Kenya police chief admits Obama visit a security `nightmare`

 Kenya`s police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama`s weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country.

Obama ends Kenya visit with tough message on rights,corruption

 US President Barack Obama left Kenya on Sunday afternoon after a three-day visit, his first as president to the country of his father`s birth.

White House Notebook: Obama faces 'family politics' in Kenya

 What happens when an American president invites his African relatives to dinner at a Nairobi hotel? A lot of family members show up — more, perhaps, than he even knew he had.

Obama says Somali Shebab networks in East Africa `weakened`

 US President Barack Obama said Saturday that Somalia`s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants had been "weakened," but that the overall security threat posed by the group remained.

'Air Force One Obama' - Kenyan babies named for US prez visit

A batch of Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honour of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country -- with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers.

US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya late Friday, his first visit to the country of his father`s birth since his election as president.

Kenyan security on high alert ahead of Obama visit

A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted by al-Shabab militants based in neighbouring Somalia.

Journalists in Kenya threatened: rights group

 Kenya`s government is undermining press freedom in what a media rights group said Wednesday is a "deteriorating climate" in the country.

Baby found awake in coffin during funeral

 A newborn baby, declared dead at a hospital in Kenya, shocked his entire family when he woke up smiling in the coffin, a media report said on Wednesday.

South Sudan rebel leader says no peace while president remains

 The leader of South Sudan`s rebels said Wednesday that the country`s civil war would continue as long as President Salva Kiir remained in power.

Deaths, injuries in Kenya illicit alcohol crackdown

 Eight people have died and scores more have been wounded in a crackdown in Kenya on illegally brewed alcohol, reports and officials said Saturday.

Seven killed in Kenya road accident

At least seven people were killed and eight others injured in a grisly road accident along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway in eastern Kenya on Thursday.

Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya

Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town on Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation.

Kenya marathon champ Catherine Ndereba survives armed robbery
Kenya marathon champ Catherine Ndereba survives armed robbery

Kenyan marathon champ and Olympic medallist Catherine Ndereba has survived an armed robbery at her home outside the crime-ridden capital Nairobi.

Suspected cattle rustlers kill 45 in northwest Kenya: Administrator

Suspected cattle rustlers ambushed and killed at least 45 people in a village in northwest Kenya, then drove away hundreds of livestock, a regional administrator said.

Kerry starts Kenya visit to underline anti-terrorism cooperation

 US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Nairobi and started his visit in Africa, with fighting terrorism and regional situation topping his agenda, said a Kenyan official.

Kerry in Kenya to offer help against militants: Officials

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya on Sunday to offer help in countering Somali al Shabaab militants who have staged deadly attacks there and elsewhere in East Africa.

Injured Kenya pedestrians threatened with prison

Kenyan road safety authorities have threatened to charge injured pedestrians with attempted suicide in a bid to halt a rise in road accidents in the east African nation.

Somali Shebab university massacre gunmen were Kenyans: Report

All four gunmen from Somalia`s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab who carried out the Kenyan university massacre earlier this month were Kenyans themselves, reports said Thursday.

Kenya `grass cutter` gang rapists jailed for 15 years: Lawyer

A Kenyan court convicted three men Monday for the brutal gang rape of a schoolgirl, boosting their original punishment of being made to cut grass to 15 years in jail, her legal team said.