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Building collapse near Kenyan capital kills 3; more missing

Sep. 26, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building collapsed outside Kenya's capital Monday, killing a woman and two children, and rescuers picked through the debris in search of a family reported missing. Four people were rescued, including a child, after the collapse in Kirigiti, said...

Live updates: Public views queen's coffin in ancient hall

Sep. 14, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

LONDON — Members of the public who waited outside for many hours are filing through Westminster Hall to pay their respects at the queen’s coffin, which is lying in state there. People are filing past each side of the coffin, most pausing for a brief moment to bow their heads....

From humble past, William Ruto sworn in as Kenya's president

Sep. 13, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya's president on Tuesday after narrowly winning the Aug. 9 election in East Africa’s most stable democracy, and quickly signaled that his leadership will be a strongly Christian one. The Supreme Court last week rejected a...

'I cannot mourn': Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Sep. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences...

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Ruto's narrow presidential win

Sep. 05, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected challenges to the official results of the presidential election and upheld Deputy President William Ruto’s narrow win in East Africa’s most stable democracy. Ruto is expected to be sworn in on Sept....

Kenya's Ruto declared president after last-minute chaos

Aug. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a chaotic announcement that could foreshadow a court challenge, Kenya’s electoral commission chairman on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country's close presidential race over five-time contender Raila Odinga. The outcome...

Anxiety rises over claims in Kenya's close presidential vote

Aug. 10, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday warned anxious Kenyans over “rising levels of false or misleading information being shared on social media" as the country awaited results of a close presidential election. The electoral commission indicated it would be at least Thursday...

Kenya's close presidential election draws fewer voters

Aug. 09, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fewer Kenyans voted Tuesday in an unusual presidential election where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the brash deputy president who styles himself as the outsider. Turnout was just 56% an hour before polls closed as some voters...

Kenya's election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

Aug. 03, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none. Kenya’s Aug. 9 election is ripping open the scars of inequality and...

Dogs stranded abroad as families face changing rabies rules

Jul. 30, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — She thought she had done everything necessary to bring their dog from Kenya to their new home. She’d had the rabies shots updated in Nairobi. She’d had a vet there check the spotted spaniel for worms and sent photos of Toffee’s teeth to prove she was at...