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Kenyan Judge Hands 30-Year Prison Term to Al-Shabaab Operative

Nairobi (AX) — A Busia tribunal has handed Jackton Jacob Kanoti, who also goes by Abdul Hakim, a 30-year sentence for his affiliation with the jihadist factions Al-Shabaab and ISIS. Kanoti got nabbed in Siaya township in December 2021. Authorities found him with paraphernalia linked to nefarious operations. After an exhaustive two-and-a-half-year trial, the court reached its verdict. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) noted that Kanoti accessed sinister content via his phone, including Telegram group videos and…

Fear on the Run: Ex-Convict Caught with Illegal Firearms Under Scrutiny by Kenyan Authorities

Struggling with a surge in violent crime, Kenya is the stage of BBC Africa Eye's documentary, where the focus is on a reformed criminal urging others to surrender their illegal firearms, one by one. In a somber confession, a young man admits his darkest deed was murder, carried out while under the influence of drugs, a crime he equated to swatting a fly. The protagonist, Samuel, not his actual name, meets with King Kafu, a former convict turned advocate against crime, in Kisumu, a city near Lake Victoria in Kenya's west,…

Tragic Fatality: Kenyan Climber Perishes at the Summit of Mount Everest

NAIROBI, Kenya - An experienced Kenyan climber tragically passed away near the peak of Mount Everest in Nepal, according to Mt Everest Today. His aspiration of conquering the summit without additional oxygen came to an abrupt end, highlighting the dangers of such treacherous expeditions. The climber, Cheruiyot Kirui, known for his expertise in mountaineering and career as a banker, was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening after intense rescue efforts were deployed from the mountain's base camp. Mount Everest Today confirmed…

Kenyan President Ruto Embarks on US Visit Amid Police Deployment Plans to Haiti

The President of Kenya, William Ruto, is scheduled to meet with Joe Biden in Washington, DC, as part of his visit to the United States. This visit aims to strengthen economic and security ties and initiate a police mission to Haiti that had been delayed. President Ruto's visit comes at a time when the US administration is focused on enhancing relationships with African nations due to heightened competition from China and Russia on the continent. The deployment of a Kenya-led police force to Haiti, authorized by the UN…

Kenyan Attorneys Take Action to Halt Police Deployment to Haiti

A court filing from Kenyan lawyers reveals their efforts to stop the deployment of police to Haiti to address escalating violence. The High Court has ordered government officials to respond to the lawsuit by June 12. Last July, Kenya offered to send 1,000 officers to Haiti in response to a plea for help. However, the High Court ruled in January that deployment could not proceed without a proper agreement with the Haitian government. President William Ruto signed a security deal with Haiti's former prime minister in March…

Meeting of Somali President and Kenyan President Ruto in the Vibrant City of Nairobi

Nairobi (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud touched down in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend for a meeting with Kenyan President William Ruto. The two leaders engaged in discussions centered on regional peace and security, as well as enhancing partnerships in trade and investment, at State House in Nairobi. Recently, Kenya and Somalia inked a deal to work together on political consultations, education, and defense. Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, who also oversees Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, along with…

Arrest of Kenyan Citizens at Mumbai Airport for Smuggling $305K Worth of Gold

Nairobi (AX) — Authorities at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport detained three Kenyan citizens over the weekend for trying to sneak gold into India. Samira Abdi (37), Feiza Hassan (25), and Fardowsa Abdi (30) were caught upon their arrival from Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airlines flight. They headed for the red channel counter at Terminal 2, claiming to possess 2.540 kilograms of gold. However, a thorough inspection uncovered a total of 3 kilograms, surpassing their declared amount by 460 grams. Upon…

Kenyan Government Doctors Reach Deal to End Strike, Ensuring Improved Healthcare Services

Doctors at public hospitals in Kenya inked a pact with the government to end a strike launched in March. The agreement addresses salary arrears, hiring of trainee doctors, and insurance concerns. Television footage captured the handshake between union and government officials following the agreement. Health Minister Susan Nakhumicha confirmed the strike's end, citing the signed return-to-work formula. Arrears stemmed from a 2017 collective bargaining agreement, with doctors pressing for better medical insurance. KMPDU's…

Ethiopian Refugees Left Stranded in Remote Kenyan Wilderness

In the lush thickets of Kenya, Ethiopian migrants have been abandoned by smugglers, sparking concern and legal action. Reports suggest that an estimated 24 Ethiopians were found stranded in Isiolo County before being taken into custody. The group had sought refuge at a local police station after their traffickers deserted them in an attempt to avoid detection along the Isiolo-Nairobi Highway. These migrants were en route to South Africa, a common destination for Ethiopian nationals seeking employment opportunities.…

Ethiopian Migrants Deserted in Remote Kenyan Wilderness by Traffickers

Reports from local media in Kenya indicate that authorities have detained 24 Ethiopians who were abandoned in a remote bush in Isiolo county in the north-east. These individuals sought refuge at a nearby police station in the Merti area after being deserted by their suspected traffickers over the weekend. The culprits, who remain unidentified, were trying to evade detection at checkpoints along the Isiolo-Nairobi highway. According to the immigrants, their ultimate destination was South Africa, having crossed the border…

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