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Hundreds of thousands of condoms, mosquito nets go missing in Kenya scam

Hundreds of thousands of condoms, mosquito nets and tuberculosis drugs worth $100,000 are alleged to have disappeared from a warehouse operated by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa). They are believed to have been stolen and resold on the black market and to private chemists, according to the UN’s Global Fund to fight HIV, TB […]

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Kenya: Schoolgirl sentenced to five years in jail over dormitory fire that killed 10 fellow students

A Kenyan schoolgirl has been sentenced to five years in jail over a school dormitory fire that killed 10 fellow students in the capital, Nairobi. The 18-year-old committed the offence in 2017 aged 14 in her first year at the prestigious Moi Girls School. Parents of those who died in the fire said the sentence […]

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Attackers ambush minibus in northern Kenya, 7 killed

At least seven people have been killed in a roadside blast in northern Kenya. Attackers ambushed a minibus, locally known as a matatu, after the blast and opened fire on its occupants near Mandera town, a police statement said. Survivors were taken to hospital with various injuries, as the attackers fled the scene, the police […]

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Stowaway survives in nose wheel of freight flight from South Africa: Dutch police

Dutch police say they have found a stowaway alive in the wheel section of a plane that landed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport from South Africa. Flights from Johannesburg to Amsterdam take about 11 hours, with the cargo plane believed to have made one stop, in Nairobi, Kenya. It is very unusual for stowaways on long […]

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Kenyan MP suspended from parliament for distributing sweets to colleagues during debate

A Kenyan MP was on Wednesday was suspended from parliament for one day for distributing sweets to colleagues during a contentious debate. Fatuma Gedi said the “sugar levels of members had gone down” after the day-long session. She had been accused by colleague Ndindi Nyoro of distributing money as bribes in the floor of the […]

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Kenya: Police officer goes on a shooting spree, kills five people including his wife

A police officer in Kenya shot dead his wife and five other people with an AK-47 in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said. A neighbour heard “a loud bang” from the officer’s home at 01:00 local time, according to a police report. The policeman then went on what officials are calling a “shooting […]

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Kenya: Bus carrying choir members to wedding plunges into a river, 23 dead

A bus carrying choir members to a wedding party plunged into a river in Kenya killing at least 23 people on board. The bus reportedly swept away after the driver tried to cross fast-flowing water over a bridge in the Enziu River, about 200km east of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The bus had been hired […]

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Unvaccinated Kenyans to be banned from public transport, restaurants and bars

Kenyans will be barred from bars, restaurants and public transport from 21 December if they are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe says. The measures are aimed at increasing the rate of vaccinations ahead of the festive season. Less than 10% of the population is currently vaccinated. Mr Kagwe raised concern about […]

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Scientist retires one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from breeding program

Scientists have retired one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from a breeding programme trying to save the species from extinction. The decision to stop harvesting 32-year-old Najin’s eggs followed an “ethical risk assessment” that considered her age and other factors. Neither Najin nor her daughter Fatu are able to carry a rhino […]

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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 […]