KENYA

  • 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 northsouth 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 alQaida 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...
  • Sexstarved Kenyan sues over 7day 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 sevenday sex ban, which ended this week, resulted in stress, mental anguish, backaches and lack of sleep, his lawyer told the staterun...
  • 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 brightlylit canteen on Tuesday (January 20), to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama, who inherits a tough fight in Afghanistan. As the newly swornin 44th US president pledged to "forge a hardearned peace in Afghanistan", the...
  • Photogallery: Mumbai runs to remember 26/11 January 18, 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 21km 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 allexpenses 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 counterpiracy 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 (ngkehPEE'leh mahBOO'seh) has more on the celebrations there. ...
  • Obamas 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 presidentelect 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...
  • Barack Obama's grandmom is his biggest supporter August 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Eighty six yearold Sarah Obama, the US Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obamas 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 longstanding Olympic record as well. The 21yearold timed 2hours 6minutes 32seconds, breaking the 24yearold 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 fifthfastest 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 23yearold, 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. 40yearold 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...