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Transport: Kenya to open $1bn Chinese-built railway line

Kenya will soon open a new railway line to connect the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley region, local media reported. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to commission the extended railway line that is a key component of the proposed Mombasa-Nairobi-Malaba SGR project. The 120 km stretch has been built by the China Communications […]

Kenya: Tunisia opens foreign mission in Nairobi

Tunisia has opened an embassy in Nairobi as the North African country seeks to boost its ties with Kenya. Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on a visit in Nairobi unveiled the diplomatic mission Tuesday, alongside his Kenyan counterpart Ababu Namwamba. The two countries established their diplomatic relations in 1963. Namwamba welcomed the inauguration of the mission, […]

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Kenya gets $100 million from IFC, Water.org

Kenya gets $100 million from IFC, Water.org

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private sector financing subsidiary, and a US non-profit development aid organization, Water.org, have recently raised $100 million for Kenya. The funds are intended to cover part of the investments of Kenyan commercial banks in drinking water and sanitation projects in underserved areas. These funds are intended to […]

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Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

The government of Kenya on Friday introduced the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, Reuters reported. Malawi is the first country to launch the vaccine earlier this year in a landmark pilot program. The country was the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as […]

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Kenya census to count intersex people for the first time

In Kenya, the government is preparing for the country’s sixth population census since independence. The census according to the government will provide the first official snapshot of Kenya’s demographics in a decade. It is the first paperless census and Intersex persons will also be included for the first time in a move lauded by human […]

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Kenya launches Africa’s largest wind power plant

In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched Africa’s largest wind farm project in a bid to boost the country’s power generation capacity and reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030. The $680 million privately funded Lake Turkana Wind Power project will increase the country’s power supply by approximately 13 percent, reducing […]

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AfDB okays $8 million loans to Kenyan SMEs

In Kenya, local financial institution, Credit Bank, has received about $8 million from the African development bank (AfDB) to support lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the East African nation. The five-year maturity loan has been approved by the board of directors of the African financial institution. It will be dedicated to the […]

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Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

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Suspects found guilty in Garissa University College attack

Finally, Kenya has taken a step forward to convict three people accused of terrorism-related offenses and of helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148 people. Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi indicted Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, for involvement in attacks […]

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Kenya: President Kenyatta’s housing project attracts $30bln investment

The affordable housing agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has received investment offer of almost $30 billion (Sh3 trillion), way above the target of Sh2 trillion, principal Secretary, Housing Urban Development Charles Higa said. The project, which is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda, is expected to deliver one million housing units […]

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