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Kenyatta, Odinga exchange hugs and apologies at prayer meeting

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (ANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and their deputies on Thursday exchanged hugs and apologies, cementing their pledge to promote unity after a fractious and bloody election, AFP reported. The unusual scene unfolded at the country’s annual national prayer meeting. It came eight months after Kenyatta’s re-election in […]

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Kenyan opposition leader ‘deported’ to Canada

JOHANNESBURG, February 7 – The self-proclaimed leader of Kenya’s National Resistance Movement (NRM) “general” Miguna Miguna has been ‘deported’ from Kenya to Canada, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. Miguna a political ally of opposition leader Raila Odinga was arrested last Friday after taking part in Odinga’s mock inauguration on Tuesday, which the Kenyan authorities […]

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Kenyan authorities target media as counter ‘inauguration’ proceeds

JOHANNESBURG, January 30 – As the Kenyan capital Nairobi braces itself for the controversial counter “swearing-in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga set to go ahead despite warnings from the East African country’s attorney general that this could amount to treason. Media reports indicated that the Communication Authority in Kenya was preventing several media outlets from […]

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Plans for Odinga’s counter swearing-in complete

JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – More unrest appears on Kenya’s political horizon following confirmation that plans for the counter swearing-in of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who heads the National Super Alliance (NASA), are complete. Senator Siaya Senator James Orengo has confirmed the swearing-in will go ahead, adding that the opposition is determined to see Odinga […]

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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 […]