China Southern Airlines suspends flights to Kenya

The Chinese Embassy in Kenya on February 28 announced that flights China Southern Airlines from China to Kenya were suspended.  The directive comes after the high court has suspended all flights coming to Kenya from China over the coronavirus threat. Justice Makau issued the order after two doctors filed a petition in...

Kenya courts block flights from China

Kenya's high court on Friday ordered the suspension of flights from China after an uproar over the government allowing travellers into the country without compulsory quarantine for the new coronavirus. On Wednesday, Kenya allowed 239 passengers to alight from a China Southern flight from Guangzhou, with the health ministry merely...

Kenyan comedians take on politics

When a joke falls flat, Kenyan comic Brian Onjoro has learned he can save his set with a guaranteed punchline: the country’s leaders. “Comedians should run for office. We already have a bunch of clowns!” he tells the crowd at Kez’s Kitchen before riffing about whether Kenya’s politicians are on...

Reggae icon visits children’s home in Kenya

In his first visit to Kenya, Jamaican dancehall and reggae icon Buju Banton almost broke down after visiting Msamaria Mwema Children’s Home where he came face to face with the reality of life for the children. In an emotion-filled interaction, he played with the kids and went on to pledge...

Carrefour fined for exploiting Kenyan suppliers

French retail giant Carrefour was fined and ordered to review all supply agreements within 60 days by Kenya’s competition watchdog after the supermarket chain was discovered to be abusing suppliers. The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) also ordered Carrefour, through its franchise holder Majid al Futtaim’s (MAF), to expunge six...