Kenya

Country Kenya
Capital Nairobi
Continent Africa
Currency Kenyan shilling(KES)
Languages Swahili & English

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Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but were viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai KIBAKI, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), defeated KANU candidate Uhuru KENYATTA and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform. KIBAKI's NARC coalition splintered in 2005 over the constitutional review process. Government defectors joined with KANU to form a new opposition coalition, the Orange Democratic Movement, which defeated the government's draft constitution in a popular referendum in November 2005. KIBAKI's reelection in December 2007 brought charges of vote rigging from ODM candidate Raila ODINGA and unleashed two months of violence in which as many as 1,500 people died. UN-sponsored talks in late February produced a powersharing accord bringing ODINGA into the government in the restored position of prime minister.

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British pensioner convicted of sexual abuse in Kenya - The Crown Prosecution Service

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British pensioner convicted of sexual abuse in Kenya
The Crown Prosecution Service
A pensioner has been convicted today (May 22) of raping two children in Kenya after the CPS arranged for one of his victims to give evidence from Africa via video-link. Keith Morris, 72, befriended the families of his victims and provided them with ...
UK pensioner convicted of raping children in KenyaVanguard
Keith Morris guilty of Kenya 'holiday' child rape chargesBBC News

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Kenya Removes Roadblock For Oil Industry Development - OilPrice.com

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Kenya Removes Roadblock For Oil Industry Development
OilPrice.com
Under a bill proposed at the start of this year, Bloomberg reports, Kenya offered local communities 5 percent of the revenues to be generated by the exploitation of oil and gas reserves, with another 20 percent going to the local government. However ...
Kenya drops budget cap to reach oil-cash deal, lawmakers sayWorldOil

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Kenya seeks to raise Sh800m for blue economy meet - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

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Changing the Way Obstetric Fistula is Treated in Kenya - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Changing the Way Obstetric Fistula is Treated in Kenya
U.S. News & World Report
ELDORET, Kenya — In 1997, I was a new medical resident working in West Pokot County, an underserved, rural region in northwestern Kenya. One morning, a woman came forward with a condition I had never seen before: She was uncontrollably leaking ...

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Kenya–based software firm clinches deal with Zimbabwe bank - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kenya–based software firm clinches deal with Zimbabwe bank
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Software Group was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, it currently serves a worldwide client base in more than 65 countries from 9 regional offices located in Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, the ...



British Gold mining firm to cut Kenyan workers - The Standard

The Standard

British Gold mining firm to cut Kenyan workers
The Standard
British mining firm Goldplat has warned that it will shed some jobs with a planned "restructuring of labour" in its Kenyan operations as it seek to lower costs. The company, which operates the Kilimapesa Gold Mine in Narok County, said it had concluded ...



Mpala, Kenya: 'Walking where our ancestors walked' - Princeton University

Princeton University

Mpala, Kenya: 'Walking where our ancestors walked'
Princeton University
Over spring break, 15 students from the course who were interested in delving deeper into that question traveled to the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County in central Kenya. The 48,000-acre conservancy is home to large populations of wildlife and ...



Kenya issues 60 day ultimatum to expatriates: 'Get valid permits or be deported' - africanews

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Kenya issues 60 day ultimatum to expatriates: 'Get valid permits or be deported'
africanews
Expatriates working in Kenya have been given 60 days to regularise their status with the authorities as the government intensifies a crackdown on illegal foreign workers in the country. The interior minister, Fred Matiang'i said the government is ...
Kenya launches fresh work permit verification of foreignersXinhua

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Kenya to reform laws to enhance biodiversity conservation - Xinhua

Kenya to reform laws to enhance biodiversity conservation
Xinhua
NAIROBI, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to reform its laws in order to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of national resources, a government official said on Tuesday. Keriako Tobiko, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of ...

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Kenya: Justice For Ex-Corporal More Than Three Decades Later - AllAfrica.com

Kenya: Justice For Ex-Corporal More Than Three Decades Later
AllAfrica.com
A long, long time ago, in 1976 to be exact, John Muruge Mbogo joined the Kenya armed forces and was detailed to serve with the air force. In the next six years, before his life changed forever, he rose to the position of corporal. Then, in 1982, he was ...