Kenya kills over 100 al-Shabab rebels behind attack that left 28 dead

Nov 24, 2014

Kenya kills over 100 al-Shabab rebels behind attack that left 28 dead

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that left 28 people dead, Deputy President William Ruto said Sunday. Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabab militants have claimed responsibility for the ...

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Sep 22, 2014

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya’s capital unsettled ...

Sep 9, 2014

Three German al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

Three German men suspected of being members of the Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab were arrested at Frankfurt airport after landing there on a flight from Kenya, prosecutors said Monday. In Kenya, police said they are investigating a possible connection between those three men and ...

Aug 13, 2014

Kenyans seek arrest of 'ivory kingpin'

To mark World Elephant Day, a conservationist trying to stem the slaughter of Africa’s elephants waited nearly eight hours to meet with Kenya’s top police official on Tuesday in order to hand him roughly 400 signatures urging the police to arrest what her group ...

Jul 29, 2014

Kenya may sell Samurai bonds in drive to boost external debt

Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, is considering selling Samurai bonds this fiscal year as the government prepares to raise its target for borrowing on external markets, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich said. In addition to yen-dominated notes, the country may also offer foreign investors sukuk ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to AP from the State Department ...

Jun 24, 2014

Kenyan runner Rudisha targets Glasgow double

Kenya’s Olympic and world 800-meter record holder David Rudisha is keen to run a double at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next month. The 25-year-old, who is bouncing back after a long injury layoff, wants to compete in both the 4×400-meter relay and the 800, ...

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

Jun 18, 2014

Kenyan president blames locals for slaughter

The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility, but Kenya’s president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths. ...