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Cleanup of Nairobi rivers uncovers grisly find of 14 bodies

May 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Most of the dead found are babies and children

A volunteer takes a break from cleaning out a section of Nairobi river that is adjascent to a micro-recreation park initiated by slum youth that is situated on a section of the bank reclaimed from the heavily polluted waters of the river in Nairobi's Korogocho shanty town on May 17, 2019 in Nairobi, where at least 69, mostly reforming hoodlums and dilinquents, are now eching out a livelyhood cleaning up the river and it's environs. - Slum youth in Korogocho, worn out of being in constant 'flee-mode' at the sight or sound of police in the ghetto decided in 2017 to create the park as part of their efforts to clean up the putrid environment thynhad grown up in and evidence to their local community of their decision to reform from crime and inspire younger generations from criminal ways. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as 'terrorists' killed

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'I can confirm that... the security operation at Dusit complex is over and all the terrorists eliminated,' says Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan special forces take position outside a hotel complex following an explosion in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya. The Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in the Kenyan capital, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities. Luis TATO / AFP

15 killed in ongoing Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM

(UPDATED) 'We still believe there are two or 3 attackers in specific locations,' the first police officer says. 'The situation is far from over.'

DEADLY ATTACK. A man walks past bullet marks on a glass outside the DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya, after a blast followed by a gun battle rocked the upmarket hotel and office complex. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

Somalia's Shabaab Islamist group claims attack in Nairobi

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Al-Qaeda-linked group says it is behind the attack, which has seen a blast and gunfire at the DusitD2 hotel and office compound in a Nairobi suburb

Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder

Jul 20, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Kenya has an effective ban on carrying out death sentences and no death row prisoner has been executed since 1987. The death sentence remains on the statute books however.

Baby girl rescued 4 days after Kenya building collapse

May 03, 2016 - 5:10 PM

UPDATED The baby s father calls the recovery of his 7 month old daughter a miracle

epa05285768 Local residents walk next to a collapsed building in the Huruma estate of Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 May 2016. The search and rescue operation continued on 01 May, after a six-storey residential building collpased on 29 April amid heavy rain. The death toll has risen to 16 according to the National Disaster Management Unit. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the scene on 30 April and ordered the arrest of the owner of the building. A total of 69 people are still unaccounted for while 135 people have been rescued from the rubbles, according to the local media. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Death toll in Kenya building collapse reaches 16

May 01, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Two neighboring buildings are also declared unsafe and evacuated

epa05285590 Local residents look at a collapsed building across the river as rescue operation continues in the Huruma estate of the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 01 May 2016. The search and rescue operation continued on 01 May, after a six-storey residential building collpased on 29 April amid heavy rain. The death toll has risen to 16 according to the National Disaster Management Unit. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the scene on 30 April and ordered the arrest of the owner of the building. A total of 69 people are still unaccounted for while 135 people have been rescued from the rubbles, according to the local media. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Helping sari-sari store owners through technology

Aug 17, 2015 - 5:14 PM

A Filipino start up shines at the 2015 Global Entrepreneur Summit

GLOBAL FILIPINO. Sari Software CEO Ibrahim Bernardo pitches his start-up's latest innovation - SariScan.  Ibrahim Bernardo

Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Despite memories of the siege some survivors say they feel safe entering the Westgate mall again

NEW BEGINNING. A general view in the Westgate shopping mall after it reopened on July 18. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

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Apr 06, 2015 - 7:34 PM

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Ten dead, more than 70 wounded in Nairobi blasts

May 17, 2014 - 9:37 AM

The National Disaster Operation Centre says the first blast in the capital occurred next to a 14 seater public minibus while the second was inside a shop in Gikomba Market close to Nairobi s central business district

12 dead as Kenya train hits bus: police

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:42 PM

The accident takes place as the roads are crowded with commuters during morning rush hour

DEADLY CRASH. The train crashed into the side of the bus as it crossed the railway line during the morning rush hour in Nairobi. Photo from Agence France-Presse