Kenyan governor accused of links to coast massacres

2014-07-16 17:01

The governor of Kenya’s coastal region of lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

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.

Kenyan jets kill 80 Shabaab militants – AU force

2014-06-23 14:12

At least 80 militants have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets attacked two bases belonging to Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, AU peacekeepers say.

US to move some diplomats out of Kenya

2014-06-20 18:47

The US says it would move some of its diplomats out of Kenya and has banned all embassy staff from travelling to its Indian Ocean coastline.

Kenyan cops fire teargas to disperse protest

2014-06-19 14:34

Police have fired teargas in Kenya’s main port city of Mombasa to disperse a demonstration about poor security called after gunmen killed dozens of people in attacks on the coast this week.

Kenya: 2 held over attacks on the coast

2014-06-18 15:47

Kenyan police have detained two suspects in connection with two attacks that killed 58 people on the coast, a report says.

Shabaab urge Muslim uprising in Kenya

2014-06-18 13:57

Somalia's Shabaab rebels have repeated claims they are responsible for two consecutive massacres in Kenya, the day after President Uhuru Kenyatta insisted that "local political networks" were to blame.

Kenyan security chiefs under fire

2014-06-17 14:34

Kenya’s security chiefs are under mounting pressure to resign after Islamist militants carried out another brazen attack.

Freed S Sudan 'treason' leaders in Nairobi

2014-05-08 15:27

Four top South Sudan leaders freed after their trial for treason was stopped in a move seen as a step towards ending brutal civil war have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s presidency says.

Kenya plans to cut trade red tape

2014-05-02 15:45

Kenya has launched a single electronic system for processing imports and exports to simplify red tape blamed for holding up trade in east Africa.

Kenya govt under attack over rights record

2014-04-23 14:34

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first year in office has been marked by a string of "worrisome cases" of rights infringements and by rampant impunity, rights groups say.

Kenya: Polygamy bill 'threatens family values'

2014-03-28 08:44

The adoption by Kenya’s parliament of a controversial bill that legalises polygamy has provoked a fierce national debate pitting modern secular values and Christianity against local traditions.

Kenya must stop terror hits on tiny budget

2014-03-15 18:17

If Kenyan security officials are able to stop another Westgate Mall-style terror attack, they will have to do so on a shoe-string budget.

S Sudan conflict deteriorating, Kenya warns

2014-02-26 07:43

Violence in war-torn South Sudan is worsening, neighbouring Kenya's top security body warns, condemning a "total disregard" by battling forces for a ceasefire deal it helped broker last month.

'We aren't obstructing case against Kenyatta'

2014-02-13 18:41

Kenya’s most senior government lawyer has rejected claims it is obstructing the ICC’s investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

ICC to decide future of Kenyatta trial

2014-02-05 10:42

The future of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial at the International Criminal Court remains uncertain as prosecutors plead for more time.

Kenyan loses bid to defy ICC arrest

2014-01-31 13:33

A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the ICC has lost his bid to defy an arrest warrant issued for him, a judge says.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03

Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

US summit: Obama snubs Mugabe, invites Kenyatta

2014-01-23 11:10

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is among the 47 African leaders who will attend the high-profile US-Africa summit convened by President Barack Obama, as the US continues to snub Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

2013-12-26 12:10

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia have arrived in South Sudan to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup.

ICC: Not enough evidence for Kenyatta trial

2013-12-20 10:26

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted she no longer has enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out.

Killings dampen Kenya independence celebrations

2013-12-09 12:29

Ethnic killings in Kenya which saw many, including women and children being cut with machetes have dampened the country’s 50th independence celebrations.

Kenya passes 'draconian' media bill

2013-12-06 11:11

Kenyan lawmakers have adopted amendments to a controversial media bill despite an opposition walk-out and international concern about press freedom.

Kenya refuses to give up Kenyatta records

2013-12-03 07:18

The ICC's chief prosecutor has accused Kenya of failing to hand over records which she said were "relevant to critical issues" in President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial.


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.

Kenyans flee coastal areas after new attacks

2014-07-08 05:41

About 500 families in the northern coastal region of Kenya have fled to nearby camps or left the area after gunmen killed 29 people over the weekend.

Kenya police arrest 13 for planning attacks

2014-06-26 06:21

Kenyan police have arrested 13 members of an outlawed separatist movement and accused them of planning ethnically-motivated attacks.

5 suspected of coast attack killed in Kenya

2014-06-21 08:59

Kenya's interior ministry says security forces have shot and killed five people suspected of killing 60 residents in two nigh-time attacks on a coastal town this week.

Kenya urges fans to watch WC at home after attacks

2014-06-20 16:24

The Kenyan government has urged people to watch World Cup matches at home rather than in public places, less than a week after attacks on the coast which left at least 60 dead.

'White man speaking fluent English led Kenya attack'

2014-06-19 12:40

A white man speaking "fluent British English" reportedly led al-Shabaab Islamists who attacked the town of Mpeketoni and surrounding villages on Kenya's coast, killing dozens of people.

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.

Kenyatta blames 'local political networks' for attacks

2014-06-17 21:33

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed "local political networks" for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia's Shabaab militants.

China in new rail deal with east Africa

2014-05-11 16:30

East African leaders and China have formally signed agreements for the construction of a multi-billion dollar railway.

Terrorists won’t derail us, says Kenyatta

2014-05-06 09:33

Kenya's attackers has vowed that "attackers will not derail us" following a deadly weekend in which suspected Shabaab militants killed seven people in a spate of bombings.

Kenyan president signs polygamy law

2014-04-29 13:36

A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want has been signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women’s groups.

ICC sets new trial date for Kenyan leader

2014-04-01 13:02

The ICC has set a new date for the opening of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial, saying the 7 October start would give the Kenyan government more time to provide evidence in the case.

Kenya sued over 2007 election sex violence

2014-03-26 07:33

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya's violence-hit 2007 elections has taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them.

Kenyan leader, cabinet cut own pay

2014-03-07 22:24

Kenya's president and cabinet have agreed to a pay cut as part of austerity measures meant to reduce the government wage bill and free up funds for use in economic development.

We aren’t plotting to topple Kenya govt - US

2014-02-14 18:51

The US has reportedly denied claims that it is funding attempts to "overthrow" the Kenyan government.

Kenyatta case has 'collapsed', defence tells ICC

2014-02-05 14:43

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence team says his crimes against humanity case before the ICC “has collapsed” as judges consider dropping the high-profile trial.

AU urges united stand against ICC trials

2014-02-01 19:58

The African Union has urged its members to "speak with one voice" against criminal proceedings at the International Criminal Court against sitting presidents.

Kenya president defends Chinese company

2014-01-28 21:04

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the tender for a multibillion-dollar railway project that has been won by a Chinese company.

ICC delays Kenyatta trial opening

2014-01-24 09:23

The ICC has postponed the opening date of the crimes against humanity trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the request of the prosecutors.

Fighting rages in South Sudan oil regions

2013-12-26 17:00

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels are raging in South Sudan's key oil-producing north, officials say, as Kenya and Ethiopia try to broker an end to the civil war.

Kenya to deploy troops to South Sudan

2013-12-21 18:13

Kenya will send troops to troubled South Sudan to evacuate about 1 600 citizens, the presidency says, with many trapped in the flashpoint rebel-held town of Bor.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of freedom

2013-12-12 11:16

Kenyans are marking half a century independence from UK, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption.

AU praises 'pan-African icon' Mandela

2013-12-06 15:18

The AU has mourned the passing of former president Nelson Mandela and ordered its flags to fly at half-mast as it praised the "pan-African icon", a report says.

Kenya journalists protest media bill

2013-12-03 21:45

Kenya journalists have demonstrated over a media bill on fears freedom of press could be lost.

ICC to allow video hearings in gesture to Kenya

2013-11-28 14:48

International Criminal Court member states have agreed to let defendants ask to appear by video-conference in a concession to a Kenyan campaign against the trial of their leaders.

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