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Heleen Goussard, Head: Unlisted Investment Services, describes her experience of the current business market in Nairobi, Kenya where infrastructure and transport takes the discussion focus. Goussard has specialised skills in the valuation of infrastructure, including renewable energy, rail concessions, ...
According to police the suspects did not have papers to warrant their being in the country. They had apparently traveled from Moyale to Nairobi and they planned to have a short stay before connecting to South Africa for greener pastures. Six others were arrested in Parklands area for lack of work permits.

Flooding has affected households across Nairobi – even in the city's high-end diplomatic enclaves. Its effects range. In addition to the deaths and serious injuries, vexing traffic jams have been intensified due to swamped roadways and stalled cars and schools have also been forced to close. But nobody is ...
NAIROBI, KENYA: NEMA has sent out a 30 day public notice for submission of comments in regards to the proposed inland container depot Nairobi access road line along the inner boundary of Nairobi National Park. Kenya Railways is proposing to construct a 4.153km access road linking the Nairobi ...
All major cities of the world face various challenges. But it is how well prepared and planned the city is to deal with this challenges that make the difference. The city authority must pay more than the usual attention to these issues to make a city more liveable. Traffic jams is not unique to Nairobi neither are ...
Political interests and poor policies have been blamed for the death of pedestrians on Nairobi roads. Due to vested interests, road tenders end up being given to contractors who are not up to task. A new report that looks at the politics of road safety and how they can be resolved says vested interests in the ...

Kenya Power has announced that the following areas in Nairobi are scheduled to experience power interruptions today. These areas will experience power blackout from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm as Kenya Power conducts maintenance. . See Also: Find out why Nairobi residents have expressed displeasure in ...
Nairobi, March 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Kenya to immediately investigate the assault of journalists by police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi yesterday. According to media reports and journalists who spoke with CPJ, police officers ...
The Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) found that a fifth of Nairobi and Mombasa residents own 86.4 per cent and 78.2 per cent of the wealth, respectively. In Nairobi, the survey found that 40 per cent of residents at the bottom of the income pyramid control a mere 0.4 per cent of total ...
The national government will soon issue out 50,000 title deeds for Nairobi county, Deputy President William Ruto said has announced. Speaking in Runda yesterday, Ruto said the titles are ready for issuance. “President Uhuru Kenyatta and I take the matter of Nairobi very seriously,” Ruto said during a ...
Hawkers in Nairobi's city centre will be moved to a permanent location once construction of Mwariro market in Kariorkor is complete. The construction of the market being funded by the World Bank and is expected to be complete in early 2019. Another project being funded by the World Bank under the ...
From London to Jerusalem to Nairobi, the new LDS Church president prepares to lead whirlwind global tour. From London to Jerusalem to Nairobi, ... Two days later, the LDS leaders will be in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will meet with local church officials and members. That meeting will be broadcast to all ...
Tucked between butchers and hair braiders in Nairobi's Kenyatta Market is the Real Vinyl Guru, a shabby stall that has become a mecca for vinyl lovers. James 'Jimmy' Rugami has sold second-hand records from stall 570 since 1989. In the cramped space, hundreds of seven and 12-inch vinyls are tightly ...
Kenyans who commute within Nairobi on a daily basis can now sigh with relief after The National Youth Service (NYS) announced plans to deploy 27 buses in an attempt to alleviate the commuter crisis in Nairobi occasioned by the ongoing heavy rains. NYS Director General Richard Ndubai said the 27 ...
By RACHEAL MBURU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 23 – Two former officials of the Nairobi City Council have been fined Sh77 million after they were found guilty in the multi-million shilling cemetery land scandal. Boniface Okero Misera former procurement officer and former surveyor Cephas Kamande Mwaura ...
Governor Mike Sonko has said that an audit report on buildings conducted by Nairobi City Inspectorate Department revealed that several buildings evaluated in selected estates in Nairobi between the months of January and February this year were found to be in “urgent need of inspection.” He stated that ...
By Mark Kamau, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 23 – The National Transport Safety Authority has called for pedestrians and motorists to exercise caution while using Nairobi roads with more than 60 per cent of the 400 plus deaths recorded in Nairobi last year involving pedestrians. Speaking to Capital FM News ...

The National Youth Service (NYS) will from Thursday deploy 27 buses to help alleviate the commuter crisis in Nairobi occasioned by the ongoing heavy rains. NYS Director General Richard Ndubai said the decision to deploy the NYS buses was made to save commuters from the high fares that are charged ...
By JEMIMAH MUENI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Members of the Nairobi County Assembly have urged the Executive to consider developing multi-storey parking lots in all available county plots within the greater Central Business District. The mover of the Motion Pius Mbono Zimmerman MCA, singled out ...
City Hall together with the Directorate of Urban and Nairobi Metropolitan Development have set aside Sh194 million to address the flooding menace in the county and avert similar incidences in future. This development comes in the wake of a warning issued by the Meteorological Department for residents ...
Lands Cabinet Secretary Faridah Karoney. Her Ministry has begun the process of shifting their service delivery to an online platform [File, Standard]. You will for 10 days not access all land related transactions at Ardhi House, Nairobi from Monday 19. This is as the Ministry of Lands is set to close its Nairobi ...
Nairobi County roads executive Mohamed Dagane said part of the funds would be used to repair drainage systems in Zimmerman, Marurui, Runda, ... five days as many families spent the night in the cold after their houses were destroyed by the rains in Nairobi, Mt Kenya, Coast, Eastern and Northeastern ...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A court ruled Friday that Kenyan police can continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape. Police accuse the suspects and the cleric of being members of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab ...
The Nairobi food tour was like a mini version of the famous Shuk marketplace in Jerusalem. Its venue was ideal – by the pool of the Rouge Deck at Dusit2. And it was a sell-out. I say mini-version, but there were 15 different food bitings to savour and 20 wine tastings to try. On entry, you were given a bitings ...
Bitzer, the world largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies, has scaled up its operations in Africa with the opening of an authorised service centre (ASC) in Nairobi. The centre, Bitzer's first in the continent, comes just 14 months after the firm unveiled a subsidiary and ...
City Hall together with the Directorate of Urban and Nairobi Metropolitan Development have set aside Sh194 million to address the flooding menace in the ... Mr Dagane said the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has increased surveillance and enhanced its response to blocked sewer lines while ...
I have been to Nairobi a couple of times but this trip was very memorable because my wife insisted that we went to the safari to see wildlife. When we got to the Nairobi National Park, something memorable happened. We used our driver's car which turned out to be a terrible mistake. While we were driving, ...
NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi City County has ordered property owners to paint, repaint or decorate buildings within one month or face unspecified consequences. Nairobi City County Government laws require property owners to repaint their premises after every two years with a view to improving the aesthetic ...
Heavy rains in parts of Nairobi and its environs on Thursday left a trail of destruction, disrupting many activities. The floods led to traffic snarl-ups, hiked matatu fares, and power blackouts. ALSO READ: Closed road near Athi River to be opened Friday. In industrial Area, workers were marooned inside ...
Six vehicles were extensively damaged on Saturday afternoon when a huge tree fell on them at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi. No injuries were reported. Tree falls on car. A tree falls on a car at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi on March 17, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY. Earlier, Kilimani OCPD Joseph Muthee said ...
The McFly project has announced that they are in the process of setting up infrastructure for their autonomous flying car taxi service in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi will be part of the 23 cities around the world where the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) urban flying taxis service is hoping to initially launch.
A morning downpour has flooded parts of Nairobi City, wreaking havoc for commuters headed to work. The rains that started a at 6.30am virtually brought business to standstill in the Kenyan capital. The first casualty was the flow of traffic during the morning rush hours, with vehicles getting stuck on the ...
Traffic jams in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, are estimated to cost the country $360 million a year in terms of lost man-hours, fuel and pollution. According to Wilfred Oginga, an engineer with the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), the congestion has been exacerbated by poor regulation and enforcement of traffic rules, ...
“We are the only African manufacturer to pass the YUM Standards for [a global food firm in Nairobi] and we also meet ice-cream specifications to supply UN missions in Somalia, South Sudan and DR Congo,” Mr Shah said, revealing its prize customers. The MD said they are certified “under the UKAS ...
Muhuri Muchiri, known for their prowess in the shorter version of rugby, will jostle with other powerhouses in the region including Upper Hill, Lenana School, Ofafa Jericho and hosts Nairobi School for slots to the national showpiece. “It is not all about how teams have prepared for these games, but also how ...
Nairobi police commander Joseph ole Tito holds a press conference at Nairobi area police station on March 7, 2018. He said they are investigating a tout accused of assaulting passengers. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
Women in general face serious stereotype for just being women. If you're thick you earn the little compliment of 'anaweza' while if... Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi. FILE PHOTO · CITY GIRL: Eric Omondi's bashers have no sense of humour. Posted on Mar 2, 2018. Eric Omondi, one of Kenya's leading ...
Motorists navigate a flooded section of Kipande road on March 3, 2018 after a heavy downpour in Nairobi. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE. By HILARY KIMUYU. A majority of Nairobi residents who rely on public transport are being forced to pay double the fares even as heavy rains continue to pound the city.
A market report from the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) indicates that a 50 kilo bag was sold at Sh25,755 on Tuesday, down from Sh26,058 in last week's trading and Sh28,684 in the previous week's sale. Coffee prices have been on an upward trajectory since the first sale of 2017 following an increase in ...
So starts the monologue at the beginning of The Box Girls of Nairobi, a new CBS Sports Network documentary highlighting the impact that sport, specifically boxing, has had on women living in a downtrodden slum within Kenya's capital city. The film's narrator is Laila Ali, the former undefeated boxing ...
Think Kenya, and you think safari, right? Or perhaps, less favourably, you're familiar with the capital's other name: 'Nairobbery'. But dismiss both stereotypes and you'll be pleasantly surprised by East Africa's most cosmopolitan city. Nairobi is the youngest, the most modern, and the fastest growing place in ...
A recent spate of violent attacks in Tanzania threaten the country's democracy, the EU has said. It said it was “saddened by the tragic shooting” of a student, hit by a stray bullet during a rally in Dar es Salaam this month, and called for “thorough inquiries into all the recent deaths of political and human rights ...
All public primary and secondary schools in Nairobi will be renovated and connected to water supply, the county has said. Education Executive Janet Ouko said classrooms will be repainted and ablution blocks renovated so they are conducive for learners. Ouko added the institutions will have regular water ...
Armed police officers have teamed up with Nairobi County inspectorate officers to flush hawkers out of the city centre. The officers have made several arrests on Tom Mboya, Ronald Ngala and Mfangamano Streets and on River Road. A spot check by the Star on Sunday found that hawkers near Bus Station ...
The Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret highway is a dangerous highway, and not necessarily because of the number of accidents recorded every day along the artery ... On the night of February 11, 14 passengers in a Nairobi-bound matatu were subjected to a three-hour ordeal following a carjacking incident on the ...
SABIS president Carl Bistany said that having conducted research, since 2014, on potential regions in Africa to set up operations, they found that Nairobi was the most strategic position to pilot business in Africa. “Of course we have our scouts and team which does lengthy researches supported with ...
By phone on Saturday the lawyer said: “Your Excellency, Honourable Members, NRMKe Generals, Comrades and Patriotic Soldiers: I look forward to seeing you in Nairobi on March 26. "Let's make it a stunningly memorable day in the history of our liberation struggle. Let's make the MOTHER OF ALL ...
Police and county officers clashed with hawkers and boda boda operators in Nairobi city centre on Friday during a crackdown dubbed 'Operation Fagia ... The crackdown started on Thursday as Nairobi's inspectorate officers led a sting operation where illegal structures were demolished, hawkers and boda ...
Indeed Kenya is a country of confounding contrasts and nowhere is this division between the wealthy and the impoverished better illustrated than in the capital, Nairobi City. The good news is that both the rich and those from the slums have learnt to live symbiotically. They seems to need each other every ...
Forty per cent of all criminal offences in Kenya's courts are traffic-related, a report by the DPP states. The report released on Friday shows Nairobi accounts for the highest number of these cases - 13,900. Nairobi, Narok, Mombasa and Nakuru recorded more traffic cases than other criminal ones during the ...


 

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