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Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections -rights groups

NAIROBI, October 16 – Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Excessive force by police against protesters and residents in strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga caused the deaths in Nairobi, the report said. President Uhuru […]

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Kenya police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters in three cities

NAIROBI, October 13 – Kenyan police used teargas on Friday to disperse protesters in the country’s three main cities, Reuters witnesses said, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued. On Thursday, the government banned demonstrations in the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, the coastal […]

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Kenyan elections talks going nowhere fast

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced that he will organise fresh protests to push for electoral commission reforms after talks on new elections collapsed on Thursday, AP reported on Friday.   Odinga added that the protests were also aimed at preventing the ruling party from removing safeguards against electoral fraud […]

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Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it nullified presidential polls

Nairobi, September 20 – Kenya’s Supreme Court is delivering its full statement on why it nullified the result of the August 8 presidential elections, as pro-government and opposition protesters gathered outside. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court nullified the result, citing irregularities, after opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a petition claiming the electoral commission’s computers […]

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Kenyatta’s party accuses opposition of fearing new elections

JOHANNESBURG, September 18 – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has accused opposition leader Raila Odinga, and his National Super Alliance (Nasa) party, of fearing fresh presidential elections, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Monday. Kenya’s Supreme Court ordered fresh elections after nullifying the August poll results. The matter brought to court by Odinga, who rejected […]

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Kenya opposition says electoral officials’ lives threatened

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8 — The lives of some top officials with Kenya’s electoral commission are under “serious threat” from the government ahead of the new presidential election next month, opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed Friday. Odinga, who successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in court, told reporters that some commission officials have received “very […]