Kenyan cops teargas school kids in demo over playground

2015-01-19 14:50

Kenyan police have teargassed schoolchildren demonstrating against the removal of their school’s playground, which has been allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician, a rights activist says.

Kenyan court suspends parts of 2-week-old security law

2015-01-02 14:30

Kenya’s High Court has suspended some of the anti-terrorism measures signed into law two weeks ago by President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying objections raised by opposition should be settled by the judiciary.

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Kenyan cops fire tear gas at street demonstrators

2014-07-07 12:20

Police have fired tear gas in central Nairobi to disperse a crowd of few hundred anti government protesters in the streets, as others gathered peacefully for a mass rally by the opposition.

Tensions mount in Kenya after coast massacres

2014-06-18 15:02

Political tensions and anger over worsening insecurity have mounted in Kenya in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia’s Islamist Shabaab.

Kenya chief denies bribery allegations

2013-04-29 17:58

Kenya's chief justice has denied accusations that he had received bribes to rule in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a petition challenging the outcome of last month's election.

Kenya polls valid, not 'perfect'

2013-04-16 15:27

Kenyan presidential elections won by Uhuru Kenyatta were marred by problems but overall were acceptable, the country's highest court says, detailing its decision last month to uphold the results.

Kenya's divided tribes backed Kenyatta

2013-04-08 09:17

In Kenya's Rift Valley, divided tribes all backed the man set to be sworn-in as the new president of the country, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Calm returns to Kenya

2013-03-31 22:35

Kenyan police have maintained tight security as calm returned after a court ruling upholding Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential election win.

Kenya's court to rule on elections

2013-03-30 15:22

Kenya's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to confirm Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential election victory or order fresh polls in the country.

Kenyatta apologises for judges gaffe

2013-03-28 13:12

Kenya's president-elect, whose victory is being challenged in the Supreme Court, has apologised for comments in which he seemed to dismiss the judges as "some six people" who will "decide something or other".

Kenya court denies PM requests

2013-03-26 22:21

Kenya's Supreme Court has denied two requests by the legal team of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who has asked the court to order a new presidential election.

Kenya court orders vote recount

2013-03-25 22:40

Kenya's Supreme Court has ordered a recount of votes cast at 22 polling centres, after presidential elections in which a second-round run off was only avoided by the narrowest of margins.

Odinga takes poll defeat challenge to court

2013-03-16 17:00

Defeated Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed a legal challenge to the election result, alleging that electoral authorities had colluded with his rivals.

Kenya: Defeated Odinga to challenge vote

2013-03-11 12:22

Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, is preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials say.

Uhuru Kenyatta aiming to avoid run-off

2013-03-08 11:28

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is holding to a slim lead over his rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga, with his vote tally hovering around the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff in the country’s presidential race.

Rigging claims throw Kenya vote into chaos

2013-03-07 12:49

Kenya's critical presidential election has plunged into further disarray after the party of one of the leading candidates alleged vote-rigging and demanded that the count be halted.

Kenya polls: Kenyatta maintains lead

2013-03-07 10:42

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is maintaining a clear lead as votes continue to be counted in the critical presidential election, with almost half of estimated ballots cast so far tallied.

Kenya: Electronic fault halts vote count

2013-03-06 11:21

Counting of Kenyan election results has been stopped because of problems with the electronic systems, according to a report.

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.

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 'a test for nation's stability'

2013-03-04 10:19

Polling stations have opened up to Kenyans for a tense presidential election that will test whether the country can repair its damaged reputation after the tribal blood-letting that followed a 2007 poll.

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.


Kenyan opposition leader’s son found dead in his home

2015-01-05 11:40

Fidel Castro Odinga, the son of former Kenyan prime minister and current opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been found dead at his home, his family says.

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.

Kenya opposition demands troops quit Somalia

2014-07-07 21:18

Kenya's opposition leaders have demanded the country withdraw troops from Somalia after a spate of bloody attacks by militants.

Kenyans gather for opposition rally

2014-07-07 10:59

Thousands of Kenyans are rallying for an anti-government demonstration in the capital’s central park amid heavy police presence, with political and ethnic tensions high following weekend attacks.

Kenya using police to crush dissent

2013-07-23 19:09

Civil rights activists are accusing Kenya's new government of using the police to crush dissent.

Kenyatta lashes lawmakers over pay

2013-04-17 09:02

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has used his first speech to parliament to lash lawmakers over their high salaries, while promising to lift millions out of poverty by 2017.

Kenyatta set to be sworn-in as president

2013-04-09 11:23

Leaders from across Africa have flown into Nairobi to watch the swearing-in of Uhuru Kenyatta as the new president of Kenya.

US to attend Kenyatta's inauguration

2013-04-05 09:25

The US says its ambassador will attend Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in as Kenya's new president next week. The UK is set to announce if its high commissioner will attend.

Odinga accepts court defeat

2013-03-30 20:12

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says he accepts the Supreme Court's verdict that upholds the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya's next president.

Anxiety in Kenya ahead of poll judgment

2013-03-29 22:15

Kenya is on edge awaiting the Supreme Court decision on whether it will uphold or invalidate the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president.

Kenya's Odinga - tech fail led to fraud

2013-03-27 22:12

Lawyers challenging Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the Kenyan presidential election say new technology meant to counter fraud had broken down, leading to a manipulated vote count.

US citizens in Kenya told to be cautious

2013-03-26 16:53

The US embassy in Kenya has warned its citizens of possible unrest this weekend when the Supreme Court is due to rule on a legal challenge to the outcome of the presidential election by losing candidate Raila Odinga.

Kenyatta's lawyers to urge ICC to drop case

2013-03-18 13:23

Lawyers for Kenya's president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta are set to argue that the ICC should dismiss crimes against humanity charges against him over post 2007 election violence.

Ousted Kenyan leader delays petition

2013-03-15 12:05

The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result, officials say.

Kenya race coming down to the wire

2013-03-08 12:46

Kenya's drawn-out race for president is coming to the wire, with the leading candidate hovering right at the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff with his top challenger.

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.

Stop vote tally, Odinga's running mate says

2013-03-07 11:32

Raila Odinga's running mate in Kenya's presidential election says the ballot count lacks integrity and should stop, comments that could inflame a largely peaceful election so far.

Frustration after Kenya vote count delays

2013-03-06 18:51

The party of Kenyan presidential frontrunner Uhuru Kenyatta has described as suspect the inclusion of a mountain of spoiled ballots in results.

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 runoff likely after ballot decision

2013-03-05 23:27

A decision on the more than 325 000 rejected ballots in the just ended Kenyan elections has made it appear likely the polls will be decided in a runoff.

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 .

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.

Kenyans pray for peace ahead of vote

2013-03-03 13:36

Kenyans are praying for peace the day before a national election that some fear could devolve into the same violence that engulfed the country in 2007.

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