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Two accomplices in Nairobi’s Westgate attack jailed for 33 and 18 years

AFPTwo men convicted for conspiring with the al-Shabaab militants in the 2013 attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall that killed 67 people, handed to 33 and 18 years prison terms respectively.Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa, both 31, were...

Court convicts 2 men for roles in 2013 Kenya shopping mall attack

AFPA Kenyan court found two men guilty on Wednesday for their part in aiding Al-Shabaab gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall in Nairobi in 2013, killing 67 people.After a trial that began in January 2014, Magistrate Francis Andayi found...

Woman 62, to spend 35 years in jail for violent robbery

A 62-year-old female carjacker, will spend the next 35 years behind bars after being convicted of robbery with violence by a Law Court in Loitoktok, Kenya.According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Joyce Wairimu Kariuki...

Swarms of locusts devastate parts of Kenya

The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts.Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019,...

Kenya rejects G20 debt relief initiative over restrictive terms

Kenya will not seek a suspension of debt payments under a G20 initiative aimed at helping poor countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, its finance minister said on Friday, saying the terms of the deal were too restrictive.Minister Ukur Yatani...

About 200 killed by floods in Kenya, thousands evacuated from risk areas

Floods and landslides have killed nearly 200 in Kenya, displaced 100,000 and strained critical infrastructure, with unprecedentedly high water levels at two dams forcing the evacuation of villagers at risk, officials said on Wednesday.The heavy rain, which accelerated in...

Hundreds injured in a stampede over food aid in Kenyan slum (with more pictures)

Thousands of people surged for food aid in a brief stampede Friday in Kenya’s capital, desperate for help as coronavirus restrictions keep them from making a living. Police fired tear gas and injured several people, witnesses said.Residents of Nairobi’s...

Uhuru Kenyatta warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

Kenya's president said Wednesday that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.On a visit to Washington, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was "very...

Kenyatta says anti-graft agency can investigate his own family

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has tried to prove his corruption busting credentials by insisting that the current anti-graft drive could include members of his family."We have begun to tackle corruption regardless of who you are... even if you're my...

Trump receives Kenyan president at the White House

President Donald Trump on Monday received president Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at the White House, where the two leaders talked trade, security — and Trump’s accomplishments.Trump hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya is emerging from a period of election...
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