Friday, October 17, 2008

Kenya news headlines - Fri 10/17/2008

BBC News
Waki Commission: Kenya voices
BBC News, UK - 5 hours ago
As a report into Kenya's election violence is presented to Kofi Annan, who brokered a peace deal, Kenyans say they agree with its call for an international ...
Foreign missions laud Kenya's poll violence report Xinhua
Kenya: Team Warns On Culture of Chaos
Kenya: Name the Culprits? Not Just Yet, Says Waki -
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Foreign direct investment in Kenya's ICT sector drops, MA - 2 hours agoBy Rebecca Wanjiku , IDG News Service , 10/17/2008
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kenya's ICT sector has dropped as a result of rigid policy on company ...

Kenya Commercial Bank upgrades IT system, MA - 50 minutes ago
By Rebecca Wanjiku , IDG News Service , 10/17/2008 The 18-month wait for a more efficient system at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) is finally over after a ...
Clashes over water kill 4 in drought-hit Kenya
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - 1 hour ago
NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Fighting over boreholes in arid northern Kenya has killed at least four people as competition for resources mounts in the ...
Kenya: Mandera Floods Information Bulletin No. 1 ReliefWeb (press release)
Curfew imposed in Mandera town Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
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Somali Terrorist Group Threatens to Attack Kenya
Voice of America - 16 hours ago
By Peter Clottey
A Somali Islamic group linked to al-Qaeda is threatening to attack Kenya if Nairobi goes ahead with plans to train Somali government forces ...

Annan, Kenyan leaders awarded degrees for peace deal
AFP - 2 hours ago
NAIROBI (AFP) — Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga were Friday awarded honorary degrees ...
Kenya risks violence if reforms are not pursued, Annan warns African Press Agency
Kibaki, Raila, Annan honoured Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Soldiers detained WND reporter, quashing announcement of Obama ... WorldNetDaily
ireport - Daily Nation
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Somali Islamic group threatens to attack Kenya
International Herald Tribune, France - Oct 16, 2008
AP MOGADISHU, Somalia: An extremist Islamic militia in Somalia has threatened to launch attacks in neighboring Kenya if the Kenyan government trains Somali ...
Kenya under attack threat from Somali Islamists afrol News
Somali Islamist Militants Threaten To Attack Kenya Over Troop Training RTT News
High death toll from Mogadishu to Baidoa ReliefWeb (press release)
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation -
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Voice of America
Sudan's Energy Minister Reportedly Cancels Key Kenya Trip
Voice of America - 35 minutes ago
By Alisha Ryu Sudan's energy minister has reportedly canceled a visit to Kenya next week to conclude an oil deal reached between the two countries in August ...

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Report: Kenyan MPs want airport upgrade for Obama
Posted : Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:30:11 GMT
Author : DPA

Nairobi - Kenyan MPs want to see a tiny airport near Senator Barack Obama's ancestral home upgraded to allow Air Force One to land there should he win the upcoming US elections, reports said Friday. The Nairobi Star said that MPs from Nyanza Province believed that an Obama win was a foregone conclusion and that Kisumu airport should be quickly brought up to scratch.

The senator's father was born in the village of Kogelo, which is around 60 kilometres from Kisumu. His grandmother, Sarah Obama, still lives there.

Obama has never lived in Kenya and has only visited the country a handful of times. Despite this, he is viewed as a hero in the East African nation.

The airport, which is little more than a tiny building and a bumpy airstrip, is due to be upgraded by 2010 but is behind schedule.,report-kenyan-mps-want-airport-upgrade-for-obama.html

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