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Vol 63 No 23

Published 17th November 2022


Ruto and Odinga loyalists battle over election body

The fight to control the electoral commission focuses on personalities instead of pushing for its wider reform

Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is due to retire on 17 January but the opposition's critiques of the organisation – and questions about the integrity of the August elections – will not end there. Electoral disputes have returned to centre-stage after allies of President William Ruto are already calling for term limits on the presidency to be abandoned given the incumbent, 55, is 'still a young man'.

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