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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Nairobi

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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.
Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.
Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya
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.
Man cuts off his wife's hands with a machete because they can't have children
Jackline Mwende Ngila said that tests showed that her husband, who has been charged with attempted murder, is the one with reproductive issues.
Miracle as toddler is pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed building after four days
The little girl was found “in a bucket wrapped in a blanket”.
Kenyan rescuers try to reach woman and child trapped in collapsed building
The six-storey building was home to more than 150 families and had been condemned.
Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.
Elderly man clawed by lion during rush hour in Kenyan capital
It is the third time in a month that lions have caused panic as they roamed outside of Nairobi National Park.
On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long
Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.
Six lions are roaming around a residential area in Kenya
A team of wildlife rangers tracking the lions aims to capture them.
Gambler stoned to death by mob after killing two people with sword at casino
The man reportedly flew into a rage after losing about €260.
Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook
The man, a student, pleaded guilty to hate speech.
Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives
For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
Unknown number trapped after cargo train derailment in Nairobi slum
The number of injuries is lower than initially feared as residents were at church or back in their home villages for Christmas.
Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack
The men were charged with supporting a terrorist group, although none are accused of being the gunmen involved in the attack.
Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.
‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite 'was not part of the attackers' - Kenyan police
Police also said that only between four and six armed men, not 10 to 15 as earlier thought, conducted the attack.
Top readers' comments of the week
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63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning
The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.
Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack
Samantha Lewthwaite, who’s originally from Northern Ireland, is the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers. A Kenyan minister said last night that a “British woman” was believed to be among the attackers.
Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall
The three-day siege at the upmarket Nairobi mall is nearing an end, the country’s Interior Ministry says.
Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants
It comes as the Red Cross revises down the death toll to 62. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an updated warning for Irish nationals.
Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege
Mbugi Mwangi was shopping with his fiancée Rosemary Wahito when the attack started. Both lost their lives.
Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall
As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.
UPDATE: 59 people killed in Kenya attack and 175 injured
Cabinet Secretary for the Interior Joe Lenku says 59 people have been killed and 175 injured.
Shoppers killed in gun attack at upmarket Kenyan shopping mall
Gunmen in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi lobbed grenades and opened fire on shoppers at an upscale mall.
41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley
Bodies were said to be ‘strewn all over’, according to police.
Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.
UK to compensate 5,228 Kenyans for Mau Mau uprising abuse
A compensation deal worth €23.5 million was unveiled. That’s around €4,460 per person – five times the annual salary of a Kenyan civil servant.
Polls open as Kenya votes in crucial election
The elections are seen as a crucial test for the country which was hit by violence during the last elections five years ago.
'Maybe I've won the Tour today', says Wiggins
The Englishman struggled to contain his excitement after another impressive performance today.
14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub
Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.
First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies
One of Kenya’s most recognisable women Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism, has passed away following a long struggle with cancer.
Dozens burned to death in petrol pipeline explosion
At least 40 bodies have been counted after the blast in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, according to reports.