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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

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 opposition claims ‘authentic’ results show Odinga won

Kenya’s opposition released what it called “authentic” election results showing its leader Raila Odinga won the August vote, but it refused to say Friday how it obtained the information from …


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, 8:49 p.m.

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 …


AP Interview: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga wants new vote

Warning that Kenya is in “grave danger,” opposition leader Raila Odinga said in an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday that the country’s repeat presidential election was a sham …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Kenya opposition leader withdraws from fresh election

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday shocked the country by withdrawing his candidacy for the fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, saying the election commission has not …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

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, 7:31 p.m.

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, 9:55 p.m.

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, 9:53 p.m.

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, 1:51 p.m.

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, 1:37 p.m.

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 …