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Kenya makes partial U-turn on food tax after protests

Kenya has proposed exempting staples maize and bread from taxes under a proposed law that has fanned widespread discontent but consumer groups say the concession is not enough. The law re-introducing a 16 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on most foods has further inflamed discontent at a time when teachers are in their second week […] Read more

At least 32 Kenya police dead in cattle raid ambush

Armed cattle raiders killed at least 32 Kenyan police officers in a military-style ambush, officials said on Monday, calling it the worst attack on police in Kenya’s history. Officers hunting down the cattle thieves in a remote northern region on Saturday came under fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in an ambush the police […] Read more