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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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Kenya opposition leader Odinga rejects calls to swear him in

Kenya opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga on Saturday turned down a concerted push by the coalition’s hardliners to swear him in on Tuesday, the day President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to take the oath of office for his second and final term. At a five-hour consultative meeting …

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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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At least Three dead, 30 wounded in Kenya poll clashes

At least three people were shot dead Thursday and more than 30 wounded as opposition protesters clashed with police during Kenya’s presidential re-run, police and hospital sources said. On the eve of the election, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga had called for a boycott of the vote, urging people to …

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Kenya: 4 people killed during opposition protests

 Kenya’s police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week’s repeat presidential vote. The re-run of the Aug. 8 presidential election annulled by the Supreme Court is set …

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Kenya protesters clash with police at anti-IEBC march

Supporters of Kenya’s main opposition, National Super Alliance (NASA) clashed with police on Monday as they embarked on a protest to the main offices of the elections body. NASA, led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has resorted to weekly protests against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in …

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