kenya elections

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 27th, 2013
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Since Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election, political analysts have tried hard to make us believe that the United States and Britain are worried. Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries’ regional war on terror, so it makes sens...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Jeremy Lind, Kenyans go to the polls for national elections on Monday March 4th for the first time since a conflagration of violence swept the country following disputed election results in 2008. An estimated 1,300 lives were lost in the violence, which nearly escalated into civil war before an Af...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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Kenya’s strategic and symbolic importance as a peaceful democracy in Africa is decades-old. But after 2007 riots, world is now watching. Kiambaa, Kenya The most infamous of the many violent atrocities that followed Kenya‘s last election in 2007 came when 20 people perished in a church in ...
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Feb 27th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Some businesses in Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city, have reduced stock or closed ahead of Monday’s presidential elections for fear of a repeat of the tribal violence that killed more than 1,200 people at the last such vote five years ago. On the outskirts of the Lake ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 18th, 2013
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By Machua Koinange, The Star opinion The one thing that has crystallised this week with the diplomatic community in panic mode and the ICC question dominating both the headlines and the presidential debate is that the momentum in the race for State House has shifted. Kenyans face serious problems ran...
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Feb 16th, 2013
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Analysis of implications for the general elections Ngala Chome and Muthoni Kiguru The experience of party primaries in the Rift Valley region of Kenya, the epicenter of the 2007/08 orgy of election violence, reflects a pure experiment at ethnic brokerage and craftsmanship, underpinned by the resolve ...
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Feb 15th, 2013
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By Maina Kiai, The Star opinion Kenyans go to the polls in three weeks to choose a new president. Memories of election violence five years ago are still strong, and justice for those crimes against humanity has yet to be achieved. Some police participated in those crimes: they fired into demonstratio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 14th, 2013
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Politics – Kenya, considered to be East Africa’s biggest economy, will on March 4, hold general elections that will see the emergence of a president, senators, county governors, members of parliament, civic wards and women county representatives in a poll that will be measured for possibl...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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For the first time in Kenya’s electioneering history, a debate by presidential candidates will be aired on all radio and television stations Monday to test the candidates health, education, security and foreign policies. Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the flag-bearer of the Coalition for Reform a...
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By Mugambi Kiai,The Star opinion The past weekend witnessed a feat of such sporting splendour that followers of Kenya’s seven-a-side rugby team breathlessly exhilarated. After dumping rugby powerhouses South Africa (the BlitzBokke) and New Zealand (the All Blacks – and at their home perch...