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President Kenyatta appoints women to cabinet

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally appointed women to his new cabinet, following protests over the issue in the capital Nairobi. Two weeks ago the president angered many when he failed to nominate a single woman in his cabinet shakeup, which saw him drop all five serving female ministers. On …

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At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi. Nakuru County Police Commander Hassan Barua says a speeding truck swerved and rammed an oncoming bus before hitting two vans and other vehicles on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway at a …

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Ally of Raila Odinga released by police following brief detention in Kenya

A prominent strategist for Kenya’s opposition who has strongly criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta and called for some parts of the country to secede was released on Monday after being briefly detained on suspicion of inciting violence. Kenya’s public prosecutor said on Twitter that David Ndii had been released on police …

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Kenya: President Kenyatta sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who promised supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12. Such a move would only deepen divisions opened by the extended election season …

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Election dramas exhaust Kenya, where democracy is challenged

Distraught Kenyan schoolgirls huddled against an alleyway wall, trapped between stone-throwing protesters and police wielding clubs and firing tear gas in an outbreak of violence following Kenya’s disputed election that left national divisions more entrenched. The girls scrambled to safety in a scene that captured the anguish of a flawed …

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Kenya braces for poll results in controversial election

Kenya’s election board said it would announce on Monday the winner of a highly contentious election, sparking fears of further violence in flashpoint opposition strongholds. President Uhuru Kenyatta is headed for a landslide victory in the country’s repeat election which was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose supporters violently …

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