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April 13, 2018

Kenya
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

Kenya
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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November 3, 2017

Kenya
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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February 7, 2018

Kenya
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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October 31, 2017

Kenya
Questions Remain as IEBC Declares Kenyatta Victor in Election Rerun

The IEBC declares Kenyatta the winner of the election amid violence, low turnout, and a boycott by Odinga supporters.

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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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October 19, 2017

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Uncertainty Abounds as Top Kenyan Election Commissioner Flees Country Amid Death Threats

Kenya’s new elections are scheduled for October 26. If they take place, it appears increasingly likely that their results will lack credibility, and that there will be violence. The standoff between …

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October 25, 2017

Kenya
Scene Setter: Kenya's October 26 Presidential Elections

Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the country, albeit with some difficulty, indicating that the elections will go ahead. The ballot includes …

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September 27, 2017

Kenya
Kenya's Big Men Are Failing Her

“Big men” have long been the scourge of Africa. Unfortunately for Kenya, it has not one, but two: President Uhuru Kenyatta and perennial opposition leader Raila Odinga. Both are behaving like tribal …

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September 22, 2017

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Kenyan Supreme Court Gives its Reasons

On Wednesday, the Kenyan Supreme court provided a detailed discussion of why it annulled the August 8 presidential elections in which incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta seemingly defeated Raila Oding…

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