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How Raila Odinga was exiled to Norway via Uganda disguised as a priest [VIDEO]

  It all started with a series of cat-and-mouse games with the police, who were looking for Mr Odinga in Nairobi. In the weeks preceding his dramatic escape from under the noses of President Moi’s ruthless police and Special Branch as the clamour for multiparty democracy intensified, he kept moving between the residences of his…

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When US president called African leaders monkeys and said they’re uncomfortable wearing shoes

Former US President Ronald Reagan described African delegates to the UN as “monkeys”, in newly-unearthed tapes published by a US magazine. He made the comment in a 1971 telephone call with then-President Richard Nixon. Mr Reagan, who was governor of California at the time, was angered that African delegates at the UN sided against the…

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How Moi sent assassins to trail and kill Koigi Wa Wamwere in Norway

In February of 1987, Kenya’s Environment Minister, Jeremiah Nyaga, was visiting Scandinavia. Addressing officials, he said: “It is better for Koigi (pictured) to be incarcerated in a Kenyan prison than for him to face an uncertain future in Norway…” A few weeks back, dissident Koigi Wamwere had fled to Norway, having sneaked out of Kenya…

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This is where they keep Omweri, the famous snake from Nyanza

Many people have passed near The Kenya National Archives located on Moi Avenue next to Ambassadeur Hotel, but have no idea what really happens there. Random questions brings out the ignorance of many about this national treasure. To a taxi driver who operates at the parking adjacent to the building it is, “a repository for…

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