Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi in a bid to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to the repeat vote.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, sparking opposition protests and triggering fears of violence like after the 2007 elections.
Thousands of Kenyans started leaving cities before next week’s vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.
Nearly 30,000-40,000 buildings built without approval in Kenya’s capital are at risk.
Kenya’s high consumer food prices are worrying because they are unresponsive to the policies pursued. The country needs to address this and improve planning to attain stability.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
Nairobi had vowed to shut Dadaab camp, saying it was being used by Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia, but was criticised by rights groups.