Latest Kenya government News

The Latest: UN chief lauds Mugabe role in fighting apartheid

Sep. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe (all times local): 9:30 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Robert Mugabe's "role in securing the independence of Zimbabwe and the fight against apartheid are key parts of his legacy." According to U.N....

Kenya exports first oil shipment, amid high expectations

Aug. 26, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the country's first export shipment of oil, more than 200,000 barrels of crude. Kenyatta said Monday the oil exports begin an era of greater prosperity for Kenyans. The oil was purchased by a British-based Chinese company, according to...

Kenyan lawmaker and her baby ousted from parliament session

Aug. 8, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some Kenyan lawmakers are protesting a decision by the temporary speaker of parliament's lower house to eject their colleague who was holding her young child during a session of the legislature. Zuleikha Hassan was ejected from the floor of the National Assembly on Wednesday with her...

Kenya governor of president's home area held for corruption

Jul. 28, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The governor of President Uhuru Kenyatta's home region has been detained by authorities, a lawyer said Sunday. It is the latest of a series of arrests of top government officials in a push by Kenyatta to crackdown on runaway graft. Governor Ferdinand Waititu surrendered himself Sunday...

Kenya's leader replaces finance minister after graft charges

Jul. 24, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has replaced the finance minister after he was charged with fraud over multi-million-dollar contracts for the construction of two dams in the country's west. It is the first time a finance minister in East Africa's economic hub, which is plagued by widespread...

Kenya's finance minister denies fraud charges in dam project

Jul. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's finance minister on Tuesday denied fraud-related charges over multi-million-dollar contracts for the construction of two dams in the country's west. This is the first time a finance minister in East Africa's economic hub, which is plagued by widespread corruption, has been...