Kenya

  • African teams out to impress in WC qualifiers March 12, 2012

    Dubai: Making their first appearance the Twenty20 World Cup cricket qualifying tournament, Uganda are hoping to prove there is more to cricket in Africa than South Africa and Zimbabwe. The 10th-seeded Ugandans are joined by Kenya and Namibia in the 16-team tournament starting Tuesday. The African teams are likely to face...
  • Kenyan Tanmay Mishra relishes IPL challenge February 29, 2012

    Nairobi: Middle-order Kenyan batsman Tanmay Mishra believes it is every cricketer's dream to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League which continues to attract the big-name stars. The India-born, 25-year-old Mishra will become the first Kenyan player to feature in the league when he joins the Hyderabad-based franchise Deccan Chargers for...
  • Urgent tweet in Kenya village: Help, sheep missing February 15, 2012

    Lanet Umoja: When the chief in a western Kenyan village received an urgent call that thugs were invading a school teacher's home, he sent a message on Twitter. Within minutes residents in this village of stone houses gathered outside the home, and the thugs fled. The tweet from Chief Francis Kariuki...
  • Wickets tumble in Kenya-Ireland match February 12, 2012

    Mombasa: Ireland was 81-2 at stumps in its second innings on the first day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya on Sunday as both teams were bowled out cheaply at Mombasa Sports Club. Ireland led by 47 runs after it was skittled for 75 in just 33.5 overs after...
  • Ethiopia's Lelisa wins Delhi Half Marathon November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in the men's elite category with a timing of 59:29 minutes on Sunday. Kenya's Lucy Kabuu grabbed the women's title with a timing of 67:04 minutes. This is the seventh edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and in all,...
  • Somali militants threaten suicide attacks in Kenya October 18, 2011

    Mogadishu: Somali militants on Monday threatened to bring down Nairobi skyscrapers after Kenya sent hundreds of troops into Somalia. The threat emanated from the same lawless country in which the al-Qaida masterminds behind 1998 bombings of two US embassies sought refuge. The Kenyan invasion comes at a time when al-Shabab has...
  • Nobel laureate Maathai's death mourned September 26, 2011

    Nairobi: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Monday mourned the death of Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, who died of cancer here Sunday night. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, becoming the first environmentalist and the first African woman to receive the honour. The 71-year-old activist was founder of Kenya's...
  • At least 75 Kenyans dead in pipeline explosion September 13, 2011

    Nairobi: Joseph Mwangi hoped and prayed his children had escaped the inferno caused when a leaking gasoline pipeline exploded on Monday, sending flames racing through a Nairobi slum and killing at least 75 people. Then he saw two small blackened bodies in the wreckage of his home. "Those were my children," he...
  • At least 75 Kenyans dead after pipeline blast September 13, 2011

    Nairobi: A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards (meters), setting shacks ablaze and incinerating...
  • Kenya: 61 dead after pipeline explosion September 12, 2011

    Nairobi: A leaking gasoline pipeline in Kenya's capital exploded on Monday, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 61 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. Flames leapt out from the pipeline in a radius of some 300 yards, setting shacks ablaze and incinerating scores...
  • Obama's uncle out of US jail, whereabouts unclear September 10, 2011

    Boston: Officials say President Barack Obama's uncle has been released from a Massachusetts jail two weeks after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. Onyango Obama was detained by federal immigration officials for allegedly violating an order to return to Kenya. Federal officials would not say why he was released on...
  • Obama's uncle is an illegal immigrant: Official September 1, 2011

    Boston: A federal official says President Barack Obama's uncle, an illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving in Massachusetts last week, was ordered by an immigration judge to leave the country almost two decades ago. The official says a deportation order was issued against Onyango Obama in 1992. The official spoke...
  • Somalia is world's worst humanitarian disaster: UN July 12, 2011

    Nairobi: Somali refugees seeking shelter in Kenya from extreme drought and hunger are the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable in the world, the head of the UN refugee agency said. Increasing numbers of malnourished young children are dying after trekking for weeks to receive emergency aid in what...
  • Repay us for stolen school funds: UK to Kenya June 23, 2011

    Nairobi: Revelations that $45 million meant to pay for elementary students education was stolen is turning into political poison in Kenya, where activists on Wednesday locked themselves in the education minister's offices to demand his arrest. The UK, a major donor to Kenya, told the government that the portion of stolen...
  • Dozens dead in new front between north-south Sudan June 16, 2011

    Nairobi, Kenya: A UN humanitarian report and aid workers caught in the crossfire reported on Wednesday an increase in violence in a new front near the already tense internal border between north and south Sudan, with dozens of people reported killed in attacks. The violence in South Kordofan has killed at...
  • Somalia: 1998 US Embassy blasts suspect killed June 12, 2011

    Nairobi: The al-Qaida mastermind behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was killed this week at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu by Somali forces who didn't immediately realize he was the most wanted man in East Africa, officials said on Saturday. The death of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed...
  • Kenya football stampede kills 9 fans October 24, 2010

    Nairobi: Nine fans died in a stampede while trying to enter a stadium where a football match between two of Kenya's most popular teams was being played, the Kenya Red Cross said. Jack Oguda, the CEO of the Kenya Premier League, said he did not know why fans couldn't get into...
  • Sex-starved Kenyan sues over 7-day sex ban May 9, 2009

    Nairobi, Kenya: A Kenyan man has sued activists who called on women to boycott sex to protest the growing divide in the nation's coalition government. James Kimondo said the seven-day sex ban, which ended this week, resulted in stress, mental anguish, backaches and lack of sleep, his lawyer told the state-run...
  • More than 100 dead in Kenya gasoline blaze February 2, 2009

    Molo: The explosion of an overturned tanker could be felt for miles, and the moments that followed haunted survivors: People ablaze, their clothes burned off, running to the bush in a futile effort to escape the pain and begging for help. More than 100 people were killed, and another 200 injured...
  • Oil spill blaze burns 100 to death in Kenya February 1, 2009

    Kenya: Rescuers combed a crash site in Kenya on Sunday where oil spilt from a truck caught fire and killed around 100 people in one of the east African nation's worst disasters of recent times. Regional authorities on the scene revised the death toll down to 94 from 111...
  • US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan cheer on Obama January 21, 2009

    Kabul: On the outskirts of the Afghan capital, about 100 US troops filled a brightly-lit canteen on Tuesday (January 20), to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama, who inherits a tough fight in Afghanistan. As the newly sworn-in 44th US president pledged to "forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan", the...
  • Photogallery: Mumbai runs to remember 26/11 January 19, 2009

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  • Kenyans sweep top 3 positions at Mumbai Marathon January 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Kenyan runners swept all the three positions in the men's open section at the Sixth Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. Kenneth Mugara emerged champion with a new course record of two hours 11 minutes and 51 seconds, ahead of compatriots David Tarus (two hours 12 minutes and two seconds)...
  • Kenyan wins Mumbai Marathon | Mumbai runs January 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Kenya's Kenneth Mugara won the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (42 km), while Surinder Singh of India won the 21-km Half Marathon in Mumbai on Sunday morning. Kavita Raut won the Women's Half Marathon, a spokesman told IANS. Winners in the other categories will be announced later, he added. Over an estimated 40,000...
  • In Pics: Ford Supermodel contest aspirants January 10, 2009

    Alice Niyonkaru, winner of the Ford Models Supermodel of Kenya Search, poses for photographers in Nairobi January 8, 2009. Niyonkaru won an all-expenses paid trip to Montenegro to participate in the international finals on January 24. Picture taken January 8, 2009. ...
  • Kenya urges shipowners not to pay ransom to pirates November 22, 2008

    Nairobi: Amidst the financial meltdown the world over, there is one group of people who are not complaining. Somali pirates have collected nearly $150 mn in ransoms over the past one year according to Kenyan officials. About 120 attacks have been carried out and more than 35 ships seized with 600...
  • Arrested Somalian pirates to be taken to Kenyan court November 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Eight Somali pirates who were arrested by the UK navy will be brought to book at a Kenyan court on Wednesday. Forces on board British ship HMS Cumberland captured these pirates a week ago in a counter-piracy operation off the Somalian coast. The British Navy also seized...
  • Kenya celebrates the victory of 'our brother Obama' November 6, 2008

    In Africa, Barack Obama's election victory prompted the Kenyan government to declare a national holiday. Obama's father was Kenyan and grew up in the western village of Kogelo (ko' ghello). CNNs Nkepile Mabuse (ng-keh-PEE'-leh mah-BOO'-seh) has more on the celebrations there. ...
  • Obama’s village in Kenya celebrates his victory November 5, 2008

    Kenya: Obama mania in Kenya has reached a new high. The village of Kogelo, moments after Barack Obama was declared the winner in the US presidential race celebrated his victory. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has congratulated the US president-elect on his victory. He has also designated Thursday as a public holiday...
  • In Pics: Old beauties on the road September 30, 2008

    New Delhi: The Kenya Motor Sports Federation organised and approved the regulations for the 2008 Schweppes Africa Concours d'Elegance, which has held on September 28, 2008 at the Nairobi Racecourse. The annual vehicle beauty contest will be the 38th in the annual series organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club...