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Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

- Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle.

Three Kenyans jailed for life for stripping, assaulting woman

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to life for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed was dressed too provocatively.

Politics not pasture drives violence in Kenya's heart

Nairobi - Footsteps came first, then unfamiliar voices, the smell of cow dung and the kicking in of the front door. Suddenly awake, John Mbogo wrapped his 11-year-old daughter Tabitha in his arms and rolled under the bed.

Kenya's interior minister dies in hospital: govt

Nairobi - Kenya's government on Saturday announced the death of Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery at a hospital in the capital Nairobi.

Kenya president to skip televised election debates

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will not take part in two planned televised debates with his main rival Raila Odinga ahead of the August 8 election, his party said on Wednesday.

Kenya's Ngugi dumps Swedish book fair over far-right newspaper

Stockholm - Kenyan literary icon Ngugi wa Thiong'o, often tipped for the Nobel literature prize, has pulled out of an annual Swedish book fair in protest at the presence of a right-wing extremist newspaper, his publisher said Wednesday.

Two dead after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials said Wednesday, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble.

At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

Mombasa - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence that is aimed at cementing its role as the gateway to East Africa.

UN says five Kenya refugee camp workers involved in fraud

Geneva - Five UN workers at a refugee camp in northwest Kenya were allegedly involved in fraud and other serious misconduct, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

Four killed in Kenyan car bomb attack

Nairobi - At least four people died on Tuesday when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said.

Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch

Nairobi - Blood was already pooling in the seat of her car when a second bullet tore through the driver's door and thumped into Kuki Gallmann's abdomen.

Fishing with guns on a lake under threat in Kenya

- The beach looks ready for war: in the sparse lakeshore shade hundreds wait, sweaty from the heat, weapons at their feet.In Kenya's hot, dry and lawless north even the fishermen are armed, but guns will not save them.

Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition lined up Thursday behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's tenacious, veteran politician

Nairobi - At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president -- his fourth bid to become head of state.

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

Nairobi - At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa, police said Tuesday."It was a very bad head-on collision.

Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack

Nairobi - Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann was shot and seriously wounded Sunday while patrolling her conservation park in central Kenya, a region plagued by violence linked to a drought.

Drought shatters Turkana's dreams of a better future

- In just a few years water, oil and money would flow. Roads, schools and hospitals would follow. Turkana's generations of poverty and neglect in Kenya's arid north would end.

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall

Nairobi - The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.

Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 mn: Red Cross

Nairobi - The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three million, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens.

Rainy season forecast will not help Kenya as drought deepens

Over three million people in Kenya are at risk of starving as the worst drought in five years continues to tighten its grip on the country. The drought is so bad now that people are burning the carcasses of animals to prevent the spread of disease.

British ranch owner murder suspect held in Kenya

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Tuesday remanded a suspect in custody over the murder of a British man who was shot dead on his ranch earlier this month.Samson Lokayi, 25, was detained on Sunday.

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

Voi - In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls.

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

Voi - In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls.

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

Voi - In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls.

Kenya jails doctors' officials as strike drama deepens

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Monday jailed seven union officials for a month over a doctors strike that has crippled public hospitals for 10 weeks.The sentencing prompted the union to say it was calling off talks with the government.

World's biggest refugee camp in Kenya to stay open

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court on Thursday blocked the government's decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp -- the world's largest -- and force Somali refugees to return home.

Kenya extradites four drug smuggling suspects to the US

Nairobi - Kenya has handed over to the United States four men suspected of trying to smuggle large quantities of heroin, more than two years after their arrest, police said Tuesday.

Shabaab attacks Kenya army base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Islamist Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia on Friday in the second assault by the Al-Qaeda linked group this week.

Kenyan doctors given another five days to end strike

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday gave doctors and nurses five days to end a crippling nationwide strike, reneging on an earlier threat to jail union officials.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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Police work to control a crowd of onlookers at the scene of an explosion on May 16, 2014 on the outskirts of Nairobi's business district
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Wild dog cubs play fighting in Ol Pejata Conservancy, Kenya
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Kenya's Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of KCC slum settlement.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: Children continued to smile throughout the ordeal.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
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Ngong Hills Wind Project, Kenya
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East Africa deals with Overpopulation
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Kenya took home two victories at the ING New York City Marathon as Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his New York City Marathon title. Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women's race
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Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa  central Kenya.
Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa, central Kenya.
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A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport killing all 4 crew members.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day and hot and dry temperature.
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Somali school in Dadaab, Kenya refugee camp
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