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Kenya

Britain agrees compensation package for Kenya's Mau Mau war veterans

Britain has agreed to compensate 5,228 elderly Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague said yesterday.

Friday, 7 June, 2013, 2:11am

Kenyan girls win landmark rape case against police

A Kenyan High Court has ordered police to reinvestigate complaints of rape by 11 girls in a landmark case brought by a children’s charity on behalf of more than 240 victims of child rape, some of them as young as three years old.

31 May 2013 - 9:15am

Britain gives green light to compensate Kenyan torture victims

Britain is negotiating to compensate thousands of Kenyans who claim they were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising, a report says.

7 May 2013 - 4:03am

Chinese ivory smuggler caught in Kenya fined less than US$1 a piece

A Chinese smuggler caught in Kenya with a haul of ivory was fined less than a dollar a piece, wildlife officials said yesterday. Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udoto said Tian Yi was arrested on Sunday while in transit in Nairobi carrying 439 pieces of worked ivory.

 

27 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

Talking points

Kenyans head to the polls for the first time since a new constitution was passed in 2010 to reform the political system and ease ethnic divides. Leading the race of eight presidential candidates are Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the sons of Kenya's first post-independence president and vice-president respectively. 

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am

Kenyan elections on Monday stir fears of ethnic violence

Down in the valley there's a clue why. Sunshine gleams off the metal roofs of housing built for families displaced by ethnic violence that followed Kenya's general election five years ago. More than 1,100 people were killed and 600,000 fled their homes. On Monday, the nation goes to the polls again in possibly the most important vote in its 50-year history. Many fear a repeat.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:49am

Chinese ivory smugglers fined just US$340

During sentencing in Nairobi, Magistrate Timothy Okello regretted the defendants' crime "is still considered a petty offence" and called for Kenyan laws "to be amended to reflect the gravity of such matters".

30 Jan 2013 - 4:21am

Four Chinese men in Kenyan court over ivory smuggling

Four Chinese men appeared in a Kenyan court on Monday charged with smuggling ivory, a judicial official said.

The men were arrested on Sunday carrying ivory products, including 40 chopsticks, six necklaces, bracelets and a pen holder, as well as two pieces of raw ivory weighing 9.6kg.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Another Obama picks political life

President Barack Obama’s Kenyan half brother has launched his own political career by announcing his intention to run for a Kenyan county gubernatorial seat in the upcoming March 4 elections.

17 Jan 2013 - 3:54pm

Poachers kill 11 elephants in 'worst massacre in Kenya for decades'

Kenyan wildlife rangers yesterday were tracking a team of poachers who massacred a family of 11 elephants in what they said was the worst single such killing in the country in the past three decades. "We have not lost as many elephants in a single incident since the early 1980s," said Patrick Omondi, head of the elephant programme at the Kenya Wildlife Service.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

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