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William Ruto speaks after being declared the winner of Kenya’s close-fought presidential election. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya declares William Ruto as its new president in an election drama that’s far from over

The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low may increase incentives to challenge the results.
Graffiti in Muslim-dominated Mombasa rallies against the 2017 election with the Kiswahili slogan “Kura ni Haramu” (“voting is haram/prohibitted”). Photo by Janer Murikira/picture alliance via Getty Images

Kenya’s Muslims: a divided community with little political clout

The increase in terror attacks has complicated the Kenyan government’s relationship with the country’s Muslim community.

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