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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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NAIROBI, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The extension of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Kenya's capital of Nairobi to lakeside town of Naivasha is safe despite the emergence of fault-lines and flooding along the Mai Mahiu area in northwest Kenya, a Chinese firm which is undertaking the project said on ...
By Andrew Wasike and Magdalene Mukami. NAIROBI, Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of people across Kenya, especially those settled close to Tana River in the northern part, were displaced by heavy floods in the country. According to Red Cross officials, the elderly, women and children are the most ...

He was reacting to the ongoing debate elicited by the ODM leader's sentiments that Kenya must be divided into 14 regional blocs for devolution to work effectively. Raila told delegates attending the fifth devolution conference in Kakamega that the country ought to embrace a three-level government as a ...
A similar approach is being used in Kenya's northern frontier, where the charm of soft power is slowly replacing the aggressive and violent conflicts among traditional adversaries. For a long time, a recurrent and perennial conflict has existed, especially during dry seasons. Neighbours in the arid region ...
American Rapper Rick Ross addresses the media upon arrival at JKIA, Nairobi on April 27, 2018 ahead of his concert at the Carnivore grounds on Saturday. PHOTO| FRANCIS NDERITU. In Summary. The artist line up for the concert includes Khalighraph Jones, Nyashinski and Camp Mulla. The show ...
National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. Kenya has been forced to pay higher interests on the first Eurobond and loans taken from the Standard Chartered Bank and the Eastern and Southern Africa Trade and Development Bank. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...

By CORRESPONDENT, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, alongside Julia Morley, Miss World Chair and the founder of Beauty with a Purpose ambassador program, is slated to visit Kenya from May 8 to 13, 2018. The purpose of their joint visit is to weigh in on Kenya's fight ...
At the National Museums of Kenya are pot-sherds, beads and burnt human bones in one of Kenya's oldest crematorium – known by archaeologists as the ... As debate kicks off once again on cremation – following politician Kenneth Matiba's will to be cremated – unknown to many, Kenya has one of the ...
Yet the fiction is all too close to reality after it was announced on Friday that Kenyan authorities have banned the film due to its “clear intent to promote lesbianism”. According to the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the movie Rafiki – which means “friend” in KiSwahili – contravenes national laws and ...
Inadequate lecturers with PhD in public universities in Kenya has been cited as the major reason that delays post-graduate students from graduating. This is because ... So far, Kenya has less than 10,000 PhD holders with only 369 students graduating last year yet the country needs at least 1,000 annually.
President Uhuru Kenyatta last month signed an agreement to have 100 healthcare workers from Cuba deployed to Kenya during a State visit to the Caribbean nation. Government reports indicate the 100 healthcare workers will be posted to all the 47 counties, with the first batch expected in the country as ...
A similar approach is being used in Kenya's northern frontier, where the charm of soft power is slowly replacing the aggressive and violent conflicts among traditional adversaries. For a long time, a recurrent and perennial conflict has existed, especially during dry seasons. Neighbours in the arid region ...
Kenya's rainy season has set in with a vengeance leading to widespread flooding across central and southern parts of the country. At least five people are known to have died in the latest spell of seasonal downpours. The deadly flooding occurred in Isiolo County, around 450km to the northeast of Nairobi.
Two dams in Kenya are close to overflowing because of heavy rains, threatening the lives of thousands of people, the Red Cross has told the BBC. Abbas Gullet, the head of the Kenya Red Cross, advised people in east and central regions to move to higher ground because of the flood risk. He said that ...
By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, ABU DHABI, U.A.E., Apr 24 – East Africa is leading Africa in terms of integration of technology in the education sector. Warren Fleur, Microsoft's Regional Manager, Education Industry Sub Saharan Africa, says Kenya is leading the pack, followed by Rwanda. He spoke to ...
Kenya's prisons are hotbeds of violence. But could an experiment with mindfulness bring inmates closer to their hated guards, asks BBC Africa's Mercy Juma. The prison gate stands some 2.4m (8ft) high, a black mass of steel bars, topped by sharp, shiny razor wire. This is Naivasha GK Prison, Kenya's ...
The government must take concrete measures to ensure the country retains its dominance as the regional powerhouse. This requires that operations of all ministries, departments and agencies measure up to global standards. Mombasa port, Kenya's gateway for exports and imports, is the starting point.

In the foothills of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, James "Jimmy" Rugami received a broken record player -- which he fixed -- from his brother. He set off to the capital Nairobi and spent all his savings on records. Now, 32 years later, he's Kenya's foremost record dealer and operates Nairobi's go-to ...
By WAIKWA MAINA. Seven people have died in Karati area in Kinangop after a Probox car they were travelling in was swept away by raging floods. The Sunday 4am accident occurred on the Engineer-Naivasha road. Confirming the incident, Kinangop Deputy County Commissioner Joseph Nyameti said ...
This is following a barren stalemate with Rwanda in a match played at the Stade Regional De Nyamirambo, in Kigali, Rwanda. Kenya had earlier, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, shared the spoils with Rwanda in the first leg match. Richard Odada had given the Rising Stars ...
By ANGELA OKETCH. Lack of toilets and poor hygiene in most restaurants in Turkana County have been blamed for increasing cases of cholera that have so far claimed three lives with 78 others hospitalised. Dr Gilchrist Lokoel, Lodwar Referral Hospital chief executive officer, said the three died while ...
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said Kenya is currently grappling with a shortage of 42,800 health workers, a state of affairs that stands in the way of efforts to ensure universal healthcare. There are 63,000 health workers including 20,981 nurses, 3,284 clinical officers, 2,286 medical officers, 405 ...
Kenya seeks share of billions of shillings made from lake ... In 2004, the Kenya Wildlife Service went to court seeking a share of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated from the sale of the popular detergent and bleaching agent manufactured in the US whose active ingredients were acquired from the ...
As has become the tradition, the Commonwealth summit provided Kenya with another opportunity to play a leading role on the international stage, as well as an opportunity for President Uhuru Kenyatta to aggressively pursue Kenya's agenda of securing investment and bolstering trade with partners — old ...
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 an ...
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 the ...
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 Management ...
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 East ...
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, 1994, ...
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 an ...
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 from ...
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 of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...


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