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Violence erupts in Kenyan opposition strongholds following failed petitions

NAIROBI, Nov 20 – The decision by Kenya’s Supreme Court to uphold the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, after petitions challenging his victory in the October 26 rerun elections were rejected, has been followed by violence in opposition strongholds, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Monday. Supporters of the National Super Alliance (NASA) party and its […]

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Third presidential poll unlikely in Kenya

NAIROBI, November 4 – 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 […]

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Kenyan university lecturers launch strike

Kenyan lecturers in public universities have launched a strike to protest against what they call the government’s continued failure to implement a march deal to boost salaries and housing allowances, Reuters reported Wednesday.     This strike further pressures Nairobi as it deals with the aftermath of the tumultuous elections, and a strike by nurses […]

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Kenya announces election results as Amnesty slams police brutality

JOHANNESBURG, October 30 – Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is to announce the results of last week’s presidential election rerun on Monday, the East African reports. The election results come the same day Amnesty International accuses Kenyan police of excessive brutality and intimidation against opposition protesters. While President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to […]