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Court to rule on increased Nairobi parking charges

High Court stalls earlier decision until January Nairobi motorists got a reprieve after the high court suspended implementation of the significant parking increases it had sanctioned on 18 December...
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Kenyatta international airport closed by fire

Nairobi's international Kenyatta airport has been closed indefinitely by a large fire in the arrivals terminal. Passengers have been evacuated and incoming flights diverted, mainly to Mombasa. Some ai...
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App tracks Nairobi traffic

An App created by a Nairobi technology entrepreneur to help people avoid the city's notorious traffic has gained widespread usage in the capital. Known as Ma3Route, the App collects traffic informa...
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Israel calls for Tel Aviv-Nairobi flights

Israel's Ambassador to Kenya, Gil Haskel, has said that his country would like to see the resumption of direct flights between Tel Aviv and Nairobi before the end of 2013. The Israeli government ba...
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Nairobi rail project gets environmental approval

The commuter rail project for greater Nairobi has received the approval of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) which has decided that the Sh24 billion-scheme will not have a negativ...
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Kenya Airways increases flights to Johannesburg

Kenya Airways is increasing the frequency of flights between its Nairobi hub and Johannesburg in South Africa, due to growing demand. Beginning on 1 December, the Kenyan national carrier will intro...
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Gulf Air suspends Nairobi flights

Gulf Air is suspending its flights between Bahrain and Nairobi indefinitely, effective from 13 November. The Bahrain-based carrier made the decision to axe the service, which was only launched in July...
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Flights between Nairobi and South Korea

Flights have been launched between Nairobi and Seoul following a codeshare agreement between SkyTeam alliance partners Kenya Airways and Korean Air. The flights depart Nairobi three times a week, o...
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Electronic parking tickets in Nairobi

Nairobi motorists can now pay for parking via their mobile phones following the launch of a pilot e-payment programme. The Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment platform (EBPP) was launched by Na...
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Nairobi-Mombasa Line being repaired

The railway line between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa is to be repaired by the operator of the Kenya-Uganda railway, Rift Valley Railways (RVR). RVR is a consortium that was established to...
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Virgin Airways to cease London-Nairobi flights

Air carrier Virgin Atlantic (VS) is to scrap its London-Nairobi service from 23 September. The airline cited increasing fuel costs, rising aviation taxes in Britain and insufficient demand over the pa...
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Nairobi-Rome flight scrapped

Kenya Airways (KQ) has scrapped its direct Rome-Nairobi flights, due to low passenger numbers. KQ launched the service in 2010 and operated three flights weekly to Rome on Monday, Thursday and Satu...
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IBM launches Smarter Nairobi Initiative

Multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM has awarded Nairobi a $400,000 grant to help improve the capital’s transport systems and municipal services. A team comprising IBM cons...
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Direct flights from Nairobi to New Delhi

Kenya Airways is to launch direct flights from Nairobi to the Indian capital New Delhi, from 15 May. The four times a week service will depart Nairobi every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday a...
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Nairobi car parking increases thrown out of court

The constitutional court has ordered that Nairobi City Council (NCC) reverse its increases in parking fees within the city
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Kenya Airways passengers up

Kenya Airways has announced that passengers increased by 15.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period the previous year. Passengers on European routes showed an increase...
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Fuel shortage in Nairobi

Nairobi has been hit by a week of fuel shortage with most filling stations in the city running out of petrol. As well as panic buying in surrounding towns, there have been reports of bulk buying by mi...
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Nairobi CBD gripped by parking fee confusion

The uncertainty about increased parking charges in Nairobi
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Kenya Airways launches service to Rome

Kenya Airways launched its first direct flight to Italy on 16 December becoming the only carrier to link the two countries directly. The service operates three times a week between Nairobi and Rom...


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