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1 Killed in Nairobi Blast Ahead of Clinton Visit

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion in Kenya’s capital Friday killed one person, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit the city. A VOA reporter says the blast was the result of a failed grenade attack outside the gates of a Kenya Air Force base. A witness said the attacker tried to throw […]

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At Least 1 Killed in Nairobi Blast Ahead of Clinton Visit

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion in Kenya’s capital has killed at least one person, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to visit the city. A VOA reporter in Nairobi says the explosion occurred in the neighborhood of Eastleigh, an area where many Somali immigrants live. He says the explosion was apparently the result […]

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Funding Crisis Threatens World’s Largest Refugee Camp

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Several international aid groups working in Kenya are warning that a critical funding shortage is threatening tens of thousands of lives at the world’s largest refugee camp. The group of eight aid agencies, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said in a statement that $25 million is needed to continue providing assistance to the 465,000 […]

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Kenyan Hate Speech Case Tests Limits of Free Speech

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The acting head of Kenya’s human rights commission says his agency is committed to protecting freedom of speech, as long as it does not come at the expense of other Kenyans. The comments of Samuel Tororei come as three Kenyan musicians await trial after being charged with hate speech for songs that authorities say intended […]

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Prominent Kenyans to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Four prominent Kenyans will go on trial in April of next year to face charges they organized the country’s deadly 2008 post-election violence. The International Criminal Court said Monday that the trial of former cabinet member William Ruto and radio executive Joshua Arap Sang will begin on April 10. The trial of Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Kenyan Leaders to Stand Trial at ICC in April

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has announced four prominent Kenyans will go on trial for inciting post-election violence in April next year. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, lawmaker William Ruto, former civil service chief Francis Muthaura and radio executive Joshua arap Sang face charges of crimes against humanity. The four are accused of helping to organize […]

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Official: Kenya Muslims Offering to Protect Christian Churches

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A leading member of Kenya’s Inter-Religious Council says Muslim leaders are offering to protect Christian churches following deadly attacks on Sunday. In an interview with VOA , Mustafa Ali welcomed the gesture, which he described as “unprecedented.” “The Muslim leaderships in the country, particularly in northeastern Kenya, are saying that they are offering Muslims themselves […]

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Kenyan Musicians Charged With Hate Speech

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Three Kenyan musicians have been charged with hate speech under laws adopted following the country’s post-election violence in 2008. Kamande wa Kioi, Muigai Wa Njoroge and John DeMathew appeared in a Nairobi court Wednesday to answer charges that their songs were intended to cause hatred and hostility between Kenya’s Kikuyu and Luo ethnic groups. The […]

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Kenyan PM Condemns Church Attacks

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has condemned Sunday’s deadly attacks on two churches in the eastern town of Garissa. Mr. Odinga visited Garissa Monday along with Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and other officials. Speaking to reporters, he said the attacks were designed to spark conflict between Muslims and Christians. “Churches are being attacked and […]

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4 Aid Workers Kidnapped in Kenya Freed in Dramatic Rescue

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Four international aid workers kidnapped in Kenya are now free and headed home, following a dramatic rescue by security forces inside Somalia. The hostages were rescued on Monday during a joint operation by Kenyan and Somali military forces, three days after being captured. A Somali police official told VOA the four were discovered after a […]

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