Kenya
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Police try to squash protests before Kenyan election

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/13/17, 11:51 am

Police in Kenya said Friday they shot and killed two opposition protesters who stormed a police station with rocks and farm tools. The government on Thursday banned opposition protests in the business districts of major cities. Police throughout the country are trying to disperse crowds who are calling for election reform ahead of a do-over vote for president on Oct. 26. Last month, the Kenyan Supreme Court rejected the results of the August presidential election, saying hackers used the electoral commission’s computer system to manipulate the vote in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Kenyan presidential election in turmoil

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/11/17, 11:23 am

Thousands of opposition protesters gathered in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Wednesday, one day after opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew from this month’s presidential election redo. Last month, the Kenyan Supreme Court rejected the results of the August presidential election and ordered a new vote set for Oct. 26. The court said hackers used the electoral commission’s computer system to manipulate the vote in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Gunmen in Kenya kill two in attack on university bus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/17, 10:48 am

Gunmen on Tuesday killed two female employees of a technical university south of Mombasa, Kenya, in a suspected extremist attack. Area police chief Joseph Chebusit told Reuters the attack began as a bus returned students and university staff back to campus in the town of Ukunda. “Armed men numbering about 10 emerged from the bushes and started firing at the van in front,” Chebusit said. The driver and two police officers sustained injuries, he said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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