Kenya

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

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Introduction

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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Kenyan Democracy's Missed Opportunity - The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Kenyan Democracy's Missed Opportunity
The New Yorker
Kenya has had a long and calamitous history of political violence and corruption since it gained independence from British colonial rule, in 1963. Much of this conflict is rooted in ethnic tensions between different tribes, which many historians ...
Kenya Opposition Leader Says He'll Expose Election FraudNew York Times
Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme CourtNPR
Kenya's opposition leader vows court challenge over election lossWashington Post
Aljazeera.com -The Guardian
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Kenya making progress on climate change goals faster than expected - The Standard

The Standard

Kenya making progress on climate change goals faster than expected
The Standard
Kenya is on course to reduce the effects of climate change, the Government has said. Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu listed banning of plastic bags, planned restoration of 5.1 hectares of land under forest and promotion of renewable energy ...

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Team Kenya ready for regional tourney - The Standard

The Standard

Team Kenya ready for regional tourney
The Standard
The Kenya national golf team to East African Challenge 2017 leaves for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Gymkhana Club on Tuesday. Team Kenya joins five other countries from the East African region, namely Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia, for ...

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Kenya suspends action against rights groups following raid - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Kenya suspends action against rights groups following raid
CBC.ca
The Kenyan government has ordered the immediate suspension of moves to shut down two rights groups that have raised concerns over last week's election, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The letter, signed by the acting interior minister and sent ...

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Case study in Kenya confirms rare genetic condition in embryo conceived through IVF - The Conversation CA

The Conversation CA

Case study in Kenya confirms rare genetic condition in embryo conceived through IVF
The Conversation CA
In Kenya, estimates show that infertility could be between 2 and 20%. However, since 1978 advances in reproductive medicine have made it possible for men and women with infertility problems to get children through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). During ...

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Fear Stalks Nairobi Slum in Ugly Twist to Kenya Vote Impasse - Bloomberg

Fear Stalks Nairobi Slum in Ugly Twist to Kenya Vote Impasse
Bloomberg
In a Nairobi slum named Lucky Summer, residents tell of being terrorized by men with dreadlocks wearing official Kenyan paramilitary uniforms who stalk the streets at night carrying machetes, clubs and guns. The troublemakers belong to the Mungiki, ...

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Msando burial set for Saturday but killers not known - The Standard

The Standard

Msando burial set for Saturday but killers not known
The Standard
Police Wednesday said they were not making any progress in investigations into the killing of poll official Chris Msando. This came ahead of a requiem mass for the slain electoral commission ICT manager at Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi on ...
More people voted for President than for GovernorThe Star, Kenya

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Victoria Kimani 'felt like an outsider' after returning to Kenya - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Victoria Kimani 'felt like an outsider' after returning to Kenya
The Star, Kenya
Victoria Kimani was lucky enough to have been invited to speak at the UN Headquarters for a youth assembly session. The theme of the day was “Society for All: Equity and Inclusion for A Sustainable Future”, led by Mary Kate Costello, who is the Senior ...



Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real - Los Angeles Times

Aljazeera.com

Horrifying images on social media fuel tension after Kenya's disputed election, but not all are real
Los Angeles Times
As protests erupted after Kenya's disputed presidential election, horrifying photographs and videos flashed across social media: a boy terrified by riot police in a Nairobi slum, a vehicle in flames and a bloodied man with a military boot on his neck ...
UN calls for calm in Kenya after deadly protestsAljazeera.com
24 killed in post-election violence in Kenya, rights group saysCNN
Kenya opposition leader vows to 'remove' Kenyatta governmentThe Guardian
BBC News -New York Times
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Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37 - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37
The Star, Kenya
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