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Odinga says Kenya moving towards dictatorship, calls for Western intervention

JOHANNESBURG,November 10 – Following Kenya’s election crisis opposition leader Raila Odinga has warned that the country is heading towards a dictatorship and has called for Western intervention, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported Friday. Odinga, the leader of the coalition opposition National Super Alliance (NASA), called for international partners to intervene during a 30-minute lecture in at […]

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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 […]

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Just over a third of Kenyans voted in election rerun

JOHANNESBURG, October 27 – As votes continue to be tallied following Kenya’s Thursday presidential election rerun, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has reported one of the East African country’s lowest-ever electoral turnouts, with only an estimated 6.55 million Kenyans voting, Reuters reported on Friday.   IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati posted on his Twitter […]