Kenya

Country Kenya
Capital Nairobi
Continent Africa
Currency Kenyan shilling(KES)
Languages Swahili & English

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Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but were viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai KIBAKI, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), defeated KANU candidate Uhuru KENYATTA and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform. KIBAKI's NARC coalition splintered in 2005 over the constitutional review process. Government defectors joined with KANU to form a new opposition coalition, the Orange Democratic Movement, which defeated the government's draft constitution in a popular referendum in November 2005. KIBAKI's reelection in December 2007 brought charges of vote rigging from ODM candidate Raila ODINGA and unleashed two months of violence in which as many as 1,500 people died. UN-sponsored talks in late February produced a powersharing accord bringing ODINGA into the government in the restored position of prime minister.

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Kenya's opposition says postpones 'swearing-in' of alternative president - Reuters

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Kenya's opposition says postpones 'swearing-in' of alternative president
Reuters
Kenyatta was re-elected as Kenya's president with 98 percent of the vote in a repeat election held on Oct. 26 which Odinga boycotted. He had beaten Odinga in the original poll, held in August, which was nullified by the Supreme Court on procedural ...
Kenya Opposition Group Says Protest Mock Inaugural PostponedU.S. News & World Report
Kenya's Opposition Delays Mock "Inauguration" of OdingaVoice of America
Raila succumbs to pressure from West to cancel feteThe Standard
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Kenya heaves sigh of relief as Uganda stops Marburg virus - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Kenya heaves sigh of relief as Uganda stops Marburg virus
The Star, Kenya
Nearly 40 countries from Kenya to Canada and Indonesia to Brazil have joined the #CleanSeas campaign, which aims to counter the deluge of plastic trash that are degrading oceans. The countries account for more than half of the world's coastline. In ...
Pollution poses grave risk to Kenyans' lives, warn expertsDaily Nation

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Kenya take home round but Uganda retain overall title - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Kenya take home round but Uganda retain overall title
Daily Nation
Ngugi Waweru of Kenya displays his certificate and trophy after wining the MX 1 class at the East Africa Motocross Championships at Nairobi's Jamhuri Park circuit on December 10, 2017. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Kenya might ...
Motocross: Kenyans dominate as championship starts at JamhuriThe Standard

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Britain's gifts to newly-free Kenya - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

Daily Nation

Britain's gifts to newly-free Kenya - Daily Nation
Daily Nation
British High Commissioner to Kenya Sir Malcolm MacDonald (right) officially presents the silver-gilt table centre-piece to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on February 4, 1966 in the presence of Mr Charles Njonjo (left). FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...

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Current talk of secession a thin cry for inclusivity - The Standard

The Standard

Current talk of secession a thin cry for inclusivity
The Standard
Coast Members of Parliament led by Governor Amason Kingi (right) and his Mombasa Counterpart Hassan Ali Joho (left) address journalists where they initiated plans for secession from the Kenyan government, November 03, 2017. They said the previous ...



It's win or perish for Kenya: Tanzania coach declares 'war' on hosts ahead of tie - The Standard

The Standard

It's win or perish for Kenya: Tanzania coach declares 'war' on hosts ahead of tie
The Standard
CECAFA TOURNAMENT 2017 Harambee Star's George Odhiambo during CECAFA Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County. Dec 8, 2017. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]. Already eliminated Taifa Stars aim to stop Harambee Stars from ...
Zanzibar's giant slayer handed a start against KenyaGoal.com
Zanzibar hold Kenya, progress to CECAFA semisCapital FM Kenya
Make or breakThe Star, Kenya
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Moi University ranked top in Kenya amid row over VC position - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Moi University ranked top in Kenya amid row over VC position
The Star, Kenya
Moi University has been named the best in Kenya by an international organization of researchers in their latest ranking of universities in the Africa. This comes amid a row over the Vice Chancellor position at the university. The Webometrics Ranking of ...



At least 14 killed in Kenya truck accident - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

At least 14 killed in Kenya truck accident
Eyewitness News
JOHANNESBURG At least 14 people have been killed and others seriously injured after a police truck rolled over in Baringo county in west Kenya. Police have confirmed the accident saying the truck was carrying officers and residents who had gone ...
Death toll of Kapedo AP vehicle rise to eighteenThe Standard

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Kenya: War on Plastics Far From Over Despite Ban on Bags - AllAfrica.com

Kenya: War on Plastics Far From Over Despite Ban on Bags
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Kenya might have succeeded in banning plastic bags that were handed out at supermarkets and other shopping outlets but leaders appear to be in a dilemma over the use of plastics in other areas. The concern was raised at a meeting held in Nairobi that ...

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British Airways SACKS three cabin crew over raucous drinking session in four-star Kenyan hotel - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

British Airways SACKS three cabin crew over raucous drinking session in four-star Kenyan hotel
Daily Mail
British Airways SACKS three cabin crew over raucous drinking session in four-star Kenyan hotel. Three BA cabin crew have reportedly been sacked for drunken antics in Nairobi; Travellers in Kenya were 'appalled' by the drunken staff who damaged the ...

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