All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kenya’

Ebola Panic Costs Kentucky Teacher Her Job

Susan Sherman, a religious education teacher at a Catholic school in Louisville, Kentucky, recently went on a mission trip to Kenya. When she got back, the school where she works was wary of having her head back to class. According to the Archdiocese of Louisville, St. Margaret Mary school asked Sherman to 21-day leave and produce a health note from …

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Oklahoma Teen Missionary Accused of Rape in Kenya

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma accused of raping and molesting children in Kenya was ordered by a judge to remain in custody on Tuesday. There had been a ruling on Monday allowing the teen to be bailed out for $10,000 and stay under house arrest, which was revoked. U.S. Magistrate Shon Erwin granted Matthew Durham a release on bond under …

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Elephants are Acute Listeners of Human Voices

The 1967 Disney classic, The Jungle Book, provided the American populace (and unfortunately the Republican party) with one of our most favorite adages: “An elephant never forgets.” Despite championing this particular phrase multiple times throughout the movie, the writers also consistently mock the quotation, turning the elephants into cantankerous old fools. If only the writers knew how correct they were …

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Kenyan Bus Explosion: Attacks Continue Saturday

A mini bus and nearby cars in Nairobi, Kenya were left in pieces today after an unconfirmed explosive device exploded inside of the traveling mini bus. Reuters tells us that four people were killed while 36 were left wounded in the fourth Kenyan attack this week. The sudden blast turned car parts into shrapnel to quickly transform a normal day …

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Obama’s Uncle Gets OK’d; Not All “Illegals” Get Deported.

President Obama’s uncle got the OK to stay in the U.S. Tuesday by an immigration judge in Boston. Onyango Obama ignored his deportation orders more than two decades ago but was given permanent resident status after he testified that he has lived in the U.S. for more than half a century. “He has earned his privilege to stay in the …

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Kenya Court Sentences Goat Molester In The Presence Of Said Goat

What’s worse than being sentenced to 10 years in prison? Some would say that a longer sentence would be the only thing that could possibly be worse, but one man found that it’s just as bad to be sentenced while the victim watches. Katana Kitsao Gona of Kenya was sentenced to 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty for …

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Kenya Seizes Ivory, Cuts Off Terrorist Funding

Kenyan customs officers in Mombasa have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments Wednesday, amid a spike in poaching of the animals. The illicit ivory trade on the black market has been discovered to help fund terrorism. Kenya Revenue Authority official Fatma Yusuf said that one cache of ivory weighing roughly 4,200 pounds was found Friday, …

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Kenya Hostage Situation Still Unresolved

On Saturday, al-Shabaab, and Islamic terrorist group from Somalia, seized control of a Kenyan shopping mall. Reports state that the goal of the attack was to target non-Muslims. Early reports stated that 39 people were killed in the attack, including several Americans. The Kenyan government has been working around the clock since Saturday to take control of the situation and …

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Al-Shabab Takes Credit for Mall Attack on Twitter

At least 39 people were killed when a Somali-based terror group opened fire at a mall in Kenya. The Al Qaeda-linked group Al-Shabab (also listed as “Al-Shabaab”) claimed responsibility for the shootings on Twitter. The group was reportedly live tweeting the shooting under the username @HSM_Press. The account has since been suspended. The terror group claims that the attack on …

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Americans Injured in Nairobi Mall Massacre

Americans were among the at least 150 injured in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi today, according to a statement from Marie Harf, deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department. So far, at least 39 people have died in the attack, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he’s lost some family members in the massacre. The rampage took place …

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Nairobi Westgate Mall: Islamists Kill 25

Islamists around the world are staging coordinated attacks with increasing regularity. Yesterday saw a series of coordinated attacks on the Arabian peninsula, and today sees al-Qaeda affiliated militants seizing a shopping mall, killing dozens and injuring 40. Witnesses say that terrorists were responsible for the attack, which happened earlier this morning. Gunmen burst into the mall and indiscriminately killed some …

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Saudi Princess Innocent of Human Trafficking

Charges of human trafficking filed against a Saudi Arabian princess living in Orange County California were dropped today as the prosecution failed to provide evidence which corroborated the charges. A 30 year old Kenyan woman brought the charges against the princess after supposedly fleeing the home and waving down a bus. Once on the bus, the woman confided in a …

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Being Single Is A Poor Defense When Caught Behind The Neighbor’s Cow With Your Pants Down

It sucks being single. You find yourself looking at every couple with nothing but jealousy and regret at your own miserable situation. At that point, you either have to suck it up and find yourself a partner; or you could always take after Jackson Kiruga and relieve your stress on the neighbor’s cow. Standard Media reports that Kiruga, a resident …

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Don’t Have Sex With Your Employer’s Donkey

Donkeys are a valuable commodity in some parts of the world. You probably shouldn’t mess with them, especially when that donkey belongs to your employer. Standard Digital reports that a Kenyan man was recently caught having sex with his employer’s donkey. The story goes that he tied up the beast behind a bush and began to have his way with …

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40 Patients Escape From Kenyan Mental Hospital

According to a BBC News report, forty mentally ill patients have broken out of a mental hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The patients reportedly escaped by overpowering guards at the facility after a protest about their medications. Kenyan police have told the BBC that some of the patients could be violent. The breakout happened at the Mathari Mental Hospital, the largest …

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600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island

A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. “This finding is significant,” said Chapurukha Kusimba, co-leader of the expedition and curator of African anthropology at The Field Museum. “We know …

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Kenyans Reading Celebrity Tweets Is More Depressing Than Anything

People on YouTube are calling this clip racist. It’s not. But I can see how one might think that if they just kind of watched the first few seconds and didn’t really think about it. Depressing is really the right word here. Watching people in a poor, developing country read the meaningless, inane bullsh*t spewed out by first-world celebrities is …

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Kenyan Chief Is A Twitter Boss, Uses Tweets To Foil Thieves

A leading community organizer in Kenya has been using Twitter to help rally people to come to the aid of those in need. And no, to clarify with you flat earth-believers out there, I’m not talking about President Obama. I’m talking about someone who is actually Kenyan, Chief Francis Kariuki, who’s been using Twitter as a means to send out …

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Google’s Kenya Scraping Deception

How does Google populate its search engine results? A process of bots crawling links to discover/refresh/update content that’s on the web. Granted, this is an elementary explanation, but it sums up the process. There are ways to block Google’s army of content-seeking bots, information Google willingly shares. How Google uses that information, save for any misrepresentation that may occur after …

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