Kenyan elections

Kenyan elections

PM attacks new pay deal for MPs

HOURS after Kenya's prime minister was discharged from the hospital following a brain procedure, he denounced a move by MPs to approve for themselves a $175,000 annual pay package.

Kenya rivals team up to share power

KENYA'S president Mwai Kibaki named political rival Raila Odinga as head of a power-sharing cabinet yesterday, ending weeks of impasse that threatened to undermine economic recovery after a deadly post-election crisis.

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UN welcomes Kenya power-sharing agreement

THE UN Security Council welcomed the new power-sharing agreement in Kenya and urged President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to implement it "in full and without delay".

Breakthrough in Kenyan warring

KENYA'S feuding parties have agreed to rewrite its constitution within a year after a post-election crisis, but have yet to agree terms for power-sharing, a government negotiator said yesterday, following talks mediated by the former UN chief Kofi Annan.

Hope of deal for Kenyan power

BRITAIN is cautiously hopeful Kenya's rival parties can reach a power-sharing deal this week although there is still "a mountain to be climbed", the Africa minister Mark Malloch-Brown said after speaking to Kofi Annan, former head of the UN.

Children butchered as Kenya erupts

BODIES piled up in Nakuru mortuary yesterday. The dead, including children, were scarred by machete blows, spear thrusts and arrow shots.

Smiles and handshakes as rivals meet – but it doesn't last

KENYA'S main political rivals met yesterday for the first time since the disputed presidential election, and pledged to seek an end to weeks of unrest that have killed almost 700 people.

There's still time for world to do its bit for democracy in Kenya

KENYA is aflame after a presidential election on 27 December, widely believed to have been rigged to secure the re-election of Mwai Kibaki.

Kenyans are told to start talking

KOFI Annan, the former UN secretary-general, told Kenya's feuding parties yesterday that they must begin talks in good faith and respect the rule of law.

Tributes paid to 'wonderful man' after thieves murder Briton in Kenyan home

A BRITON has been killed in Kenya during a suspected botched robbery at his home.

Police turn machine guns on protesters as Kenya fractures

AT LEAST 13 people were killed in Kenya yesterday when police fired into a Nairobi slum and different ethnic groups clashed during protests against the disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibaki.

Kenyan athlete relives moment when he ran for his life

WHEN world marathon champion Luke Kibet goes running, he focuses on finishing first. But during Kenya's post-election upheaval, the 25-year-old star was forced to run for his life.

Non-violent legal action is only answer to Kenya's 'stolen' election

KENYA'S opposition must challenge disputed election results in the courts if it wants to strengthen democracy, weaken autocracy and defuse violence: even in Zimbabwe, this has shown our citizens and the world that there is still hope for that very foundation of freedom, the rule of law.

Kenya faces more election unrest

KENYA'S opposition yesterday called three days of protests next week after mediation failed and the country's post-election crisis worsened.

Kenya death toll put at 1,000 as protests halted

RIOTS and violence following Kenya's election may have killed up to 1,000 people, the opposition said yesterday as it halted protests and Mwai Kibaki, the president, invited his main rival to talks.

Kenyans focus fury on food crisis in slums

ELEVEN days ago, residents of Kenya's biggest slum joined long, snaking queues to cast their ballots in the east African country's presidential polls.

Health crisis looms in Kenyan chaos

KENYA will face a health emergency within days if the wave of political violence there is not halted, a UK-based charity warned last night.

Calm of a sort as weary Kenyans tire of protests amid calls for fresh poll

THE slums of the Kenyan capital were gradually returning to normal yesterday as plans for a second day of demonstrations against flawed elections fizzled out.

Left to beg for her life as mob torched church

THURSDAY morning usually means choir practice for Jennifer Titus. Yesterday morning, she had to beg for her life on her knees as a violent mob tried to burn the church around her.

Democracy must not be allowed to die

THE only way for the intercommunal violence in Kenya to subside and for democracy to be saved is for the president, Mwai Kibaki, to accept some form of independent review of the recent disputed elections, and for the leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga, to call off his supporters from violent street protests.

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