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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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Amref Health Africa CEO Githinji Gitahi said the fire brigade from Kenya Airports Authority responded about 10 minutes after the fire started. ... NDMU asked the National Building Inspectorate, National Construction Authority, Kenya Power, Nairobi county, police and airport authorities to join the probe.
The 19-year-old, born in Kenya and raised in Austria, has already taken her first steps on the World Cup Alpine skiing circuit and harbours ambitions to establish herself as a professional. Significantly, Simader competes in the more challenging and dangerous speed disciplines, downhill and Super G.

The fate of the Kenya Sevens sponsorship will be known today after a consultative meeting between Ministry of sports, Treasury and Kenya Rugby Union. An air of uncertainty has gripped the various national teams following the termination of the sponsorship by betting firm, SportPesa last month.
Nairobi, Kenya: electronics maker Samsung has abandoned plans to put up an assembly plant in Kenya citing failure by government to put in place mechanisms that would protect local manufacturers from cheap electronic imports. The Korean firm had in the past said it planned to build a plant that ...
A school in Kenya is producing the next generation of engineers. Sun, Jan 14. In Kenya, youth under 25 years old make up the largest number of people unemployed in the country, according to The World Bank. Audrey Cheng, 24, is trying to change that. Share Video; facebook · twitter · E-mail; Embed. Copy this code to ...
Nairobi, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Three United Nations independent experts on Monday called on the Kenyan government to respect the rights of Indigenous Sengwer peoples while implementing a climate change project in northwestern Kenya. The experts expressed concerns about recent reports that ...
2: Kenya offers some of the most beautiful buildings and tourists sites, including the Fourteen Falls in Thika, which is ranked among the longest and steepest falls in East Africa, and the Crying Stone ... It is accompanied by a stew, which former US President Barack Obama enjoyed during his visit to Kenya.
Kenya Railways started commercial operations of freight trains on the SGR track on January 1 and is charging Sh50,000 and Sh70,000 for the 20 and 40 foot container respectively from Mombasa Port to the Nairobi ICD. But importers have to spend between Sh15,000 and Sh20,000 on the last mile ...
Federal Party of Kenya has lost it's national leader to Ford Kenya, whose boss is NASA principal Moses Wetang'ula. Andrew Kutitila will lose all the benefits of controlling the party as he will be an ordinary member with the life option, if he subscribes to a Sh20,000 fee. This will not earn him any position in ...
Addressing a conservation meeting attended by EU delegation to Kenya together with Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu in an Eldoret Hotel, governors Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo-Marakwet) Wilbur Ottichilo (Vihiga), host Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu) and Kisumu County Deputy Governor ...
For Enquiries Chat with us on Whatsapp on 0712 538 802. News. Top ten most expensive high schools in Kenya- the school fees will shock you ... International School of Kenya- This is the most expensive school in Kenya offering a North American curriculum. In this school, you pay Ksh2,070,204 per term.
As the year begins, reports from Kenya point at a $118 million carbon Credit Fund which is promising to change lives in the East African country. By Kennedy Nyavaya. By definition, a carbon credit is a generic term for any tradable certificate or permit representing the right to emit one tonne of carbon ...
Kenya's government is battling to stop a wave of attacks by al-Shabaab fighters who say they are avenging Kenya's deployment of troops to neighboring Somalia in 2011. Kenyan troops make up part of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia that bolsters the country's weak government against ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta was told by VW's South Africa chief Thomas Schaefer "the firm was exploring producing a second model in Kenya, possibly a hatchback - small SUV - while doubling production of the VW polo Vivo to at least 300 vehicles," the presidential office said in a statement late on Friday.

On his dealings with President Kenyatta Mr Ramaphosa said these had "revolved around sharing best practices and knowledge" as well as bilateral investment in Kenya and South Africa. In order to achieve the necessary growth to create jobs, South Africa needed to enhance internal economic coherence ...
Latest data from the Ministry of Health shows Kenya has surpassed the short term contraceptive use by reaching 58 per cent coverage ahead of the targeted 2020. However a report by the ministry and USAID: 'Setting New Goals for Family Planning in Kenya' shows the target as problematic and not ...
German carmaker Volkswagen is looking to double production in Kenya and to introduce a new model at its plant in Thika. VW South Africa head Thomas Schaefer told President Uhuru Kenyatta at a meeting in the South African that the firm was exploring producing a second model in Kenya. He said the ...
Kenya has decided to allocate 20 percent of future oil revenues to the communities where crude oil has been discovered, cutting the share from an initial proposal to give local counties and communities 30 percent of future oil income, a senior Kenyan government official told Reuters on Friday. In November ...
Sri Lanka is amending its law to allow women take alcohol. In Kenya, the government has banned shisha. Photo|Courtesy. In over 60 years, women in Sri Lanka were not allowed to legally buy alcohol. ALSO READ: Hidden signs of cervical cancer you should be aware of. The government has, however, ...
Nairobi -- Kenya Airways has launched a milestone non-stop daily flight from Nairobi to New York. It is said to be the first non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America. On Thursday, the national carrier began selling tickets for the inaugural flight, which is scheduled for October 28.
From 1963 to 2017, Kenya has held 12 general elections (excepting the 1967 'little' general election and the 2017 repeat presidential election). Only two of those elections - in 1963 and 2002- were not disputed. Because CORD in 2013 deferred to the Supreme Court's presidential election petition results, ...
Year 2017 was economically challenging and politically exhaustive for Kenya - factors that have extensively affected Kenyans in all spheres of life. 2018 is predicted to be the year of fiscal realignment and political reconciliation. The terminology 'Rational Behaviour' in economics is defined as a part of ...
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in East London to attend the ANC's 106th anniversary at the Buffalo City Stadium on Saturday. He is one of the dignitaries who will grace the ANC's annual event‚ which will also be attended by the former head of the ANC‚ President Jacob Zuma. Kenyatta ...
In a nutshell, Kenya-South Africa relations will likely remain in a grey area for some time to come. This would generally apply to other countries. Indeed, it will be recalled that Ramaphosa's entreaties to serve as a mediator in the Kenyan post-election violence of 2007-2008 was snubbed by then President ...
Kenya is embarking on a pilot program to overhaul its education system. The aim is to emphasize skills over knowledge and to include more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM) courses and vocational training in an effort to better prepare youth for the evolving job market.
Tourists catch a glimpse of the wildebeest migration spectacle at the Mara River in Masai Mara National Reserve. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Officials in the Kenyan government and the country's tourism industry are likely to welcome the changes initiated by the Trump ...
In its 2017 annual Sustainability report, Kenya's largest company Safaricom said the biggest challenge it confronted during the year was tackling "fake news." Blaming the "immediacy and popularity of social media," the telecom giant said it faced numerous challenges countering fake promotional offers and ...
The two best players in Africa will re-ignite their rivalry again at the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup as Nigeria's Aruna Quadri and Egypt's Omar Assar will be aiming for the ITTF World Cup slot in astern African nation of Kenya. As the defending champion, Aruna Quadri who is ranked 20 n the world will be up ...
Kenya's latest wildlife census -- held just last December - shows the country is currently 'proud' home to 7,347 elephants, citing a slight increase in the jumbo's population. But Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Ms Judy Wakhungu expressed concern that the country could no longer accommodate ...
Born Michael Sanya, the unrivaled Ragos' first foray into bodybuilding saw him win Mr. Nairobi title in the mid-sixties. Back then, because gyms in Nairobi were scarce - in fact, he remembers that they were four - necessity became the mother of invention for Ragos, 71. He fashioned weights using bricks and ...
PwC says the new 35 per cent tax on all gambling revenues is higher compared to other African countries like South Africa which charges 9.6 per cent, Rwanda (13) and Uganda (20). Neighbours Tanzania replaced corporate tax in the gaming industry with a six per cent tax on revenue as an incentive to ...
Presidency spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga said: "South Africa and Kenya enjoy very warm bilateral relations underpinned by strong historical and political bonds. South Africa is a strategic partner of Kenya in many areas, particularly trade and security. Numerous South African companies have a ...
I'm on twitter; not in Kenya. It's an open secret that ZanuPF putschists who are insecure in their military coup imagine I'm in Kenya or want me to be in Kenya so they can send their murderous SAS snipers there, after their attempt to assassinate me in Harare on 15 November 2017! https://t.co/MJ61OeCTse.
In #ShakaExtraTime, Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali answers your questions about politics in Africa with VOA reporter Paul Ndiho. In this episode they discuss the situation in Kenya, Shaka reflects on the role of artists as a source of change in society and also talks about African dictators. Take a look ...
Parliamentary system is best bet for Kenya's poll challenges ... As a growing democracy, there is a lot that Kenya can learn from other countries to achieve electoral justice and harmony, just as we borrowed heavily from United States and South Africa in drafting our Constitution. Looking at the founding of ...
Blackout throws Mombasa into darkness on January 9, 2018. Most of Kenya was thrown into darkness on January 9, 2018. PHOTO | MOHAMMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Some traders were forced to close their businesses early due to the blackout. Residents complained of being ...
All around Kenya, plumes of black smoke get coughed from the tailpipes of colorful matatus, the privately-owned taxi buses that ferry people around the city and suburbs. For around $0.20 a ride, passengers can step inside a flashy bus or truck blaring rhythm-heavy music, and cram into a hot, muggy seat ...
About 30 people were injured after a PSV bus they were traveling in over turned along Waiyaki way at Waruku stage. They were among passengers on board a Climax bus traveling from Usenge in Siaya county to Nairobi. NTSA officials said the accident happened after the driver of the ill-fated bus applied ...
Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly asked Kenya to help stop an ally of former president Robert Mugabe from posting provocative tweets against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. According Daily News, the outspoken former education minister Jonathan Moyo has rattled Mnangagwa's ...
Data from cross-border trade indicates that Kenya has increased its maize imports from Uganda, as grain prices rise due to post harvest losses. In the past three weeks, Kenya has received close to 3,000 tonnes from Uganda through the border points, as prolonged rains reported in the North Rift ...
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said Mt Kenya region would vote for DP William Ruto in 2022. But Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said Mr Ruto is not guaranteed Central Kenya votes in 2022 and gave conditions for his preferred presidential candidate. Mr Kuria criticised Mr Wambugu for his sentiments ...
His father served as the first Vice President of Kenya under President Jomo Kenyatta. He went to Kisumu Union Primary school, Maranda Primary and Maranda high school where he dropped out in 1962. He spent the next two years at the Herder Institute, a part of the philological faculty at the University of ...
Kenya could be forced to compensate Somalia over oil exploration on a disputed sea area if the neighbouring country wins a case being adjudicated at the International Court Of Justice (ICJ). The case lodged by Somalia on August 28, 2014 is set to gain full steam after Kenya lost preliminary objections last ...
The second thing we learnt in 2017 is that Kenya is a nation of fools. The political class fooled Kenyans not once, but serially and repeatedly. And every time, Kenyans took the bait and swallowed the damn thing whole. They say fool me once, shame on you; but fool me twice, shame on me. This is a painful ...
When I read Esther Ngumbi's story about "Kenyan time," I burst into laughter. In my culture, we have that, too -- except we call it "Filipino time." Just like Kenyans, social events and appointments don't really start at the scheduled hour. Heck, in our family, we'd stroll into Sunday mass 30 minutes late!
Kenya's exports to Tanzania between January and October last year fell to 10-year low amid disputes. Tanzania is the fourth largest seller of goods to Kenya behind South Africa (Sh53.094 billion), Egypt (Sh28.868 billion) and Uganda (Sh27.490 billion). Kenya imported goods valued at Sh159.660 billion ...
The Markit Stanbic Bank Kenya Purchasing managers' Index for manufacturing and services rose to 53.0, from 42.8 in November. The 50.0 mark separates expansion from contraction. In October, the PMI slumped to 34.4, its lowest level since the series began in January 2014, after the opposition boycotted ...


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