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Controversial ‘inauguration’ of Kenyan opposition leader postponed

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Tuesday’s planned “swearing-in” of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been postponed easing fears of more political unrest in the East African country, and presenting a window of opportunity for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, AP reports.     The opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) had […]

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US asks Kenyan opposition leader to call off alternative inauguration

JOHANNESBURG, December 6 – The United States has asked Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off his planned swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday next week, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. Donald Yamamoto, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US government’s Bureau of African Affairs, warned that Odinga’s move would further polarise Kenya. Odinga’s […]

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Odinga challenges Kenyatta, says he “will be sworn-in on December 12”

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – Controversial Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has declared that “he will be sworn-in as the people’s president” on December 12 despite his nemesis, Uhuru Kenyatta, having been officially inaugurated as the president of Kenya on Tuesday, the Daily Nation reports. Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each […]

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Kenyatta sworn in

Johannesburg, November 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters waving Kenyan flags at the Kasarani Sports Stadium in the capital Nairobi. “I will obey, protect and defend the constitution of Kenya as law established and all other […]

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Nkoana-Mashabane to represent South Africa at Kenyatta inauguration – Presidency

CAPE TOWN, November 27 – International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane will be representing South Africa at the Kenyan inauguration ceremony of Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. A statement from the presidency on Monday said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane would represent President Jacob Zuma at the ceremony at the Kasarani National Stadium in Nairobi. The inauguration […]