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Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Kenyans charged with imitating president to con businessmen

Kenyans charged with imitating president to con businessmen

A Kenyan court charged seven men on Wednesday for impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta and swindling a prominent businessman out of 10 million shillings ($100,000) in yet another high-profile corruption case.

Hugs and apologies as Kenyan rivals seek to promote unity

Hugs and apologies as Kenyan rivals seek to promote unity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and their deputies on Thursday exchanged hugs and apologies, cementing their pledge to promote unity after a fractious and bloody election.

Kenya president sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

Kenya president sworn in, rival Odinga promises own inauguration

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, shortly before riot police teargassed the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who promised supporters he would be sworn in himself on Dec. 12.

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

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.

Kenyatta wins with 98% in poll boycotted by Kenya opposition

Kenyatta wins with 98% in poll boycotted by Kenya opposition

Despite his crushing win, the turnout of just 38.8% among 19.6 million registered voters is set to raise questions about the credibility of an election that has plunged East Africa's most stable democracy into its worst crisis in a decade.

Kenya gripped by tension as Kenyatta leads in disputed poll

Kenya gripped by tension as Kenyatta leads in disputed poll

Kenya was stuck in a dangerous limbo Saturday as President Uhuru Kenyatta took an unassailable lead in a disputed poll that has sparked violent protests in which nine have died.

Low turnout as violence tarnishes Kenya's repeat election

Low turnout as violence tarnishes Kenya's repeat election

As polling officials tallied votes, Kenyans counted the cost Friday of a deeply divisive election marred by low voter turnout and violence that left at least four dead and scores wounded.

3 killed in Kenya as protests prompt partial vote delay

3 killed in Kenya as protests prompt partial vote delay

The bloodshed stained Kenya's second presidential election in three months, worsening a fractious ballot that has been boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga and polarised east Africa's flagship democracy.

Kenyan president snubs vote crisis meeting, opts for campaigning

Kenyan president snubs vote crisis meeting, opts for campaigning

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for next week's presidential vote re-run.

Kenya police shoot dead two during opposition protest

Kenya police shoot dead two during opposition protest

Kenyan police shot dead two people and wounded a third when a crowd tried to storm a police station during an opposition protest against a looming presidential vote re-run, a senior official said.

Police fire teargas at Kenyan vote protesters

Police fire teargas at Kenyan vote protesters

Police fired teargas at opposition supporters who rallied in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday calling for the sacking of election board officials they blame for August's botched presidential vote.