Recent News Headlines : Rival Raila Odinga

WHY DID RAILA ODINGA WITHDRAW FROM THE ELECTION RERUN?


In a surprising turn of events, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of the 2017 presidential election... READ MORE

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KENYA OPPOSITION LEADER WITHDRAWS FROM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DO-OVER THAT HE HAD SOUGHT


Kenyatta, called the Supreme Court judges crooks after their ruling, has said he does not want changes to the election commission... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

KENYA ELECTION THROWN INTO TURMOIL AS TOP OPPOSITION CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS


Last week, the University of Nairobi was shut down indefinitely after clashes between students and police... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 429

KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADER ODINGA WITHDRAWS FROM NEW PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn his candidacy for the fresh presidential election ordered by the country's Supreme Court... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

KENYA'S RAILA ODINGA QUITS ELECTION RE-RUN


The country's electoral commission said Mr Kenyatta had won the August vote by a margin of 1.4 million votes... READ MORE

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KENYAN POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AT OPPOSITION PROTESTERS


The nationwide demonstrations were called by Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, on Thursday... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 119

KENYA'S ODINGA SETS CONDITIONS TO TAKE PART IN POLL RE-RUN


We are not ready to participate in elections on October 17 without legal and constitutional guarantees... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 0

KENYA ELECTION RULING SPURS HOPE FOR ODINGA SUPPORTERS


After Kenya's Supreme Court invalidated the August election results, Raila Odinga supporters in Nairobi's Kibera slum express hope for the opposition candidate... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 154

NEW ELECTION A HEAVY STRAIN ON KENYA AMID FEARS OVER VIOLENCE AND THE ECONOMY


While most analysts expect Kenyatta to win the new election, an Odinga victory is possible with his supporters energized by the court ruling... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 213

KENYA SUPREME COURT ANNULS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS IN FIRST FOR AFRICA


The 4-to-2 court ruling came in response to a petition filed by challenger Raila Odinga, 72, who alleged widespread fraud in the election... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 4183

KENYA OPPOSITION FILES CHALLENGE OVER ELECTION RESULTS


Lawyers for the Kenyan opposition filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Kenyatta's re-election... READ MORE

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KENYAN OPPOSITION WILL CHALLENGE 'COMPUTER-GENERATED' ELECTION IN COURT


Also Wednesday, Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiangi stopped an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that had pointed out anomalies in the presidential election... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 3

KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADER TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULT IN COURT


Raila Odinga's decision will ease concerns about further violence after Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner by 1.4m votes... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 65

SUSPENSE AS KENYA AWAITS NEXT MOVE ON POLL DISPUTE


The international community and many within Kenya have urged Odinga to use legal means to express his grievances... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 0

KENYA'S ODINGA DELAYS 'COMPLEX' DECISION ON VOTE DISPUTE


The 72-year-old insists he is the rightful winner of a stolen election which took place on August 8 and handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

KENYA'S ODINGA TO UNVEIL NEXT MOVE OVER VOTE DISPUTE


The 72-year-old insists he is the rightful winner of a stolen election which took place on August 8 that handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

KENYA'S ODINGA TO UNVEIL NEXT MOVE OVER VOTE DISPUTE


The 72-year-old insists he is the rightful winner of a stolen election which took place on August 8 that handed victory to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta... READ MORE

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KENYA'S ODINGA MULLS NEXT MOVE ON DISPUTED ELECTION


Kenya's Odinga mulls next move on disputed election... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 0

KENYA'S ODINGA CALLS FOR STRIKE AMID ELECTION DISPUTE


On Sunday, Odinga visited the family of Damaglyn Marube, an 8-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet in the Kenyan capital Nairobi... READ MORE

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KENYA'S OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA CALLS STRIKE AS HE MULLS OPTIONS


In 2007, Odinga and his allies claimed an election was stolen by Mwai Kibaki -- a Kikuyu... READ MORE

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KENYA'S ODINGA CALLS STRIKE AS HE MULLS OPTIONS


Government officials have urged citizens to return to work, after days of anxiety since last Tuesday's election left Nairobi... READ MORE

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KENYA'S ODINGA CALLS STRIKE AS HE MULLS OPTIONS


Government officials have urged citizens to return to work, after days of anxiety since last Tuesday's election left Nairobi... READ MORE

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KENYA OPPOSITION LEADER VOWS TO 'REMOVE' KENYATTA GOVERNMENT


The candidates' fathers, Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Odinga, having been allies in the struggle for independence from Britain, later became bitter rivals... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 2006

RAILA ODINGA TELLS SUPPORTERS TO STAY AT HOME ON MONDAY


Kenya Raila Odinga tells supporters to stay at home on Monday... READ MORE

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KENYAN OPPOSITION CHIEF ODINGA, CALLING POLLS RIGGED, URGES FOLLOWERS TO SKIP WORK MONDAY


Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to Pre... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 0

KENYA'S ODINGA CALMS SUPPORTERS OVER 'STOLEN' VOTES


The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said on Sunday it had counted 24 deaths and accused police of using excessive force ... READ MORE

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DEFIANT ODINGA VOWS NOT TO BACK DOWN OVER 'STOLEN' KENYA VOTE


Politics in Kenya is largely divided along tribal lines, and the winner-takes-all nature of elections has long stoked communal divisions... READ MORE

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DEFIANT ODINGA VOWS NOT TO BACK DOWN OVER 'STOLEN' KENYA VOTE


Politics in Kenya is largely divided along tribal lines, and the winner-takes-all nature of elections has long stoked communal divisions... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 0

RAILA ODINGA URGES SUPPORTERS TO STRIKE


Raila Odinga said it would be a day of mourning for the fallen patriots after a rally in Kibera, the largest slum in the capital Nairobi... READ MORE

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KENYA OPPOSITION UNDER PRESSURE TO QUELL DEADLY PROTESTS


Britain's Johnson called on Kenya's opposition to exercise restraint to ensure calm... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Rival Raila Odinga

KENYA POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH AFTER POLL FRAUD CLAIM


Earlier, Odinga rejected the partial results of the presidential polls, saying hackers infiltrated the database of Kenya's election body to manipulate the democratic process ... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 11544

CALM BEFORE THE KENYAN ELECTION STORM


If Raila Odinga loses, some say there will be violence in opposition areas... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 2781

KENYA ELECTION RETURNS WERE HACKED OPPOSITION LEADER SAYS


Given Kenya's history of postelection violence, Mr. Odinga's comments renewed fears of deadly unrest, although he asked supporters to remain calm... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 2253

ELECTION CHIEF ADMITS HACKING ATTEMPT WAS MADE


Kenya's electoral commission chairman has admitted the election commission's database was the target of an unsuccessful hacking attempt... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1386

IN KENYA'S KISUMU, PRAYERS FOR 'BABA' ODINGA'S PRESIDENCY


Odinga and Kenyatta's fathers were political opponents for many years... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 1175

PRESIDENT KENYATTA TAKES EARLY LEAD AGAINST ODINGA


President Kenyatta leading Raila Odinga as almost two thirds of polling stations report results of hard-fought contest... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 1094

RAILA ODINGA WARNS OF RIGGING AHEAD OF KENYA ELECTION


The country descended into violence in 2007 after the opposition, led by Odinga, claimed the election results were rigged in favour of the then incumbent Mwai Kibaki... READ MORE

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PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA IS DECLARED VICTOR OF KENYAN ELECTION


Since Tuesday's election, Mr. Odinga has claimed that election commission servers had been hacked to award Mr. Kenyatta a 10-point lead... READ MORE

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PROTESTS RAGE ON IN KENYA AFTER PRESIDENT IS RE-ELECTED


The police in Kisumu declined to comment on the allegations... READ MORE

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VIOLENT PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN KENYA AFTER UHURU KENYATTA OFFICIALLY DECLARED WINNER OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Moments before the official announcement was made, the opposition rejected the result and walked out of the main election centre... READ MORE

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AU AND COMMONWEALTH SAY POLL CREDIBLE


Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya's electoral process, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's claim of massive fraud... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 539

DEATH TOLL RISES AMID KENYA'S RIOTING OVER DISPUTED VOTE


Police open fire to disperse opposition protesters in nairobi girl, 9, killed by stray bullet... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 445

'DANGEROUS LIMBO' AHEAD OF OFFICIAL RESULT


But opposition leader Raila Odinga has cried foul, and presented documents he says are evidence the election was a fraud ... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 381

KENYA ELECTION MONITORS URGE LOSING CANDIDATES TO ACCEPT POLL RESULTS


Provisional results released by Kenya's election commission have put the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta, ahead by 54.2 percent of votes counted, to 44 percent for Odinga... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 259

KENYANS QUEUE FOR HOURS TO VOTE AMID FEARS OF POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE


The election pits the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, in power since 2013, against the veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 162

EIGHT THINGS ABOUT THE KENYAN ELECTIONS


Why do people wear oranges and other curiosities about the Kenyan election, explained by Dickens Olewe... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 154

KENYAN ELECTION TENSIONS RISE AS OPPOSITION CLAIMS FRAUD


Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, accused election officials of handing a re-election victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 139

KENYAN POLICE LAUNCH INQUIRY AFTER OFFICERS FILMED BEATING PROTESTER


Police fired teargas and beat opposition demonstrators with truncheons on Monday to stop them storming the offices of the electoral commission in Nairobi... READ MORE

17th May, 2016 117

KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADER CLAIMS HACKERS MANIPULATED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud in the country's general election, saying hackers infiltrated the country's election commission and manipulated the results... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 98

OPPOSITION CANDIDATE ODINGA REJECTS KENYA VOTE AGAIN AS FEARS OF VIOLENCE GROW


On the eve of the release of official presidential results, Raila Odinga's team accused electoral officials of a vast coverup... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 71

UHURU KENYATTA DECLARED WINNER OF KENYA ELECTION


He extended an olive branch to main rival Raila Odinga and the opposition, stating, We are not enemies, we are all citizens of one republic... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 43

KENYA'S MAIN OPPOSITION COALITION PARTY NATIONAL SUPER ALLIANCE (NASA) HAS CALLED ON THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION TO DECLARE ITS CANDIDATE RAILA ODINGA AS PRESIDENT.


Declare Odinga president now - Kenya's main opposition party demands... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 38

KENYA'S KENYATTA WINS SECOND TERM AFTER CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTIAL VOTE


President Uhuru Kenyatta thanks voters 'for the confidence they have shown in me' after winning the country's election in a disputed poll... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 26

ELEVEN DEAD IN KENYA AS POST-ELECTION RIOTS FLARE


In Nairobi, armed police units backed by water cannon moved through the rubble-strewn streets of Kibera, another pro-Odinga slum... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 14

KENYA'S OPPOSITION LEADER ALLEGES ELECTION HACKING, SPARKING DEADLY PROTESTS


Odinga, a former prime minister, blamed Kenyatta's Jubilee Party for the alleged hacking of the election database... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 10

KENYA VOTES IN PRESIDENTIAL POLL AMID HIGH TENSION


Pre-election opinion polls put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president, neck and neck with his arch rival Raila Odinga... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 4

FOUR DEAD IN KENYA AS TENSIONS SOAR OVER DISPUTED POLL


The unrest broke out after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed massive fraud as Kenyatta surged ahead in provisional results, with 54 percent compared to his 44.7 percent... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 2

KENYA OPPOSITION CRIES FOUL AS POLL RESULTS PUT KENYATTA AHEAD


Kenyatta, 55, is seeking re-election after a first term in which he oversaw a massive infrastructure drive and steady economic growth of more than five percent... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

TWO SHOT DEAD AS PROTESTS ERUPT OVER DISPUTED KENYA POLL


Raphael Tuju, secretary-general of Kenyatta's Jubilee party, urged the opposition to look at the figures soberly and accept the results... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

FOUR DEAD IN KENYA AS TENSIONS SOAR OVER DISPUTED POLL


The unrest broke out after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed massive fraud as Kenyatta surged ahead in provisional results, with 54 percent compared to his 44.7 percent... READ MORE

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