Kenya marathon stars march for peace

John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous life in northern Kenya, where three of his uncles were killed in armed cattle raids when he was a teenager.

Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations
Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations

Russia and Kenya were subject to new doping allegations on Saturday when a German broadcaster claimed evidence of runners using growth hormone, botched drug tests and widespread corruption.

Former World champ says Kenyans must improve to beat Mo Farah
Former World champ says Kenyans must improve to beat Mo Farah

Former 5000m world champion and 10,000m record holder Yobes Ondieki has warned Kenyan runners they must work harder to beat double world champion Mo Farah at this month`s World championships in Beijing.

Kenya Olympics body rolls out $5.3m budget for Rio
Kenya Olympics body rolls out $5.3m budget for Rio

Kenya's national Olympics body has unveiled a $5.3 million budget to send the country's team to the 31st edition of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year.

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 to give keynote address to African Union
Obama to give keynote address to African Union

Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.

Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

 US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground.

Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

Somali police say the toll for the massive truck bomb attack on the capital's premier hotel has risen to 15, including a Kenya diplomat, a Chinese embassy guard and three journalists.

Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya
Watch: President Obama grooving to tunes of Lipala dance in Kenya

US President Barack Obama proved to be quiet a showman at a state dinner organised by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as he got grooving to the lilting tunes of a modernised folk dance.

Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid
Obama in Ethiopia, focus on South Sudan peace bid

Barack Obama on Monday officially begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa`s second-most populous nation and the seat of the African Union.

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.

No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself, say Kenyans

People in Nairobi on Sunday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama`s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya.

Obama tells Kenyans he wants them to succeed, sees challenges

Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father`s homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity.

Obama urges Kenya to hold ''visible'' trials to tackle corruption

United States President Barack Obama has said that Kenya should hold "visible" trials in order to counter the problem of corruption in the country.

Obama juggles security and rights concerns in Ethiopia visit

 US President Barack Obama heads to Ethiopia Sunday, the first American president to visit Africa`s second most populous nation and a key but much maligned ally in the fight against terrorism.

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 calls for gay rights in Africa, challenges Kenya on corruption
Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, challenges Kenya on corruption

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

'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.

Obama lays wreath at US embassy bombing memorial

US President Barack Obama on Saturday laid a wreath at the Kenyan capital`s Memorial Park in memory of those killed in the 1998 embassy bombing.

Obama says `Africa on the move` in landmark Kenya visit
Obama says `Africa on the move` in landmark Kenya visit

US President Barack Obama said Saturday "Africa is on the move", as he praised the spirit of entrepreneurship at a business summit in Kenya during his first visit to the country of his father`s birth since his election as president.