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Riot police called to Kenya's national tallying centre

Anti-riot police took action as chaotic scenes unfolded at Kenya's national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya (a tourist village) late Saturday, halting the ongoing verification of presidential votes.

Allies of longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga cited alleged irregularities in the process by election officials.

Odinga's chief agent…

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No declaration Wednesday in Kenya's vote, commission says

Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was notably lower than usual, and the electoral commission indicated it would be at least Thursday before a winner is declared.

Tuesday's election was likely the final try by longtime opposition leader Raila Odinga, who on his fifth attempt was backed…

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Kenya: Raila Odinga's supporters hopeful of victory

On Thursday, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had not yet declared the official results of the presidential race. However, winners of other elective seats were being announced.The Orange Democratic Movement candidate Peter Ochieng Orero was elected new Kibra-MP. 

The winner received the certifcate proving his success.…

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Vote counting underway after Kenya's vote

Kenya voted for a new president on Tuesday against a backdrop of economic hardship and growing disenchantment with the political elite, with voting largely peaceful but producing low turnout in some areas.

The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta, but concerns about…

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