Shebab militants kill 14 workers in northern Kenya

Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.

Suspected Shebab kill 14 in northern Kenya attack
Suspected Shebab kill 14 in northern Kenya attack

At least 14 people were killed Tuesday when suspected Islamic militants raided a northern Kenyan town on the border with war-torn Somalia, officials said.

MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya

Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said US President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

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.

Barack Obama`s grandmother to cook for President on Kenya trip
Barack Obama`s grandmother to cook for President on Kenya trip

President Barack Obama`s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed on Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

Somali militants attack African Union peacekeepers' base

Al Shabaab militants battled with African Union (AU) troops in Somalia on Friday after exploding a car bomb at a peacekeepers` base south of Mogadishu at dawn, military officials and a rebel spokesman said.

Kirwa to return as Kenyan coach at worlds

Julius Kirwa is to return as Kenya`s head athletics coach for August`s world championships in Beijing, officials said Thursday.

Kenya official assassinated in northeast

A Kenyan government administrator in the country`s restive northeast has been gunned down by suspected members of the Somali-led Shebab militia, police said Sunday.

UN expands refugee camp in Kenya as South Sudan conflict rages

 Kakuma camp in northern Kenya is expanding by nearly a half, the UN refugee agency said on Saturday, to house refugees fleeing nearby South Sudan as hopes fade for peace in the world`s newest nation.

Baboons vote while taking travel decisions: Study
Baboons vote while taking travel decisions: Study

Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, a new study has found.

Kenya picks 26 runners for youth athletics worlds
Kenya picks 26 runners for youth athletics worlds

 There was no big surprise as Kenya on Wednesday picked a strong squad of 26 athletes for the World Youth Athletics Championships to be held in Cali, Colombia starting from July 15 to 19.

Kenyan president says troops will stay in Somalia
Kenyan president says troops will stay in Somalia

 Kenya`s president vowed Wednesday to keep troops in Somalia to fight Islamist Shebab rebels, apparently dismissing suggestions the country may be drawing up an exit strategy in order to focus on attacks on its own soil.

Kenya says kills al Shabaab commander and possibly militant Briton

Kenya`s army said it killed a regional commander from Somalia`s al Shabaab group, and possibly also a Briton who joined the militants, in fighting over the weekend.

British jihadist Thomas Evans believed killed in Kenya

A British jihadist fighting for Somalia`s Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Shebab, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base on Sunday, a Kenyan defence spokesman said.

Kenya police accused of abuses against Muslims after massacre

 The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya`s coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, human rights groups said Monday.

British jihadi believed killed in Kenya: Defence spokesman

 A British jihadi fighting for Somalia`s Al Qaeda affiliate, the Shebab, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base on Sunday, a Kenyan defence spokesman said.

Islamic militants raid army base and village in Kenya

Suspected Shebab gunmen raided a Kenyan military base and briefly took over a village on Sunday in the latest attacks highlighting the insecurity that plagues parts of the country.

Somali Islamists attack military base in Kenya, 11 militants, two soldiers killed

Eleven Somali al Shabaab militants and two Kenyan soldiers were killed when the al Qaeda-linked fighters attacked a military base in Kenya`s northern coastal Lamu County close to the Somali border on Sunday, a local official said.

Kenya to send big team to athletics Worlds
Kenya to send big team to athletics Worlds

 Kenya will send a big squad to the World Athletics Championships in Beijing as it bids to rule the middle and long distance races in the premier track and field competition to be held between August 22-30.

Pope says to visit Africa in November, may go to Kenya

Pope Francis on Friday said he planned to visit the Central African Republic and Uganda in November, and hoped to go to Kenya, during his first trip to Africa since becoming pope.