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Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu Wednesday returned to Tanzania after his attempted assassination in 2017, which he claims was politically motivated. The Lissu announced his return last Thursday on Twitter, detailing his flight and landing details while announcing his comeback and future political ambitions. Lissu said President Samoa Suluhu Hassan’s early January decision to lift the [...]

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The UN Security Council Tuesday welcomed new members Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland. This is the first time Mozambique and Switzerland have held seats in the security council. The council consists of 15 countries. Five of them–China, France, Russia, the UK and the US–are permanent members with veto powers. The other ten members are elected [...]

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Paul Gicheru, a Kenyan lawyer on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), was Tuesday found dead at his home in a suburb of Nairobi, his family and police said. The ICC charged Gicheru with witness tampering in a case linked to newly-elected Kenyan President William Ruto. BREAKING: Lawyer Paul Gicheru is dead, family confirms [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi.   A war is currently going on Kenya social media. It’s a war between those who are in support of parastatals taking the forefront in Kenya’s economy and those who believe that both parastatals and private owned establishments should work together to further [...]

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The Supreme Court of Kenya Monday dismissed a challenge to the victory of Kenya’s president-elect William Ruto. The ruling puts an end to a tough electioneering period and paves the way for the president-elect’s swearing-in next week. Following the declaration of the presidential results by the electoral commission on August 15, the court received a [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi.   Friday was the final hearing day for the presidential election petition before the Supreme Court of Kenya. The Supreme Court’s agenda for the day was listening to the answers given by both the respondents and petitioners to outstanding questions judges had asked [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi.   Earlier this week Kenya’s Supreme Court issued an order for the recounting of voting in 15 constituencies during Kenya’s recent general elections following a request made by the Azimio party. Once the recount was completed, the Registrar of the Supreme Court submitted [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya. She reports from Nairobi.   This has been a very hectic week for Kenya. Mombasa and Kakamega had their gubernatorial elections on Monday, while Rongai, West Pokot South and Kacheliba had their Member of Parliament (MP) elections the very same day. The Azimio La Umoja party won [...]

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