Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

By John Ndiso NAIROBI, May 30 : A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on “false” information, after bloggers and journalists won a court order blocking rules they said could curtail free expression. The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta two weeks ago, […]

Kenya arrests 17 officials amid graft investigation

By George Obulutsa and John Ndiso NAIROBI, May 28 : Kenyan authorities arrested the head of a government agency on Monday in a corruption investigation into the theft of nearly $100 million, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledged to stamp […]

Burst dam at Kenyan rose farm lacked permits, police investigate

By Maggie Fick SOLAI, Kenya, May 11 : A dam on a Kenyan commercial farm that burst this week, killing at least 45 people, was built illegally, the water resource regulator said on Friday, as police opened an initial investigation into the disaster. The minister in charge of water also ordered other dams on the […]

Kenya’s top prosecutor orders dam disaster investigation

By Maggie Fick SOLAI, Kenya, May 11 : Kenya’s chief prosecutor on Friday ordered police to investigate a dam-burst on a commercial farm in the Rift Valley that killed dozens of people as a wall of water tore down a hillside, obliterating everything in its path. At least 44 people were killed when the reservoir […]

Kenya’s top prosecutor orders dam disaster investigation

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, May 11 : Kenya’s chief prosecutor on Friday ordered police to investigate a dam-burst on a commercial farm in the Rift Valley that killed dozens of people as a wall of water tore down a hillside, obliterating everything in its path. At least 44 people were killed when the reservoir, used […]

Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 100 in Kenya: Red Cross

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, April 30 : Hiribae Mame stood waist-deep in water outside her wrecked house in eastern Kenya, one of around 200,000 people forced to flee by weeks of floods, landslides and heavy rains. Kenya’s Red Cross estimates at least 100 have also died in the downpours since early April, a humanitarian disaster […]