Kenyan court upholds ban on lesbian film

Posted by - April 29, 2020

A Kenyan court has upheld the ban on an award-winning film about a lesbian love story. Rafiki, meaning “friend” in Swahili, was banned by the Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) in 2018 for “promoting lesbianism”. It traces a coming-of-age love story between two young women who meet and fall in love against a background

Birds die of poisoned camel carcasses in Kenya

Posted by - April 25, 2020

Poisoned camel carcasses have killed 11 rufous vultures, seven tawny eagles and one silver jackal – all endangered species – in Kenya’s central Laikipia county, wildlife authorities have said. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said an investigation to establish the source of the poison that killed the rare species is underway. KWS said the endangered

COVID-19: Kenyan Police Shoots Teenager Dead Over Curfew Violation

Posted by - March 31, 2020

Kenya’s police chief has ordered an investigation into the death of a 13-year-old boy said to have been shot on Monday evening as police enforced a curfew. The child was playing on the balcony of his parent’s house in a slum in the capital, Nairobi, when police fired live bullets to disperse people, according to

Kenya, Ghana, Gabon Record Index Cases of Coronavirus

Posted by - March 13, 2020

A busy coronavirus day across the continent, three countries have recorded index cases of the disease. Ghana in West Africa, Gabon in Central Africa and Kenya in East Africa. The Kenyan case is the first in East Africa. According to the Ministry of Health, the patient is a Kenyan citizen who returned the USA via London, United

Bloodbath: Kenyan Pastor Stabs Wife, Slits Own Throat During Church Service

Posted by - January 8, 2020

Residents of Mombasa, a coastal city in Kenya woke up on Monday to the repellently frightful scene orchestrated and executed by the assistant pastor of Ground for God’s Gospel Church. The pastor had during a church service stabbed his wife and thereafter slit his throat before the horrified congregation. Local police revealed that according to

Four Civilians Killed in Suspected Islamist Attack in Kenya

Posted by - January 7, 2020

Four civilians including a child were shot dead on Tuesday as suspected Al-Shabaab Islamists attempted to attack a telecommunications mast in eastern Kenya near the Somali border, police said. Two of the attackers were also killed by police. Kenya is on high alert after the Al-Qaeda linked group on Sunday stormed onto a US military

Lady Chews Out Boyfriend’s Tongue While Kissing in Kenya

Posted by - December 16, 2019

It was a case of romance gone sour when a woman allegedly chewed off her lover’s tongue during what appeared to be a rough kissing session in Kenya. According to reports, the unidentified woman said to be 23 years old who is currently on the run from the authorities, tore off her boyfriend’s tongue in

Kenyan Doctor Makes Case for Female Genital Mutilation

Posted by - October 30, 2019

A female doctor in Kenya wants female genital mutilation to be decriminalized. Tatu Kamau is asking Kenya’s courts to allow women above the age of 18 to be able to practice female genital mutilation (FGM), saying they have a right to choose what they do to their bodies at that age. She wants the Kenyan

Africans Shine Bright in World Athletics Championship

Posted by - October 3, 2019

The 17th edition of the World Athletics Championship started on Friday, September 27, 2019, and features several highlights spanning 10 days as the biennial event is staged in the Middle East for the first time. A total of 1,972 athletes from 208 countries and territories are competing in the championships. With the bulk of the

Somalia, Kenya Sheathe Swords Over Maritime Border Dispute

Posted by - September 25, 2019

Somalia and Kenya have agreed to normalise ties, following months of tension over a maritime border dispute. In talks mediated by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Kenyan and Somali heads of state agreed ‘to restore relations to the previous status’ and ‘take diplomatic steps to build confidence between the two governments’. Kenya and Somalia