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Western envoys urge Kenya opposition to recognize Kenyatta

Eleven western envoys, including those from the United States and Britain, urged Kenya’s opposition leader Sunday to recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s legitimately elected leader.

Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government considers treason, while the passports of more …

Kenya government allows 2 TV stations to resume broadcasting

Kenya’s government Monday restored transmission to two major TV stations of the four it shut down seven days ago, as police fired tear gas on

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

Kenya’s High Court orders government’s TV shutdown to end

Kenya’s High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country’s top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader’s mock …

Kenyan opposition leader ‘sworn in’ as event called treason

In a ceremony that Kenya’s government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as “the people’s president” during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru …

Kenya’s president urges unity after divisive election season

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017

President vows to unite Kenyans but deadly clashes continue

President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed at his inauguration Tuesday to unite Kenyans after months of election turmoil, but violence flared anew as police shot dead at least three people, including a …

Five killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.

After election, Kenyan opposition leader plans more protests

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday harshly criticized an election rerun in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, saying it should be scrapped in favor of yet …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Kenyan official says opposition leaders incited riots

A top Kenyan government official on Sunday accused opposition leaders of inciting riots and attacks on police since a repeat presidential election, while opposition chief Raila Odinga visited a Nairobi …

Kenya’s leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions rise

President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

Kenya police killed 67 opposition supporters: Rights groups

Kenya police shot dead a street vendor as opposition supporters held demonstrations calling for electoral reform, a senior police official said Monday, while human rights groups said police killed had …

Kenyan opposition leader rejects date of new elections

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Tuesday he does not accept the date for the new presidential elections, demanding reforms to the electoral commission and other “legal and constitutional guarantees.”

Kenya opposition leader refuses to share power

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday he will not share power, speaking days after the Supreme Court’s decision to annul President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and order a fresh presidential …

Top union official urges Kenyan president to ‘sober up’

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was urged to stop drinking alcohol and “sober up” by a top union official on Sunday. The head of Kenya’s Central Organization of …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Kenya president warns judiciary after it nullifies election

Kenya’s president promised Saturday to “fix” the judicial system a day after the Supreme Court nullified his re-election, and he warned the chief justice and judiciary not to interfere with …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Kenyan court annuls election result, setting African precedent

Kenya’s top court nullified last month’s presidential election, upholding the main opposition’s complaint that Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was aided by rigging in a shock decision that’s unprecedented in Africa.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

Kenyan opposition leader urges followers to skip work Monday

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Death toll rises amid Kenya’s rioting over disputed vote

In an escalation of Kenya’s deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenya presidential vote

President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Opposition candidate Odinga rejects Kenya vote again as fears of violence grow

A day before Kenya is due to announce the official outcome of its recent presidential election, the country’s longtime opposition leader on Thursday reasserted his conviction that the results have …