Injected with “Yellow Fever” jab, GEMA roots for Ruto in the elections
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Politics and Society Injected with “Yellow Fever” jab, GEMA roots for Ruto in the elections

Kenyans voted for a new leader on 9 August and few would have predicted how the GEMA nation would vote. Mt Kenya took the heaviest beating from United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and the “yellow wave” reigned supreme. William Ruto-led party secured a majority of votes from the GEMA region, turning the yellow to a red card for Kenyattaism in central Kenya. But why did GEMA go against the grain?

Kenya Election Watch: Queer groups were approved to observe elections by electoral body 
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Politics and Society Kenya Election Watch: Queer groups were approved to observe elections by electoral body 

For the first time in Kenya’s history, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accredited individuals from various local queer organisations as Election Observers. The unprecedented move has furthered the #Queeringtheballot campaign that seeks to improve the civic education and engagement of sexual and gender minorities.