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Kenya media shutdown sparks outrage and concern

In an unprecedented act, Kenya's government this week indefinitely shut down three major TV news channels, instantly transforming a partisan political dispute into an angry nationwide debate on fundamental freedoms. Thousands of opposition supporters had crammed into a downtown park in Nairobi on Tuesday to watch a strange act of political pantomime. There, they saw their leader, Raila Odinga, swear himself in as "people's president" in defiance of last year's flawed election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta win a second term.
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