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Kenya Seeks US Aid to Seize Somali Port From Al-Shabab

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya has asked the United States to help fund a military operation to seize a key Somali port from al-Shabab militants. Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters in Nairobi on Tuesday that Kenya’s military hopes to capture the town of Kismayo by August. “Our aim is to get to Kismayo by August because Kismayo is […]

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Kenya Seeks US Aid to Seize Somali Port From Al-Shabab

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya has asked the United States to help fund a military operation to seize a key Somali port from al-Shabab militants. Prime Minister Raila Odinga told reporters in Nairobi on Tuesday that Kenya’s military hopes to capture the town of Kismayo by August. “Our aim is to get to Kismayo by August because Kismayo is […]

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Kenyan Cabinet Minister Among 6 Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say Internal Security Minister George Saitoti is among six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former vice-president who planned to run for president […]

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Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Internal Security Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who […]

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Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Interior Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who planned […]

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Kenyan Police Say Bomb Caused Nairobi Blast

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say an explosion that wounded at least 38 people in Nairobi Monday was caused by a bomb. Police had initially said the explosion, in a building full of small shops, resulted from an electrical malfunction. However, police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Tuesday the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device. Some investigators […]

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Kenyan Police: Bomb, Not Electrical Fault, Behind Nairobi Blast

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police now say they believe a bomb, not an electrical fault, caused Monday’s blast in central Nairobi, wounding 33 people. Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere initially said an electrical malfunction was the probable cause. But the Kenya Power electric company calls that impossible. Also, at least two witnesses told the Associated Press that a bearded […]

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Kenya PM Says Nairobi Blast Was Terrorist Act

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says a blast in central Nairobi on Monday was an act of terrorism, contradicting police who blamed the explosion on an electrical fault. Speaking at the blast site a few hours the explosion occurred, Mr. Odinga said Kenya is “under threat” but will “not be cowed.” The explosion Monday injured […]

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Kenya Police Say Blast Caused by Electrical Fault

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya’s capital say a large blast that injured at least 27 people Monday was probably caused by an electrical malfunction. Kenya has been hit by a string of grenade attacks that authorities blame on the Somali militant group al-Shabab and its sympathizers. However, Police Commissioner Matthew Iteere told reporters that Monday’s blast was […]

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Several Injured in Nairobi Explosion

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A loud explosion has rocked the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, causing a fire and injuring several people. The blast went off about 1:10 p.m. local time Monday in a central business district near Mt. Kenya University. Fire and rescue crews rushed to the scene. There was no immediate word on what caused the explosion. Kenya has […]

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