Kenyan police confirm kidnapping of two Cuban doctors

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

Dancing and beauty pageants for Kenyan prison inmates

Inmates take part in a talent show in the medium security section of Kodiaga Prison in the Kenyan city of Kisumu. The event is organised by youth volunteer groups and aims to help rehabilitate prisoners.

Kenyan snake farm owner battles to secure more anti-venom

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.

Kenyan students march for climate action in Nairobi forest

Kenyan students march across the Karura Forest in Nairobi as tens of thousands of young people take part in a global day of protests aiming to push world leaders into action on climate change. IMAGES

French president meets Kenyan counterpart in Nairobi

French President Emmanuel meets his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, where he is expected to seal a major transport contract. IMAGES

Ethiopian Airlines grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after crash

Ethiopian Airlines says it has grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after a crash that killed 149 passengers and eight crew, while the Kenyan transport secretary says authorities have been in contact with 25 out of 32 Kenyan families affected by the incident.

RAW: Wreckage at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that had 157 people on board

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.

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On Lake Victoria, hyacinth spreads across Africa’s blue heart

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 Nairobi terror victims bury their loved ones

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.

ONLY ON AP: Troops free people from Nairobi hotel

(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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