Kenya Lifts Ban On Live TV Broadcasts, Citing Better Security And Less Violence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is lifting a ban on live TV broadcasts because officials say the post-election violence has eased and security is better.

There’s some political headway, too. Kenya’s president and his chief rival have signed a two-page agreement pledging to help people return to their homes safely and provide food and shelter for refugees.

But in western Kenya, more than 100 attackers destroyed a homeless children’s boarding school. The headmaster says his school was destroyed by gangs taking advantage of the chaos, spurred on by ethnic conflicts.

He says some attackers tried to stab him in the chest in front of his horrified students. But the blade slid on his coat, down his side instead.

School officials are searching for short-term housing for the students and say they plan to rebuild in a safer location.