Kenyan forces ‘take control’ of Westgate mall, last remaining hostages rescued

Nairobi: Kenyan security forces have finally taken control of the Westgate mall where a siege of Islamist militants killed at least 62 people, including shoppers and staff. Officials said the security personnel were doing a final check for any militant presence in the Nairobi shopping mall before declaring the operation complete. All remaining hostages have […]

Nairobi LIVE: Mall attack is ‘Kenya’s 9/11’; several arrests made

6:51 pm: Kenya’s Interior Ministry ‘makes several arrests Kenya’s Interior Ministry says it has made several arrests. An official tweet states: “ALERT: We’ve arrested some individuals at the airport for questioning. We ask officers dealing with vital ID docs to be very careful.” 6:45 pm: Multiple explosions resounding from mall A number of explosions from […]

Kenya: ’38 people killed in clashes’

The Red Cross says fighting between a semi-nomadic tribe of livestock herders and a farming community in southeastern Kenya escalated on Monday, with 38 people killed, including nine police officers. Kenya Red Cross secretary general Abbas Gullet said that eight children were also among those killed in the dawn attack in which over 300 people […]