Nairobi

Nairobi is a busy modern city of between three and four million people and it is the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to the southeast.Country and regional offices for the many international humanitarian organi...

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Odinga withdraws from Kenya's election re-run

Kenyatta says re-election will go ahead regardless as Odinga calls for protests. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of the presidential election re-run, scheduled for 26 October,...
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Investigation into Kenya's electoral commission

Kenya extends date for new presidential poll by nine days. Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered a probe into the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to investigate whethe...
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Kenya's electoral commission appoints new staff

Reshuffle follows call for changes by Odinga ahead of 17 October election re-run.Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed new additional staff to its top management...
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Kenya to hold new presidential election on 17 October

Kenyatta and Odinga will be only names on ballot along with their running mates.Kenya will hold a fresh presidential election on 17 October following the supreme court's decision to annul the results...
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Kenyan presidential result annulled by supreme court

Surprise cancellation of Kenyatta victory welcomed by Odinga supporters.Kenya's supreme court has annulled the result of the country's contentious presidential election, citing irregularities by the e...
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Tension in Kenya ahead of crucial election ruling

Supreme court ruling on presidential election validity on 1 September. Kenya's supreme court is to rule on 1 September on the validity of the country's presidential election which took place on 8 A...
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Odinga to challenge presidential election result in court

Opposition leader backtracks on initial refusal to seek legal redress. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is to file a petition in the supreme court against the results of the 8 August president...
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Business as usual in Kenya after disputed presidential elections

Kenyans largely ignore defeated Odinga’s call to strike. It was largely business as usual in Kenya on 14 August despite a strike call from opposition leader Raila Odinga in grievance over the outco...
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Kenyan election official found dead ahead of elections

Body of Kenyan electoral official showed "evidence of torture". The person in charge of Kenya's electronic voting system was found dead in Nairobi on 31 July, with reported signs of torture, a week a...
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Kenya prepares for elections on 8 August

Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term of office on 8 August when Kenya votes to elect a president, parliament and county governors. The two-horse presidential race sees K...
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Violent opposition protests continue in Kenya

Two killed in anti-government protests by opposition supporters. At least two people were shot dead during violent clashes between police and supporters of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms...
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Nairobi electoral protest turns violent

Police clash with opposition supporters during demonstration for reform of electoral commission. Anti-riot police clashed with protesters demanding the dissolution of the Kenyan electoral board dur...
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Nairobi closes airspace for Obama visit

President's security undermined after flight times leaked Kenya is to close its airspace for 50 minutes to facilitate the arrival of US president Barack Obama in Nairobi on 23 July, according to th...
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Heavy security in Nairobi for Obama visit

Threat of anti-gay protest during Obama trip Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been secured by American security agents ahead of the visit by US president Barack Obama on 23 July....
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US travel warning ahead of Obama visit to Nairobi

Obama travels to Nairobi and Addis Ababa The US has warned its citizens in Kenya of the potential for terrorist attacks during the upcoming visit of US president Barack Obama which starts on 23 Ju...
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Kenya takes measures against Somalis

Dadaab refugee camp risks closure Kenya’s plans to close Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya would breach international law and would put the lives of 350,000 Somalis at risk, accord...
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Witness in Kenyan ICC case murdered

Murder fuels accusations of state complicity A potential defence witness in the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Kenya's deputy president William Ruto has been murdered ahead of the...
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Kenyatta sworn in as Kenyan president

Kenya new president Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated at a swearing-in ceremony at Nairobi's Moi International Sports Centre on the morning of Tuesday 9 April. Leaders from across Africa, as well as d...
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Supreme court upholds Kenyatta’s victory

Five people were killed in clashes in Nairobi and the lakeside town of Kisumu on the night of 30 March after the supreme court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president in the 4 March polls. Th...
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Odinga to challenge presidential result

Following the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta on 9 March as Kenya's president-elect, his closest rival Raila Odinga is preparing a supreme court challenge against Kenyatta's election. His appeal is expe...