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Kenya

Population: 48.46 mn.
GDP: $70.52 bn.
Debt: $22.32 bn.

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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...


Uhuru sweats as Raila rallies

The opposition is eating into Jubilee's lead while ethnic tensions are worryingly persistent despite leaders' attempt to cool them

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Jubilee Party of Kenya can feel the breath of the serial presidential candidate, Raila Amolo Odinga, on the back of his neck. The latest opinion po...


Uhuru spends, Raila promises

Opposition and government are outbidding each other with their spending promises amid signs of electoral disillusionment

President Uhuru Kenyatta is demanding that Parliament pass a supplementary budget bill to complete the near-impossible task of 'bringing down basic food prices and cost of living' ...


Primary colours

The Jubilee Party was left deeply embarrassed at having to rerun the primary elections to select parliamentary candidates in 21 of the country's 47 counties this month. Party membe...


Poll calendar under pressure

Against a stream of disputes and delays, doubts are growing that the elections will be peaceful, credible or on schedule

For a candidate who is way ahead of his rivals in the opinion polls, President Uhuru Kenyatta strikes the pose of a surprisingly angry and intemperate man. On 7 March at Lodwar in ...


Registering interest

The opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) electoral pact has had an early setback in its bid to win power at the August general elections. After a 30-day electoral registration...


Pressure-cooker polls

Tensions could boil over when two ethnically based coalitions do battle in elections for the national and county governments

Unlike the peaceful polls that Kenya held in March 2013, the August 2017 elections will be characterised, the conventional wisdom has it, by violence at national and county levels....


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