Kenya

Peace on a knife edge as Kenyans hold their breath waiting for the election result to be decided in court

Last week Kenyans went to the polls in huge numbers to vote for the first time under a new constitution which was itself voted for by Kenyans in a referendum in 2010 following the devastating election of 2007 which resulted…

Kenya: No More Stone Throwing

Youths in Kisumu recently took a vow never to use stone throwing as a way of airing their grievances. The peace initiative dubbed ‘Sitarusha Mawe Tena’ peace campaign which translates to ‘I shall never throw stones again’ was held in…

Kenya – No Trees in The Forest

A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests shows that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported. “Deforestation deprived Kenya’s…

Deteriorating violence in Kenya as elections approach

The Kenyan spokesperson of the international organisation, World without Wars and Violence, reports from his home town, Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria where residents were this week shocked by the horrific murder of a candidate for the upcoming…

Kenya – deadly clashes between nomads and settlers

Tribesmen continue to attack villages in Kenya’s southeast, torching homes and sparking clashes that have to date killed many people in tit-for-tat ethnic violent fights. These are vendettas between the Pokomo farming community and their Orma pastoralist neighbours, which left…

Condemnation of Kenyan military killings in Somalia

KENYAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON CIVILIANS KILLING 6 AND INJURING 2 A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldier has been accused of deliberately killing 6 civilians at a village 50km North West of Al-Shabaab’s stronghold port city of Kismayo. The incident…

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