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Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

Man killed with arrows in Kenyan village on edge over elections

Koguta – The body of a man was found in a sugarcane field in western Kenya yesterday, a day after high-level officials visited the area aiming to calm ethnic tensions inflamed by this week’s presidential election. The Luo community largely boycotted Thursday’s election, which was supposed to pit opposition leader Raila Odinga, a Luo, against […]

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Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Kenyan girl shot dead by police in Nairobi slum

Nairobi – A young Kenyan girl was shot dead by police during operations to quell protests against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, a witness said on Saturday.  “The girl was hit by a stray bullet while she was on a balcony as police were firing sporadic shots,” the witness, who only gave his first […]

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British father of two shot dead at Kenyan ranch

British father of two shot dead at Kenyan ranch

Nairobi – A British man was shot dead in northern Kenya on Sunday at a private ranch in the Laikipia area, two of the man’s neighbours said, and a legislator warned that local politicians were stoking violence as elections approach. There have been numerous attacks in the drought-stricken region of Laikipia in recent months as […]

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Kenyan lawmakers held for hate speech

Kenyan lawmakers held for hate speech

Nairobi – Eight Kenyan politicians are behind bars on suspicion of hate speech in the latest sign of rising political tensions a year ahead of elections. Three lawmakers from the ruling Jubilee party, and four plus a senator from the opposition CORD alliance, were ordered to be detained for four days by Kenya’s High Court […]

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Kenyan marathoner Wanjiru killed, not suicide – Pathologist

Kenyan marathoner Wanjiru killed, not suicide – Pathologist

NAIROBI – Former Kenyan Olympic marathon gold medallist Samuel Wanjiru was killed by a blunt object to his head and did not commit suicide, a top pathologist told an inquest Tuesday. Wanjiru, 24, was found dead in May 2011 after he fell from the first-floor balcony of his house in central Kenya’s Nyahururu town. At […]