Suspected Somali Al-Shabaab jihadis kidnapped two Cuban doctors and killed their police protection officer in northeastern Kenya, police sources say. SOUNDBITE from police spokesperson
Kenya boasts some of the world’s deadliest snakes, key among them green and black mambas and spitting cobras. As in other poor, rural areas of Africa, Latin America and Asia, venomous snakes pose a public health risk that experts, such as Royjan Taylor, Director of the Bio-Ken venomous snake centre, say has been neglected for far too long.
Aviation authorities remain at the site of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed south-east of the country’s capital on Sunday, killing all 157 people onboard. Air crash investigators & Red Cross workers spent Monday retrieving remains and personal items belonging to the 149 passengers and eight crew members, of 35 different nationalities, who were on flight ET302.
The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which was bound for the Kenyan capital Nairobi, came down minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9pvv
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Kenyan fishermen in the Lake Victoria region are seeing a decrease in the size of their catches. One reason for this is the invasion of a thick green carpet of water hyacinth in Kisumu bay. This vegetation is blocking Kenya’s main entry to Africa’s largest lake, hitting the local economy hard as fishermen struggle to get out on the water.
Families of two Kenyans killed in a Nairobi hotel attack that killed 21 people bury their loved ones. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that all five gunmen behind the attack are now dead. The attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group.
(15 Jan 2019) Associated Press video from inside a Nairobi hotel during an extremist attack shows Kenyan security officers anxiously searching the building and scared workers emerging from hiding places while gunfire is heard. (Jan. 15)
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