Kenya Elections

  • Kenyatta wins Kenya election, Odinga to contest result March 10, 2013

    Nairobi: Raila Odinga, beaten by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya's presidential election, said on Saturday that his party would contest the results in court, alleging "massive tampering" of the March 4 vote. But the outgoing prime minister also called for all Kenyans to respect the rule of law and to look upon...
  • Kenyan election heads to nail-biting finish March 8, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya's presidential race tightened on Friday as Uhuru Kenyatta's lead slipped to a level that could mean there is no outright winner and open the way for a tense, second round run-off against his main rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Kenyatta, 51, the deputy prime minister, who is due...
  • Uhuru Kenyatta takes early lead as Kenya counts votes March 5, 2013

    Nairobi: Uhuru Kenyatta had an early edge as Kenya continued the count on Tuesday in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people. Kenyans, who waited patiently in long lines, hope the vote will restore the nation's image as...
  • Polls begin in Kenya amid fears of violence March 4, 2013

    Nairobi: Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn as polls opened on Monday for hard-fought elections, hours after several policemen were killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa. The elections are the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago in which over 1,100 people...
  • Kenya's opposition bags Parliament Speaker post January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Kenya's opposition has won the Speaker's post in Parliament on Tuesday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement supported the 52-year-old lawyer Kenneth Marende, who became the Speaker. Marende got 105 votes while President Mwai Kibaki's candidate got 101 votes. Tuesday was the first session of Parliament when Kibaki and...