Nairobi

Nairobi is a busy modern city of between three and four million people and it is the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to the southeast.Country and regional offices for the many international humanitarian organi...

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Kenya's electoral commission appoints new staff

Reshuffle follows call for changes by Odinga ahead of 17 October election re-run.Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has appointed new additional staff to its top management...
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Kenya to hold new presidential election on 17 October

Kenyatta and Odinga will be only names on ballot along with their running mates.Kenya will hold a fresh presidential election on 17 October following the supreme court's decision to annul the results...
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Kenyan presidential result annulled by supreme court

Surprise cancellation of Kenyatta victory welcomed by Odinga supporters.Kenya's supreme court has annulled the result of the country's contentious presidential election, citing irregularities by the e...
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Tension in Kenya ahead of crucial election ruling

Supreme court ruling on presidential election validity on 1 September. Kenya's supreme court is to rule on 1 September on the validity of the country's presidential election which took place on 8 A...
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Kenya introduces plastic bag ban

Ban includes penalties of four years in jail or $40,000 fine.A tough new ban on the use of plastic bags came into effect across Kenya on 28 August, despite attempts in court by plastic manufacturers t...
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Odinga to challenge presidential election result in court

Opposition leader backtracks on initial refusal to seek legal redress. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is to file a petition in the supreme court against the results of the 8 August president...
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Business as usual in Kenya after disputed presidential elections

Kenyans largely ignore defeated Odinga’s call to strike. It was largely business as usual in Kenya on 14 August despite a strike call from opposition leader Raila Odinga in grievance over the outco...
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Kenyan election official found dead ahead of elections

Body of Kenyan electoral official showed "evidence of torture". The person in charge of Kenya's electronic voting system was found dead in Nairobi on 31 July, with reported signs of torture, a week a...
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Kenya prepares for elections on 8 August

Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term of office on 8 August when Kenya votes to elect a president, parliament and county governors. The two-horse presidential race sees K...
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Nairobi cracks down on illegal eateries

The Nairobi country government has launched a crackdown on unlicensed food and water vendors as the city grapples with a cholera outbreak. Traders operating without relevant licences, food-handling c...
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Nairobi skyscraper set to be Africa's tallest building

Work commences on 300-m-high Pinnacle in Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has laid the foundation stone for a Nairobi skyscraper destined to be the tallest building in Africa when it opens...
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Nairobi has worst traffic record in Africa

Traffic in Kenyan capital rated fifth worst in world in Numbeo report. The traffic in Nairobi has been ranked the worst in Africa and fifth worst in the world according to Numbeo, the crowd-sourced...
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New Nairobi-Mombasa railway opens

Major Kenyan rail route launches 18 months ahead of schedule. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta launched the new 472-km railway line between the capital Nairobi and the country's main sea port of Mom...
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Boda boda listed in Oxford Dictionary

Recognition from Oxford but banned from Nairobi's Central Business District. The boda boda motorbike taxi, popular in Nairobi and across east Africa, has made it into the latest edition of the Oxfo...
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Nairobi keeps track of its lions

Nairobi's lions fitted with tracking devices. Lions in Nairobi National Park are to be fitted with tracking collars to help Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers monitor the animals' movements. T...
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Nairobi to phase out pit latrines

World Bank funds introduction of conventional toilets in Nairobi slums. The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is undertaking a Sh1 billion project to phase out pit latrines in the city's slum...
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Nairobi Southern Bypass launched

China-funded bypass expected to boost trade in east Africa. The Nairobi Southern Bypass at Ngong Road/Lenana Interchange has been launched at a ceremony by the presidents of Kenya and Tanzania....
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Boda bodas banned from Nairobi CBD

Court bans motorbike taxis from operating in central Nairobi. Nairobi's motorbike taxis, known locally as boda bodas, have been banned from operating in the city's Central Business District (CBD) b...
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Hilton aims for Africa's tallest building with Nairobi hotel

Hotel chain plans 330-m-high skyscraper in Upper Hill area. The Hilton chain of exclusive hotels plans to manage the tallest building in Africa when the Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill opens in 2020....
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Nairobi University launches bike-sharing scheme

Pilot bike-sharing project funded by grant from UN-Habitat. The C4DLab start-up incubation lab at Nairobi University has launched a pilot bicycle-sharing scheme aimed at reducing dependence on cars...