Kenya’s Odinga mounts court challenge to presidential poll result

Kenya’s defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga filed a petition to the country’s top court on Monday challenging the result of the August 9 election that handed victory to his rival William Ruto. Odinga, a veteran opposition leader who ran with the backing of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ruling party, has rejected the outcome of … Read more

Kenya’s Odinga vows to pursue ‘legal options’ over vote defeat

Kenya’s defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga Tuesday to pursue “all constitutional and legal options” after rejecting the outcome of elections that awarded victory to his rival William Ruto. The 77-year-old veteran politician branded the result of the August 9 race a “travesty” but stopped short of explicitly announcing that he would mount a challenge at … Read more

Kenya’s Ruto declared president-elect amid results chaos

Deputy President William Ruto was Monday declared the winner of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential poll but the announcement was mired in controversy after several members of the election commission rejected the results. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) in the August 9 vote, … Read more

Kenya waits impatiently for results of close-fought vote

Kenyans on Wednesday were waiting for the results of the country’s presidential election after a largely peaceful poll, with preliminary results on television suggesting a tight race as low turnout pointed to growing frustration with the political elite. Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga, the veteran opposition leader now backed by the ruling party, … Read more

Famine looms in Horn of Africa after four seasons of poor rains: agencies

Insufficient rainfall has destroyed crops, killed livestock and forced huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food and water Four consecutive seasons of poor rains have left millions of drought-stricken people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia facing starvation, aid agencies and meteorologists said Monday, warning that the October-November monsoon “could also … Read more

Kenya selects “strong” marathon team for Birmingham Commonwealth Games

NAIROBI, May 22 (Xinhua) — Kenya has selected its “strongest marathon team” for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games that begin on July 28. 2021 Amsterdam Marathon winner Jonathan Korir, who trains at world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s Global Sports Communication camp in Kaptagat, in Kenya’s northwest, leads the men’s team with a personal best time … Read more

Thirteen arrested but none charged with murder over fatal stabbing in Adelaide’s North Terrace

SA Police say 12 men and one boy have been arrested over “a series of skirmishes and confrontations” in Adelaide’s CBD early this morning, but none of them have been charged with the murder of a man found on North Terrace. Key points: A man died after being stabbed in North Terrace No-one has been … Read more