‘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 .....

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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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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Lupita, Adongo To Lead Boston Marathon Fete

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is set to lead Kenyans in this year’s marathon celebrations in Boston. The former PM said he was also invited to a dinner hosted by the Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in honour of Kenyan athletes who have won the Boston marathon over the years. Mr Odinga also

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

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Victims of Rwanda’s genocide still pressing for justice

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Police detonate bomb found near Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate

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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

Articles

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

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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

World news

Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines
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

Entertainment news

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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Boston Kenyan Festival

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Dinner with Champions

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English pupils 'are the worst behaved in the world': Even top-rated schools are blighted by classroom chaos, study says

Government and Ofsted underestimate lack of discipline, says studyPoor parenting and reluctance to expel pupils blamed for problemNearly one in three pupils say there are ...

'His mind was his life': Moving photographs chart one family's struggle to come to terms with beloved grandfather's Alzheimer's disease

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House asking prices hit a new high with sellers demanding on average 2.6 per cent more than last month's record £255,962

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