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07 May 2010 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Drought conditions and food security improve in Kenya after good rains

- Floods displace thousands and destroy property worth millions of Kenyan Shillings

- Draft National IDP Policy reviewed

- Workshop discusses urban vulnerability in Kenya

- Parliament passes proposed draft of Kenyan Constitution amidst concerns

- Cholera outbreak slows down

The information contained in this report has been compiled by OCHA from information received from the field, from national and international humanitarian partners and from other official sources.

12 Mar 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Security forces strike at Sabaot Land Defence Force militia in Mount Elgon area
- Differences emerging over power-sharing pact
- Cautious return of IDPs in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia districts
- Most Kenyan refugees at Ugandan transit site ask to be moved

01 Feb 2008 description

Highlights

- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Nairobi to boost crisis resolution

- Negotiators in the National Dialogue Process agree on timetable and agenda to stop the violence and address underlying issues in the crisis

- 248,215 IDPs in Kenya, says the Government's Humanitarian Services Committee

- Previously food secure households risk becoming chronically food insecure in North Rift Valley, report says

Situation update

According to the Government's Humanitarian Services Committee's situation update of 31 January 2008, the number of people who have …

31 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

- Opposition legislator shot dead, sparking renewed violence in Eldoret and interrupting the national dialogue process

- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expected in Nairobi Friday to assist his predecessor Kofi Annan in the mediation efforts

- Water and sanitation poor in IDP camp, Ministry of Health analysis says

Situation update

Fresh protests erupted today after an Opposition ODM member of parliament was killed in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret in what was described by Police as a "crime of passion". However, the Opposition described the killing as …

29 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

- Led by chief mediator Kofi Annan, a process of dialogue between the parties to the political crisis is launched

- Violence continues in Kisumu, Eldoret, Naivasha, and Nairobi slums

- The number of IDPs at Nakuru Showground reaches 6,000

Situation update

Led by chief mediator Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, and assisted by his team, a national process of dialogue was announced today with President Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Raila Odinga, leader of the Opposition, meeting once again face-to-face at the County Hall in Nairobi for the announcement.

28 Jan 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Mediation efforts bring hope of political resolution as former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan secured the first face-to-face meeting between President Mwai Kibaki and Orange Democratic Movement leader, Mr. Raila Odinga, since the disputed presidential election on 27 December 2007.

- Fighting erupted in Nakuru, home to thousands of IDPs, and in Naivasha, where thousands of migrant workers reside.

25 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

- Security situation deteriorates in Rift Valley, especially in Nakuru district

- High-level team led by Kofi Annan continues mediation efforts

- Gender-based Violence related to the humanitarian crisis raises concern

Situation update

There are increasing reports of violence from Nakuru in Rift Valley province, a town previously seen as a safe-haven for IDPs fleeing the post election violence in nearby areas, UNDSS reports. Last night 24 January, fighting broke out in parts of the district and Kenya Red Cross reports that they have taken three dead bodies and …

22 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

- Kofi Annan arrives in Nairobi on a mission to facilitate political dialogue

- UN-Kenya mission to Nakuru Showground IDP camp

- Unprecedented decline in food security due to the crisis, study shows

Situation update

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Nairobi Tuesday night to join Graca Machel and Tanzania's Benjamin Mkapa to begin their mission as the African Union Panel of Eminent Personalities to facilitate negotiations for a political solution to the current crisis.  

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Elizabeth Lwanga, …

21 Jan 2008 description

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's press briefing moderated by Nasser Ega-Musa, OIC/UNIC Nairobi.

Opening Remarks by Nasser Ega Musa

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to today's press briefings outlining the activities of the UN in Kenya and the assistance we are providing to affected areas and populations.  Last week we held only one primarily because security issues prevented us from coming into the city center.

My colleagues are sitting there, ready to brief you as fully as we possibly can.

17 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

Kenya Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan 2008 totalling USD 41.8 million launched in Nairobi

UNHCR to kick-start camp management with cash infusions to partner NGOs

Opposition demonstrations continue for a second day in Kenya with claims of multiple killings by police

Situation update

The situation in Nairobi remained relatively calm as the security forces were out in large numbers to keep potential demonstrators away from the main business district.

06 Jan 2008 description

Highlights

- Shuttle diplomacy between Government and Opposition continues

- Curfew lifted in Kisumu and Eldoret and Nairobi continuing to move towards normalcy

- Access to Eldoret has improved and food from WFP for 70,000 people arrives

- A health centre has been established in Burnt Forest

Situation update

The security situation in Kenya continues to remain calm but tense. Sunday was a day when Kenyans across the political divide prayed for peace.

Latest indications are that violence is waning and life starting to return to normal.