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We have started to collect the most important news related to Kenya in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Kenya: news

Kenya tech city building begins

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 14:05

Kenya's president launches a $14.5bn (£9.1bn) project to build a new city intended as an IT business hub, dubbed "Africa's Silicon Savannah".
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Deadly shooting in eastern Kenya

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 20:21
related places: Garissa

At least five people have been killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Garissa in eastern Kenya, police say.
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Kenya seizes illegal ivory haul

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 13:47
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Mombasa

Officials in the Kenyan port of Mombasa seize more than 600 ivory pieces worth an estimated $1m (£700,000), destined for Indonesia.
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VIDEO: African elephant extinction fears

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 19:13

The Kenyan government has warned that an increase in poaching is edging the African elephant closer to extinction.
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UK special PC shot dead in Kenya

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man killed in Kenya on Saturday was a special constable with the Metropolitan Police, the force says.
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Kenya's digital TV switch halted

Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:14

Kenya's high court orders that the date for the switch-off of the analogue television signal be delayed, preferably until after March's election.
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Kenyan MPs in repeat bonus vote

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 18:13

MPs in Kenya vote themselves a $107,000 retirement bonus, in the hope of avoiding a presidential veto which killed a previous attempt.
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Deadly 'revenge' raid in Kenya

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 7:54

At least 10 people have been killed in a dawn raid in south-eastern Kenya in what officials say is a revenge attack.
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VIDEO: Poaching fears rise in Kenya

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 14:12

Kenya's Wildlife Service is hunting poachers who killed a family of 11 elephants.
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Kenya elephant family slaughtered

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:18

Kenya's Wildlife Service says it is pursuing a 10-strong gang of ivory poachers suspected of killing an entire family of 11 elephants.
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Kenya 'fake police' suspensions

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:00

Three top Kenyan policemen are suspended over the case of a man who allegedly pretended to be an assistant police commissioner for five years.
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VIDEO: Somali refugees begin to return home

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 13:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali refugees living in Kenya have begun to return home.
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Kenya 'fake police chief' charged

Friday, January 4th 2013, 9:58

A Kenyan man is charged after allegedly pretending to be an assistant commissioner of police for five years - during which time he reportedly sacked and recruited police officers.
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VIDEO: Scores die in Kenya 'revenge attack'

Friday, December 21st 2012, 18:51

At least 39 people have been killed in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district of Kenya's Coast province, police say.
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Dozens killed in Kenya clashes

Friday, December 21st 2012, 15:36

At least 39 people have been killed in fresh clashes between rival communities in southern Kenya, police say, stoking fears of election violence.
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Kenya restricts Somali refugees

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Thousands of Somali refugees in Kenya are ordered to leave urban areas and return to remote, overcrowded camps, following a spate of grenade attacks.
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Nairobi hit by grenade attack

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

At least one person has been injured after grenades were thrown in a predominantly Somali district of the Kenya capital Nairobi.
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Blast hits Nairobi's Somali area

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 8:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

The death toll in Friday's blast near a mosque in a predominantly Somali area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi rises to five, police say.
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Deadly blast in Kenyan capital

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:19
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

One person is killed and eight others are wounded when a roadside bomb explodes in a mainly Somali district of Kenya's capital Nairobi, police say.
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Indicted Kenyans confirm alliance

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:57

Two former bitter political rivals in Kenya facing trial at the ICC, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, confirm their alliance for next year's election.
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Mau Mau massacre papers revealed

Friday, November 30th 2012, 3:01

The fullest account yet of a massacre which took place during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya in the 1950s has emerged in Foreign Office documents.
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Indicted Kenyans seek alliance

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 14:32

Two former bitter political rivals in Kenya facing trial at the ICC, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, are negotiating to form an alliance for next year's election, they say.
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Kenya army 'rampage' over deaths

Monday, November 19th 2012, 17:07
related places: Garissa

Scores of Kenyan troops go on the rampage in the eastern town of Garissa, beating residents, after three soldiers are shot dead.
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Kenya blast sparks Somali attacks

Monday, November 19th 2012, 13:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police fire tear gas to disperse rival groups of youths in the capital, Nairobi, after a grenade blast kills at least seven people.
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VIDEO: Nairobi minibus 'hit by grenade'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

Six people die in an explosion on a crowded minibus in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after a spate of attacks blamed on Somali militants.
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Nairobi minibus 'hit by grenade'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 3:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

Six people die in an explosion on a crowded minibus in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after a spate of attacks blamed on Somali militants.
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Kenya army to aid ambushed police

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 11:11
related places: Samburu

Kenya's military is ordered to deploy to the north-western Samburu region following a deadly ambush on police officers by cattle rustlers.
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New fast train arrives in Nairobi

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 15:43
related places: Nairobi

A new commuter train is launched in Kenya's capital, Nairobi - the first of its kind since independence.
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More Kenyan police bodies found

Monday, November 12th 2012, 16:49

At least 42 officers were killed in an ambush by cattle rustlers, officials say - the most deadly attack on police since independence.
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VIDEO: Kenya cautious over Chinese funds

Monday, November 12th 2012, 3:53
related countries: China China

Kenya joins a growing list of African countries that are getting more cautious about investment from China.
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Kenya police die in bandit attack

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 23:34

Four police officers die during an attack carried out by bandits in Kenya's Samburu County as they attempt to recover stolen livestock.
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Kenyan bid to ban bride payments

Friday, November 9th 2012, 17:26

Kenya's government backs a controversial new marriage bill, which bans bride-price payments, legalises polygamy and considers couples co-habiting for more than six months to be legally wed.
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Kenya twins named Barack and Mitt

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

A Kenyan mother names her new-born twins after US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: Obama's granny does victory dance

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 11:07
related countries: United States United States

Sarah Obama, the US president's step-grandmother, leads people in the western Kenyan village of Kogelo in a victory dance celebrating Barack Obama's re-election.
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Deadly church attack hits Kenya

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:31

A policeman is killed and 11 people are injured in a grenade attack on a church in eastern Kenya, officials say.
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Kenyans in diplomat murder charge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Three Kenyans are charged with the murder of Venezuela's acting ambassador to Kenya, three months after the embassy's first secretary was charged.
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Uganda delays mobile switch-off

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 14:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda says it plans to switch off counterfeit mobile phones on 1 July 2013 following a similar move by Kenya.
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Anger at Kenya drive-by shooting

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:42
related places: Kisumu

Kenyan politician Shem Kwega is killed and his wife wounded in a drive-by shooting in the western city of Kisumu, prompting street protests.
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VIDEO: ICC chief voices Kenya fears

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 19:47

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has met some of those who suffered violence and lost relatives in unrest linked to Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election.
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Kenya restricts 'hate' texting

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:47

Kenya's political parties have been banned from sending any bulk text messages during campaigning for next year's election without the approval of state regulators.
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Kenya runner assault case dropped

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 11:18

Assault charges against Kenya's Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi are dropped after his accuser withdraws her case.
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