Tag: Kenya

A Kenyan Samburu warrior casts his ballot at a polling station in Nkirish, in the Eastern Province, during general elections on August 8, 2017. Kenyans began voting in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of violence in east Africa's richest economy. / AFP PHOTO / CYRIL VILLEMAIN (Photo credit should read CYRIL VILLEMAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Opposition Claims Hackers Rigged Presidential Election

The contentious Kenyan presidential election appears to have returned President Uhuru Kenyatta to office with a ten- or eleven-point win over his main rival, Raila Odinga. However, Odinga claimed Wednesday that the official results are “fictitious” and a fair count of the votes would show him as the winner.

KENYA, DADAAB : DADAAB, KENYA - OCTOBER 12: This photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows refugee children reaching out for candies distributed by an African man at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee complex in the world, where thousands of Somalis, Tanzanians, Sudanese and Ethiopians fleeing conflicts in their countries have found shelter and live under tough living conditions. (Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency)

Court Prevents Kenya from Closing World’s Largest Refugee Camp

On Thursday, Kenya’s High Court blocked a government directive to close the Dadaab refugee camp, in operation since 1991 and considered the largest refugee camp in the world. The government wants to close the camp because it says the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab has been using it as a base.