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Kenya: police killed at least 33 people during post-election violence –Rights groups

Two rights organizations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, on Monday, accused Kenyan police of killing about 33 protesters and injuring hundreds during the protest movements called for by political parties following the August 8 general elections in the East African nation. The two Rights watchdogs issued a 37-page report, detailing the excessive use of […]

Kenya: Opposition leader Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said he would not participate in a redo of Kenya’s presidential election. The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. Odinga’s decision to pull out from the race comes […]

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Kenya: Gunmen kill two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa

Two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa have been killed in the early hours of Tuesday, after unidentified gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the university’s campus in coastal Kwale County, local media reports. According to the initial details provided by the police and witnesses, two people, staff members of the university were […]

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Kenya: WFP cuts food rations for over 400.000 refugees by 30%

The U.N. World Food Program on Monday announced that it will cut food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya. According to the UN agency, the decision is due to insufficient funding as it needed $28.5 million to cover the food assistance needs of the 420,000 refugees living […]

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Ethiopia: two jailed-Eritrean journalists freed after 11 years

Two Eritrean journalists jailed for over a decade in Ethiopia have been released, according to family members. Tesfaldet Kidane and Saleh Gama, who were arrested in 2006 at the Kenya-Somalia border during Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, were released last weekend. Family members of Kidane speaking to the Washington-based Voice of America radio, said Saleh – […]

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Kenya: Police fires teargas at protesters loyal to Kenyatta

Police in Kenya on Tuesday fired teargas at supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta outside the East African nation’s Supreme Court in the Capital city, Nairobi. The supporters of the incumbent president were protesting outside the court against the invalidation of the Aug. 8 election. The Supreme Court nullified the presidential election on Sept. 1 and […]

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Kenya: Protesters demand sacking of judges who invalidated election

Supporters of Kenya’s ruling party who started protests Monday have gathered Tuesday outside the Supreme Court to demand the removal of the judges who nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. Ruling Jubilee Party supporters also burned tires and blocked one of the major highways into the capital, Nairobi. The protests came a day after […]

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Kenya: Fresh polls to be held on Oct. 17

Kenyans will return to the polling stations on Oct. 17 for fresh elections, the election commission announced Monday, days after the East African nation’s Supreme Court invalidated the August 8 presidential election result that proclaimed incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winner with 54% of the vote. The Supreme Court ruled that the poll was not conducted […]

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Kenya: Ban on plastic bags takes effect

A ban on plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging has come into force in Kenya on Monday (August 28) as the government of the East African nation announced measures to punish anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying theses bags. From Monday, 28, August 2017, anyone found with these bags could face fines of […]

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Kenya: incumbent Kenyatta takes lead in tightly contested polls

Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a significant lead as votes are counted after Tuesday’s polls in the East African nation. With results from 80 per cent of the 41,000 polling stations declared, the electoral commission said President Kenyatta was leading Mr Odinga by 54.9 per cent to 44.3 per cent. The figures are […]

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