Opinion

Kenya: IEBC Should Seek Guidance From Supreme Court, By Rafiq Raji

The ruling Jubilee party has petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the principals of NASA in contempt of court for their purported boycott of the upcoming presidential election rerun without following due It has also advised that if the IEBC has problems conducting the election rerun on October 26, it…
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Opinion

Kenya: Jittery Markets Should Keep Calm, By Rafiq Raji

Considering how high the stakes are, anything short of a credible poll this time around would almost certainly lead to violence. Fellow economists view these developments as short term risks to Kenyan asset, with the shilling likely to be volatile consequently. The political outlook would thus be on the top-of-mind…
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Opinion

Delay May Be Dangerous: Private Letter To Kenyatta, By Azu Ishiekwene

Mr. President, I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void. Four out of six justices nullified an election in which million or 54 percent voted for you as their choice, each Justice assuming the equivalent or more of…
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Opinion

Ethnic Politics and the 2017 Kenyan Elections, By Rafiq Raji

Even as ethnic loyalities run deep, however, voting choices may not necessarily be ethnically homogenous. Considering Deputy President William Ruto is a more influential Kalenjin, Mr Isaac Ruto, who has boasted of bringing at least one million Kalenjin votes to the table, cannot be so confident, for instance. And the…
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