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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko will soon unveil a list of shadowy land and property grabbers in Nairobi. Sonko on Friday held a consultative meeting with his crack team formed this week to locate and repossess all grabbed public lands. Prominent businessmen and politicians have been routinely linked to ...
Nairobi - An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love) shocked this country ...

Mombasa - A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa. Haniya Said was found guilty of conspiracy for supporting an attack in which three women fire-bombed the city's main police station on ...
An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition ... Kenya's Supreme Court nullified Kenyatta's win in August citing irregularities and illegalities and ordered a fresh election on Oct. 26 which the ...
Kenyan authorities said suspected Al-Shabab extremists killed three teachers in an overnight attack Friday in the northeastern county of Wajir, while ... the wife of a slain Muslim cleric was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attack by three women on a police station in the coastal city of Mombasa in 2016.
The fact is we have not had adequate rainfall for the last two years and that is the way it is," Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company acting .... Nairobi is yet to be named as one of the cities with a severe water problem but the news from Cape Town are sending alarm bells ringing, albeit almost late.

... letter claimed the MP has been abusing, intimidating and issuing unlawful and irregular directives to the CECs. It further claimed that the MP has assumed the role of the chief officer and procurement manager at City Hall and has been issuing "phony tenders of supply of goods and services to suppliers".
Mombasa, Kenya: A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced the widow of a radical imam to 10 years in prison for her role in a failed attack on a police station in the port city Mombasa. Haniya Said was found guilty of conspiracy for supporting an attack in which three women fire-bombed the city's main police ...
The global super-rich are flocking to Kenya's capital, Nairobi to snap up additional luxury homes that sell from Sh80 million, according to a new report by property ... The city is also Africa's fourth most expensive to live in, according to a cost of living index prepared for various cities across the world.
Kisumu city, where her father Anyang Nyong'o is governor, had spared no costs in anticipation of Lupita's arrival on February 13. Speaking to Nairobi News, Imax marketing manager Flora Njagi said they chose to stage the movie's premiere in Kisumu because Lupita was "a girl from that soil". Lupita plays ...
Members of popular facebook group Kilimani First Wives poured out their hearts at the prospects of their husbands ignoring them and taking mistresses for dates on Valentine's Day. The wives were discussing how mpango wa kandos should keep off as their men would be busy the whole day. Some wives ...
Nairobi, Kenya (AP) - An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love) shocked ...
A city hawker wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to fulfill a pre-election promise he made to him during a campaign tour last year. Dennis Murimi Wachira rose to fame on September 1, 2017 after he managed to breach presidential security detail during Mr Kenyatta's campaign stopover on Jogoo Road to ...
Four people who tested positive for the Chikungunya virus are all from Tchundwa village, Lamu East. Acting Health chief officer David Mulewa said blood samples from residents who had shown symptoms of chikungunya were sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute early this month. Four tested ...
Residents of Cape Town in South Africa are braving themselves for the worst of times. They are steeling themselves to beat "Day Zero", when reservoirs will all run dry and taps will be shut off in the city's homes, forcing its affluent residents to queue for water in several water points. The acute shortage is ...
Nairobi deejays are appealing to the police to stop arresting them during ongoing noise pollution crackdown on nightclubs. This is after two deejays were arrested over the weekend at a nightclub on Kiambu Road. Dj Riggz and Dj Tremor were arrested at Club Jikonis in Ridgeways on Saturday night during ...
In Lodwar, the county headquarters, there is electricity and a few kilometres of tarmac roads, but the main routes out of town are in a state of disrepair. Many Turkanas live in tiny huts in villages without running water or electricity. Illiteracy is high. Only half the school-age children in Turkana are enrolled in ...

There's a general misconception that whatever passes for popular art in Kenya are the curios sold to tourists or the murals that hang in restaurants and ... Over the last few years, Kenya has cashed in on the "art boom" that Africa has been experiencing, especially in major cities like Lagos and Cape Town.
When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin. ... Residents of the city have been under orders to save water meticulously to avoid the city's taps running dry. There is a ...
It will also continue to operate its four flights a week route via the Zambian city of Livingstone and three flights routing via Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls with traffic rights on all sectors. This comes barely three weeks since the country's national carrier started selling tickets ahead of their inaugural flights to New ...
The ongoing crackdown on gangs behind the surge in muggings in Nairobi is increasingly testing the ability of the police to deal with crime through the tools available to them, including closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. With over Sh14 billion spent in the last two years to wire the city with CCTV ...
Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has grown over the years from a salty uninhabited swampland, to become the hub of international businesses. Below are some pictures that remind us of our history and culture. The Eldoret- Kakamega Highway in the 1950s. [Photo: Courtesy]. One of the Malaika Superview ...
The microwave link will traverse 100km from Kenya's second largest city, Mombasa, to the rural town of Marigat, connecting another three towns along the route. ... and its microwave link will provide more cost-effective and improved connectivity to schools and education facilities in those villages and towns.
8 (Xinhua) -- traders in Kenya have intensified cross-border maize imports from Uganda and Tanzania as stocks in the East African nation dwindle pushing up ... The price of dry maize across major towns in Kenya has increased significantly, currently standing at an average of 32 U.S. dollars per 90kg bag.
Shock and sadness engulfed Kanyilum village in Nyando sub-county in Kisumu as villagers and Miguna Miguna's family struggled to come to terms with his deportation to Canada. Old women wailed, some barely able to walk, as chanting youths protested with placards, Breaking the Silence around the ...
Adhiambo is among the 1 million residents in Kisumu, Kenya's third largest city with a population growth rate of 2.8 percent annually. She is also one of an increasing number of women who are taking on more responsibility for the financial support of their families. In the past five years, women-led ...
City authorities in Cape Town are currently doing some serious soul searching on their poor disaster preparedness amid overall condemnation and threats ... According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) 84 per cent of Nairobians use improved sources of water and so far, water demand far ...
6 (Xinhua) -- On the roof of Joseph Imbare's semi-permanent house in a village on the outskirts of Kakamega town in Western Kenya, a TV satellite dish conspicuously stands out. Initially, the dish from a Chinese pay TV company, installed about two years ago was an eye-catcher, but not anymore. Several ...
Odinga's supporters protested on Tuesday, blocking roads and clashing with police in the western city of Kisumu. A man was killed by a stray bullet after police fired into the air to disperse demonstrators in nearby Ahero, Miguna's home town. On Tuesday evening, the high court judge Luka Kimaru ordered ...
Nairobi is a city of Contradictions. It is modern and yet old and colonial. A city where a cup of tea can cost close to KSh 1000 in one part of the city and about KSh 30 in another. Nairobi is like an energetic and undecided teenager, on the one hand, there is never a dull moment in this unique city but on the ...
This not only demonstrates the continued confidence in our city and province as a business and tourism destination, but also positions our region well for future trade and investment from our African counterparts. The Cape Town Air Access initiative welcomes the announcement by Kenya Airways on Friday ...
Nairobi, our most developed city, sometimes resembles an open sewer - often literally - in many a place. You can tell a ... Kenyan cities and towns, including Nairobi, have virtually no sidewalks. Autos, many of them deadly ... The university professor is as rabidly tribal as the village idiot. We might be worse ...
An order to ban boda bodas in town has been ignored, hawkers have refused to leave the CBD and the taps are dry. ... In realitys howevers Sonko's reign just like Kidero'ss has been a cacophony of trials, rushed policies, indecisiveness and fights at City Hall that have the capital crying for leadership.
Development of Kenya's flagship technology city is on course as the East African nation rolls out supportive infrastructure to facilitate growth of the digital economy, officials said. John Tanui, the CEO of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KOTDA), said the government has been facilitating dialogue ...
Normally at hotels I'm rather picky about who joins me for breakfast, but this time I made an exception. Or as much of an exception you can claim to make when a herd of wild Rothchild's giraffes wander over uninvited to pop their necks through the lodge's windows in search of a bite to eat. I don't think ...
The prime market in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi is set to improve in the first half of 2018 as the market recovers from years of fluctuating prices and as the current wave of political uncertainty draws to a close, according to a report Thursday from Knight Frank. Following a period between 2010 and 2012 ...
"Dear Nairobians, it is with a heavy heart that I resign my seat as elected Deputy Governor of Nairobi City County effective 1 pm on Jan 31, 2018. I regret I have failed to earn the trust of the governor to enable me to drive administration and management of the county," read a post on his twitter account on ...
A UN-Habitat urban sector profile shows that in Kenya's capital, Nairobi slums absorb 75 per cent of the urban population growth and this is expected to double in the next 15 years. This has been made possible by the development of a series of informal settlement pockets, or slums, in all districts of the city.
Mr Wakibia is one of the landlords who took advantage of numerous satellite campuses that were opened in Nakuru town to offer parallel degree programmes for thousands of students ... According to Ernest Wayaya, a Kenya Universities Staff Union official, a large number of lecturers will lose their jobs.
A section of Nairobi women are struggling with the prospect of making marriage proposal to their boyfriends. Earlier this week, social media was abuzz after a video of a woman proposing to her boyfriend in a public place went viral. She was left humiliated after he refused her proposal, and it later emerged ...
The National Bank of Kenya branch in Nyeri town. The bank has confirmed that it lost Sh29 million to fraudsters. FILE PHOTO. By KENFREY KIBERENGE. Fraudsters hit National Bank of Kenya on Wednesday and stole Sh29 million, the lender has confirmed. NBK made the confession Friday via twitter.
19 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan rugby players will temporarily forget their financial woes to put up a big fight in their quest for victory at the Hamilton and Sydney Sevens in New Zealand and Australia ... After the first two rounds of play in Dubai and Cape Town, Kenya is in position 11 in the series with 13 points.
Somewhere in Samburu County (about six hours from Nairobi, Kenya) lies Umoja, an all-female matriarch village where men are absolutely not allowed … yes, you heard me right. Umoja, which means "unity" in the Swahili language was founded by Rebecca Lolosoli, a Samburu woman in 1990 to serve as ...
Nairobi has the most developed tech scene in East Africa rivalling hubs like Cape Town, Lagos and Cairo. This made it a smart, strategic choice for an entrepreneur like Drayson. Within a year, the Brit had co-founded OkHi, a company working to provide every person in Kenya with an address.
Mogadishu - A Somali military officer says one Somali soldier has been killed in brief clashes between Somali and Kenyan troops in a border town. Mohamed Ahmed says the Somali soldiers fought on Friday morning with Kenyan soldiers on patrol in Elwak, a town near the Kenyan border. He says the ...
"This village arguably controls almost 20 per cent of Kenya's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and almost 40 per cent of the stock market in Kenya," explains Dr Ndemo in a 2014 article title The Mystery of Success. Dr Ndemo further argued that, "Their forebearers like Gerishon Kirima and Gerald Gikonyo, ...
A 12-year basic income experiment in Kenya is showing that people typically spend free cash on necessities. Contrary to prevailing myths, people don't seem to work less or waste the money on vices like alcohol. More research will eventually reveal whether these initial findings are an anomaly or the ...
Traffic jam in one of the city streets. The mess provides an opportunity for motorists to buy goods from hawkers.[File, Standard]. Silas Irungu, or 'Boza' as he's commonly referred to, is busy running up and down University Way holding knives, power banks, car chargers and even FM Simulators. It is barely ...
The county government of Nairobi has partnered with the Rwandan High Commission to Kenya to improve the cleanliness in the city. Rwanda High Commissioner to Kenya ... "Kigali boasts as one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the World with no litter nor open soil. Our secret has been in behavior ...
The Latest on Kenyan opposition's mock "inauguration" (all times local):. 3:15 p.m.. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has been sworn in during a mock "inauguration" as "the people's president" despite the government's warning that the event would be considered treason. Thousands have gathered ...


 

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