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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
By United Press International

Kenya's Odinga to run for president in 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Kenyans need not worry about the age of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga when they head to the voting booth in 2017, a supporter said.

ICC case against Kenyan president unravels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 19 (UPI) -- More witnesses may be called to testify against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta after security concerns forced two others to withdraw, the ICC said.

Kenya's Odinga still sour over elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17 (UPI) -- An electoral commission vetting Kenya's political climate has not functioned well in recent campaigns, opposition leader Raila Odinga said.

Kenyans divided on presidential war crimes

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10 (UPI) -- Kenyans who took part in a national public opinion survey were evenly divided over the criminal charges filed against President Uhuru Kenyatta, a poll found.

ICC sets trial date for Kenyan president

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 20 (UPI) -- The war crimes trial at The Hague for Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to begin in November, the International Criminal Court said Thursday.

ICC appoints judges to Kenyan cases

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 22 (UPI) -- The ICC announced a decision to appoint two separate panels to serve as judges in cases against the Kenyan president and vice president.

Kenya called to task on justice

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24 (UPI) -- The new Kenyan government needs to consider the rule of law, including support for justice at The Hague, the Africa director at Human Rights Watch said.

Kenya's VP issues call for unity

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 10 (UPI) -- The government of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will work to overcome the divisions seen during March elections, Vice President William Ruto said.
Uganda: Kenyans reject ICC 'blackmail'

Uganda: Kenyans reject ICC 'blackmail'

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 9 (UPI) -- Kenyan voters rejected "blackmail" from The Hague by ensuring a presidential victory for Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday.

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya before thousands

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9 (UPI) -- Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday as Kenya's fourth and youngest president before a crowd of thousands at a Nairobi sports stadium.

Kenya credited for election handling

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Kenya's ability to resolve political disputes through the legal system shows it's overcome a legacy of violence, the U.S. government said.

Kenyan court: Kenyatta is election winner

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 30 (UPI) -- Kenya's top court Saturday upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president, calling the voting free and fair.

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Kenya bans protests during vote challenge

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 29 (UPI) -- A ban on demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court building in Kenya is a security precaution, not a rights issue, a police official said Friday.
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Raila Amollo Odinga (born January 7, 1945), also popularly known to Kenyans as Agwambo, is a Kenyan politician, currently serving as the Prime Minister of Kenya in a coalition government. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Langata since 1992, was Minister of Energy from 2001 to 2002, and was Minister of Roads, Public Works and Housing from 2003 to 2005. He was the main opposition candidate in the disputed 2007 presidential election. Following a post-electoral crisis that resulted in the deaths of 1,500 people and the displacement of 600,000 more, Odinga took office as Prime Minister and served as a supervisor of a national unity coalition government, in April 2008.

Odinga is the son of the first Vice President of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga; Raila's brother, Oburu Odinga, is also currently a Member of Parliament (MP). Raila is commonly known by his first name due to coincidence: he was an MP at the same time as his father between 1992 and 1994, and is currently in the House with Oburu. Raila was a presidential contender in the 1997 elections, coming third after President Daniel arap Moi of KANU and Mwai Kibaki, the current president of Kenya and then a member of the Democratic Party. Odinga campaigned to run for president in the December 2007 elections on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.

On September 1, 2007, Raila Odinga was elected as the presidential candidate of the ODM. He garnered significant support in the 2007 General Election, with majority of the votes in Rift Valley, Western, his native Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi (Capital) and North Eastern provinces. Kibaki led in his native Central province and beat Raila in Eastern province. Out of the 2007 elections, his party, ODM, got 99 out of 210 seats in the parliament, making the ODM the single largest party in parliament.

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