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Presidential election in Kenya
20 | March | 2018

The presidential elections in Kenya, on August 8th, were considered fraudulent by the Supreme Court. As a result, the suffrage was repeated on the 26th October, and the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won again, with a percentage of 98.26 of the votes. President's Kenyatta major opponent, Raila Odinga, redraw from the contest, called for an electoral boycott and contested the new results of the ballots,but the Supreme Court validated the results.



Resources | Opinions & Analysis | Editorials | News
 

 

Resources
Raila Odinga's next steps: The full statement [31/10/2017]
Raila Odinga, Daily Nation

Elections in Kenya: 2017 Rerun Presidential Elections  [25/10/2017]
IFES 


Opinions & Analysis
US intervention in Kenya? No thanks. [06/03/2018]
Macharia Kamau, African Arguments

How and why the US should intervene in Kenya [27/02/2018]
Mark Bellamy & Johnnie Carson, African Arguments

National Accord: 10 years on, we face a new political crisis [24/02/2018]
George Kegoro, Daily Nation

Jacob Zuma meets his match in Cyril Ramaphosa [22/02/2018]
Dauti Kahura, Daily Nation

Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship? [16/02/2018]
Karen Rothmyer, The Nation

Kenya's Crisis of Legitimacy [09/02/2018]
Matt Carotenuto, RealClearWorld

Kenya Enters Dangerous Territory [07/02/2018]
John Campbell, CFR

Kenya Is Sliding Into a Dictatorship [07/02/2018]
Larry Madowo, The Washington Post

A Shadow Inauguration Shows Kenya Is Still Not Over Last Year’s Contested Vote [02/02/2018]
Robbie Corey-Boulet, World Politics Review

Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal" [31/01/2018]
John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations

Raila Odinga Sworn in as Kenya’s “People’s President” [30/01/2018]
John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations

The ethnification of electoral conflicts in Kenya [07/12/2017]
Muema Wambua, ACCORD

What can Kenya expect from Kenyatta's second term? [29/11/2017]
Nanjala Nyabola, Al Jazeera

Au Kenya, la réélection d’Uhuru Kenyatta est un fiasco démocratique [28/11/2017]
Bruno Meyerfeld, Le Monde

As Kenya Struggles to Recover from a Tumultuous Election, America Must Stand by Its Side [21/11/2017]
John Tomaszewski & Daniel Twining, Foreign Policy

Apex court’s decision will have implications for its legitimacy [18/11/2017]
George Kegoro, Daily Nation

It’s time for international election monitors to start doing their job [15/11/2017]
Nic Cheeseman, Todd Moss and Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post

Why Kenya's Supreme Court Can't Solve the Country's Electoral Crisis [15/11/2017]
Nic Cheeseman, Gabrielle Lynch, and Justin Willis, Foreign Affairs

The Future of Kenya's Democracy Is Hanging in the Balance [14/11/2017]
Neha Wadekar, The Atlantic

Overcoming Kenya's political crisis and advancing Democracy, Rule of Law and Stability [09/11/2017]
Raila Odinga, The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Kenyatta’s Second Victory and the Future of Democracy in Kenya [08/11/2017]
Sheila Kinya Gitonga, Global Observatory

Why it'll be hard to annul presidential poll in Kenya [03/11/2017]
Samwel Owino, Daily Nation

Credible poll drives economic growth [31/10/2017]
Boni Wanjau, Daily Nation

Uhuru victory does not look good for long-term stability [31/10/2017]
Macharia Gaitho, Daily Nation

After Re-Do Elections, Dangers Still Lurk in Kenya [29/10/2017]
Patrick Gathara, The Washington Post

Election has eroded credibility and legitimacy of leadership [29/10/2017]
Rasna Warah, Daily Nation

Strong man redux: Kenya’s fresh election is preposterously flawed [28/10/2017]
The Economist

Kenyans’ support for democracy and rule of law offers hope despite electoral upheaval [27/10/2017]
Winnie V. Mitullah and Abel Oyuke, Washington Post

Low Turnout, Protests, and No End in Sight for Kenyan Election Crisis [27/10/2017]
John Campbell, CFR

What came out of Kenya's election rerun? [27/10/2017]
Nanjala Nyabola, Al Jazeera

How Kenya’s Election Went from Fraud to Hope to Sham [27/10/2017]
Maina Kiai, New York Times

Kenya grapples with domestic and foreign security threats [26/10/2017]
Irene Ndung’u, ISS

Kenya Is Barreling Toward an ‘Illegal’ Election [25/10/2017]
Ty Mccormick, Foreign Policy

Kenya Braces for a Disaster of an Election [23/10/2017]
Nanjala Nyabola, Foreign Policy

Election or no election, the country is more polarised than ever before [21/10/2017]
Karuti Kanyinga, Daily Nation

An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability [18/10/2017]
Duncan E Omondi Gumba, ISS

Kenya's Crisis Enters a Crucial Stage [12/10/2017]
Julian Hattem, World Politics Review

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun? [12/10/2017]
Nanjala Nyabola, Al Jazeera

El imperio de la ley avanza en África [14/09/2017]
Emilio Menéndez Del Valle, El País

Kenya: Presidential elections and the rule of law [06/09/2017]
John Mukum Mbaku, Brookings Institution

Can Kenya pull off a second election within 60 days? [05/09/2017]
Nanjira Sambuli, Al Jazeera

Why did Kenya's Supreme Court annul the elections? [02/09/2017]
Nanjala Nyabola, Al Jazeera

Kenya: The Election & the Cover-Up [30/08/2017]
Helen Epstein, New York Review of Books

Foresight Africa 2017: Election spotlight on Kenya [30/01/2017]
John Mukum Mbaku, Brookings Institution


Editorials
Country crying out for peace and unity [20/11/2017]
Daily Nation

Leaders must heed reconciliation plea [05/11/2017]
Daily Nation

It’s the time to push for reconciliation [31/10/2017]
Daily Nation

Happenings in Kenya deserve critical analysis [29/10/2017]
Zambian Observer

Kenya’s election rerun could be a major setback for African democracy [23/10/2017]
Washington Post

 

News
Cambridge Analytica Had a Role in Kenya Election, Too [20/03/2018]
Jina Moore, New York Times

Victims of Political Violence Want More Than Handshake from Kenyan Leaders [14/03/2018]
Jina Moore, The New York Times

Kenyan Opposition Suspends ‘People’s Assembly’ After Rivals Meet [12/03/2018]
Reuters

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga pledge reconciliation [09/03/2018]
BBC

High Court orders Miguna Miguna's return from Canada [26/02/2018]
Daily Nations

Kenya Court Rules Deportation of Key Opposition Figure Illegal [15/02/2018]
Mohammed Yusuf, VOA

Au Kenya, le face-à-face se poursuit entre le président et son principal rival [08/02/2018]
Laure Broulard, La Croix

Kenya’s About-Face: Fear for Democracy as Dissent Is Muzzled [04/02/2018]
Jima Moore, The New York Times

As Kenyatta is Inaugurated, Kenyans Are Feeling Economic Pain [28/11/2017]
Jina Moore, New York Times

Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya’s president as opposition rally is hit by tear gas [28/11/2017]
Rael Ombuor, Washington Post

Le président kényan, Uhuru Kenyatta, investi pour un second mandat [28/11/2017]
Le Monde

Uhuru Kenyatta says he will lead Kenya's healing after poll [21/11/2017]
Daily Nation

Au Kenya, un fragile « retour à la normale » [20/11/2017]
Marion Douet, Le Monde 

Kenyan Court Backs President's Vote Win, Ending Uncertainty [20/11/2017]
Felix Njini  and Samuel Gebre, Bloomberg

Raila Odinga mourns supporters who died during his return from US [19/11/2017]
Waweru Titus, Standard Media

Kenya court to rule on presidential election cases on Monday [16/11/2017]
Reuters

Kenyan Opposition Shuns Courts, Vows Protests Demanding New Vote [31/10/2017]
Bloomberg

Uhuru Kenyatta: Re-elected, but at what cost? [31/10/2017]
Daily Nation

Présidentielle au Kenya : et maintenant, quelle stratégie pour Raila Odinga? [31/10/2017]
Jeune Afrique

How IEBC tried to avoid another Supreme Court shock [31/10/2017]
Daily Nation

Kenya president: dialogue with opposition must wait until court cases done [30/10/2017]
Reuters

Présidentielle au Kenya : 98,2 % des voix pour Uhuru [30/10/2017]
Le Point

Kenya president scores massive win in election rerun that most boycotted [30/10/2017]
Kevin Sieff, Washington Post

Kenya's opposition leader calls for another election after boycott of repeat polls [30/10/2017]
Ismail Akwei, Africa News

Kenya's repeat presidential poll was free, fair: commission [30/10/2017]
Reuters

Kenyans fear more unrest after vote suspended in opposition areas [29/10/2017]
Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera

Kenya's IEBC calls off postponed election in four protesting counties [28/10/2017]
Africa News

In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions [28/10/2017]
Maggie Fick, Reuters

Violence Flares and Tensions Rise After Kenya Presidential Vote [28/10/2017]
Jina Moore, New York Times

Kenya : à Bondo, avec les irréductibles du « président » Odinga [28/10/2017]
Marion Douet, Le Monde

Kenya election: government accused of 'genocide' against ethnic minorities [27/10/2017]
Jason Burke, The Guardian

Kenya election: Turnout under 34% amid opposition boycott [27/10/2017]
BBC

Kenya elections: police and opposition supporters clash [26/10/2017]
The Guardian

Legitimacy of Kenya re-run unclear [26/10/2017]
Alastair Leithead, BBC News

Low Turnout in Kenya’s Do-Over Election Raises Concerns [26/10/2017]
Jina Moore, The New York Times

Meet the 7 candidates in Kenya’s presidential election rerun [26/10/2017]
African Liberty

On the eve of reelection day, Kenya's courts thrust into limelight [25/10/2017]
Mark Oloo & Ryan Lenora Brown, CS Monitor

Raila Odinga calls for civil resistance on eve of rerun of Kenyan election [25/10/2017]
The Guardian

Kenya needs healing after disputed poll [25/10/2017]
BBC

Kenya Election Rerun to Go Ahead After Court Fails to Rule on Delay [25/10/2017]
Jason Burke, The Guardian

Kenya Police Disperse Demonstrators as Odinga Tempers Poll Protest Call [24/10/2017]
Katharine Houreld, Reuters

Kenyan police say 4 people killed during opposition demonstrations in past two weeks [20/10/2017]
Reuters

5 key questions on Kenya's repeat presidential election [19/10/2017]
Daily Nation

Kenya Election Commissioner Resigns, Flees Just Days Before the Election, Says Vote Cannot Be Fair [18/10/2017]
Rael Ombuor, The Washington Post

Comprendre la grave crise politique qui secoue le Kenya [18/10/2017]
Le Monde

Kenya political crisis deepens in run-up to election [18/10/2017]
Al Jazeera

Présidentielle kényane : la crise politique s’enkyste et la tension monte [17/10/2017]
Marion Douet, Le Monde

Kenya’s president signs controversial electoral reform bill limiting power of Supreme Court to overturn election results [14/10/2017]
African Liberty

Kenyan presidential vote re-run hurting economy [13/10/2017]
Catherine Soi, Al Jazeera

Kenya bans protests from city centres amid election standoff [12/10/2017]
Irish Times

Presidential election will go on, Kenya's Supreme Court rules [11/10/2017]
Ed Adamczyk, UPI

Kenya Election Thrown Into Turmoil as Top Opposition Candidate Withdraws [11/10/2017]
Rael Ombuor & Paul Schemm, The Washington Post

Electoral Tensions Climb in Kenya with Fresh Opposition Protests [09/10/2017]
Zambian Observer

Kenya's presidential elections moved to October 26 [21/09/2017]
Al Jazeera

Kenyan election annulled after result called before votes counted, says court [20/09/2017]
Jason Burke, The Guardian

Kenya opposition party: No repeat election unless demands are met [14/09/2017]
Spencer Feingold, CNN

L'élection présidentielle annulée au Kenya, une avancée pour le continent [01/09/2017]
Slate Afrique

Kenya : la Cour suprême annule l’élection présidentielle [01/09/2017]
Bruno Meyerfeld, Le Monde

Kenyan opposition leader to challenge election result in court [16/08/2017]
The Guardian 

 

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