Kenyatta to become 1st sitting leader to appear before ICC

2014-10-08 09:48

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.

Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

2013-09-11 07:48

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors say.

Kenyan teachers to strike

2013-06-25 11:16

The Kenyan union representing more than 200 000 state school teachers says it will go on strike over payment allowances.

Tense Kenya vote count enters final stretch

2013-03-08 09:25

Presidential frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta is holding the lead as the vote count in Kenya’s election enters the final, nail biting stretch.

Kenyatta holds lead as vote count continues

2013-03-06 08:39

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international trial for crimes against humanity is holding a steady lead as votes continue to be tallied from Kenya’s presidential elections.

Remain calm, Kenyans urged after vote

2013-03-05 10:35

Political parties and newspapers in Kenya have urged calm as Kenyans nervously await results a day after they voted in general elections.

Kenyans await poll results

2013-03-05 07:38

Eyes are now set on tallying after Kenyans turned out en masse for the first presidential poll since disputed results triggered a wave of bloodletting five years ago.

Machete-wielding gangs linked to Kenya attacks

2013-03-04 12:00

The death toll from attacks in Kenya's port city of Mombasa has reached 15 amid reports that the attacks are linked to a separatist movement .

Several cops killed as Kenya polls open

2013-03-04 07:26

Polls have opened in Kenya for hard-fought elections amid reports that several policemen have been killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa.

'Pilot error caused deadly Kenya crash'

2013-03-01 12:26

The helicopter crash that last year killed Kenya's Internal Security Minister George Saitoti and five other people was likely caused by pilot error during bad weather conditions, an investigation team says.

Raila Odinga set on Kenya's top job

2013-03-01 11:07

At 68, Raila Odinga, Kenya's prime minister and historical opposition leader, is having his third and likely final stab at the country's top job.

SA to monitor Kenya poll

2013-02-28 17:32

A South African delegation will monitor Kenya's general elections, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Kenya PM claims vote rigging

2013-02-21 19:01

Kenya's prime minister, a frontrunner in the presidential poll, has accused the head of the civil service of attempting to manipulate the vote to his rivals' advantage.

Reject violence during polls, Kenya told

2013-02-06 07:52

US President Barack Obama has urged Kenya to reject intimidation and violence to allow a free and fair vote in next month’s election.

Kenyan PM announces bid for presidency

2012-12-22 18:17

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has announced he will be running again for the presidency in the elections to be held in March next year.

Kibaki launches new voter registration drive

2012-11-19 20:06

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has launched a new voter registration drive with a stern warning to those he termed as "individuals out to mess up the election".

Kenyan president congratulates Obama

2012-11-07 11:52

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has congratulated President Barack Obama on his victory, saying "Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you".

Kenya 'slow to co-operate on war crimes'

2012-10-26 07:33

The ICC's chief prosecutor says Kenya's government has not co-operated fully in providing evidence for the trial of four prominent Kenyans accused of fuelling post-election violence in 2007.

Kenyans 'fear post-election unrest'

2012-10-05 15:02

About a quarter of Kenyans expect a presidential vote in March to be marred by post election violence, an opinion poll shows, raising fears of a repeat of unrest in 2007/2008.

Kenya clashes - minister fired

2012-09-13 18:07

Human Rights Watch says at least 4 politicians are involved in the Kenya clashes which killed 110.

Clinton in Kenya for talks on elections

2012-08-04 14:11

US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton has arrived in Kenya on the latest leg of her Africa tour, where she is due to discuss regional security with Kenyan and Somali leader.

US slams 'heinous' Kenya church attacks

2012-07-02 07:47

The US has strongly condemned "heinous" attacks on churches in Kenya that left 17 people dead and dozens wounded in a town near the Somali border.

Kenya's Kibaki vows smooth handover

2012-04-24 20:07

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, whose disputed re-election five years ago sparked bloody ethnic violence, has vowed to ensure an orderly handover when he steps down.

Kenya launches huge port project

2012-03-02 14:53

Kenya has launched the construction of a massive port, railway and refinery near a Unesco-listed Indian Ocean island in a project it bills as the biggest ever in an African nation.

Sudans, Somalia to top AU issues

2012-01-29 19:14

The crisis in Somalia and an oil dispute between Sudan and South Sudan are set to top the agenda at an AU meeting in Ethiopia.


Kenyan nurse sentenced to hang over botched abortion

2014-09-26 08:21

A Kenyan nurse has been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion on a young woman that led her to death.

Kenyan VP Ruto's trial opens at ICC

2013-09-10 11:13

Kenya Vice President William Ruto has gone on trial for crimes against humanity at the ICC, the most senior official ever judged by the under-fire tribunal.

Kenyatta takes oath as Kenyan president

2013-04-09 13:12

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn as Kenya’s fourth president to cheers from tens of thousands of supporters, despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial.

Kenya final vote result 'expected soon'

2013-03-06 09:10

Kenyan authorities hope to deliver the final outcome of a presidential vote after partial results gave a lead to a politician wanted in The Hague over tribal violence following the last election in 2007.

Kenya: Number of spoilt ballots 'worrying'

2013-03-05 13:25

Kenya's electoral commission chairperson Isaak Hassa says the number of so-called spoiled ballots – votes that won't be counted for not complying with election rules is "quite worrying".

Kenya polls: Kenyatta takes early lead

2013-03-05 07:55

Uhuru Kenyatta has opened an early lead as Kenya continues the count in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people.

Reports of vote buying in Kenya elections

2013-03-04 15:28

There have been reports of alleged irregularities such as vote rigging at polling stations in several regions, as Kenyans vote in general elections.

Kenya polls: Tensions high in Mombasa

2013-03-04 09:23

Tensions are high in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, where an ambush blamed on a separatist movement killed five police officers hours before the opening of polling stations, police say.

Kenya's complex elections

2013-03-01 16:07

Kenyans will vote six times on 4 March in general elections, including in presidential and parliamentary polls. Here is a summary of the polls.

Kenyatta hopes to take up dad's mantle

2013-03-01 12:26

Hugely wealthy and son of Kenya's founding president, Uhuru Kenyatta hopes to take up his father's mantle despite facing trial for crimes against humanity over election violence five years ago.

Kenya: From 2007 to 2013 general polls

2013-03-01 10:45

As Kenya goes to the polls next week, here are the key dates between disputed 2007 general elections which were followed by deadly violence and forthcoming polls on March 4.

Political poll tensions rise in Kenya

2013-02-27 21:43

In Kenyan slums political tensions and threats of violence are on the rise ahead of the election.

Odinga taunts Kenyatta over ICC trial

2013-02-12 08:50

Raila Odinga, the frontrunner in Kenya's presidential election, has taunted his rival Uhuru Kenyatta in a debate, asking how he would be able to rule from The Hague where he is set to go on trial.

Raila Odinga confident of 1st -round win

2013-01-15 10:31

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is confident of winning outright in the first round of the presidential election on 4 March – his third bid for the top job.

14.3m Kenyans registered to vote

2012-12-21 08:11

At least 14.3 million Kenyans have registered as voters for the general elections due in March 2013, the Kenyan electoral body says.

World leaders hail Obama victory

2012-11-07 13:11

World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama's sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen co-operation with the United States.

Kenya protests enter second day

2012-10-30 13:57

Angry demonstrators in Kenya have held protests for a second day in the western town of Kisumu, following the killing of a local politician, police say.

Kibaki blocks parliament bonus pay

2012-10-10 07:52

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has blocked $110 000 end-of-term bonuses members of parliament awarded themselves after protests and a public outcry.

Bodies 'moved' from Kenya mass graves

2012-09-21 12:51

Bodies may have been moved from mass graves in Kenya to prevent an investigation into a suspected slaughter of villagers during inter-tribal unrest in the Tana River region, police say.

Clinton welcomes Somalia progress

2012-08-04 18:02

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is encouraged by progress that Somali leaders have made in trying to re-establish a viable central government.

Kenya to appeal overturning of ban on MRC

2012-07-26 15:24

Kenya is set to appeal the overturning of a ban on a separatist group, the Mombasa Republic Council, who want to split the popular tourist coastal region from the country, officials say.

Kenya mourns after minister's death

2012-06-11 11:37

Kenya has started three days of official mourning for Internal Security Minister George Saitoti who was killed in a helicopter crash together with his assistant minister and four others.

Kenya strikes oil in remote northern region

2012-03-26 14:14

Kenya has struck oil in its remote north-western Turkana region after exploratory drilling by Anglo-Irish firm Tullow Oil, but has yet to establish commercial viability, President Mwai Kibaki says.

Help Somalia or 'pay the price'

2012-02-23 22:23

International powers have called for urgent action on Somalia, warning that the world will "pay the price" for failing to help the country tackle political unrest, Islamist militants and pirates.

Kenya deputy chief justice suspended

2012-01-26 09:23

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has suspended the deputy justice and formed a tribunal to investigate an allegation that she pulled a gun on a female security guard at a shopping centre.

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