Breakthrough as Kenya poised to elect first female governors - Cadtle Hills News

Nairobi: Women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya's powerful governor positions after making historic gains in party primaries this week, experts said, heralding a political breakthrough for the patriarchal society. Kenya has ...

Kenyan police say two killed, 63 arrested during party primaries - Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police said Saturday only two people were killed and 63 others arrested for various electoral offences in the hotly contested primary elections across the East African nation. Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinett said ...

Kenya's history of election violence may repeat itself - The Star, Kenya

In the last few weeks Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence, especially during the party primaries, which began on April 13. Nominated candidates are one step into the office they are seeking. In some cases, especially in cases ...

Kenya: As Curtain Closes On Party Primaries, ODM Puts Nairobi MP, MCA Tickets to the Vote - AllAfrica.com

Nairobi — The Orange Democratic Movement holds its primaries in Nairobi under the supervision of Deputy Party Leader Ali Hassan Joho. The National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno has urged party members to come out in their large numbers ...

Party polls speak of a maturing democracy - The Standard (press release)

As the dust settles from the hot season of party primaries, the full implication for a future leadership and culture of integrity is yet to emerge. One thing is clear though, trying to understand what just happened from either a purely good or bad ...

KAGWANJA: Chaotic primaries a call for action to avert risk of violence - Daily Nation

Voters burn ballot papers at Rukenya Primary School in Kirinyaga County after it emerged that names of eight aspiring MCAs were not on the ballot on April 24, 2017. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...

ATWOLI: Shambolic nominations undermine democracy - Daily Nation

Youths light bonfires on the streets of Kisumu town on April 26, 2017. They were protesting against MP Ken Obura who they claimed was controversially awarded an ODM nomination certificate to run as Kisumu Central Member of Parliament. PHOTO ...

CHEESEMAN: What party primaries mean for Kenya's General Election - Daily Nation

Police officers guide voters at a polling station during Jubilee Party primaries in Thika on April 21, 2017. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. The failure of parties to manage nominations raises some important questions. Certain ...

OKORE: An open letter to the Kenyan politician - Daily Nation

Kisumu residents took to the streets on April 26,2017 to protest announcement of Kisumu Central MP Ken Obura as the winner in the ODM primaries. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...