Kenya http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24462/all en CORRECTED-Kenya vows to crack down on fake police officers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-kenya-vows-crack-down-fake-police-officers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects Jan. 8 story in paragraph 3 to show Kibaki not seeking another term)</p> <p>* Security forces under spotlight ahead of vote</p> <p>* Man accused of impersonating top policeman, robbery</p> <p>* Arrest exposes "serious systemic weaknesses" in police</p> <p>By Humphrey Malalo</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Kenya pledged on Tuesday to root out impostors in its police force following the arrest last week of a man suspected of masquerading for a decade as a top provincial security official.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-kenya-vows-crack-down-fake-police-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human Interest Kenya Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 5731752 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya police, rangers shoot dead poachers after elephants killed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/kenya-police-rangers-shoot-dead-poachers-after-elephants-killed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Incident comes amid outrage over killings of 12 animals</p> <p>* Government says poaching is a threat to economy</p> <p>By Noor Ali</p> <p>ISIOLO, Kenya Jan 9 (Reuters) - Kenyan police and wildlife service rangers have shot dead two poachers who had killed four elephants, authorities said on Wednesday, days after the slaughter of 12 animals sparked national outrage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/kenya-police-rangers-shoot-dead-poachers-after-elephants-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Culture Kenya Kenya Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:45:20 +0000 5732273 at http://www.globalpost.com 10 killed in revenge attack in Kenya's Tana River http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/10-killed-revenge-attack-kenyas-tana-river <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Raiders burned houses, slay those escaping</p> <p>* Locals, police see political hand in violence</p> <p>* Insecurity rising before March 4 election</p> <p>By Joseph Akwiri</p> <p>MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ten people were killed on Thursday when armed raiders torched more than a dozen houses in Kenya's Tana River area, the Red Cross said, violence police say is linked to upcoming elections.</p> <p>Five children and two women were among the dead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/10-killed-revenge-attack-kenyas-tana-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Kenya Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 5732565 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya parliamentarians triple own bonuses again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/kenya-parliamentarians-triple-own-bonuses-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Extra bonuses for MPs to cost 2 bln shillings</p> <p>* Citizens outraged by self-enrichment of lawmakers</p> <p>* PM Odinga says their action amounts to "treachery"</p> <p>By Duncan Miriri</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Kenyan legislators have tripled their end-of-term bonuses once again, sweetening the deal with extra perks like diplomatic passports and security for life as well as state funerals when they die.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/kenya-parliamentarians-triple-own-bonuses-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kenya Politics Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:30:25 +0000 5733040 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya's president rejects lawmakers' plan to triple their bonus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/kenyas-president-rejects-lawmakers-plan-triple-their-bonus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* MPs vote for bonuses, perks before parliament dissolved</p> <p>* President refuses to sign the law</p> <p>* Public outraged over "eccentric greed" in parliament</p> <p>By George Obulutsa</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Kenya's president rejected on Saturday plans by members of parliament to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves diplomatic passports, bodyguards for life and state funerals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/kenyas-president-rejects-lawmakers-plan-triple-their-bonus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Hospitality Kenya Politics Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:30:15 +0000 5733591 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Kenya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-kenya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Macharia</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - About 180 people have been killed and thousands displaced since August in tribal violence that Kenyan police say is linked to upcoming elections.</p> <p>Kenyan voters will cast their ballots on March 4 in the first presidential poll since ethnic clashes erupted after a disputed 2007 vote that killed more than 1,200 people. Kenyans will also vote in local elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Entertainment Kenya Kikuyu people Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:03 +0000 5734131 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenyans burn coffins to protest at MP move to triple bonuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kenyans-burn-coffins-protest-at-mp-move-triple-bonuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats to put pix, tv in slugline)</p> <p>By Humphrey Malalo</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators torched 221 coffins outside Kenya's parliament on Wednesday in protest at legislators who voted last week to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves state funerals.</p> <p>President Mwai Kibaki, aware of popular resentment over lawmakers' perks and with an eye on a March 4 general election, subsequently refused to sign the benefit increase into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kenyans-burn-coffins-protest-at-mp-move-triple-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kenya Kikuyu people Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:25:11 +0000 5735172 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenyans burn coffins to protest at MP move to triple bonuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kenyans-burn-coffins-protest-at-mp-move-triple-bonuses-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Humphrey Malalo</p> <p>NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators torched 221 coffins outside Kenya's parliament on Wednesday in protest at legislators who voted last week to triple their end-of-term bonuses and award themselves state funerals.</p> <p>President Mwai Kibaki, aware of popular resentment over lawmakers' perks and with an eye on a March 4 general election, subsequently refused to sign the benefit increase into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kenyans-burn-coffins-protest-at-mp-move-triple-bonuses-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kenya Kikuyu people Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:25:23 +0000 5735174 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama inspires brother to run for office in Kenya elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/obama-inspires-brother-run-office-kenya-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Obama brother seeking governor's post in March 4 polls</p> <p>* Odds stacked against new political entrant</p> <p>* President Obama's advise: elections not easy, develop tough skin</p> <p>By Duncan Miriri</p> <p>KOGELO, Kenya Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's message of hope and change has inspired his half-brother Malik to launch a political career of his own, with his eye on elections in Kenya in March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/obama-inspires-brother-run-office-kenya-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Barack Obama Barack Obama Kenya Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:45:15 +0000 5736148 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya tracks Facebook, Twitter for election "hate speech" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/kenya-tracks-facebook-twitter-election-hate-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kenyans are among Africa's biggest users of Twitter</p> <p>* Fears that social media could drive repeat of 2007 violence</p> <p>* Authorities warn against incitement of tribal animosity</p> <p>* New law prevents media from re-printing hate speech</p> <p>By Drazen Jorgic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/kenya-tracks-facebook-twitter-election-hate-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:45:32 +0000 5746208 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Kenya tracks Facebook, Twitter for election "hate speech" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-kenya-tracks-facebook-twitter-election-hate-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fears that social media could drive repeat of 2007 violence</p> <p>* Obama urges Kenyans to 'come together'</p> <p>* Authorities warn against incitement of tribal animosity</p> <p>* New law prevents media from re-printing hate speech</p> <p>By Drazen Jorgic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-kenya-tracks-facebook-twitter-election-hate-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:00:39 +0000 5746684 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya suspends top wildlife officials in poaching probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/kenya-suspends-top-wildlife-officials-poaching-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kenya's wildlife authorities have suspended two top officials in the midst of investigations into rampant poaching that has decimated elephant herds and other wild animals, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said in a statement that the officials were ordered "to take leave to facilitate internal investigations into the wildlife security situation".</p> <p>Poaching has spiked recently in East Africa, with whole herds of elephants massacred for their ivory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/kenya-suspends-top-wildlife-officials-poaching-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Elephants Kenya AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:46:26 +0000 5747553 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Key witness lied' in Kenya's ICC case says defence lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-witness-lied-kenyas-icc-case-says-defence-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defence lawyers for top Kenyan politician Uhuru Kenyatta have asked the International Criminal Court to drop the trial against him, saying a top prosecution witness lied.</p> <p>In a document made public Wednesday, Kenyatta's lawyer Steven Kay said a prosecution witness only named "OTP-4" had lied about being present at meetings between Kenyatta and the Mungiki, Kenya's powerful criminal underground in the run-up to the controversial presidential vote and its violent aftermath.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-witness-lied-kenyas-icc-case-says-defence-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:02:08 +0000 5747811 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Key witness lied' in Kenya's ICC case says defence lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-witness-lied-kenyas-icc-case-says-defence-lawyer-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defence lawyers for Kenyan presidential hopeful Uhuru Kenyatta have asked the International Criminal Court to drop the trial and review the case against him, saying a key prosecution witness lied.</p> <p>In a document made public Wednesday, Kenyatta's lawyer Steven Kay said a prosecution witness, only named "OTP-4" had lied about being present at meetings between Kenyatta and the Mungiki, Kenya's powerful criminal underground in the run-up to the controversial 2007 presidential vote and its violent aftermath.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/key-witness-lied-kenyas-icc-case-says-defence-lawyer-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people Uhuru Kenyatta AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:15:59 +0000 5747918 at http://www.globalpost.com Risk of election violence in Kenya 'perilously high': HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/risk-election-violence-kenya-perilously-high-hrw-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The risk of political violence in Kenya is "perilously high" ahead of next month's election, the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Friday.</p> <p>Local communities "are arming themselves" fearing possible violence ahead of the presidential, parliamentary and local elections on March 4, HRW said, citing reports from local non-governmental organisations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/risk-election-violence-kenya-perilously-high-hrw-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:30:46 +0000 5749838 at http://www.globalpost.com