Africa

Kenya's rivals scramble for votes before tight poll

Presidential runners Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga try to win voters on final day of campaigning.

Health

Kenyans urged to end medical strike after patients die

President Uhuru Kenyatta urges medical workers to return to job, saying nearly 20 patients have died in three days.

Kenya

Kenya 'Day of Rage' protests turn deadly

At least two dead in police firing in Kisumu city as opposition supporters protest against electoral body.

Protests in Kenya as opposition marks 'Day of Rage'

Politics

Kenyans mock 'visiting' president over jet-setting

After criticism over government spending on foreign trips, Kenyans joke and vent anger on social media.

Kenyans mock 'visiting' president over jet-setting

Politics

Kenyatta: Gay rights is a non-issue for Kenya

Kenyan president describes gay rights as a non-issue after Obama calls for equality for gays and lesbians in Africa.

Kenyatta: Gay rights is a non-issue for Kenya

Opinion

Obama's impact on Kenyatta's imprimatur

In Kenya, Barack Obama's visit is seen as an international acknowledgement of Uhuru Kenyatta's government.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Opinion

Is Kenya at war with al-Shabab?

In Kenya, talk of war masks a multitude of sins on the part of the government and security agents.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

War & Conflict

Former CAR leaders sign 'meaningless' peace agreement

Deal between Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia does not involve current government, raising doubts on its legitimacy.

Former CAR leaders sign 'meaningless' peace agreement

Kenya

Kenya mourns as families queue to find Garissa victims

Relatives identify bodies at morgue as government says gunman in killing of 148 people at university was official's son.

Kenya

Kenyan university attacker identified as official's son

Interior ministry says gunman involved in slaughter of 148 people in Garissa was government official's son.

Kenyan university attacker identified as official's son

Kenya

Kenyans dedicate Easter to mourn Garissa attack victims

Three days of national mourning begin for victims of university massacre by al-Shabab which killed 148 people.

Kenyans dedicate Easter to mourn Garissa attack victims

Africa

Kenya burns tonnes of ivory confiscated from poachers

President sets fire to 15 tonnes of elephant tusks at event marking World Wildlife Day to discourage ivory trade.

Kenya burns tonnes of ivory confiscated from poachers

Africa

Kenya president signs tough 'anti-terror' law

President Kenyatta signs into law contested security bill which gives sweeping powers to crack down on suspects.

Kenya president signs tough 'anti-terror' law

Politics

Mixed reactions to ICC decision on Kenyatta

Supporters of Kenyan president celebrate, but victims of 2007 violence complain of justice being denied.

Mixed reactions to ICC decision on Kenyatta

Africa

Kenya army plane crashes in Somalia

Al-Shabab claims it brought down the plane, killing the pilot, while Kenyan officials cite technical problems.

Kenya army plane crashes in Somalia