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Stranded Kenyan opposition firebrand Miguna appeals for urgent help

Kenyan opposition firebrand politician Dr Miguna Miguna says he is "marooned" in Dubai and wants the government to deliver his Kenyan passport to him.

Kenya court fines interior minister, police chief $1,985 for contempt of court

A Kenyan high court judge on Thursday fined Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i and Inspector-General of police Joseph Boinnet 200,000 Kenyan shillings (1,985 dollars) for contempt of court.

Kenyan court summons government officials over opposition politician detention at airport

The High Court in Kenya has summoned three senior government officials to explain the ongoing stalemate over the detention and citizenship status of opposition politician Dr. Miguna Miguna.

Two Kenyan TV stations shut by govt resume operations

Two television channels that Kenya’s government shuttered over coverage of a mock inauguration by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rival resumed broadcasts on Monday.

Kenya’s top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown

Kenya's three leading TV stations were off the air for a fourth day on Friday as police prevented the delivery of a court order to restore their transmissions after they tried to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as "the people's president."

Kenya media shutdown sparks outrage and concern

In an unprecedented act, Kenya's government this week indefinitely shut down three major TV news channels, instantly transforming a partisan political dispute into an angry nationwide debate on fundamental freedoms.

Kenyan court suspends govt shutdown of 3 TV stations

A Kenyan high court has suspended a government shutdown of three private TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’s self-proclaimed presidential inauguration.

Kenya shuts TV stations over Raila Odinga’s “swearing in” coverage

Three Kenyan television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

Riala Odinga’s movement an organised criminal group – Kenyan govt

The Kenyan government has declared the opposition coalition’s C’s wing, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), as an organised criminal group.

Kenya names opposition movement a criminal group

Kenya's government has outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement following its "swearing-in" of leader Raila Odinga in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term.

Kenyan opposition protester shot dead in Kisumu

One man was shot dead and three others injured during protests in the western city of Kisumu, as opposition supporters try to stop Thursday’s elections, a nurse at the main government hospital said.

Kenyan police say four people killed during opposition demonstrations in two weeks

Kenya’s police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in the October 26 repeat presidential vote.

Kenyan court lifts ban on opposition protests imposed by the government

A Kenyan High Court has temporarily suspended a ban on opposition protests imposed last week by the government after a series of protests against the electoral commission.

Kenya high court suspends ban on opposition protests

Kenya's high court on Tuesday temporarily lifted a government curb on protests in three main cities, until a full hearing can be held on an opposition petition to scrap the ban entirely.

Kenya police shoot dead 2 opposition protesters

Police in Kenya said on Friday they shot and killed two opposition protesters who allegedly stormed a police station with farm tools and rocks in the western part of the country, while police used tear gas on rallies in the capital and elsewhere demanding reforms ahead of the new election.

Kenya opposition supporters defy protest ban

Hundreds of opposition supporters took to the streets of Kenya’s main cities Friday in defiance of a government ban on protests as the country is gripped by uncertainty over its presidential election.

Kenya bans protests in main city centres

Kenya's government on Thursday banned protests in the centres of three major cities, including the capital Nairobi, citing lawlessness following opposition demonstrations against the country's electoral commission.

At least 7 Kenyan schoolgirls killed in dorm fire – minister

At least seven teenage girls died in a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory on Saturday, and 10 others were injured, according to Kenya's education minister.

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