Kenyan Civil Society’s Sense of Betrayal During 2013 Elections

As President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto prepare to attend their trials at the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the coming weeks, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah analyses the fault lines within civil society organisations that the two leaders used to their advantage during the 2013 elections. Read part 1 on the media’s… Continue reading…

Did the Kenyan Media Do Justice to the 2013 Election Coverage?

As President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto prepare to attend their trials at the International Criminal Court in the Hague in the coming weeks, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah reflects on the media’s role in the 2013 general elections, and how it may have helped Kenyatta’s presidential campaign. She also analyses the fault lines… Continue reading…

Foreign Reporters Disappointed Over Lack of Post-Election Violence in Kenya

NAKURU, Kenya – Foreign reporters who were parachuted into Kenya to cover the 2013 general elections expressed their disappointments on Monday over the lack of inter-ethnic clashes in the aftermath of the largely peaceful elections in the country. “We came to Kenya hoping to see some action, some post-election chaos, and we didn’t find anything,”… Continue reading…

Kenya’s Largest Newspaper Misinforms Readers About Obama Remark, Deletes Story

Update 8:30 p.m. Daily Nation has since deleted the link to the story which was on its website frontpage after a backlash from Kenyans on Twitter. Kenyan media has been applauded for their role in the coverage of the just concluded general elections. Television pundits and reporters have been very careful not to ignite voter and ethnic… Continue reading…

Odinga Dismisses Financial Times Report Over Election Violence

Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has dismissed a Financial Times story in which he was quoted as warning of “consequences” if he loses the upcoming general elections. The article, brazenly titled “Odinga warns of trouble if he loses poll,” was posted on the British newspaper’s website on Friday after Odinga gave an interview in which he… Continue reading…

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