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Training of IEBC officials disrupted in parts of Nyanza

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga says he is ready to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Supreme Court rules IEBC Chair can't edit presidential results

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Raila accuses Jubilee of sponsoring violence against Nasa

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Poll losers pushing for dialogue are cowards – JP MPs

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Ekuru Aukot seeks Raila’s support ahead of repeat presidential election

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Raila accuses Jubilee, police of protecting youths to disrupt NASA rally in Laare, Meru

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DP Ruto assures of security during election
Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that security will be beefed up during next week’s presidential election. While campaigning in Migori, Kisii and Kericho counties Ruto accused NASA leaders of stoking ethnic hatred.   Read More ...
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Unrest in Amani National Congress party over change of secretary general
Trouble is brewing at the Amani National Congress (ANC) after it emerged that a petitioner had stopped the appointment of Barrack Muluka as party’s secretary general. On Thursday last week, Party leader Musalia Mudavadi wrote a letter to the Registrar of Political parties Lucy Ndung’u asking her office to replace ANC secretary general and Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi with Muluka. In the letter, Mudavadi said the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) and the parliamentary group members had ratified the move that sanctioned Osotsi’s removal from the office   Read More ...
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Training of IEBC officials disrupted in parts of Nyanza
The electoral commission may be forced to call off the presidential election in constituencies affected by violence and threats against its staff. IEBC vice chair Cornie Maina says the commission is assessing the security situation after goons stopped the training of election officials in Siaya county and trainees skipped sessions out of fear of attacks by NASA supporters.   Read More ...
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Nasa leader Raila Odinga says he is ready to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta
With the current political stalemate, there have been mounting calls for both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga to talk and end the standoff. But for most part, they have had their guns trained on each other. This is despite in the past, sharing pleasantries, warm words, embraces, and sometimes a solemn vow to a truce. Nasa leader Raila Odinga now says he’s ready to sit on the table, but will only discuss free and fair elections. President Uhuru kenyatta on his part has already ruled out discussions with the Nasa leader, saying it was up to the people of Kenya to choose their leader   Read More ...
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Deputy President Wiliam Ruto takes vote hunt to Migori, Kisii, Kericho Counties
Deputy President Wiliam Ruto has challenged the National Super Alliance flag bearer Raila Odinga to “man up” and face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat polls if he truly believes in democracy. Ruto addressing a Jubiee rally at Kericho Moi gardens, Ruto said that Raila is in no position to dictate terms concerning the coming presidential elections while maintaining that his unreasonable demands are dividing Kenyans. Ruto added that the jubilee team is ready to face the opposition in the 26th October presidential poll.   Read More ...
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Supreme Court rules IEBC Chair can't edit presidential results
The national returning officer in a presidential election cannot edit or correct errors on presidential election results, the supreme court has decided. The Court says the role of the said returning officer is simply to tally, verify and announce the results even if they have errors. And as NTV’s Brenda Wanga reports, the court however directs that the returning officer ought to notify the public of the discrepancies before declaring the winner.   Read More ...
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Raila accuses Jubilee of sponsoring violence against Nasa
NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga has condemned the violence witnessed in Laare area of Igembe North sub county ahead of their planned visit to the region. Odinga is pointing an accusing finger at State Agencies whom he says were following accuses orders from the Jubilee Leadership to cause havoc causing havoc. He says such moves will not disrupt their message to Kenyans.   Read More ...
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Odinga to announce 'next course of action' on Friday
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya’s election body. The National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition had earlier said the protests would resume on Wednesday after pausing for a day in a tribute to the victims. “In honour of the innocent victims of the state, our protests will stay suspended   Read More ...
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Stop using teargas on protesters, MP Kutuny tells police
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny yesterday told the government to stop teargassing and shooting anti-IEBC demonstrators. Kutuny, who addressed a press conference at Parliament Buildings, instead called on acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and the police service to change tack, saying opposition chief Raila Odinga “thrives in anarchy and violence”. He called on police to stop using excessive force when dealing with demonstrators, noting that police brutality does not augur well with communities living in cosmopolitan areas, including his Trans Nzoia county   Read More ...
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Supreme court denies Chebukati powers to amend election results incase of errors
The supreme court has upheld a court of appeal decision in June this year declaring that presidential election results declared at the constituency level are final. Effectively denying IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati the powers to amend errors on election results. Justice Philomena Mwilu while delivering the majority decision of five judges with justice Jackton Ojwang giving a concurring opinion ruled that incase of discrepancies in forms 34a and 34b Chebukati should notify the public,announce the results and leave the matter to the supreme court.   Read More ...
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DP Ruto assures Kenyans of security at polling stations during the Election Day
Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that security will be beefed up in all polling stations during the October 26th repeat presidential election to ensure no one is stopped from exercising their constitutional right. Speaking during a campaign tour of Migori, Kisii and Kericho counties,Ruto warned the opposition against any attempts to bar voters from participating in the election. The Jubilee leaders also accused nasa leader Raila Odinga of fanning ethnic divisions and violence to advance his agenda to torment a political crisis in the country.   Read More ...
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Poll losers pushing for dialogue are cowards – JP MPs
Politicians who lost in the August 8 polls do not have the mandate to push for dialogue between the government and the opposition, some Jubilee legislators have said. The MPs from Kiambu and Nairobi counties on Sunday said those calling for dialogue on election reforms are “cowards looking for refuge in the opposition”. Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said, “Raila challenged presidential election at the Supreme Court   Read More ...
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DP Ruto asks Raila Odinga to challenge him in 2022 presidential race
Deputy President William Ruto has challenged Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to face him in the 2022 presidential race. DP Ruto asked the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate on Monday to give President Uhuru Kenyatta an opportunity to run the country for another five years as he (Raila) gets ready for 2022 race. He added that Raila should stop the current chaos ahead of the October 26 repeat presidential poll since he withdrew from the election   Read More ...
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Address legal hitches that may hamper poll, lobby urges IEBC
A lobby group has urged the IEBC to seek clarity on legal hurdles that may derail the fresh presidential election on October 26. Elections Observation Group said the Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory because of failure by the electoral agency to comply with the law. ELOG's steering committee chairperson Regina Opondo yesterday said lack of clear legal path could lead to a crisis after the poll   Read More ...
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Ekuru Aukot seeks Raila’s support ahead of repeat presidential election
Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has asked Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, to endorse him ahead of the repeat poll scheduled to take place on October 26. Aukot indicated on Tuesday that Raila should support him to enable him defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta in the much-anticipated fresh election. "As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind if Raila supported me now that he is not interested in the election   Read More ...
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Venezuela elections neither 'free nor fair', says US
The United States has condemned Sunday's elections for state governors in Venezuela, branding them neither "free nor fair". The State Department said ballot papers had been manipulated and polling stations moved "without public notice". President Nicolás Maduro's supporters won 17 of 23 state governorships but opposition leaders have alleged fraud. The opposition Democratic Union Roundtable coalition has refused to recognise the result   Read More ...
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Kenya needs a new opposition that is not centered around Raila Odinga
Advertise with us. Kenya needs a new opposition that is not centered around Raila Odinga It's sad that the news is focused on anti-Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission demos and President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election while a lot of Kenyans are wondering why has Kenya suffered chaos almost every election. It must be noted that the problem is not with the government per-se   Read More ...
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Raila is secretly preparing for a 2022 presidential bid- DP Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, October 17 called out opposition leader Raila Odinga for allegedly preparing to take him on in 2022. - Ruto, while addressing foreign correspondents claimed Raila's tactic was simple - to frustrate the constitution to enable him to run again in the next general election. - He also faulted NASA for making demands yet they had announced their withdrawal from the repeat presidential race   Read More ...
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Raila: I’m ready to dialogue with Uhuru
By IBRAHIM ORUKO The National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has said he is ready for dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta, but maintained that the agenda for such a meeting would be about free, fair and credible election and not a coalition government. Mr Odinga told the media on Tuesday afternoon that his team was ready for such dialogue “as soon as yesterday” and vowed never to attend if it was about forming a coalition government   Read More ...
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Endorse me so I can thrash Uhuru, Ekuru Aukot tells Raila
Ekuru Aukot has appealed for Raila Odinga to endorse his candidature so he can thrash President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat election. The primary October 26 contest is between Uhuru and Raila but five other candidates will take part following a successful bid by Aukot. "I'll talk to him and I will be happy if he endorses my candidature." Raila and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka withdrew from the repeat poll accusing IEBC of not making changes following a "sham election"   Read More ...
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Raila accuses Jubilee, police of protecting youths to disrupt NASA rally in Laare, Meru
National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has condemned the violence that occurred in Laare, Meru County ahead of the alliance’s planned rally on Tuesday. Raila accused the Jubilee leadership and the police of spearheading the chaos to disrupt the much-anticipated rally. The Opposition chief stressed that the Government must stop frustrating NASA supporters ahead of the repeat presidential poll on October 26 and which he has pulled out from   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on Oct. 26. Odinga said Tuesday that after the killings of his supporters by police he called off the daily protests he had urged for this week. Human rights groups have accused the police of being used by President Uhuru Kenyatta to crush dissent   Read More ...
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ICC has Raila-Kalonzo probe petition, will issue verdict
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged receipt of a petition seeking to have it investigate National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka for incitement. In a response to the petition filed by a Canadian lawyer David Jacobs, the ICC’s Head of Information and Evidence Unit, Mark Dillon, said ICC will consider the application in accordance with provisions of the Rome Statute   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings
NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on Oct. 26. Odinga said Tuesday that after the killings of his supporters by police he called off the daily protests he had urged for this week. Human rights groups have accused the police of being used by President Uhuru Kenyatta to crush dissent   Read More ...
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ICC receives petition for Raila, Kalonzo probe over election chaos
The International Criminal Court on Tuesday confirmed receipt of a petition against National Super Alliance principals. Two Kenyans, through a Canadian law firm, wrote to formally ask ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to launch investigations against the opposition leaders. Kenneth Otieno and Martin Nkari deposited the petition against NASA's leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka. They asked the court to investigate the two for "inflammatory conduct" and other crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the court   Read More ...
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AU can help set up African polls
Dear Kenyans, I am Caleb Amisi, Saboti MP. I am fortunate to be one of the youthful legislators in Parliament, from where I can push for change for Kenyans. All Kenyans. We are all thankful to founding fathers Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Jaramogi Odinga and Tom Mboya, among others, for the liberation of this country from colonialism. We also thank President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the sons of the founding fathers, for their contribution to our democracy   Read More ...
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Panic as mob disrupts IEBC training in another of Raila Odinga's stronghold
A group of rowdy youth attacked an IEBC training session in Kisumu. -The trainees were relocated to a safer venue after police intervened. -A similar scenario was witnessed in Bondo where IEBC was forced to suspend training. -It comes at a time when its feared most NASA strongholds might boycot the repeat election slated for October 26. A group of rowdy youth on Tuesday October 17, attacked an IEBC polling clerks training session in Kisumu county at Awasi claiming the training was illegal   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends protest campaign after deaths
Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya's election body. "In honour of the innocent victims of the state, our protests will stay suspended. On Friday, we will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral justice," he said in a statement   Read More ...
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Mixed reactions over Uhuru and Raila calls for dialogue
Mixed reactions abound following calls that Jubilee party presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his key rival Raila Odinga of NASA sit down at the negotiating table and find ways of ending the current stalemate.While proponents of the calls consider dialogue as the best way of forestalling the looming possible political crisis, a section of Jubilee allied lawmakers term the calls as misplaced, saying the raging standoff can best resolved through the power of the ballot.   Read More ...
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We can not force Raila Odinga to participate in this election, Says William Ruto
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday that there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct. 26. The Supreme Court annulled an Aug. 8 vote at the start of September after opposition leader Raila Odinga challenged the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta   Read More ...
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out dialogue with Raila Odinga
President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out dialogue with the NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga in resolving the current political stalemate. President Kenyatta is instead calling on Raila to subject himself to the constitutional order that requires a fresh Presidential election be conducted within 60 days.   Read More ...
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IEBC upbeat of credible poll Thursday next week » Capital News
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has assured the nation that it is ready to conduct a credible fresh presidential election next week. The assurance was given during a stakeholders meeting during which members of the Commission’s Project Team appointed to oversee the conduct of the election briefed participants of key electoral processes. Two of the seven-member Project Team appointed by IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati on October 6 – Albert Gogo (In charge Election Technology) and Salome Oyugi (Legal and Compliance) – reaffirmed the Commission’s position on changes undertaken to protect the integrity of the election, changes which were gazetted Thursday last week   Read More ...
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NASA to hold parallel Mashujaa Day fete for election protest victims
Leader Raila Odinga said the killings and those that occurred immediately after the August 8 poll appear "premeditated and carefully planned" to force their supporters into accepting a stolen election. He accused IG David Boinnet and acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i for scheming to subdue those agitating for free, fair and credible elections. "(They) are facilitating gangs on drugs and security officers fed with divisive propaganda and ethnic bigotry to execute a murderous expedition against unarmed and innocent civilians," Raila said in a statement on Tuesday   Read More ...
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NASA, Jubilee supporters clash in Laare ahead of Raila's tour
NASA and Jubilee supporters clashed at Laare stadium on Tuesday ahead of a rally by Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi.The rally will take place in Igembe North constituency, Meru county.Jubilee supporters lit fires, blocked the entrance to the stadium and set a podium on fire after it was prepared for Opposition leaders.   Read More ...
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Raila condemns police brutality and killing of supporters
The National Super Alliance has expressed concerns on the continued murder and brutalization of its supporters especially in Western Kenya during anti IEBC protests. In a statement flag bearer Raila Odinga condemned the killing of a high school student on Monday in Kisumu after he was caught up in a melee between police officers and protesters. The Alliance now claims the killing and others before it are a deliberate plan targeting its supporters due to its stand on the August 8 general election   Read More ...
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Lobby groups demand security for voters on election day
Two lobby groups have called on the national government provide security for voters in the October 26 presidential election. This is after a section of opposition leaders vowed to ensure elections will not be conducted in their constituencies. The Wazelendo Huru and Women Political Alliance groups condemned the calls, saying all voters should be allowed to exercise their democratic right. Secretary General Wazalendo Huru, Marion Njoroge said they want assurances that voters will face no intimidation on election day   Read More ...
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Raila to lead parallel Mashujaa Day fete
By SILAS APOLLO Nasa leader Raila Odinga will on Friday lead parallel Mashujaa Day celebrations at a yet to be disclosed location. Mr Odinga announced on Tuesday that their parallel celebrations will honour protesters reportedly killed by police in demonstrations to demand for reforms at the electoral commission before the presidential election. ELECTORAL JUSTICE. “In honour of the innocent victims of the State, our protests will stay suspended   Read More ...
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Kenya opposition suspends protest campaign after deaths
Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he was suspending a protest campaign after three people were shot dead in demonstrations against Kenya's election body. "In honour of the innocent victims of the state, our protests will stay suspended. On Friday, we will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral justice," he said in a statement   Read More ...
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IEBC chairman cannot edit election results — Kenyan Supreme Court
Nairobi. The Supreme Court has upheld Appeal Court’s decision to deny IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati powers to edit election results from constituencies. The apex court in the land on Tuesday ruled that poll outcome as announced at polling stations in constituencies is final. Where there are discrepancies between Forms 34A and 34B, the judges said, that matter should be left to the election court, thus Supreme Court   Read More ...
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Raila's podium set on fire in Meru as Jubilee and NASA supporters clash
Tension is high in Laare, Igembe North, Meru county as Jubilee and Nasa supporters clashed ahead of Raila Odinga's rally. - Jubilee supporters were accused of burning a wooden dais to be used by the opposition leader during the rally. - Police were forced to intervene after the two rival groups lit bonfires and hurled stones. There was tension in Laare,Igembe North ,Meru County after angry NASA supporters took on their Jubilee rivals whom they accused of vandalizing,rather destroying a wooden dias that had been prepared for Raila Odinga   Read More ...
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