Latest Kenya government News

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Namibia president and anti-apartheid activist Hage Geingob dies. He pushed for Africa on world stage

Feb. 04, 2024 11:33 AM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibia's president and founding prime minister Hage Geingob died Sunday at age 82 while receiving treatment for cancer, and the southern African nation quickly swore in his deputy to complete the term in office. Geingob played a central role in what has...

Kenya's leader wants a paved road to cut through a forest, a key water source. Scientists don't

Feb. 03, 2024 11:32 AM EST

ABERDARE RANGE, Kenya (AP) — In a dense layer of green thousands of feet above sea level, cedar, podo and hegeina trees pattern the landscape, thick moss hanging from their branches and feathery lichen attached to their barks. Numerous streams and rivers flow between them, plunging over steep...

Kenya's president blames corruption and incompetence for huge fireball that hurt hundreds in Nairobi

Feb. 03, 2024 09:36 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president says corruption and officials’ incompetence allowed a liquid petroleum plant to operate in one of Nairobi’s most crowded residential neighborhoods, where its explosion and fire killed three people and injured more than 280 others. ...

Thousands march against femicide in Kenya following the January slayings of at least 14 women

Jan. 27, 2024 09:18 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of people marched in cities and towns in Kenya during protests Saturday over the recent slayings of more than a dozen women. The anti-femicide demonstration was the largest event ever held in the country against sexual and gender-based violence. In...

Haitians suffering gang violence are desperate after Kenyan court blocks police force deployment

Jan. 27, 2024 01:01 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Radio stations across Haiti got jammed with calls just hours after a court in Kenya blocked the deployment of a U.N.-backed police force to help fight gangs in the troubled Caribbean country. Many callers wondered and demanded: What’s next? ...

Kenya's high court rules that deploying the nation's police officers to Haiti is unconstitutional

Jan. 26, 2024 22:40 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's high court on Friday blocked the United Nations-backed deployment of Kenyan police officers to Haiti to help the Caribbean country bring gang violence under control. Kenya’s parliament passed a motion in November allowing the deployment of 1,000...

Gang violence is surging to unprecedented levels in Haiti, UN envoy says

Jan. 25, 2024 23:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An unprecedented surge in gang violence is plaguing Haiti, with the number of victims killed, injured and kidnapped more than doubling last year, the U.N. special envoy for the conflict-wracked Caribbean nations said Thursday. In a grim briefing, Maria Isabel...

Trump mocks Nikki Haley's first name. It's his latest example of attacking rivals based on race

Jan. 20, 2024 09:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump used his social media platform Friday to mock Nikki Haley 's birth name, the latest example of the former president keying on race and ethnicity to attack people of color, especially his political rivals. In a post on his Truth Social account, Trump...

Donkey cart loaded with explosives kills a police officer and critically injures 4 others in Kenya

Jan. 18, 2024 16:12 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A donkey cart carrying a suspected improvised bomb blew up at a checkpoint on the Kenya-Somalia border Thursday, killing one Kenyan police officer and critically wounding four others, authorities said. A Kenyan police report seen by The Associated Press said...