Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would go to the Supreme Court over last week's disputed presidential election results, which saw rival Uhuru Kenyatta secure a second term in office.
Kenyans largely ignored an opposition call to go on strike on Monday, re-opening shops and returning to work as they shrugged off demands for demonstrations against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election and against the killing of protesters.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people", despite growing pressure on him to concede election defeat.
Kenyan police have killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.
Immediately after news broke that President Uhuru Kenyatta had been re-elected as Kenya's president, people took to the streets across the east African nation.
Kenya's election commission announced Friday that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term as opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed the vote was rigged.
Kenya's opposition demanded Thursday that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, rejecting results that showed him trailing incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in a fraught election that has sent jitters through the east African nation.
The head of the European Union’s election observer mission in Kenya said on Thursday that it had seen no signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process amid opposition allegations of fraud.
Kenyan police shot dead two protesters in the capital's flashpoint Mathare slum on Wednesday, as unrest broke out after opposition accusations that the general election was rigged, a senior officer told AFP.
Kenya's main opposition candidate Raila Odinga said on Wednesday that he rejected the preliminary results of Tuesday's presidential election, which show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a substantial lead.
Kenyan election officials began counting votes on Tuesday, as results trickled in from a hard-fought contest between the country's foremost political dynasties and election authorities called for calm.
Thousands of Kenyans are retreating to rural areas in anticipation of next week’s vote because they fear a reprise of the election-related unrest a decade ago in which 1,200 people were killed.
Protesters marched on the offices of Kenya's election commission on Tuesday, demanding a speedy investigation of the murder of a senior official that has raised fears over the legitimacy of next week's national elections.
An official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation's vote would again face dangerous unrest.
A gunman and a police officer were killed in an attack on Deputy President William Ruto's residence in the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, a senior administrator said on Sunday.
Unknown gunmen attacked the home of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, less than two weeks before the country votes in high-stakes polls, two security sources told AFP.
A runaway tanker carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 33 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday.
Kenya said on Wednesday it had to agreed to delay the closure of a huge Somali refugee camp that it sees as a security risk, after international pressure to give residents more time to find new homes.
Child sex abuse has long been a taboo subject in Kenya, which makes it difficult to hold perpetrators accountable. But a new app, “160 Girls”, makes it easier for victims and their families to report sex crimes by informing them of their rights.
With the closure of the world’s largest migrant camp in Kenya, thousands of Somali refugees could be forced to return to their war-ravaged homeland. The move has been branded a violation of international law.