Kenya


Kenya corruption watchdog implicates Chinese

2015-03-31 23:04

Kenya's anti-graft watchdog has published a report detailing corruption allegations against 175 government officials, some implicating Chinese projects.

Obama to visit Kenya

2015-03-30 22:00

Barack Obama will make a long-awaited trip to Kenya later this year, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president six years ago.

5th Kenyan minister steps aside to make way for graft probe

2015-03-30 09:46

A fifth Kenyan government minister has vacated her post, after President Uhuru Kenyatta says officials cited in a report by an anti-corruption watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

Kenya detains 52 over suspected Islamist attack

2015-03-28 07:45

Police have detained 52 people in Kenya’s main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.

Uhuru Kenyatta apologises for govt’s past wrongs

2015-03-27 10:02

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised to the Kenyan people for past wrongs committed by both his government and past regimes.

'Racist' Chinese restaurant owner charged

2015-03-26 17:14

The manager of a Chinese restaurant in Kenya at the centre of racism storm has been charged with not having a work permit and operating without a licence.

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

2015-03-25 11:43

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports say.

Alcohol remains popular treatment for illnesses in Kenya

2015-03-20 11:42

The belief in alcohol-based home remedies remains strong in Kenya, but medical authorities warn that they may do more harm than good.

Alleged 'ivory kingpin' gets bail in landmark case

2015-03-18 18:22

A court in Kenya has granted bail to the suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang on medical grounds, prompting immediate protests from wildlife activists.

Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

2015-03-17 07:59

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county has attacked what he calls "hopeless" security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia's al-Shabaab militants.

 

Kenya announces plans to reopen Nairobi mall after attack

2015-03-31 12:50

Kenya's Westgate mall, the scene of a four-day siege in late 2013 that left dozens dead, will reopen to the public in July for the first time since the attack.

Kenya rejects bail bid by 'ivory kingpin'

2015-03-30 14:11

An alleged Kenyan ivory smuggler has been refused bail by a Mombasa court in a reversal of an earlier decision granting his release on medical grounds.

Three more Kenyan ministers vacate office

2015-03-29 08:58

Three more Kenyan ministers have vacated their posts to pave way for investigations into allegations of corruption.

Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenyan capital

2015-03-27 14:09

Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government says in a travel alert, without naming any group it suspects might opt for violence.

Kenya president promises to fight graft

2015-03-26 21:01

Kenya's president has promised to take personal charge of a battle against corruption and said anyone in office cited in a report by an anti-graft watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

Kenyan cop shot in possible Islamist revenge attack

2015-03-26 14:34

A senior officer with Kenya’s counter-terrorism police unit has been shot dead by gunmen in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

Kenya beefing up security on Somali border

2015-03-23 21:10

Kenya plans to build a new road, more border crossings and barriers on its 700 km border with Somalia in an attempt to thwart attacks from al-Shabaab.

Al-Shabaab claim Kenya attack

2015-03-18 20:28

Al-Shabaab have taken responsibility for an attack in a shop in northern Kenya by armed gunmen.

Shabaab kills 4 in cross-border attack near Kenya

2015-03-18 09:49

Somali Islamist militants have killed at least four people during a raid on a Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police say.

Senior Shabaab chief reportedly killed by US drone

2015-03-13 19:46

A drone strike has killed a senior commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab suspected of being involved in a 2013 attack against a Kenyan shopping mall that left at least 67 people dead, sources say.

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