Kenya president, opposition leader pledge reconciliation
President Uhuru Kenyatta met opposition leader Raila Odinga in public on Friday for the first time since last year's hotly-disputed elections, with the pair promising to heal the country's divisions.
Odinga’s mock inauguration as president
The dangerous turn of events in which Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, the other day inaugurated himself as president in a mock swearing-in ceremony...
Kenya’s economy to expand by 5.8% this year, says finance ministry
Kenya’s economy is likely to grow 5.8 percent this year, recovering from drought and political uncertainty that pushed growth down to an estimated 4.8 percent in 2017, the finance ministry said. Economic output in the East African nation, which relies on farming and tourism, grew 5.8 percent in 2016. The Finance Ministry said in its…
OP-ED: ‘People’s president’ gambit reignites power struggle as old as Kenya
In what some have called a coup, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga was hastily sworn in in a mock ceremony as the “people’s president” by two lawyers in the presence of a sizeable crowd.
Washington takes aim at Kenyan opposition, government
The United States on Thursday rejected Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's "inauguration" as "people's president," while also criticizing the authorities' crackdown on several broadcasters that tried to cover it live.
Kenya's Odinga says to hold own inauguration on December 12
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday rejected the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta and vowed to hold his own swearing-in as president in two weeks time.
Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave one dead
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country's divisions was overshadowed by violent protests and a pledge from his rival to stage his own inauguration.
Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win
Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. "The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited. As a consequence, the presidential election of 26 October is hereby upheld as is the election of the third…
Kenyan police fire in air to disperse opposition demonstrators
Kenyan police fired in the air on Friday to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters gathered outside the airport in the capital Nairobi, a Reuters witness said.