Raila Odinga

Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi says his country's politicians must heal the country's ethnic divide.

Ethnic tensions threaten to engulf post-election Kenya. This activist sees a way out.


Kenyan activist Boniface Mwangi describes a way to pull his nation back from the brink.

An opposition supporter returns a teargas canister fired by police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 26, 2017.

Kenya’s disputed election re-run turns violent

People protesting in the street

Kenya court cancels election results and orders a new vote

Global Politics
Kenyan rapper Octopizzo grew up in the Kibera slum and still has a house there. He has been speaking out against police violence he witnessed against protestors who congregated in the slum the day after the results of Kenya's election were announced.

After witnessing police shoot protesters, Kenyan rapper Octopizzo says ‘who will speak out if I don’t?’

A child plays at the entrance of a polling station pasted with campaign posters ahead of the presidential election in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyans are taking no chances ahead of high-stakes election

Global Politics
Peace messages by graffiti artist Solo7 adorn Nairobi's Kibera slum in the run-up to the election on August 8.

Kenyans worry ‘fake news’ might spark more election violence

Global Politics

Kenyans vote on Tuesday for a new president, and videos with phony CNN and BBC logos have popped up online to sway the elections. People are worried about a contested result and more violence breaking out after the elections, as it did in 2007.

Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga visiting Boston University's African Presidential Center.

Kenya’s former prime minister criticizes the security forces’ response to the Westgate mall shootings last month

Global Politics

Host Marco Werman speaks with former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga about his thoughts on the shootings in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall a month ago.

Kenyans ‘On Stand By,’ Awaiting Supreme Court Ruling on Vote Saturday

Conflict & Justice

Kenyans are anxiously awaiting a Supreme Court ruling expected on Saturday that will go a long way to determining who will be their president. Larry Madowo of Kenya’s NTV says the entire nation is “on stand-by.”

International Media in Kenya Walk Fine Line

Global Politics

Kenyan authorities have announced they’re imposing new rules for credentials. Mukoma Wa Ngugi of Cornell University, tells anchor Marco Werman that western journalists can do more to offer nuanced coverage of Kenya.

The World

Obama’s half brother to slaughter bull if the Democrat wins

Global Politics

BBC correspondent Karen Allen has spoken to some of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s relatives. She joins The Takeaway from the village of Kogelo, in western Kenya.