Twin explosions rock Kenyan city of Mombasa killing three, wounding many

Three people have been killed and several wounded in two explosions in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, police say. In the deadliest attack, a grenade .....

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‘Dinner with Champions’ tradition at Boston marathon

As the Kenyan elite runners make their way to Boston, many look forward to interacting with their compatriots based in the US and Canada during the ‘Dinner with Champions’ party. They look forward to taking a break from their daily routine to settle down and enjoy a specially made meal of

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Radical Muslim Leader Abubakar Shariff Ahmed Shot Dead In Kenya

A radical Islamic leader who had been sanctioned by the United States and the United Nations for supporting an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group was assassinated late Tuesday, his lawyer and officials said. The killing by unknown gunmen came as the Kenyan government announced it had begun an operation to stop a

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Blow for President Uhuru Kenyatta as ICC rejects bid to stop trial

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s request to be acquitted of crimes against humanity suffered a major setback Monday after judges threw it out. Instead, they said his trial should open on October 7, 2014 and also ordered the government to release his financial records to International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Ms Bensouda had

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Problem of homosexuality is as serious as terrorism, says Duale

Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale has described homosexuality as a problem in Kenya on the same scale as terrorism and suggested it should be handled the same way. But he said it is a social problem and religious leaders should first preach against it. Mr Duale also resisted a

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President Salva Kiir’s son arrested in Nairobi for assaulting a family member

South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s son was arrested in Nairobi for assaulting a family member while drunk. He was, however, released from custody by police on Friday without being charged. Nairobi county police commander Benson Kibue said that the suspect  became violent prompting the family to inform the police.  His mother, South Sudan’s

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Muslim preacher Sheikh Abubakar to be paid Sh670,000

Muslim preacher Sheikh Abubakar Shariff Abubakar alias Makaburi, whose outspoken support for Al Shabaab and justification of the Westgate attack has earned him notoriety, was Wednesday awarded Sh670,000 in damages for unlawful detention of his property. Mombasa High Court judge Maureen Odero said the cleric should be paid after his property

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Father smashes 4 month old son to death

When a close relative picked him up and placed him on his lap that fateful Monday morning, baby Calvin Mbugua snuggled closer. He played joyfully as the relative started changing his soiled diapers. Though aged only four months, the baby not only recognised the man but was also drawn by the

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Wife recalls last talk with husband who died in the Likoni church attack

On Sunday morning, her husband had told her they would have to go shopping for the children after church as he was due to go on a long journey. These were the last words Mrs Florence Ochieng’ said she heard from her husband, who died in the Likoni church attack. Mr Bernard

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Kenyan Musician Habida To Work With Tyler Perry

Fresh from signing a publishing deal with South Africa’s Gallo Records, songstress Habida is also taking her acting career to new heights. Apparently, She is set to appear in a new TV series by Insignia. “I am shooting my first series with a production company called insignia run by Phillip Bresson.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Seeks US Help To Fight Terrorism

The United States of America will support the Kenyan Government to protect and secure its porous borders in the fight against terror. Speaking to the Nation in Mombasa, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec said the atrocities committed by the al-Shabaab in the country were a serious security threat that would

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Geoffrey Mogere, caregiver in the US arrested for stealing more than $10,000 in cash from his patient

Dunwoody police arrested a man on charges of stealing more than $10,000 in cash from the bank account of a patient who had hired him... Full story 0 comments

Victims of Rwanda’s genocide still pressing for justice

In an almost empty courtroom in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Mr Leon Mugesera stands trial, accused of whipping up a storm of violence against the ethnic... Full story 0 comments

Police detonate bomb found near Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate

Bomb disposal experts have detonated an explosive device that had been buried in the ground outside a residential area at Mlango Kubwa near Nairobi’s Eastleigh... Full story 0 comments

Thousands fail to register for national examinations due to a computer glitch

Thousands of candidates may miss Monday’s deadline to register for this year’s national examinations due to a computer glitch. More than one million candidates are expected... Full story 0 comments

Refugees in urban areas to get free transport

Refugees living in urban areas have been offered free transport back to camps. The government has directed that all refugees must be confined to the camps. Acting... Full story 0 comments

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Ugali Recipe

Known as ugali in Kenya and Tanzania, this starchy, polenta-like side dish goes by different names in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi and Zambia it is ... Full story

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From a Whisper

From a Whisper is a Kenyan drama film written and directed by African Movie Academy Award winner Wanuri Kahiu. The film received 12 nominations and ... Full story

History

Independence

The first direct elections for Africans to the Legislative Council took place in 1957. Despite British hopes of handing power to "moderate" African rivals, it ... Full story

Culture

Cuisine

Kenyans generally have three meals in a day – breakfast in the morning (kiamsha kinywa), lunch after noon (chakula cha mchana) and supper in the ... Full story

Tourism

Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 11,747 square kilometres. Opened in April 1948, it is located ... Full story

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Wundanyi

Wundanyi is a town lying in the Taita Hills of southern Kenya, about 20 km west of Voi and about 4 km northeast of Ngerenyi. ... Full story

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University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi (UON) is the largest university in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution goes back to 1956, it did not ... Full story

Languages of Kenya

Swahili language or Kiswahili

The Swahili language, or Kiswahili, is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of the Mozambique Channel coastline from ... Full story

Kenya Wildlife

Flora and Fuana

The vegetation and animal life of Kenya reflect the variety of its topography and climate. In the coastal region coconut trees flourish, with occasional mangrove ... Full story

Freedom Heroes

Ronald Gideon Ngala

Ronald Gideon Ngala (1923–1972) was a Kenyan politician and statesman who was the leader of the Kenya African Democratic Union political party from its creation ... Full story

Kenya Festivals

Mombasa Carnival

Mombasa carnival is the most popular festival in Kenya which celebrates the traditions and ethnicity of tribes in Kenya. This vibrant festival is held in ... Full story

List Of Famous Kenya Actors

Angel Wainaina

Angela "Angel" Wainaina (1983 – 28 January 2009) was a Kenyan actress, radio presenter and rapper. LifeWainaina was born 1983 in Kawangware, a slum of Nairobi, ... Full story

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Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 must have ended in a crash in a remote part of the Indian Ocean

The Malaysian authorities released new details on Tuesday to buttress their conclusion that Fight 370 must have ended in a crash in a remote part ... Full story

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MARTIN BUREAU Paris' Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, on April 2, 2014 at the Parc-des-Prin
MARTIN BUREAU Paris' Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, on April 2, 2014 at the Parc-des-Prin

Javier Pastore strike puts PSG in control against Chelsea

An early Ezequiel Lavezzi strike and a David Luiz own goal either side of an Eden Hazard penalty for Chelsea had looked set to give ... Full story

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Orie Rogo manduli (right) with her daughter Elizabeth Rogo (centre) and a member of her bridal party moments before her wedding at All Saints Cathedral on March 29, 2014.
Orie Rogo manduli (right) with her daughter Elizabeth Rogo (centre) and a member of her bridal party moments before her wedding at All Saints Cathedral on March 29, 2014.

Orie Rogo-Manduli shines and dazzles during the wedding of her daughter Elizabeth Rogo

The wedding colour scheme was silver and fuschia. To complete the bridal picture, Elizabeth carried a fuchsia bouquet while the bridal party, who wore long, ... Full story

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Omar Gonzalez 'who stormed White House' got past 5 rings of security including SWAT Video

Determined: Omar Gonzalez, 42, managed to get past five rings of security to reach the White House The homeless Iraq veteran who jumped over the White ...

Just eight lives left then! Moment entire hotel collapses following fire... and cat strolls out of rubble completely unharmed (but a bit wet) 

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Prisoner stuffed bed with pillows so he could escape from open prison

Prisoner stuffed his bed with pillows to fool guards he was in bed fast asleepHe then escaped and committed an aggravated burglary with an accompliceThe ...

Huge turn-out for funeral of much loved grandmother who was beheaded outside London home 

Around 150 people gathered to say goodbye to Palmira Silva, 82Funeral cortege stopped at the cafe grandmother ran with her family Mother-of-two died after she was allegedly attacked ...

Julie Roberts' hospitalised TWICE by spider bite releases pictures of injuries 

Julie Roberts believes she was bitten by a spider at a friend's barbecue Developed a two-inch blister and began to feel unwell so went to hospital Doctors ...

Police trying to contact nearly 40 children whose pictures were found on the phone of a maths teacher who has been charged with sexual assault 

Police ramp up investigation against 66-year-old Quy Huy HoangThe Vietnamese maths tutor is charged with sexually assaulting six underage clientsThe search is on for up ...

Two men and a woman charged over 'vicious' attack on Philadelphia gay couple after internet users helped police track them down on social media 

Police posted video of the well-dressed suspects out on the town that nightSeveral of the approximately 12 men and women in group met with policePhilip ...

Trinity Mirror pays compensation to celebrities over 'phone hacking'

Company settles six claims made by figures such as Sven-Goran ErikssonWill pay actor Christopher Eccleston and ex-Beckham nanny Abbie GibsonOthers are ex-footballer Garry Flitcroft, agent ...

'This should be fun': Jeremy Paxman heads to Channel 4 to host election night coverage after quitting BBC's flagship current affairs show Newsnight

The 64-year-old former Newsnight host has been signed by rival Channel 4 He will anchor its coverage on election night on Thursday 7 May next yearPaxman ...

Young kite is passed a vole by its mother in amazing mid-air acrobatic manoeuvre 

Soaring through the air, a hungry white-tailed kite prepares to snatch a vole from his mother's claws. The incredible mid-air takeaway was captured by Malaysian photographer ...