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June 12, 2024 at 11:34 AM

Cooking and coughing: Respiratory diseases plague Kenya as more people burn wood to save money

In Kenya's capital, a woman cooking with firewood engulfs herself in smoke as she heats herself some tea
June 12, 2024 at 11:34 AM
Jane Muthoni, 65, cooks using firewood at her home in Kiambu, Kenya, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Respiratory diseases have been the most prevalent diseases in Kenya for the past several years and are on the rise, according to government authorities, with 19.6 million reported cases last year. Burning biomass such as firewood is the largest contributor to those diseases. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
May 25, 2024 at 6:19 PM

Kenyan President William Ruto discusses US visit, supporting Haiti

Kenyan President William Ruto is the first African leader to make an official state visit to the U.S. in over 15 years.
May 25, 2024 at 6:19 PM
Kenyan President William Ruto speaks during an interview with ABC News.
May 25, 2024 at 12:27 AM

Kenyan Pres. Ruto pledges troops to Haiti

ABC News’ Selina Wang joins to discuss her sit down with President William Ruto and his pledge to protect democracy in Haiti.
May 25, 2024 at 12:27 AM
VIDEO: Kenyan Pres. Ruto pledges troops to Haiti
May 23, 2024 at 1:16 PM

Kenyan mountaineer dies on Everest

Kenyan mountaineer Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui, who went missing on Wednesday morning on Mount Everest, has been found dead, officials announced Thursday.
May 23, 2024 at 1:16 PM
Tents of mountaineers are pictured at Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu district on April 18, 2024.
2 months ago

Dozens dead as floods wreak havoc across Kenya

Days of torrential rain have triggered widespread flooding across parts of Kenya, turning roads into raging rivers and claiming dozens of lives.
2 months ago
A resident of Mathare slum try to salvage goods from their destroyed houses, following heavy down pour in the capital, Nairobi on April 24, 2024.
3 months ago

How researchers discovered the wild birth of a critically endangered black rhino

A baby Eastern Black rhino has been born in Kenya, an event wildlife researchers are dubbing as a conservation success for the critically endangered species.
3 months ago
A baby Black Eastern rhino has been born in the dense Chyulu Hills in Southern Kenya, according to researchers.
4 months ago

Man who fled US after allegedly killing girlfriend caught after escaping custody

Kevin Kangethe has been caught by police in Kenya days after he escaped their custody. He is accused of killing his girlfriend and leaving her in an airport parking lot.
4 months ago
Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe appears at the Mililani law court in Nairobi, Kenya, on Jan. 31, 2024.
4 months ago

Wildlife authorities continue search for famous missing Kenyan lion

Olobor is one of the Maasai Mara National Reserve's famous lions.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Gas explosion sparks massive fire, killing 3 and injuring 298

At least three people were killed and 298 others were injured late Thursday when a gas explosion sparked an inferno in Nairobi, Kenya, according to police.
4 months ago
Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 2, 2024.
1 year ago

Anti-government protests sweep across Kenya over bill raising gas tax

An opposition leader called for three days of protests against the finance bill.
1 year ago
An opposition leader called for three days of protests against the finance bill.
1 year ago

Dozens dead, hundreds missing in Kenya starvation cult case

An ongoing investigation into a Christian cult in Kenya whose followers were allegedly told to starve themselves has led to the discovery of dozens of bodies.
1 year ago
Workers carry the exhumed bodies in body bags to the mortuary, at the mass-grave site in Shakahola, outside the coastal town of Malindi, Kenya on April 25, 2023.
1 year ago

More bodies found in mass graves in Kenya starvation cult case

Initial investigations showed that suspects might have committed crimes including murder, according to officials.
1 year ago
Initial investigations showed that suspects might have committed crimes including murder, according to officials.
4 years ago

Digital IDs that civil rights groups say bar minorities are lawful in this country

A Kenyan court has ruled that the government may forge ahead with plans to assign everyone a unique ID number, but it must be done under comprehensive regulations.
4 years ago
A Kenyan woman looks at a biometric camera prior to register for the Huduma Namba, May, 17, 2019, in Nairobi.
4 years ago

1 US service member, 2 DOD contractors killed in terror attack on US base in Kenya

A U.S. soldier and 2 DOD contractors killed in a terror attack on a U.S. base in Kenya, according to U.S. Africa Command. Two DOD employees were wounded.
4 years ago
U.S. Army Spc. Henry J. Mayfield Jr., 23, from Evergreen Park, Ill., was killed on Jan. 5, 2020, during an attack in Manda Bay, Kenya.
5 years ago

Helicopter crash in Kenya kills 4 Americans, police say

Four Americans were killed Sunday night when their helicopter crashed on a remote island in northern Kenya, authorities said.
5 years ago
Central Island National Park is located on a small volcanic island in the middle of Lake Turkana, Kenya.
5 years ago

Helicopter crash kills 4 Americans, police say

The helicopter went down at Central Island National Park, which sits on a small volcanic island in the middle of Lake Turkana, according to a statement from Kenya's National Police Service.
5 years ago
VIDEO: The helicopter went down at Central Island National Park, which sits on a small volcanic island in the middle of Lake Turkana, according to a statement from Kenya's National Police Service.
5 years ago

American among 14 killed at Kenya hotel

The terror group Al-Shabab, which has ties to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack at the upscale Dusit Hotel in Nairobi.
5 years ago
VIDEO: American among 14 killed at Kenya hotel
7 years ago

Opposition supporters in the Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera have been setting fire to piles of tires in an attempt to block roads on Friday.