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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Kenya

This month
November 2023
40 people killed in Kenya and Somalia as heavy rain and floods displace thousands
In Somalia, the government declared an emergency after the extreme weather killed at least 25 people and destroyed homes, roads and bridges.
Last month
October 2023
Britain's King Charles says 'no excuse' for colonial atrocities in Kenya
The British head of state was speaking at a state banquet hosted by Kenyan President William Ruto.
This year
Nearly 50 people die after truck veers out of control in Kenya
The truck ploughed into several other vehicles and people at a busy road junction yesterday evening.
Kenyan court extends detention of cult leader linked to deaths of hundreds of followers
A total of 133 people have so far been confirmed dead, many of them children, after the preacher allegedly incited them to starve to death ‘to meet Jesus.’
Kenyan pastor accused of inciting followers to starve to death will face terrorism charges
Self-proclaimed pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie is accused of inciting followers to starve to death “to meet Jesus”.
Another pastor arrested as deaths linked to Kenyan starvation cult rise to 103
Ezekiel Odero’s church has been closed and those who were found inside were ordered out.
Kenyan authorities fear more bodies will be found as starvation cult death toll rises to 98
The discovery of dozens of bodies buried in Shakahola forest shocked Kenyans.
Kenyan cult deaths: Number of bodies found rises to 90 as search paused due to morgue being full
President William Ruto has pledged a crackdown on “unacceptable” religious movements
Search underway for cultists linked to 73 bodies discovered in mass graves in Kenya
A number of people have been rescued and dozens of bodies unearthed in mass graves dug in shallow pits.
Stone Age discovery in Kenya fuels mystery of who made early tools
In the past, scientists assumed that our direct ancestors were the only toolmakers.
One man arrested after Kenyan LGBT activist’s body found in metal box
Edwin Chiloba’s body was discovered on Wednesday on a road in Uasin Gishu County, in the country’s west.
Last year
Two-time Olympic champion and 800m world record holder survives plane crash
David Rudisha is grateful to be alive.
'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.
Kenya court upholds WiIliam Ruto's presidential election after claims of fraud
The verdict dealt a blow to challenger Raila Odinga who had alleged fraud and filed a petition against the poll outcome.
Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race
The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya candidates make final bid for votes as campaigning closes
The frontrunners are making their final push for votes today, capping months of frenetic campaigning ahead of the August 9 polls.
Kenya drought: Children going hungry and women needing to 'beg' for support for the first time
An inside look at a malnutrition clinic for women and children in Northern Kenya.
In pictures: The drought causing animals to drop dead in Kenya
A glimpse into the current situation for people in two Kenyan counties.
'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya
In times of drought, farmers move their animals to look for water and pasture. This can create a rift with crop farmers.
'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years
Concern brought The Journal and other media to Kenya to report on the impacts of drought.
All time
'Athletics has lost one of its brightest young stars' - tributes paid to the late Agnes Tirop
Thomas Bach and Sebastian Coe led the tributes to the two-time world bronze medallist.
Agony for Ireland 7s as late Kenyan try ends their Olympic medal hopes
Anthony Eddy’s side made a promising start but conceded a late score to miss out.
Irish man (40) dies while climbing in Kenya
The incident happened at around 6am local time yesterday.
World’s last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers
The giraffe is alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March.
Rare white giraffe and calf killed by poachers - leaving just one left in the world
Just one remaining white giraffe remains alive — a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female.
The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies
The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops
34 killed as villages swept away in Kenyan mudslides
It follows weeks of heavy rain in the east African country.
Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.
Two-time Olympic champion lucky to escape head-on collision with bus
David Rudisha was involved in a serious accident on Saturday night but escaped unharmed.
'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.
'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.
'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.
Kenyan coach who was sent home from Rio Olympics banned for 10 years for corruption
Michael Rotich, the former head of the nations’ track and field team, has been suspended from the sport.
One Irish person among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes en route to Kenya
It has been reported that there were no survivors among the 157 people on board the aircraft.
American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.
21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya
Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.
At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Gunmen abduct Italian aid worker from Kenyan village
The 23-year-old was taken from a coastal village in an armed raid.
Kenyan marathon master Kipchoge smashes world record
It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the mark by 2:23 in 1967.
How did 11 of Kenya's most precious and protected black rhinos end up dead?
Officials are now blaming each other for the fiasco in a country which prides itself on its conservation efforts.