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Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader's return

Nairobi - Three people were shot dead Friday in Nairobi, an AFP reporter saw, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip.

Opposition leader: Kenya moving toward 'outright dictatorship'

Washington - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga sharply criticized the role of Western diplomats and election observers in the recent presidential vote and warned Thursday that the country is moving toward "outright dictatorship.

Kenya's contentious electoral amendments pass into law

Nairobi - A controversial set of amendments to Kenya's electoral act became law on Thursday, just days after a divisive presidential poll boycotted by the opposition.

For Kenya's opposition supporters, Odinga is 'our messiah'

Kisumu - In western Kenya, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. For them, there can be only one president.

After Kenyatta win, all eyes on Kenya's embattled opposition chief

Nairobi - Kenya was once again left waiting Tuesday, as embattled opposition leader Raila Odinga prepared to lay out his strategy following a boycott of last week's protest-hit elections that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide win.

After Kenyatta win, all eyes on Kenya's embattled opposition chief

Nairobi - Kenya was once again left waiting Tuesday, as embattled opposition leader Raila Odinga prepared to lay out his strategy following a boycott of last week's protest-hit elections that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide win.

Uhuru Kenyatta: Re-elected, but at what cost?

Nairobi - Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second and final term in Kenya's controversial election re-run, is the son of the country's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite.

Kenyatta wins with 98% in Kenya poll boycotted by opposition

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta was Monday declared victor of Kenya's deeply divisive election, gaining 98 percent of the vote in the absence of his rival Raila Odinga amid fears of further violence in opposition strongholds.

Kenya waits for an end to presidential re-run

Nairobi - Kenya's election board is expected Monday to decide whether to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests, or to push ahead with declaring victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

Nairobi - Kenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win.

Tricky legal questions around Kenya's repeat poll

Nairobi - Kenya's repeated presidential election, held after an August 8 vote was annulled, has still not been completed after violence prevented voting Thursday in flashpoint opposition strongholds.

Kenya in limbo as incomplete election keeps tensions high

Nairobi - Kenya was stuck in limbo Saturday as a repeat election remained on hold in flashpoint opposition areas, while some picked up the pieces from violent protests that have claimed nine lives.

Kenya's disputed poll turns neighbours against each other

Nairobi - "That was the bedroom," said Steven Chege pointing to a tangle of charred wire, blackened metal sheets and burned wood.

Second protester shot dead in Kenya after fractious vote

Nairobi - A second protester was killed in Kenya on Friday as anger raged a day after a divisive election boycotted by the opposition, taking the death toll from two days of protests to eight.

Protesters hail small victory as Kenya delays poll in the west

Kisumu - "This is not really a victory, it's just the right thing to do," nods Wilson Ochyeng, 38, sipping a beer at a bar in Kisumu after officials again delayed a vote in this bastion of Kenya's opposition.

Kenya election chief delays poll again in the west

Nairobi - Kenya’s embattled election chief said Friday he was postponing plans to restage a presidential poll in protest-hit western areas over fears for the safety of his staff.

Kenya in limbo as post-election chaos worsens

Nairobi - Kenya found itself in a dangerous limbo on Friday as violent protests rocked opposition strongholds a day after a deeply divisive election that has left eight people dead.

Kenya counts votes, and the cost of a violence-hit election

Nairobi - As polling officials tallied votes, Kenyans counted the cost Friday of a deeply-divisive election marred by an opposition boycott and protests that left at least four dead and scores wounded.

Lockdown in Kisumu as tempers fray over Kenya's fractious vote

Kisumu - Some barricades were made of boulders, others were thrown together with concrete blocks, burning tyres or electrical cables, creating gridlock in Kisumu, Kenya's third city, where furious protesters sought to block Thursday's presidential re-run.

Grey skies and stench of teargas mark vote in Kenya slums

Nairobi - "It is our right not to vote. We voted already in August and you see what happened," shrugged Joseph Otieno as he stood in the drizzling rain with a handful of youths boycotting Thursday’s presidential re-run.

Three killed in Kenya as protests prompt partial vote delay

Nairobi - At least three people were shot dead Thursday in clashes over Kenya's election re-run, prompting officials to delay the vote in four counties and further tarnishing the credibility of a deeply divisive poll.

Three questions about a polarised Kenya

Nairobi - With Kenya facing its worst political crisis in a decade and the country poised to vote in its second presidential election in three months, what needs to happen to ensure change?

'No election here!' In Kisumu, Kenya opposition vows to block vote

Kisumu - "Election officers are extremely afraid, they are afraid of being attacked," says John Ngutai, the top election official in Kisumu, an opposition stronghold in western Kenya where protesters are bent on blocking Thursday's deeply-divisive vote.

Exasperated Kenyans plead for new leaders

Nairobi - As Kenya wrestles with its worst political crisis in a decade, more and more of its people see themselves as hostages of the ethnic rivalries of the country's politicians and beg for new leaders who will fight for all citizens.

Kenya's Odinga urges voters to stay home for disputed poll

Nairobi - Kenyan opposition chief leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to stay at home on Thursday as the country forges ahead with a disputed presidential poll that could threaten the stability of the east African powerhouse.

Boycott, protests and anxiety as Kenya returns to polls

Nairobi - Kenya stood Tuesday at dangerous crossroads two days ahead of presidential elections, with deep divisions between rival leaders, publicly-voiced doubt over the vote's credibility and a last-ditch legal bid to delay the poll.

Envoy warnings as Kenya's divisive poll re-run approaches

Nairobi - Western nations on Monday warned starkly of Kenya's "deteriorating political environment" ahead of a presidential election re-run, urging the major parties to halt incitement and verbal attacks on institutions.

Kenya election chief casts doubt on 'free, fair' poll

Nairobi - Kenya's polls chief cast doubt Wednesday on his organisation's ability to hold a credible vote next week, as opposition leader Raila Odinga vowed to disrupt the election with mass protests.

Two shot dead as Kenya opposition defies protest ban

Nairobi - Two protesters were shot dead Friday as opposition supporters clashed with police in western Kenya, with hundreds defying a ban on rallies to express their anger over an increasingly uncertain presidential election.

Kenya bans opposition protests as election crisis deepens

Nairobi - Kenya's government on Thursday banned protests in main city centres, citing lawlessness during opposition rallies against the electoral commission ahead of a scheduled presidential poll re-run.
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