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Kenya jails 4 men for killing Scottish geologist

2014-12-18 15:58

A Kenyan court has sentenced four men to 40 years in jail each after finding them guilty of killing a prominent Scottish gemstone expert in August 2009.

Kenya cop shoots 5 before killing himself

2014-12-17 16:23

An official says a policeman in western Kenya has shot dead a civilian and four of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself.

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' help endangered lions

2014-12-15 12:27

Traditional lion hunters in Kenya are testing their skills in a special 'Maasai Olympics', organised to save the increasingly endangered animals.

Kenya president wants tougher security law

2014-12-12 22:29

Citing a dangerous enemy, Kenya's president has made a case for a tougher security law.

Opposition: Kenya govt wants to take away rights

2014-12-12 08:29

Kenya’s main opposition party and human rights groups say proposed charges to Kenya’s security laws - a new law proposed by government to tackle terrorism — will curb fundamental civil liberties.

Northern white rhino will die unless science can help

2014-12-10 14:54

The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhino on Earth say it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally.

Kenya to probe Jazeera on death squad story

2014-12-10 09:43

The Kenyan government says it has ordered an investigation with a view to prosecuting the makers of an Al-Jazeera documentary on death squads.

Kenya needs to win war of ideas to stop Shabaab

2014-12-08 11:56

Kenya must win a battle against militant ideology that is seeping it from its northern neighbour and spreading to Muslim youths at home if it is to stop Somali Islamists extending their reach in east Africa.

Kenyatta says 'excited' after ICC charges dropped

2014-12-05 15:54

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is “excited” after hearing news that charges against him at the ICC have been withdrawn and says he wants a case against his deputy, William Ruto, dropped too.

Crashed Kenyan fighter pilot missing in Shabaab-held Somalia

2014-12-05 12:45

A Kenyan fighter pilot whose jet crashed in an area controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab fighters in southern Somalia is missing, the army says.

Dozens of Chinese held in Kenya cyber bust – reports

2014-12-04 20:18

Police in Kenya are holding 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a cyber crime centre from upmarket houses in the capital Nairobi, reports say.

ICC judges issue ultimatum in Kenyatta case

2014-12-04 05:15

ICC judges have ordered prosecutors to indicate within a week whether the trial of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta can start, or if all charges against him should be dropped.

Kenyan troops to stay put in Somalia – Kenyatta

2014-12-03 07:59

President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenyan troops would stay put in Somalia where they are now part of an AU force battling al-Shabaab and supporting the war-torn country's internationally-backed government.

Kenya to intensify war on terrorism after Shabaab attacks

2014-12-02 17:44

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents his security forces will "intensify the war on terrorism" after a spate of killings in the country.

Shabaab fingered in Kenya’s latest attack

2014-12-02 15:18

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks in northern Kenya that killed at least 36 quarry workers although the massacre bears the hallmarks of Somalia's al-Shabaab.

Kenya massacre: Attackers 'sprayed' gunfire at tents

2014-12-02 08:52

There are fears some workers may have been abducted when gunman sprayed gunfire at tents at a quarry where workers were sleeping, killing at least 36 people in troubled northeast Kenya.

Policeman killed in al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

2014-11-29 22:38

A Kenyan policeman has been shot dead and another seriously wounded in a new attack by suspected al-Shebaab militants in northeastern Kenya, police say.

SA woman in Kenya coke bust

2014-11-26 06:18

A 45-year-old South African woman has been in arrested in Kenya for allegedly being in possession of cocaine with a street value of R1.7 million.

Safaricom seals security deal with Kenya's govt

2014-11-25 17:14

Kenya's largest mobile phone network Safaricom said on Tuesday that it had signed a deal with government to construct a security system worth $165.2 million.

Kenya bus attack 'an attempt by Shabaab to start religious war'

2014-11-23 07:25

A senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta says the killing of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt by al-Shabaab militants to start a "religious war", according to a report.

Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released

2014-11-21 22:16

Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.

Kenya's iconic Nairobi national park under threat

2014-11-21 10:53

Flanked by one of the continents fastest growing cities, Kenya's capital Nairobi, east Africa's oldest national park is under threat

Kenya cops carry out fresh raid on Mombasa mosque

2014-11-19 08:44

Kenyan police officers have carried out a fresh raid on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

Kenya: Mob strips another woman despite protest

2014-11-18 18:02

Police and witnesses say a mob of Kenyan men have attacked a woman they say was inappropriately dressed only hours after nearly 1 000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest such attacks.

Kenya women march for mini-skirts

2014-11-17 17:41

After attacks by mobs of men, Kenyan women have marched for the right to wear mini-skirts.

 

Kenya urged to respect human rights

2014-12-18 09:31

Nine Western governments have welcomed proposed changes to Kenya's security laws, but say that they should respect human rights.

Kenya: Building collapses, search for survivors

2014-12-17 13:19

A Kenyan rescue official says a number of people are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi.

Kenyan security laws threaten freedoms - rights groups

2014-12-14 17:59

Kenyan proposals to boost security laws risk returning the country to a 'police state', rights groups say, but the government says they are vital to the nation's protection.

Uganda's Museveni says ICC unfair

2014-12-12 18:32

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.

2 Kenyans charged for violently stripping woman

2014-12-11 12:04

Two Kenyans accused of stripping a woman have been charged with sexual assault, reports say, a case that sparked angry protests after a video of the attack was made public.

Shabaab killings: Kenya eyes tougher security laws

2014-12-10 13:47

Kenya's government wants to beef up its security laws after a string of attacks by Somalia’s al-Shabaab insurgents, reports say.

Elephant slaughter, ivory sales 'out of control'

2014-12-09 13:27

The slaughter of Africa's elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China is 'out of control', conservationists say, with wild elephants potentially disappearing within a generation.

In Kenya, police kill suspects with near-impunity

2014-12-06 07:09

Kenyan officers are killing unarmed terror suspects, shakedown victims and even children – spreading fear, breeding corruption and complicating efforts to deal with terrorism, a report says.

ICC drops case against Kenya's leader Kenyatta

2014-12-05 14:41

The ICC's chief prosecutor has dropped a case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta alleging crimes against humanity, saying there is no sufficient evidence to take him to trial.

Safaricom launches Kenya's first 4G service

2014-12-05 09:33

Mobile network Safaricom launched Kenya's first fourth-generation (4G) internet services on Thursday, seeking to capitalise on the country's growing mobile market.

Mass killings raise security concerns in Kenya

2014-12-04 10:19

A series of mass killings by al-shabaab in which non-Muslims have been singled out has increased pressure on Kenya to improve security along a porous border.

Kenyan unions urge workers to leave north

2014-12-03 20:11

Kenyan trade unions have urged non-Muslim public sector workers including teachers and doctors to leave the country's lawless northern region.

Kenya interior minister, police chief swept from posts after massacre

2014-12-02 20:16

Kenya's interior minister and police chief have been removed from their post, hours after Somalia's Shabaab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.

US paedophile jailed for 50 years in Kenya

2014-12-02 16:51

A court in Kenya has sentenced a US citizen to 50 years in jail for making and distributing child pornography on the internet.

Kenya massacre: Non-Muslims shot at close range

2014-12-02 11:51
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A witness to Kenya's latest attack in which at least 36 people were killed by suspected al-Shabaab militants says non-Muslims were ordered to lie down and were shot on the head at close range.

At least 36 feared dead in northeast Kenya attack

2014-12-02 07:26

At least 36 people are feared dead after gunmen staged a fresh attack on a quarry in northeast Kenya, the Red Cross says, the latest in a series of attacks.

Stop the killings, protesters tell Kenya's Kenyatta

2014-11-26 08:40

Kenyan police have used teargas to disperse demonstrators shouting "president, stop the killings!" outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s offices in protest over 28 people killed in a weekend attack claimed by al-Shabaab.

Kenyan unions warn 1 000s of workers to leave restive north

2014-11-25 22:23

Thousands of Kenyan civil servants, teachers and medics have been warned by their unions to leave troubled north-eastern regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, reports say.

100 suspected al-Shabaab members killed

2014-11-24 06:27

Kenyan security forces have killed more than 100 suspected members of the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab who were pursued into Somalia after massacring 28 people on a bus, Deputy President William Ruto says.

Shabaab militants hijack bus, kill non-Muslims

2014-11-22 11:52
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Police officials say al-Shabaab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

Mosque raids provoke clashes in Kenya's Mombasa port

2014-11-21 14:58

Armed police are patrolling streets in Kenyan port city of Mombasa and many businesses have been shut after clashes broke out with Moslem youths following a raid on a mosque.

Kenyan cops arrest 109 at mosques, seize explosives

2014-11-19 17:42

Kenyan police have found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa and arrested 109 people on suspicion they were undergoing military training, in the latest in a series of raids in the port city.

Tanzania threat to evict 40 000 for hunting park

2014-11-18 23:09

Tanzania will evict thousands of members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands if it goes ahead with plans to create a hunting park.

4 killed in revenge attacks after Kenya mosques raid

2014-11-18 11:39

Four people have been stabbed to death in Kenya’s volatile port city of Mombasa following security raids on mosques in which a man was killed and over 200 people arrested, police say.

1 dead, 200 held in Kenya radical mosques raid

2014-11-17 11:30

One man has been killed as Kenyan security forces arrested over 200 people and seized weapons in raids on mosques accused of links to Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

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