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Kenya: Mother awarded $25,000 after being made to deliver baby on floor

A woman who was physically abused and left to deliver her baby on the floor of a county hospital in Kenya has been awarded $25,000 (£18,000). In the landmark ruling, a Bungoma high court judge said Josephine Majani’s rights were violated as she gave birth. Mrs Majani said nurses had slapped and verbally abused her in 2013 and left her ...

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Kenya bans anal exams for men suspected of being gay

A Kenyan court has ruled that the forced anal examination of men suspected of being gay is unlawful after rights groups argued the tests are a form of torture. Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya, as in most African countries. Gay sex is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Until today’s ruling, Kenya was one of at least ...

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Mahama hails Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga ‘reconciliation’

Former President John Mahama has lauded Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s attempts at reconciliation following last year’s bitterly contested election. Mr. Mahama described the move as a “great show of statesmanship” in his comments on Twitter. Great show of statesmanship. Healing and reconciliation. Good for Kenya. pic.twitter.com/Ilq5oEcoaE — John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) March 10, 2018 Uhuru Kenyatta ...

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Kenya doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

Four Kenyan medics have been suspended after cutting open the skull of the wrong patient at a hospital in Nairobi. One patient needed surgery for a blood clot on the brain, the other only non-invasive treatment for swelling. But a horrifying mix-up of identification tags saw the wrong man operated on, reports say. The doctors did not realise their mistake ...

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Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight. Senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi planned to attend opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial. But officials said the pair failed to present a court order overturning an existing suspension of their passports. Both men support Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who ...

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Kenya deports Miguna Miguna over Odinga ‘swearing-in’

Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president”. Mr Miguna has boarded a flight to take him to Canada, where he is a citizen. The government says Mr Miguna renounced his Kenyan nationality, which he denies. Ahead of the mock inauguration, the government ...

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Top ivory investigator stabbed to death in Kenya

One of the world’s leading investigators into the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn has been killed in Kenya. Esmond Bradley-Martin, 75, was found with a stab wound to his neck at home in the capital Nairobi on Sunday. The former UN special envoy for rhino conservation was known for his undercover work establishing black-market prices. The US citizen ...

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Odinga blocks Ghanaian Facebooker over ‘insulting’ comment

When Kenya’s self-appointed president, Raila Odinga vowed to protect the interest of Kenyans and clamp down against persons who challenge his government, that appears to include those who express a different political opinion from his on social media. Odinga did not take kindly to the words of a Ghanaian researcher who strongly condemned him for swearing himself in as president ...

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Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga ‘inauguration’

Three of Kenya’s biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leader’s unofficial “inauguration” in Nairobi. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i told reporters they would stay closed until investigations were complete. NTV, KTN and Citizen TV went off-air at around 09:10 (06:10 GMT) on Tuesday. They had previously been warned not to ...

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Kenya’s Raila Odinga ‘inaugurates’ himself as president

Kenya’s main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared himself the “people’s president” at a controversial “swearing-in” ceremony in the capital. Thousands of his supporters attended the event, despite a government warning that it amounted to treason. The authorities shut down TV stations to prevent live coverage of the event. President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last ...

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