Members of Kenya’s security forces crouch behind a wall outside the Westgate Mall in the capital, Nairobi, on Monday morning. The country’s military, which has launched a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall, said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.
Kelvin Leadismo, 12, and his classmates attend tuition at Loltulelei primary school in Kisima township in Kenya. The class is attended by young shepherds from the Samburu community who are unable to attend regular daytime classes as they are tending to their families’ livestock at pasture. The school runs a parallel tuition programme to the national curriculum, which enables the otherwise illiterate shepherds to acquire literacy through the two to three hour classes run by volunteer teachers Read more
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.
A General Service (GSU) office gestures outside the burning Jomo Kenyatta international airport on Wednesday. A massive fire shut down Nairobi’s international airport today with flights diverted to regional cities as firefighters battled to put out the blaze in east Africa’s biggest transport hub.
Protesters chant while carrying a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside parliament, after lawmakers voted to give themselves hefty salary increases on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more
Mau Mau veteran Mathenge Iregi, 81, waves a ceremonial whisk to celebrate as he and others await a press conference about their legal case for compensation against the UK government in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday. Read more
Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust bath by a keeper, at an event to mark World Environment Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday. Trust founder Daphne Sheldrick said they are seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants because of poaching across Africa.
A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers’ salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannon in attempts to disperse about 200 protesters.
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United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) goodwill ambassador and Chinese actress Li Bingbing (2nd R) dances with members of the Samburu tribe in the Samburu game reserve on Wednesday. Li Bingbing was on an official visit to the Samburu reserve in Kenya to highlight issues of Africa’s poaching crisis. Read more
A pedestrian walks past a row of new shoes for sale on a mud-covered street, following heavy rains in recent days, in a market area in Narok, Kenya, on Thursday. Kenya’s annual long rains have brought heavy flooding around the country displacing thousands of people, with the Red Cross saying two children buried in a landslide in Narok had died, and the country’s death toll from the heavy flooding rising to over 40.