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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 crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

Kenya crackdown on media, opposition attracts heavy criticism

A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier on Wednesday, a bizarre error that rights groups interpreted as another sign of an anti-democratic slide.

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.

Kenyan opposition leader sworn in as 'people's president'

Kenyan opposition leader sworn in as 'people's president'

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him.

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.

Odinga says Kenya election 'must not stand'

Odinga says Kenya election 'must not stand'

Raila Odinga denounced the vote that he had boycotted as a "charade." "To cut short the long story of a sham and fraudulent exercise, we reiterate that this election must not stand," he said.

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.

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

The body of an elderly man was discovered in a sugarcane field near a village in western Kenya on Sunday, the day after high-level officials visited the area in an attempt to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by the repeat presidential election.

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.

Kenya's Odinga urges voters to stay home for disputed poll

Kenya's Odinga urges voters to stay home for disputed poll

Kenyan opposition chief leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to stay at home on Thursday as the country forges ahead with a disputed presidential poll that could threaten the stability of the east African powerhouse.