Kenya

Ban strongly condemns 'totally reprehensible' terrorist act in Nairobi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and urged the perpetrators to be brought to justice as soon as possible.

UN chief 'following closely and with alarm' the attack in Nairobi

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about today's attack on a shopping centre in the capital city of Nairobi.

UN chief, Security Council condemn terrorist attack in Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have condemned the terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, which killed scores of people and wounded many more.

UN agency welcomes Kenyan ruling upholding rights of urban refugees

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the ruling of the High Court of Kenya which upholds the asylum right of refugees living in urban areas, and expressed hope that the Government will implement the decision quickly and resume legal services to this vulnerable group.

UN chief congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya, and urged Kenyans to remain calm following a decision by the country's top court that settled the ballot win.

UN human rights monitoring team praises Kenya for successful election process

A United Nations team deployed to monitor human rights issues during the Kenyan elections today praised the African country for its largely peaceful polls earlier this month.

UN chief congratulates Kenyans on peaceful presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted the results of Kenya's presidential election that were announced today and applauded its citizens for the largely peaceful polls.

UN chief appeals for peaceful conclusion to Kenya’s presidential election

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Kenyans to remain peaceful and provide a credible conclusion to Kenya’s presidential election as they wait for the ballots to be counted.

Kenyan elections must be free of sexual violence, UN official stresses ahead of polls

As Kenya prepares to go to the polls on Monday, a senior United Nations official has called on authorities to ensure the protection of civilians, especially women and girls, recalling that thousands of cases of rape and other forms of sexual assault were documented during the violence that followed the 2007 elections.

All Kenyans must work to ensure upcoming polls are peaceful and credible – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced the hope that all Kenyans will work together to ensure that next week’s elections will be peaceful and credible, as he discussed the upcoming polls with the country’s President, Mwai Kibaki.