On Kenyan social media, voters saw plenty of attack ads against opposition candidate Raila Odinga
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Kenyan Lawyers Display Yellow Ribbons in Post-Vote Protest
Kenyan lawyers are donning yellow ribbons on their arms to protest what they say are violations of the rule of law
VIDEO: Kenyan media is increasingly under pressure and in crisis
The screws are being tightened on Kenyan media, but the fourth estate also has credibility issues
Kenya government critic in court amid crackdown
A Kenyan government critic appeared in court Tuesday to face charges related to the mock the president
Crisis as Independent Kenyan TV Remains Suspended
There has been continued suspension of three independent television stations in Kenya, despite a court ruling
Kenya television shutdown to stop coverage of opposition event
Rights groups on Wednesday criticised the Kenya government’s move to block live coverage of a mock inauguration by the opposition as a “violation” of the public’s right to information. Three of the country’s main private television channels had their live feeds cut or blocked, while the state-run Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) was allowed to continue. […]
Kenya crisis: Ruling party and opposition both claim presidency
Opposition leaders are standing firm in their refusal to recognize the Kenyatta administration
Kenyan Women Protest in Push For Constitutional Gender Rule
Hundreds of women marched through Nairobi on Monday to protest the president’s failure to name women to at least one-third of government positions, as Kenya’s constitution requires. Two weeks ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled a Cabinet shakeup, naming nine people for high-ranking government positions. Not one of the nominees was a woman. The president also […]
Last year revealed that Kenyan democracy is in decline
Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.
Was voter buying just legalized ahead of Zimbabwe elections?
Voter buying is not a new phenomenon, stands, food, farming implements and other goodies are now know to be used as a carrot and stick measure towards every election.