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Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition gather ahead of Mr Odinga’s planned ‘swearing-in’ ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Kenyan government cut the transmission of three private television stations on Tuesday to curtail coverage of the mock presidential inauguration o(...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta waves upon his arrival to his inauguration ceremony where he will be sworn in as president at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second five-year term as president of Kenya in a colourful ceremony that few believe will signal the end of po(...)

Maggie Coughlan climbing Mount Kenya. The Bantry, Co Cork, native has been living in  Kenya since 2016
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  • November 19, 2017, 09:00

Maggie Coughlan is from Bantry, Co Cork. She arrived in Kenya in 2016 after living in Australia for four years. She is a criminology researcher by pro(...)

Priti Patel leaves Number 10 Downing Street by the back entrance following her resignation as international development secretary on Wednesday night. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week, after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was for(...)

Opposition supporters  light fires and build roadblocks in protest at the announcement of the presidential election results, in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenya’s incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeated presidential election in which an opposition boycott helped lower(...)

In the western city of Kisumu, police used tear gas and fired live rounds over the heads of stone-throwing youths. Photograph: Kabir Dhanji/EPA

Kenyan authorities said on Friday they would indefinitely delay further attempts to hold a repeat presidential election in some areas due to the risk (...)

People gesture near tyres set on fire during a protest against a presidential election re-run in  Mombasa. Photograph:  Joseph Okanga/Reuters

Opposition supporters boycotted Thursday’s rerun of Kenya’s disputed presidential election, clashing with police in some parts of the country and forc(...)

Supporters of  opposition leader  Raila Odinga barricade roads and burn tyres as they demonstrate in the streets in Kisumu, Kenya on Wednesday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of creating an “electoral dictatorship” after the supreme court was u(...)

Supporters of National Super Alliance  presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the streets in Kisumu. Photograph: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan police used bullets and tear gas on Tuesday to disperse a small demonstration in Nairobi two days before elections, as the main opposition lead(...)

 Opposition supporters hold up bricks during a protest in Kisumu, Kenya, on Wednesday. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya on Thursday banned demonstrations in the business districts of Nairobi and other cities amid a standoff between the ruling party and the opposit(...)

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