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Kenyatta: Latest News
Tom Jackson, 3:54 am AFKI Original
In a surprising but not unfathomable announcement this week, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed that the IT infrastructure deployed during the country’s recently nullified presidential election will again be utilised in the approaching re-run on October 26. It has gambled twice on tech at elections, and lost. To gamble a third time, and with the same flawed system, could unleash forces outside of its control.
Tom Jackson, 10:49 am AFKI Original
While both Kenya and Rwanda admit to the importance of tech development in spurring economic success, the countries have two different approaches. Kenya’s tech development has stalled, mostly on President Kenyatta’s watch, and the government needs to match its rhetoric with action if it is to get it going again. In contrast, Rwanda is earning a reputation as a test kitchen for startups, and a recent report placed the country first in government success in ICT promotion.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:21 pm
Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has alleged that the electoral commission’s servers had been hacked in order to sway early election results in favor of incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, ensuring that the current president remains in charge of the country. With election results from Tuesday’s voting almost entirely counted, Kenyatta appeared to have an unassailable lead over Odinga, prompting the opposition leader to suggest that the results were a fraud made possible thanks to hackers infiltrating the system
Keren Mikva, 2:26 pm AFKI Original
Kenya’s economy benefited in recent months from low oil prices and a stable exchange rate, but tourism — a key sector of the economy — historically decreases in election years. Protests and a legacy of electoral strife like deadly violence after the 2007 election scares away tourists. The current conflict is forcing businesses to close on a weekly basis. In Nairobi, many businesses close each week on what is now known as “Teargas Monday,” costing an estimated $5 million in lost profits each day.
Dana Sanchez, 5:29 pm
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday addressed the Kenyan people and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country’s gay rights record. “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode,” Obama said at a joint press conference in Nairobi. “And bad things happen.”
Keren Mikva, 12:27 pm AFKI Original
After Obama’s upcoming trip was announced, Kenya’s tourism director said it demonstrates Kenya’s competence for hosting international meetings. The Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. said the visit highlights Kenya’s safety and security for visitors from all over the world. Here are 12 things you need to know about U.S. President Barack Obama’s first presidential trip to Kenya.
Becca Blond, 3:17 am AFKI Original
In 2002, Mwai Kibaki won a landslide victory in the presidential election, ending Daniel arap Moi’s 24-year reign. When Kibaki ran again in 2007, the elections turned violent and some 1500 people died in the aftermath. Later, those held accountable were charged with crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. The East African nation of Kenya is often referred to as the “cradle of humanity.” Here are 12 pivotal moments before and since Kenyan independence.
Andrew Friedman, 3:44 am AFKI Original
Kenyatta’s unexpected attendance at the ICC is a major step in a long period of legal wrangling with the Court, and an important step in the Court’s credibility and legitimacy across the African continent. Kenyatta’s response to the indictment stands in sharp contrast to the reaction of the only other current head of state under indictment, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Ann Brown, 12:00 pm
From BBC Scores of Kenyan MPs are preparing to travel to The Hague in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next week. Kenyatta faces charges of organizing ethnic massacres that killed 1,200 people after the 2007 elections. Kenyatta denies the charges. His trial has been […]
Ann Brown, 9:00 pm
From BBC The International Criminal Court (ICC) has summoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear before the tribunal on 8 October. Judges want to question him over claims that his government has withheld documents requested by prosecutors preparing his crimes against humanity trial. The trial has already been delayed several times. Kenyatta denies organizing ethnic […]
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