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Vol 58 No 17

Published 25th August 2017


New elections, old battles

After losing the war of words over the vote, the opposition has changed tactics and is taking its case to court

Raila Odinga's last bid for the presidency crashed days after the general elections on 8 August, leaving oppositionists facing hard choices about their political survival. Doubts about the viability of a continuing confrontation with the Jubilee Party government seem to have persuaded opposition leaders to change tack and take their grievances to the Supreme Court. It will be a highly complex case, turning on evidence produced by myriad computer experts.

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