Kenya’s whirlwind weekend underscores election uncertainties

A series of unrelated but important events the past few days could have significant repercussions for the tightening race. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lead in the polls over Raila Odinga has narrowed from a high of 30 points down to 5. Credit: Xiaojun Deng. Kenya experienced a remarkable, if seemingly coincidental, series of events this weekend. More...

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By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watch

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in April hosted a webinar – titled ‘Sub-Saharan Africa: At a turning point?’ – that analysed the region’s opportunities and challenges. Sub-Saharan More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Fred Matiang’i appointed acting Interior CS – Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Fred Matiang’i as acting interior secretary to replace Joseph Ole Nkaissery, who has died suddenly. The replacement was named to avoid a vacuum in leadership as the country More...

By admin On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Kenya interior CS Gen Nkaissery dies in hospital after a short illness

Kenya’s interior minister has died in hospital, the government said on Saturday, a month before the country is due to hold national elections. “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
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Kenya 1st in Africa to Use Generic of Current AIDS Drug

Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday. Kenya’s government and the global health initiative Unitaid More...

By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Is there a property bubble in Kenya?

By MuchiriMuchoki So, here is the big question; is there a property bubble in Kenya?This query has popped up repeatedly, especially in the Kenyan local property market fora. And according to Mr. George Wachiuri, More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Kenya’s Business Community and Civil Society Keen to Influence Outcome of Elections

Business Community and Civil Society Keen to Influence Outcome of Kenya’s August Elections   June 12, 2017 – With only about 50 days to go before Kenyans cherry-pick their next cluster of elected leaders, More...

By admin On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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“It’s better a delayed election than a flawed election” – Hon Raila Odinga on Ballot Tender challenges

Kenya’s elections body said it may find it difficult to conduct the national vote on Aug. 8 as scheduled if its decision to award a ballot-printing contract to a Dubai-based company faces another challenge. If More...

By admin On Friday, June 9th, 2017
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May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty over Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election debacle days before talks on Britain’s More...

By admin On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Jubilee’s Promise of affordable Energy’s behind schedule – Lake Turkana Wind Power

The biggest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa is ready for launch but will remain idle until next year as Kenya’s government has not yet installed the transmission lines needed to get the clean power to customers, More...

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