#SiasaKE 10 things you need to know about the Elections today

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IEBC issues new controversial statement on elections.

  • IEBC announcement on election results

IEBC said the outcomes of the poll would be communicated through the media and its website.

play Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati (left) and CEO Ezra Chiloba at Anniversary Towers, Nairobi, on April 5, 2017. (Nation Media Group)


Local and foreign media managers, editors, producers and technical teams will be guaranteed a dedicated feed from the national tallying centre in Nairobi.

  • Debate was a waste of time - Uhuru

play President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with NASA leader Raila Odinga. (The Star)

President Uhuru Kenyatta said he skipped Monday's presidential debate with his main challenger Raila Odinga because it would have been a waste of his time.

  • MP aspirant arrested on sodomy charges

play Maragua MP aspirant Sam Wairimu. (Courtesy)

Maragua parliamentary aspirant Sam Wairimu is to appear in court on Wednesday to face sodomy charges.

  • Russia's warning on Kenyan Elections

play Russian President Vladmir Putin. (Al Jazeera)

Russia’s Foreign ministry said in a tweet that “on the eve of the General Election, protests are possible”.

  • Twitter grants Kenya election hashflags


Popular social networking service Twitter has granted two dedicated hash flags for the upcoming Kenyan Election.

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  • Police ready for polls

play IG Joseph Boinnett inspects a police parade. (Medafrica Times)

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has said the National Police Service (NPS) is ready, both in capacity and equipment, to support the IEBC in ensuring successful elections.

  • IEBC urged to have sign language interpreters at polling stations

play IEBC officials during a voter registration exercise. (Soft Kenya)

Voters with hearing disabilities want the electoral body to provide sign language interpreters to assist them on Election Day.

  • DP Ruto holds rallies in 5 counties in 1 day

play Deputy President William Ruto during a past campaign tour. (DPPS)

Deputy President William Ruto held a series of campaign meetings in five counties in the Rift Valley and in western Kenya urging them to turn out in large numbers in next month's General Election and vote for the Jubilee Party.

  • Sonko endorsed by council of elders

play Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko after he was crowned an elder by members of the Kamba community. (Andrew Mbuva)

Nairobi Jubilee governor aspirant Mike Sonko was on Tuesday endorsed by the GEMA communities.

  • Rift Valley elders election curse

play West pokot governor Simon Kachapin in traditional head gear with elders after he was installed as the community spokesperson. (Maryann Chai)


Elders from West Pokot, Baringo and Laikipia counties held traditional prayers to ‘curse’ leaders out to rig the election.

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