January in Pictures

Review January, in Kenya, with our selection of some of the most interesting news stories presented in pictures. This feature is included within our weekly Security Information Service (SIS) reports.

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Inspector General (IG) of Police, Hillary Mutyambai with other senior police officers at the General Service Unit RECCE COMPANY – Ruiru. The IG applauded the team for their continued service to the nation. (National Police Service)
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations recovered four vehicles with similar registration numbers in Nairobi on 27 December. Three suspects were arrested. (DCI)
On 31 December the National Police Service (NPS) released photographs and names of three suspects believed to be members of criminal gangs operating in Nairobi and Mombasa. Police said the three are armed and dangerous. (NPS Twitter handle)
A police truck is parked near the International Life House in Nairobi on 04 January. Security was enhanced in Nairobi following the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike on Friday 03 January. (Nation Media Group)
Desert Locusts seen in Gurar, Wajir North. The swarms of locusts first invaded the northeast counties after migrating from Ethiopia and Somalia. (Business Daily)
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I attend a forum on the proposed constitutional changes contained in a document dubbed the “Building Bridges Initiative” (BBI) in Kisii County on Friday 10 January. (Twitter)
Residents of Kasarani, Nairobi, held demonstrations on 13th, 14th and 15th January to protest the poor state of the Kasarani to Mwiki road. One person was killed in confrontations between the protesters and police officers. (Twitter)
President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates with players of the Kenya national women volleyball team, Malkia Strikers, at the Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa on 17 January after they became the only African team to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic games scheduled to be held in Tokyo in July this year. (State House)
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Chief Justice David Maraga during the presentation of the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report for the Financial Year 2018/2019 at the Supreme Court in Nairobi on Thursday 23 January. (State House)
President Uhuru Kenyatta met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for bilateral talks in London on Tuesday 21 January. President Kenyatta was in London to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit. (State House)

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