Back to Business

Kenyan doctors returned to work Friday, two days after they reached an agreement with the government to end nearly two months of strikes that crippled hospitals and left patients in limbo, the Voice of America reported. On Wednesday, the government and the doctors’ union which represents...

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The Hardest Word

King Charles III acknowledged the atrocities committed by British colonial authorities against Kenyans during their fight for independence in the 1950s, but stopped short of issuing a full apology, CNN reported. The British monarch’s statements came during a four-day state visit to Kenya, which was marked...

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Stepping Up

Kenya and the United States signed a defense agreement this week that will see the African nation receive resources and support for security deployments as it prepares to lead a multinational mission to violence-torn Haiti, Al Jazeera reported. The defense pact follows a meeting between US...

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A Heavy Load

Kenya reinstated a small subsidy to help control the retail prices of fuel, reversing a government policy that prompted mass protests across the country over the high cost of living, Al Jazeera reported this week. After taking office in September, President William Ruto removed subsidies on...

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Deadly Fervor

Kenyan authorities exhumed the bodies of scores of people from a forest in the country’s southeast this week, the work of what appears to be a religious starvation cult that has shocked the nation, the Washington Post reported Monday. Police investigators said at least 70 people...

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Defiance and Fury

Anti-government protests in Kenya turned deadly this week, sparking worries of escalating violence for Kenyans who are already grappling with soaring inflation and unemployment, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. Police and protesters clashed in the capital Nairobi and the western city of Kisumu as demonstrators took to...

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The Laundry List

Thousands of Kenyans took part in opposition-led demonstrations Monday to protest the government of President William Ruto over skyrocketing prices for basic goods and other economic woes, the Associated Press reported. Police arrested dozens of people, including at least three lawmakers, in the capital Nairobi. Police...

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Do Not Disturb

Kenyan legislators are considering a new bill to stop employers from contacting their staff after hours, the first African country to create legislation protecting people’s work-life balance, Quartz reported. The bill, to be debated later this month, would forbid employers from calling, texting or emailing employees...

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Making It Official

Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld last month’s presidential election result that declared Deputy President William Ruto as the winner, a verdict that came days after opposition candidate Raila Odinga filed a petition over alleged electoral fraud, CNN reported Monday. In early August, the country’s electoral commission declared...

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Growing Up

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto won Kenya’s highly-anticipated presidential elections this week, even as his rival rejected the results and vowed to challenge the president-elect’s victory in court, the Wall Street Journal reported. Election results showed that Ruto secured a razor-thin margin of 50.5 percent, defeating...

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We’re Jammin’

Everywhere in Kenya these days, people are jamming, on corners, at gas stations, and even on buses. That’s because there’s a presidential election Tuesday and appealing to the youth vote – 40 percent of the electorate – is critical for a win. But irrespective of the...

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