Kenya


Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

2016-06-24 15:41

Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

Anatomy of a Kenyan murder: Corruption, politics

2016-06-22 17:30

On a wet night in early May, a well-known businessman and government critic was found dead in his armoured blue Mercedes by a busy road on the outskirts of Nairobi, five bullet holes in his chest, neck and arm.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Shabaab confirms death of Garissa attack leader

2016-06-19 14:44

Somalia's al-Shabaab jihadists have confirmed the death of a commander suspected of organising the attack on Kenya's Garissa University.

Kenyan MPs face hate speech charge

2016-06-17 21:20

Eight Kenyan politicians have been charged with hate speech and incitement to violence following public comments and calls to supporters made in recent days.

Judge upholds use of anal probes to define sexuality

2016-06-16 18:45

A Kenyan judge has upheld the use of anal examinations to determine a suspect's sexual orientation, dismissing the argument that the procedure amounted to torture.

Body of Dutch man found in septic tank in Kenya

2016-06-15 15:01

The body of a Dutch man, who has been missing for the past five months in Kenya, has been found decomposing in a septic tank, a report says.

Kenyans protest anti-opposition remarks

2016-06-15 10:27

Demonstrations have erupted in Kenya's largest slum in Nairobi's Kibera over footage appearing to show a pro-government legislator saying top opposition leader Raila Odinga can be assassinated.

Gang makes off with church offerings in Kenya

2016-06-14 14:01

A gang has broken into a Catholic church in Kenya and made off with offerings, according to reports.

WATCH: Kenyan legislator attacked by angry woman for politicking during funeral

2016-06-13 12:32

A Kenyan legislator was "fiercely" attacked by an angry woman after he engaged in politics during a funeral in Kakamega County, reports say.

 

WATCH: Doctors arrested in Kenya while performing abortion on abducted 14-year-old

2016-06-23 12:09

Two doctors have been arrested in Kenya for performing an abortion on a 14-year-old girl who they had abducted, a report says.

Hate speech raises its ugly voice as Kenya drifts into election mode

2016-06-22 16:07

The history of hate speech and incitement to violence in Kenya is a long, widespread and unhappy one with the phenomenon rearing its ugly head once again in the lead-up to elections.

Five Kenya police killed near Somali border

2016-06-20 16:49

Suspected Islamic extremists have ambushed a police vehicle in northern Kenya and killed five officers.

Bodies of 19 suffocated Ethiopians found on truck in DRC

2016-06-18 15:49

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials says.

Kenyan teacher sentenced to 90 years for sexually assaulting 9 boys

2016-06-17 12:59

A primary school teacher in Murang'a County, Kenya, has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting nine male pupils.

Bomb scare at High Commission in Nairobi

2016-06-16 18:45

Kenya's police chief says the Canadian High Commission had a bomb scare over an unexpectedly large package of visa forms

How elites, corruption have played havoc with Nairobi's housing

2016-06-15 11:46

While many African cities are trying to deal with the urbanisation challenge by improving infrastructure and investing in sanitation, perverse incentives continue to hamper progress in addressing the deep causes of poor housing and services.

Protests erupt in Kenya over assassination plot

2016-06-14 20:51

Reports from Nairobi say demonstrations have erupted in Kenya's largest slum over reported remarks that opposition leader Raila Odinga can be assassinated.

Kenya camp closure must be humane - UN refugee chief

2016-06-13 20:30

Kenya's planned closure of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, later this year must not result in people being forcibly returned to war-torn Somalia, the UN's refugee chief has warned.

Kenya: Brit charged with murder

2016-06-10 18:00

Kenyan police have charged a former chief executive of a pioneering internet firm with murder in the death of a woman who was shot in his house

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