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April 12, 2015 2:37 PM Blasts mistaken for attack at Nairobi school

Panic comes less than 2 weeks after Al-Shabaab killed 147 people at a college in Kenya University of Nairobi students were terrified Sunday morning when they heard explosions -- caused by a faulty electrical cable -- and believed it was a terror attack, the school said. Students on the Kikuyu campus stampeded down the halls of the Kimberly dormitory 14

April 12, 2015 12:25 PM One reported killed in stampede after Kenya explosion

One Kenyan student was killed and 141 injured in a stampede Sunday on the campus of the University of Nairobi when students mistook several accidental explosions for an extremist attack, according to an official. One male third-year student was killed in the crush of students, Peter Mbithi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, told The Associated 18

April 12, 2015 10:53 AM Kenyan official: 1 student killed, 141 hurt after explosion

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One Kenyan student was killed and 141 injured in a stampede Sunday on the campus of the University of Nairobi when students mistook several accidental explosions for an extremist attack, according to an official. One male third-year student was killed in the crush of students, Peter Mbithi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi 18

April 12, 2015 10:16 AM Kenya student dies, more than 100 injured in campus stampede

NAIROBI (REUTERS) - A Kenyan student died and over 100 others were injured after an electricity transformer explosion caused a stampede on Sunday, amid tension a week after gunmen stormed another university campus, officials said. The student who died was among others who jumped from residence halls as high as five floors up, fearing the University of Nairobi's 3

April 12, 2015 5:01 AM Picking up pieces after terror attack

While Zimbabwe continues to punch below its weight, Kenya, East Africa’s economic powerhouse, rises above the Al-Shabaab terror, writes Victor Kgomoeswana. Johannesburg - Time flies in Africa, even when one is not having fun. The statue of Cecil John Rhodes went down at the University of Cape Town. As the sun set on the Rhodes legacy, one star was on the rise in the US in the form of Trevor 32

April 11, 2015 10:38 PM Floods in Western Kenya Have Destroyed Lives and property

Seven people, among them a seven month old baby, were on Friday night killed by the raging floods in Homa Bay, Western Kenya, as heavy rains continue to pound different parts across the country. HomaBay police commander John Omusanga confirmed the incident on Saturday which he said occurred at 7 pm when the deceased were on their way from a local market 6

April 11, 2015 9:00 PM Kenya gives UN 3 months to relocate Daadab refugees camp as part of its war on terror

Kenya: The Government has given the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) three months to relocate the populous Daadab refugee camp near Garissa as part of efforts to contain the war against terror. Speaking in Mukurwe-ini, Nyeri County yesterday, Deputy President William Ruto said the Government had held discussions with the UNHCR and informed 21

April 11, 2015 5:14 PM Kenyans seek compensation for 1998 US embassy blast victims

The U.S. government was urged Saturday to make compensation for Kenyan victims in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. The Secretary of the August 7th Bomb Blast Victims Association Evanson Gitu called on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the issue of compensation with U.S. President Barrack Obama during his visit in July. “We appeal 2

April 11, 2015 4:05 PM Kenya: Relocate world's largest refugee camp

Official: Agency has received no communication, formal request from Kenya Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday gave the United Nations' refugee agency three months to relocate refugees from the Dadaab camp -- the world's largest -- to Somalia, or "we shall relocate them ourselves." "The way America changed after 9/11 is the way Kenya will change 13

April 11, 2015 3:25 PM Kenya wants Dadaab refugees moved in 3 months

This comes after the Garissa University College terror attack that claimed 148 lives. Deputy President William Ruto while speaking in Nyeri on Saturday said clearing of the refugee camp will allow the security forces in Kenya to deal with elements of terror from within. “We have asked the UNHCR to relocate the refugees in three months failure to which 3