AJ Impact

Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Day labourers, informal traders feel the heat as steps against coronavirus pandemic hit East Africa's largest economy.

COVID-19: Kenyans brace for tough times as economic shock looms

Coronavirus pandemic

Kenya police under fire over 'excessive force' as curfew begins

Police fire tear gas and beat commuters with batons as country imposes dusk-to-dawn measure amid coronavirus fight.

Kenya police under fire over 'excessive force' as curfew begins

Coronavirus pandemic

In Pictures: Riding Kenya's matatus amid new coronavirus measures

Kenyan authorities have issued a series of directives for companies that operate matatu minibuses.

In Pictures: Riding Kenya's matatus amid new coronavirus measures

Human Rights

'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.

'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

AJ IMPACT

'No work, no food': For Kibera dwellers, quarantine not an option

Residents of Nairobi's vast informal settlement prepare for coronavirus but still need to work to put food on the table.

'No work, no food': For Kibera dwellers, quarantine not an option

Coronavirus pandemic

Kenya raids shop selling 'fake' coronavirus testing kits

Authorities arrest 10 people and shut down a facility in Nairobi for selling suspected fake testing kits.

Kenya raids shop selling 'fake' coronavirus testing kits

Coronavirus pandemic

Kenya blocks entry for non-residents in virus response

Africa now has 25 countries reporting coronavirus cases compared with just nine infections a week ago.

Kenya blocks entry for non-residents in virus response

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus spreads to more African countries

Africa was largely spared the rapid spread of COVID-19, which has infected thousands and killed nearly 5,000 so far.

Coronavirus spreads to more African countries

Coronavirus pandemic

Kenya bans public events after first case of coronavirus

Sporting events, open-air religious meetings and 'all events of a huge public nature' have been suspended.

Kenya bans public events after first case of coronavirus

Wild Animals

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

Bodies of the last female white giraffe and her calf were found by locals in eastern Kenya.

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya

Kenya

Kenya accuses Somali army of 'unwarranted attack' on border town

Tensions between Nairobi and Mogadishu soar as they accuse each other of encroaching on border territory.

Kenya accuses Somali army of 'unwarranted attack' on border town

Opinion

Kenya needs to stop panicking and start preparing for coronavirus

We should stop wasting time trying to stop the virus from entering Kenya and start preparing for the outbreak instead.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Opinion

It is time to negotiate with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab's continued attacks in Kenya and Somalia demonstrate there can be no military solution to the Somali conflict.

Rashid Abdallah

by Rashid Abdallah

Rashid Abdallah

Special series

Women Make Science: From the Lab to Lake Victoria

In Kenya, a biological scientist works with local women to tackle climate issues and restore Lake Victoria's ecosystem.

Education

'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty

In Kenya, one million girls miss school each month because they cannot afford sanitary pads, while some share used ones.

'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty