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Kenyan opposition strategist arrested

JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – The reaction of Kenyans to the news of the arrest of a Kenyan opposition strategist has been sharply divided, underlining just how divided the country remains following the months of political unrest surrounding the elections. Kenyan opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa), released a statement on Sunday reporting that one […]

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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 […]

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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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Kenya’s parliament takes 3 week break at opposition’s request

NAIROBI, November 8 – Deadlock over the allocation of leadership posts has forced Kenya’s parliament into an unscheduled three-week recess, lawmakers said on Wednesday, indicating a protracted political crisis could reverberate beyond the October election.     Political stalemate has gripped Kenya, East Africa’s most advanced economy and an ally of the West against militant […]