• Published on 18 Oct 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Kenya’s presidential election re-run , due in eight-days-time, is in trouble. The head of the election commission has said it is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” after an official fled the country saying she feared for the safety of polling staff. The August election, in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the…

  • Published on 1 Sep 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Maina Kiai, a lawyer and human rights activist who co-founded the Kenya Human Rights Commission, and Comfort Ero, International Crisis Group’s Africa Programme Director, discuss the Kenyan presidential elections.

  • Published on 1 Sep 2017 Sections Politics, World

    It’s never happened before – a presidential election in Africa annulled by the courts. Today the Kenyan Supreme Court ruled that last month’s tense, but largely peaceful, presidential election has to be held again.

  • Published on 12 Aug 2017 Sections Africa, Politics

    At least 24 people have been killed in post-election violence in Kenya – the opposition claim that number is much higher.

  • Published on 4 Aug 2017

    The polls could hardly be tighter. A wafer thin margin divides Kenya’s incumbent president and the man he defeated last time. And with so much at stake – there are fears of widespread violence after Tuesday’s election. Just this week a top election official was murdered – and there are allegations on both sides of…