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Air France Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Suspected Bomb is Found Aboard

An Air France flight from Mauritius was forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa, Kenya on Sunday after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the toilet. The Boeing 777 aircraft was heading to Charles de Read more ›

Kenya: New travel insurance restores tourists’ confidence

By Martin Mwita The Star (Mombasa) – THE recently launched inbound travel insurance has been embraced by foreign tourists and stakeholders in the industry. According to AIG Kenya insurance, which in partnership with the Kenya Coast Tourism Association launched the Read more ›

Kenya: 48 killed in audacious terrorist attack in Mpeketoni

A brazen terrorist raid on a town in the same county as one of the most popular locations among holiday-makers in Mombasa, has left at least 48 people dead, according to the police. The death toll was revised on Monday Read more ›

Kenya: Opposition coalition and other groups threaten to protest over growing insecurity

Several groups have vowed to take to the streets if the Kenyan government continues to ignore their calls to immediately address the country’s security problems. Since the beginning of this year, terrorists have carried out a series of deadly attacks Read more ›

Outspoken cleric assassinated in Mombasa

The chairman of the Council of Imam and Preachers of Kenya, Sheikh Mohammed Idris, has been shot and killed in Mombasa on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen. Local sources say the vocal Muslim leader was attacked as he exited a mosque Read more ›

Kenya condemns foreign travel alert

Kenyan authorities have criticized a recent travel advisory from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia and France this week; which warns against visiting parts of the east African nation over concerns of impending terror attacks. The move Read more ›

Kenyan police continue crack down on illegal migrants

Since Saturday, Kenyan security agents have apprehended reportedly about 6,000 foreigners in Nairobi – mostly Somalis – in the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks linked to Somalia-based al Shabab. Interior Cabinet Secretary, Ole Lenku, told the media, on Read more ›

Controversial Muslim cleric killed in Kenya

A renowned radical Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Sharif, also known as ‘Makaburi’, was shot dead on Tuesday evening outside a court building some miles from Mombasa. Reports indicate that the cleric was waiting for a vehicle outside Shanzu court building Read more ›

Blast in Nairobi suburb leaves 6 dead

An explosion in the predominantly Somali-populated Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi has killed at least 6 people and injured more than 15 others, according to local reports. Nairobi News has disclosed that the blast occurred between a cafe and a restaurant Read more ›

United Nations condemns Kenyan directive ordering Immigrants back to Refugee Camps

The United Nations has censured the Kenyan government’s decision for all refugees in the east African nation to relocate to two designated refugee camps following a spate of terrorist attacks. Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Read more ›

Kenya to Eliminate Police Prosecutors as part of Judicial Reforms

The government of Kenya has reportedly began phasing out police prosecutors and substituting them with state prosecutors as part of judicial reforms. The highly anticipated move aims to ensure every case is prosecuted exclusively by the Office of the Director Read more ›