2010 in Kenya

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A list of happenings in 2010 in Kenya:

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 8 - Kenya gazetted the new media law, despite being criticised by the media for limiting the freedom of press.[1]
  • January 21 - Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal was deported from Kenya.[2] Earlier two demonstrators died when a group of youth protesting his arrest clashed with the police [3]
  • January 26 - Five people died and seven injured when two lorries collided on Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi.[4] Another accident occurred in Ndengelwa, Bungoma District, where a matatu and a diesel tanker collided leaving five dead and several injured. In addition, one person at the scene died of police gunshot wounds. The police tried to prevent people from siphoning fuel from the tanker [5]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 11 - Administration Police officers shot seven taxi drivers dead in Dagoretti, Nairobi [16]
  • March 16 - Six people died when a matatu and a lorry collided along the Sagana-Makutano road.[17]
  • March 25 - Nine people died in traffic accident at Kithini village, near Machakos [18]
  • March 29 - Two people died when a light aircraft crashed at landing Wilson Airport in Nairobi.[19]
  • March 31 - 24 people died in a traffic accident at Katunguma Bridge along Nairobi-Mombasa highway [20]

April[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 19 - Higher education minister William Ruto was suspended due to ongoing investigations on his alleged involvement in a forest land corruption case [30]
  • October 26 - Nairobi Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa steps aside after being charged for his alleged involvement in a cemetery land corruption scandal [32]
  • October 27 - Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula resigned due to allegations of him being involved in an Embassy corruption scandal. His Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi resigned also. George Saitoti was subsequently named the foreign minister on an acting capacity[33][34]

November[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January - March[edit]

April - June[edit]

July - September[edit]

October - December[edit]

Sports[edit]

January - March[edit]

May - July[edit]

August - October[edit]

  • 14–26 August - Kenya participates in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, bagging 3 gold and 3 bronze in various athletics disciplines

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Nation, January 8, 2010: New media laws herald tough times
  2. ^ Daily Nation, January 1, 2010: Kenya deports Jamaican cleric, again
  3. ^ The Standard, Jan 19, 2010: Police raid Eastleigh as State plans cleric’s deportation
  4. ^ Daily Nation, January 26, 2010: Five dead in city accident
  5. ^ The Standard, January 28, 2010: Five die, nine injured in diesel tanker accident
  6. ^ The Standard, February 2, 2010: Shock as five buried alive in quarry tragedy
  7. ^ Daily Nation, February 2, 2010: Vote recount ordered for Starehe constituency
  8. ^ Daily Nation, February 5, 2010; Court throws Mwakwere out of Parliament
  9. ^ The Standard, February 13, 2010: Top Government officials sent home
  10. ^ The Standard, February 10, 2010: I diverted Sh33m meant for varsity, Karega admits
  11. ^ BBC News, February 16, 2010: Kenya ministers 'boycott cabinet'
  12. ^ The Standard, February 15, 2010: Teachers’ fury at Ongeri confession
  13. ^ The Standard, February 22, 2010: Six kidnappers gunned down in rescue operation
  14. ^ Daily Nation, February 24, 2010: Eleven killed in horror bus crash
  15. ^ The Standard, February 28, 2010: PDM; that’s the name of Kibaki allies’ new party
  16. ^ Daily Nation, March 11, 2010: Fury as police shoot dead 7 taxi drivers
  17. ^ Daily Nation, March 16, 2010: Six on way to fete die in accident
  18. ^ The Standard, March 6, 2010: Road carnage claims 12 lives, several maimed
  19. ^ The Standard, March 30, 2010: Plane burst into flames killing two
  20. ^ Daily Nation, March 31, 2010: Bad start to Easter as 14 die
  21. ^ Daily Nation, April 1, 2010: Kenya Parliament passes new law without amendments
  22. ^ Daily Nation, April 16, 2010: Kenya MP loses seat
  23. ^ The Standard, April 17, 2010: Kamanda wins in Starehe vote recount
  24. ^ The Standard, April 24, 2010: 12 die as bus collides with trailer on Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road
  25. ^ Daily Nation, April 30, 2010: Kenya court sends fifth MP home
  26. ^ Daily Nation, June 11, 2010: Nyamweya wins South Mugirango poll
  27. ^ Afrique en ligne, June 14, 2010: Kenya: Death toll from Kenya bomb attacks rises
  28. ^ The Standard, July 13, 2010: Mwakwere re-elected Matuga MP
  29. ^ Daily Nation, September 20, 2010: PNU trounced in Juja as ODM wins Starehe
  30. ^ BBC News, October 19, 2010
  31. ^ Daily Nation, October 22, 2010: Kenya MP loses seat in poll petition
  32. ^ Daily Nation, October 28, 2010: Nairobi mayor leaves office over cemetery scandal
  33. ^ Daily Nation, October 27, 2010: Wetang’ula, PS resign in graft fallout
  34. ^ Daily Nation, October 28, 2010: [Kibaki names Saitoti Foreign Affairs minister]
  35. ^ Daily nation, November 2, 2010: Truth team boss steps aside
  36. ^ Daily Nation, November 7, 2010: Shock as AP kills 10 in love triangle drama
  37. ^ Daily Nation, January 11, 2010: Man who nominated Kibaki shot dead
  38. ^ "Kenyan Olympic Medalist Dies". Albuquerque Journal. February 9, 2010. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  39. ^ IAAF (February 18, 2010). "Kenyan middle distance runner David Lelei killed in car crash". International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  40. ^ The Standard, March 7, 2010: Former Cabinet minister Dr Newton Kulundu is dea
  41. ^ Daily Nation, April 27, 2010: Former Kenya MP Omamo dies
  42. ^ The Standard, May 21, 2010 :Kennedy Kiliku takes final bow
  43. ^ Capital FM, June 30, 2010: Kenyan musician Queen Jane is dead
  44. ^ KBC, December 30, 2010: Nairobi tycoon Kirima dies in SA
  45. ^ ESPN Soccernet, February 1, 2010: Mariga joins Inter after Man City move collapses
  46. ^ IAAF, March 28, 2010: Kenyans rule supreme in Bydgoszcz