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At 10 years old, Togolese Sena Alouka started a football league in his village. Many years later, he would tap into this hobby to rally a village into building a green economy. The youngest in a family of seven in Tsiko village, which means 'providers ...
It seems a long time since the day in 2013 when then-Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki launched a US$14.5 billion project to build Konza Techno City, a large tech hub. Then, the launch of the Konza project on the outskirts of Nairobi was just the latest in ...
The story of the Masai and their 14 cows begins with Kimeli Naiyomah, a member of the tribe who left Kenya to study medicine in the United States.
Speaking to the Nation on Monday, Dr Kidero said that the Jubilee Party nominee was unsuitable for Nairobi affairs terming his vision for the city as ill-informed and would only take Nairobi backwards instead of continuing the developments he has ...
Kisumu, Kenya: High Court Judge Justice Daniel Majanja has extended orders seeking to block Kisumu County government from interviewing, recruiting or hiring new City Board, ahead of August 8 Polls. He gave the feuding parties up to 28 July to file ...
The Kenya Simbas have been in Cape Town on 10-day training camp, where they played Cape Town-based side, Durbell RFC and lost 26-12 with Patrice Agunda and tour captain Davis Cheng, scoring a try each and Biko Adema kicking over a conversion.
Nairobi, Kenya - James Njoroge, an Uber driver in Nairobi, earns barely $5 at the end of a grueling 10-hour workday ferrying customers through snarled traffic across the Kenyan capital. Now a new competitor is in town, threatening to undercut even ...
"You have to be the army that will conquer Kenya so that we may return to our families and relatives in a state of honor and glory, and uplift them from the humiliation, by the permission of Allah, the Exalted," Rage says.
Kenya's 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs - and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape ...
Esipisu noted that President Kenyatta had secured funding from the Export-Import Bank of China for the extension of the railway line from Naivasha to Kisumu city where the government intends to build a new port. ... Urban Development is yet to disclose ...
Nairobi (Somali Update Online) - Kenyan government has pledged to lift the dusk to dawn curfew on Mandera town on the Somalia border to allow residents ...
Nairobi City has scooped position ten among the top twenty African cities in terms of economic activity, consumer size and connectivity.
Kenya's very own Johana Kariankei sprinted to the end of the 2017 Scotiabank Blue Nose Half Marathon Sunday morning to shouts of support from Haligonians who've adopted him as their own.
The nocturnal bird of prey is believed to be a harbinger of death. The superstition is that such a sighting precedes the demise of a family member.
Progress on Kenya's Konza Techno City, dubbed "silicon Savannah", has been too slow while insufficient budget has been allocated to complete the initiative, says Bitange Ndemo, the man who conceived Konza eight years ago.
For instance, the stretch from City Mortuary to Haile Selassie Avenue will be closed "but depending on the prevailing situation on the ground an appreciation can be made because it serves Kenyatta National hospital which is a vital institution," he added.
The latest welding work of Buckeye high schools students will be put to use in the remote area of Namelok in Kenya, completing a bridge being built by a local mission team.
LAMU, Kenya, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police on Thursday announced the arrest of at least 33 al-Shabaab militants between December-March in the ongoing operation Linda Boni in the coastal town of Lamu. Deputy County Commissioner Michael Kioni said 20 ...
Operations have been paralysed at City Hall after hundreds of Nairobi City County workers went on strike to demand their salaries.
The town, on Lamu Island, is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, and has retained its traditions.
Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko is riding on populist pledges to shore up his bid for the Nairobi governor's seat. Thursday, the Jubilee Party nominees promised to do away with trade licences for small-scale traders and reduce land rates if Nairobians ...
Mr Tanui spoke at a workshop in Eldoret Town that brought together universities from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania under Higher education Partnership Sub-Saharan Programme.
gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabab Islamic extremists killed an administrative chief in an attack in Kenya's north that left two police reservists missing, an official said Tuesday.
GARISSA, Kenya, May 16 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed on Tuesday after the vehicle in which they were travelling in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Dadaab in northeast Kenya. Regional government official Mohamud Saleh ...
Former Rangwe MP Martin Ogindo who heads the Green Congress of Kenya Party is promising a titanic duel against Mr Kaluma's incumbency.
gunmen believed to be al-Shabaab militants attacked a village near Mandera Town and killed a chief before abducting two Kenya police Reserve (KPR), officials said. The gang raided Omar Jillo location, Lafey Sub County in Mandera East, which is about 16 ...
The Ivory Coast government says it has reached a deal with soldiers involved in a four-day revolt over pay. Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi appeared on state TV to announce a settlement had been reached.
gunmen believed to be al-Shabaab militants on Monday night attacked Omar Jillo location near Mandera Town and killed a chief.
THE Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has tied up as the 'Associate Sponsor' of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), to reach out to Indian travelers.
Vodafone has issued commitments to the Kenyan government to ensure "the ongoing success" of Safaricom. The telecoms group said the deal "streamlines and simplifies the management of its sub-Saharan African holdings".
The Cabinet's recent approval of the formation of a metropolitan authority to control transport operations in Nairobi and its environs, the Nairobi Area Metropolitan Transport Authority, is laudable.
In a recent interview with The Standard, Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations boss Henry Ochieng' said they had received reports from concerned locals about prostitution in city estates. "Residents from various estates have raised concerns regarding ...
The workers have not received their April pay and their union-The Kenya County government Workers Union- has given the city-county government until 5 pm Tuesday to make the payments or face mass action. "We shall wait for your action to pay the ...
Rwanda continued to surge ahead as a top MICE tourism destination with yet another huge conference being held in Kigali - the Transform Africa Summit 2017 that brought together several heads of state, big shots in the world of technology and ...
Passengers and members of the public use a makeship bridge on one side of the Marere river bridge after it was washed away by floods water due to heavy rains on Monday night, May 11, 2017.
This is due to the biting shortage of the commodities in most Kenyan towns. Majority of residents near Busia and Malaba borders are crossing to the neighbouring countries to shop as it is slightly ... Residents and traders in Taveta town situated along ...
Once the paperwork is completed, you will see massive construction work across the city that will dramatically change the face of the city," Macharia said in an interview. The CS said construction work on the light rail will start within six months ...
Nairobi County has moved to ban all public service vehicles from accessing the Central Business District (CBD) in a drastic move that will see some 36 intercity routes that will only be allowed to wait for passengers for a maximum of 10 minutes in the ...
Late last year, Dylan Matthews went to Kenya to understand one specific experiment - a project organized by the nonprofit GiveDirectly.
Now onto his third job since finishing high school a decade ago, Festus Chege is hoping his latest venture as a water vendor in Githurai, a growing suburb to the south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, will pay off. Like many young people from poor families ...
The U.S. Embassy in Kenya says it has suspended approximately $21 million in assistance to Kenya's ministry of health because of concerns about corruption.
Now onto his third job since finishing high school a decade ago, Festus Chege is hoping his latest venture as a water vendor in Githurai, a growing suburb to the south of Kenya's capital Nairobi, will pay off. Like many young people from poor families ...
Texas has charged to the forefront of national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the...More >>. Texas has charged to the ...
After the 2007 general election, Kenya experienced its worst politically triggered ethnic violence since independence. The violence was caused by a dispute between the two main presidential candidates - Raila Odinga and his opposition Orange Democratic ...
Cape Town - African chief executives are looking at getting the balance right between realism and optimism, as well as opportunity and risk, as they search for growth in the continents fast changing markets.
International Brian Musasia on Sunday hit the winner as Butali Sugar Warriors came from behind to beat Wazalendo 2-1 in a Kenya hockey Union men's Premier League match played at the City Park Stadium. Wazalendo had taken a shock lead in the ...
The socioeconomic role of cities and towns was often taken for granted in comparison -- a proclivity that was in part due to the failed expectations that industry and urbanisation would catalyse modernisation during the years following Independence ...
Photo taken on May 2, 2017 shows the porcelain decorations on the wall of the Lamu Museum in Lamu Town, Kenya. In 2001, Lamu Old Town was designated as a Unesco World Heritage site for its cultural significance.(Xinhua/Sun Ruibo) ...
Residents of Kakamega town on Saturday gave a rousing welcome to the Sh221 million SportPesa jackpot winner, Samuel Abisai, during his homecoming ceremony.


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