The U.S. military is seeking permission to strike terrorist targets inside Kenya, a partner country where three Americans were killed earlier this year after their base came under attack by insurgents, the New York Times reported.
Long before the coronavirus restrictions came in, Kenya’s police were often accused of brutality – Human Rights Watch said that during the 2017 election campaign, police officers beat and killed opposition supporters.
Ethiopia on Saturday admitted it was behind the shooting down of a privately owned Kenyan plane in Somalia earlier this week, resulting in the deaths of all six people on board.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has chosen Kenya to become the first United States-funded Joint Terrorism Task Force to be located outside America, officials said on Tuesday.
The FBI and U.S. Department of State said they have partnered together to assist Kenya in creating the first Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) to be located outside of the U.S.
Millions face hurdles in obtaining documents to get a biometric ID card that will be required to function in the country. Without one, “you are totally a living dead,” a human rights advocate said.
United States delegates to the twelfth International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2019) have expanded the network of U.S. Open Skies partners through a newly negotiated and amended agreement with Kenya.
Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan from today through Wednesday . His trip will advance America’s commitment to peace and security in the Horn of Africa and commercial interests in the region.
The US ambassador said that the FBI, going forward, will increase its collaboration with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the EACC.
Specifically, the two say that while the battalion was stationed in Kenya, white soldiers would call local troops “African animals” and “f***ing n****rs.” The soldiers would often tell local children asking for coins to: “f**k off.” The claimants say that senior officers always left such comments unchallenged.
The pair even say that they saw Nazi flags and photos of Hitler displayed at a military base in Colchester, Essex.
Relations between the two neighbouring countries have been rocky for months in the wake of the maritime dispute, involving tit-for-tat diplomatic moves and retaliation.
In May, Somali diplomats were banned from attending an international conference in Nairobi. In return, all NGOs operating in Somalia but based in Nairobi were ordered by Mogadishu to either relocate to Somalia or cease all operations completely.
Lamu County Police Commander Mr Muchangi Kioi said the border will only remain open to security officers.
The country has also prohibited residents living in the border villages from any cross-border trade.
He said China attaches great importance to the development of China-Kenya relations and is willing to work with Kenya to implement the consensus reached by both leaders, as well as achievements made by the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, promote the Belt and Road Initiative, and continuously enrich the content of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
„It was a big lesson for me. People who were paying in cash looked at me, annoyed that I was wasting time at the till. I opted to return the goods to the shelves and walk out,“ he said
Kenyan police on Wednesday raided the African headquarters of the China Global Television Network, briefly detaining several journalists as part of an ongoing crackdown against illegal immigrants.
Sicily Kariuki, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, said the government has deployed 100 medical experts at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the main port of entry to screen and test travelers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a further 160 on standby for any eventuality.
„We have also deployed medical personnel to conduct screening along the Busia and Malaba border posts with Uganda,“ Kariuki said at a joint news conference in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister (PM) Abiy Ahmed, on his first tour of Kenya since he became premier, announced they will focus on the development of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor.
The Nano-satellite that was developed by students and researchers of the University of Nairobi in partnership with Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) was handed over to the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center in January to prepare for its deployment.
According to the Techno Brain Group CEO Manoj Shanker, Microsoft Corporation is outsourcing the testing and quality assurance to the Techno Brain Kenya for their flagship Windows Operating System for the applications compatibility.