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US, Kenyan officials assess military relationship

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US and Kenyan defense officials met at the Pentagon on 4 May to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the countries and look for new...

Kenyatta commissions Kenya Air Force Aviation Centre of Excellence

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Kenya’s President and Commander-in-Chief Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the Kenya Air Force’s new Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE), which will be used by the...

Saab wins training and simulation contract in Kenya

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Kenya’s Ministry of Defence has awarded Saab a contract for live training systems in a first for the Swedish company. According to Hans Lindgren, Head...

Exercise Justified Accord underway in Kenya and Rwanda

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Servicemen from the US military and 20 East African nations are taking part in Exercise Justified Accord 22 in Kenya and Rwanda. Justified Accord is...

ICC case against Kenyan lawyer Gicheru: it matters, but not for...

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The trial of Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru began in mid February 2022 at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The charges against him relate to...

Multiple failures contributed to deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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Inadequate force protection, inadequate understanding of the threat, inadequate security force preparation, and problems with mission command were some of the contributing factors that...

Kenya interested in acquiring more MD 530 helicopters

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Kenya has expressed interest in acquiring additional MD 530 helicopters from the United States, the US Army has revealed. A US Army spokesman told Janes...

Five reasons why militants are targeting Kenya’s Lamu county

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The frequency of terrorist attacks within Kenya’s Lamu County on the border with Somalia has been alarming. Frequent kidnappings there were the ostensible reason...

Top EU man in Africa

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European Union (EU) vice president and its top foreign affairs man Josep Borrell  is currently in Africa visiting Kenya and Mozambique and will, among...

ISS: Port expansions could expose Kenya to more crime

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Kenya’s US$3.6 billion ports master plan will transform the country’s sea, lake and dry ports over the next 30 years. Modern ports that comply...

African human trafficking fugitive nabbed in joint operation

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Kenyan police arrested a man sought in connection with human trafficking since 2017 in a joint operation with Dutch authorities and Interpol. 53-year-old John Habeta...

Mombasa Shipyard commissioned in Kenya

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the Kenya Shipyards Limited (KSL) Mombasa Shipyard, which comprises a 4 000-ton slipway for shipbuilding activities including refitting of...

Kenya’s Hizir APC order on track

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Kenya will start to receive the 118 Hizir armoured personnel carriers (APCs) it ordered from Turkey’s Katmerciler in early 2022. In July, Katmerciler said the...

Suspected Islamist kills two in western Kenya – police

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A suspected member of Somali Islamist group al Shabaab detonated an explosive device that killed two people at their home in a western Kenyan...

Kenyan “rogue” policeman kills six in rampage – police

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A Kenyan police officer shot dead six people in a rampage in a neighbourhood in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday and then shot and...

US military conducts multi-day rescue at sea off Kenya

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Members from the US military’s Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Personnel Recovery Task Force and US Africa Command contract Personnel Recovery...

Convicted Kenyan militants back behind bars

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Three convicted militants, one who took part in a 2015 attack that killed 148 people, were recaptured on Thursday after escaping from a maximum...

Democracy, security on US/Nigeria talks agenda

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss domestic and regional security and West Africa's democratic backsliding, including Abuja's...

Security, climate dominate as US Secretary of State kicks off Africa...

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US Secretary of State Antony reiterated calls for an unconditional ceasefire in the Ethiopian conflict on Wednesday on the first leg of an African...

Four Kenyan police jailed for manslaughter of British aristocrat

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Kenya's High Court on Monday jailed four policemen found guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, the son of a British aristocrat who was...

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