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'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Nairobi - 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 said Wednesday.

Parents take daughters home during Christmas for FGM rituals

Nairobi - Since 2011, female genital mutilations in Kenya have been an internationally condemned practice. Yet, Somalian families from U.S. and Britain secretly travel to Kenya to have FGM done over the holidays, allowing for healing time for the girls or newborns.

Kenyan president torches 15-tonne ivory stockpile

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to a giant pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory Tuesday, vowing to destroy the country's entire stockpile of illegal tusks by the year's end.

Famine from droughts? Never again, says Calvince Okello

In 2010, a severe drought devasted the Eastern part of Kenya, Ethiopia and some parts of of Somalia. It created one of the most severe food security emergencies that humanity had ever seen.

Kenyan MP gunned down in capital

Nairobi - A prominent Kenyan MP was shot dead along with two bodyguards and a driver in the centre of the capital Nairobi in the early hours of Saturday, police and medics said.

Kenya court suspends key parts of draconian security law

Nairobi - Kenya's High Court suspended key parts of a controversial new national security law Friday that the opposition had warned risked turning the east African nation into a dictatorship.

MPs brawl as Kenya passes controversial terror law

Nairobi - Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday voted through a tough anti-terror bill amid chaotic scenes in parliament and a brawl between opposition and government MPs.

Kenya shuts 510 NGOs, some for 'terrorism financing'

Nairobi - Kenya on Tuesday closed over 500 non-governmental organisations, including 15 for alleged fundraising for terrorism, as part of a security crackdown following repeated attacks.

Somali Shebab journalist 'killer' to face trial: govt

Mugadishu - A Somali journalist accused of murdering colleagues and working for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab and arrested in Kenya has been extradited to Mogadishu to stand trial, Somalia's information minister said Saturday.

Two Kenyans charged for violently stripping woman

Nairobi - Two Kenyans have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman because they believed her clothing was too revealing, reports said Thursday, in a case that sparked angry protests after a video of the attack was made public.

Kenya's president 'vindicated' after ICC drops charges

Den Haag - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said he had been "vindicated" after the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped charges of crimes against humanity against him on Friday.

War crimes court drops case against Kenyatta

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Friday dropped crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, dealing a massive blow to the tribunal after a long-running and troubled case.

ICC gives prosecutors one-week deadline to finalise Kenyatta trial

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday gave prosecutors a final week either to strengthen or drop crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying a trial could not be postponed any longer.

Kenya security chiefs ousted after new Shebab massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.

Somalia's Shebab massacre 36 in Kenya, vow more attacks

Nairobi - Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Tuesday massacred 36 quarry workers in a fresh attack in northeastern Kenya, with the group vowing to conduct more "uncompromising, relentless and ruthless" operations.

At least 36 feared dead in northeast Kenya attack: Red Cross

Nairobi - At least 36 people are feared dead after gunmen staged a fresh attack on a quarry in northeast Kenya, the Red Cross said Tuesday, the latest in a series of attacks.

Thousands warned to leave Kenya's north after insurgent attacks

Mogadishu - Thousands of Kenyan civil servants were urged Tuesday to leave troubled northeast regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, as protesters in the capital demanded greater security.

Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus

Garissa - Somalia's Shebab Islamists on Saturday seized a bus in Kenya, executing 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa."I can confirm...

Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: Police

Garissa - Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, in an ambush the police blamed on the Shebab Islamic extremists.

Kenya police seize weapons in fresh mosque raids

Mombasa - Kenyan security forces on Wednesday carried out fresh raids on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa searching for weapons and supporters of Somalia's Shebab militants, police said.

Four killed in revenge attacks after Kenya mosques raid

Nairobi - Four people were stabbed to death in Kenya's volatile port city of Mombasa following security raids on mosques in which a man was killed and over 200 people arrested, police said Tuesday.

One dead, 200 arrested as Kenya police raid radical mosques

Mombasa - One man was killed Monday as Kenyan security forces arrested over 200 people and seized weapons in raids on mosques accused of links with Somalia's Al-Qaeda affiliated Shebab militants, police said.

Kenyan priest sentenced to death for Italian bishop's murder

Nairobi - A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others were sentenced to death Thursday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago.

Teacher resigns amid Ebola concerns, after returning from Kenya

Louisville - A teacher in Louisville, Kentucky resigned amid swirling frustration and fears about Ebola, after she returned from Kenya.

Kenyatta vows to punish ambushers as toll rises to 22

Mombasa - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday vowed to punish those behind a deadly weekend ambush in a restive northern region that killed 20 police officers and two civilians.

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by thousands cheering him home Thursday, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from ICC court

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Nairobi on Thursday to crowds cheering him home, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges.

Kenya leader arrives at ICC for landmark hearing

Den Haag - Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent said, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Kenyan leader in Netherlands ahead of landmark ICC hearing

Schiphol - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Tuesday ahead of a landmark appearance before the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Kenyan president Kenyatta to attend International Criminal Court

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will go to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity, becoming the first sitting president to appear.
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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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