Kenyan court drops $60million corruption case against deputy president Rigathi Gachagua

A Kenyan court on Thursday allowed a request by public prosecutors to withdraw a 7.4 billion shillings (an equivalent of $60 million) corruption case against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, citing insufficient evidence. This is the latest case to be set aside by the courts under new President William Ruto’s government, where prosecutors have withdrawn cases… Read More Kenyan court drops $60million corruption case against deputy president Rigathi Gachagua

Kenyan opposition figure Martha Karua petitions regional court to overturn presidential election

A leading Kenya opposition figure has petitioned the East African Court of Justice to overturn President William Ruto’s August election victory, a win that drew legal challenges but was upheld by the country’s top court. Martha Karua, a former justice minister who was the running mate to veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, on Friday submitted… Read More Kenyan opposition figure Martha Karua petitions regional court to overturn presidential election

Kenyan police fatally shoot prominent Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif

Well-known Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Nairobi when police hunting car thieves opened fire on the vehicle he was travelling in as it drove through their roadblock without stopping, according to a Kenyan police report on Monday. A Kenyan police watchdog has said it is investigating the incident, which happened at 10… Read More Kenyan police fatally shoot prominent Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif

Kenyan telecoms company Safaricom launches network in Ethiopia as first private operator

Kenya’s Safaricom launched its mobile network in Ethiopia on Thursday, becoming the first private operator in one of Africa’s largest telecoms markets. State-owned Ethio Telecom has until now enjoyed a monopoly in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country with an estimated 118 million people. Safaricom Ethiopia switched on its network and services in the capital Addis… Read More Kenyan telecoms company Safaricom launches network in Ethiopia as first private operator

Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru found dead at home

A Kenyan lawyer charged at the International Criminal Court with bribing witnesses in the collapsed trial of President William Ruto six years ago has died, Kenyan media reported on Tuesday. Citizen Television and Standard Newspapers reported that Paul Gicheru had been found dead at his home in Nairobi’s Karen area, citing information from police. The… Read More Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru found dead at home

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the August 9 election of William Ruto as president in a unanimous decision, Chief Justice Martha Koome said, throwing out a petition brought by opposition leader Raila Odinga. “This is a unanimous decision of the court … this court upholds the election of the first respondent (William Ruto) as… Read More Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga files challenge to presidential election result

Kenya’s veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a challenge to the results of this month’s presidential election in the Supreme Court on Monday, his legal team said, sharpening a political clash that has gripped East Africa’s powerhouse. “What we did this morning is to file the online copy,” lawyer Daniel Maanzo told Kenyan television channel.… Read More Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga files challenge to presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects presidential election result

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as “null and void” the result of an August 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya’s democracy faces a long legal crisis. His first comments on the result came minutes after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their… Read More Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejects presidential election result