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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Women taxi drivers are fashionable in Nairobi

Women passengers favour women taxi drivers in Nairobi. Women taxi drivers are on the increase in Nairobi thanks to the spread of taxi-hailing apps. Women e-drivers also say that flexible hours, gua...
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Nairobi to establish two new markets

City moves hawkers out of central NairobiThe county government of Nairobi is to construct two new markets as part of its plans to move hawkers away from the city centre.The Mwariro market will be relo...
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Nairobi to get stadiums for cricket and rugby

President Kenyatta promises two new stadiums for Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to build two "world-class" stadiums - one for cricket, the other for rugby - in Nairobi over the...
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Nairobi battles water shortage

Wells and dams to increase Nairobi's water supply.Nairobi County will have at least one borehole sunk in each of its 85 wards in a bid to end a perennial water shortage, according to plans by the newl...
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Odinga calls off inauguration ceremony

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga drops plans for mock inauguration. Kenya's opposition has called off plans for an "inauguration" ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga, of the National Super Allia...
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Kenyatta to be sworn in on 28 November

Supreme court upholds result of Kenyan presidential re-election. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance will be sworn-in for a second term at Nairobi's Safaricom Kasarani...
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Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential re-election

Opposition leader Odinga calls for election re-run within 90 days.Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, winning near...
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Tensions high as Kenya prepares for presidential re-election

Foreign diplomats warn of growing insecurity ahead of 26 October poll. There are concerns over "growing insecurity" in Kenya ahead of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, according to a gr...
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Odinga withdraws from Kenya's election re-run

Kenyatta says re-election will go ahead regardless as Odinga calls for protests. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of the presidential election re-run, scheduled for 26 October,...
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Investigation into Kenya's electoral commission

Kenya extends date for new presidential poll by nine days. Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered a probe into the country's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to investigate whethe...
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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...