Gulf Times - Nairobi
Kenya girl, 14, charged over fire that killed 9 pupils

Kenya girl, 14, charged over fire that killed 9 pupils

A 14-year-old Kenyan girl was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of murder for allegedly starting a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory that left nine other schoolgirls dead.

'Arson' blamed for fire that killed 9 Kenyan schoolgirls

'Arson' blamed for fire that killed 9 Kenyan schoolgirls

Kenya's education minister Fred Matiangi said arson was to blame while announcing the death toll from the fire had risen to nine.

Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

Kenya's main monitoring group backed the official result of this week's ballot on Saturday as opposition anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, leading to two deaths.

Two Nairobi hotels closed over cholera outbreak

Two Nairobi hotels closed over cholera outbreak

Two major hotels linked to a cholera outbreak have been closed in the Kenyan capital, Health Minister Cleopa Mailu said on Wednesday.

Building collapses in Kenyan capital, 15 missing

Building collapses in Kenyan capital, 15 missing

About 15 people are missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a residential area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, rescue services said on Tuesday, and authorities said ...

Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking port to capital

Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking port to capital

Kenya inaugurated a $3.2bn railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence more than 50 years ago.

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa, police said Tuesday.

Qatar Airways Cargo marks 10 years of service in Kenya

Qatar Airways Cargo marks 10 years of service in Kenya

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, recently celebrated 10 years of services in Kenya.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides ...

Toddler rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Toddler rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Kenyan rescuers pulled an 18-month-old toddler alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed killing 23 people, police said.

14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed.

Activists decry Nairobi road project after two lions killed

Activists decry Nairobi road project after two lions killed

A new road and railway project cutting through an inner city Nairobi nature reserve poses increased risks to wildlife, livestock and human beings, after two lions were killed this week in the space of just 48 hours.