Raila Odinga

Kenyan Police officers watch protesters as they block the street during a mass rally called by the opposition leader Raila Odinga who claims the last Kenyan presidential election was stolen from him and blames the government for the hike of living costs in Kibera, Nairobi on March 27, 2023. - Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protests on March 27, 2023 over the high cost of living, after the opposition vowed demonstrations would go ahead despite a police ban. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP)

Kenya police fire tear gas as protesters defy ban

Kenyan officers fired tear gas on protesters Wednesday as they defied a police ban to join demonstrations called by opposition leader Raila Odinga against a raft of tax hikes.
1 year ago
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga stands on a car as he addresses supporters in Nairobi slum of Kawangware / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

Kenya opposition says protests to resume

Kenya's opposition will resume anti-government protests from May 2, the party leader's spokesman told AFP Sunday, nearly three weeks after suspending rallies.
1 year ago
Anti-riot police officers react to the effects of tear gas after one of their canisters fired at protesters was lobbed back at them during confrontations at a mass rally called by the opposition leader Raila Odinga who claims the last Kenyan presidential election was stolen from him and blames the government for the hike of living costs in the country, in Mathare, Nairobi, on March 27, 2023. - Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protests on March 27, 2023 over the high cost of living, after the opposition vowed demonstrations would go ahead despite a police ban. (Photo by Tony KARUMBA / AFP)

Police fire tear gas as fresh protests erupt in Kenya despite ban

Kenyan police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters and opposition leader Raila Odinga's convoy on Monday as he pressed ahead with an anti-government rally despite a ban
1 year ago
Former US President Donald Trump wipes the rain from his head as he speaks during a "Save America" rally in support of US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) ahead of the midterm elections at Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition in Miami, Florida, on November 6, 2022. (Photo by Eva Marie UZCATEGUI / AFP)

Falsehoods plague elections as voters tackle Trumpian tactics

From the United States to Brazil and Israel, a barrage of election-related misinformation hammered voters around the world in 2022, but many pushed back against the conspiracy-laden Trumpian tactic of sowing distrust
2 years ago
A woman casts her ballot at the Gatina primary school polling station during Kenya´s general election in Kawangware, Nairobi on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Patrick Meinhardt / AFP)

On the Kenyan general elections

Inspite of the contradictions of the democratic process in Africa, it is heartening that succession to power is occurring through the ballot box, and not through the barrel of a gun, and
2 years ago
Kenya's defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga (C) waves as he leaves after speaking at a press conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on August 16, 2022. - Kenya's Raila Odinga on August 16, 2022 rejected the results of last week's presidential election gave victory to his rival Deputy President William Ruto. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Kenya’s Odinga vows to pursue ‘legal options’ over vote defeat

Kenya's defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga vowed Tuesday to pursue "all constitutional and legal options" after rejecting the outcome of elections that awarded victory to his rival William Ruto.
2 years ago
A general view of local daily newspapers with headlines reporting the election of Kenya's 5th President elect William Ruto, in Eldoret on August 16, 2022. - Kenyans were on August 16, 2022 braced for a potential period of uncertainty after William Ruto was proclaimed winner of the hard-fought presidential election but his opponents cried foul. All eyes were on defeated rival Raila Odinga, who failed at his fifth stab at the presidency but has yet to make any public comments about the outcome of the August 9 election. (Photo by Simon MAINA / AFP)

Jittery Kenya waits to hear from presidential loser after disputed vote

Jittery Kenyans were waiting Tuesday to hear from president-elect William Ruto's defeated rival Raila Odinga, with many speculating he will mount a legal challenge to the outcome of the country's close election
2 years ago
Kenyan Police Officers discuss tactics in front of burning barricades during riots with Azimio la Umoja coalition party supporters in the informal settlement of Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 15, 2022. The head of Kenya's election body on August 15, 2022 declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country's close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. (Photo by Luis Tato / AFP)

Violent protests erupt in parts of Kenya over vote

Violent protests erupted in Raila Odinga's stronghold of Kisumu and parts of Nairobi after he lost his fifth bid for Kenya's presidency on Monday, with angry demonstrators alleging vote-rigging as police fired
2 years ago
An election observer walks among Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) clerks as they verify the just concluded presidential election results at the National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on August 14, 2022. (Photo by Tony KARUMBA / AFP)

Calls for peace as Kenya awaits results of tight presidential race

Kenyans prayed for peace Sunday as they waited anxiously for the final outcome of the presidential election, with the two frontrunners almost neck and neck, according to partial official results.
2 years ago
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses the media at the Wiper Democratic Movement headquarters in Nairobi / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

Kenya suffers divergent tallies as official results delayed

Two days after polls closed in Kenya, citizens are yet to know who their next president will be. Following tabulations from private media sources, there are 14,071,200 votes.
2 years ago
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