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Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president

Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president (FILES) This file photo taken on September 1, 2017 shows Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga waving to supporters as he leaves the Supreme Court in Nairobi. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced on October 10, 2017 that he was withdrawing from a re-run …

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Kenya government threatens opposition with ‘treason’ charge

Kenya government threatens opposition with ‘treason’ charge Raila Odinga. PHOTO: Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Kenya’s attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason. Odinga challenged the result of August’s presidential election but then …

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Study finds politics is bad for young Kenyans

Study finds politics is bad for young Kenyans An opposition supporter reacts under the heavy rain in front of a burning barricade in Mathare district, in Nairobi on October 26, 2017, as a group of demonstrators blocked the road and tried to prevent voters from accessing a polling station during …

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Kenya’s Odinga says to hold own inauguration on December 12

Kenya’s Odinga says to hold own inauguration on December 12 Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday rejected the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta and vowed to hold his own swearing-in as president in two weeks time. “I will be sworn in because I am the legitimate president. We are …

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Teargas, chaos as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term

Teargas, chaos as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term Kenyan Police intervene during a stampede outside the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi as supporters of Kenya’s President try to get into the venue to attend his inauguration ceremony on November 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA …

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Two killed as protests follow Kenya court vote ruling

Two killed as protests follow Kenya court vote ruling At least two people were shot dead in Kenya on Monday, police said, as opposition supporters protested a court ruling that upheld the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. A young man was shot dead in Kibera, Nairobi, while another man was …

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Clashes after 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

Clashes after 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum Four bodies were found in the streets of a Nairobi slum on Sunday with the discovery sparking clashes in a city on edge after clashes between opposition supporters and police turned deadly. The bodies of three men and a woman were found …

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Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader’s return

Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader’s return Three people were shot dead Friday in Nairobi, an AFP reporter saw, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip. The three men, all with bullet wounds in the upper body, were …

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Kenyan police fire in air to disperse opposition demonstrators

Kenyan police fire in air to disperse opposition demonstrators Kenyan opposition supporters gesture towards Kenyan riot police as they wait for the re-elections results on October 30, 2017 at Kawangware in Nairobi. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was today declared victor of the country’s deeply divisive elections, taking 98 percent of …

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Kenya’s top court hears petitions to cancel election, again

Kenya’s top court hears petitions to cancel election, again Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing two petitions to annul last month’s presidential election, which was already a re-run ordered by the court after it annulled an earlier vote. The court hearing is the latest in a long and winding …

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