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William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president

On Tuesday Mr. Ruto who was previously the former deputy president was handed a copy of Kenya’s constitution and a sword to represent the transfer of power from his former boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. – – There was a handshake between the two who fell out before the election, a gesture that was cheered by those gathered at the ceremony… Read More
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Kenya: Raila Odinga files legal challenge to election results

– – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday filed a legal challenge to results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court. He rejected the presidential election results announced last week by election officials. The country’s deputy President William Ruto was declared winner of the country’s presidential election held on August 9. Kenya’s top election official announced that William Ruto… Read More
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Kenyans vote for a new president in crucial election

– – When Mr Ruto who voted in the town of Eldoret in the Rift Valley has pledged to accept the election result. He told the BBC that “I think for the first time in the history of multiparty democracy in Kenya, all the candidates have undertaken that they will accept the outcome of the results.” Voters are also choosing… Read More
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Kenya: 250,000 names of dead voters on register

– – An ongoing audit of Kenya’s voters’ register has found the names of nearly 250,000 deceased voters. Nearly half a million more voters were found to have duplicate records and more than 226,000 people were registered using documents that do not belong to them. The audit also detected that some voters had registered with invalid documents. In a statement,… Read More
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Tributes pour in for former Kenyan President Kibaki

– – Kenyans are paying tribute to their former president, Mwai Kibaki, who died at the age of 90. The election of President Kibaki in 2002 ended 40 years of one-party rule since independence. Mr Kibaki was noted for his liberal reforms, which revived Kenya’s ailing economy, however he was accused of not doing enough to tackle rampant corruption. His 2007 re-election also sparked… Read More
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Kenya: President Kenyatta endorses Odinga to succeed him

– – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has now officially endorsed opposition leader and one-time political rival Raila Odinga to succeed him in the presidential elections this year. Kenyans will be going to the polls to elect a new president on August 9, 2022. President Kenyatta has now urged his supporters to back Mr Odinga’s bid since according to him, he… Read More
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Kenya’s President won’t extend his stay in power beyond 2022

– – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he will never seek to change his country’s constitution to extend his stay in power beyond 2022. Kenyatta’s tenure ends in 2022 and there are reports of a possibility of a change to the constitution so he occupies a prime minister position if created. But the Kenyan leader has ruled that… Read More
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Kenya: Civil servants to wear locally made outfits on Fridays

Kenya’s government has ordered civil servants to wear made-in-Kenya outfits to work on Fridays and during public holidays. In a circular from the office of the Attorney General, all government staff were required to wear the locally produced outfit to boost the manufacturing sector of Kenya. The circular reads in part that “Pursuant to the achievement of the Big 4… Read More
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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge grabs top state award

On Sunday world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge received a top state award from Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kipchoge received the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) award during the country’s national Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa. Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest category of presidential awards. The Elder of the… Read More
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Kenya: $1bn Chinese-built railway line opens to public

The second phase of Kenya’s newly built railway line connecting the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley region has opened to the public. Built by China Communications and Construction Company the second phase of the project cost over $1 billion. The launch was done without the usual fanfare witnessed at the opening of the first phase opened in May 2017.… Read More