Odinga

By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Apr 6th, 2013
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Raila Odinga, Obama’s cousin, lost two presidential elections. And like his cousin, he was a sore loser. The 2007 loss led to claims of voter fraud and mass rioting. The riots carried with them overtones of ethnic cleansing. A man beats at a smouldering ambulance’s number-plate with his machete. “See...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 30th, 2013
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Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the country’s general election after allegations of irregularities. There have been fears of violence similar to tribal clashes that followed elections in 2007. Kenya’s chief justice Willy Mutunga said on Saturday that the six-member court unanimo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 21st, 2013
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This is a serious question asked by many analysts who are closely watching the deliberations taking place at the supreme court following Raila Odinga’a daft petition to have Kenya’s most peaceful and successful elections ever, nullified. Chief Justice Willy Mutunga happens to be very close to Raila O...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 18th, 2013
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Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) presidential candidate in the recently concluded presidential poll, on Monday claimed that he had won the March 4 General Election. Mr Odinga said he garnered 5.7 million votes against Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta’...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 14th, 2013
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In a week leading to Zimbabwe’s referendum on a new constitution and at a time we are experiencing bizarre claims of supernatural happenings across the country it is a bit of a quandary for any columnist to focus on a topic far away from home. Claims about the occurrence of godly miracles and underwo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 9th, 2013
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Jubilee supporters celebrate outside State House in Nakuru [Photo: Boniface Thuku/Standard]   By Alex Kiprotich, Steve Mkawale and Antony Gitonga Kenya: They thronged the streets, estates with twigs and horn blaring-the chilly morning did not matter to them-what was important is that their presi...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 9th, 2013
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  AFP At 68, Raila Odinga, son of Kenya’s historical opposition leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, failed in his third and probably final stab at Kenya’s top job. The prime minister in the outgoing government, Odinga is a Luo from the western region of Nyanza who likes to say he was “born into polit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burkina Faso
Mar 9th, 2013
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NAIROBI: Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya’s presidential election despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial, provisional results showed on Saturday, as his main rival refused to concede, raising tensions following the key poll. While supporters of Kenyatta, son of Kenya’s ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Mar 8th, 2013
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The leading candidate in Kenya’s presidential election, Uhuru Kenyatta, saw his percentage of the vote yo-yo just below the 50 percent mark early Saturday, a race too tight to call with only a few votes outstanding. The election commission said just after midnight that it would announce final r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 8th, 2013
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Simon Tisdall, The Guardian Presidential frontrunner must stand trial for crimes against humanity at The Hague in July. Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to attend his trial for human rights abuses – just not all the time. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images The victory of...