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Kenyan girl stabbed 20 times to death for rejecting boy

A Kenyan girl has been stabbed 20 times to death by her 17- year-old male neighbour who she had rejected an intimate request from. Police in Kenya say the girl was killed after she turned down the boy’s request to get intimate during a visit to the killer’s house. The girl, a Form Two girl was just returning a book earlier given to her by the 17- year-old attacker when things turned tragic. Naivasha Sub-county DCIO Kenneth Njoroge told local media that “The boy attempted to defile the girl but…

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The Kenyan footballer who scored eight goals in a match

Kenya striker Michael Olunga scored eight goals as his Japanese second tier team Kashiwa Reysol thrashed Kyoto Sanga 13-1 on the final day of the season. The 25-year-old completed his hat-trick before half-time and added another five after the break with his final goal coming in injury time at the end of the match. His incredible feat took him to 27 goals in his 30 games for the club this season and help his side win the J2 League and promotion back to the top-flight just a season after being…

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Death toll from Kenya’s deadly landslide rises to 52

The death toll from last week’s deadly landslide in northwestern Kenya has now risen to at least 52, according to officials. Dozens more are also reported missing in West Pokot following days of rains that caused flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo told journalists on Monday that search and rescue operations are still underway. He said efforts to find and pull more bodies out of mud have been hampered due to destruction to roads. According to Lonyangapuo 22,000 homesteads and between…

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Kenya’s Kipchoge names male world athletes of year

Kenya’s marathon sub-two hour man Eliud Kipchoge and American 400m hurdles world record holder Dalilah Muhammad were named World Athletics athletes of the year on Saturday. Their titles were announced at the annual awards ceremony of the sport’s governing body in Monaco. Kipchoge retained the award thanks to his barrier-busting marathon in Vienna in October. The Kenyan Olympic champion clocked one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds over the 42.2km distance, though the record is unofficial because he used rotating pacemakers. “I’m happy to be the first human being to…

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Kenyans ‘watched helpless’ as dozens are killed by landslides

Kenyans who survived Saturday’s deadly landslides say they watched helpless as dozens of people were washed away following heavy rains. Over 30 people, including seven children were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in northwestern Kenya. The rains started just before the weekend in areas like West Pokot County, causing flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. One survivor told Daily Nation that “I scampered to save the lives of the rest of my family members but I couldn’t go back to the house…

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Kenya census results on intersex persons and implications

The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census results has revealed that there are 1,524 intersex persons in the country. The census was conducted in August 2019 by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and themed “Counting Our People for Sustainable Development and Devolution of Services.” Though the standard practice of population dada collection was followed in this year’s exercise, the country’s bold decision to include intersex as a gender category stood out, as the East African nation became the first in Africa to recognize intersex during a population count. While…

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Video: Kenyans angry at brutal attack of student by police

Kenyans have expressed anger at a video that has gone viral showing police officers brutally beating a university student. The 22-second clip recorded from a high-rise building on Monday shows four officers kicking, hitting and stamping on the said student who lied on the ground. The officers beat and kicked the student on the head, with the victim of the attack helpless. Kenyan police were deployed to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Juja town, north of the capital, Nairobi, following students demonstration against rising insecurity. NO.…

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Kenya: Militants attack police station to free terrorists

Militants from Somali-based group Al-Shaabab have attacked a Kenyan police station in Wajir, some 683 kilometres from the capital Nairobi. Local media reported that the attack by the militants was in an attempt to free some of their colleague terrorists who had been arrested days back. Daily Nation reported that the attackers stormed the station after two members of the terrorist group were arrested and locked up. The police station located 13 kilometres from the Somalia border was attacked with heavy artillery, including rocket-propelled grenades. A police source was quoted…

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Kenyan IT pioneer grabs German Africa Prize

Juliana Rotich became known in professional circles in 2007 as the co-founder of the open source platform Ushahidi (a Swahili word meaning “testimony”). It began in Kenya as an internet platform developed to map reports of post-election violence and went on to revolutionize the international flow of data and information. “Your success also encourages many other women,” Merkel said in her speech honouring the entrepreneur. “We need people like you who have the courage to innovate and thereby infect others.” A 16-member independent jury selected Rotich from a list of 18 African…

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Kenya’s Safaricom offers data, voice plans without expiry dates

Kenya’s leading telco, Safaricom has rolled out new data and voice packages that do not have expiry dates. The company on Wednesday made public this latest policy that affects data, voice and SMS products. A Kenyan citizen is already in court asking that the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal stops Safaricom and Airtel from irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles. The new roll outs from Safaricom could be seen as a reaction to the several complaints from consumers about their expiry data packages. Under the new plans, Safaricom’s…

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