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    Kenyan man claiming to be Jesus flees from crucifixion test

    A Kenyan man fled after villagers demanded a test of his claim to be Jesus Christ by suggesting he be crucified. Eliud Simiyu’s proclamation led to a viral social media frenzy, with the international media outlet Fatu Network reporting on the controversy that has now ensnared the small Kenyan town. Simiyu found himself at the centre of a potentially life-threatening…

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    Cocaine surprise: Kenyan women’s shocking 3-kilo stash at Phuket Airport

    Phuket International Airport officials recently detained three Kenyan women, who were found carrying nearly 3 kilogrammes of cocaine. The narcotics, estimated to be worth approximately 10 million baht, were concealed within their bodies. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board had earlier tipped off local police and customs officials about foreign nationals smuggling cocaine into the country through Phuket Airport.…

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    Taiwanese teacher recounts harassment during Kenyan trip

    A 22 year old Taiwanese voluntary teacher faced harassment during her solo trip to a rural village in Kenya. Despite being beloved by her local primary school students, the teacher, Gigi, became a target for some local men who tracked and intimidated her with lewd remarks. More shockingly, one man kissed her while posing for a photo. In an interview…

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    Romanian ambassador recalled over racist monkey remark in Kenya

    Romania’s foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador to Kenya, Dragos Viorel Tigau, following an incident in which he allegedly made a racist remark involving a monkey and Africans during a meeting at a United Nations building in Nairobi on April 26. The South Sudanese embassy in Kenya reported the comment, which was met with strong condemnation from African diplomats, led…

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    Kenyan pastors accused of causing over 100 deaths in Shakahola forest massacre

    Two pastors are set to appear before Kenyan courts in separate towns tomorrow, suspected of instigating the shocking events that led to the deaths of at least 109 individuals found buried in what has come to be known as the “Shakahola forest massacre.” The deeply religious and predominantly Christian nation of Kenya, with over 4,000 registered churches, has been shaken…

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    Kenyan mass graves prompt calls to regulate religious cults

    Kenyan self-styled pastor Paul Mackenzie Nthenge sparked shock and outrage in the country after leading his followers into the forest near the coastal town of Malindi, allegedly convincing them to starve to death to meet God. The Good News International Church closed in 2019 after Nthenge claimed that Jesus told him his work had come to an end. However, authorities…

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    Kenyan pastor under investigation after 73 followers found dead

    In a chilling discovery that left Kenya shaken, 73 presumed followers of an infamous pastor were found dead in a forest earlier this month. Notorious preacher Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, a former taxi driver who reportedly preached that starvation was the key to salvation, has been under investigation for years. Although already well-known to law enforcement, the recent tragedy has led…

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    47 dead bodies discovered in wake of the cult tragedy in Kenya

    Kenyan police announced yesterday that they had discovered an additional 26 dead bodies in eastern Kenya. This new revelation brings the number of deceased individuals linked to the Good News International Church cult up to a staggering 47. Investigators wearing white coveralls and masks are currently on-site carrying out further excavations in Malindi, searching for more potential remains. Several bodies…

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    Sexual exploitation is not everyone’s cup of tea in Kenya (video)

    Explosive revelations have emerged regarding the sexual exploitation of workers on tea farms in Kenya that supply some of the UK’s most beloved supermarket brands, including PG Tips, Lipton, and Sainsbury’s Red Label. An undercover reporter investigating the matter uncovered the sordid reality in which more than 70 women on Kenyan tea farms had been subjected to sexual abuse by…

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    Thai gangs traffic Kenyans to Myanmar scam factories

    Thai gangs trafficked more than 60 Kenyans who have been rescued from Laos and Myanmar over the last few months after call-centre jobs turned out to be a cover for cybercrime, prostitution and even organ theft. According to Kenya’s foreign affairs ministry, at least one Kenyan has died as a result of a botched operation in Myanmar. A 31 year…

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    Pakistani official says killing of journalist in Kenya appears targeted

    Pakistan’s interior minister said on Tuesday that a Pakistani journalist killed in Kenya last month appears to have been targeted. Kenyan police shot and killed the journalist, 50 year old Arshad Sharif, near Nairobi on October 23. Police had stated that Sharif was shot after he failed to stop at a roadblock. They also said that it had been a…

  • World NewsWorld in Progress: Kenya's mysterious rising lakes

    World in Progress: Kenya’s mysterious rising lakes

    Antje Diekhans went to explore how people and wildlife are coping with the dangers of rising water levels. Her feature is narrated by Evelyn McClafferty. SOURCE: DW News

  • World NewsKenya ramps up fight against COVID

    Kenya ramps up fight against COVID

    The Kenyan government over the weekend issued new health regulations to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases. From December 21, Kenyans will have to prove they are fully vaccinated to gain access to government services in hospitals, education, tax and immigration offices, as well as many public places, including national parks, bars and restaurants. Workers in the public transport sector…

  • World NewsKenya’s first female wildlife rangers unit

    Kenya’s first female wildlife rangers unit

    Team Lioness is Kenya’s first all female unit of community wildlife rangers. Created in 2019, the team is stationed near the traditional community land around Amboseli National Park on the border of Tanzania and Kenya. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team of 16 female rangers. The unit patrols the community lands of the Olgulului-Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR). Through…

  • World NewsRetired teacher decides to domesticate zebras in Kenya

    Retired teacher decides to domesticate zebras in Kenya

    These wild zebras live together with domestic animals and share food on this rural property. Deforestation in Kilgoris usually causes zebras to migrate. But these zebras found their own piece of paradise. Deforestation is caused by new infrastructure and housing developments in western Kenya, but Saeni didn’t want to clear his land. The retired teacher soon noticed that zebras were…

  • World NewsKenya: Students make smart air purifier from bamboo | Thaiger

    Kenya: Students make smart air purifier from bamboo

    A cheap solution to what is, at times, an invisible problem. Klind Air is a smart air purifier made of bamboo. It was developed by these Kenyan students. David, Caroline and Tonny want to bring the product to market. The filter can be used at home, and in cars and offices. It also monitors indoor air quality. Indoor air pollution…

  • World NewsKenya’s shelter for suspected witches | Thaiger

    Kenya’s shelter for suspected witches

    These elderly people had to run away from home. Some have been brutally beaten. They are accused of practicing witchcraft. Many were persecuted by their own children. Kadzo Ngala has lived in this camp for two years. It’s a haven for those accused of sorcery in Kilifi County. Some in the region believe gray hair is a sign of witchcraft.…

  • World NewsKenya: Elephant herds seen from a unique angle | Thaiger

    Kenya: Elephant herds seen from a unique angle

    The sunrise at Amboseli National Park is breathtaking. A hot air balloon is prepared for a fascinating experience. Tourists will view animals from a different angle. The balloon can fly up to 20 meters. And the elephants remain undisturbed. The unique view delights everyone. Amboseli National Park has over 3,000 elephants. There has been no single case of elephant poaching…

  • World NewsGetting paid to play — Kenya's esports boom

    Getting paid to play — Kenya’s esports boom

    The future of professional sports in Kenya — from where some of the world’s top athletic performers originate — is still rather uncertain in the face of the COVID pandemic. Athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, or anyone wanting to get out and exercise, have had to make do with alternative spaces as coronavirus measures put many gyms and stadiums…

  • World NewsBaby pulled out alive three days after collapse of Kenya building | Thaiger

    Baby pulled out alive three days after collapse of Kenya building

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Baby pulled out alive three days after collapse of Kenya building Phuket Gazette / Reuters NAIROBI: Kenya, Rescue workers pulled a six-month-old baby girl out of the rubble of a building in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday and reunited her with her father, more than three days…

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    Kenyan arrested with allegedly fake passport, pharmaceuticals

    PHUKET: A Kenyan national was arrested at Phuket International Airport on Saturday night for carrying an extensive amount of pharmaceuticals and an allegedly fake passport. Josphat Gikundi Gichunuku, 35, entered Thailand via a flight from Dubai, confirmed Phuket Tourist Police Chief Urumporn Koondejsumrit. “As Mr Gichunuku proceeded through the immigration queue, the officer checking his passport noticed several suspicious aspects…

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    147 killed in Kenyan university siege

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Gulf Arabs silent after Iran interim nuclear deal Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Dozens dead in new migrant boat sinking off Sicily; US inches toward debt deal; Kenya mall attack suspect charged

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Dozens killed in new migrant shipwreck south of Sicily Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Dozens of people died on Friday when a boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia, in the second such shipwreck this month, the Italian coastguard said. The Italian news…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: UN makes Syria deal; Kenya says White Widow not wanted for mall seige; Pakistan gets new island; Human remains found on salvaged cruise liner

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.N. council agrees on Syria chemical arms measure Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia reached an agreement on Thursday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons arsenal.Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Hostages freed in Kenyan mall seige; Merkel looks to rivals; Greek rapper killing puts heat on police

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Kenya says all hostages freed in al Shabaab mall siege Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Kenyan president and war crimes; Damascus under siege; 17 jailed for cop bomb plot; Budapest up in arms; Somali rape reporter freed

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Kenyatta lawyers push international court to drop case Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Lawyers for Kenya’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, will push the International Criminal Court today to drop charges against him after the case against his co-accused collapsed. The case against Kenyatta, on charges of crimes…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Venezuela mourns Chavez; Kenyans tense over polls; Syria exodus; Vietnam dumps fat cops; Borneo uprising upended

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Venezuelans parade Chavez’s coffin, prepare for vote Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Weeping and shouting, a sea of Hugo Chavez’s supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election and keep his self-styled socialist…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Kenya elections; Pope vote; Borneo violence; QEII cancels Welsh appearances

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Kenyans to vote in tense head-to-head presidential race Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Kenyans vote today in a presidential election that will test whether the east African nation can restore its reputation as one of Africa’s more stable democracies after a lethal ethnic rampage erupted following the 2007…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand rescue: Moroccan call centre scam victims freed

    Immigration Bureau officers in Thailand helped six Moroccans return to Morocco. They were released by a call centre scam gang in Myanmar after their families paid 300,000 baht in ransom. The release of the six Moroccan victims follows the previous release of two other Moroccan nationals. The first two victims paid 200,000 baht in ransom to the scam gang. The two…

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    Post-pandemic airfares to remain high amid travel surge

    Despite a slight relief due to declining jet fuel prices and increased flight capacity, airfares are expected to remain high in the post-pandemic travel surge and are unlikely to revert to pre-pandemic levels soon. AirAsia Aviation’s CEO Bo Lingam spoke on the changes in travelling patterns post-pandemic in an interview. “[The aircraft] load factor is around 90%, this was unheard…