Two journalists in northern Somalia`s self-declared independent Somaliland region have been sentenced to three years in jail for false reports and defaming the government, reports have said, as rights groups condemned the sentence.
Muslim leaders in Kenya urged political parties to shun their tribal politics and forge unity, a media report said Tuesday. Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, said the leaders from the ruling Jubilee Alliance, and from the former prime minister Raila Odinga-led CORD coalition in the opposition should stop shifting blame on each other as it was fuelling communal tension, and instead form peaceful dialogues among themselves, Capital FM reported.
The toll from twin bus bombings in the Kenyan capital has risen to three dead with 86 wounded, the Kenyan Red Cross said Monday as authorities called for nationwide vigilance in the face of increased miliant attacks.
Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said today, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.
The group of Islamist gunmen who stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi last year, killing at least 67 people, may have entered Kenya from neighbouring Uganda, a senior police official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents.
A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya`s violence-hit 2007 elections took the government to court today over its alleged failure to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice.