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Kenya president retains 6 former Cabinet ministers in first batch of appointments

Jul. 19, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto on Friday appointed the first 11 members of his Cabinet, retaining six former ministers in the key portfolios of defense and interior. Last week, Ruto dismissed all but one minister and said he would form a broad-based government...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jul. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

July 12-18, 2024 Soccer fans revel in their country's Copa America triumph after Argentina won their record 16th Copa America title, defeating Colombia 1-0. El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has begun a program that offers 3 pupusas and a cup of coffee for the...

More Kenyan police arrive in Haiti with UN-backed mission to fight violent gangs

Jul. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Another 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti for a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs that have taken over parts of the troubled Caribbean country. The officers arrived nearly a month after the...

Police in Kenya use tear gas to break up new protests calling for the president to resign

Jul. 16, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya hurled tear gas canisters on Tuesday to break up protests in Nairobi and several other towns and cities accusing the president of poor governance and demanding his resignation, despite his dismissal of nearly the entire Cabinet last week. ...

Kenya police to detain for 30 days a man arrested after discovery of dismembered bodies of women

Jul. 16, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A court in Kenya has allowed police to detain for 30 days a man suspected of killing and dismembering women then dumping them in a flooded quarry, as investigations continue. Collins Jumaisi Khalusha, 33, appeared in Makadara court on Tuesday, accompanied by...

Police arrest a man in Kenya's capital after dismembered bodies of 9 women are found in quarry

Jul. 15, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya said Monday they have arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi. The head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Mohamed Amin, said Collins Jumaisi Khalusha, 33, had...

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.