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Friday, 04-17-15, 13:47No M-Pesa This Weekend[CIO] Safaricom customers will not be able to access any M-Pesa services over the weekend as the telecom giant moves to shut down its money transfer system and relocate servers from Germany to Kenya. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 6:44'Graft Common Among Garissa Anti-Terror Cops'[The Star] A police investigation into security officers' response to the Garissa massacre has put the spotlight on massive corruption inside the Garissa Anti-Terrorism Police Unit. The report has also noted that there was a breakdown ofcommunication and command between the diverse security agencies that responded to the terror attack. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 5:54Somalia Border Fence Won't Work - Opposition[The Star] Cord leaders have stated that the government's plan to erect a 1,000 kilometer wall along the Kenya Somalia border will not deter terror attacks. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 10:39State Mulls Mandatory Paramilitary Training[The Star] The state may subject form four leavers to mandatory National Youth Service paramilitary training following a spate of terror attacks. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 8:12Countering Al-Shabaab's Narrative in Kenya's Fight Against Extremism[African Arguments] In March 2015, several months after the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni and neighbouring villages were brutally attacked, the Somalia-based armed group, Al-Shabaab, released a video of the attack on Youtube. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 9:35'Reconsider Displacing 350,000 Refugees'[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency today urged Kenyan authorities to reconsider their decision to shut down within the next three months Dadaab refugee camps, a decision that would require some 350,000 Somalis to return to their country and would cause "extreme" humanitarian consequences. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 7:12'Liz Will Not Be The Same Again'[The Star] THREE of the six teenagers accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Busia and dumping her in a pit latrine were yesterday sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 14:02Men Sentenced for 'Liz' Gang Rape[The Star] Three men accused of beating and gang raping Liz, a 16-year old girl from Busia, in 2013 have been sentenced to 15 and seven years imprisonment respectively. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 13:02Demand to Move Somali Refugees 'A Tall Order'[Al Jazeera] Kenya has urged the United Nations to remove a camp housing more than half a million Somali refugees within three months, as part of a response to the recent killing of 148 people by Somali gunmen at a Kenyan university. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 12:38Kenya Must Better Respect Somali Population to Avoid Another Garissa[African Arguments] On 1 April, Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked Garissa University College killing 147 Muslims and non-Muslim students alike. The gunmen attempted a feeble show of doing a religious test; but it's inaccurate to claim that all those killed were Christians. read more...

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