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COVID-19: Schools in Kenya to remain closed until 2021; major exams postponed

Schools in Kenya will not re-open until 2021 due to fears of COVID-19 infections which has started taking toll in the country. Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha said it will not be practical and safe to re-open schools because the peak period for the virus infections is just starting. He said this academic year […]

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Coronavirus: Kenya court suspends all flights from China

A Kenyan judge has suspended flights between Kenya and China and ordered the state to prepare a plan to prevent the spread of coronavirus. China Southern Airlines flights on the Guangzhou-Changsha-Nairobi route had been suspended since 11 February but that suspension was lifted on Wednesday when 239 passengers arrived in Kenya. The Law Society of […]

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Kenya to repatriate students from coronavirus-hit China

Kenya plans to repatriate its 85 students who are stranded in China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on their return home. The country’s health administrative secretary told parliament’s health committee that the evacuations will be done once China lifts the lockdown in the city. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

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Kenya: Man confesses to being militant Islamist in church

Police in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa Kenya have arrested a man who walked into a church and confessed to being a member of militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Local media reports say the pastor decided to call the police after the unidentified man admitted to having recently been in Somalia, where the al-Qaeda-linked militants […]

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US service member, two civilians killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base

Kindly Share This Story: Three people, including a US service member and two civilians, have been killed in an al-Shabab attack on a military base in Kenya’s Lamu County used by US and Kenyan military personnel, the American military said. Two other Department of Defense personnel were wounded in the attack on Camp Simba. Kenya […]

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Jihadists kill eight in Kenya bus attack

Kenya Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya claimed Saturday by the Somali Islamist Al-Shebaab group. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had been briefed on the “brutal” murders of eight people, including police, during the attack in Wajir county, a presidential spokesperson said Saturday. […]

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Brutal attack of student by police angers Kenyans

Kenyans have expressed outrage after a video of police officers brutally beating a university student was shared online. The 22-second clip recorded from a high-rise building on Monday shows four officers kicking, hitting and stamping on the student as he lies on the ground. The Kenyans recording the video can be heard expressing shock at […]

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Anti-colonial hero’s grave ‘identified after 62 years’

The grave site of one of Kenya’s best-known anti-colonial fighters, Dedan Kimathi, has been identified 62 years after he died, a foundation set up in his name says. Kimathi, a leader of the 1950s Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule, was executed in 1957. He was buried in an unmarked grave, reportedly in Nairobi’s […]

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Kenya: Soldiers reportedly force residents ‘to swim in sewer water’

Some Kenyans have taken to Twitter to express their anger following a report in the Standard newspaper that soldiers harassed residents of the coastal city of Mombasa during Sunday’s celebration of Heroes Day. There was an intensified security operation in Mombasa as the country marked the holiday at an event attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and other […]

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REVEALED: Men rent wives out to rich tourists in East Africa for income

Poverty along the Kenyan Coast is now forcing residents to rent out their spouses to rich tourists for some income, it has emerged. To beat the rising levels of poverty, some Kenyans have been handing over their wives or husbands to the tourists who want a good time before reuniting with them after the job. […]

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Kenya school collapse: Seven dead and dozens injured in Nairobi

At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on Monday. Dozens of people were injured and have been taken to hospital in the city. […]

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South Africa xenophobia: Africa needs ‘managed migration’

South Africa’s international relations minister has called for Africa to better manage migration. Naledi Pandor’s comments came in the wake of a wave of xenophobic attacks. Talking to migrant representatives, she also said that African leaders should not be allowed to worsen conditions in their countries and expect others to deal with the resulting migration. […]

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Pastor fined GHS 52,000 for showing woman’s breast on TV

The noose around controversial city pastor James Ng’ang’a’s neck appears to be tightening after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) fined him Sh1 million (GHS 52,000) for showing a woman’s breast during one of his live church services aired on his Sasa TV channel. Ng’ang’a was penalised by CA for broadcasting the indecent content during […]

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Period Stain: School girl takes own life after being humiliated

A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old’s mother said her daughter hanged herself after being humiliated by a teacher, Kenyan media reported. Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 200 parents protesting outside the […]

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Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’

A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old’s mother said her daughter hanged herself after being humiliated by a teacher, Kenyan media reported. Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 200 parents protesting outside the […]

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Kenya girl kills herself after being shamed by teacher over menstrual stains

Police in Kenya are investigating the circumstances that led a 14-year-old girl to take her own life in the hours after her school uniform became stained with menstrual blood. Her mother, Beatrice Chepkurui Koech, says her daughter was humiliated by a teacher at Kabiangek Primary School on Friday for soiling her uniform. “She had nothing […]

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Kebbi governor approves renovation of NYSC orientation camp

Kebbi Governor, Abubakar Bagudu has approved the renovation of the state NYSC permanent orientation camp in Dakingari. According to NAN, Bagudu stated this during an unscheduled visit to the camp on Sunday. ” We have already given a contract for the renovation of this permanent orientation camp and all the camp issues that had been […]

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Six bodies recovered after Kenyan Hell’s Gate flood

Six bodies have been recovered from Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya after flash floods on Sunday, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says. One tourist is still missing and the search and rescue operation continues, it said. According to the KWS, the tour group was made up of a local tourist guide and six tourists […]

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Passenger jailed for bomb joke on Kenyan plane

An Ethiopian man in Kenya was sentenced to four months in prison on Thursday for joking about a bomb after boarding a Kenya Airways flight, the BBC has learned. Chifraye Bekele’s joke led to the cancellation of the Johannesburg-bound flight in April and to a three-hour shutdown of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in the […]

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Kenyan universities to drop business, journalism degrees in clean-up

Most universities in Kenya could be forced to drop Business Administration, Education and Journalism degrees as the Ministry of Education moves to stop uneconomical multiplication of degrees. Currently, nearly all of the 74 private and public Kenyan universities offer the three degrees, making it uneconomical to manage them as they fail to attract enough entrants. […]

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Kenya’s censorship boss bans hit song over ‘obscene’ lyrics

Kenya’s so-called moral policeman is facing criticism for banning the hit song, Wamlambez, that includes slang references to oral sex. Ezekiel Mutua, the Kenya Film Classification Board boss, said the lyrics were deemed to be “pure pornography” and should not be played where children could hear them. This means it cannot be broadcast on radio […]

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MP’s affair revealed by friend at his funeral

CNN’s efforts to reach Sonko and his staff for comment were unsuccessful. When asked about the governor’s comments, Okoth’s brother, Imran Okoth, told CNN: “No comment. It’s a personal matter.” The alleged mother of Okoth’s child declined to comment. Nairobians immediately took to social media with the hashtag #Sonko to jokingly warn each other not […]

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Kenya parts company with head coach Migne

Kenya’s football federation said on Monday coach Sebastien Migne was leaving by “mutual consent” eight days after his team were eliminated from qualifying for the 2020 African Nations Championship. Sebastien Migne Kenya were knocked out of the tournament, for teams made up only of African-based players, on penalties on August 4 after both legs of […]

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