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Kenya Attack Survivor Found Hiding In Closet Two Days After 148 Massacred

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and TOM ODULA | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab warned Saturday of more attacks in Kenya like the assault on Garissa University Co...

Kenya's College Massacre Indicates Growing Threat From Somalia's Al-Shabab

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Kenya Attack Survivors Say Campus Bloodbath Was Planned, Targeted Christians

AP | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 147 people at a college in Kenya as they shouted "God is great" appeared to have planned...

Kenya Court Suspends Parts Of Controversial New Terror Law

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Friday suspended eight sections of a new law which the government says is meant to fight terror but which cr...

The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in Kenya

George Kegoro | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
George Kegoro

Assessing the recent terrorist acts in Kenya, the president explained that "the obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country." In his view, "the ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region."

International Criminal Court Drops Charges Against Kenyan President

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor dropped all "crimes against humanity" charges against Kenya's pres...

Religious Tension High After Mosque Closures

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders fear more violence in the coastal city of Mombasa after the government indefinitely closed four mosq...

Kenya's Catholic Bishops Claim tetanus Vaccine Is Stealth Birth Control Project

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A row between the Catholic Church and the government over a tetanus vaccine aimed at women in their childbearing years has clergy...

This Is How Kenyan Churches Are Tackling Climate Change

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) As climate change devastates communities in Kenya, church leaders are helping to address the crisis locally while also calling on...

Deadly Blasts Hit Kenyan Coastal City

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least three people were killed in a grenade blast in one of two explosions Saturday along the coast of Kenya, an east Afric...

Christian Leaders Condemn Kenya's New Polygamy Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian clergy fear that a new marriage law signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday (April 29) will tear families apart a...

Yoga Bends The Trends In Kenya

Al Jazeera | Jacob Balzani Loov | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

Nairobi, Kenya - Yoga has grown increasingly popular among the poorest neighbourhoods in the capital thanks to Paige Elenson and her partner Baron Bap...

Grenade Thrown At British Tour Van In Kenya

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says an unknown assailant has hurled a hand grenade at a van carrying British tourists in Kenya's coastal re...

More Than 1 Million Petitioners Call For Justice In Kenya Gang Rape Case

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

Over 1 million people have signed a petition calling for the arrest and prosecution of three men who are accused of having gang-raped a 16-year-old g...

Gunmen Kidnap Two Doctors Without Borders Workers

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Suspected Somali militants entered the world's largest refugee camp Thursday and abducted two Spanish women working with an aid...

Kenya: British Couple, Norman And Rita Joel, Stabbed To Death While On Vacation

Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicky Trup | Independent An elderly British couple were stabbed to death while on holiday in Kenya by two men they had been donating money to, police...

Families Near Exploded Kenyan Pipeline Lived In Disastrous Conditions

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan government was repeatedly warned about the dangers of people living on top of a gasoline pipeline that leaked fuel a...