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Calls for a Referendum in Kenya Driven by Selfish Interest

Henry Jeremiah Wakaya | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Henry Jeremiah Wakaya

As it is now,the opposition's quest for referendum is most likely to hit a dead end should they fail to streamline their grievances and remain objective in their criticism against the government.

Twin Bus Blasts Kill 3, Wound More Than 60 In Kenya

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

NAIROBI, May 4 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed when two buses driving on a busy highway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi were struck by exp...

This Man Helped Save Hundreds Of Lives During The Kenyan Mall Shooting

Posted 09.28.2013 | Good News

In the days following last Saturday's shooting at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a photograph of a man in a plaid shirt helping a chil...

Obama Calls Attack A 'Terrible Outrage'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama says the United States stands with Kenya against the "terrible outrage" of a shopping mall terrorist attack. ...

Obama Phones Kenyan President After Mall Attack

AP | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States' condolences after a terrorist attack on ...

King: Group Behind Nairobi Mall Shooting Recruited In The U.S.

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the deadly attack on an upscale shopping mal...

Death Toll Rises In Kenyan Mall Massacre

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The Kenyan military remained in a tense standoff with Islamic extremists Sunday, as the toll rose to 59 dead, including children, an...

How This Comedian With A Heart Built A School In Africa With YouTube Views

Kevin Wu | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Kevin Wu

4 million people are subscribed to my comedy channels on YouTube. It's a staggering number when I think about it. My subscribers are equal to the size...

Analogue to Digital: Alternative Banking by Kenya's Poor

Yen To | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Yen To

Kibera sits at the margin of Nairobi, a concentrated sight line of rusted corrugated roofs and bustling heaps of humanity pressed up against the immac...

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Yen To | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Yen To

A woman's position within Kenyan society is quickly revealed on street level, in the boardroom and at home.

Nairobi Police Say Closeted Gays Being Blackmailed And Attacked By Gangs

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Police in Nairobi, Kenya are on the lookout for a gang that has been blackmailing -- and in some cases even raping -- closeted gay men in the African ...

Nairobi on the Precipice

Terrance Ross | Posted 03.05.2013 | College
Terrance Ross

If Africa is to be pegged as a continent on the developmental cusp in the next decade, then Kenya encapsulates this progress, and its capital Nairobi is the ultimate harbinger.

Law and Order: Special Kenya Unit

Donatella Lorch | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Donatella Lorch

My work and travels have taken me across large swaths of Kenya, from its densely populated agricultural heartland and crowded cities to the pastoralist semi-arid lands. My husband and I dream of retiring here. So why did the news of a murder leave me so troubled?

Kenya To Arrest Lion Slayers

AP | BY TOM ODULA | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Maasai warriors who speared to death six lions in the outskirts of Nairobi will be arrested for killing wildlife, which is a crime i...

Justice and Martyrdom

Michael Mungai | Posted 11.11.2011 | World
Michael Mungai

The execution and assassination of suicidal murderers cannot be termed as justice.

Annexed by China - for good or ill

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To the casual visitor, the most obvious sign of China in Africa is also the most fleeting indication of the country's deepening engagement with the c...

Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud: Somalia's Face Of War Boy Dies After Operation

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali boy who was horribly disfigured months ago by a stray bullet in Somalia's violent capital has died just days after und...

Joyce Mulama: Challenges in promoting children's health in Kenya

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At age seven, Johnson Mungai, from Chokaa village, in Ruai, a peri-urban settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, already knows that children are gett...

Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama for second time, guards repel attack with guns

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months, though private guards on boar...

Last call for the Lunatic Express

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a neglected corner beyond Nairobi's frantic bus terminal lies the entrance to the city's railway station. It barely warrants a second glance from t...

Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama for second time, but guards repel attack

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months on Wednesday, but guards on board the U.S.-...

Airlines flying to Nairobi hire private guards

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many airlines flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have hired private security firms to guard passengers, cargo and aircraft rather than rely on the Kenya Airports Authority or local police for protection.

Although U.S. and Kenyan authorities said there is no immediate threat of terrorism to the airport or to airlines operating there, previous incidents have raised concerns.

Kenya has been hit with three major terrorist incidents over the last 11 years. Al-qaeda operatives bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 people. In 2002 a car bomb exploded at a seaside hotel frequented by Israeli tourists, killing 15 people. At almost the same time, terrorists tried to shoot down a charter jet carrying Israeli tourists with a shoulder-fired missile.

The question of security at the Nairobi airport was raised again last month when Delta Air Lines abruptly canceled an inaugural flight from Atlanta to Nairobi after the Transportation Security Administration refused to sanction the route.

Aviation experts say private airport security guards are common in war zones around the world, but rare in relatively stable nations like Kenya. Still, national carrier Kenya Airways is among those using a private security firm at the Nairobi airport.

Daniel Howden: Time for a sacrifice, Mercedes drivers

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There are few symbols of conspicuous consumption more beloved of Kenya's political class than a recent model Mercedes. Thirsty, low off the ground and...

African Officials Ask For Climate Reparations Payments

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NAIROBI, Kenya — Africa contributes little to global warming but suffers disproportionately from its effects, the continent's environment minist...

Moving Day in Mathare Valley

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

I came to Mathare Valley to see if I could better understand the trajectory of people moving from this desperate slum to Jamii Bora's development of $4,000 houses in Kaputei.