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  1. November 25, 2013

    Kenya’s politicians cannot claim the credit for its best achievements

    The late Harry Thuku, one of Kenya’s nationalist heroes, chose to mark the country’s independence on his farm. The...

  2. March 15, 2013

    Uhuru Kenyatta, next president of Kenya

    His name, Uhuru, means “freedom” in Swahili. But the man declared the winner of this month’s presidential election in Kenya...

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  1. Kenya at 50

    Kenya’s consumer-driven economy could soon be balanced by resource discoveries, while ...
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  1. October 5, 2012

    Kenya torture victims win UK court ruling

    LONDON, Oct 5 – A British court ruled on Friday that three elderly Kenyans who were tortured under British rule in the 1950s...

  2. August 9, 2012

    Kenya to bid for 2024 Olympics

    Kenya will bid to become the first African nation to host the Olympic Games in 2024, Raila Odinga, the country’s prime...

  3. September 26, 2011

    Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai dies

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental activist and human rights campaigner, has died of cancer aged...

  4. May 27, 2011

    Biographer Andrew Morton believes he has the best job in the world

    Andrew Morton, 57, became an overnight sensation in 1992 on the publication of Diana: Her True Story . His subsequent...

  5. August 3, 2010

    Kenyans vote on constitution

    After three months of heated campaigning, Kenyans decide whether to adopt a new constitution in the first nationwide poll...

  6. February 23, 2009

    It’s Our Turn to Eat

    It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower By Michela Wrong Fourth Estate £12.99, 354 pages FT Bookshop...

  7. February 21, 2009

    Hard graft

    These are hard times for anti-corruption campaigners, and harder still in Africa where activists face harassment and...

  8. April 25, 2008

    Kenya struggles to escape its land trap

    Gacheru Kirie, a 90-year-old farmer, sitting in the shade of a wall, jabs a finger into a patch of sunlit soil. Some 250km...

  9. April 25, 2008

    Kenya struggles to escape its land trap

    Gacheru Kirie, a 90-year-old farmer, sitting in the shade of a wall, jabs a finger into a patch of sunlit soil. Some 250km...

  10. March 24, 2008

    From a thoughtful man to a tyrant

    Interviewing African autocrats is a time-consuming and usually thankless affair. I remember waiting for a week in a...

  11. February 22, 2008

    Analysis: Kenya falls under machete’s rule

    The blast from a bus horn disturbs the calm of dawn in the city of Kisumu, western Kenya, signalling the arrival of another...

  12. January 26, 2008

    Feature: Slow but sure

    Has the democratic wave broken? Is the tide of political freedom now ebbing after the spectacular flow that began in 1989?...

  13. January 7, 2008

    Challenger must perform balancing act in 'blinking contest' with Kibaki

    Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader who narrowly lost last month's disputed presidential election after three...

  14. January 7, 2008

    Challenger must perform balancing act in 'blinking contest' with Kibaki

    Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader who narrowly lost last month's disputed presidential election after three...

  15. December 27, 2007

    Odinga aims to rise above tribal allegiances

    The jumbo lapels of Penine Orao's luminous orange blouse begin to quiver as she leans forward and waves a finger to spell...

  16. December 24, 2007

    Business backs Kenya’s separation of powers

    Business people in Kenya, which is gearing up for a presidential election on Thursday, say the new ­government must maintain...

  17. December 24, 2007

    Absentee leader seeking re-election

    Nearly five years ago to the day, Mwai Kibaki shared a platform with Daniel arap Moi, the former Kenyan president whose...

  18. December 24, 2007

    Business supports continued separation of Kenya's powers

    Business people in Kenya, which is gearing up for a presidential election on Thursday, say the new -government must...

  19. December 24, 2007

    Business backs continued separation of Kenya's powers

    Business people in Kenya, which is gearing up for a presidential election on Thursday, say the new -government must...

  20. December 23, 2007

    Spotlight: Mwai Kibaki – Absentee leader seeking re-election

    Nearly five years ago to the day, Mwai Kibaki shared a platform with Daniel arap Moi, the former Kenyan president whose...

  21. December 18, 2007

    Reform is the route to stability for Kenya

    Two days after Christmas, Kenyans will vote in a general election that will shape more than just the future of Kenya itself....

  22. December 15, 2007

    Kenyans promised action on economy

    Raila Odinga, the opposition firebrand threatening to topple Kenya's president in a forthcoming election, has pledged to...

  23. December 14, 2007

    Kenyans promised action on economy

    Raila Odinga, the opposition firebrand threatening to topple Kenya’s president in a forthcoming election, has pledged to...

  24. November 22, 2007

    Plug on tax ‘leaks’ helps Kenya to clean up

    The head of Kenya’s tax agency, once a hotbed of small-scale corruption, has predicted that by next year its annual revenues...

  25. November 22, 2007

    Plug on tax 'leaks' helps Kenya to clean up

    The head of Kenya's tax agency, once a hotbed of small-scale corruption, has predicted that by next year its annual...

  26. September 28, 2007

    Kenyan president rejects bill limiting fraud probes

    Mwai Kibaki, the Kenyan president who is hoping to win re-election later this year, has rejected a parliamentary bill that...

  27. September 14, 2007

    Kenyan MPs place curb on corruption inquiries

    Kenya's parliament has passed a law that is likely to prevent the country's anti-corruption watchdog from tackling...

  28. September 1, 2007

    Leaked report puts Kenya graft in spotlight

    The leak of a secret report into high-level corruption has given Kenyans a pointed reminder of the graft associated with...

  29. August 31, 2007

    Kenya graft in spotlight

    The leak of a secret report into high-level corruption has given Kenyans a pointed reminder of the graft associated with the...

  30. August 29, 2007

    Moi backs Kenya leader's poll bid

    Mwai Kibaki, the Kenyan president seeking re-election later this year, has won the public backing of the reviled former...

  31. August 29, 2007

    Ex-Kenya president backs Kibaki

    Mwai Kibaki, the Kenyan president seeking re-election later this year, has won the public backing of the reviled former...

  32. April 2, 2007

    Kenya dips a toe in international bond markets

    Kenya's government is to underscore its growing -economic confidence as it prepares for an election by issuing a sovereign...

  33. January 19, 2007

    The bucks stop here

    Good news stories are rare in Africa. Nelson Mandela’s release was one. Eritrea’s 1993 referendum on independence another. I...

  34. September 16, 2006

    Kenya

    Wildlife Wars: My Battle to Save Kenya's Elephants by Richard Leakeyand Virginia Morell Pan £7.99 If Dame Daphne Sheldrick...

  35. March 24, 2006

    Kibaki leads his country from

    Basking in the euphoria of his historic election victory, Mwai Kibaki promised the "era of 'anything goes' is gone for...

  36. February 14, 2006

    Scandals claim two Kenyan ministers

    Corruption scandals in Kenya's government claimed two more victims when the energy and education ministers resigned on...

  37. February 7, 2006

    Moi caught up in Kenyan graft inquiry

    An inquiry into a 1990s financial scandal has recommended that Daniel arap Moi, former Kenyan president, face further...

  38. December 20, 2005

    Corporate Kenya learning to keep its distance from politics

    As brokers in red blazers field mobile phone calls on the Nairobi Stock Exchange trading floor, Aloysius Muchinyi sits in...

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