Eastleigh

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2014
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Twenty Eight Ethiopian nationals were yesterday charged in a Makadara court with being in Kenya illegally. Munira Bashir, Hamdi Abdihakim, Tafakar Ndambike, Isaack Kabare and 24 others were charged with being found at Eastleigh in Nairobi with no identification documents. The court heard that the acc...
By IAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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By Billow Kerrow  Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta was in Kigali where he apologised to Rwanda for Kenya’s silence and failure to intervene and stop the 1994 genocide.  The Rwanda genocide was triggered by ethnic profiling of the minority Tutsi community following a spate of attacks. Ultimately, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2014
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Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi. Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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Nairobi – The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi. More than 1 000 Somalis are being held by Kenyan police in a soccer stadium, reports said. The refugees were arrested in a week-long sweep throu...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 31st, 2014
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Three near-simultaneous blasts in downtown Nairobi have killed at least six people, according to Kenyan officials. The blasts occurred in an area known for its large Somali population. Police said three blasts targeted two small restaurants and a local clinic in a densely populated area of the Eastle...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 9th, 2013
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Refugees who once fled to Kenya for safety claim extortion and threats rife since government ordered them to move to camps. Clar Ni Chonghaile in Eastleigh,guardian.co.uk, A police officer disperses rioters in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi in November. Skirmishes broke out between Kenyans and eth...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 19th, 2012
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Two people have been injured in two blasts in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to local media. The blasts, in quick succession, happened outside Al Amin mosque in the Somali-dominated Eastleigh district of the capital Nairobi during the evening rush hour on Wednesday, police said. The area has ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 16th, 2012
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Two people were seriously injured when at least three grenades were lobbed towards a bar in the predominantly Somali neighbourhood of Eastleigh in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Sunday, police said. “Two people were injured in the blasts. They have been rushed to hospital. Other than that ther...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2012
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One person has been killed and eight others wounded in a blast in a mainly Somali neighbourhood in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, police say. A roadside bomb exploded during rush hour traffic in the Eastleigh neighbourhood on Wednesday evening, police said. Last month, a grenade blast in Eastleigh le...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 5th, 2012
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A suspected remote-controlled bomb tore through a predominantly Somali neighborhood in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, wounding up to nine people during the evening rush hour. Ambulance sirens wailed through the city’s congested streets and a Reuters witness at the scene saw pools of b...