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Mind the mangroves! Some Kenyans combat the threat of logging with hidden beehives

Jul. 14, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Dressed in protective clothing and armed with a smoker, Peter Nyongesa walked through the mangroves to monitor his beehives along the Indian Ocean coastline. The 69-year-old Nyongesa recalled how he would plead unsuccessfully with loggers to spare the...

Kenya police boss resigns in latest fallout from deadly protests

Jul. 12, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s police boss resigned Friday, the latest attempt by the country's president to respond to growing concerns of police brutality in response to protests triggered by a proposed tax hike. Protesters stormed parliament on June 25 after a bill was passed...

Kenyan president dismisses Cabinet ministers after weeks of protests over taxation, poor governance

Jul. 11, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday dismissed almost all of his Cabinet ministers and promised to form a new government that will be lean and efficient following weeks of protests over high taxes and poor governance. In a televised address, the president...

Kenya president dismisses all ministers after weeks of unrest over taxation and poor governance

Jul. 11, 2024 08:38 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya president dismisses all ministers after weeks of unrest over taxation and poor governance.

Former Boston and Chicago marathon winner Lawrence Cherono banned for doping and fake documents

Jul. 10, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Kenyan runner Lawrence Cherono, a former winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for seven years for doping and trying to use fake documents to explain his failed drug test. Cherono tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine in 2022 and...

Kenya's president warns of huge consequences after his effort to address an $80 billion debt fails

Jul. 10, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The ballooning debt in East Africa's economic hub of Kenya is expected to grow even more after deadly protests forced the rejection of a finance bill that President William Ruto said was needed to raise revenue. He now warns “it will have huge consequences.” ...

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon sets women's 1,500 world record

Jul. 07, 2024 12:10 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Kenya's Faith Kipyegon sets women's 1,500 world record.

Kenya's dramatic flooding sweeps away a central part of the economy: Its farms

Jul. 07, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

MACHAKOS, Kenya (AP) — With dismay, Martha Waema and her husband surveyed their farm that was submerged by weeks of relentless rainfall across Kenya. Water levels would rise to shoulder height after only a night of heavy downpour. The couple had expected a return of 200,000...

Kenya's president apologizes for arrogant officials and promises to act against police brutality

Jul. 05, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s President William Ruto on Friday apologized for the “arrogance and show of opulence” by legislators and ministers from the ruling party and promised action against “rogue” police officers who shot at unarmed civilians during deadly protests and the storming...

Haiti's prime minister says Kenyan police are crucial to controlling gangs, early days are positive

Jul. 04, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that recently deployed Kenyan police will be crucial to helping control the country’s gangs and moving toward democratic elections — and he called feedback from their initial days in the...