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12 December marks Kenya’s 54th year of independence. It is also the day on which opposition leader Raila Odinga intends to hold his own inauguration as the ‘People’s President’, rival to re-elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. Without naming Odinga directly, Kenya’s Attorney General Githu Muigai hinted at what may be in store for Odinga and his supporters when he posited that, as per the Constitution, anyone who partakes in the swearing-in of anyone except a duly elected winner of elections... Read More >

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