Kenya

  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism 5 days ago

    Kampala: Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his business. For two weeks in August he...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • BJP to open overseas office in Kenya, other African nations September 7, 2014

    Nairobi: Spreading its wings across the African continent where it did not have much of a presence till now, India's ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be opening an overseas office in Kenya's capital Nairobi in the next fortnight. The party also has plans to launch offices in some other East...
  • Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official July 22, 2014

    Nairobi: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a one-year suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being...
  • Silas Kiplagat shocks world champ Kiprop in sizzling 1,500m July 19, 2014

    Kenyan Silas Kiplagat shocked compatriot Asbel Kiprop to become the fourth-fastest 1,500 metres runner of all time at a sizzling Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. Kiplagat broke through to run a year-leading three minutes, 27.64 seconds and surprise two-time world champion Kiprop, who was attempting to break Hicham El Guerrouj's...
  • Kenya forced to pay bonus to CWG athletes July 16, 2014

    Nairobi: The Kenyan government averted an imminent strike from its elite athletes when it wired $1.2 million to its Commonwealth Games team to cater for training allowances. Sports Minister Hassan Wario gave the orders after boxers and athletes, including Olympic 800m Champion David Rudisha and 800m World Champion Eunice Sum, had...
  • Four dead after cargo plane crashes in Kenya capital July 2, 2014

    Nairobi: Four people were killed when a cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at the international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a police official said on Wednesday. The Fokker 50 aircraft transporting the mild stimulant known as Khat to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, crashed into a residential building after...
  • Shebab claim new attack in Kenya, police say at least 10 dead June 17, 2014

    Nairobi: At least 10 people have been killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya's coast, police said on Tuesday, with Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels claiming responsibility. Police said gunmen, apparently part of the same group that massacred close to 50 people in the town of Mpeketoni overnight Sunday, attacked a...
  • Kenyan men break 4x1500 metres relay world record May 26, 2014

    Kenya broke the world record in the infrequently run men's 4x1500 metres relay, clocking 14 minutes 22.22 seconds at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday. The team, with double world champion Asbel Kiprop on anchor, eclipsed the previous world record of 14:36.23 a Kenyan team set in 2009. The United States finished...
  • US deploys nearly 80 military personnel to help find Nigerian girls May 22, 2014

    The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Barack Obama said in a letter to Congress on Wednesday. "These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance,...
  • Kenya lose cricket ODI status after Scotland defeat January 30, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenyan cricket suffered a double blow on Thursday following the national team's three-wicket loss to Scotland in their World Cup qualifier in New Zealand by losing their one-day international status. Kenya, once regarded as one of the strongest associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) needed to win the...
  • ICC World Cup Qualifier: Smit steers Namibia to win over Kenya January 17, 2014

    Wellington: An all-round effort from 18-year-old JJ Smit saw Namibia record a nail-biting two wicket victory over Kenya on day four of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in windy conditions at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Friday. After restricting Kenya to 186 for eight, Namibia chased down the total with seven...
  • Tom Tikolo targets 2015 World Cup berth for Kenya January 7, 2014

    Nairobi: The Kenya cricket team left for Christchurch in New Zealand in a buoyant mood, seeking to qualify for the 2015 ICC World Cup. It will be a hard task for the country, which is undergoing an overhaul of the sport, as they seek their sixth appearance in the World Cup. During...
  • Steve Tikolo named as Kenya coach, replacing Robin Brown December 12, 2013

    Nairobi: Former skipper Steve Tikolo has been named as Kenya's interim cricket coach, replacing Robin Brown, who stood down after the side's failure to qualify for next year's ICC World Twenty20 championships in Bangladesh. Zimbabwean Brown, who joined the team's coaching staff as director of elite development last year, tendered his...
  • Three Indian-origin men among Africa's 50 richest November 14, 2013

    Three Indian-origin men are among the 50 richest persons in Africa this year, according to Forbes magazine. Vimal Shah, Sudhir Ruparelia and Naushad Merali figured in the list with a net worth of $1.6 billion, $1.1 billion and $430 million respectively. Shah, who ranks 18th on the list, is chief executive of...
  • Kenya charges four men with aiding shopping mall attackers November 5, 2013

    A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al Qaeda-linked militants carry out an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people. Few details have emerged so far about the how the September attack was masterminded or how gunmen held off Kenyan...
  • US issues alert for Uganda amid reports of 'Kenya mall' style attack October 19, 2013

    Kampala: Uganda heightened its "terror" alert to maximum on Friday for the first time since bombings in 2010 that killed 79 people, given domestic and US intelligence indications of a possibly imminent attack by Islamist militants, a police spokesman said. Uganda recalled security staff from leave and deployed thousands of extra...
  • Kenya: CCTV footage of how gunmen sprayed bullets during mall attack October 18, 2013

    At least 67 people were killed during a horrific four day mall attack in Kenya in September. The CCTV footage shows the horror of what went on inside - how gunmen sprayed bullets while casually speaking on their cell phones. ...
  • Afghanistan call for support from cricket nations October 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Afghanistan qualified for the 2015 World Cup despite getting little help from Asian cricketing nations apart from Pakistan, according to a top official of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Afghanistan defeated Kenya by seven wickets in a decisive qualifier on Friday, setting off mass celebrations in the country. But ACB chief...
  • Kenya mall attack: CCTV image shows armed gunmen at the supermarket October 5, 2013

    Fresh CCTV images of the Nairobi's Westgate Mall released by the Kenyan military show five armed gunmen walking around the supermarket. At least 71 people including 4 Indians were killed in the deadly attack by Somali terror outfit- al Shabaab. ...
  • Church torched, one shot at in Kenya's Mombasa October 4, 2013

    Nairobi: A church was torched and a protester shot at in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa Friday in the wake of the killing of an influential Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo, and three others the previous day. Muslim youths set ablaze a Salvation Army church in Majengo, Mombasa, to protest the...
  • Afghanistan thrash Kenya to seal World Cup berth October 4, 2013

    Sharjah: Afghanistan were set a modest target of just 94 runs to reach their first World Cup on Friday after taking a stranglehold on their final qualifier against Kenya. The African side was bowled out for just 93 in the 44th over with Morris Ouma top-scoring with 39 while Rakep Patel,...
  • Afghanistan move closer to World Cup after beating Kenya October 2, 2013

    Sharjah: Afghanistan moved to within just one victory of a place in the World Cup 2015 after beating Kenya by eight wickets in the first of two one-day internationals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Kenya chose to bat but were skittled out for 89 runs in 37.5 overs, Hamid Hassan...
  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people October 1, 2013

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were accused...
  • Afghanistan want direct passage to World Cup: Coach September 30, 2013

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is backing his team to clinch back-to-back wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday and seal direct qualification for a maiden outing at the World Cup. "It is very important for us to qualify directly, otherwise there would be extra pressure on the boys to...
  • Afghanistan eye two-win passage to World Cup September 30, 2013

    Afghanistan can reach the World Cup for the first time if they clinch back-to-back wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday. With 15 points from 12 matches, Afghanistan are currently in fourth place in the eight-team World Cricket League. Leaders Ireland, with 24 points, have already made sure of their...
  • Terrorists in Kenya mall used new tactic to spare some Muslims September 29, 2013

    Nairobi: The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions. As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions to separate Muslims from those they consider...
  • Wilson Kipsang smashes marathon record in Berlin win September 29, 2013

    Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark set...
  • Indian-origin man killed in Kenya attack while saving children: report September 28, 2013

    London: An Indian-origin Briton was among those killed in the terror attack on a mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after he offered himself as a hostage to save a group of children. London-born Mitul Shah, 38, a marketing executive at Bidco Oil, an east African cooking oil company, tried...
  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK 'White Widow' September 27, 2013

    Nairobi: Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people. The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the investigation into...