voter-rich Mount Kenya region over the blocking ... of candidates who are running for the parliament, senate and governor seats because they are not directly from his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. At the centre of the problem is Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua, whom many are referring to as a ‘dictator’.