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No constitutional crisis if Kenya polls delayed: attorney general

Nairobi - Uhuru Kenyatta will remain Kenyan president until a new leader is sworn in, the country's attorney general said on Friday, seeking to ease fears of a constitutional crisis if elections are delayed further.

Kenya pushes back new election to October 26

Nairobi - Kenya's electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled.

Kenya court blames polls commission for botched vote

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month's annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents.

Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing

Nairobi - "It's devastating. I've been following them every day of my life for the last year," said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya's central Laikipia region. "They're all dead.

Kenya's chief justice condemns threats against judiciary

Nairobi - Kenya's chief justice on Tuesday hit out at political leaders and their supporters over a wave of threats against his court, which annulled last month's presidential election over widespread irregularities.

Kenya election rerun in doubt as acrimony deepens

Nairobi - Doubts are growing over Kenya's ability to hold a rerun of its presidential election in just one month as key players remain unable to agree on how to conduct a credible vote, analysts say.

Kenya girl, 14, charged over fire that killed 9 pupils

Nairobi - A 14-year-old Kenyan girl was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of murder for allegedly starting a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory that left nine other schoolgirls dead.

Forgetting Westgate: how Kenya erases terrorism

Nairobi - On the inside Nairobi's Westgate mall is a shiny shopping centre, all sparkling glass shop fronts, Bose-conveyed muzak and boutiques stuffed with expensive imports. On the outside it is a fortress.

Kenya shows pitfalls of digital elections

Nairobi - Allegations of computer hacking in Kenya's August 8 election have reignited a debate around the use of digital technology in national votes, with experts wondering whether sticking to paper may be best.

Tales of murder and suffering in Hong Kong ivory ban debate

Hong Kong - A Kenyan park ranger who said his closest friend was shot dead while protecting elephants urged Hong Kong not to compensate the city's ivory traders in an emotive speech to lawmakers on Wednesday.

Kenya's Odinga sets conditions to take part in poll re-runĀ 

Nairobi - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday set conditions for taking part in a presidential vote re-run in October after the Supreme Court annulled last month's poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya to hold fresh presidential vote October 17

Nairobi - Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said Monday, after the country's Supreme Court overturned the result of last month's poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Africa's opposition leaders take heart in Kenya election ruling

Nairobi - Opposition leaders across Africa, long frustrated in their campaigns to topple firmly entrenched leaders, are hailing the shock overturn of last month's presidential vote in Kenya, calling it an example for their own countries to emulate.

Two policemen killed outside Kenya church

Nairobi - Two Kenyan police officers were killed Sunday by gunmen on a motorbike as they were guarding a church near the Indian Ocean, in an attack police believe could be the work of Shabaab miliants.

Gloves come off in Kenya ahead of new presidential vote

Nairobi - Sparks were flying in Kenya on Sunday as the main rival of President Uhuru Kenyatta called for the ousting of members of the country's election commission, likening them to "hyenas", while judges slammed "veiled threats" by the president after the shoc...

Kenyan judges slam Kenyatta's 'veiled threats' after poll win

Nairobi - Kenyan judges have slammed the "veiled threats" made by President Uhuru Kenyatta after the judiciary overturned his election on the ground that it was flawed.

Fuming Kenyatta hits out at judiciary over poll cancellation

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lashed out at the judiciary for overturning his re-election, and refused opposition demands to replace the tarnished polls commission.

Seven Kenyan schoolgirls killed in dorm fire: minister

Nairobi - Seven teenage girls died in a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory on Saturday, and 10 others were injured, according to Kenya's education minister.

Kenya media hail 'bombshell' court ruling to annul vote

Nairobi - Kenya's press on Saturday praised the Supreme Court decision to annul last month's presidential poll as a hard-fought victory for the rule of law, and sign of a maturing democracy.

Jubilant crowds dub Kenya's top judge 'an African hero'

Kilimani - "Baba! Baba!" the men cried, screaming out the nickname of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga as they rolled about in the middle of a road, clutching a campaign poster with his picture on it.

Kenya's election court case: what you need to know

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court this week completed two days of hearings during which the opposition alleged fraud it claims handed victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 poll.

Shock as Kenya court cancels vote result, demands re-run

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new presidential election within 60 days, in a shock ruling cancelling the results of last month's poll over widespread irregularities.

Kenya's election court case: what you need to know

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court this week completed two days of hearings during which the opposition alleged fraud it claims handed victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 poll.

Kenya's Supreme Court begins hearing election challenge

Nairobi - Judges at Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing an opposition petition challenging the result of the August 8 presidential election.

Kenya bans plastic bags in bid to fight pollution

Nairobi - A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in a bid to slow pollution, with offenders liable to jail time or hefty fines.

Kenya's Supreme Court begins hearing election challenge

Nairobi - Judges at Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing an opposition petition challenging the result of the August 8 presidential election.

First order of business for new Kenyan MPs: more money

Nairobi - Kenya's freshly elected lawmakers have yet to take their seats, but some have already irked voters by asking for higher wages -- just weeks after a pay cut was introduced.

Kenya election body pressured to publish result forms

Nairobi - Observers piled pressure on Kenya's election commission Thursday to finish publishing results forms from every polling station, a day after the opposition said it would challenge the presidential outcome in court.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Nairobi - Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

Nairobi - Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.
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