Richard Leakey, a world-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter has died aged 77. His groundbreaking work contributed to the recognition of Africa as the birthplace of humankind. He also spearheaded campaigns to stop poaching in Kenya, famously burning the country's stockpile of poached ivory.
25 Oct 2021
Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's athletics scene, was buried on Saturday (October 23) at a funeral attended by more than 1,000 people. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26, the Vicar presiding over her funeral service noted.
4 Oct 2021
Kenya's constitution eased access to abortions in 2010 but the overwhelming stigma surrounding the procedure means that many women resort to traditional practices or backstreet clinics that put their life in jeopardy. Every week, 23 women die from botched abortions, according to a 2012 study by Kenya's health ministry. Campaigners say the real number is even higher.
31 Jul 2021
For many the water hyacinth is a menace - an invasive plant that harms aquatic life and helps bacteria and mosquitos flourish. But Kenyan entrepreneur Dominic Kahumbu is pioneering a machine that turns the weed into clean cooking fuel.
2 Jul 2021
Kenyan government has denied involvement in arrest and extradition of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
26 May 2021
About 97% of Kenyans seeking medical treatments abroad go to India. With rising COVID-19 deaths and restrictions on travel to India, Kenyans seeking treatment have been left stranded.
14 May 2021
Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Nairobi as they gather to protest Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Also, clashes erupt in Kinshasa as Muslim factions celebrate Eid in DR Congo. Eid is also celebrated by minority Muslims in Burundi who gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan – our team takes you there.
3 May 2021
Police fired tear gas canisters at DW's East Africa correspondent Mariel Müller while she was covering a protest in Nairobi. Amnesty International and the Foreign Press Association of Africa have condemned the attack.
30 Mar 2021
Sarah Obama, often referred to by former US President Barack Obama as his 'granny', has died aged 99 in Kisumu, Kenya. After being unwell for about a week, ‘Mama Sarah’ WAS admitted to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where she later passed away.
15 Oct 2020
In the past decade, the number of elephants in East Africa has almost halved. But Kenyan authorities say the country's pachyderm population has actually doubled since 1989. Kenya is setting the example in the fight against poaching and now has around 35,000 elephants. Reserves have had to adapt and step up security. But while ivory hunters are no longer such a threat, conservation groups are worried by cohabitation between wild animals and local communities, which can prove difficult. But even here, things are improving. Our correspondents report from Kenya's Laikipia County.
19 Oct 2019
Kenyan port of Mombasa becomes world's new drug trafficking hub
13 Oct 2019
Eliud Kipchoge ran the fastest marathon ever on Saturday but didn't set a new world record. The Kenyan broke the two-hour mark, having compared it to being "the first man on the moon," but these weren't race conditions.