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October 16, 2017 10:54 AM Police spokesman Charles Owino dismisses the report

NAIROBI: At least 50 people in the city were killed by the police in who moved quell protests after the August 8 elections, human rights groups have revealed. A joint report by Police Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch confirmed that police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi 2

October 16, 2017 10:20 AM Presidents set for more talks on the Nile

A new move to fast track the resolution of the impasse over sharing of the waters of River Nile will involve regular meetings of presidents in the countries sharing the Nile Basin. This follows a recommendation from the Nile Summit which was chaired by President Yoweri Museveni and convened at State House, Entebbe, three months ago. “The heads of state 1

October 16, 2017 9:58 AM Full list of people shot dead by police in Nairobi

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have released the names of the 33 people alleged to have been killed by Kenya Police in Nairobi during the ongoing Anti-IEBC demos. In a quick rejoinder, though, the National Police Service disputed the report stating that the claims were “misleading and based on falsehoods”. “We are studying the report and will issue 2

October 16, 2017 8:07 AM Rights groups call for probe into protestors killings

Two human rights groups are calling for a probe into alleged police brutality on opposition protestors. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch claim that police have killed at least 33 people and injured hundreds in Nairobi during demos sparked off by the disputed August 8 presidential poll results. This is according to a 37-page joint report titled 1

October 16, 2017 5:54 AM Rights groups say 33 killed in poll aftermath, demand probe

By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for investigations into police brutality following protests after the August 8, 2017 elections. In a new report, the organisations say Kenyan police have killed at least 33 people, although the figure is being disputed by Inspector General of Police 1

October 16, 2017 5:34 AM Police want to arrest Nasa CEO Norman Magaya over anti-IEBC demos

The National Super Alliance CEO Norman Magaya is hiding since Thursday night after learning police were looking for him. Police have visited various places in the city where Magaya frequents, looking for him in vain. “If you see him tell him to report to police in Nairobi Area,” said one senior officer. This was after acting Interior Cabinet Secretary 1

October 16, 2017 1:09 AM Brawls, Arrests, Autocratic Moves Imperil East African Democracy

Ugandan lawmakers brawl over a bill that could create a president-for-life. Tanzania arrests lawmakers and shutters newspapers. And as Kenya tries to rerun a botched election, a ruling party leader says what the country really needs is a benevolent dictator. As unrest and crackdowns plague some of the region’s largest economies, home to various levels 1

October 15, 2017 11:39 PM In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

DAKAR >> Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1

October 15, 2017 11:16 AM Boni Forest operation extended in Lamu, Tana River and Garissa

The government’s military operation in Boni Forest meant to flash out suspected Al- Shabaab militants is set to be extended for an unspecified period in Lamu, Garissa and Tana River counties. Director of the Boni Enclave campaign Joseph Kanyiri says plans are in place to integrate civil rights groups, Non Governmental Organizations, government institutions 1

October 15, 2017 10:47 AM LGBT activists worry about Trump impact in Africa

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international 1