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Kenya: Equatorial country in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

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Some Kenyans say Chinese-built railway leaves them in the dust

The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after..
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Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack near Kenya's Somalia border: police

Three teachers were killed near Kenya's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants early on Monday, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of assaults by the..
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Videos for Kenya

Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street [Video]Johnson welcomes Kenyatta to Downing Street

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Downing Street for talks with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

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Duke of Cambridge: The fight against wildlife crime in 'very strong position' [Video]Duke of Cambridge: The fight against wildlife crime in 'very strong position'

The Duke of Cambridge has welcomed Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta to St James' Palace in London. Both attended a meeting of the United for Wildlife Taskforces, which brings together organisations to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops [Video]Locust swarms threatens East Africa's crops

Plague threatens regional food supplies, as swarm cross from neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia into Kenya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

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Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed [Video]Kenya school attacked by al-Shabab, several children killed

Suspected al-Shabab fighters attacked a primary school in Garissa county near the border with Somalia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base [Video]Three killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenyan military base

US service member, two civilians killed in attack on the base used by US and Kenyan military personnel.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya [Video]Al-Shabab attacks military base in Kenya

Al-Qaeda-linked group attacks Camp Simba, a base used by US and Kenyan military personnel, in Lamu county.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:39Published

Kenya floods: More rain expected in region [Video]Kenya floods: More rain expected in region

Authorities are warning of more heavy rain in Kenya. Thousands have already been displaced after two months of flooding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped [Video]Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped

Rescue operation under way after six-storey residential structure in Kenyan capital collapses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title [Video]World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title

Eliud Kipchoge says he wants to defend his Olympic title next year and does not think his running shoes give him an unfair advantage.

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Kenya's River Mara vulnerable to climate change [Video]Kenya's River Mara vulnerable to climate change

The economic worth the whole river basin is estimated at $7bn annually from tourism to agriculture.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

World AIDS Day: Kenya struggles to stop spread of HIV, as 8,000 children infected in 2018 [Video]World AIDS Day: Kenya struggles to stop spread of HIV, as 8,000 children infected in 2018

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:01Published

Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc [Video]Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc

Fears toll of 120 people may rise as rescue workers struggle to reach remote areas due to damaged roads and bridges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

World's first malaria vaccine introduced in Africa [Video]World's first malaria vaccine introduced in Africa

The World Health Organization has implemented a large-scale malaria vaccine pilot program for 360,000 children across Africa.

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Three teachers killed near Kenya's Somalia border in a suspected militant attack: police

Three teachers were killed in Kenya near the country's border with Somalia in a suspected attack by al Shabaab militants, a police report seen by Reuters said on Monday, in what would be the latest..
Reuters - Published

Member of Kenya's Akasha organization sentenced to 23 years in prison in U.S

A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced Ibrahim Akasha, once a member of Kenya's Akasha drug trafficking organization, to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and methamphetamine..
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Four Kenyan school children killed in al Shabaab attack on telecom mast

Four Kenyan school children were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between police and al Shabaab militants from Somalia who attacked a telecommunications mast in the third such deadly incident in Kenya..
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U.S. bolsters Kenya base security after Americans killed in attack

The U.S. military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants on Sunday that killed three Americans, the military's..
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Kenya arrests three men for trying to breach British army camp

Kenyan police arrested three men suspected of trying to break into a British army camp in Laikipia in central Kenya on the same day Islamist insurgents attacked another base used by U.S. and Kenyan..
Reuters - Published

Three Americans killed in al Shabaab militant attack on base in Kenya

Three Americans - one U.S. military servicemember and two contractors - were killed by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group during an attack on Sunday on a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. service member, contractors killed in militant attack in Kenya

One U.S. military service member and two contractors were killed on Sunday during an attack by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group on a military base in Kenya, the U.S. military said in a statement.
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Islamist group al Shabaab attack Kenya base used by Kenyan, U.S. forces

Somalia's al Shabaab militant group attacked on Sunday a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames.
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Islamist group al Shabaab attacks military base in Kenya's Lamu county

Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has stormed a military base in Lamu county in Kenya's coastal region used by both United States and Kenyan military personnel, a source and al Shabaab said, but it..
Reuters - Published

Armed assailants kill three in Kenya's Lamu county

Armed assailants on Thursday killed three people and injured two others in Kenya's Lamu county, a coastal region near the border with Somalia, police said.
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After Ethiopia crash, victims' relatives say they were hounded by U.S. law firms

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S...
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INS Trikand escorts World Food Programme ship

Merchant ship MV Annika was transporting relief materials from Somaliland's city of Berbera to Mombasa in Kenya through piracy prone waters. The WFP initiative of the United Nations supplies relief and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push.
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Nairobi governor pleads innocent to graft charges, bail ruling Wednesday

The governor of Kenya's capital Nairobi pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars.
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Kenyan police seal off court as Nairobi governor set to face graft charges

Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened..
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Kenya police officers among 10 killed in bus attack

Kenyan police officers were among those killed when gunmen suspected to be from Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked a bus on Friday near the border with Somalia, President Uhuru Kenyatta's..
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At least eight killed in Kenya in suspected Islamist militant attack

Several people were killed on Friday when suspected Islamist militants attacked a bus in Kenya near the border with Somalia, police and local media outlets said.
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At least three killed after residential building collapses in Kenya

At least three people were killed and 27 injured on Friday when a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said, as rescue workers struggled to free a woman who was..
Reuters - Published

Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted..
Reuters - Published

Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an..
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65 Indians taken hostage in various countries during 2017-19: Government to Lok Sabha

"As per available information, 65 Indians have been taken hostage in various countries during the last two years and the current year," he said. Out of the list of 65 Indians kidnapped, the maximum..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kenyan government report proposes more posts to tackle election violence

Kenya should create more senior political posts including that of prime minister and increase payments to regional governments to try to end cyclical election violence, a government report said on..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Kenya landslides rises to 56 as heavy rains lash country's north west

The death toll from landslides in northwestern Kenya triggered on Saturday by unusually heavy rains has risen to at least 56 people, a local official said.
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Landslides kill at least 36 people as heavy rains lash northwestern Kenya

At least 36 people, including seven children, have been killed by landslides triggered by unusually heavy rains in northwestern Kenya, a local official said on Saturday.
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U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya's former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in "significant" corruption, according to a statement from U.S...
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Kenya, Somalia agree to restore ties after spat over oil rights

Kenya and Somalia agreed to restore ties on Thursday after a months-long spat over oil rights that led the neighbors to halt the issuance of visas on arrival for each other's citizens.
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Nearly half of Kenyans surveyed by police watchdog report abuses by officers

Nearly half of Kenyans surveyed by the government's police watchdog IPOA said they had suffered police abuse of power, according to a survey it released on Wednesday, underscoring the scale of the task..
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At least 10 Kenyan police killed by bomb near Somali border: police

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters.
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Kenya says it kills three militants planning attacks in Mombasa

Kenyan police shot dead three men suspected of planning militant attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa on Tuesday, ahead of national day celebrations to be hosted in the city this month, according to..
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Kenya classroom collapse kills seven children, injures 64

Seven children were killed and 64 injured when a classroom collapsed as students were starting their morning lessons at a school in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday, officials said.
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When raiders menace in northern Kenya, grab your guns

First, the scouts saw a footprint, then a suspected spy from a rival ethnic group, scuttling off into the bush.
Reuters - Published

Kenya bans foreigners from adopting local children

Kenya has banned foreigners from adopting local children and will work toward a new policy governing the process, the presidency said on Thursday.
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African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

A U.S.-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive.
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Kenya's dusitD2 hotel reopens after January attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
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Kenya ruling that corruption suspect must step down seen having wider impact

A Kenyan judge's ruling that a county governor accused of corruption must step aside pending his trial could have widespread ramifications in the country, where senior officials are often charged with..
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Crime fighting duo seeks Kenya's first top-level graft conviction

Noordin Haji, head of public prosecutions in Kenya, is the urbane son of one of the country's most prominent families. George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful..
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Kenya appoints acting finance minister after Rotich graft charges

Kenya's presidency appointed Labour Minister Ukur Yatani as acting finance minister on Wednesday, a day after incumbent Henry Rotich was charged with corruption.
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Kenya's president appoints Yatani as acting finance minister

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Labour Minister Ukur Yatani as acting finance minister after Henry Rotich was charged with corruption, the presidency said on Wednesday.
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Italy's CMC di Ravenna denies any wrongdoing in Kenya dams scandal

Italian construction company CMC di Ravenna, which faces charges in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal in Kenya, has denied any wrongdoing and is co-operating with Kenyan authorities, the firm..
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Kenyan finance minister denies corruption charges, given bail

Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders, in an unprecedented legal move against a sitting minister in a country..
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