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.
Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president
Kenyan opposition has postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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.
Teargas, chaos as Kenyatta to be sworn in for disputed second term
Kenyan police fired teargas and clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters Tuesday ahead of the swearing in as president of Uhuru Kenyatta after two disputed polls that have left the nation deeply divided.
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…
Kenya's top court hears petitions to cancel election, again
Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing two petitions to annul last month's presidential election, which was already a re-run ordered by the court after it annulled an earlier vote.
Security tight at Kenya court ahead of hearing on election challenges
Security was tight outside Kenyan Supreme Court on Tuesday as it prepared to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the October presidential election.