In the face of their families’ poverty, young men, persuaded by the prospect of wealth or education, travel to Europe with their older female sponsors only to be trafficked for sex
Stability in Kenya hinges on a just, equitable distribution of resources, and a commitment to progress human development for the marginalised
The museum stretches along the coast from Lamu to Malinda and showcases shipwrecks and their stories in a unique ecosystem
In East Africa, truck drivers are being attacked, robbed and used as diplomatic footballs
“Unemployed” former DA leader announces return to politics at Oppenheimer-backed conference
Kenya’s shiny new railway line is the first stage in a network that promises to transform the region
A grenade attack at a crowded restaurant south of Mombasa has left at least 10 people wounded.
At least one person has been killed and 18 others wounded in attacks on a restaurant in Mombasa city and a church gathering in Mtwapa.
A man wanted on suspicion of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia has been arrested in Kenya, police said on Friday.
Kenya and Uganda plan to build a new railway to cope with increased trade between the east African countries and their landlocked neighbours
Three relatives plead not guilty to harbouring a man accused of masterminding the bombings of two US embassies in East Africa 10 years ago.
The sex industry in Kenya is on the rise, as is the prevalence of HIV/Aids. Child sex work is not uncommon along the coast.
A former journalist and human rights activist is giving some of Kenya’s abandoned girls a second chance at childhood, writes Judy Bryant.
Hundreds of Kenyans have fallen ill after a chemical consignment was dumped on the roadside near the port city of Mombasa, officials said on Thursday. According to a local official, up to 1 500 people have sought treatment at local hospitals, complaining mainly of chest pains and respiratory problems.
In 16 years of working at resorts along Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast, hotel manager Mohamed Hersi has never seen it this bad. His five-star hotel in Mombasa is devoid of tourists who would normally be crowding its large, ornate dining area and its sunny beaches during the current high season.
Bethan lives in southern England on the same street as best friend Allie (64). They are on their first holiday to Kenya, a country they say is ”just full of big young boys who like us older girls”. Hard figures are difficult to come by, but local people on the coast estimate that as many as one in five single women visiting from rich countries are in search of sex.
Kenyan police are investigating a retired German national who frequently visits Kenya after he was arrested last week photographing children’s genitals and found to be in possession of a pornographic film featuring minors, officials said on Monday.
Authorities in Kenya are seeking -million in compensation from the Indian owners of an oil tanker that spilled 140 tonnes of crude into Mombasa harbour last week. Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (Nema) asked the owners of the MV Ratna Shalini to pay 76-million shillings (-million) for the spill that forced a frantic clean-up effort.
At least 20 magistrates on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast went on strike on Monday to demand a 1 000% pay hike as the Kenyan justice ministry warned that court officers not reporting for duty will be fired. ”The strike is historic,” said Justus Munyithya, chairperson of the coastal branch of the Law Society of Kenya.
The families of Kenyan truck drivers kidnapped in Iraq have criticised their government and urged France to step in and mediate the release of the hostages, whose execution was stayed on Monday to allow negotiations. An Iraqi militant group calling itself Holders of the Black Banners last Wednesday kidnapped the Kenyans and four other men.
For one night, Kenyan police had one of the FBI’s most wanted al-Qaeda terrorists behind bars. It should have been a coup for Kenya’s cops. The problem was they didn’t know his true identity, and a day after his detention on July 12 2002, the man escaped, outwitting seven police officers armed with AK-47s and 9mm pistols.
Scores of international tourists are leaving Kenya’s coast as the high season ends and the long rains set in. But this year there are very few Americans among them. Shortly before the Easter holiday period, the United States government warned that the threat of terrorist attacks remained greater in Kenya and Tanzania than anywhere else in Africa.
Kenya’s Anglican bishops opened a meeting on Tuesday to reach a consensus on the consecration of homosexuals into their ranks.
The Aids scourge is posing a serious threat to Kenya’s tourism sector due to a large number of visitors coming into the country without screening.