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Kenya: Supreme court to rule on president’s constitutional change

Kenya: Supreme court to rule on president's constitutional change

Kenya’s top court on Thursday stopped President Uhuru Kenyatta’s divisive bid to make sweeping constitutional changes which opponents say was an attempt to widen the presidency’s powers and has dominated early campaigning for an election in August, Reuters reports. His estranged deputy and presidential candidate William Ruto has charged the …

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Kenya: Deputy President Ruto to represent his party in August elections

Kenya: Deputy President Ruto to represent his party in August elections

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto will represent his new United Democratic Alliance party in the August elections after his public split with President Uhuru Kenyatta who is backing another candidate. Ruto will compete with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has secured Kenyatta’s support. Kenyatta, who must stand down after …

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Kenya : judges reject president’s appeal to change constitution

Kenyan court of appeal

Judges of the Kenyan court of Appeal have rejected the plan of President Uhuru Kenyatta to change the country’s constitution. The judges called the president’s project “unconstitutional and unlawful.” The proposition is nicknamed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), and is spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his political nemesis-turned ally, …

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