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Kenyan Election Watch: The women have it — Female candidates dominate like never before
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Politics and Society Kenyan Election Watch: The women have it — Female candidates dominate like never before

With the presidential results in and Kenyans finally on the other end of a long election tally there are some victories to embrace. Women have dominated the polls by securing seats that have never been held by a woman and gaining overwhelmingly community support, with some counties choosing women for their entire leadership suite. 

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?