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Explosion near cinema hits weeks after deadly Kenya attack

The Kenya Red Cross said it sent emergency teams to the scene, which was sealed off by law enforcement officers.

Workers in Kenya capital still trapped after militant attack at upscale hotel complex that killed 15

The attack on the upscale hotel complex at 14 Riverside, by at least four gunmen, began shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the foyer of the dusitD2 Hotel, police said. Somali militant group Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.


Extremists attack hotel in Nairobi; al-Shabab claims role

The Nairobi police commander Philip Ndolo said they had cordoned off the area around Riverside Drive due to a suspected robbery.

Kenya police arrest opposition member present at Odinga's 'swearing in'

An Odinga ally, Miguna has declared himself a leader of the opposition's National Resistance Movement, which the government this week declared a criminal group.

Seven dead in Kenya school shooting in suspected revenge attack

The shooting occurred at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the countries' border, the attackers were thought to be from neighboring South Sudan.

Kenya elections will now be held on October 26

Kenya's electoral commission postponed a re-run of the presidential vote scheduled for October 17 giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled.


Kenya Supreme Court orders re-run of presidential poll

Kenya Supreme Court says fresh elections have to be conducted within six months

Kenya's Raila Odinga calls strike as he mulls options

The 72-year-old Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition believe he was the rightful winner, and that results which came in via an electronic tallying system were hacked and manipulated.

Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

Voters formed long lines at many polling stations before dawn, waiting for the chance to cast ballots in the tightly contested race for the presidency as well as for more than 1,800 elected positions, including governors, legislative representatives and county officials.

Gunman, police officer killed in attack on Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's home

The incident comes days before Kenya sees its presidential, legislative and regional elections. While President Kenyatta is seeking a second term, Ruto is his running mate. The elections are scheduled to take place on August 8 this year.

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Kenya's ivory pyre to spread awareness about elephant poaching

Around a dozen ivory pyres were set in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

Obama's homecoming: President returns to Kenya, reunites with Father's family

Barack Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting US president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia.


Kenya marks first anniversary of Westgate Mall Attack

Kenya is marking one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi.