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VIDEO: 'Khat is no drug' - Kenyan farmers

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Parliamentarians in Kenya say they want the United Kingdom to reverse its decision to ban the herbal stimulant khat, reports the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.
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Saudi princess 'enslaved' Kenyan

Friday, July 12th 2013, 2:21
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A woman described as a Saudi princess is arrested in California and accused of human trafficking after a Kenyan woman allegedly escaped from her home.
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Kenyan prisoners take the law into their own hands

Friday, July 12th 2013, 0:12

Kenyan prisoners teach themselves law to win freedom
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Kenya detains 1,000 'young drinkers'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 13:27

More than 1,000 under-age drinkers were arrested in Kenya's capital over the weekend, police say, amid reports of students drinking during the teachers' strike.
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Leak reveals Somali-Kenya rift

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somalia's UN-backed government has accused Kenyan troops - its supposed allies - of causing factional fighting in the key port of Kismayo, an accidentally leaked letter reveals.
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Kenya seizes poached elephant ivory

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 18:44
related places: Mombasa

Poached elephant ivory "disguised" as sun-dried fish has been seized in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, officials say.
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Grenade attack in Kenya kills 15

Monday, June 24th 2013, 3:11
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

A grenade attack kills at least 15 people in the north-east of Kenya, close to the borders of Somalia and Ethiopia.
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Kenyatta trial moved to November

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 11:06

The International Criminal Court (ICC) pushes back the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to 12 November.
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Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 15:07

The International Criminal Court rules Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto only needs to be "physically present" at key sessions of his trial.
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Kenyan MPs 'agree to lower salaries'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 17:10

Kenya's MPs agree to drop their annual salary by nearly 40%, from $120,000 to $75,000, following a public outcry, a government-appointed body says.
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Kenya children killed in ambush

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Six people, including two schoolchildren, are killed in an ambush near Kenya's border with Somalia, Kenyan police say.
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Modem to improve African net access

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 13:25

A rugged modem that can shift between different connectivity technologies is being launched by Kenyan tech giant Ushahidi
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Mau Mau abuse victims to get payouts

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 15:54

Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising will receive payouts totalling £20m, as the UK expresses regret for the abuses.
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ICC delays Ruto and Gbagbo cases

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 23:03

The International Criminal Court delays the cases of Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto and former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo.
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Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:46

Retracing Woolwich suspect's steps in Kenya
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VIDEO: Kenyan isle where Adebolajo arrested

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 7:22

More details have emerged about the time Michael Adebolajo spent in Kenya before his arrest there in 2010.
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Kenya MPs vote in favour of pay rise

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:51

Kenyan MPs, already among the highest paid in the world, vote to raise their salaries in defiance of proposed pay cuts.
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Woolwich suspect was held in Kenya

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Woolwich

One of the two men held on suspicion of killing a soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Somali militants launch Kenya raid

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least six people are killed in an attack by Somali militants on police posts over the Kenyan border, Kenya's police say.
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Kenya leaders named in truth report

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:19

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are named in connection with post-election violence in a long-awaited report investigating human rights abuses.
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Kenya sets up anti-doping centre

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:28
related places: Eldoret

Kenya sets up an anti-doping centre in the north-western town of Eldoret, the home of the country's distance running training camp.
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Pig protest over Kenyan MPs' pay

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 12:39

Protesters in Kenya release a pig and about a dozen piglets outside parliament to show their anger at newly elected MPs demanding higher salaries.
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VIDEO: Kenyatta denies ICC charges

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 3:45

Kenya's new president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has denied charges of crimes against humanity and claimed that he will be vindicated when he stands trial at the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Patients escape psychiatric hospital

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 1:58
related places: Mathari, Nairobi

A search is underway for a group of mentally ill patients who escaped from the Mathari psychiatric Hospital in Nairobi after overpowering guards, police say.
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Mass Kenya mental hospital breakout

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:01
related places: Nairobi

Kenyan police seek about 30 mentally ill patients who escaped from Nairobi's Mathari Mental Hospital after overpowering guards.
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Kenya asks UN to halt ICC charges

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 16:41

Kenya asks the UN Security Council to halt the ICC trials of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy in the interests of "peace and security".
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Kenya Catholics oppose condom advert

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:44

Kenya's Roman Catholic Church condemns a Catholic group for an advertising campaign promoting condom use to curb the spread of HIV.
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Iranians jailed for life in Kenya

Monday, May 6th 2013, 13:58

Two Iranians are sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court following their conviction on terrorism-related charges.
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Indicted Kenyan leader to meet UK PM

Monday, May 6th 2013, 13:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Kenya's President and ICC indictee Uhuru Kenyatta will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron during a three-day official visit to London, his office says.
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Friday, May 3rd 2013, 16:39

A long-awaited report investigating violence and human rights abuses in Kenya will recommend some prosecutions, one of its authors tells the BBC.
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Iranians guilty of Kenya terror plot

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 15:54
related countries: Iran Iran

A Kenyan court finds two Iranian nationals guilty of obtaining explosives with the aim to attack Western targets in the East African nation.
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Kenyan bomb detectors 'not fake'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 13:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kenyan police seek to reassure the public that their bomb and drug detectors work, following the conviction of a British businessman for selling fake devices.
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Eight killed in Kenya gun attack

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 21:41
related places: Garissa

At least eight people are killed in an attack on a hotel by a group of armed men in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa.
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VIDEO: On the trail of rare Kenyan antelope

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:00

The future of Kenya's Mountain Bongo antelopes is under severe threat. The species is hunted for its striking reddish-brown coat and there are now about 100 of them in the wild.
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Kenya children buried in landslide

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:00

Two children are trapped after a landslide buried their house following heavy rains in western Kenya, the police tell the BBC.
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Kenyan runner tells of Boston escape

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:26

Kenya's 2012 winner of the Boston Marathon Wesley Korir, who came 5th this year, tells the BBC of his fear after hearing of the deadly blasts.
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VIDEO: ‘Rubbish’ cooker brings benefits in Kenya

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 15:30

A community cooker heated by burning rubbish is helping to improve lives in a town in Kenya.
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VIDEO: Colourful inauguration for Kenyatta

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:28

Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya's new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga.
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Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya president

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 13:07
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC, is sworn in as Kenya's new president, witnessed by dignitaries and tens of thousands of people.
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VIDEO: Kenya's lions under threat

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 9:55

Conservationists fear Kenya's lion population could soon die out as humans encroach further into their territory.
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VIDEO: Kenya prepares for inauguration

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 6:13

Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in as Kenya's new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga.
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VIDEO: Kenyatta vows to serve all Kenyans

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 9:01

The man confirmed as the winner of Kenya's presidential election, Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed that his government will work to serve all the country's people without discrimination.
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Odinga vows peaceful Kenya struggle

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 6:41

Defeated Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga vows to seek peaceful ways to end a row over poll results, after the Supreme Court rejects his appeal.
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