Kenyan company trains and lends to farmers under UN-backed initiative

An investment company in Kenya announced today that it will provide some 100,000 smallholder rural farmers – the majority of them women – with access to small loans and basic financial training over the next five years as part of the company’s commitment to a United Nations-backed initiative to alleviate poverty.

Senior UN official voices indignation as aid workers are abducted in Kenya

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today voiced shock and indignation at the violent abduction from the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya of two female aid workers and the shooting of their driver.

UN releases drugs to help battle dengue fever outbreak in Kenya

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has provided essential drugs to help treat an outbreak of dengue fever that has affected an estimated 1,000 people in the north-eastern Kenyan district of Mandera, which borders Ethiopia and Somalia.

Kenya: UN expert urges durable solutions for internally displaced persons

An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Kenyan Government to adopt a comprehensive strategy to tackle key challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.

UN chief and Kenyan premier discuss reform, humanitarian situation in Horn of Africa

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga have exchanged views on the situation in the Horn of Africa, including the problem of marime piracy off the coast of Somalia, and the food crisis there.

Kenyan officials suspected of poll violence appear at International Criminal Court

Three senior Kenyan officials, including the deputy prime minister, today appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC), which set 21 September as the date for the start of a hearing on the confirmation of charges preferred against them in connection with the 2008 post-election violence.

International Criminal Court judge warns Kenyan suspects on incitement

A judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today warned suspects accused of being involved in post-election violence in Kenya three years ago that arrest warrants could be issued against them if they instigated further unrest through inflammatory speech.

UN officials voice concern over poor camp conditions for Somali refugees in Kenya

The heads of three United Nations agencies today expressed deep concern over the living conditions for more than 314,000 Somali refugees during a visit to three camps in Dadaab in eastern Kenya.

Head of UN rural development agency set to offer help on visit to drought-hit Kenya

The head of the United Nations rural development agency is set to arrive in Kenya on Saturday to offer assistance to the Horn of Africa nation, where nearly 2.4 million poor people in rural areas are struggling to get enough to eat as a result of the recent drought.

Six high-ranking Kenyans summoned by International Criminal Court

Six high-ranking Kenyan officials, including a deputy prime minister, two ministers and a police chief, have been summoned to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in connection with possible crimes against humanity committed in post-electoral violence three years ago.