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4 Killed on Gun Attack on Restaurant in Eastern Kenya

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four people were killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant in Garissa in eastern Kenya Wednesday. No one has claimed responsibility for the shootings. But al-Shabab Islamic militants have threatened to carry out attacks in Kenya in response to Kenyan military involvement in neighboring Somalia. Garissa has been […]

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Kenyan Authorities Seize 2 Tons of Ivory

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities have seized two tons of ivory at the port of Mombasa worth more than $1 million. Officials say the illegal shipment was in a container bound for Indonesia with documents identifying it as “decorative stones.” The officials tell Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper that the agent who cleared the shipment for export has been […]

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:$107,000 Bonus for Kenyan MP’s Rejected

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s president has vetoed legislation that would have given members of parliament $107,000 send-off bonuses. President Mwai Kibaki on Saturday ordered the country’s attorney general to redraft the measure to ensure that it is compliant with the constitution. Under Kenya’s constitution, civil servants’ pay is regulated by a Salaries and Remunerations Commission. Members of the […]

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80 Witnesses Planned in Kenya Violence Trials

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors are planning to call dozens of witnesses in their cases against four well-known Kenyans accused of organizing deadly post-election violence in 2008. The four Kenyans include Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who is running for president in Kenya’s March 4 elections, and Mr. Kenyatta’s running mate William Ruto. In documents […]

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Kenya MPs Vote Themselves Huge Bonuses

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan lawmakers have voted to give themselves send-off bonuses of nearly $110,000 each — a payment that would take an average Kenyan worker more than 60 years to earn. The 222-member parliament approved the payoff in a late night session on Wednesday but the vote did not become public until Thursday. In addition to the […]

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11 Killed in Kenyan Reprisal Attack

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least 11 people have been killed in a fresh attack in Kenya’s Tana River region, where months of tribal unrest has resulted in intermittent fighting. Authorities say Thursday’s attack on the Pokomo community in Kibisu was a retaliatory act that also injured several people. It comes a day after Pokomo raiders attacked an Orma […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. One local youth says members of […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. Another nine people were injured. Intermittent […]

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Sexual Abuse of Kenyan Girls Increasing

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A new report by the United Nations Children’s Agency says violence against girls in Kenya is on the rise, with many experiencing sexual abuse by strangers. Madhavi Ashok, the deputy representative of UNICEF Kenya, told VOA News that children are particularly vulnerable in their own communities, noting that many suffer attacks while they are walking […]

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Death Toll Rises in Kenya Tribal Attacks

Posted December 22nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kenya say the death toll from new tribal clashes in the southeastern Tana River region has risen to 45. A local police official says the clashes started before dawn Friday, when a group of ethnic Pokomo, armed with spears and firearms, raided a village belonging to the Orma people. The Kenya Red Cross […]

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