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Rise of the professionals

The appointment of non-politicians to cabinet posts, a provision of the new constitution, concentrates power in Kenyatta’s hands

After a circus of postponements, excuses and secrecy, the protracted announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet ministers over the week-ending 27 April was received with so...

The closest of shaves

Prime Minister Raila Odinga is challenging Uhuru Kenyatta’s narrow win in court after a spate of technical failures at the electoral commission

Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential victory leaves Kenya still a divided nation. He achieved it by engineering a partnership between his fellow Kikuyu and the Kalenjin of his running mat...

Credibility of the IEBC under fire

A detailed report claiming widespread incompetence and corruption at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission may prove another blow to its standing as it seeks to defen...

A very British coup

The Jubilee Alliance plays the conspiracy card on the old colonial power and turns up trumps

It was a warning shot from the usually emollient Charity Kaluki Ngilu when she read a statement in Nairobi on 6 March claiming that Britain’s envoy Christian Turner was plotting wi...

Jubilee aims to win it in one

The Kenyatta and Ruto team is gathering support and pulling out all the stops to win the presidency in the first round

A tense campaign, full of skulduggery and intimidation, is gripping the country and challenging the electoral system. Politicians trade accusations of electoral malpractice, raisin...

Swing counties hold the key

A second presidential round is likely to focus attention on counties where the vote could go either way

Neither the Jubilee Coalition’s Uhuru Kenyatta nor Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) has been able to make inroads into the other’s elect...

Nairobi’s governing passions

The race to be governor of the capital is tense, filled with drama and defying the expectations of the experts

The Nairobi gubernatorial race – part of the 4 March general elections – is turning into one of the most fascinating political battles of recent times. The city’s economy is worth...

By Skype from The Hague

Kenya’s first presidential debate, broadcast live on eight television and 34 radio stations on 11 February, was unlikely to sway an electorate deeply polarised by ethnic and region...

Holding their breath

As opinion polls say the race for the presidency is too close to call, a huge burden falls on the reformed electoral commission

On 4 March, Kenyans will vote for six different offices: president, senators, county governors, members of parliament, civic councillors and women’s county representatives. Under t...

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