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Plans to phase out 14-seater matatus take shape.

14-seater commuter vehicles or matatus will not be licensed for public transport as of 2007 in an attempt to relieve congestion on Kenyas roads. The decision, announced by transport and communication...
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The cost of corruption in Kenya.

Kenyans spend on average KSh1,689 (just under 20) per year on bribes according to a survey conducted by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission in 2005. The cost of corruption is higher in urban than in...
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Korogocho gets website.

Korogocho, Nairobis third largest slum, is now on-line at www.korogocho.org. Launched by the local Catholic community, the website in English and Italian contains articles, letters, photographs, detai...
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New Kenya-Uganda railway management.

The South African-led concessionaire Rift Valley Railway Consortium is due to take over management of the Kenya and Uganda railways on 1 July. The consortium, led by Sheltam Trade Close with participa...
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Free anti-AIDS drugs.

Kenyans suffering from HIV/AIDS now have free access to life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) after the government had lifted the Ksh100 fee per dose at public hospitals and clinics. The move i...
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Insolvent Uchumi shuts down.

Seventeen branches of the Kenyan supermarket chain Uchumi have closed due to bankruptcy leaving 1,200 people jobless and hundreds of millions of shillings worth of debt. Making the announcement on 1 J...
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Africities summit in Nairobi.

Registration is now open for the fourth edition of the pan-African local authorities conference, which will take place in Nairobi 18-22 September. This year Africities has the theme Building local coa...
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Smoking restrictions suspended.

New smoking restrictions in Kenya have been suspended just three days after coming into force. The high court issued an injunction against the measures on 31 May following an appeal by tobacco compani...
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Smoking restrictions announced.

The government has announced a major clamp-down on smoking in public places in an effort to curb the use and abuse of tobacco, the state-run paper The Nation reports. Cigarette manufacturers are also...
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Poverty gap widens.

In Kenya the richest ten per cent of the population controls 42 per cent of the countrys wealth while the poorest ten per cent has just one per cent, according to a recent study by the international n...
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New smart driving licences.

Kenyan drivers will be issued with new electronic driving licences by the end of the year under a plan announced by transport minister Chirau Mwakwere, The Nation newspaper reports. The new document w...
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World Environment Day.

There are numerous activities in and around Nairobi to mark World Environment Day on 5 June, which this year has the theme Dont desert drylands!. Jomo Kenyatta University Environmental Management Asso...
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Good governance meeting opens.

Members of parliament (MPs) from all over the world have gathered for the 114th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly on good governance in Nairobi. The meeting the sixth to be held in Africa in t...
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Regional integration yes or no?

Over the next few months academics, church leaders and civil society representatives are to be consulted over plans to create a regional political federation with neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda. The...
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African drama prizes 2006.

Kenyan writer John Rugoiyo Gichukis radio play Eternal, Forever is the winner of the BBCs African playwriting competition for 2006. The science-fiction drama is set in the United States of Africa in t...
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City good for expats.

Nairobi is one of the top cities in sub-Saharan Africa for expatriates to live and work in according to a study released by human resources consultant Mercer in early April. The Kenyan capital ranks s...
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Artists united for Korogocho.

Musicians, dancers, puppeteers, acrobats, actors and other performing artists from all over Nairobi are to gather in Korogocho slum northeast of the city centre for an arts festival on 16 April, Easte...
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Young runners in London.

Four young Kenyans will be taking part in the London mini marathon on 23 April as part of the Next Generation programme run by the British High Commission in Nairobi to foster sporting excellence amon...
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In transit safaris.

Transit passengers at Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) can now visit the nearby Nairobi National Park while waiting for their flight connection thanks to a new service provided by K...
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Managing plastic bag waste.

Media organisations, schools and environmental groups in Nairobi are to take part in a public education drive starting mid-April on the responsible use and disposal of plastic bags. The message is sim...
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