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# kenya - Friday 29 January, 2021

Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya
# Mount Kenya
# Mount Kenya

Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya

Jan 29th 2021, 6:23 PM 48,310 Views 13 Comments

The incident happened at around 6am local time yesterday.

# kenya - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

World’s last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers
# Kenya
# Kenya

World’s last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers

Nov 17th 2020, 6:06 PM 25,656 Views 18 Comments

The giraffe is alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March.

# kenya - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Rare white giraffe and calf killed by poachers - leaving just one left in the world
# Kenya
# Kenya

Rare white giraffe and calf killed by poachers - leaving just one left in the world

Mar 11th 2020, 12:32 PM 47,731 Views 52 Comments

Just one remaining white giraffe remains alive — a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female.

# kenya - Friday 17 January, 2020

The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies
# Food Insecurity
# Food Insecurity

The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

Jan 17th 2020, 4:50 PM 22,291 Views 16 Comments

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops

# kenya - Saturday 23 November, 2019

34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides

Nov 23rd 2019, 4:04 PM 8,780 Views 4 Comments

It follows weeks of heavy rain in the east African country.

# kenya - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Oct 13th 2019, 6:03 PM 8,676 Views 10 Comments

Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.

# kenya - Monday 26 August, 2019

Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus
# Kenya
From The42
# Kenya

Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus

Aug 26th 2019, 12:34 PM 8,632 Views 1 Comment

David Rudisha was involved in a serious accident on Saturday night but escaped unharmed.

# kenya - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 77,305 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# kenya - Monday 22 July, 2019

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
# Seeking Justice
# Seeking Justice

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,425 Views 10 Comments

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

# kenya - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
# FGM
# FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,963 Views 20 Comments

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

# kenya - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption

May 22nd 2019, 7:39 PM 2,567 Views 1 Comment

Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.

# kenya - Sunday 10 March, 2019

One Irish person among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes en route to Kenya
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

One Irish person among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes en route to Kenya

Updated Mar 10th 2019, 12:40 PM 88,491 Views 71 Comments

It has been reported that there were no survivors among the 157 people on board the aircraft.

# kenya - Thursday 17 January, 2019

American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
# Jason Spindler
# Jason Spindler

American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor

Jan 17th 2019, 1:18 PM 31,728 Views 17 Comments

On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.

# kenya - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 9:11 PM 18,551 Views 26 Comments

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

# kenya - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
# Kenya
# Kenya

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex

Updated Jan 15th 2019, 10:55 PM 19,102 Views 26 Comments

Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# kenya - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village
# Armed Gang
# Armed Gang

Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village

Nov 21st 2018, 7:40 AM 7,371 Views 5 Comments

The 23-year-old was taken from a coastal village in an armed raid.

# kenya - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record
# Rapid
From The42
# Rapid

Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record

Sep 16th 2018, 2:18 PM 10,105 Views 16 Comments

It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.

# kenya - Saturday 1 September, 2018

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?
# Controversy
# Controversy

How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?

Sep 1st 2018, 11:00 AM 20,860 Views 13 Comments

Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.

# kenya - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month
# Charity
# Charity

Irish charity founder in Kenya works 6 days a week and pays himself €300 a month

Aug 26th 2018, 9:00 PM 47,932 Views 45 Comments

“I can do more here,” James Hennessy says of his life in the Great Rift Valley.

# kenya - Friday 13 July, 2018

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park
# Kenya Wildlife Service
# Kenya Wildlife Service

'A complete disaster': Eight out of 14 endangered rhinos die after moving to a new park

Jul 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 31,651 Views 33 Comments

The loss of so many in one go is unprecedented – an investigation has been launched.

# kenya - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Lesbian love story is banned in Kenya - but a hit in Cannes
# Lgbt Love
# Lgbt Love

Lesbian love story is banned in Kenya - but a hit in Cannes

May 12th 2018, 6:00 PM 11,400 Views 3 Comments

The director went from being a national hero to accused of corrupting Kenyan youth.

# kenya - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya
# Floods
# Floods

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

May 10th 2018, 10:47 AM 7,503 Views 2 Comments

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

# kenya - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya
# The Hardest Harvest
# The Hardest Harvest

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya

May 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 13,353 Views 20 Comments

Paula Hynes travelled to Kenya to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a remote Maasai tribe.

# kenya - Monday 5 February, 2018

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya
# Esmond Martin
# Esmond Martin

Leading ivory trade investigator murdered in Kenya

Feb 5th 2018, 1:25 PM 26,862 Views 19 Comments

Esmond Martin, aged 75, died after being stabbed at his house in a Nairobi suburb.

# kenya - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him
# Karma Police
# Karma Police

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

Oct 22nd 2017, 1:07 PM 17,706 Views 30 Comments

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

# kenya - Friday 1 September, 2017

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void
# Gross Irregularities
# Gross Irregularities

Jubilant scenes as judge declares controversial Kenyan election null and void

Sep 1st 2017, 2:57 PM 6,817 Views 5 Comments

President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a widely criticised election last month.

# kenya - Monday 28 August, 2017

Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison
# Plastic Bag Ban
# Plastic Bag Ban

Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison

Aug 28th 2017, 10:11 PM 24,748 Views 24 Comments

The ban came into force today but has sparked a lot of criticism.

# kenya - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital
# Andy Needham
# Andy Needham

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Aug 15th 2017, 9:56 PM 15,468 Views 7 Comments

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships
# Bricks-and-mortar
From The42
# Bricks-and-mortar

Kenya want to build 10 athletics venues and become the first African host of the World Championships

Aug 15th 2017, 1:13 PM 2,890 Views 2 Comments

‘We have a plan to build big stadiums in Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret and seven additional new ones in other parts of the country.’

# kenya - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
# Riots
# Riots

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Aug 12th 2017, 10:14 AM 4,863 Views 2 Comments

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

# kenya - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
# Uhuru Kenyatta
# Uhuru Kenyatta

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'

Aug 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 9,035 Views 11 Comments

The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.

# kenya - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election
# The Fix
# The Fix

Dodgy technology and dead people voting - Kenya has a job on its hands preventing fraud in its coming election

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 4,733 Views 3 Comments

Recent elections in the African nation have been beset by claims of vote-rigging and intimidation.

# kenya - Friday 14 July, 2017

Irish woman dies in East Africa
# RIP
# RIP

Irish woman dies in East Africa

Jul 14th 2017, 7:36 PM 23,730 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says that it is providing consular assistance in the case.

# kenya - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,429 Views 3 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# kenya - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'
# FGM
# FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,945 Views 57 Comments

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# kenya - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'

Jun 4th 2017, 3:30 PM 214 Views 15 Comments

With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months, writes David O’Hare.

# kenya - Friday 7 April, 2017

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test
# Drugs
From The42
# Drugs

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Apr 7th 2017, 7:50 AM 18,018 Views 25 Comments

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

# kenya - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote
# Powerful Motivator
# Powerful Motivator

Kenyan MP urges women to boycott sex until men register to vote

Jan 18th 2017, 2:29 PM 7,346 Views 11 Comments

Mishi Mboko said it was the best bet for beating the current government at the polls.

# kenya - Monday 12 December, 2016

'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Dec 12th 2016, 9:45 AM 3,666 Views 11 Comments

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

# kenya - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya

Nov 27th 2016, 7:06 PM 20,117 Views 5 Comments

John Ordway and his daughter Isabella have been taking part in the Vintage Air Rally which journeys from Greece to Africa over the course of five weeks every year.

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