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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 […]

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Odinga challenges Kenyatta, says he “will be sworn-in on December 12”

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – Controversial Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has declared that “he will be sworn-in as the people’s president” on December 12 despite his nemesis, Uhuru Kenyatta, having been officially inaugurated as the president of Kenya on Tuesday, the Daily Nation reports. Jamhuri Day is a national holiday in Kenya, celebrated on 12 December each […]

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Kenyatta sworn in

Johannesburg, November 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for his second and final five-year term on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters waving Kenyan flags at the Kasarani Sports Stadium in the capital Nairobi. “I will obey, protect and defend the constitution of Kenya as law established and all other […]