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Defiant Kenyan MPs vote against pay cuts

Kenya's President Kenyatta attends the Organisation of African Union summit in Addis Ababa. Photo: Reuters

Kenyan members of parliament, already among the world's best-paid legislators, voted yesterday to increase their salaries in defiance of government plans to cut them as part of public spending reforms.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:12am

Kenya's truth commission blames new president for violence

Kenya's truth commission blames new president for violence

A long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report named the Kenyan president and his deputy as among those suspected of planning and financing the country's 2007-08 post-election violence, in which more than 1,000 people died and 600,000 lost their homes.

23 May 2013 - 4:37am

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya president

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the oath of office. Photo: Reuters

Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters, despite facing trial on charges of crimes against humanity.

“I do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Kenya,” said Kenyatta, the son of the country’s first president, clutching a bible as he took the oath of office.

9 Apr 2013 - 8:51pm

ICC drops case against Kenya's Muthaura

Uhuru Kenyatta (second left) and Francis Muthaura (second right) attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2011. Photo: AFP

The International Criminal Court on Monday dropped all charges against Kenyan civil servant Francis Muthaura, who was accused alongside president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta of crimes against humanity during 2007-2008 post-election violence.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

Briefs, March 11, 2013

Syrian families at a refugee camp in Lebanon. Photo: AFP

Kenya's press called for reconciliation between the winners and losers in the country's presidential election, as calm prevailed a day after the results were declared, in striking contrast to the aftermath of the 2007 polls.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:10am

Rigging claims throw Kenya presidential vote into chaos

Children of the Kibera slum hold balloons with peace messages written on them to promote peaceful elections in Nairobi. Photo: EPA

Kenya’s presidential election was plunged into further disarray on Thursday after the party of one of the leading candidates alleged vote-rigging and demanded that the count be halted.

8 Mar 2013 - 12:05am

Kenya votes in tight elections after police gunned down

A woman casts her ballot inside a polling station in Kenya's town of Gatundu. Photo: Reuters

Lines of Kenyans queued from way before dawn to vote on Monday in the first election since the violence-wracked polls five years ago, with a deadly police ambush hours before polling started marring the key ballot.

5 Mar 2013 - 1:12am