Kenya and Rwanda go to the Polls

Elections

The month of August, traditionally one of the quieter months in East Africa, is this year the busiest on the East African calendar with two elections scheduled for the period. The people of the Republic of Rwanda will go to the polls on 4th August, 2017 quickly followed by the people of the Republic of Kenya on 8th August.Results from both elections are highly anticipated although the Kenyan election has elicited greater regional interest given the role of Kenya as the key supply route for the landlocked East African nations.

Three candidates are on the ballot in Rwanda with the Democratic Green Party's Frank Habineza and Independent Phillipe Mpayimana going up against incumbent President Paul Kagame of the Rwanda Patriotic Front. President Kagame is widely expected to attain a landslide victory. In Kenya, 8 candidates are in the race for the Presidency although the fiercest competition is expected to be between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party and Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance Coalition.  

 

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