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Post-crisis Kenya seeks to affirm its status as East Africa's powerhouse

After months of uncertainty, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga agreed to put aside their differences on 9th of March, for the good of the country, but also the economy. Their dispute has cost Kenya around €800,000 and seen some of its trade re-routed to Tanzania.

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition-linked lawyer

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday revoked the deportation of a lawyer who "swore in" opposition leader Raila Odinga as the country's "president" in a direct challenge to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, local television station Citizen reported.

African press review 12 February 2018

South Africa awaits a new dawn as ANC chiefs hold last meeting with President Jacob Zuma, while Raila Odinga urges foreign envoys to keep out of Kenyan politics.

Kenyan opposition lawyer charged with treason over Odinga's 'swearing in'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan opposition politician was charged with treason on Tuesday over the symbolic presidential "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, reigniting street protests in which one person was killed.

Kenya charges opposition figure present at Odinga 'swearing in' with treason

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan opposition politician was charged on Tuesday with treason and unlawful assembly for his involvement in the symbolic presidential "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga in a challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

African press review 5 February 2018

Jacob Zuma defies ANC chiefs calling for his resignation, but for how long, and what next for Kenya, if Raila Odinga is arrested for proclaiming himself President?

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Kenyan police on Saturday 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. George...Show More Summary

Kenyan police briefly detain legislator over opposition leader's 'swearing in'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained a third opposition legislator who attended a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga that was a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won re-election in October.

Kenya arrests lawyer, keeps TV stations shut after Odinga 'inauguration'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Friday arrested an opposition lawyer and defied a court order to lift a ban on three private television stations that had covered the symbolic presidential inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Washington takes aim at Kenyan opposition, government

The United States on Thursday rejected Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's "inauguration" as "people's president," while also criticizing the authorities' crackdown on several broadcasters that tried to cover it live. Odinga, 73,...Show More Summary

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Kenya's courts have ordered the government to reopen TV stations it had shut down to prevent coverage of a public event by opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

Kenya court suspends government's media shutdown

Court suspends shutdown of TV stations that were blocked after promising to show Raila Odinga's symbolic inauguration.

Kenya high court suspends government shutdown of three TV channels

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan high court has suspended a government shutdown of three private TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga's self-proclaimed presidential inauguration on Tuesday, one of the channels reported on its twitter feed.

African press review 1 February 2018

How Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi plans to make this year's presidential race look like a real competition. The Kenyan controversy surrounding this week's alternative swearing-in ceremony of opposition leader Raila Odinga as "people's president" continues. And the forgotten victims of South Sudan's civil war.

Kenya police fire teargas to disperse opposition supporters

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Kenyan police fire teargas at supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as they gather for his 'swearing-in' ceremony outside a Nairobi park. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Kenya’s government just let the opposition candidate swear himself in as a ‘parallel’ president

In Nairobi on Tuesday, 2017 Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga swore himself in as the “People’s President,” in front of a crowd of thousands of his supporters, but noticeably without the support of his opposition political coalition. Odinga’s ceremonial move to establish a parallel “people’s” government was the latest twist following months of electoral uncertainty […]

Kenya opposition inauguration a bid to 'overthrow govt': minister

Kenya's interior minister said Wednesday that opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock inauguration as "people's president" was an effort to overthrow the government, with media outlets shut down for their complicity in the event. Odinga,...Show More Summary

Kenyan TV stations to stay shut after covering opposition `inauguration'

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three Kenyan TV stations will stay off the air indefinitely as the government investigates a "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday, following the symbolic but direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenyan TV stations to remain shut over opposition coverage: minister

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three Kenyan television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the "swearing in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

African press review 31 January 2018

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga yesterday had himself sworn in as the "people's president". Police units sent to prevent the ceremony were finally withdrawn. But the authorities did impose a near-total media blackout on the event. What is really going on?

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