Despite disruptions when the results were announced, Kenya’s polls seemed credible, and the courts will be the final arbiters.
Angola’s 2022 election is the first in which citizens born after the war are old enough to vote.
The “hustler-in-chief”: William Ruto — a history maker who became Kenya’s first sitting deputy president to succeed the incumbent and the first candidate to win the presidency at first attempt.
The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
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.
Academics provide their insights into the state of the country’s economy, Ruto’s economic promises and what to expect.
As an outlier in Kenya’s political power matrix, Ruto was elbowed out by the establishment. But he has somersaulted back by appealing directly to the masses.
The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low may increase incentives to challenge the results.
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?