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Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

Across all of East Africa, there’s potential for some 20,000 megawatts of geothermal energy, according to a report from agencies including the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa and the United Nations Environment Program. But Kenya and the surrounding region face many challenges to harnessing its full geothermal potential. Lack of funding …

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Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 29,686,126 (increased from CHF 25,062,572) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1,373,294 people (an increase from 1,033,300 people), …

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Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal revision no 3, n°MDRKE039

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 29,686,126 (increased from CHF 25,062,572) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 1,373,294 people (an increase from 1,033,300 people), …

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Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

Kenyans deserve to know why another Eurobond and its use

Yesterday’s report that Kenya has successfully priced a new $2 billion (Sh203 billion) Eurobond issue at the London Stock Exchange should not just get the government excited without addressing the concerns of Kenyans. Using his twitter handle, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that he was “pleased” with the news that the …

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Piling debt: Each Kenyan now living on Sh100, 000 borrowed means

Piling debt: Each Kenyan now living on Sh100, 000 borrowed means

Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich presenting the budget for the 2016/2017 financial year at Parliament. [Photo by Wilberforce Okwiri/Standard] It was Benjamin Franklin, a renowned polymath and one of the founding fathers of the US, who said: “Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.” But Kenyan parents and …

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Kenya captain, coach and board president resign

Kenya captain, coach and board president resign

Kenya’s captain Rakep Patel has resigned after the team returned home winless from the WCL Division Two tournament in Namibia. The coach Thomas Odoyo has also stepped down, and so has the board president Jackie Janmohammed. By finishing last out of the six teams that participated, Kenya were demoted to …

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Kenya’s graft rank improves slightly – VIDEO

Kenya's graft rank improves slightly - VIDEO

By KENNEDY KIMANTHIMore by this Author The annual corruption perceptions index, released by Transparency International (TI), has ranked Kenya number 143 of 180 countries that were included in the index for the year 2017. The index, which ranks countries on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), …

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Bomu Stadium to host Kenya versus Egypt friendly match

Bomu Stadium to host Kenya versus Egypt friendly match

Joho and Mwendwa tested the surface with a pitch trial-game at the Stadium on Wednesday The newly built Bomu Stadium will host an international friendly between Kenya and Egypt. The Kenya Football Federation has settled on the 3000 sitter capacity Stadium to host a match between Kenya under 20 and …

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Kenya aims to improve cattle farmers’ livelihoods

Authorities in western Kenya are investing drought-resilient methods to improve the livelihoods of cattle farmers. The local government is advocating for similar projects to be set up in other East African countries to minimize cross-border conflict. Cattle owners often move between countries in search of pasture and water. CGTN’s Patrick …

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Over 4,000 delegates gather for the UN Environment Assembly in Kenya

Over 4,000 delegates who include heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are meeting in Nairobi at the third UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi to discuss ways of curbing pollution. The assembly will finalise a declaration committing to end global pollution, which accounts for loss …

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Battle over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election heads back to the Supreme Court – The Standard

The StandardBattle over President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election heads back to the Supreme CourtThe StandardThe Supreme Court will once again be the theatre where the legal battle over the presidential election standoff between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga plays out. Thursday, Jubilee Party filed a pre-emptive petition seeking ...Elections exhaust Kenya, where democracy is challengedNews24Uhuru Kenyatta's hollow victoryThe EconomistIN-DEPTH: Kenya's problematic pollFinancial MailXinhua -RFI -The Bucknellian

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European Union observers say poll was more transparent – The Standard

The StandardEuropean Union observers say poll was more transparentThe StandardAny election dispute should be presented in court, election observers from the European Union have said. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) also said an initial analysis of result forms for the October 26 repeat presidential poll ...Kenya faces further poll challenges as divisions remainAljazeera.comInt'l poll observers call for dialogue to resolve Kenya's political impasseXinhuaPetitioner wants IEBC bosses punished for

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Kenya’s presidential vote could send the country into a political crisis

Voters look for their names on an electorate list near a polling station ahead of the presidential election in the slum area of Mathare in Nairobi on Tuesday. NAIROBI - Two months after Kenya's Supreme Court annulled the country's presidential election, a rescheduled poll is now slated for Thursday, a vote with major implications for East Africa's largest economy and its most important political power broker.

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IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers – The Standard

The StandardIEBC allows agents, observers to access serversThe StandardThe electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ...IEBC opens up Results Transmission Server for Oct 26 pollCapital FM KenyaKenyatta Declared Winner of Disputed ElectionAllAfrica.comIEBC grants access to results transmission serverKenya Broadcasting CorporationDaily Nation -defenceWeb -DeathRattleSports.com -African Independentall 56 news articles »

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Kenyans vote, or mostly don’t, in controversial reelection

Very few Kenyans showed up to vote Thursday at a controversial reelection boycotted by the main opposition, causing a deep divide and ethnic cleavages throughout the East African nation. The picture at polling stations today retains a stark contrast to that of August 8, with polling booths standing empty and security forces outnumbering voters.

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Kenya:’Repeat Presidential Poll Was Free, Fair and Credible’

Photo: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation at State House, Nairobi, on October 25, 2017.

By Patrick Lang'at and John Ngirachu

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has declared that the just-concluded repeat presidential election was credible, free, fair and credible.

Mr Chebukati has subsequently declared Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto as president-elect and deputy president-elect respectively.

Mr Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes, which is 98.27pc of the valid votes cast in the fresh election held last week and which was boycotted by his main challenger, Nasa’s Raila Odinga.

The declaration process, which is ongoing, started a few minutes to 4pm with Mr Chebukati reading the votes that each candidate got in each of the 47 counties.

The declaration is made without results from 25 constituencies in Nyanza that failed to vote on Thursday due to disruptions of polling.

Mr Chebukati said that the conditions that had been set for the repeat poll were met and that the fresh election credible, free and fair.

MOST DIFFICULT

He described as the “most difficult and legally unchartered waters” the fact that Kenya, first in Africa and the Commonwealth, and only the fourth in the world, had its presidential election annulled and a repeat poll done.

“I am satisfied that we were able to meet these conditions (I had set) to deliver what to us, and I believe, [to] observers, was a free, fair and credible election,” said Mr Chebukati.

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DETAILED STEPS

He said detailed steps were undertaken to ensure the election was okay and to address concerns from General Election where the Supreme Court annulled President Kenyatta’s win.

Mr Chebukati said that the election was run by a fresh team made of election staff from all over the country.

He added that conditions in 25 constituencies in Nyanza region made it impossible to hold the repeat election.

Speaking earlier in the day, IEBC Vice-Chairperson Consolata Nkatha said that voting in areas that did not hold elections will not affect the final result.

VERIFICATION

She said that a verification process had been completed in 266 constituencies where elections were held and that the commission, in accordance with Section 55(B)(3) of the Elections Act, directed that a return to the election be made, thus paving way for a president-elect to be declared.

Last Thursday’s fresh election was ordered by the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on September 1 that annulled President Kenyatta’s August 8 win over illegalities and irregularities committed by the IEBC.

Mr Odinga boycotted the fresh poll, demanding, among other things, the sacking of senior electoral officials and change of both the ballot paper printer and the poll’s technology provider.

NYANZA

However, it became impossible to hold elections in 25 constituencies in Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori, where Mr Odinga enjoys massive support.

In most of these constituencies, hooligans prevented polling from taking place, welding and riveting shut gates in some places and in others engaging in violence to the extent that the IEBC could not secure its officials.

Mr Chebukati said on Friday that election officials were intimidated, kidnapped or tortured and said that where the commission’s staff was under threat, it was concerned.

266 CONSTITUENCIES

However, election took place in 265 of Kenya’s 290 constituencies as well as the diaspora with Kenyans in East and South Africa casting their ballot.

Of those 266 reporting constituencies, President Kenyatta had 7,483, 895 votes, just 719,395 shy of the 8,203, 290 he had in the annulled poll.

And with 7,616, 21 valid votes in the 266 constituencies that voted, the voter turnout was 42.36 per cent, while taken against the 19, 611, 423 total voters in Kenya, the Thursday fresh poll’s turnout drops to 38.84 per cent.

The August 8 election had a 79.17 per cent voter turnout, a drop from the 86 per cent in the 2013 election won by President Kenyatta with Mr Odinga coming in a close second, and losing a subsequent Supreme Court petition.

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How it unraveled

It's deja vu for voters in Kenya who return to the ballot box on Thursday for a presidential election do-over -- after the result of the first ballot on August 8 was overturned amid rigging allegations.

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