Raila Odinga

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 10th, 2014
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By Abdullahi Boru Hallakhe In both symbolic and material terms, ‘Saba Saba’ occupies a significant place and meaning in contemporary Kenya. The date draws its significance from the fact that in 1990 it inaugurated a new chapter in the pro-reform movement. On July 7th 1990 a group of like-minded indiv...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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Apr 5th, 2013
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Uhuru Kenyatta comes to power on a wave of cautious optimism. But he must tackle a host of national shortcomings if he is to make a success of his new job IN A terse ruling on March 30th the judges of Kenya’s Supreme Court threw out petitions claiming that the presidential election held (with an [&he...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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That is a matter of opinion; not a statement of fact. I respect Kenya’s Supreme Court Justices but I beg to disagree with the Justices. They rendered a bad decision on Saturday. Here are 6 reasons why. First, given the highly charged political atmosphere, they should have stayed above the fray, inste...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2013
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By Ola Johnson Kenya’s Supreme Court unanimously decided that Kenya’s presidential election — which had been held on 4 March — was conducted in a free, fair, transparent and credible manner, and that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto of the Jubilee Alliance were validly elected Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, the ...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Some people who have been selectively funding some groups of Zimbabwean politicians may feel good about themselves, but they have done nothing good for us ordinary Zimbabweans. They have just been worsening the problem of crony politics and corruption that is bedeviling Zimbabwe. They have been thoro...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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It used to be we were only afraid of the state and its capacity for illegitimate violence. We blamed politicians, not opinions, for inciting tribal clashes. It was the government, not citizens, which gagged the press or forbade dissent. No more. Welcome to the Republic of Fear. Where terror rules and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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MP salary battle will prove first test for new president after supreme court rules that his election victory was free and fair Simon Allison for Daily Maverick After five years of torturous build-up, one day of voting, nearly a full, unexpected week of counting and another two weeks of court battles,...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 1st, 2013
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IndepthAfrica – In a BBC interview a day after conceding defeat and wishing Uhuru and his team well, Raila said even after the ruling, his coalition would fight on for democracy, “through other venues’’ which he did not specify. The PM told the BBC the developments in this as a personal sacrifi...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...