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Kenya must respect the human rights of Somali refugees


In the wake of the Garissa University College shootings that left nearly 150 people dead, the Kenyan government has threatened to close the world’s largest refugee camp. In response, US Secretary of State John Kerry promised an extra $45m to the United Nations... More »

The blame game


UNTIL the night of June 15, Mpeketoni was not a household name in Kenya. It appears only on some maps as an administrative section of Lamu County, but in the past week it has been described as a town complete with police station and branches of the country’s t... More »

Tourism downturn leaves 3,000 Lamu hotel staff jobless


More than 3,000 hotel workers in Lamu County are jobless following the closure of six beach hotels. The resorts shut down due to lack of international guests, according to Lamu Tourist Association Vice-Chairman Ghalib Alwy. He said since last year, European to... More »

Al-Shabaab injures police officers in Garissa attack


Several police officers were injured on Monday evening after Al-Shabaab attacked their convoy at Yumbis in Fafi Sub-County, Garissa County. The officers were travelling to Yumbis in four vehicles to reinforce the squad that was battling the militants who had a... More »

Kenya: Alleged Shabaab Recruiter Arrested in Mombasa


Detectives from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) have arrested a suspected Al-Shabaab recruiter in Mombasa. The 45-year-old man was detained for allegedly being one of the people funding and recruiting youths to join the Al-Qaeda linked terror group. He w... More »