Kenya

2:26pm

Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

In Kenyan Election, Kenyatta Holds On To Razor-Thin Margin After Final Tally

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 9:47 am

A supporter celebrates on March 6, 2013 at a polling station in the Mathare slum of Nairobi.
Simon Maina AFP/Getty Images

Update at 7:04 p.m. ET. All Votes Counted:

With all the votes in, Kenya's election commission says Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won with the slimmest of margins. Kenyatta got 50.03 percent of the vote, the AP reports.

Reuters adds:

"Kenyatta, who faces international charges of crimes against humanity, secured 6,173,433 votes out of a total of 12,338,667 ballots cast, indicating that he had secured the more than 50 percent of votes needed for a first round win."

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11:33am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Guys, Your Colorblindness Might Be Messing With Kenya's Elections

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 12:44 pm

Kenyan election observers and voters in the mixed slum of Kiambiu — where the first fires started in Nairobi after the disputed presidential election of 2007 — vote in this year's elections. Could something as innocent as the color of the ballots and ballot boxes be contributing to voting "irregularities"?
Gregory Warner NPR

In Kenya, colorblindness may be contributing to more than just questionable sartorial combinations. Some observers say it may have something to do with the hundreds of thousands of spoiled ballots — a term for disqualified or invalidated votes — in Monday's presidential election, adding new delays to declaring a winner and raising the possibility of a costly and contentious runoff election in April.

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2:15pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Historic Election Day In Kenya Is Marred By The Killing Of 19

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 3:16 pm

Voters line up in Kibera to vote. Long lines stretched over a mile long in some parts of Nairobi.
Gregory Warner NPR

The historic presidential election in Kenya turned violent in two polling stations near the border with Somalia on Monday.

NPR's Gregory Warner reports from Nairobi that the attack marred what had been an otherwise peaceful day. He filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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2:56am

Mon March 4, 2013
World

Ethnic Violence Haunts Kenya's Presidential Election

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:02 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Kenya votes for a new president today for the first time in five years. It's an important election, in part because the country is still haunted by the ethnic violence that bloodied the last presidential election in 2007. More than 1,200 people were killed and the violence only ended after the international community stepped in. NPR's Gregory Warner is out visiting polling stations and talking to people in Nairobi. He joins us to talk about the election. Good morning, Greg.

GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

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6:35am

Sun March 3, 2013
Africa

In Kenya, Political Puppets Give Voice To Satire

Originally published on Sun March 3, 2013 1:22 pm

In this screengrab, three puppets debate one another on The XYZ Show's presidential debate, which aired in February.
The XYZ Show YouTube

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