US, UK, France Congratulate Uhuru Kenyatta On Election Victory

World leaders raced to congratulate President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta after Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld his presidential election victory on Saturday. The court rejected several petitions challenging the outcome of the March 4 general election, paving the way for Kenyatta’s swearing in as president on April 9. Here is a round-up of reactions from key players and world… Continue reading…

Tullow Oil Considered Bribing Museveni in Tax Dispute

Top officials from British oil firm, Tullow Oil, considered paying $50 million to meet the “short-term needs and demands” of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to help settle a tax dispute against a rival firm, UK High Court heard on Thursday. The allegation was revealed during a legal battle to reclaim $313 million tax payment that Tullow Oil… Continue reading…

Kenya News Summary: Top Stories

Raila Finally Files Election Petition: After a tense week of gathering evidence to support his case, CORD presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Saturday filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the March 4 general elections, alleging fraud and vote manipulation. Odinga lost to his rival Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, who received 50.07% of the total votes, avoiding… Continue reading…

Imran Garda’s Kenya Tweet Sparks Twitter Outrage

It all started with one tweet, and since then Twitter has been buzzing with anger. Imran Garda, South African former presenter for Al Jazeera English, didn’t make many Kenyan friends on March 11 when he tweeted this: Nations like Kenya now use devious tricks like free,fair elections to make it seem they are stable. Don’t… Continue reading…

New York Times Correspondent in East Africa Predicts Post-Election Violence in Kenya

Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa’s bureau chief for the New York Times, said on Saturday if CORD presidential candidate Raila Odinga refuses to concede defeat in the presidential elections,  it “could lead to the type of confusion and violence that erupted in 2007,” according to an article published in the New York Times. Kenyans on Twitter, better known… Continue reading…

Uhuru Kenyatta Wins Presidency, Final Election Results Show

Jubilee Coalition’s presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya’s presidential elections in the wee hours of Saturday morning with a slim margin of 50.03% of total votes cast, according to official results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. The election commission did not announce the winner, but said it would give a formal announcement on Saturday at 11 a.m…. Continue reading…

Facts and Figures on the 2013 Kenya Elections

The general elections kicked off on March 4, 2013, with an estimated 70% turnout of Kenya’s estimated 14 million registered voters. As the results continue to trickle in from the country’s 47 counties, here is what you need to know about the election, the country, the people, the campaigns and what lies ahead. Kenya has… Continue reading…

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