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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator. With the Indian Ocean to its south-east, it is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya has a land area of 580,000 km2 and a population of a little over 43 million residents. The country is named after Mount Kenya, a significant landmark and second among Africa's highest mountain peaks. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. logo
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Nairobi: Kenya's central bank has issued a licence to DIB Bank Kenya Ltd, which is owned by United Arab Emirates-based Dubai Islamic Bank, the first by the central bank since 2015, when it placed a moratorium on approving new banks.
General elections that occur every five years will be held on 8 August in Kenya. Given the current tensions and previous cases of electoral violence, it can be assumed that some violence will occur following the 2017 elections, while the scale and ...
Kenyan insurer CIC Group expects its Uganda and Malawi businesses to break even in the next two years, its Chief Executive Officer said on Thursday.
My dream of NASA wasn't about ME but about this team here, YOU here, and YOU out there listening on radio and watching television at home and abroad.
Kenya basketball Federation were scheduled to hold the selection yesterday in Nairobi ahead of FIBA Africa Zone V tournament set for June 1- 4 in Mombasa.
Political parties in Kenya have been holding primaries to choose the candidates who will represent them in the general elections. The BBC's Dickens Olewe ...
In some ways, Iten, Kenya, looks like a typical African town. Families live in squat stone houses scattered around the mountainous countryside, tend their land, and lead farm animals through the town's red-dirt roads.
The student, Simon Gitau Kimani, who appeared before Thika Chief Magistrate's Court is a first-year student at the university's main campus, was nabbed by Kenya Power security officers on Monday. He pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining money by false ...
At least 150,000 Kenyan children will receive the world's first-ever malaria vaccine next year, latest reports show. The Kenyan children will be part of the about 360,000 children vaccinated in Kenya, Malawi and Ghana between 2018 and 2020 in a pilot ...
Kenya is among the countries poised to lead in wind energy investment in Africa this year according to a new report. Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the wind power industry, says Kenya is setting the pace in ...
The agriculture ministry requires an additional Sh320 million emergency funding to combat crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms that are ravaging maize fields, further threatening food security.
Kenya Moore's ex-bf Matt Jordan doesn't have to stay away from her after a judge tossed the restraining order.
Kenya will soon consider legislation that prohibits the use of fake names on social media accounts. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the government body that regulates all visual media in the country, said a bill will be in parliament by the ...
On Monday, Kenya's Ministry of Energy banned imports of cooking gas through the common border - on land only, for now. Kenyan petroleum Principal Secretary Andrew Kamau said traders will not be allowed to import gas via land borders to Kenya.
The sacrifice required is for the common good of the NASA fraternity; and to remove an obstinate obstacle to an inclusive and prosperous Kenya. If that be the focus, then NASA should not entertain the thought that election 2017 is a ritual. That is a ...
NYERI, Kenya, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Perched on a stool in a tin shed, Nyawira Njau carefully lines the top of a dozen cookstoves with aluminium foil.
Kenya's press freedom rating stagnated for the past two years even as the global trend towards good journalism worsened, an indication that the country has done little to improve the media environment.
ASOS's latest collection draws from the beauty of Africa, in a project with SOKO Kenya. The London-based retailer celebrates 17 years of business this summer and an integral part of their mission is to give to communities in need.
Sustainability of public debt is a crucial policy problem for Kenya as a developing country. Every year, the government needs to finance its expenditure.
Kenya's National police Service has opened applications to recruit 10,000 more people ahead of the general elections on August 8, 2017.
With former five-time world cross country champion Paul Tergat having sailed through unposed as the National Olympic Committee of Kenya president, the race for the rest of the positions remain a cut-throat contest ahead of the May 5 elections ...
South Africa is among the top five sources of Kenya's foreign direct investment. We have noted, though, that trade between the two nations is in favour of South Africa.
Safaricom has hit out at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) over quality voice scores from the regulator that show the mobile firm is non-compliant.
Kenya and Ethiopia have used excessive force against Somali civilians amid efforts to halt cross-border attacks by al-Shabab, according to an internal report by aid agencies working in Somalia.
Odinga served as prime minister of Kenya from 2008-2012 in a power sharing government set up to end the violence that followed former president Mwai Kibaki's contested win.
She was in Mumias for the Athletics Kenya weekend meeting series when she received a call that there was no designated pacemaker for the London Marathon as those earlier enlisted had pulled out for various reasons.
"I hope Athletics Kenya gives me a ticket early enough to enable me prepare well. It will be imperative that they name the team early," said Wanjiru, who was in company of former two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui - who finished fourth in ...
Editor's note: TheBlaze reporter Kaitlyn Schallhorn recently spent 16 days in Kenya reporting on issues affecting the lives of people in this African nation.
Treated mosquito nets are vital in the fight against malaria. But the average lifespan of a net is about four years. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked Dr Lydiah Kibe to explain how old and torn bed nets are ...
In less than 107 days, Kenya goes to the polls to elect a new president, 47 governors, 290 parliament seats, and 1,450 county level seats.
"I'm in my second week of that right now relaxing at home with my husband," she says when reached by phone at her farm outside Eldoret, Kenya, in the western highlands. "In the afternoon, we take our children to play. My son likes golf. And my daughter ...
One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday.
Meet the red-haired 'African mum' of western Kenya Ruth Dietz, with the Rainbow Christian Missions staff, founded the Christian-based humanitarian aid organization in 2005.
For the next 6 weeks the Kenya Tourism Board are giving travel agents the chance to win an iPad a week! All you have to do, is visit the new Kenya promotions website at and register your bookings to Kenya. Its super easy to enter.
The disease kills about 16,000 Kenyan children every year. Despite a 60 per cent decline in malaria deaths since 2000 because of better prevention and increased control measures, malaria is still one of the top three killers of children worldwide ...
"We tried everything to get them to mate naturally," said Elodie Sampere, the marketing manager at Kenya's Ol Pejeta conservancy, where all three white rhinos are accompanied by 24-hour armed guards.
Nairobi, Kenya (AP) Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck.
Between March 2013 and March 2017, Kenya's voter list grew by 5.3 million people. The list now stands at 19.6 million. That's just under half of the total population of around 45 million.
Nyanza, Kenya - In parts of Kenya tradition dictates that a widow is inherited by another man, usually a relative. Before that happens, however, she first has to engage in so-called widow-cleansing rituals which can include a sexual act with another man.
Namibia won the u20 Africa Cup when they thrashed Kenya 66-24 in the final in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Sunday.
These victories have played a huge Public Relations role for Kenya at a time the country's reputation was somewhat jolted by jittery USA, Great Britain, Switzerland, Canada and Italy who rushed to announce they would not send teams for the July 12-16 ...
The Kenya football developmental side and their coaching staff kicked off a week-long training clinic with English Premier League side Southampton FC yesterday.
"We are very pleased to be here in Kenya for this project and my objective with the team is to help Kenya and the federation to develop these young players and coaches especially to achieve the dream for qualification to the 2022 World Cup," Maye said.
Nairobi: As the clock ticks down to Kenya's general elections slated for August 8, a move by the Kenya Communication Authority (CAK) to make journalists adhere to guidelines on election coverage has elicited fear that the government could be trying to ...






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