December 24, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
Kenya's opposition coalition, including former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, filed suit on Tuesday challenging the nation's new anti-terrorism law. The law, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last Thursday, allows security services to detain suspected criminals without charge for up to 360 days ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday appealed the results of Kenya's 2013 election to Kenya's Supreme Court. Kenya's election commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election earlier this month. ...[read more]
March 9, 2013
by Max Slater
Kenya's election commission on Saturday declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election. Shortly after the official announcement Kenyatta's top election opponent Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that he would ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 18, 2008, the Parliament of Kenya voted unanimously to approve a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. The Kenya Accord and Reconciliation Act of 2008, intended to end violence sparked by the country's disputed 2007 presidential ...[read more]
February 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Kenya's High Court of Nairobi ruled Thursday that recent judicial nominations by President Mwai Kibaki are unconstitutional, halting parliament's approval proceedings. Agreeing with an earlier pronouncement by Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Justice Daniel Musinga ruled in favor of eight advocacy ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Drew Singer
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on Saturday that his country's president violated its new constitution when he made a series of judicial, financial and legal appointments without consulting him. President Mwai Kibaki announced on Friday the appointments of chief justice, top prosecutor, ...[read more]
May 7, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Kenyan Attorney General Amos Wako on Thursday published the country's draft constitution, which proposes more balance of power in the government. President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka have all supported the proposed constitution and have urged ...[read more]
November 5, 2009
by Daniel Makosky
International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Thursday announced that he will ask the ICC to open a formal inquiry into violence perpetrated in the wake of Kenya's 2007 presidential elections. Following a meeting to discuss the ICC inquiry with Kenyan President ...[read more]
March 9, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced Monday that US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents from the US Embassy in Nairobi will assist in investigating the killing of two human rights activists last week. Odinga requested US assistance, recognizing that there would be a serious issue ...[read more]
February 18, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga said Tuesday that the country has been granted two additional months to form a special tribunal to hear cases surrounding Kenya's 2007 post-election violence. Odinga said that Koffi Annan, who facilitated the power-sharing agreement between Odinga and ...[read more]

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