2009 in Kenya

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A list of happenings in 2009 in Kenya:

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 30 - Student riots at the Kenyatta University results in one fatality and destroyed property, including a computer laboratory.[9]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 1 - A government official was forced to cut short his speech and abandon the May Day rally as angry workers hurled stones at dignitaries in protest over the government's refusal to deal with difficult living conditions [13]
  • May 7 - Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley was found guilty of manslaughter [14]

June[edit]

  • June 12 - The Othaya Police Chief, John Nzau was shot dead. Fellow policemen were arrested as suspects.[15]
  • June 16 - An oil tanker fire kills at least four and injures nearly 50 people at Kapokyek village near Kericho. The victims were siphoning fuel from the tanker that had fallen off the road.[16]

July[edit]

  • July 9 - the UN Secretary general Kofi Annan handed names of the main suspects of the 2007 Post-election violence to the International Criminal Court.[17]
  • July 21 - A collision of two buses in Siapei along the Narok - Mau Mahiu road causes 22 fatalities [18]
  • July 23 - The SEACOM cable becomes operational, raising hopes of higher speed and lower cost internet connections in Kenya.[19]
  • July 30 - Kenyan cabinet announced that no special tribunal will be formed to handle the 2009 post-election crisis, and that the cases will be dealt in local courts instead[20]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 4 - Fourteen people die when a matatu and a truck collided in Kericho [30]
  • October 20 - A building collapsed in Kiambu, killing several people [31]
  • October 27 - Mungiki chairman Maina Njenga was acquitted after murder charges on him were withdrawn for lack of evidence [32]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Sports[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KACC asked to probe $98.7 million Triton oil theft at Kenya Pipeline", The East African, January 10, 2009
  2. ^ "Revealed: Sh150 million maize scandal", Daily Nation, January 10, 2009
  3. ^ Daily Nation website, January 16, 2009: Kenya seeks Sh32bn food aid
  4. ^ Daily Nation website, January 23, 2009: Cabinet reshuffle: Why Kibaki acted
  5. ^ The Standard, January 29, 2009: Four feared dead, six injured as supermarket burns
  6. ^ The Standard, February 22, 2009: Kibaki, Museveni discuss disputed island
  7. ^ "Kenya police 'ran death squads'". BBC News. February 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ Daily Nation, September 8, 2009: Kibaki moves Ali, names new Kenya police boss
  9. ^ The Standard, March 31, 2009: Death and ruins in orgy of violence
  10. ^ "Kenya coalition minister resigns". BBC News. April 6, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Kenyan sect violence 'kills 24'". BBC News. April 21, 2009. 
  12. ^ Daily Nation, April 29, 2009: Wabukala new Anglican Church head
  13. ^ Daily Nation, May 1, 2009 The day Kenya workers’ anger boiled over
  14. ^ "Aristocrat guilty of manslaughter". BBC News. May 7, 2009. 
  15. ^ Daily Nation, June 18, 2009: Senior officer held over Othaya killing
  16. ^ Daily Nation, June 19, 2009: Three more victims of oil tanker tragedy die
  17. ^ "Annan acts on Kenya poll suspects". BBC News. July 9, 2009. 
  18. ^ Daily Nation, July 22, 2009: Night of tears and anguish as 22 die in accident
  19. ^ "East Africa gets high-speed web". BBC News. July 23, 2009. 
  20. ^ Ross, Will (July 30, 2009). "Kenya shuns special poll tribunal". BBC News. 
  21. ^ The Standard, August 1, 2009: Pilot killed, three injured in city estate plane crash
  22. ^ 8th AGOA forum US Vows to improve ties with Africa
  23. ^ Daily Nation, August 24, 2009: 16 dead in bus-trailer accident
  24. ^ Daily Nation, August 24, 2009: President counted as Kenya Census begins
  25. ^ Daily Nation, August 29, 2009: Ban private cars not matatus, urge passengers
  26. ^ ODM triumphs in Shinyalu, Bomachoge by-elections
  27. ^ Daily Nation, August 27, 2009: Low turnout in by-elections
  28. ^ "Kenyan corruption chief resigns". BBC News. September 30, 2009. 
  29. ^ "Kenyan anger over corruption job". BBC News. September 1, 2009. 
  30. ^ Daily Nation, October 5, 2009: Runaway accident driver arrested
  31. ^ "Kenyan efforts to rescue trapped". BBC News. October 20, 2009. 
  32. ^ "Mungiki sect head freed in Kenya". BBC News. October 27, 2009. 
  33. ^ The Standard, November 6, 2009: Mungiki spokesman shot dead
  34. ^ Daily Nation, November 9, 2009: Two killed as plane crashes at Wilson Airport
  35. ^ The Standard, November 16, 2009: 10 killed, six injured as raiders attack village
  36. ^ France24, November 16, 2009:Kenya starts forest eviction
  37. ^ The Standard, November 23, 2009: Six die in road carnage, four injured
  38. ^ Daily Nation, December 3, 2009: 11 killed in bus and lorry collision
  39. ^ Daily Nation, December 17, 2009: Magara loses South Mugirango seat
  40. ^ Warrick, Joby (January 9, 2009). "Jan. 1 Attack By CIA Killed Two Leaders Of Al-Qaeda". The Washington Post. 
  41. ^ UN-HABITAT, January 29, 2009: Pamela Mboya, 70, former Kenyan permanent representative dies
  42. ^ The Standard, January 31, 2009: Death toll rises as more bodies are found in the rubble
  43. ^ Kenyafootball, January 30, 2009: Nandwa survives Nakumatt inferno, Serry missing
  44. ^ The Standard, February 1, 2009: Former Harambee Stars midfielder Farah is dead
  45. ^ The Standard, February 26, 2009: Celebrated scholar dies in Kisumu
  46. ^ "UN urges probe into Kenya murders". BBC News. March 6, 2009. 
  47. ^ Coastweek, April 17, 2009: CHAMPion FARAKH YUSUF PASSES ON DAYS AFTER 2009 KCB SAFARI RALLY
  48. ^ The Standard, April 25, 2009: A man who was always ahead of his time
  49. ^ Article, "Human rights activist Bantu Mwaura found dead" May 4, 2009, The Standard of Nairobi, Kenya; also Kimani, Peter, "Brave struggle that gave way to bleak end", May 5, 2009, The Standard of Nairobi, Kenya retrieved May 4 (different time zone)
  50. ^ Daily Nation, May 4, 2009: Kenya MP dies after illness
  51. ^ Daily Nation, June 20, 2009: PS injured in dawn shooting
  52. ^ Daily Nation, July 9, 2009: Youth PS Murugu dies in Nairob
  53. ^ McConnell, Tristan (2009-08-13). "Gem expert Campbell Bridges killed by Kenyan mob after mining row". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  54. ^ The Standard, August 14, 2009: Former Kenya Air Force boss die
  55. ^ Capital FM, August 14, 2009: World oldest pupil Maruge dies
  56. ^ Daily Nation, October 19, 2009: Funeral mass held for Malindi bishop
  57. ^ Daily Nation, October 27, 2009: Transition
  58. ^ The Standard, November 4, 2009: Lonely exit for retired Kamiti hangman
  59. ^ The Standard, December 12, 2009: Former champion Konchellah passes on
  60. ^ The Standard, December 4, 2009: Former minister killed in accident
  61. ^ RSSSF: East and Central African Championship (CECAFA)
  62. ^ "Hey takes over as Kenya coach". BBC News. February 19, 2009. 
  63. ^ Daily Nation website, January 23, 2009: Moment of glory for Wanjiru and Jelimo
  64. ^ IAAF, March 29, 2009: Kogo breaks World 10 km record in Brunssum
  65. ^ IAAF, April 5, 2009: Kibet edges Kwambai as both clock 2:04:27 - Rotterdam Marathon report
  66. ^ IAAF, April 5, 2009: 2:05:47 course record for Kipruto in Paris, five others under 2:07
  67. ^ WNBA: 2009 WNBA Draft board
  68. ^ IAAF, April 20, 2009: Merga dominates, Kosgei edges Tune - Boston Marathon report
  69. ^ "Wanjiru sets London course record". BBC News. April 26, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 
  70. ^ IRB, June 22, 2009: Kenya retain Tusker Safari Sevens tournament
  71. ^ Daily Nation, July 12, 2009: Kenya thrash Cameroon to enter World Championships
  72. ^ IAAF, September 4, 2009: Oldest World record goes down in Brussels as Kenya dominates 4x1500 - ÅF Golden League
  73. ^ Dily Nation, September 26, 2009: Impala Kenya Cup champions
  74. ^ Daily Nation, October 4, 2009: Tundo flashes to Guru Nanak win
  75. ^ Chicago Breaking News, October 9, 2009: Kenyan man, Russian woman win Chicago Marathon titles
  76. ^ IAAF, October 18, 2009: Another sizzling debut - 2:06:18 by Yegon in Amsterdam to break Gebrselassie's course record
  77. ^ Daily Nation, October 21, 2009: Leading clubs’ apathy in cup gifts Leopards
  78. ^ The Standard, October 26, 2009: Kigen, Jerotich win Stanchart marathon
  79. ^ Kenya Premier League, November 7, 2009: Sofapaka are champions! Baraza scores twice in decider
  80. ^ Capital FM, December 1, 2009: Duncan wins classic rally