NRL boss Peter V’landys backs push for Kenya to become rugby league’s next market

And Brook Tennant has claimed the move would instantly open another player pathway for NRL clubs outside of PNG, England, the Pacific and New Zealand.

“Rugby league needs a bigger pool and Kenya has the greatest sportspeople in the world. Their endurance, their ability to train, their ability to take lessons – they are great soldiers,” Tennant said.

Police arrest Agnes Tirop’s husband in connection with athlete’s death

  • Olympic 5,000m runner found with stab wounds to neck
  • ‘We have main suspect in custody,’ say Kenyan police

The 25-year-old Tirop, who represented Kenya in the 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics, was stabbed in the neck with a knife. Police said on Thursday they had arrested Emmanuel Rotich in the coastal city of Mombasa, hours after pleading with him to surrender.

Garamuts’ world cup run ends

Both teams were winless going into their last match in New Zealand.

The two lowly ranked teams of World Cricket did not disappoint in that regard as they played out a nail biter, Kenya winning by 14 runs.

Kenya won the toss and immediately elected to bat. A decision that looked to prove costly facing James Tau who is in great form with his bowling for the Garamuts.

Kenya put on 60 runs as Tau tried every bowling combination possible to get them out, but to no avail.

How $12M bridge collapsed in Kenya

On June 26, just two weeks after an "inspection" by President Uhuru Kenyatta, a $12 million Chinese-built Sigiri bridge in Western Kenya collapsed before it was completed.

Built by the Chinese Overseas Construction and Engineering Company in Busia County, the bridge connects a region that has historically lacked government investment and development. Around a dozen people died on the river after a boat capsized while attempting to cross in 2014.

"I Dreamed of Africa" author shot by raiders

Kuki Gallmann, the 73-year old Italian-born author and world-recognized conservationist, is in stable condition in Nairobi after she was shot in the stomach by armed raiders who entered her conservancy in Kenya.

This is the latest escalation in a conflict where armed raiders have brought tens of thousands of head of cattle onto ranches and conservancies in Laikipia. The region is one of Kenya's most important tourist destinations and a center for wildlife and conservation.

Kenya's mobile money success story turns 10

The majority of the East African country's population is subscribed to a mobile payment service, and the most popular choice is M-Pesa, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in March 2017.

M-Pesa -- "pesa" means "money" in Swahili -- has made a dramatic impact over this time.

Kenyan couple treated to lavish ceremony after $1 wedding

News of their budget wedding last month went viral on social media and many Kenyans offered to help.

At their first wedding, Wilson and Ann Mutura wore jeans and T-shirts and two steel circles served as rings.

Kenya media estimated their second wedding party cost $35,000 at an upmarket venue in the capital, Nairobi.

The BBC's Peter Mwai in Nairobi says as the couple had already officially tied the knot, they exchanged new rings at the Valentine's Day ceremony.

Kenya's high court declares move to close the world's largest refugee camp illegal

The decision that eases pressure on Somalis who feared the camp would close by the end of May.

Kenya's Internal Security Minister abused his power by ordering the closure of Dadaab camp, Judge John Mativo said, adding that the Minister and other officials had "acted in excess and in abuse of their power, in violation of the rule of law and in contravention of their oaths of office."

56 patients escape from mental facility

Hours after medical workers', strike began on Monday, 61 patients from the country's largest mental facility escaped the hospital grounds, climbing an exterior wall and wandering across the Kenyan capital.

"After giving treatment and going to the other wards the patients were left unattended and they climbed the wall and wandered away from the hospital," said Julius Ogato, Medical Superintendent of Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital.

More than 24 hours later, just five of the missing patients had been found.

Man shot dead outside US Embassy in Kenya

"The officer fired back in self-defense and managed to kill (the attacker). My officer is in hospital in a stable condition. The victim died on the spot," Vitalis Otieno, the Gigiri division commanding officer of the Nairobi Police, told CNN.

The man killed was a Kenyan national, police said, but they are not releasing his name while the case is under investigation. His motive was not immediately clear.

The officer was stabbed in the head, Otieno said. Further details about the officer's injury weren't immediately available.