Kenya

  • Barack Obama's grandmom is his biggest supporter August 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Eighty six- year-old Sarah Obama, the US Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama’s grandmother seems to be his biggest supporter. A day after the Illinois senator formally accepted his party's nomination the elated grandma has said she will visit him if he's elected as the President of...
  • Wanjiru gives Kenya first Olympic marathon gold August 24, 2008

    Beijing: Samuel Wanjiru made it a full house of Olympic titles in middle distance and long distance races for Kenya's men here on Sunday as he ended their title drought in the event and broke the long-standing Olympic record as well. The 21-year-old timed 2hours 6minutes 32seconds, breaking the 24-year-old Olympic...
  • Kenya basks in marathon glory as Games draw to a close August 24, 2008

    Beijing: Samuel Wanjiru relished the Beijing heat as he ended Kenya's Olympic marathon drought on Sunday, to start the final day of the Games which have seen China emerge as the dominant global sports power. As the closing 12 events are played out after 15 days of competition, China has 49...
  • Kenya's Langat leaves favourites behind, wins 1500m crown August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Kenya's Nancy Jebet Langat outpaced reigning world champion Maryam Yusuf Jamal and the rest of the field to claim Olympic gold in the women's 1500m final on Saturday. The relatively unknown Kenyan, who turned 27 on Friday, produced a strong final 300 meters to win in a time of 4min...
  • Kenya's Bungei leads from the front to win men's 800m August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Kenya's Wilfred Bungei recorded an impressive gun to tape victory in the Olympic men's 800m final on Saturday. Bungei, the 2006 world indoor champion who owns the fifth-fastest time ever, finished in 1min 44.65sec, his best time of the year. Sudan's Ismail Ahmed Ismail, eighth at the 2004 Olympics, was second...
  • Kenyans look to break Olympic marathon duck August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Kenya have a legendary Olympic history and on Sunday they will be hoping that they bring the curtain down on the athletics at the Olympics with their first ever gold in the men's marathon. Nothing would give them greater pleasure to achieve that, and at the same time deprive bitter...
  • Kipruto extends Kenyan steeplechase dominance August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Reigning world champion Brimin Kipruto ensured Kenya's dominance of the Olympics 3000m steeplechase continued by outsprinting the field to claim gold here on Monday. Kipruto's victory meant Kenya have won seven consecutive steeplechase titles dating back to the Los Angeles Games in 1984. The 23-year-old, a silver medallist from the Athens...
  • Employee killed by speeding Air India coach March 31, 2008

    Mumbai An airport employee died when he was hit by a speeding coach at the Mumbai airport. 40-year-old Dnyaneshwar Kunte, was helping load a Kenya Airways flight, when a speeding Air India coach hit a trolley, which fell and crushed him to death. Cambata Aviation employee, Ramesh Tiwari said, "The...
  • Kenyans file case, Hillary to pay fine in cattle March 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Trouble has come from US Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton from unlikely quarters. Kenyan elders are planning to impose a cattle fine on the White House hopeful. This, after a photograph of her political rival Barack Obama in traditional Somali robes appeared on a US website. Many people in...
  • Catching US poll fever? Try and sip an 'Obama' February 14, 2008

    Nairobi: The US presidential primaries have a special connection to Kenya. Illinois Senator Barack Obama's father was born there, and therefore Kenyans are following Obama's progress with great interest. When Senator Barack Obama celebrated his clean sweep of the Potomac primaries, The Change We Seek swept through the Chesapeake and over...
  • Kenya opposition calls off protests January 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Kenya’s opposition called of mass rallies to protest the disputed presidential polls. Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, who is in Kenya for a mediation attempt, had asked opposition leader Raila Odinga to cancel the protests. Annan will also meet President Mwai Kibaki later on Thursday. In an interview...
  • Violence continues in Kenya, 20 killed January 19, 2008

    Nairobi: The violence in Kenya shows no signs of abating. More that 20 people have been killed in violent clashes between pro and anti-government groups. Massive protests rocked the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Mombasa Port and Narok on Friday. Protesters even pulled out railway tracks at Nairobi's Kibera Slum, crippling...
  • Odinga supporters, police clash in Kenya, 12 killed January 17, 2008

    New delhi: At least 12 people have been killed in fresh clashes in Kenya between supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga and police forces. Tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of Nairobi and other towns in protest against the re-election of President Mwai Kibaki. The police fired in...
  • Kenya's opposition bags Parliament Speaker post January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Kenya's opposition has won the Speaker's post in Parliament on Tuesday. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement supported the 52-year-old lawyer Kenneth Marende, who became the Speaker. Marende got 105 votes while President Mwai Kibaki's candidate got 101 votes. Tuesday was the first session of Parliament when Kibaki and...
  • Mass protests shatter peace in Kenya January 12, 2008

    In Kenya there is serious concern about renewed violence after the main opposition party has called for mass protests and rallies. ...
  • Former UN secy-gen, Annan to mediate in Kenya January 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Kofi Annan will leave to Kenya to mediate the crisis between the rival parties after President John Kufuor of Ghana failed to do so. The African Union has decided to send the former UN General Secretary to solve the Kenyan crisis and broker a truce between the government...
  • Kenya tourism hurt by violence January 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Kenya continues to smolder after last month's disputed elections. Violence over that election has left more than 500 people dead. And tourists are staying away. ...
  • When rioters came, mobile cos made a killing January 11, 2008

    Nairobi: Amid all the post-election pandemonium in Kenya, one of the rumours spreading most panic was that mobile phone text messages were about to be blocked. "Txt me now cos U may b off soon!" was the kind of message friends used to alert each other as Kenya descended into days...
  • Peace and stability stalled in Kenya January 9, 2008

    Hopes of peace taking hold in Kenya dimmed after President Kibaki named half his cabinet. Talks between him and opposition leader Raila Odinga now appear to be on hold and the ethnic cleansing continues. ...
  • Kenya violence on, thousands flee across border January 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The situation is getting worse in Kenya and the political dispute is threatening to become an ethnic war. Reports say more than 300 people have already been killed in the violence. ...
  • Kenya violence worrying Indian families back home January 2, 2008

    Gandhinagar: That Kenya’s unrest can sweep the Indian community into its folds is a worry plaguing most Indians, whose relatives have settled in the east-African country. An instance in point are the Dholakias, who have made their phone and television their constant companions, hoping to get the latest on Kenya. Their...
  • Thousands of Indians fly out of riot-hit Kenya January 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian community in Kenya is organising chartered flights so that they can leave Kisumu where thousands of people have taken shelter to escape the violence that has engulfed the country following the presidential elections. More than 1,000 ethnic Indian have already left Kisumu while about 400 Gujaratis have...
  • Modi raises voice, rallies behind Kenya Gujaratis January 2, 2008

    New Delhi: In one of the worst spate of ethnic violence in Kenya, 300 people have been killed in tribal clashes following President Mwai Kibaki's re-election. On Tuesday, 30 people were killed after a mob set a church in a western town on fire. There have been reports of Gujarati...
  • Kenya prez polls loser alleges foul play January 2, 2008

    New Delhi: Kenya's defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga has called for a public rally on Wednesday. His earlier attempt to hold a rally in Nairobi was banned by the government. Odinga says he's been robbed of a certain election victory. He has cited counting discrepancies, abnormally high turnout rates and long...
  • '50 burnt in church' as Kenya violence spreads January 1, 2008

    Nairobi: At least 50 bodies have been found in a burnt church, The Associated Press has reported the Red Cross as saying, as tribal tensions simmered following the contested election of incumbent President Mwai Kibaki. A local reporter told CNN he counted at least 15 charred bodies, including those of children,...
  • Kenya poll violence continues, 100 dead December 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Over 100 people are feared dead in the third straight day of violence in Kenya polls. Opposition activists, looters and rioters have clashed in several parts of the country, including the capital Nairobi. The clashes, mostly between rival tribes, were triggered after Thursday's disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibaki. A ban...
  • Rwanda's Disi sets world record at Delhi Half Marathon October 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Rwanda's Diudone Disi on Sunday won the Vodafone Half Marathon in the Open Elite Male section and Deriba Alemu of Ethopia won in the women's category. The Rwandian was the favourite to win the title and he clocked 1:00:43 seconds to set a new course record. Kenyan Issac Macharia...
  • Kenyan crash: Rescuers find black boxes June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Two days after the Kenya airways plane crash, which killed all 114 people on board, rescue workers have found one of two black boxes - flight data recorders, which may shed light on the cause of the crash. The Boeing 737-800 fell into densely forested swampland early on...
  • No word on survivors: Airlines CEO June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The wreckage of the Kenya Airways plane, which crashed on Saturday, has finally been found in Cameroon. Officials say there was no word on survivors. The plane had 114 people on board, 15 Indians among them. The Boeing flight vanished shortly after taking off from Douala for...
  • Crash victims' kin hope for miracle June 19, 2007

    Ernakulam (Kerala): George Joseph Kocherry had just fulfilled his wish for a house in Kerala, but his dream of living in it remains unfulfilled. He and his wife Mariya Joseph were returning to India for their house warming and their son's wedding on May 20, when the Kenya Airways plane...