ARTICLES RELATING TO RAILA ODINGA

Kenya government 'hostile' to rights activists: report

2017-05-03 13:09

The government of Kenya is hostile towards human rights activists and organisations, according to a report that warned of safety concerns ahead of the country's August 8 elections.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's tenacious, veteran politician

2017-04-28 10:55

At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president - his fourth bid to become head of state.

Kenya leader warns against violence as poll fever hits

2017-04-20 19:27

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta warned Thursday against violence as election season gets into full swing, with chaotic party primaries already leading to bloody scuffles.

Kenya's new electoral commission sworn in

2017-01-20 15:18

Kenya's new electoral commission was sworn in to replace a team forced to quit after violent protests by opponents who accused them of bias, mismanagement and corruption.

Kenya opposition forms super alliance to unseat Kenyatta

2017-01-11 20:01

Kenya's main opposition leaders have announced the formation of a super alliance in a bid to unseat incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in August elections.

Kenyan lawmakers scuffle amid fears of election-rigging

2016-12-23 19:00

Kenyan legislators have come to blows as opposition members tried to block an emergency session that passed a bill to allow manual counting of election results, calling it a back door to manipulating next year's presidential vote.

Kenyan leader Kenyatta 'in hot seat' over opposition tweet

2016-11-30 16:00

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is in the hot seat with his citizens after posting a comment on Twitter, that created a fierce backlash on social media.

Kenyan opposition slapped with KES 250 000 bill after demos

2016-06-10 13:33

Kenyan opposition coalition CORD has been ordered to pay KES 250 000 for using Uhuru Park for its demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission this week, a report says.

Controversial businessman shot dead in Kenya

2016-05-06 14:11

Controversial Kenyan businessman, Jacob Juma, who was also a bitter critic of the Jubilee government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and a close ally of Cord leader Raila Odinga, has been shot dead in Nairobi.

WATCH: Kenyan opposition leader Odinga caught up in heavy teargas during protests

2016-04-26 11:56

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been caught up in teargas fired by police during protests against the electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

 

Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

2017-04-28 11:57

Kenya's opposition lined up behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls.

Kenya opposition names Raila Odinga as presidential candidate

2017-04-28 09:09

Veteran political leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named Kenya's opposition presidential candidate for August's elections, at a large rally in the capital Nairobi.

Spat over Kenyan electronic vote tender goes to court

2017-04-20 13:30

Six Kenyans have urged a court to suspend a controversial decision by election officials to scrap a tender process and directly procure an electronic voting system for the August polls.

Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

Kenyan president signs electoral law amid rigging fears

2017-01-10 09:31

Kenya's president has signed into law an amendment to the electoral law to allow manual voting and counting in elections as a backup, a move the opposition calls a back door to rigging this year's presidential vote.

Kenya 'shuts' US NGO working on 2017 election

2016-12-20 08:49

The Kenyan agency that regulates non-governmental groups says it has terminated the operations of the US-funded International Foundation for Electoral Systems in the east Africa country

Former Kenyan leader Mwai Kibaki flown to SA for treatment

2016-08-22 13:00

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has been flown to South Africa for medical treatment, reports say.

Kenya protests: Victims narrate their ordeal

2016-05-25 14:31

Kenyans who were shot and wounded by anti-riot police during demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday have narrated their ordeal, saying however, that they did not participate in the demos.

'Every Kenyan' has had to pay bribes, says ex-PM Odinga

2016-05-05 11:38

Kenya’s former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has reportedly admitted that "every Kenyan" - including himself - has had to pay bribes, to get things done in the east African country.

Cracks emerge in Kenya’s opposition alliance - reports

2016-04-12 12:15

A storm is brewing in Kenya's main opposition alliance, CORD, regarding the coalition's flag bearer for the upcoming presidential polls scheduled for August 2017, according to reports.

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