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Blasts in Kenyan Capital Wound Police Officer

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Kenya say two explosions have occurred in a residential area of the capital, Nairobi, wounding a policeman. Police say the blasts happened near one another in Eastleigh district a short time apart. Authorities also say they believe the first blast was intended to lure onlookers and the second explosion was meant to harm […]

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Kenyan President Rejects Lawmakers Bonuses

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has blocked an attempt by lawmakers to grant themselves bonuses of $110,000 each. Mr. Kibaki said in a statement that he will not sign into law a bill that would have granted the added pay to all 222 members of parliament before they step down ahead of general elections in March. […]

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Kenya to See First Presidential Debates

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan media outlets have organized the country’s first-ever live presidential debates, with the first one scheduled to air next month. Debate organizers say the November 26 debate will be broadcast by eight television stations and 32 radio stations, in addition to being streamed on the Internet. Further debates are set for January 14 and February […]

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UK Court Says Kenyans Can Sue Britain for Colonial-Era Abuses

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Britain has ruled that three elderly Kenyans can proceed with their suit against the British government for alleged torture during the anti-colonial Mau Mau rebellion. The three Kenyans, now in their 70s and 80s, say they were beaten and sexually assaulted by British colonial officers trying to suppress the rebellion during the […]

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Kenya Church Grenade Attack Kills Child, 2 Policemen Shot Dead

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a church in the capital, Nairobi, Sunday killed a nine-year-old boy and wounded three other children. Police chief Moses Ombati says he believes sympathizers of al-Shabab Islamic militants were responsible. Police say the children were at a Sunday school service at Saint Polycarp Church in Nairobi when someone […]

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Kenya Church Grenade Attack Kills Child, Wounds Others

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a church in the capital, Nairobi, killed a nine-year-old boy and wounded three other children on Sunday. Police chief Moses Ombati says he believes the attack is tied to sympathizers of al-Shabab militants in Somalia. On Friday, Kenyan forces battling al-Shabab in Somalia pushed into Port Kismayo, forcing […]

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Kenya Church Grenade Attack Kills Child, Wounds Others

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a grenade attack at a church in the capital, Nairobi, killed a nine-year-old boy and wounded three other children on Sunday. Police chief Moses Ombati says he believes the attack is tied to sympathizers of al-Shabab militants in Somalia. On Friday, Kenyan forces battling al-Shabab in Somalia pushed into Port Kismayo, forcing […]

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1 Child Killed, 3 Wounded in Kenya Church Attack

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities say a hand grenade has ripped through a church in the capital, Nairobi, killing one child and wounding three others. Police say the attack appeared to target a Sunday school class for children. There has been no claim of responsibility for Sunday’s attack on the St. Polycarp church on the outskirts of Nairobi. […]

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3 Children Wounded in Kenya Church Attack

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police say a hand grenade has ripped through a church in the capital, Nairobi, wounding three children. Unconfirmed reports say one child later died after Sunday’s attack. Similar deadly attacks against churchgoers have taken place in Kenya on recent Sundays. There have been no claims of responsibility for the attacks. However, authorities say the […]

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Kenyan Military: Al-Shabab Armory Destroyed in Key Somalia Town

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan army says it has destroyed key facilities belonging to al-Shabab militants in the Somali port city Kismayo, the group’s largest remaining stronghold. Army spokesman Cyrus Oguna told VOA Kenyan jets destroyed two sites at an al-Shabab airport on Tuesday. “One was a warehouse where al-Shabab has been keeping weapons. The other one was […]

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