Kenyan newspapers condemned a planned media law approved by legislators because it may impose stiff penalties on reporters and seeks to set-up a government- appointed regulator that violates the constitution.
Hundreds of protesters marched in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to demand the police take action against men who were ordered to mow lawns as punishment for gang-raping a 16-year-old girl who was left paralyzed.
Kenyan police questioned the chief executive officer of Safaricom Ltd. and the heads of two other mobile-phone companies as authorities probe the phone numbers used by gunmen who attacked a Nairobi mall last month.
Kenyan lawmakers passed a motion yesterday urging the East African nation to withdraw from the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court , the Daily Nation reported , citing parliamentary proceedings.
Essar Energy Ltd., co-owner of Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd., said it will sell its 50 percent stake in the country’s only oil refinery to the government after studies showed an upgrade is economically unviable.
A Kenyan minister, an assistant minister and four lawmakers face allegations of hate speech, the Daily Nation said, citing Mzalendo Kibunjia, chairman of the country’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission .
Grenades thrown by four attackers killed dozens of people boarding a bus in Nairobi, and police killed three suspects, the Daily Nation reported. At least 14 people were seriously injured, the newspaper said.
A Kenyan court ruling that prisoners can vote in an Aug. 4 referendum on a new constitution may delay the poll as registration has closed, the Daily Nation reported, citing senior members of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission.