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Kenya’s Attorney General Muigai resigns

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki as the Attorney General following the surprise resignation of Professor Githu Muigai on Tuesday. He has been attorney General for the last six and a half years, guiding the country through trying times that included the …

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Kenyatta names Cabinet, picks Kilonzo High Commissoner to Uganda

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced his full Cabinet, after 85 days of taking oath of office, and named new postings of ambassadors including to Uganda.Ambassador Kiema Kilonzo who has been in Ankara, Turkey will be Kenya’s new High Commissioner to Uganda, taking over …

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Kenyatta heads to South Africa to meet Zuma, Ramaphosa

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Uhuru Kenyatta is in South Africa where he will meet President Jacob Zuma and later Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, before attending celebrations on Saturday to mark the 106th anniversary of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Kenyatta left Thursday for talks in the afternoon …

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2018: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Plan

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenya’s investment in the Standard Gauge Railway will strengthen its business position in the region and will benefit local businesses. “We built a world-class railway on time and within budget. On the 2nd of January, that railway will begin carrying commercial cargo, cutting costs …

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Museveni meets Kenyatta, discusses SGR, AMISOM progress

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and his host President Uhuru Kenyatta have today held talks that included a review of progress on the multi-billion dollar Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project. Uganda and Kenyan officials are committed to a seamless connectivity of the SGR which will cost the …

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Study finds politics is bad for young Kenyans

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Months of electoral upheaval, sporadic unrest and economic slowdown have hit young Kenyans hard, a nationwide youth survey found Thursday. The struggle to make ends meet has left them disillusioned, apathetic and angry, according to the annual survey of nearly 3,000 Kenyans aged 15-24 years …

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‘Odinga swearing-in will be high treason’

Kenya government threatens opposition with ‘treason’ charge Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason. Odinga challenged the result of August’s presidential election but then boycotted the court-ordered October …

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Uhuru Kenyatta: back at the helm of a divided nation

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Uhuru Kenyatta, who was sworn in Tuesday for a second and final term after a bruising election season, is the son of Kenya’s founding president and a man who epitomises the country’s elite. The 56-year-old US-educated multi-millionaire, whose family owns an array of businesses, properties and …

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Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave two dead

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country’s divisions was overshadowed by bloody protests and a pledge from his rival to stage his own inauguration. Kenya’s schisms after a gruelling election period were on …

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