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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge takes the men's crown

After a hard-fought race, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the 2015 men's London Marathon in a time of 2:04:42. He pipped his countryman Wilson Kipsang into second with a time of 2:04:47 - the fastest second place in London's history.

In third place was another Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto, with 2:05:50.

Eliud Kipchoge takes the win Credit: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

Kenyan air force bombs Somali al-Shabaab camps

Kenya's air force air-bombed two Somalian al-Shabaab camps on Sunday in the first major military response to last week's university massacre.

A Kenya Defence Forces source said jets targeted camps in the Gedo region near the border of Kenya.

Cloud cover made it difficult to assess the damage or estimate the death toll, the source said.


Death toll in Kenyan college attack rises to 14

The death toll in the attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya has risen to 14, police said.

A policeman at the scene said the figure included two of his officers.

Gunmen stormed the campus in Garissa during morning prayers and remain on the site as officers attempt to drive them out.

"We are finding it difficult to access the compound because some of the attackers are on top of a building and are firing at us whenever we try to gain entry," the officer said.

Two killed, 29 injured after gunmen attack Kenyan college

Kenyan soldiers drafted in to support police after college attacked in Garissa Credit: Reuters

Two people were killed and 29 wounded on Thursday when gunmen stormed a college in the northeastern Kenyan town of Garissa, the country's National Disaster Operation Centre said.

Some students were trapped inside the college campus, it said.

The wounded, most with gunshot wounds, were all taken to hospital, with four in a critical condition.

The Ministry of Interior said the college had been secured and a security team were in the process of 'flushing out' the gunmen.

The wounded were taken to hospital Credit: RTV


Gunmen 'may have taken students hostage' in Kenya

Garissa in northeastern Kenya Credit: Google Maps

Masked gunmen who stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya may have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said.

Police who encircled the campus at the Garissa University College were joined by Kenyan soldiers as the standoff continued over several hours, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported.

An officer at the scene said the gunmen were likely to have taken hostages because many students remain trapped inside the campus in the town of Garissa.

"Two guards who were manning the gate at the university have been killed." she said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the raid yet.

Gunmen storm college in Kenyan town of Garissa

Kenyan media and Red Cross said that gunmen stormed a Kenyan college campus in the north eastern town of Garissa in the early hours of this morning, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security services for several hours.

The stand-off was ongoing at the Garissa University College, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper and Capital FM radio station said. No group has claimed responsibility for the raid yet. In the past, Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has carried out several attacks in Garissa and across Kenya, including the 2013 attack on an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.

UK expands warning on 'all but essential' travel to Kenya

The UK has expanded its travel warning to cover most areas along the coast of Kenya.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised people against "all but essential" travel to within 15km (nine miles) of the coast, from the Tana River down to Tiwi.

The government has expanded its travel warnings for Kenya Credit: FCO

This area includes Mombasa Island, Moi International Airport, Malindi, Kilifi and Watamu, but does not cover Diani.

The warning also covers areas within 60km (37 miles) of the Kenya-Somalia border, Garissa County and the Eastleigh area of Nairobi.

There are no travel warnings against any of Kenya's popular safari destinations in the national parks, including Masai Mara, Laikipia and the Aberdare National Park.

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