Presidential Elections

Kenya's Top Court Slams Electoral Body Over Botched Election

Kenya’s top court delivered a stinging rebuke of the nation’s electoral commission, identifying a litany of failures in its handling of last month’s botched presidential elections and describing its explanations for the failure of its systems as unacceptable.

Kenyan Court Nullifies President Kenyatta’s Election Victory

Kenya’s top court nullified the outcome of last month’s presidential elections, upholding the main opposition’s complaint that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was aided by rigging, in a landmark ruling that may reshape the political landscape of East Africa’s largest economy.

Kenya's Top Court Expected to Uphold Kenyatta's Election Win

Kenya’s top court will decide over the next two weeks whether to nullify the outcome of this month’s presidential elections that the main opposition says were rigged. Most legal experts and political analysts expect President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory to be upheld.

Kenyan Opposition Rejects Vote Tally Showing Incumbent Ahead

Kenya’s opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected preliminary election results that show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead and demanded the electoral authority stop releasing results until it can provide supporting documentation.

What's at Stake in Kenya's Presidential Election: QuickTake Q&A

Kenyans are awaiting the outcome of Aug. 8 presidential elections that pitted incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with bated breath. With preliminary vote tallies showing Kenyatta is heading for a resounding first-round victory, Odinga has alleged that the electoral commission’s computer systems have been hacked and the results are fraudulent. The prospect of Odinga and his National Super Alliance, which comprises five opposition parties, rejecting the final outco

Presidential Contender in Rwanda Sees Intimidation as Test

The last time Rwanda held presidential elections, opposition leader Frank Habineza’s deputy was killed and he fled into European exile. Seven years on, he sees his candidacy in next month’s vote as a cautious step toward greater political freedoms in the tiny East African country.

Old Foes Square Off in Kenyan Election Déjà Vu: QuickTake Q&A

Kenya’s Aug 8. presidential elections will be a rematch of the 2013 race, which pitted Uhuru Kenyatta against Raila Odinga. That vote saw Kenyatta squeak to victory in the first round and the Supreme Court reject Odinga’s allegations of rigging. This time, five of the main opposition parties have united to form the National Super Alliance and thrown their weight behind Odinga. With violence and intimidation having overshadowed four of the six elections held in Kenya since the advent of multipart