March 15, 2013
Political reform needs to ensure that all adversaries are represented in the political process
The conventional wisdom in the Kenyan media is that the 2013 election has been an ethnic census, not an issue-based contest. This is a half-truth which fails to recognise the issues that drive the ethnicisation...
How the electoral commission messed up the vote count
Ever wondered what happened to your ballot after you dropped it into a ballot box at an election? To paraphrase Joseph Stalin, it’s not the people who vote that count; it’s the people who count...
March 14, 2013
The election of the first non-European Pope for more than a millennium – and the first from Latin America, home to 40 per cent of the world’s Catholics – reveals in the cardinals who elected him an awareness of the size and importance of the flock outside Europe.
- The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s reconciliation committee will report its findings into the post-election row between the current Party President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu’s camp and the losing candidate Nathan Nandala-Mafabi in two weeks’ time.
March 11, 2013
Politicians from both the ruling NRM and the opposition could learn from the just-ended, tightly-contested Kenyan presidential election, Ugandan poll observers have said.
As the Kenyan poll tallying entered its final hours on Friday, Prof Mahmood Mamdani accused the International Criminal Court, which had indicted the winner Uhuru Kenyatta for war crimes, of inserting itself into the election and re-ethnicizing the country’s politics.
March 9, 2013
The normal, the unusual, and very strange things about Kenya election
Kenya went to the polls on March 4. It was the first election under the new and quite...
Kenya's deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, has won the presidential election by a very tight margin. Mr Kenyatta garnered 6,173,433 votes out of 12,338,667 total votes cast in last Monday's election giving him 50.03 per cent required to win while his main challenger Raila Odinga garnered 5,340,546 (43.28) per cent.
March 7, 2013
Tensions shot up in Kenya today after presidential hopeful Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), which has been trailing in the polls, said preliminary election results had been “doctored” and pulled all its agents from the tallying centre at Bomas, Nairobi.
March 6, 2013
History has a strange way of repeating itself as two scions of Kenya’s founding fathers, Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, fought for the Holy Grail in Kenya’s presidential election.