Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares to hold rival rally

By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Nov 28 :Kenyan security forces fired teargas to control crowds trying to force their way into a stadium for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration today, as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned to hold a rival rally. Kenyatta won a second five-year term on Oct. […]

Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

By Siegfried Modola LAMU, Kenya Nov 10 : The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. When a resident organised a beach clean-up that collected 33 tons of rubbish in a single […]

Kenya rights groups: govt trying to shut down election court cases

By George Obulutsa and John Ndiso NAIROBI, Nov 6 : Kenya’s government is trying to intimidate democracy and human rights groups that could file a legal challenge against an Oct. 26 election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the groups said on Monday. The government’s board that monitors civil society organizations (the NGO Board) summoned three […]

Kenya President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election – commission

By Katharine Houreld and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Oct 30 :Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 percent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement touched off small protests in a few opposition […]

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

By Baz Ratner and Maggie Fick KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya Oct 29 : The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya on Sunday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week’s presidential election. The Luo community largely boycotted Thursday’s election, which was […]

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

By Baz Ratner and Maggie Fick KOGUTA/KISUMU, Kenya Oct 29 : The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in rural western Kenya on Sunday, one day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by the country’s repeated presidential election. The Luo community largely boycotted Thursday’s election, […]