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August 30, 1985 | United Press International
A magistrate today sentenced a U.S. fashion and wildlife photographer to a six-month prison term or a $300 fine for violating Kenya's immigration laws. Peter Beard, 47, of New York, the estranged husband of model Cheryl Tiegs, pleaded guilty to being in the country without a valid visa and elected to pay the fine. The charges said Beard's three-week visa expired March 23, almost five months before his arrest Aug. 19.
August 25, 1990
In response to "Not Exactly the Life of the Multi-Party," editorial (July 15), and other recent media attention regarding Kenya's bilateral relationship with the United States, I would like to comment about our country's commitment to the principles of democracy and the preservation of human and civil rights. Under the leadership of President Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya has been a consistent ally of the U.S. in Africa, and a model of economic and political stability in a very volatile region of the world.
April 22, 2009 | Associated Press
Villagers in central Kenya clashed with a criminal gang using machetes, axes and clubs, killing at least 29 people and leaving the streets stained with blood, police said Tuesday. Residents near the town of Karatina fought Mungiki members overnight because the gang had been extorting money from them, deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said. "The majority of the dead are Mungiki members," Owino said. At least three others were seriously wounded.
May 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Intercepted communications among Al Qaeda operatives in eastern Africa, along with other unspecified intelligence, indicate terrorists are plotting an attack in Nairobi, possibly on embassies or residences of foreign officials, a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity. The British government warned its citizens Friday to be on guard against "a clear terrorist threat" in six eastern African countries -- Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
June 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
A judge dropped murder charges Thursday against four men accused in an Al Qaeda car bombing that killed 15 people at a resort hotel, saying prosecutors had failed to link them to the terrorist network or the attack. Police rearrested one of the men hours later. Prosecutors produced "no evidence, direct or circumstantial," to tie the men to Al Qaeda or the 2002 bombing of the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel north of Mombasa, Judge John Osiemo ruled.
August 17, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II, nearing the end of a seven-country tour of Africa, arrived here Friday to a greeting of chants, hymns and tribal drums. He will preside here over the 43rd International Eucharistic Congress of the Roman Catholic Church, an every-four-year meeting of churchmen from around the world. It was begun in the late 1800s to celebrate the church's sacraments and compare notes on church problems.
March 5, 2006 | From Associated Press
The United Nations' food agency will soon run out of food needed to feed about 3.5 million Kenyans facing prolonged drought because it has received a fraction of the required funding, officials said Saturday. The World Food Program has enough cereal to last until April but will run out of other staples by month's end, program spokesman Peter Smerdon said. The program needs $225 million to buy more than 33,000 tons of food each month until February 2007 but has received only $28 million, he said.
May 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Moses Tanui of Kenya won the men's 10,000-meter race Sunday in the Kobe Relay Carnival track and field meet. Tanui's time was 28 minutes 7.62 seconds. Compatriot Bonaface Merande was second in 28:24.91, edging Japan's Takeyuki Nakayama, who was clocked in 28:25.84. In the women's 10,000-meter event, Japan's Akemi Matsuno finished first in 32:57.89. Susan Sirma of Kenya placed second in 33:14.98.
January 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Ten million people risk going hungry in Kenya after harvests failed because of drought, the government said. The government declared a national emergency and will lift the import duty on maize until the next major harvest, which will not be for a year in many areas. The emergency declaration allows the government to divert money from development projects to food aid and to use disaster funds that are held in reserve, said government spokesman Alfred Mutua. Kenya's finances are under strain because of the cost of sheltering and re-integrating 600,000 people displaced by violence after the disputed December 2007 elections.
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