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UN asks Kenya to rethink closure of Somali refugee camp

2015-04-14 21:10

The UN's refugee agency has urged Kenya to reconsider an order to close the teeming Dadaab refugee camp, warning that sending Somali refugees back to their homeland would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Kenyan gets life for murder of US teacher in Qatar

2015-04-14 12:06

A Kenyan security guard has been sentenced to life in prison by a Qatari court for the murder of American teacher Jennifer Brown in 2012.

Kenya asks UN to repatriate Somali refugees

2015-04-12 18:26

Kenya says it has asked the UN refugee agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July in the wake of the Garissa University massacre.

Hero's burial for officer who helped stop attack

2015-04-11 21:39

Thousands have gathered in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley to give a hero's burial to a police officer who died fighting to end an Islamic extremist attack on a university which killed 148 people.

After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle

2015-04-10 19:47

Days after Islamists killed 148 people at Garissa university, Kenya's president has held out an olive branch to Muslims and urged them to join Nairobi in the struggle against militant Islam by informing on sympathisers.

Kenyans should resist militants – police official

2015-04-09 17:27

After a deadly attack on Kenyan students, a senior police official is urging Kenyans who may find themselves in a similar predicament to fight back and avoid being killed “like cockroaches”.

Central African militias agree peace deal

2015-04-08 21:41

Warring forces in the Central African Republic have agreed to a ceasefire deal after months of negotiations mediated by Kenya.

Kenya shuts down Somali remittance firms, freezes accounts

2015-04-08 13:47

Kenya has suspended the licences of 13 Somali remittance forms following the massacre at a Kenyan university last week, Somalia’s central bank governor says.

Kenyan students protest college killings

2015-04-07 20:26

Hundreds of Kenyan students have marched through down town Nairobi to honour those who died in an attack on a college by Islamic militants and to press the government for better security in the wake of the slaughter.

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Hundreds of Kenyan students marched through down town Nairobi to honour those who died in the attack on a college by Islamic militants and to press the government for better security in the wake of the slaughter.

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Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

2015-04-14 19:38

The United Nations has warned Kenyan authorities that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have 'extreme humanitarian and practical consequences'.

Kenya 'grass cutter' gang rapists jailed for 15 years

2015-04-13 18:55

A Kenyan court has convicted three men for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, boosting their original punishment of being made to cut grass to 15 years in jail, his legal team says.

Kenya: 1 student killed, 141 hurt after explosion

2015-04-12 13:45

One Kenyan student has been killed and 141 injured in a stampede on the campus of the University of Nairobi when students mistook several accidental explosions for an extremist attack.

Kenya orders UN to move massive Somali refugee camp

2015-04-11 19:46

Kenya says it has given the United Nations three months to move a massive refugee camp mostly used by Somalis over the border into Somalia, after militants from that country killed 148 people in a Kenyan university.

Kenya starts to bury its massacre dead

2015-04-10 14:05

The funerals of students killed in a university massacre of almost 150 people have begun, as some parents still await to receive the remains of their loved ones.

Somali anger at Kenya cash transfer freezes

2015-04-09 15:44

Residents of Somalia’s capital have condemned as "collective punishment" Kenya’s shutting down of money transfer services over suspected links to the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab.

Pressure mounts on Kenya president

2015-04-08 21:26

Political pressure is mounting on Kenya's president with scathing editorials and growing anger at a seven hour delay in the deployment of a special forces unit that eventually ended the bloody siege at Garissa University.

Kenyans angry over delay in reaction

2015-04-07 21:41

Kenyan anger is growing over the authorities' delay to send in a crack unit to stop the extremist killings at the college in Garissa.

Kenyans march for national security after massacre

2015-04-07 18:00

Kenyans have marched demanding greater national security following last week’s massacre by Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists, ahead of a candlelit vigil on the final day of mourning for the 148 people killed by the militants.

5 Kenyans, 1 Tanzanian held over Garissa massacre

2015-04-07 16:41

A Nairobi court has ordered five Kenyans and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while police investigate possible connections to last week’s university massacre.

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