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Kenya’s opposition wants to split up the country – but secession calls seldom succeed

Kenya’s opposition politicians recently called for secession – which is the withdrawal of territory and sovereignty from part of an existing state to create a new state. Led by Raila Odinga, who received 48.8% of the presidential vote in Kenya’s 2022 election, the politicians want the country split into two republics to create a new state for Kenyans unhappy with President William Ruto’s leadership.

Kenya’s opposition wants to split up the country – but secession calls seldom succeed
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