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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 […]

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Kenya police use teargas to disperse opposition protesters in three cities

NAIROBI, October 13 – Kenyan police used teargas on Friday to disperse protesters in the country’s three main cities, Reuters witnesses said, as a standoff between the government and opposition leaders over a planned repeat presidential election continued. On Thursday, the government banned demonstrations in the central business districts of the capital Nairobi, the coastal […]

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Kenya urged to embed representatives in electoral commission

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – The International Crisis Group (ICG), a conflict prevention organisation, has urged Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee Party, and National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga, to embed representatives in the electoral commission. ICG in a new report made the recommendation as a way to ensure that Kenya’s Independent Electoral and […]

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Kenya’s backslide into precarious limbo before election re-run

JOHANNESBURG, September 30 – Kenya’s 2017 election is a confounding vote because it has carried the country and Africa into uncharted positive territory while simultaneously bringing it back onto familiar, dangerous political ground. What is new is that Kenya’s Supreme Court took the step — unprecedented in Africa — of nullifying the August 8 poll that had put President […]