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.
Men carry sacks filled with shellfish on a beach near Diani Beach on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in on Tuesday as Kenya’s new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga. Dignitaries and tens of thousands of people witnessed the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi. Mr Odinga did not attend the ceremony after his attempt to overturn Mr Kenyatta’s victory in court failed.