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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...

Protests continue in Kenya as some are now calling for the president to step down

Jul. 02, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Protests continued in Kenya's capital and elsewhere Tuesday over a finance bill that would raise the cost of living, even after the president said he would not sign it in the wake of the storming of parliament last week. Police fired tear gas at protesters in...

Kenya's urban population is growing. The need for affordable housing is, too

Jun. 30, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In the heart of the crowded Kibera neighborhood in Kenya's capital, Jacinter Awino shares a small tin house with her husband and four children. She envies those who have escaped such makeshift homes to more permanent dwellings under the government’s affordable housing...