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Kenyan bullet in brain toddler leaves hospital

A Kenyan toddler shot in the head by gunmen in a recent attack on a church was discharged from hospital Thursday, with doctors saying he could lead a normal life after a bullet was removed from his brain. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets last month, has gripped the east African nation. Doctors have said the bullet that was lodged in his head may have been the one that killed his mother.

US warns citizens against travel to Kenya amid threats

The US State Department warned Americans on Friday of the risks of travel to Kenya, after heightened terror threats and recent violence in some areas. US nationals should "evaluate their personal security situation" before travel, the State Department said, updating a previous warning issued in September after an attack at a major Nairobi shopping mall killed dozens and wounded five Americans.

Police patrol Kenyan port after Muslim cleric's murder

Armed police patrolled the streets of Kenya's port city Mombasa on Wednesday following the assassination of a prominent radical Muslim cleric who was buried as a martyr. But Kenya's second city -- a key transport hub for East Africa and a popular tourist destination -- was reported calm, with the slain cleric's mosque having broadcast appeals for restraint among his supporters. Killings of other radical clerics in recent years have led to running battles between police and Muslim youths.

Nairobi blasts kill at least six

Three almost simultaneous blasts in the main Somali district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi Monday left at least six people dead and scores injured, said police, raising suspicions of terrorism. "We are here at a crime scene. Of course we suspect it is a terrorist attack," Nairobi police commander Benson Kibue told reporters. "The injuries number 25 -- they are in various hospitals -- and we have retrieved six bodies," he said.

Nairobi blast kills at least five

A blast in Eastleigh, the main Somali district of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killed at least five people Monday, an official at the national disaster operations centre said. "Police are securing the area for emergency response services," the official said. Eastleigh has in recent years been the scene of several explosions usually attributed by the police to Islamist extremists.

Kenya orders all refugees into designated camps

Kenya on Tuesday restricted all refugees on its soil to two designated camps in the wake of a weekend attack on a church near Mombasa that claimed six lives. Kenyans were asked to report any refugees or illegal immigrants outside the overcrowded camps -- Dadaab in the east and Kakuma in the northwest -- to the police. "Any refugee found flouting this directive will be dealt with in accordance with the law," Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said in a statement.

Gunmen kill six in attack on Kenyan church

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Gunmen shouting in a foreign language killed six worshippers in a church near the coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday, an attack of the kind that Islamist militants have been carrying out in retaliation for Kenya's intervention in neighboring Somalia. Witnesses said the attackers burst in through the church's back door before shouting out and opening fire on the congregation.

Gunmen kill two in attack on church near Kenya's Mombasa: witnesses

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday and shot indiscriminately at worshippers, killing two people and wounding others, witnesses said. "Two people wearing masks entered the church and then started spraying bullets at us," Margaret Mwangi told Reuters. (Reporting by Joseph Akwiri; Editing by Richard Lough and Sonya Hepinstall)

Gunmen kill two in attack on Kenyan church

Attackers shot dead two people Sunday when they burst into a church service spraying the congregation with bullets near Kenya's port city of Mombasa, police said. Local police chief Robert Mureithi, from the Likoni district just south of Mombasa, said the gunmen killed the two worshippers before fleeing, the latest violence amid heightened warnings of a risk of Islamist attacks. str-pjm/jhb

Kenya arrests two from explosives-laden vehicle

Kenyan police said Monday they arrested two men who were driving a vehicle packed with explosives in the Indian Ocean resort city of Mombasa. "We have not established where the target was, but we have detained two terror suspects who were in the vehicle," said Henry Ondiek of the Mombasa Criminal Investigation Department. According to police, two homemade bombs were found in the vehicle, along with a mobile phone, which could have been used as a detonator.
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