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Kenya to Investigate Alleged PM Assassination Plot

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s chief prosecutor says police are beginning an investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko told VOA the allegations made by member of parliament, — ODM Whip Jakoyo Midiwo — are “very serious” and pledged to carry out justice if they found to be true. […]

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Kenyan Coast Explosions Kill 1, Wound Dozens

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two almost simultaneous grenade attacks in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and a nearby small town late Saturday killed one person and wounded at least 24 others. Officials say unidentified attackers threw a grenade at a Christian religious gathering in Mtwapa, a town north of Mombasa, killing a woman and wounding 10 people. In […]

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Kenyan Coast Explosions Kill 1

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two almost simultaneous grenade attacks in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and a nearby small town late Saturday killed one person and wounded at least 24 others. Officials say unidentified attackers threw a grenade at a Christian religious gathering in Mtwapa, a town north of Mombasa, killing a woman and wounding more than 20 […]

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President: Kenya Strikes Oil For First Time

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki says oil has been discovered in his country for the first time, but he cautions it will take years to begin production. President Kibaki announced Monday the oil was discovered in the northwestern Turkana region over the weekend. He called the find a “major breakthrough in oil exploration” and added it […]

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Kenyan Health Workers Back at Work After Strike

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan public health workers have ended a work stoppage that had prompted the government to dismiss some 25,000 of them. A top official in Kenya’s civil servants union, Thomas Odege, told VOA Tuesday the health workers, many of them nurses, were back at work Tuesday while unions continued negotiations for a pay raise and other […]

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Kenya Releases Suspects in Grenade Attacks

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police have released four people arrested in connection with deadly grenade attacks blamed on the Somali militant group, al-Shabab. Lawyers for the suspects say the four were questioned about their involvement in the bombings and released on Monday. They say the men were asked to report to police again on Tuesday. Those arrested included […]

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Kenyan Officials Arrest Four Over Grenade Attacks

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say they have arrested four people in connection with deadly grenade attacks in Nairobi blamed on the Somali militant group al-Shabab. Officials said Monday they had arrested Slyvester Opiyo and three teenagers and brought them in for questioning. Opiyo was previously arrested in December on suspicion of having links to al-Shabab. Officials accuse […]

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Kenyan Officials Blame Somali Militants For Deadly Attack

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities say they suspect Somali al-Shabab militants are behind a grenade attack in the capital, Nairobi that killed at least six people and wounded more than 60. Internal Security Minister George Saitoti raised the casualty toll on Sunday. Officials accuse the al-Qaida sympathizers of hurling grenades at the outdoor terminal of a major bus […]

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Al-Shabab – Kenya Timeline

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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REcent Alleged Al-Shabab violence in Kenya and police/military response: October 16, 2011: Kenyan troops are deployed into Somalia following high profile kidnappings. Kenya blames al-Shabab for crimes and says the troop deployment is for self-defense. October 24, 2011: Al-Shabab stages two grenade attacks in Nairobi. 14 people are injured at a nightclub; 1 person is […]

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Kenyan Officials Blame Shabab Militants For Deadly Attack

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say al-Shabab militants are responsible for a grenade attack in the capital of Nairobi that killed at least four people and injured about 40 others. Officials accuse the Al-Qaida sympathizers of hurling grenades at the outdoor terminal of a major bus station Saturday. Deputy Police Spokesman Charles Owino quotes witnesses as saying the […]

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