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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 […]

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AU, UN wary of Kenya plunging into turmoil

NAIROBI, October 23 – The international community is concerned Kenya might degenerate into mayhem amid polls set for Thursday. The run-up to the poll has been volatile, characterised by violent protests against electoral authorities and the challenger, Raila Odinga, threatening to boycott the exercise. Police have also been accused of killing scores of opposition supporters […]

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Kenyan ruling party sues opposition leader

JOHANNESBURG, October 20 –  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka are being sued in Kenya’s Supreme Court by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Friday. Jubilee alleges that the pair have disobeyed court orders and are planning to disrupt the rerun of August’s annulled presidential elections […]

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Kenyan president snubs crisis meeting

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, Reuters reported. The situation in Kenya remains volatile after August’s presidential elections were annulled on the grounds of procedural irregularities with the Supreme Court ordering a rerun on October 26. Chairman of […]

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Kenyan police strengthen security for elections

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Kenyan police are increasing security in preparation for possible fresh outbreaks of violence in the run-up to, and during, the presidential election rerun scheduled for October 26, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Thursday. Spokesman George Kinoti said due to the prevailing political situation, new threats have been identified and fresh hotspots […]

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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 […]