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  1. November 25, 2013

    Kenya’s leaders found wanting by society

    There may be no better guide to Kenya 50 years after independence than the way it dealt with the fallout from the Westgate...

  2. November 25, 2013

    Kenya’s politicians cannot claim the credit for its best achievements

    The late Harry Thuku, one of Kenya’s nationalist heroes, chose to mark the country’s independence on his farm. The...

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  1. Kenya at 50

    Kenya’s consumer-driven economy could soon be balanced by resource discoveries, while ...
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  1. April 18, 2013

    New governor sets out to transform Nairobi

    In the three weeks since Nairobi’s first governor Evans Kidero took office, he has fired 11 people for delivering fictitious...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2013

    Kenya shellfishing

    Men carry sacks filled with shellfish on a beach near Diani Beach on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. Goran...

  3. March 30, 2013

    Kenya court upholds Kenyatta victory in presidential election

    Kenya’s supreme court has upheld the victory of president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, rejecting the claims of two petitions...

  4. March 29, 2013

    Poll feud puts Kenyan democracy on trial

    There were two choirs laid on at the national tallying centre to distract the diplomats, politicians and assorted...

  5. March 15, 2013

    Odinga challenges Kenya election result

    Raila Odinga, Kenya’s outgoing prime minister, has hired George W. Bush’s former lawyer to challenge presidential election...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2013

    Kenya: market rallies despite doubts

    The markets bet on a peaceful outcome, and so far, they’ve been proved right. The Nairobi All-Share index jumped 3.2 per...

  7. March 10, 2013

    Kenyan democracy in the dock

    On Africa’s unfinished journey from autocracy to democratic rule, Kenya’s 2013 polls will go down among the more curious...

  8. March 10, 2013

    Kenyatta victory could test diplomats’ skills

    Only minutes after Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of Kenya’s presidential elections, the first diplomatic incident...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 8, 2013

    Kenya elections: down to the wire

    The race for Kenya’s presidency is heading to a nail-biting finish as the front-runner’s lead fades away and the votes...

  10. March 8, 2013

    Kenyatta edges closer to election win

    Kenyan security forces reinforced their presence in potential flashpoints around the country on Friday night as Uhuru...

  11. March 7, 2013

    Safaricom warned of Kenya count problems

    The head of Kenya’s leading telecoms company, Safaricom, warned almost two weeks before the country’s presidential election...

  12. March 7, 2013

    Kenyan candidate claims vote rigging

    Kenya’s embattled national electoral commission pressed ahead with tallying results despite calls for a halt to the count...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China widens domestic investment options * Huawei hit by protests over illegal workers in Indonesia * Kenya presidential...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    Kenya: shilling falls as uncertainty surrounds election count

    A failure of electronic vote counting systems has delayed the announcement of preliminary results for the Kenyan...

  15. March 6, 2013

    Kenya’s election in slow motion at server failure

    Vote counting in Kenya’s tense presidential election ground almost to a halt on Wednesday as a costly electronic counting...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2013

    Kenya elections: Kenyatta in early lead

    Partial results in the Kenyan presidential election show Uhuru Kenyatta ahead with 53 per cent of the vote as of 22h00 in...

  17. March 5, 2013

    Rejected ballots pivotal in Kenya election

    The campaign teams of Kenya’s two main contenders in a close-run presidential poll said the outcome of the tightly fought...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    In pictures: Kenya votes

    Kenya’s presidential and parliamentary elections are held on Monday, with the two leading presidential candiates Raila...

  19. March 4, 2013

    Counting begins in Kenya’s election

    Delays in the release of Kenya’s election results due to technical glitches prompted jitters late on Monday among...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    Kenya elections: markets betting on peaceful outcome

    The Kenyan presidential and parliamentary elections held on Monday have been portrayed as a big test of the country’s...

  21. March 3, 2013

    Turnout holds key to Kenya election

    The most ambitious and complicated elections in Kenya’s history are likely to come down to a tightly contested race for...

  22. March 3, 2013

    Clarification: Raila Odinga

    ● In an article on March 1 we may have left the incorrect impression after editing that Raila Odinga, Kenya’s prime...

  23. The World

    March 2, 2013

    In the Picture: Kenya's 2013 election

    The last time Kenyans voted in a general election, more than a thousand people died in the ensuing violence and hundreds of...

  24. March 1, 2013

    Odinga warns of potential unrest if poll is not fair

    Raila Odinga, a leading contender to become Kenya’s next president, has warned there could be dire consequences if Monday’s...

  25. February 28, 2013

    Kenya’s choice

    The omens for Monday’s elections in Kenya are far from reassuring. The main political alliances have formed, once again,...

  26. February 28, 2013

    Kenyan separatist raises poll stakes

    Omar Mwamnuadzi points to the gap in his front teeth, the result of a police beating late last year. The leader of the...

  27. February 27, 2013

    Top court caught up in Kenya poll drama

    Whether it is farce or tragedy is not yet clear. But the part the International Criminal Court is playing in Kenya’s...

  28. February 26, 2013

    ICC prosecution delays Kenyatta trial

    The prosecution at the International Criminal Court has agreed to delay the trial of presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta...

  29. February 25, 2013

    Kenyatta case casts shadow on Kenya poll

    Uhuru Kenyatta describes facing charges of crimes against humanity while running for Kenyan president as “a personal issue”....

  30. February 25, 2013

    High-stakes election in Kenya

    As Kenya’s 14m voters prepare to go to the polls on March 4, the stakes could not be higher. Many fear the country could see...

  31. February 21, 2013

    Land claims fuel risk of Kenya poll strife

    The first time Francis Mwangi’s Kikuyu family tried to bury him beneath the green grasses of Kenya’s Rift Valley, they were...

  32. February 14, 2013

    Kenyan growth foreseen if violence avoided

    The International Monetary Fund predicts growth in Kenya will rise to 5.8 per cent this year, if a repeat of the election...

  33. February 11, 2013

    Kenya holds its first presidential debate

    Millions of Kenyans tuned into the country’s first live televised presidential debate on Monday as eight candidates went...

  34. January 24, 2013

    Fears of violence overshadow Kenya poll

    At a bus stop in Nakuru – the town at the centre of Kenya’s post-election violence in 2008 – cardboard boxes, mattresses,...

  35. January 14, 2013

    Election threatens to destabilise Kenya

    Swathed in coalition colours of red and yellow, supporters sounded their klaxons for Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kenyan politician...

  36. December 17, 2012

    Kenya election race hots up over Kenyatta

    Supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta, one of Kenya’s best known politicians, are battling to secure his place as presidential...

  37. December 4, 2012

    Kenya alliance seeks to see off Kenyatta

    Two rival political alliances have lined up ahead of Kenya’s March 2013 elections, setting the scene for a tightly contested...

  38. August 9, 2012

    Kenya to lead strike on Somali militants

    African troops plan to launch an attack on a Somali Islamist base in the port of Kismayu next month in an attempt to hasten...

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