Pictures that shaped the headlines in 2019

In Summary

Here are the images that helped tell major news events in Kenya

Nairobi’s Governor Mike Sonko at the Wilson Airport after he was arrested on corruption allegations on December 6, 2019
Nairobi’s Governor Mike Sonko at the Wilson Airport after he was arrested on corruption allegations on December 6, 2019
Image: REUTERS
Naftaki Kinuthia moments after he was arrested over the killing of medical student Ivy Wangechi in Eldoret on April 9, 2019.
Naftaki Kinuthia moments after he was arrested over the killing of medical student Ivy Wangechi in Eldoret on April 9, 2019.
Image: MATTHEWS NDANYI
Rescuers evacuate an injured man from the DusitD2 Hotel after a terrorist attack on January 15, 2019.
Rescuers evacuate an injured man from the DusitD2 Hotel after a terrorist attack on January 15, 2019.
Image: MONICAH MWANGI
President Uhuru Kenyatta awards Eliud Kipchoge with the Elder of the Golden Heart
President Uhuru Kenyatta awards Eliud Kipchoge with the Elder of the Golden Heart
Deputy President William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga at the launch of the BBI report on November 27, 2019 at the Bomas of Kenya.
Deputy President William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga at the launch of the BBI report on November 27, 2019 at the Bomas of Kenya.
Image: DPPS
Thee body of Tob Cohen after it was found in a septic tank in his home in Kitisuru, Nairobi on September 13, 2019.
Thee body of Tob Cohen after it was found in a septic tank in his home in Kitisuru, Nairobi on September 13, 2019.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY
The car that plunged into the ocean from MV Harambee at the Likoni crossing channel on September 29, 2019 killing Mariam Kighenda, 35, and her daughter Amanda Mutheu, 4.
The car that plunged into the ocean from MV Harambee at the Likoni crossing channel on September 29, 2019 killing Mariam Kighenda, 35, and her daughter Amanda Mutheu, 4.
Image: JOHN CHESOLI
A boda boda rider transports chicken in Meru town on September 3, 2019
A boda boda rider transports chicken in Meru town on September 3, 2019
Image: DENNIS DIBONDO
A member of the Nairobi regeneration team that is trying to clean up Nairobi river.
A member of the Nairobi regeneration team that is trying to clean up Nairobi river.
Schoolgirls drink dirty muddy water at Lodengo in Tiaty, Baringo county in February 16, 2019.
Schoolgirls drink dirty muddy water at Lodengo in Tiaty, Baringo county in February 16, 2019.
Image: JOSEPH KANGOGO
Farmers load banana onto a lorry at Kimala in Taita Taveta county. The farmers hope value addition will guarantee a steady market and improved income.
Farmers load banana onto a lorry at Kimala in Taita Taveta county. The farmers hope value addition will guarantee a steady market and improved income.
Image: SOLOMON MUINGI
Saraha Wairimu Cohen outside the Milimani Law Courts when she was released on bail over the murder of her husband
Saraha Wairimu Cohen outside the Milimani Law Courts when she was released on bail over the murder of her husband
A refugee is roughed up by G4S security guards outside the UNHCR building in Westlands on May 10, 2019
A refugee is roughed up by G4S security guards outside the UNHCR building in Westlands on May 10, 2019
Image: VICTOR IMBOTO
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the special envoy of the Peoples Republic of China Wang Yong exchange pleasantries at the Nairobi SGR Terminus during the launch of the SGR Freight services to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot on December 17, 2019.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and the special envoy of the Peoples Republic of China Wang Yong exchange pleasantries at the Nairobi SGR Terminus during the launch of the SGR Freight services to the Naivasha Inland Container Depot on December 17, 2019.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI
Technical University of Mombasa students who were arrested following riots over alleged unfavourable academic policies in Mombasa on September 18, 2019.
Technical University of Mombasa students who were arrested following riots over alleged unfavourable academic policies in Mombasa on September 18, 2019.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Eighteen-month-old baby Jeptoo Cherutich whose skin peeled off due to malnutrition at Sunrise Children’s home in Kabarnet town on August 4, 2019.
Eighteen-month-old baby Jeptoo Cherutich whose skin peeled off due to malnutrition at Sunrise Children’s home in Kabarnet town on August 4, 2019.
Image: JOSEPH KANGOGO
Governor Ferdinand Waititu is escorted by EACC detectives from his house in Kiambu on May 23, 2019.
Governor Ferdinand Waititu is escorted by EACC detectives from his house in Kiambu on May 23, 2019.
Image: VICTOR IMBOTO