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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announces plans to challenge the results of last August’s election in court, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 16, 2017 (AP photo by Ben Curtis).

A Shadow Inauguration Shows Kenya Is Still Not Over Last Year’s Contested Vote

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Associate Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term more than two months ago, but tensions around his re-election are clearly still fresh in Kenya. This week, the decision by opposition leader Raila Odinga to follow through on threats to stage a shadow inauguration brought those tensions to the forefront, and the government’s response raised questions about Kenyatta’s commitment to civil liberties. ...

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