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All 10 passengers killed in Kenyan plane crash

A surveillance helicopter spotted the wreckage of the plane near the town of Njabini on the edge of the Aberdares mountain range early Thursday morning.

Wreckage of missing Kenyan plane on domestic flight located

The Cessna Caravan plane, operated by local firm FlySax, lost contact with control towers minutes before it was scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International airport while flying from Kitale.

Kenyan court denies bail to suspects in US$100 million graft scandal

The suspects face charges including abuse of office and conspiracy to commit an economic crime.

Building collapse kills at least three in Kenyan capital

Authorities said that 30,000 to 40,000 buildings built without approval in Nairobi are at risk of a similar disaster.

Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

The law follows in the footsteps of similar ones that were recently passed in other East African countries.

Kenya arrests youth service officials, charging theft of funds

Approximately 10 billion shillings have allegedly been stolen by the National Youth Service through fictitious invoices and multiple payments.

Kenyan university lecturers end strike over low pay

The strike ended after the lecturers reached an agreement with authorities.

Kenya police mistake teenager for wanted man, shoot him dead

Arnold Mudanya, who was mistaken for criminal Shimoli Junior, was shot dead in Nairobi's Eastlands area.

Kenyan doctors angered by move to hire Cuban doctors

The KMPDU criticised the government's refusal to hire local doctors.

At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

The Patel Dam, located in the town of Solai, burst after torrential rains.

Bomb kills 9 Kenyan soldiers on Somalia patrol

The attack was claimed by al-Shabaab.

Banned film reveals challenges and progress for LGBT+ people in Kenya

The banning of the movie "Rafiki" has reflected the precarious position of LGBT+ people in Kenya.

Corrupt officials to blame for loss of Kenya’s forest cover

A government task force in Kenya has called for the management of the Kenya Forest Service to be fired and some of its staff investigated for alleged corruption leading to illegal logging and deforestation.

Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop ‘tested positive’ for EPO

Former Olympic 1500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop vowed Wednesday to clear his name after reports he has tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO.

After drought, Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps hit by floods

Having suffered through drought, refugees in Dadaab must now deal with challenges presented by floods.

Kenya election officials quit, pressure on chairman to go

The officials were part of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Kenyan policeman jailed for 15 years for killing suspected phone thief

Titus Musila was convicted of murder for fatally shooting Kenneth Mwangi instead of arresting him.

Kenya pipeline plans cooking-gas plants worth US$125 million

Kenya’s monthly LPG consumption ranges between 15,000 and 23,750 metric tons, according to the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Kenyan minister, police chief found in contempt; opposition politician deported

Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet were told to appear for sentencing for failing to obey a court order to release Miguna Miguna.

Columnists quit Kenyan media group over freedom crackdown

The eight columnists said that the independence of the Nation Media Group was being undermined.

Nestlé provides lifeline for struggling Kenyan coffee farmers

Nestlé has been working with coffee farmers in Kenya in a mutually-beneficial project: it will receive more coffee beans, while the farmers will receive more revenue.

Keepers: Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive.

S.Africa chain withdraws 3rd meat brand over listeria fears

Shoprite says it would no longer be selling farmer's Deli sausages as a precautionary measure as "the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was identified in an initial testing of a single batch of red Viennas."

With smart crops and cash, women slash female genital mutilation in...

Female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, can cause hemorrhage, shock, complications in childbirth, fistula or death.