KENYA; 3rd opposition member who attended Odinga's mock inauguration arrested

Allan Goodman
February 5, 2018

The United States' government has declared that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was validly elected as the president of the country in accordance with Kenya's constitution.

"If the government is in power on the basis of the existing Constitution, then it should honor a court-issued order", Mr. Odindo said. "Grievances must be resolved through appropriate legal mechanisms", reads part of the statement.

The US commended the restraint shown by security forces and urged them to continue to refrain from any unnecessary or excessive use of force.

"Kenya's election year is over, and the challenges laid bare by the electoral process will have to be addressed".

He also said the blackout had meant "significant financial losses" for the station, though he was unsure exactly how much money had been lost.

"The operation will ensure we not only monitor their movements in the country but also see to it they can not find safe havens elsewhere", a source told Nation.

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Mr Matiang'i said, "we have commenced investigations targeting individuals". He said he considered freedom of the press a cornerstone of the country's Constitution, which was drafted after a disputed election ended in widespread violence 10 years ago.

He had stood beside Odinga on Tuesday at the symbolic presidential inauguration, which the government has called an "illegal act" that put the lives of thousands of Kenyans at risk.

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The foreign minister added that the Afghan delegation, which visited Islamabad on Wednesday, had productive talks with Pakistan.

Initially, there were fears of chaos due to confrontation between the police and opposition supporters after the government banned the event. The African Union (AU) also raised concerns over the swearing-in of the National Super Alliance leader, Raila.

"We call on the Government to respect and implement the judicial decision".

He is expected to be charged Thursday morning.

On Thursday, activist Okiya Omtatah won a court order saying the channels should be reopened. "Media organisations that disregarded this advice were shut down". Judge Chacha Mwita ordered the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) to restore live transmission for the stations.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga holds up the Bible as he swears-in himself as the "people's president" at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.

The statement issued by Ms.

The statement continued that It was sad to see Kenya, which has been one of the leading media freedom lights on the continent, descending into a country where this freedom is under serious threat.

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