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Kenya: Child serial killer beaten to death by mob two days after escaping from custody

A mob in Kenya has killed a self-confessed serial killer who escaped from custody two days ago, police say. Masten Wanjala was traced by villagers to a house in Bungoma town and beaten to death, they say. Authorities had launched a massive manhunt for the fugitive who admitted to killing more than 10 young boys […]

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Agnes Tirop: Kenyan long distance world record runner stabbed to death at her home

The world record holder for a women’s 10km road race has been found stabbed to death at her home. Agnes Tirop was found dead in the western town of Iten, Kenya. Police are treating her husband as the suspect, who has gone missing. The two-time World Athletics Championships bronze medallist, who finished fourth in the […]

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Kenya: Hundreds spend hours overnight in an enormous traffic jam in Nairobi

Kenyan drivers spent hours overnight in an enormous traffic jam in the capital, Nairobi. “Ridiculous that I’m getting home at 4am” after an 11-hour journey, tweeted lawyer Pauline Otsyula. Other commuters explained that they arrived home in the early hours just in time to leave for work once again. Nairobi is notorious for its traffic […]

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Kenya: Nine endangered giraffes rescued from sinking island using makeshift boat

Rising water levels have forced relocation of critically endangered giraffes to Kenya’s mainland from a sinking island. Nine giraffes were floated on a specially designed barge separately over Lake Baringo, a video of the complex operation showed. Sixty empty drums were used to build the barge and its sides were reinforced to prevent the lanky […]

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Kenya: Radio presenters fired for blaming women when men attack them

Three radio presenters in Kenya were sacked after asking if women are to blame for being attacked. The trio were discussing a court case in which a man was accused of pushing a woman he had met on Facebook out of a 12th floor window on their first date. Outrage spread on social media as […]

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Missing Tanzania’s president has flown to India following Covid-19 complications, opposition claims

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is in India receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 and is in a serious condition, the nation’s main opposition leader has claimed. Tundu Lissu, who lost last year’s election to Magufuli, on Thursday cited medical and security sources in Kenya for his information that the president had been transferred from a hospital […]

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World’s only known white giraffe fitted with GPS to save it from poachers

The world’s only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device in an effort to protect him from poachers in Kenya. The unique creature now stands alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March. The GPS tracking device, secured to one of the animal’s horns, will give […]

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Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya returns home after 18 months

An Italian aid worker, who was abducted in Kenya in November 2018, has been flown back to her home country. Silvia Romano, 25, embraced her parents and sister, and was greeted by Italy’s prime minister and foreign minister after she landed in Rome. She was freed from suspected Islamist group al-Shabab near Somalia’s capital Mogadishu […]

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Ethiopia admits to shooting down Kenyan aid aircraft in Somalia

Ethiopia on Saturday admitted it was behind the shooting down of a privately owned Kenyan plane in Somalia earlier this week, resulting in the deaths of all six people on board. The plane was shot down on Monday by Ethiopian troops protecting a camp in the town of Bardale in southwestern Somalia, the Ethiopian army […]

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Flooding kills over 260 people across East Africa

Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 260 people across East Africa. Kenya has been the hardest hit with the government recording 194 deaths. In Rwanda, 55 people have died and floods have killed 16 in Somalia. In Uganda high water levels have trapped an estimated 200 patients inside a […]

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Kenya governor includes alcohol bottles in coronavirus care packages

The governor of the Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is facing backlash after he included bottles of cognac (high quality brandy) in coronavirus care packages. Mike Sonko, the governor confirmed that the alcohol would be part of the COVID-19 care packages that were given to residents at a food donation site. He claimed that […]

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Inspired by Mother Teresa, safari operator feeds 24,000 families

Safari operator Pankaj Shah would normally be showing tourists around the beauty spots of his native Kenya. Instead, he is spearheading a volunteer effort to feed thousands of families left penniless when the new coronavirus devastated the economy. “One old woman told us she hadn’t eaten for days – her sons had stopped supplying her […]