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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.

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It's a quiz consisting of 16 questions, querying takers on how to spot fake news or identify unreliable partisan clickbait. Did a Kenyan man drive a tanker to create an artificial watering hole for wild animals? Did another in Kenya's Rift Valley region pay dowry with bitcoin instead of cash and cows? Or did ...
Corruption on the part of government officials and impunity for criminal actions remain commonplace in Kenya, the US State Department says in its latest ... The new report's depiction of Kenya as a country plagued by official lawlessness and human rights violations does not differ substantially from ...
Interestingly, while addressing the cause of the inflated and backdated bills, Kenya Power company secretary Beatrice Meso says the problem arose due to challenges caused by migration from the old billing system, the Integrated Customer Service (ICS) to the new Integrated Customer ...
Kenya will take one of the biggest delegations to this year's Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair, according to Export Promotion Council (EPC) Chief Executive Peter Biwot. Mr Biwot said the forum on June 28 to July 13 will be part of the country's efforts to increase exports to Tanzania and the ...

The late Kenneth Matiba will be cremated and not buried, seemingly in keeping in line with his wishes to his family back in 1994. It has emerged that the multiparty democracy champion also never wished to be accorded a state funeral upon his death. In an article by a local daily dated February 8, ...
It was a dream that they never imagined would come true. But imagine making it possible for persons without fingers to use a computer mouse to click away into the rich information database. ALSO READ: Mudavadi urged to work with Raila for his own political survival. And this happens through ... students
NAIROBI, KENYA: When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central KENYA, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. ALSO READ: Expert: Timely tackling of armyworms will save farmers from invasions. "But now they have all gone," the 32-year-old maize farmer said ...
Kenya on Friday secured the support of Commonwealth leaders for its Blue Economy Summit in November. The country is seeking to press its case for the greater exploitation of the seas for the benefit of citizens. The support was secured at a huddled retreat at a royal residence in the English county ... Oceans
Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to carry out regular energy audits among manufacturers to maximise production efficiency. In a statement last week, the utility explained that the move is aimed at encouraging growth of the ... Oceans
MATUNDA SOY, Kenya — Marking a historic moment, the design for the local Baha'i House of Worship in Matunda Soy, Kenya, was unveiled at a gathering today that brought together over 1,000 people. In a spirit of joy and excitement, the guests gathered to celebrate the occasion at the site where the ... Oceans
NAIROBI, KENYA: The pay of junior police officers whose salaries were drastically reduced in March has been reinstated. Some officers who logged into the Government's human resource online portal said their April payslips show they would get higher salaries. ALSO READ: Matiang'i, Boinnet now face ... Oceans
Kenya's second-biggest infrastructure project since independence five decades ago, a $3.5 billion (Sh350 billion) inter-city expressway, will be delayed amid concerns by lawmakers that East Africa's largest economy is taking on too much debt, the company building it said. While Kenya is ramping up ... Oceans
Kenya is planning to roll out a massive diplomatic offensive in a bid to host over 3,000 international delegates for the 12th World Chambers Congress (WCC). A delegation of top officials from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) was in Beijing, China, to bid for the global forum ... Oceans
Kenya estimates that 20% of cereals are lost even before reaching the market. That's a high figure, particularly since it doesn't include food waste. Food waste refers to good quality food that is fit for human consumption but that does not get consumed because it's discarded, either before or after it spoils. Oceans
Sheldrick created the organization in 1977 and named it for her husband, who had died earlier that year and was the founding warden of Kenya's largest national park. Before his death, the couple had worked together to preserve elephants at Tsavo East, a sprawling, untamed preserve of more than 5,000 ... Oceans

The commission was frequently at the centre of controversy during Kenya's extended election season last year, in which around 100 people were killed. Last week, the commission sent its chief executive on three months' compulsory leave pending an audit, it said, without giving a detailed reason for the ... Oceans
Kenya's caseload has seen more than 100 people infected with chikungunya in Mombasa since January 2018 after another 100 were infected with dengue in the seaside town last year. These are not the first incidents. In the last five years, there have been several outbreak reports of the same diseases in ... Oceans
President Bashir asked Kenya to consider importing fabric for security personnel uniforms from Sudan. “I take this opportunity to ask Kenya to consider purchasing uniforms, including those for the military, from our country as we commit ourselves to increasing purchase of tea from your country,” said Mr ... Oceans
A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a favorable macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a balance of sectoral flow model after the work of British economist Professor Wynne Godley using ... Oceans
Kenya has presented its bid to host the 12th World Chamber Congress in 2021 before the International Chamber of Commerce jury at the World Chambers Federation meeting in Beijing, China. The country will be competing against three other chambers including Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Ethiopian ... Oceans
But the World Bank said higher oil prices, reduced government investment in infrastructure and still-weak credit growth could curb some of the optimism. Kenya capped commercial lending rates in September 2016 at 4 percentage points above the central bank's benchmark rate, which now stands at 9.5 ... Oceans
Kenya could lose half of its maize crop and face a massive food crisis following an invasion of the Fall armyworm. ... Regina Eddy, the coordinator of a USAid task force on the threat, said Kenya and other African countries provided the ideal climate for the spread of the Fall armyworm because of the ... Oceans
Barclays Kenya has denied riding on a Kenyan firm's name while re-branding to ABSA as it seeks to restructure its operations in the country. ABSA last week moved to court to stop Barclays from re-branding to ABSA. Barclays had earlier announced the name change was in line with its ownership changes ... Oceans
In a move that marked the culmination of efforts by the ICT Ministry, the Communications Authority of Kenya and the various industry players, wallet to wallet interoperability went live on April 10 2018. This makes Kenya the second African country, after Tanzania, to effectively roll-out W-W interoperability. Oceans
Safaricom is partnering with PayPal to boost its e-commerce capabilities in Kenya, solidifying its footing not just as a mobile phone business but as a global company with diversified interests in sectors including healthcare, transportation, and music. The company is collaborating on a new service to enable ... Oceans
It's half past nine in the morning — 74-year-old Price Haywood has just finished his breakfast. He is now basking under a tree in his homestead in Frere Town here in Mombasa, Kenya. One of his daughters-in-law is washing the utensil outside the house. Haywood's great-great-great-great grandfather was ... Oceans
Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi. Zambia, with Dutch government support, recently became the latest country to ... Oceans
He came alone to Kenya in 2014, leaving his mother in South Sudan. “When I came to Kenya, I used to just sit at home doing nothing, which was so boring. Man was created to work, and that is what drove me to join the Norwegian Refugee Council” he says. The oldest member of the team, 48-year-old ... Oceans
But a spokesman for Kenya's ruling Jubilee Party downplayed the British data firm's involvement in the election campaign. Raphael Tuju, the party's secretary-general, told CNN it hired SCL "to do analysis of focus group discussions. They did demonstrate to us that they had that kind of expertise. That was it. Oceans
MAI MAHIU-NAROK ROAD, in a region just west of Nairobi, Kenya, used to be fully intact. Then, after a period of heavy rainfall late last month, a massive crack was exposed. According to the local news outlet, Daily Nation, it measures 15 metres deep and 20 metres wide in some spots. Geologist David ... Oceans
WASHINGTON -- A giant crack in the Earth opened up almost overnight, 50 feet deep and at its widest 65 feet across, slicing through a highway and terrifying many who live in an area just west of Nairobi, Kenya. So what caused it? Well, it depends which scientist you ask. "We're seeing a crack that in all ... Oceans
JOHANNESBURG - Listed private education group ADvTECH has acquired leading Kenyan private schools group Makini for an undisclosed amount as part of its expansion strategy into Africa. ADvTECH said the Makini acquisition adds nine schools, five campuses, boarding facilities and about 4100 ... Oceans
Africa soccer governing body (CAF) has appointed match officials from Swaziland for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers between Kenya and Uganda. Leticia Antonella Viana will be the centre referee and will be assisted by Siphiwayikhosi Cosma Nxumal and Patricia Buyile Mkhaliphi as first and second ... Oceans
HMD Global has Tuesday announced that the Nokia 1 smartphone, running on Android Oreo (Go edition) will be available to buy from retail stores in the country. A breakthrough in accessible technology, the Nokia 1 delivers smartphone essentials, refreshingly familiar design and the reassuring quality of a ... Oceans
NAIROBI, KENYA: The Government has given banks, supermarkets, hotels and other public establishments one month to provide sanitation services free of charge to their clients. This follows the expiry of a 120-day notice at the end of last month directing all public establishments to have free sanitation ... Oceans
JOHANNESBURG - South African private education group ADvTECH on Tuesday announced further expansion into Kenya and Uganda with the acquisition of nine schools, five campuses and boarding facilities, adding approximately 4,100 students to its portfolio. ADvTECH's expansion follows the ... Oceans
Pick a destination, any destination there is a catch though it has to be in Kenya. Where would you go? I would be disappointed if your only answer is Mombasa .I have never been a traveller but every time I get an opportunity to go anywhere I never thought of Kenya as an ideal destination. Every notion I ... Oceans
Among the refugees spilling into Kenya are pregnant women, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. Footage from the Kenyan border shows villagers arriving nursing injuries, with few possessions. One Moyale resident told Daily Nation: “there is continued aggression and harassment, which creates ... Oceans
Kibera, the political bedrock of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has become the thermometer of Kenya's political temperatures, followed by Mathare, among other major slums. When police quell riots here, the world media gets a field day telling all and sundry about what is wrong with the country and ... Oceans
While it's unfortunate that land is the most sort after asset in Kenya, yet it is so thinly spread amongst the millions in population, it does not nullify the fact that it is a need especially with the increasing cost of living as the years go by. Land in all respects is the current most valuable asset and it by far ... Oceans
Yesterday, lawyer Omar Abeid told the Sunday Standard that the Government has no powers to revoke citizenship of a person born in Kenya. “Citizenship by birth is a constitutional right that cannot be revoked; those who obtain it through registration are the only ones that can be pushed around,” he said. Oceans
Speaking to KTN News on Saturday night, the self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement general said unknown people, believed to be the police, attempted to break into his room. Dr Miguna, who was denied entry to Kenya after failing to produce his Canadian passport, further claimed that people ... Oceans
Balala expressed in his speech that wildlife is a valuable asset to Kenya and the death of Sudan acts as a reminder that more efforts must be made to protect endangered wildlife. Sudan, along with other two female northern white rhinos moved to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy from the Czech Republic in 2009 ... Oceans
Kenya introduced tough wildlife-protection laws in 2013 in an attempt to stop highly lucrative ivory smuggling, mainly to Asia, which has led to the slaughter of thousands of rare and endangered animals. Kenya had 20,000 rhinos in the 1970s, falling to 400 in the 1990s. It now has 650, almost all of them ... Oceans
Rwanda U-20 coach, Mashami Vincent expects a tough test from Kenya, when the two sides face-off on Sunday in Machakos, in the first leg of the first round of the qualifiers for the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Niger 2019. The match is set to be played on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium ... Oceans
The move saw a section of Somali MPs protest, terming the construction an "infringement on territorial integrity" and insisting Kenya had encroached on their land. But President Uhuru Kenyatta defended the move saying there was nothing wrong with Kenya and Somalia establishing a common border entry ... Oceans
Ford Kenya deputy leader Boni Khalwale (left) Nasa principals Moses Wetang'ula and Musalia Mudavadi at a rally in Mbale town, Vihiga County, March 24, 2018. The leaders promised to remain united. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ... Oceans
The news channel also seeks to meet rising needs for diversified and trusted sources of international news among Kenya's growing middle class. In its flagship technology show, Tech 24, that seeks to celebrate Kenya's pole position in championing innovation, France 24 will visit Nairobi's iHub which has ... Oceans


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