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HAPPENING NOW! 1 shot dead in riots over Kenya’s contested election result [WATCH VIDEO/PICTURES ]

A witness says hundreds of protesters are rioting in Kisumu, a city in southwestern Kenya that is a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Kenyan journalist Fred Ooko says people from the Kondele slum in Kisumu burned tires and blocked roads on Wednesday. Kisumu, a port city on Lake Victoria, is one of Kenya’s largest urban centers. Riots in Kenya ...

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Kenya Election: Head of computerised voting system murdered 11 days to election

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been murdered, just days before the country goes for a general election on August 8. Chris Msando, the electoral commission’s IT manager, had been reported missing on Friday, according to a report by the BBC. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said the chairperson of the country’s ...

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President Kenyatta says there is nothing he can do to fight corruption in his government

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta finally threw in the towel and conceded that there was nothing he could do to fight corruption in his Jubilee government and Kenya writ large.   During the “State House Summit On Governance And Accountability”, the man whose extensive familial wealth supposedly inoculated him from the scourge that has bedeviled Kenya since his father Jomo opened ...

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Kofi Annan questions ICC over Kenyatta and Ruto cases

About 1,500 people were killed and 600,000 forced from their homes after the 2007 election Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has questioned the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) handling of the cases against Kenya’s leaders. Mr Annan asked whether President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto should have remained free during their trials, says the Financial Times (FT). The ...

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Gory Photos of police violence in Kenya spark international outrage

A protest demanding the dismissal of IEBC commissioners in Kenya turned violent when opposition demonstrators were met with police brutality. Widely viewed pictures and video of a protester being kicked by Kenyan riot police as he lay on the ground have caused a stir in this East Africa country, prompting debate on police brutality and civil rights. The US and ...

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21 killed in Nairobi Floods

Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 21 people dead, police have said, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed. President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the ruins of the six-storey building, where residents perished after concrete floors collapsed down on top of each other during heavy rainstorms on Friday. The two-year-old building, home to more ...

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Kenya sets fire on poached animal tusks worth millions of dollars

For the past week, several dozen men have circled a site in Nairobi National Park, unloading elephant tusks from shipping containers — many of them so big it takes two men to carry one tusk — and building them into towers of ivory up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet across. It forms something like a graveyard for some ...

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Former Kenyan first Lady Lucy Kibaki dead

In a statement, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that Mama Lucy passed away at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London. Former First Lady Mama Lucy Kibaki has died while undergoing treatment at a London Hospital. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement saying that Mama Lucy had been unwell for over a month. In a statement, the President said that Mama Lucy passed ...

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Kenya to prosecute its nationals wanted by the ICC

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday said that the government will not allow any Kenyan to be prosecuted by a foreign court after crimes against humanity charges against him, deputy president William Ruto and four others were dropped by the ICC due to lack of evidence. Kenya’s attorney general says the government wants three Kenyans wanted by The Hague-based International ...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta leads African Union onslaught against ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday led African leaders in passing a resolution that could result in African countries withdrawing from the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court (ICC). In the latest assault on the court, and just weeks after the no-case-to-answer motion submissions by Deputy President William Ruto and his co-accused Joshua arap Sang, the African Union (AU) ...

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