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Kenyan priest arrested for sodomy

JOHANNESBURG, January 17 – A Roman Catholic priest is in custody after being arrested by Kenyan police for sodomising a man, AP reported. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old man went into […]

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Al Shabaab using women as spies in Kenya

JOHANNESBURG, December 19 – Militant jihadist group Al Shabaab is using women as spies in the Lamu, Tana River and Garissa counties of Kenya where the country’s security forces are carrying out an ongoing security operation dubbed “Linda Boni”, Kenya’s Daily Nation has reported. Details have also emerged of Al Shabaab’s intentions to carry out […]

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Metrofile to buy Kenyan records management company

JOHANNESBURG, December 11–  South Africa’s information management firm Metrofile said on Monday it had concluded a deal to acquire the entire issued share capital of Kenya’s G4S Secure Data Solutions, the largest records company in East Africa, for approximately R281.4 million.   “The transaction is a strategic move which will increase Metrofile’s footprint in Africa […]

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Kenyan teenager Mathew Kimeli steps up with victory in senior men’s cross country race

ITEN, Kenya, December 11– In his final month in the Under-20 ranks, 19-year-old Mathew Kimeli showed he is more than ready to make the transition into the seniors after winning the senior men’s 10km at the fourth Athletics Kenya Cross Country meeting in Iten on Saturday. One of Colm O’Connell’s newest proteges, Kimeli came to prominence […]

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Controversial ‘inauguration’ of Kenyan opposition leader postponed

JOHANNESBURG, December 11– Tuesday’s planned “swearing-in” of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been postponed easing fears of more political unrest in the East African country, and presenting a window of opportunity for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, AP reports.     The opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) had […]

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US asks Kenyan opposition leader to call off alternative inauguration

JOHANNESBURG, December 6 – The United States has asked Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off his planned swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday next week, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Wednesday. Donald Yamamoto, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US government’s Bureau of African Affairs, warned that Odinga’s move would further polarise Kenya. Odinga’s […]