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Tax-hike protesters clash with Kenyan police, two shot dead

A motorcycle rider reacts as riot police officers lob teargas canisters to disperse supporters of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, as they participate in an anti-government protest against the imposition of tax hikes by the government in Kibera settlement of Nairobi, Kenya, on 12th July, 2023.

Nairobi, KenyaReuters Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with police on Wednesday and two were shot dead, officers on the scene said, in anti-tax protests in cities and towns around Kenya called by opposition leader Raila Odinga. Police fired tear gas to disperse protests in the capital Nairobi, the port city of Mombasa and several other towns, according […]

Kenyan authorities should have prevented cult deaths, President says

Forensic experts and homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, gather to exhume bodies of suspected followers of a Christian cult named as "Good News International Church", who believed they would go to heaven if they starved themselves to death, in Shakahola forest of Kilifi county, Kenya, on 9th May, 2023.

Nairobi, KenyaReuters Kenyan Government agencies should have been able to prevent the deaths by starvation of more than 200 members of a cult in the country’s coastal region, said President William Ruto, adding he took responsibility for the disaster.  Authorities accuse Paul Mackenzie, leader of the Good News International Church, of ordering his followers to […]

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga suspends anti-government protests

Riot police officers fires teargas canister to disperse the convoy of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance, as they participate in a nationwide protest over cost of living and President William Ruto's government in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30th March, 2023.

Nairobi, Kenya Reuters Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Sunday he was suspending anti-government protests and was ready for talks after an appeal from President William Ruto, though he warned that demonstrations could restart in days. Thousands have joined three marches over the past two weeks against high living costs and alleged fraud in […]

Religious, rights groups call for calm in Kenya’s second week of protests

Riot police officers detain a supporter of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja (Declaration of Unity) One Kenya Alliance, as they participate in a nationwide protest over cost of living and President William Ruto's government in Mathare settlement in Nairobi, Kenya March 27, 2023. REUTERS/John Muchucha

Nairobi, KenyaReuters Religious leaders and human rights groups in Kenya called for calm on Tuesday as a second week of protests against cost of living increases raised fears of further violence, while President William Ruto said criminals would be held to account.  Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who lost to Ruto in last August’s election, is […]