[Nation] The ruling Jubilee Party has employed a broad spectrum of strategies to legitimise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the elections scheduled for October 26 after his main challenger Raila Odinga withdrew from the race citing an uneven playing field.
[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[Observer] The political leader of the opposition Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement of her presidency as the next person to succeed her.
[Observer] “It tends to undermine conduct of peaceful elections,” he says.
[New Times] The 2017 presidential polls had a total voter turnout of over 96 per cent, according to tally results from the National Electoral Commission.
[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) has declared campaign open for the ensuing elections as of today, Monday, July 31, at 12:01 a.m. until Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m.
[Nyasa Times] President P” Peter Mutharika has said former President of Malawi Joyce Banda is free to come back to Malawi anytime to help the government in developing the country.
[Nation] Massive preparations for the election are under way with the recruitment of at least 360,000 temporary staff this week.
[New Times] The country’s three presidential candidates vying for President begin the campaign trail today.
[The Herald] Presidential aspirant Dr Nkosana Moyo yesterday scoffed at MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s proposed coalition of opposition parties ahead of next year’s harmonised elections, describing it as a gathering of weak political groupings.Addressing a handful of people at a Bulawayo hotel, Dr Moyo said he would soon launch a political party, the Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA), to contest the 2018 elections.