1. ‘It’s an illusion of choice’: why young Kenyans are boycotting the election  The Guardian
  2. The defining 48 hours for Raila Odinga, William Ruto before campaigns close  The Standard
  3. Kenya elections: Candidates, issues and role of money in a fierce contest  The Star Kenya
  4. Why 2022 campaigns lack the vigour of past electoral contests  The Standard
  5. August polls: Cleaning toilets, chopping vegetables to impress voters  The Star Kenya
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As presidential elections approach, engagement appears low among under-35s – but some see staying away from the polls as a form of protestAs presidential elections approach, engagement appears low among under-35s – but some see staying away from the polls as a form of protest

‘It’s an illusion of choice’: why young Kenyans are boycotting the election | Global development | The Guardian

Kenya, one of Africa’s largest economies, is also seen as one of its healthiest democracies, making the polls crucial.Kenya, one of Africa’s largest economies, is also seen as one of its healthiest democracies, making the polls crucial.

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3 presidential candidates, out of the 4 cleared to run, have captured the country’s imagination.3 presidential candidates, out of the 4 cleared to run, have captured the country’s imagination.

Kenya elections: Candidates, issues and role of money in a fierce contest

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East Africa's economic powerhouse will hold elections on Aug. 9 to select a new president, parliament, county governors and assemblies. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be stepping down after serving his constitutionally allowed 10 years.East Africa's economic powerhouse will hold elections on Aug. 9 to select a new president, parliament, county governors and assemblies. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be stepping down after serving his constitutionally allowed 10 years.

Weary and wary, Kenyans gear up for national elections | Reuters

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5 - With just three days to the next week’s general election, the two presidential front-runners, Deputy President William Ruto of - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Capitalfm.co.keNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5 – With just three days to the next week’s general election, the two presidential front-runners, Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza and Raila Odinga of the Azimio One Kenya Coalition will be holding their last rallies on Saturday.   The Azimio brigade will pitch camp at the Kasarani Stadium while […]

Raila, Ruto to host rallies tomorrow for their final pitch ahead of election   » Capital News

It isn’t surprising people think it’s a life-or-death issue who gets the country’s top seat of power. It isn’t surprising people think it’s a life-or-death issue who gets the country’s top seat of power.

Win or lose, presidential election outcome is not worth dying for - Business Daily

The BBC looks at some of the lighter moments in Kenya's general election campaign.The BBC looks at some of the lighter moments in Kenya's general election campaign.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none.

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Kenya’s national elections for president and for members of the senate and parliament will be held on August 9, 2022. While Kenyan voters in the past haveKenya’s national elections for president and for members of the senate and parliament will be held on August 9, 2022. While Kenyan voters in the past have

An Analysis of Kenya's 2022 National Elections - FPRI Events

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NAIROBI - Tens of thousands of students across Kenya have been ordered to return home as the country's biggest election in years is only a week away. ManyNAIROBI - Tens of thousands of students across Kenya have been ordered to return home as the country's biggest election in years is only a week away. Many

Schools close and Western embassies on high alert as a tense Kenya nervously counts down to election day

Kenyans head to the polls on August 9 amid signs that East Africa’s largest economy could be headed for tough times. The country’s currency- the Shilling has sharply depreciated. It means Kenya's Treasury will face difficulty paying back its huge dollar-denominated debtKenyans head to the polls on August 9 amid signs that East Africa’s largest economy could be headed for tough times. The country’s currency- ...

Debt, inflation: Crisis looms for Kenya's economy [Business Africa] | Africanews

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Over 20 comedians, journalists, musicians, radio presenters, actors, and MCs hope to join the next Kenyan government.Over 20 comedians, journalists, musicians, radio presenters, actors, and MCs hope to join the next Kenyan government.

Artists and famous personalities are competing in Kenya’s 2022 General Elections · Global Voices

In his final weeks as president, Uhuru Kenyatta has been busier than usual playing peacemaker in East Africa, thawing tensions with Somalia, intervening in Congo's crisis, and hosting talks between Sudan and Ethiopia.In his final weeks as president, Uhuru Kenyatta has been busier than usual playing peacemaker in East Africa, thawing tensions with Somalia, intervening in Congo's crisis, and hosting talks between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Cool head in a rough region, Kenya faces test in election - Legit.ng

Kenyans head to the polls on August 9 to vote for president, members of the National Assembly and Senate, and County Leadership for the country’s 47 counties. Elections are an important moment for any country, but the stakes are particularly high ahead for Kenya of Tuesday’s polls. Election violence has been a major issue in previous elections, and there are fears that this vote could spur conflict. Kenya’s next government will face major challenges. Like many countries in the region, Kenya is suffering from a severe drought, rising debt and inflation, with food prices soaring by 15 percent in the last year. With the largest economy in East Africa, Kenya’s stability is critical for the wider region.Kenyans head to the polls on August 9 to vote for president, members of the National Assembly and Senate, and County Leadership for the country’s 47 counties. Elections are an important moment for any country, but the stakes are particularly high ahead for Kenya of Tuesday’s polls. Election violence has been a major issue in previous elections, and there are fears that this vote could spur conflict. Kenya’s next government will face major challenges. Like many countries in the region, Kenya is suffering from a severe drought, rising debt and inflation, with food prices soaring by 15 percent in the last year. With the largest economy in East Africa, Kenya’s stability is critical for the wider region.

A Kenyan Peacebuilder Explains What’s at Stake in Her Country’s Elections | United States Institute of Peace

Regardless of the outcome, there is much to celebrate about Kenya’s maturing politics and, with fingers crossed, to feel very optimistic that that wonderful country is driving forward Regardless of the outcome, there is much to celebrate about Kenya’s maturing politics and, with fingers crossed, to feel very optimistic that that wonderful country is driving forward

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Ahead of an election next Tuesday, Kenya's presidential race has been full of twists and turns that have shocked voters.Ahead of an election next Tuesday, Kenya's presidential race has been full of twists and turns that have shocked voters.

The run up to Kenya's election is messier than normal. Voters wonder if it's for show | WNCW

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FILE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center, and his wife Margaret Kenyatta, right, arrive to view the body of former President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at parliament in Nairobi,FILE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center, and his wife Margaret Kenyatta, right, arrive to view the body of former President Mwai Kibaki lying in state at parliament in Nairobi,

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from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya Kenya Bureau NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – AN alleged ploy to trigger ethnic violence, a messy spat between the president and his deputy, as well as a leading ca…

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Kenyans will elect a new leader on Aug. 9, with the race between front-runners Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga too close to call. The winner will inherit a daunting set of problems: mounting public anger over soaring living costs, rampant unemployment, runaway state debt and a drought that’s left millions of people going hungry. Most previous elections have been dogged by violence and allegations of vote rigging, and investors are on the alert for any threatKenyans will elect a new leader on Aug. 9, with the race between front-runners Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga too close to call. The winner will inherit a daunting set of problems: mounting public anger over soaring living costs, rampant unemployment, runaway state debt and a drought that’s left millions of people going hungry. Most previous elections have been dogged by violence and allegations of vote rigging, and investors are on the alert for any threat

Kenya Vote Backdrop Is Anger Over Living Costs, Debt - The Washington Post

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Podcast : Charlie Mitchell, Kenya correspondent for the Times of London, previews the upcoming contest between Raila Odinga and William Ruto, which will be a crucial test for the East African nation.Podcast : Charlie Mitchell, Kenya correspondent for the Times of London, previews the upcoming contest between Raila Odinga and William Ruto, which will be a crucial test for the East African nation.

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The August 2022 General Elections attracted various politicians and business owners who expressed interest in various seats, changing the face of campaigns.The August 2022 General Elections attracted various politicians and business owners who expressed interest in various seats, changing the face of campaigns.

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Front runners in State House race are rushing from rally to rally to woo voters. They are also engaging in accusations and counter accusations over the Tuesday’s poll.Front runners in State House race are rushing from rally to rally to woo voters. They are also engaging in accusations and counter accusations over the Tuesday’s poll.

The defining 48 hours for Raila Odinga, William Ruto before campaigns close - The Standard

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The helicopter lands in the middle of rice fields, heralding the arrival of Kenyan presidential candidate William Ruto as he seeks votes from the densely populated, politically influential... The helicopter lands in the middle of rice fields, heralding the arrival of Kenyan presidential candidate William Ruto as he seeks votes from the densely populated, politically influential...

Mount Kenya: Where the next president could be chosen - NTV Uganda

Kenya’s next president will have to win more than just votes to gain legitimacy.Kenya’s next president will have to win more than just votes to gain legitimacy.

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A man scavenges through rubbish below campaign posters for local government candidates in the Mathare low-income neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Kenya's Aug. 9 election is rippingA man scavenges through rubbish below campaign posters for local government candidates in the Mathare low-income neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Kenya's Aug. 9 election is ripping

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The five key factors influencing Kenya Presidential elections

In Kenya, the quest to deliver credible, free and fair elections can be both costly and polarizing ever since the introduction of multi-party three decades agoIn Kenya, the quest to deliver credible, free and fair elections can be both costly and polarizing ever since the introduction of multi-party three decades ago

Kenya's costly elections and the political big spenders

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East Africa's economic powerhouse will hold elections on August 9 to select a new president, with the incumbent...East Africa's economic powerhouse will hold elections on August 9 to select a new president, with the incumbent...

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Kenya is no stranger to highly contested elections. Several of the country's past polls have seen high levels of conflict. The violence that brok

Press Release - The August 9 election will be an opportunity for Kenya to showcase its democracy to the world.  I urge all Kenyans to support free and fair elections that are conducted peacefully both in word and in deed.  A peaceful and transparent democratic process that reflects the will of the Kenyan people will further strengthen Kenya's role as a regional and global leader and help deliver a more prosperous and secure future for all Kenyans.Press Release - The August 9 election will be an opportunity for Kenya to showcase its democracy to the world.  I urge all Kenyans to support free and fair elections that are conducted peacefully both in word and in deed.  A peaceful and transparent democratic process that reflects the will of the Kenyan people will further strengthen Kenya's role as a regional and global leader and help deliver a more prosperous and secure future for all Kenyans.

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Kenya’s upcoming election is a big one with even bigger consequences. The country is plagued by a system of governance, policy, foreign relations and an elite mindset seemingly misaligned to deal with the core problems of poverty, corruption, lack of diversification and mounting debt. The win...Winners of Kenyan election face a long, difficult road to heal the ailing country By Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere and Marie-Noelle Nwokolo

Kenyan Election: Will democracy triumph?

Kenyans go to the polls on Tuesday, 9 August, to elect a new president. There are two main contenders: deputy president William Ruto, and veteran politican Raila Odinga. In Nairobi, RFI's Kiswahili service political editor Victor Abuso offers his insights into the candidates and the issues.Kenyans go to the polls on Tuesday, 9 August, to elect a new president. There are two main contenders: deputy president William Ruto, and veteran politican Raila Odinga. In Nairobi, RFI's Kiswahili service political editor Victor Abuso offers his insights into the candidates and the issues.

The challenges ahead as Kenyans prepare to choose a president

Patronage politics, a history of violent conflict and high-stakes elections increase the risks of poll violence in Kenya.Patronage politics, a history of violent conflict and high-stakes elections increase the risks of poll violence in Kenya.

Kenya's election red flags in five essential reads

Kenya's election red flags in five essential reads