President Kenyatta (left) and opposition leader Odinga. (Photo/EPA-EFE).

Kenyatta-Raila Famous Handshake Will Only Bring Real Change To Kenya If Promises Are Followed By Action

Following the Kenya polls last August, opposition leader Odinga successfully petitioned Kenyattas re-election, but then boycotted a fresh election in October on the basis that it would simply be stolen once again


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A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga faces off against riot police officers during a protest in Nairobi. (Photo/Dai Kurokawa/EPA).

With Kenya’s History Of Political Violence, Will It Be Different This Time?: Colonialism, Vigilantes And Militias


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THE Supreme Court decision on September 1 to nullify Kenya’s presidential August election and hold a new poll has reignited fears that the country could descend into violence. Kenya certainly has an extensive track record of political violence. This has generally been ethnically mobilised, stemming from grievances over land and exacerbated by vigilantes and militias deployed by politicians to garner …