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Kenya

Population: 45.6 mn.
GDP: $62.7 bn.
Debt: $13.5 bn.

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Hacks against facts

As President Kenyatta heads for victory, the opposition claims skulduggery in the country’s high-tech election

After preliminary results had given President Uhuru Kenyatta 54.2% of votes, 1.4 million more than challenger Raila Odinga on 44.9%, in the 8 August presidential election, final re...


Murder most foul

A horrifying assassination has set the country on edge just days before an already tense general election

It was a political killing in the country's worst tradition. Musalia Mudavadi, a joint leader of the opposition, called it 'a dagger into the heart of Kenyan democracy' and Preside...

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Battle of the opinion polls

Two leading voter surveys disagree over the winner of the presidential election and a climate of fear is spreading

More than most electorates, Kenyans take opinion polls seriously. That might have been a bigger problem if there were a consensus among pollsters about the winner. Opinion polls ca...


The high cost of fighting fraud

As the parties enter the last two weeks of an increasingly tense race, accusations of rigging are multiplying

As both the governing Jubilee Party and the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) race into the final straight before the general elections on 8 August, both are focusing relen...


Nkaissery leaves the stage

Joseph Nkaissery looked hale and hearty at the Labour Day rally at the tourist village Bomas of Kenya, which he attended with President Uhuru Kenyatta just hours before his sudden ...


Killing fields in the Rift Valley

Pastoralists in cahoots with unscrupulous politicians are invading farms in the Northern Rift, using violence for political gain in the coming elections

Farm invasions led by Samburu herders targeting large farms and conservation projects have killed scores of people and chased some 10,000 people from their homes in Laikipia, accor...


Closer and closer

As it garners support, the opposition alliance insists that it cannot lose the election unless it is stolen

There is a spring in the step of the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) just over four weeks before the general elections. Much of Kenya's political class concedes that the ...

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Vote-rigging just got harder

A court has barred the electoral commission in Nairobi from changing results in the constituencies

When the Appeal Court in Nairobi ruled on 23 June that the results of the presidential vote announced at the constituency level should be considered final, it changed the dynamics ...


Opinion polls in question

Although opinion surveys are losing credibility in the West, they are still taken seriously in Kenya. We look at the risks

Should we take opinion polls seriously after their serial failures to forecast elections in the United States and the United Kingdom? This is a question of critical importance ahea...


Here come the data-miners

Weak regulation is allowing data analytics companies to bring huge electoral advantages to political parties with deep pockets

There is nothing new about the controversial practice of buying data sets and gathering social media information from Facebook and Twitter to target specific electors. United State...


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