Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI (Reuters) - For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.<p>A man walks by as heavy machinery demolishes the UKAY Mall in Westlands, …


Interview: Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uber the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday.<p>In Kenya, East Africa's richest economy per capita, Uber competes with …

East Africa

Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan rushed to Nairobi for further medical assessment

Kerr, however, absolved Richard Aimo of any blame and instead pointed at the poor playing surface at Afraha Stadium<p>Ephraim Guikan has been rushed to …


Nairobi's Airgate Mall Owner Scoffs at Demolition Order

Nairobi's Airgate Mall Owner Scoffs at Demolition OrderThe owner of the "upmarket" Airgate Mall - formerly known as Taj Mall - has defended the …


Delta, Kenya Airways To Codeshare On Nairobi Flights

Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways have agreed to a codeshare partnership in which Delta’s code will be placed on certain flights to and from the …


Kenyan shilling weakens due to importer dollar demand

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling eased against the dollar on Friday due to demand from oil and merchant importers, traders said.<p>Kenya shilling coins and notes are pictured inside a cashier's booth at a forex exchange bureau in Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya<p>At …


Kenya’s M-KOPA launches SOLAPESA to advance cash to its off-grid customers

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced that its 4thannual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum will hold on October 25th and will …<p>Samsung …


Telkom Kenya triples Nairobi 4G sites to woo more clients

The expanded 4G network coverage is the product of a Sh5 billion investment Helios made when it bought into the company two years ago.


British Prime Minister Theresa May Prepares to Visit Kenya

Capital FM, 15 August 2018<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected in the country on August 30, in her first visit to Africa since taking over …


Kenya central bank to hold its next rate-setting meeting on Sept.24

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Monetary Policy Committee will hold its next rate-setting meeting on Sept.24, the central bank said on Wednesday.<p>Kenya Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in the capital Nairobi, Kenya December 8, 2015. …

Central Banks

Inside the C-Suite

Inside the C–Suite brings you real stories from business leaders across East Africa, how they started and how they built their companies to be …

East Africa

University of Nairobi Tops Research Stakes

Nation, 14 August 2018<p>The University of Nairobi (UoN) has emerged as Kenya's higher learning institution that has heavily invested in research, a …


Microsoft’s businesses collaboration tool, Kaizala Pro now commercially available across Kenya

The forex market makes it possible for the governments and sector industries to carry out international transactions. Forex trading has …<p>The Kenyan …

Home Appliances

Atheists protest state-sponsored European tour for gospel musicians

Gospel artistes Gloria Muliro (left) and Eko Dydda (right). PHOTOS | FILE<p><b>By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER</b><p>Atheists in Kenya (AIK) now want the Ministry of …

City Halls

The life and legacy of Daphne Sheldrick

Kenya's "Mama Elephant" was the first in the world to successfully raise orphaned baby elephants. She protected over 230 elephants in the Nairobi National Park.


Al-Shabaab’s Mata Hari Network

I recently spent several weeks in the slum districts of Nairobi, researching al-Shabaab’s criminal activities in the Horn of Africa. I expected to …


Kenya corruption: Officials arrested over $3b railway

17 Senior Kenyan government officials, business people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of corruption over the building of a $3.2bn Chinese-funded railway line.<p>17 senior officials, business people responsible for a multi-billion-dollar railway project in Kenya have been arrested for …


Kenya charges top officials with fraud over new $3 bln railway

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday charged the heads of the agency that manages public land and of the state railway with fraud over land allocation for a new $3 billion train line linking the capital with East Africa’s biggest port.<p>A train launched to operate on the Standard Gauge …


Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway

<b>Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line.</b><p>The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to own land through which the line ran.<p>The officials and …


Kenya:Don't Demolish the Buildings, Move the Rivers Instead - Governor

[Nairobi News] Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu alias Baba Yao has opposed the ongoing demolition of buildings built on riparian land.


Kenya: Why Matatu Fares Will Rise in September

Matatu public service operators in Nairobi.<p>Commuters across the country are bracing for tougher times as owners of public service vehicles mull …


Join Me in the War Against Graft, President Urges Kenyans

Join Me in the War Against Graft, President Urges KenyansPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has asked all Kenyans to join in the war against corruption by …


Hippo Kills Tourist Who Was Taking Photos by a Lake in Kenya

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — A Chinese tourist was attacked and killed by a hippo while taking pictures on the edge of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley, …

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Kenya:Posh Kileleshwa Homes On Riparian Land to Be Demolished This Week

[Nairobi News] Demolition of structures built on riparian land in Nairobi enters a second week with the multi-agency team behind the flattening of …


Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

Nairobi, Aug 13 (IANS) A hippopotamus attacked and killed a Chinese tourist in Kenya over the weekend, according to wildlife authorities.<p>The attack …


Hustle is as important as technique to cash in on Africa’s art boom

Nairobi<p>East of Nairobi, Buruburu is a neighborhood of cul-de-sacs that the city’s public servants and middle-income professionals call home. It’s the kind of pragmatic neighborhood where telling your parents you plan to become an artist is a risk. It’s an even bigger gamble coming from outside of …


Kenya:I'm Ready to Lose Friends, but I Will Not Relent in the Fight Against Corruption - Uhuru

[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is not considering going slow in his fight against corruption, even if it comes at the cost of …


Hippo kills Taiwan tourist visiting Kenyan lake

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A hippopotamus attacked and killed a tourist from Taiwan who was taking photographs on the shore of Lake Naivasha.<p>The man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Naivasha District Hospital, while another tourist survived the attack on Saturday evening, according to the Kenya …

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Kenya:Nairobi Going Green With All-Electric Vehicle Cab Service

(Photo: Nopia)EkoRent Africa has launched Nopia Ride, a full electric taxi service in Nairobi, Kenya.The service by Finnish company EkoRent which was …


Kenya tears down 'illegal' upmarket mall

<b>Mechanical claws of excavators have been tearing into buildings in an upmarket area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, at the government's request.</b><p>Plush homes and shopping malls are among the 4,000 or so buildings targeted for demolition.<p>Among them, the Ukay Centre, housing a large supermarket and other …