Gulf Times - Nairobi
Plane with 10 aboard goes missing in Kenya

Plane with 10 aboard goes missing in Kenya

Rescue teams on Wednesday were looking for a small plane with 10 people on board that went missing north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the aircraft owners and the national disaster agency said.

Feeling unwell, Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

Feeling unwell, Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is on his first-ever Africa tour as Washington's top diplomat, on Saturday cancelled his programme in Kenya because he was feeling unwell, officials said.

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Anger as rail construction begins in Nairobi National Park

Kenyan conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday after construction of a railway line began inside Nairobi's famed national park, saying this defied a court order halting the project.

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Miguna Miguna is a provocative firebrand who attended the mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's president", in defiance of last year's election that saw Uhuru Kenyatta win a second term.

"Bomb on board" wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

"Bomb on board" wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called "bomb on board" that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday.

Clashes erupt after 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

Clashes erupt after 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

At least four bodies were found lying in the streets of a Nairobi slum on Sunday with the discovery sparking clashes, police sources and Kenyan media said.

Kenyan opposition supporters defy protest ban

Kenyan opposition supporters defy protest ban

In western Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga that has been a hotspot for demonstrations, protesters blocked key roads and set piles of tyres on fire.

Police fire teargas at Kenyan vote protesters

Police fire teargas at Kenyan vote protesters

Police fired teargas at opposition supporters who rallied in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday calling for the sacking of election board officials they blame for August's botched presidential vote.

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.