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Kenya's albinos moved away from Tanzania border amid witch doctor threat

Politicians paying witch doctors for charms to bring them luck ahead of forthcoming elections blamed for an increase in attacks on albinos in Tanzania and neighbouring countries<p>Albinos living in Kenya have been evacuated from areas bordering Tanzania for fear they will be targeted by witch doctors …

World Rhino Day: Stunning images of the majestic mammals in Kenya - Telegraph

Motherhood Is In The Moments

It was a night just like every other night.<p>I got the crew (my three boys) home after work, we filed into the house, and I met everyone’s spitfire …

Skating is all the rage in Kenya's capital

A craze for roller skating has hit Kenya, fueled by its growing middle class and a love for speed.<p>Lameck Wafula has seen this phenomenon up close. For 27 years, he has taught choir in the sunken parking lot that covers a whole city block on Aga Khan Walk, using the spot because he didn't have to …

Skating

Millions in Nigeria and Kenya embrace Facebook on mobile

Facebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians …

A $1,000 wheelbarrow has become a symbol of Kenya’s rampant government corruption

The residents of Bungoma county in western Kenya are in an uproar over wheelbarrows. Specifically, a set of 10 wheelbarrows that cost a whopping 1.09 million shillings, or about $10,300, in taxpayer money.<p>The purchase of the wheelbarrows by the county agriculture ministry emerged in an audit report …

Africa

At Kenya park, 'People's Parliament' keeps up grass-roots sessions

The Jeevanjee Gardens, a verdant pocket in the bustle of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, is loved by the citizenry, but not for tranquillity.<p>A woman in a bright-pink business suit claps her hands, stamps her heels and sings. Nearby, under a canopy of trees, a preacher hectors a few people on the imminent …

Africa

Uber learns lessons in Nairobi

Uber has been operational in Nairobi since January this year, and the company's experience in the city has been a sort of test case for what it can learn as it expands internationally<p>Nairobi is being hailed as one of the fastest growing Uber cities, overtaking South African cities such as Cape Town …

This Kenyan college student’s invention is easing traffic in Nairobi

A college computer student, Patrick Waweru at the University of Nairobi, Kenya has developed a software to monitor and control the traffic of parking …

Fatumah Ahmed makes history as Kenya's first female Brigadier

<b>NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 – History was made in Kenya Tuesday following appointment of the first female Brigadier of the Kenya Defence Forces.</b><p>Fatumah …

Africa

Guest Post: When the U.S. visits Africa, so does China

Photo: Ben Curtis, AP via The Detroit News<p><i>This guest post is by Janet Eom, the Research Manager at the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative at Johns</i> …

20 Surprising Things About Parenting in Kenya

This week, our Motherhood Around the World series goes to Nairobi, where Tara Wambugu lives with her Kenyan husband, Jesse, and two daughters, …

The Truth About Motherhood I Discovered Now That My Kids Are Grown

In the first year of motherhood ... soon this little girl will be a mommy too!<p>"I wasn't born your mother." I said this in another recent post. It seems like a no brainer, but somehow, between the time they exit our stretched-out, forever-changed bodies, until the time they begin to actually look …

Eat Like a Kenyan, Run Like a Kenyan

Kenya’s runners are the best in the world. Experts have proposed many reasons for the East African nation’s dominance of the sport of distance …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

Nairobi’s potholed streets are getting a touch of “Obamacare” ahead of the US president’s visit

Potholed, sidewalk-deficient Nairobi is getting an emergency facelift ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit later this month.<p>Road crews in the Kenyan capital are filling in potholes, flicking on street lights, building sidewalks, painting guard rails and curbs, and planting medians with grass …

Africa

Breaking News, Politics, Business, Sports

We deliver breaking news from across Kenya and the globe and information on the latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment headlines.

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Kenya puts al-Shabaab on sugar-free diet

Kenya is tightening the screws against the multi-million sugar smuggling business that profits al-Shabaab across the border in Somalia. (See here and …

Historic Malkia Strikers win Grand Prix gold

<b>NAIROBI, July 12- The national women’s volleyball class of 2015 will go into Kenyan history books as the first team to lift an FIVB World Grand Prix</b> …

Kenya

Obama's Security: 8 US Military Planes Already In Kenya

<b>Two weeks from today, the Air Force One will touch down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the first time ever. Before the historic</b> …

Remembering benga: Kenya's infectious musical gift to Africa

Intricate guitar melodies spread from the western shore of Lake Victoria to become one of the continent’s most vital sounds. This Is Africa tunes in<p>On a recent visit to South Africa I was struck by the guitar licks I heard playing in a cab in Johannesburg. “Isn’t that Kenyan music?” I asked the …

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Nairobians oppose new domestic workers pay

<b>NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 7 – Nairobi residents have protested the newly gazetted minimum wage for domestic workers of Sh10,954 per month.</b><p>Those interviewed …

Nikon chooses Nairobi for debut showroom

Nikon, a Japanese manufacturer of high-end cameras, has opened a multimillion-shilling showroom in Kenya, marking the latest local venture by …

Ruto vows to defend Kenya against homosexuality

In Summary<p>Deputy President tells church congregation to take a stand for their faith.<p>Deputy President William Ruto has insisted Kenya will not …

Kenya launches Africa's biggest wind power project

<b>World Bulletin / News Desk</b><p>Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta broke the ground on Thursday to kick-off the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power …

Anti-terror tactics targeting Muslim leaders provoking tensions in Kenya

When the Kenyan government shut down the Musa mosque for "radicalizing" its followers, local officials searched in vain for someone to take over the mosque. Finally they appointed a nearby real-estate agent, who recruited an 18-year-old high-school student as the imam.<p>"I was the only one who wasn't …

Kenya is making it easier for UK citizens to visit through e-visas, why not SA?

Cape Town - The Kenyan Government has just introduced a new e-visa service for UK and Irish travellers, effective July 2.<p>Travellers headed to the …

Ramadan in Kenya | Africa

Filmmaker: Yasser Ashour<p>Muslims have lived in Kenya for centuries and today make up about 11 percent of the country's population. These communities live on the coast in cities like Mombasa - where nearly half of the city's inhabitants are Muslim - and in the country's northeast.<p>The attitude of the …