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April 13, 2018

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Podcast: The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

The personal and political rivalry between the two leading candidates, Kenyatta and Odinga, who are Kikuyu and Luo, respectively, has more to do with election-related violence than actual, historical grievances between different ethnic groups.

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March 14, 2018

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Pulling Kenya Back From the Brink

Odinga has called off his defiance campaign against the Kenyatta government, while Kenyatta apparently is allowing Odinga to continue to use the title “people’s president." The official document released detailing the pact refers to both as “his excellency.”

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February 7, 2018

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Kenya Enters Dangerous Territory

The Kenyatta administration has transformed an act in Odinga’s political theater into a challenge to the legitimacy of the Kenyatta administration.

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January 31, 2018

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Kenyatta Government Declares Odinga's NRM "Criminal"

Following the January 30 “inauguration” of Raila Odinga as an alternative president of Kenya, the Interior Ministry declared that his National Resistance Movement (NRM) is an “organized criminal group” under the Prevention of Organized Crimes Act

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January 30, 2018

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Raila Odinga Sworn in as Kenya’s “People’s President”

As he has long said he would do, Raila Odinga had himself sworn-in as the “people’s president” at noon on January 30 in the presence of thousands of supporters in Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya.

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December 20, 2017

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For Now, Odinga Backs Down in Kenya

After first declaring that he would be inaugurated as president of an opposition "People's Assembly," NASA leader Raila Odinga has backed down, at least for now.

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November 29, 2017

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The Intransigence of Kenya’s Raila Odinga

Not only is Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to recognize the presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta, sworn in on Tuesday, he has announced that he will be sworn in as “the people’s president” at a December 12 ceremony in.

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November 1, 2017

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Odinga Calls for a ‘People’s Assembly’ to Govern Kenya in Place of Kenyatta

Odinga refuses to recognize the Kenyatta administrations legitimacy and will attempt to create a People's Assembly to run the country and preside over new elections.

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November 3, 2017

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What Went Wrong With Kenya’s Elections?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s impasse over the 2017 election has cast a shadow on Kenya’s future.

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October 27, 2017

Kenya
Low Turnout, Protests, and No End in Sight for Kenyan Election Crisis

New elections in Kenya are facing real problems, including low turnout, legal challenges, and protests. How will Kenyatta and Odinga respond?

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