Last Month In Pictures

Here is our selection of some of the top news stories presented in pictures from the past month. This feature is included within our weekly Security Information Service (SIS) reports.

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The Deputy Governor of Kiambu County, Dr James Nyoro, was sworn in as the county’s Governor on Friday 31 January. He replaced Ferdinand Waititu who was impeached by the Senate on Wednesday 29 January. (The Standard)
President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over a ceremony to mark the commissioning of a new military aircraft, purchased from Italy, at the Embakasi military base in Nairobi on Thursday 30 January. (The Star)
Ms Meera Dinesh Patel appeared in a Nairobi court on 03 February. She was charged with publishing and distributing material which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the general public or to disturb public peace under The Security Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014. (Nation Media Group)
President Uhuru Kenyatta held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC on Friday 07 February. The two Presidents agreed to establish a free trade agreement between the Kenya and the US. (State House)
The truck that was destroyed by armed men believed to be al-Shabaab militants near the company’s construction site at the Milihoi area in Lamu County on 09 February. (Nation Media Group)
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of State officials pose with Kenyan police and National Intelligence Service intelligence officers at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia on Monday 10 February. The Kenya agents will undergo training in preparation for the newly announced Kenyan Joint Terrorism Task Force. (State House)
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the First Lady Margret Kenyatta (top) pay their respects to the Late President Daniel Arap Moi (bottom) at the State House in Nairobi on Tuesday 11 February. The late President Moi, who was Kenya’s second President for 24 years, died on 04 February. (State House)
The First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, at a run at the Karura forest on Friday 14 February. This is in preparation for this year’s Beyond Zero Half Marathon that will be held on Sunday 08 March in Nairobi and other parts of the country. (State House)
Court of Appeal Judge Sankale ole Kantai was arrested on Friday 21 February for allegedly associating with murder suspect Sarah Wairimu, who is accused of murdering Dutch businessman Tob Cohen in September 2019. Kantai is expected to be charged in connection to the murder. (Daily Media Group)
The leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) Dr Riek Machar takes oath of office as the Vice President of South Sudan at the State House in Juba on Sunday 22 February 2020. This follows his agreement with President Salva Kiir to form a unity government ending a six-year civil war in the country. (Reuters)

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