Uganda has become the first and only country to congratulate Kenyan incumbent Mwai Kibaki even as the Ugandan army denied its deployment at the common border was meant to assist the embattled Kenyan President. The Kenyan crisis is threatening to ground transport in Uganda which relies exclusively for her petroleum imports from its Eastern neighbor.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Thursday to beat back crowds of rock-throwing opposition protesters in the slums of Kenya’s capital, where deepening postelection violence in what had been one of Africa’s most stable countries left shops, cars and a church in flames. Opposition leader Raila Odinga had called
The military has been deployed to various parts of the country affected by violence following President Kibaki’s re-election. Government spokesman Alfred Mutua said the military has been deployed to assist in averting a humanitarian crisis. He said the soldiers will help in the distribution of food, blankets and medical supplies in those areas. “This is
As Kenya stands at the crossroads, caught like an animal in the lights of a speeding truck, some calls for reconciliation, while welcome must take into account some of the stark realities of the current situation. Considering the losses in the Parliamentary elections of President Mwai Kibaki’s party and his controversial declaration as President- any