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  • Kenya mall attack: Officials say siege may end soon, death toll 68 September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: More than 24 hours after the Al Shabaab terrorists stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall and fired at civilians, military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175 injured. Hour on hour, casualties of the Nairobi...
  • Kenya mall attack: 59 killed, 30 people still in hostage September 22, 2013

    Nairobi: A day after the Nairobi attack took place, 30 people are still in hostage inside the Nairobi shopping mall where gunmen had killed at least 59 people on Saturday and injured 200 others. The casualties of the mall attack poured into hospitals hour on hour. The Kenyan Police are...
  • Indian victims of Kenya mall attack named by official sources September 22, 2013

    Two Indian families came in the line of gunfire by Islamist militants in an upscale mall in Nairobi, with two Indians, including an eight yearold boy, among the 59 fatalities. Four Indians were among the 200 injured in the hail of bullets fired inside the popular Westgate shopping mall on Saturday,...
  • Manmohan Singh condemns Nairobi terror attack September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condemned the terror attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi and called for a global effort to control violence. In a condolence letter to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Manmohan Singh said, "A concerted global effort is required to control such mindless violence." The prime minister directed the...
  • 59 dead, 175 injured in mall attack, says Kenya's Cabinet secretary September 22, 2013

    Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary says at least 59 people were killed and 175 wounded in the attack by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists at an upscale mall in Nairobi. Joseph Lenku said on Sunday that about 1,000 people have been rescued so far from the Westgate mall. The gunmen remain inside with hostages nearly 24...
  • Nairobi mall attack: Natarajan family requests for privacy September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Indians were among 43 killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. The two Indians have been identified as 40-year-old IT professional Sridhar Natarajan and an eight-year-old child Paramshu Jain. Natarajan family said, "This is...
  • Nairobi attack a new form of war: Narendra Modi September 22, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister condoled the attack in Nairobi in which two Indians among 39 people were killed. He said, "We condole those who lost their lives. I am sure the Kenyan government will uproot the elements who committed this." He also said the attack at a mall in Nairobi on...
  • Kenya mall attack: 39 people killed, 150 injured September 22, 2013

    A fierce shootout erupted between police and terrorists who opened fire at a crowded mall in Nairobi in Kenya. ...
  • Two Indians among 43 killed in Kenya mall attack September 22, 2013

    Nairobi: Two Indians were amongst 43 killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. The two Indians have been identified as 40-year-old IT professional Sridhar Natarajan and an eight-year-old child Paramshu Jain. Around 150 people have been injured...
  • 39 killed in Kenya mall attack claimed by militants September 22, 2013

    As many as 39 people were killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. A security operation to rescue people from the popular mall, frequented by wealthy Kenyans and foreigners, was still underway till last report, Xinhua reported. Kenyan...
  • Gunmen kill 20, injure 50 at a mall in Kenya September 21, 2013

    At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first and...
  • Ezekiel Kemboi wins men's steeplechase at World Championships August 15, 2013

    Moscow: Ezekiel Kemboi won his third straight world championship title Thursday in the men's steeplechase, finishing just ahead of Kenyan teammate Conseslus Kipruto. Kemboi, who has also won two Olympic titles, won the race in 8 minutes, 6.01 seconds. Kipruto took silver in 8:06.37 and Mahiedine Mekhissi of France, a twotime...
  • Fire closes Kenya's international airport in Nairobi August 7, 2013

    Nairobi: A fire engulfed Kenya's main airport on Wednesday, choking a vital travel and trade gateway to east Africa, witnesses and officials said. Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the region's busiest, that started early in the morning in the immigration section of the...
  • Tough to retain marathon title, says Edna Kiplagat July 26, 2013

    Iten: Kenya's Edna Kiplagat said successfully defending her marathon title at next month's world championships in Moscow will be more difficult than her maiden win because as the holder she is the woman to beat. "Defending is hard," Kiplagat told Reuters in an interview at Iten, a small village in...
  • Kenya's Silas Kiplagat eyes World Championships gold July 21, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya failed to win the men's 1,500 metres gold medal at the London Games, but 2011 World Championships runnerup Silas Kiplagat is ready to make amends at the Moscow Worlds next month. Kiplagat only finished fourth at London, reports Xinhua. "It was disappointing for me and everyone, but I tried...
  • Defending 800m champion Rudisha to miss World meet July 16, 2013

    Nairobi: World 800m Champion David Rudisha will not recover in time to defend his title at the Moscow edition next month. The Olympic champion wrote to Athletics Kenya on Monday ending any doubts about his chances of defending his title, reports Xinhua. "I regret that I will not be able to...
  • Olympic champion Kemboi beaten at Kenyan trials July 13, 2013

    Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi was beaten by teenager Conseslus Kipruto at the Kenyan trials for the world athletics championships on Saturday but still made the team for Moscow next month. Teenager Kipruto, who won gold medals at the 2011 world youth championships in Lille, France, and the world...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger June 9, 2013

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 30 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's topranked team in...
  • Suspected killer of British soldier was arrested in Kenya May 26, 2013

    London: One of two men arrested over the murder of a British soldier in a London street was detained in Kenya in 2010 on suspicion of seeking to train with an al Qaedalinked group in Somalia, Kenyan police said on Sunday. Confirmation that Michael Adebolajo was held in Kenya and deported...
  • Kenyatta wins Kenya election, Odinga to contest result March 10, 2013

    Nairobi: Raila Odinga, beaten by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya's presidential election, said on Saturday that his party would contest the results in court, alleging "massive tampering" of the March 4 vote. But the outgoing prime minister also called for all Kenyans to respect the rule of law and to look upon...
  • Kenyan election heads to nail-biting finish March 8, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya's presidential race tightened on Friday as Uhuru Kenyatta's lead slipped to a level that could mean there is no outright winner and open the way for a tense, second round run-off against his main rival Prime Minister Raila Odinga. Kenyatta, 51, the deputy prime minister, who is due...
  • Uhuru Kenyatta takes early lead as Kenya counts votes March 5, 2013

    Nairobi: Uhuru Kenyatta had an early edge as Kenya continued the count on Tuesday in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people. Kenyans, who waited patiently in long lines, hope the vote will restore the nation's image as...
  • Polls begin in Kenya amid fears of violence March 4, 2013

    Nairobi: Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn as polls opened on Monday for hard-fought elections, hours after several policemen were killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa. The elections are the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago in which over 1,100 people...
  • ICC announces squads for WCL Championship March 1, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the squads for six of the eight teams to play in the fifth round of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6. In the first fixture, Afghanistan will face Scotland...
  • Charge your mobile phone with hot water February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While researchers are busy finding newer sources of energy and ways of harvesting it, Ryan Johnstone, an independent inventor based in Nairobi, Kenya, has invented a solution that could help mobile phone users charge their devices with just the power of hot water. Ryan has developed the Bottle...
  • Kenya to bid for 2019 Africa Nations Cup December 7, 2012

    Nairobi: Kenya will bid to host the 2019 Africa Nations Cup with the country eyeing the 2015 Africa Under17 football championships as the event to showcase the nation's capability of staging a world class tournament. This was disclosed by Sports Minister, Ababu Namwamba, when he hosted his first round table...
  • Poll fever hits Kenya, Obama's village roots for blue November 6, 2012

    American election fever is running high in Kenya too. CNN's David McKenzie visited the village of Kogelo where Barack Obama's father was born. On the eve of the US presidential election, everyone is wondering which state will move into the blue which will move into the red, but the remote...
  • Has Govt forgotten about the sailors held hostage by pirates? October 1, 2012

    For over two years, 57yearold TB Unnikrishan has been among the seven Indian sailors held by Somalian pirates. On September 28, 2010, their ship, Asphalt Venture, was hijacked while sailing from Kenya to Durban. ...
  • Delhi Half Marathon: Kenya's Edwin wins Men's category September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Kenya's Edwin Kipyego won the men's elite section in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on Sunday. In the women's category, Ethiopia's Yimer Wude came out on top. Meanwhile, among the Indian participants, Rahul Kumar Pal finished on top in the men's category, while Sudha Singh won in the...
  • Brown takes temporary charge of Kenya September 8, 2012

    Nairobi: Former Zimbabwean cricket coach Robin Brown has taken temporary charge of Kenya to prepare for this month's ICC Intercontinental Cup and two oneday series in Namibia, officials said. Brown, who was appointed the country's head of cricket development in May, fills the position left vacant after Mike Hesson quit...