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Kenyan learners arrested for arson

Nairobi, September 24 – Kenyan police have arrested four grade nine (Form Two) students for planning to burn down their school building. The learners in question from Nanyuki High School were agitated by authorities’ decision to change their students leadership prompting them to hatch a plan to burn down the school in disapproval. As a […]

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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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Kenyan intelligence warns of terrorism threats

JOHANNESBURG, September 20 – Kenya’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has warned of terrorism threats facing the East African country from Al Shabaab cells in Somalia, and the Islamic State (IS) that operates in Puntland, Libya, Syria and Iraq, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. In the report, presented during the induction of MPs Wednesday, NIS […]

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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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Kenyan opposition to rally for electoral reform

JOHANNESBURG, September 18 – Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader who lost Kenya’s August presidential elections to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed to hold nationwide campaigns demanding electoral reforms, ahead of next month’s rerun of those elections, AP reported on Monday. The opposition leader has warned that without electoral reform he will not participate […]