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10 killed in Kenyan plane crash

Nairobi - All 10 passengers aboard a small plane, whose wreckage was discovered in central Kenya two days after it went missing, died in the accident, the airline and government said Thursday.

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bombing

Nairobi - Five Kenyan paramilitary police were killed Wednesday when their vehicle struck a homemade landmine in Liboi, close to the eastern border with Somalia, a government official said.

At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

Nairobi - At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday.

At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

Nairobi - At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

With a handshake, Kenya leaves behind divisive poll

Nairobi - It was a handshake that drew a line under Kenya's bruising election, left many people bewildered and swung open the starting gate for the 2022 presidential race.

In Kenya, British soldiers train in massive war games

- High on Kenya's Laikipia plateau hundreds of British soldiers spent a recent half-moon night fording a river, marching across wadis and over escarpments before attacking a mocked-up army training camp.

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45

Nairobi - Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent.

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya: keepers

Nairobi - The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.

Unwell Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

Nairobi - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on his first Africa tour as Washington's top diplomat, cancelled his programme in Kenya on Saturday because he was feeling unwell.

Kenya can't account for $400 million of public money

Nairobi - Kenya's government cannot account for $400 million in public funds, according to a damning report from the auditor general highlighting the country's failure to crack down on graft and misuse of state resources.

Kenyan doctor performs brain surgery on wrong patient

Nairobi - A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday.

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Nairobi - Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project.

In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

Mara - Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent.

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

Nairobi - A world-renowned ivory investigator whose detailed reports contributed to the fight against elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, was killed at his home in Kenya, police said Monday.

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", the third such arrest within four days.

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his party said.Armed officers used explosives to break down the door before arresting Miguna, a witness said.

Washington takes aim at Kenyan opposition, government

Washington - The United States on Thursday rejected Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's "inauguration" as "people's president," while also criticizing the authorities' crackdown on several broadcasters that tried to cover it live.

Kenya's High Court suspends media shutdown

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court ordered authorities to allow three major broadcasters to temporarily resume service Thursday, after they were switched off for covering the opposition leader's mock inauguration, prompting outrage over press freedom violations.

Kenya opposition inauguration a bid to 'overthrow govt': minister

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister said Wednesday that opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock inauguration as "people's president" was an effort to overthrow the government and media outlets were shut down for their complicity in the event.

Kenya opposition leader Odinga has himself sworn in as 'president'

Nairobi - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga held a mock inauguration Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, as the government sparked outrage by shutting down key media broadcasters covering the event.

Kenya opposition supporters gather for Odinga 'swearing-in'

Nairobi - Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in Nairobi Tuesday ahead of a ceremony to swear him in as an alternative president, three months after he claims an election was stolen from him.

Kenya opposition to swear-in leader as 'president'

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta's election.

Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months

Kanpala - Uganda's army said Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month.

36 dead in central Kenya bus crash

Nairobi - Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.

30 dead in central Kenya bus crash

Nairobi - Thirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said."We have 30 dead," said Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome of the 3am (00.

Kenya government threatens opposition with 'treason' charge

Nairobi - Kenya's attorney general said Thursday that an opposition plan to have its leader Raila Odinga sworn in as an alternative president would amount to treason.

Kenyatta sworn in after months of tension in Kenya

Nairobi - Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as president of Kenya on Tuesday following two disputed polls and waves of deadly protests.

Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave two dead

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term, but his vow to heal the country's divisions was overshadowed by bloody protests and a pledge from his rival to stage his own inauguration.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: People were running for their lives as the fire spread quickly
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September 21  2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi  Kenya. Government spe...
September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack
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Kenya s Naivasha township: Children wait patiently to be fed some porridge. Two days after the fire
Kenya's Naivasha township: Children wait patiently to be fed some porridge. Two days after the fire
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A greater honeyguide with its' honeycomb reward.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: There have been no causalities or injury’s reported but the fire has cleared the slum leaving behind a completely burnt out community.
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Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa, central Kenya.
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Kenya's Naivasha township
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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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A Kenyan resident walks past a house that was burnt down during a new overnight attack in Lamu, on July 6, 2014
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September 21  2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi  Kenya. Government spe...
September 21, 2013 -- Gunman have stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Government special forces have entered the complex and it is believed that at least 22 people are dead in suspected terror attack
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Women carrying children run for safety as armed police hunt gunmen who went on a shooting spree in Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, September 21, 2013
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Kenya's Naivasha township: Most of the children's hard school work had been destroyed in the blaze. They may have lost everything but they still all survived.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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EAFF President Mr Philip Kiriro at a workshop in Kenya.
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School in Dadaab, Kenya's refugee camp complex.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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