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Kenyan authorities target media as counter ‘inauguration’ proceeds

JOHANNESBURG, January 30 – As the Kenyan capital Nairobi braces itself for the controversial counter “swearing-in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga set to go ahead despite warnings from the East African country’s attorney general that this could amount to treason. Media reports indicated that the Communication Authority in Kenya was preventing several media outlets from […]

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Plans for Odinga’s counter swearing-in complete

JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – More unrest appears on Kenya’s political horizon following confirmation that plans for the counter swearing-in of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who heads the National Super Alliance (NASA), are complete. Senator Siaya Senator James Orengo has confirmed the swearing-in will go ahead, adding that the opposition is determined to see Odinga […]

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Kenyan opposition strategist arrested

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – The reaction of Kenyans to the news of the arrest of a Kenyan opposition strategist has been sharply divided, underlining just how divided the country remains following the months of political unrest surrounding the elections. Kenyan opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa), released a statement on Sunday reporting that one […]

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Kenya’s parliament takes 3 week break at opposition’s request

NAIROBI, November 8 – Deadlock over the allocation of leadership posts has forced Kenya’s parliament into an unscheduled three-week recess, lawmakers said on Wednesday, indicating a protracted political crisis could reverberate beyond the October election.     Political stalemate has gripped Kenya, East Africa’s most advanced economy and an ally of the West against militant […]

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Third presidential poll unlikely in Kenya

NAIROBI – ANALYSTS have dismissed the likelihood of a third presidential election this year in Kenya following a disputed outcome last week. Incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of the rescheduled poll last week with 98 percent of the vote after rival Raila Odinga boycotted demanding the dissolution of the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission […]

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Post-election crisis Kenya looks ahead

JOHANNESBURG, October 31 – Kenya has experienced a tumultuous few months related to elections, including an annulment, an election rerun and subsequent a boycott thereof, all accompanied by violence, deaths, protests, anger and uncertainty. As the dust settles – temporarily – following an announcement on Monday by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that […]