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Kenya's stock market hits 14-month high after Kenyatta victory

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at his offices at Harambee house, Nairobi, Aug.14, 2017. Photo: Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP/SIPAKenya's main stock index rose 2.51 percent on Monday to a 14-month high, building on gains last week as investors welcomed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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Kenya's opposition rejects 'fraudulent' election citing hacking

09082017Kenya's opposition coalition has said yesterday's general election was “fraudulent” because hackers acting on behalf of the governing party compromised the electoral body’s database, as they urged their supporters to remain calm.

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Human waste becomes fuel for Kenya's urban poor

 In this photo from December 2011, a street-trader measures a portion of cooked rice and beans for sale to a customer in Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAA company in Kenya is manufacturing briquettes from human waste and sawdust collected around Nakuru, a town in the Rift Valley region. 

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Kenya's election: The fight of a lifetime

04082017kenyaKenya’s President Kenyatta is pulling out all the stops to beat opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 8 August election. Fears are mounting that violence could erupt, especially around local contests

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Kenya’s devolved government puts local contests at centre of violence and rigging fears

03082017kenyaThe devolution of Kenya’s government is changing the electoral picture as the country gears up for a general election on 8 August that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party against Raila Odinga’s National Super Alliance (NASA).

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Kenya's fake news epidemic adds to electoral violence fears

31072017kenyaIt’s campaign season in Narok, a sleepy town of 40,000 that serves as the gateway to Kenya’s world-famous Masai Mara game reserve. Dozens of Land Rovers plastered with the faces of political aspirants zoom up and down the town’s main road as bewildered Chinese tourists look on.

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