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Tension rising in Kenya over Odinga

Tension is rising across Kenya and other countries in East Africa as defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga prepares his “inauguration”. Authorities had warned that the move to swear-in Odinga is a treason that is punishable by death Odinga’s security details have withdrawn and his passports and that of his running mate Mr.

Kenya’s Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared

Three Takeaways from the Kenya Supreme Court Ruling

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies The decision by the Court to nullify the results of the presidential election reflects the importance of independent institutions to legitimacy and stability in Africa.   On September 1, the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the results of the country’s presidential election and ordered fresh polls

Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women’s representatives. President Uhuru Kenyatta won a