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# nairobi - Thursday 17 January, 2019

American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor
# Jason Spindler
# Jason Spindler

American killed in Kenya hotel attack was 9/11 survivor

Jan 17th 2019, 1:18 PM 31,719 Views 17 Comments

On 11 September 2001, Spindler was working for investment bank Salomon Smith Barney in the World Trade Center.

# nairobi - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

21 people now confirmed dead following Islamist attack on hotel complex in Kenya

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 9:11 PM 18,551 Views 26 Comments

Among the dead was an American citizen, a US State Department official said.

# nairobi - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
# Kenya
# Kenya

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex

Updated Jan 15th 2019, 10:55 PM 19,099 Views 26 Comments

Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# nairobi - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'
# Uhuru Kenyatta
# Uhuru Kenyatta

Murdered official's identity used to 'hack Kenyan election results'

Aug 9th 2017, 11:45 AM 9,031 Views 11 Comments

The leader of the country’s opposition coalition has made serious allegations about the vote.

# nairobi - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

Irishman and daughter unhurt after vintage airplane they were piloting crashes in Kenya

Nov 27th 2016, 7:06 PM 20,111 Views 5 Comments

John Ordway and his daughter Isabella have been taking part in the Vintage Air Rally which journeys from Greece to Africa over the course of five weeks every year.

# nairobi - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Man cuts off his wife's hands with a machete because they can't have children
# Kenya
# Kenya

Man cuts off his wife's hands with a machete because they can't have children

Aug 2nd 2016, 10:35 PM 46,858 Views 81 Comments

Jackline Mwende Ngila said that tests showed that her husband, who has been charged with attempted murder, is the one with reproductive issues.

# nairobi - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Miracle as toddler is pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed building after four days
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

Miracle as toddler is pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed building after four days

May 3rd 2016, 10:21 AM 8,066 Views 1 Comment

The little girl was found “in a bucket wrapped in a blanket”.

# nairobi - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Kenyan rescuers try to reach woman and child trapped in collapsed building
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

Kenyan rescuers try to reach woman and child trapped in collapsed building

Apr 30th 2016, 3:34 PM 8,311 Views 8 Comments

The six-storey building was home to more than 150 families and had been condemned.

# nairobi - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
# Kenya
# Kenya

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive

Mar 26th 2016, 9:00 PM 28,416 Views 29 Comments

Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.

# nairobi - Friday 18 March, 2016

Elderly man clawed by lion during rush hour in Kenyan capital
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

Elderly man clawed by lion during rush hour in Kenyan capital

Mar 18th 2016, 1:43 PM 14,993 Views 10 Comments

It is the third time in a month that lions have caused panic as they roamed outside of Nairobi National Park.

# nairobi - Sunday 6 March, 2016

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long
# Stolen Childhoods
# Stolen Childhoods

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long

Mar 6th 2016, 10:00 PM 23,003 Views 12 Comments

Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.

# nairobi - Friday 19 February, 2016

Six lions are roaming around a residential area in Kenya
# Kenya Believe It
# Kenya Believe It

Six lions are roaming around a residential area in Kenya

Feb 19th 2016, 8:51 AM 13,165 Views 28 Comments

A team of wildlife rangers tracking the lions aims to capture them.

# nairobi - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Gambler stoned to death by mob after killing two people with sword at casino
# Kenya
# Kenya

Gambler stoned to death by mob after killing two people with sword at casino

Feb 9th 2016, 3:00 PM 18,030 Views 17 Comments

The man reportedly flew into a rage after losing about €260.

# nairobi - Friday 2 January, 2015

Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook
# I'm Sorry
# I'm Sorry

Man jailed for insulting Kenyan president on Facebook

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:14 PM 10,442 Views 15 Comments

The man, a student, pleaded guilty to hate speech.

# nairobi - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives
# International Youth Day
# International Youth Day

Opinion: Young people from Nairobi and Dublin speak about their lives

Aug 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 155 Views 4 Comments

For International Youth Day, young adults on the streets of Dublin and Nairobi spoke about their lives, loves and dreams.

# nairobi - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 327 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# nairobi - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Unknown number trapped after cargo train derailment in Nairobi slum
# Kenya
# Kenya

Unknown number trapped after cargo train derailment in Nairobi slum

Dec 22nd 2013, 11:12 AM 5,283 Views 0 Comments

The number of injuries is lower than initially feared as residents were at church or back in their home villages for Christmas.

# nairobi - Monday 4 November, 2013

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack
# Kenya
# Kenya

Four charged by Kenyan court over Westgate mall attack

Nov 4th 2013, 4:05 PM 3,881 Views 0 Comments

The men were charged with supporting a terrorist group, although none are accused of being the gunmen involved in the attack.

# nairobi - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
# Us Raids
# Us Raids

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry

Oct 6th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,885 Views 74 Comments

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.

# nairobi - Saturday 5 October, 2013

‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite 'was not part of the attackers' - Kenyan police
# Samantha Lewthwaite
# Samantha Lewthwaite

‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite 'was not part of the attackers' - Kenyan police

Oct 5th 2013, 6:15 PM 9,372 Views 35 Comments

Police also said that only between four and six armed men, not 10 to 15 as earlier thought, conducted the attack.

# nairobi - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,353 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# nairobi - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning

Sep 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 4,528 Views 7 Comments

The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.

# nairobi - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Co Down-born woman may have taken part in Nairobi attack

Sep 24th 2013, 8:11 AM 20,974 Views 236 Comments

Samantha Lewthwaite, who’s originally from Northern Ireland, is the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers. A Kenyan minister said last night that a “British woman” was believed to be among the attackers.

# nairobi - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan troops "in control" of Westgate Mall

Sep 23rd 2013, 10:43 PM 6,733 Views 26 Comments

The three-day siege at the upmarket Nairobi mall is nearing an end, the country’s Interior Ministry says.

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:53 PM 12,576 Views 117 Comments

It comes as the Red Cross revises down the death toll to 62. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an updated warning for Irish nationals.

Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege

Sep 23rd 2013, 10:22 AM 8,786 Views 7 Comments

Mbugi Mwangi was shopping with his fiancée Rosemary Wahito when the attack started. Both lost their lives.

Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall
# Kenya
# Kenya

Heavy gunfire and explosions heard as siege continues at Kenyan shopping mall

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:25 AM 4,220 Views 53 Comments

As the stand-off enters its third day, sustained bursts of rapid gunfire erupted at dawn and lasted 15 minutes, and soldiers posted around the complex ducked for cover.

# nairobi - Sunday 22 September, 2013

UPDATE: 59 people killed in Kenya attack and 175 injured
# Kenya
# Kenya

UPDATE: 59 people killed in Kenya attack and 175 injured

Sep 22nd 2013, 10:28 AM 11,857 Views 60 Comments

Cabinet Secretary for the Interior Joe Lenku says 59 people have been killed and 175 injured.

# nairobi - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Shoppers killed in gun attack at upmarket Kenyan shopping mall
# Shooting
# Shooting

Shoppers killed in gun attack at upmarket Kenyan shopping mall

Sep 21st 2013, 7:40 PM 17,199 Views 64 Comments

Gunmen in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi lobbed grenades and opened fire on shoppers at an upscale mall.

# nairobi - Thursday 29 August, 2013

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley

Aug 29th 2013, 9:31 AM 3,921 Views 4 Comments

Bodies were said to be ‘strewn all over’, according to police.

# nairobi - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

Aug 14th 2013, 1:21 PM 4,009 Views 17 Comments

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# nairobi - Thursday 6 June, 2013

UK to compensate 5,228 Kenyans for Mau Mau uprising abuse
# Mau Mau
# Mau Mau

UK to compensate 5,228 Kenyans for Mau Mau uprising abuse

Jun 6th 2013, 3:02 PM 4,590 Views 21 Comments

A compensation deal worth €23.5 million was unveiled. That’s around €4,460 per person – five times the annual salary of a Kenyan civil servant.

# nairobi - Monday 4 March, 2013

Polls open as Kenya votes in crucial election
# Kenya
# Kenya

Polls open as Kenya votes in crucial election

Mar 4th 2013, 10:29 AM 1,578 Views 1 Comment

The elections are seen as a crucial test for the country which was hit by violence during the last elections five years ago.

# nairobi - Thursday 19 July, 2012

'Maybe I've won the Tour today', says Wiggins
# Confidence
From The42
# Confidence

'Maybe I've won the Tour today', says Wiggins

Jul 19th 2012, 6:29 PM 655 Views 0 Comments

The Englishman struggled to contain his excitement after another impressive performance today.

# nairobi - Monday 24 October, 2011

14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub
# Kenya
# Kenya

14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub

Oct 24th 2011, 9:57 AM 254 Views 0 Comments

Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.

# nairobi - Monday 26 September, 2011

First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies
# Maathai
# Maathai

First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies

Sep 26th 2011, 9:48 AM 331 Views 2 Comments

One of Kenya’s most recognisable women Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism, has passed away following a long struggle with cancer.

# nairobi - Monday 12 September, 2011

Dozens burned to death in petrol pipeline explosion
# Kenya
# Kenya

Dozens burned to death in petrol pipeline explosion

Sep 12th 2011, 11:49 AM 429 Views 7 Comments

At least 40 bodies have been counted after the blast in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, according to reports.