Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens after Odinga quits

By Katharine Houreld and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Oct 11 : Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were […]

Police: gunmen kill two in attack on Kenya university students

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya Oct 10 : Two staff members were killed and several students were wounded in Kenya when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the Technical University of Mombasa’s campus in coastal Kwale county on Tuesday, a police official and a witness said. The identity of the gunmen was unclear. Somali […]

Police: gunmen kill two in attack at Kenya university

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya Oct 10 : Two staff members were killed and several students were injured in Kenya after gunmen opened fire at the Technical University of Mombasa’s campus in coastal Kwale county on Tuesday, a police official and a witness said. Two female staff members were killed, and a driver and two […]

University of Nairobi closed as anger rises over police brutality

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI, Oct 3 : Administrators closed Kenya’s oldest university on Tuesday, citing fears for students’ safety in a planned protest over police beatings at a campus demonstration last week. Kenyan police frequently face accusations of brutality and extrajudicial killings from civilians and rights groups, but officers are rarely charged and almost never […]

Kenya’s ruling party moves to amend election law ahead of vote re-run

By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Sept 28 : – Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party on Thursday presented parliament with proposals intended to prevent the Supreme Court annulling the results of a coming re-run presidential election, as it did the last vote in August. The court struck down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll victory then, saying […]