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  • Obama begins landmark visit to Kenya

    Excitement has been building in Kenya for weeks, with the visit painted as a major boost for the east African nation’s position as a regional hub — something that has taken a battering in recent years due to Shebab attacks and political violence that landed Kenyan leaders in the International Criminal Court...

    The visit is also the first ever to Kenya by a sitting US president...

  • Kenya counts votes and the cost of a violence-hit election

    Kenya's leading Daily Nation newspaper said the low turnout would mean "a serious question of legitimacy for the winner...

    But the governor of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold in western Kenya where violence raged on Thursday, rejected the move, saying people would not vote while they were "mourning"...

  • Shock as Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-run

    Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition...

    “This is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension for the people of the continent of Africa," said Odinga...

  • Kenya’s SC declares presidential vote invalid, calls for new poll

    NAIROBI: Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities on Friday and ordered a new poll within 60 days after last month’s voting was followed by protests and sporadic violence that killed at least 28 people...

    The decision to cancel the result, the first of its kind in Kenya, sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta, 55, and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72... ...

  • 7 killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid

    Gunmen suspected to be from neighbouring South Sudan shot dead seven people, including six students, in a raid on a high school early Saturday that appeared to be a revenge attack, a Kenya police official said...

    Kenya's border areas are littered with firearms from neighbouring countries that have experienced war, including South Sudan and Somalia...

  • Two killed in vehicle ambush on Kenya coast

    Two university employees were killed and two police officers and a driver injured on Tuesday morning when unknown gunmen fired on a vehicle close to Diani, a popular coastal tourist resort in Kenya...

    Kenya's coast attracts foreign and domestic tourists but has been affected in recent years by fears of radicalisation of the predominately poor Muslim residents by militants linked to Somalia's Shabaab...

  • Kenya to hold fresh presidential vote on Oct 17

    NAIROBI: Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said on Monday, after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the result of last month’s poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta...

    Friday’s court ruling was greeted with surprise in Kenya and elsewhere because the judiciary has rarely shown such independence from the executive...

  • Islamist gunmen storm village in Kenya

    NAIROBI: Islamist gunmen raided a village in northeastern Kenya, the interior ministry said on Friday, the latest in a string of brazen attacks by the Somali-led, Al Qaeda affiliated insurgents...

    Thursday night’s raid is the latest in a series of attacks and massacres in Kenya’s northeast and its Muslim-majority coastal areas...

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