Kenya


Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu

2014-04-17 15:47

Kenya’s police say chief says 91 Somali nationals have been deported to Mogadishu. The deportations are part of a massive security operation.

Kenya to oversee wildlife authority actions

2014-04-11 21:00

Kenya’s central government says it will oversee the running of the country’s wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop the poaching of the country’s elephants and rhinos.

Kenyan troops free aid workers held in Somalia

2014-04-11 14:43

Kenyan troops say they have freed two aid workers working with the charities MSF and CARE who were kidnapped by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels in 2011.

Kenya deports 82 Somalis in terror crackdown

2014-04-09 21:36

Kenya has deported more than 80 Somali nationals as part of an ongoing security crackdown by Kenyan authorities following recent terror attacks.

Kenya rounds up thousands in Islamist crackdown

2014-04-08 21:35

Kenyan security forces have rounded up thousands of Somalis or Kenyans of Somali origin amid a major crackdown on suspected Islamists blamed for a string of attacks.

Kenyan cops, Muslim youth clash in Mombasa

2014-04-04 14:27

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following weekly prayers, witnesses say, days after a firebrand Islamic cleric was gunned down in the port city.

Kenyan Muslim groups threaten protest over death

2014-04-02 19:33

Two prominent Kenyan Muslim rights groups have threatened to stage street protests unless the government met a deadline to say who had killed a prominent Islamist.

Cops patrol Kenyan port city Mombasa

2014-04-02 11:00

Armed police are patrolling the streets of Kenya’s port city Mombasa after a prominent radical Muslim cleric was assassinated.

Big terror attack possible in Kenya

2014-04-02 07:34

Officials fear a wave of explosions in Kenya could indicate another large-scale attack is coming.

Kenya arrests 650+ after bomb blasts

2014-04-01 21:10

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attack in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister says.

Kenya car bombers linked to mall plotters

2014-03-31 22:03

Kenya police have arrested 2 men with car bomb linked to plotters of the Westgate Mall terror attack.

Kenyan tourism sector tumbles

2014-03-30 11:22

Kenya's vital tourism sector has tumbled after attacks by Islamist militants carried out in retaliation for its intervention in neighbouring Somalia, a report says.

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.

Kenyan MP says gays as bad as terrorists

2014-03-27 06:55

Homosexuality in Kenya is as bad a problem as terrorism, the ruling party's parliamentary leader says.

Kenya orders refugees into designated camps

2014-03-26 13:18

Kenya has restricted all refugees on its soil to two designated camps in the wake of a weekend attack on a church near Mombasa that claimed six lives.

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.

Middle-class to drive Kenya's growth

2014-03-25 19:08

Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya expects east Africa's burgeoning middle class to drive growth in 2014.

Kenya extradites 'extremists' to Belgium

2014-03-24 14:53

Kenya has extradited three men facing charges of membership of a jihadist network to Belgium, a report says, quoting public prosecutors.

Kenya's massive wind energy plant

2014-03-24 13:34

Kenya has reached a critical milestone in its energy endeavours as it implements a 300MW wind power project to its national grid.

Gunmen spray churchgoers with bullets

2014-03-23 16:06

Attackers have shot dead four worshippers when they burst into a church service near the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police say.

Kenya tea prices dip at latest sale

2014-03-19 14:32

The highest price for top grade Kenyan tea fell at this week's sale, according to Africa Tea Brokers.

Kenyan cops arrest 2 men with bombs

2014-03-18 13:22

Kenyan police have arrested two men suspected of links to a Somali Islamist militant group after they were tracked and found to have two large bombs.

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.

 

Kenya army rescues aid workers from al-Shabaab

2014-04-11 22:32

The Kenyan army has rescued two aid workers held in captivity in Somalia by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab for nearly three years, a military spokesperson says..

Kenya to oversee wildlife authority actions

2014-04-11 17:56

Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos.

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

2014-04-11 12:11

HRW has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their torn country.

Terror crackdown: Kenya deports 82 Somalis

2014-04-09 15:16

Kenya’s security minister says 82 Somali nationals have been deported in an ongoing security crackdown following recent terror attacks in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa.

Concern over mass arrests of Somali refugees

2014-04-08 08:36

The UN refugee agency UNHCR has expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi.

Kenya: Attacks meant to ignite sectarian violence

2014-04-04 13:18

Kenya’s president says recent attacks in the country, blamed on Somali-based Islamic militants, are meant to provoke a sectarian war but it won’t succeed.

Kenyan Muslim: Living on borrowed time

2014-04-02 15:03

A prominent hardline Muslim cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed assassinated in Kenya’s coast was certain that he would be killed.

Fiery Muslim cleric shot dead in Kenya

2014-04-02 08:45

A prominent hardline Muslim cleric in Kenya has been shot dead in Mombasa amid worsening religious tensions in the strategic port city and gateway to east Africa.

Kenya charges grasscutter case men with gang rape

2014-04-01 22:31

A group of men in Kenya accused of ferociously gang raping a schoolgirl and originally punished by being made to cut grass around a police station are to be formally charged.

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.

Blast in Kenyan capital

2014-03-31 20:28

An explosion in an area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, which is popular with Somalis has reportedly killed six people and wounded several others.

World Bank lends Kenya $204m to fix airport

2014-03-27 17:48

The World Bank has approved a $203.5m loan to Kenya to fund its transport sector, part of which will help finance reconstruction at the country's main airport.

Baby shot in church attack awaits surgery

2014-03-26 14:42

A Kenyan infant boy shot in the head by gunmen who attacked a church on Sunday has been flown to the capital Nairobi to await surgery, doctors say.

Ask witchdoctor before going to court, Kenyans told

2014-03-26 10:00

A frustrated chief justice has told Kenyans that even witchdoctors could help them resolve their disputes without taking each other to the overburdened courts.

Kenya to use drones to fight poachers

2014-03-26 05:30

Kenya plans to deploy surveillance drones to help fight elephant and rhino poachers and has introduced stiffer penalties for offenders.

Fight against poachers not lost - Kenya

2014-03-25 17:48

Kenya insists that it has not lost the battle against poaching, resisting calls from wildlife activists for the ongoing slaughter of elephants and rhinos to be declared a national disaster.

Africa's poachers act with 'outrageous impunity'

2014-03-24 14:33

Organised crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening wildlife heritage and key tourism industries.

Kenya church attack: Death toll hits 6

2014-03-24 12:20

Two people shot when attackers sprayed a Kenyan church with gunfire have died of their wounds, taking the total killed in the attack to six, government officials say.

Kenya legalises polygamy

2014-03-22 07:37
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Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports say.

Kenya poaching a 'national disaster'

2014-03-19 17:46

Kenya must take drastic action to stem a surge of elephant and rhino poaching, veteran conservationist Richard Leakey has warned.

StanChart opens Islamic banking in Kenya

2014-03-19 12:45

Standard Chartered has launched Islamic banking services in Kenya and it will use Kenya as a testbed for expanding the brand across the continent.

Kenya's first cheap airline aims high

2014-03-18 18:25

Kenya's first budget airline aims to carry 600 000 passengers in its first year and triple that within four years by offering cheap fares.

Uganda warns of Somali Shabaab attacks

2014-03-18 13:22

Uganda has warned that Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are planning to use fuel tankers as bombs, one day after Kenya thwarted a “massive” car bomb attack.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

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