Kenya

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

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Introduction

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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Kenya’s Unusual Solution to the School Problem: Cancel the Year and Start Over - The New York TimesKenya’s Unusual Solution to the School Problem: Cancel the Year and Start Over  The New York Times

Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be done - The Conversation CAKenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be done  The Conversation CA

Covid-19: Kenya reports over 1000 recoveries as cases reach 26436 - Daily NationCovid-19: Kenya reports over 1000 recoveries as cases reach 26436  Daily Nation

Kenya's tourist sites are safe, open for visitors: President Kenyatta - cgtn.comKenya's tourist sites are safe, open for visitors: President Kenyatta  cgtn.com

Jobless Kenyans question misuse of COVID-19 funds - Aljazeera.comJobless Kenyans question misuse of COVID-19 funds  Aljazeera.com

Kenya: Virus outbreak among staff forces ministry shut - Anadolu AgencyKenya: Virus outbreak among staff forces ministry shut  Anadolu Agency

Health and Travel Alert: Reconsider travel to Kenya due to COVID-19. - USEmbassy.govHealth and Travel Alert: Reconsider travel to Kenya due to COVID-19.  USEmbassy.gov

Kenya's All-Female Ranger Team - BloombergKenya's All-Female Ranger Team  Bloomberg

Reaching out through music to students in Kenya - Catholic OutlookReaching out through music to students in Kenya  Catholic Outlook

Kenyan freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza celebrated on Google - Thomson Reuters FoundationKenyan freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza celebrated on Google  Thomson Reuters Foundation

A Kenyan COVID-19 notebook: The 'mama mbogas' and the path to recovery - The New HumanitarianA Kenyan COVID-19 notebook: The 'mama mbogas' and the path to recovery  The New Humanitarian

Kenya: New coronavirus strain kills hundreds of camels - Anadolu AgencyKenya: New coronavirus strain kills hundreds of camels  Anadolu Agency

Long road to freedom for Kenyans in Dar jail - Daily NationLong road to freedom for Kenyans in Dar jail  Daily Nation

Covid-19: US raises travel alert levels for Kenya, other East African states - Daily NationCovid-19: US raises travel alert levels for Kenya, other East African states  Daily Nation

Kenya is slowly returning to the dark days - Senator OleKina - The Star, KenyaKenya is slowly returning to the dark days - Senator OleKina  The Star, Kenya

New Kenyan Digital Tax to Affect Crypto Platforms | Taxes Bitcoin News - Bitcoin NewsNew Kenyan Digital Tax to Affect Crypto Platforms | Taxes Bitcoin News  Bitcoin News

Kenya’s exports to top EAC markets fall 20pc on pandemic curbs - Business DailyKenya’s exports to top EAC markets fall 20pc on pandemic curbs  Business Daily

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights To Kenya And Rwanda - Simple FlyingQatar Airways Resumes Flights To Kenya And Rwanda  Simple Flying

Mamancy Tea Brings a Taste of Kenya's Tea Culture to Beaverton - Portland MonthlyMamancy Tea Brings a Taste of Kenya's Tea Culture to Beaverton  Portland Monthly

Airtel Kenya-Telkom merger called off - LivemintAirtel Kenya-Telkom merger called off  Livemint

Kenyan athletes allowed to compete in Monaco Diamond League - Times of IndiaKenyan athletes allowed to compete in Monaco Diamond League  Times of India

Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto tests positive for coronavirus, out of Monaco meet - Deccan HeraldKenya's Conseslus Kipruto tests positive for coronavirus, out of Monaco meet  Deccan Herald

Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020 - Pakistan - ReliefWebInitial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020 - Pakistan  ReliefWeb

Initiative Seeks to CT Scan Kenya’s Unexplored Fossil Trove - The ScientistInitiative Seeks to CT Scan Kenya’s Unexplored Fossil Trove  The Scientist

Rent pains push Kenyans to share houses, split bills - The Star, KenyaRent pains push Kenyans to share houses, split bills  The Star, Kenya

Kenya, Rwanda resume international flights - Anadolu AgencyKenya, Rwanda resume international flights  Anadolu Agency

Conservationists Hail Arrest of Notorious Wildlife Trafficker in Kenya - Voice of AmericaConservationists Hail Arrest of Notorious Wildlife Trafficker in Kenya  Voice of America

Maasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya's wonder of world - Aljazeera.comMaasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya's wonder of world  Aljazeera.com

Olunga: Kenya striker explains scoring run for Kashiwa Resyol - Goal.comOlunga: Kenya striker explains scoring run for Kashiwa Resyol  Goal.com

Living Planet: E-mobility helps clean up Kenya's capital - Deutsche WelleLiving Planet: E-mobility helps clean up Kenya's capital  Deutsche Welle

Kenya to send officials to Beirut consulate after CNN report on allegations of abuse, exploitation - CNNKenya to send officials to Beirut consulate after CNN report on allegations of abuse, exploitation  CNN

Builders sets foot in Kenya with store in Nairobi - The Star, KenyaBuilders sets foot in Kenya with store in Nairobi  The Star, Kenya

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, snazzy face mask fashion reaches Kenya’s Nairobi - Hindustan TimesAmid Covid-19 pandemic, snazzy face mask fashion reaches Kenya’s Nairobi  Hindustan Times

Kenya’s government is abandoning its citizens in the face of disaster - The Washington PostKenya’s government is abandoning its citizens in the face of disaster  The Washington Post

Why some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists - BBC NewsWhy some Kenyans still deny coronavirus exists  BBC News

Pair honoured for their work with Kenyan schoolgirls - Dorset EchoPair honoured for their work with Kenyan schoolgirls  Dorset Echo

Kenya: Why Is NCIC Ineffective in Dealing With Hatemongers? - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsKenya: Why Is NCIC Ineffective in Dealing With Hatemongers?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Kenya: As wildebeest migrate, COVID-19 keeps tourists at bay - Al Jazeera EnglishKenya: As wildebeest migrate, COVID-19 keeps tourists at bay  Al Jazeera English

Rwanda and Kenya reopen its skies in time for peak tourism - The Africa ReportRwanda and Kenya reopen its skies in time for peak tourism  The Africa Report

How Kenya averted a food unrest in the wake of Covid-19 - Business DailyHow Kenya averted a food unrest in the wake of Covid-19  Business Daily

Kenya ready to welcome tourists, Kenyatta says - Capital FM KenyaKenya ready to welcome tourists, Kenyatta says  Capital FM Kenya

As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising - NPRAs Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising  NPR

Remittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19 - Aljazeera.comRemittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19  Aljazeera.com

Kenya high court closed for 2 weeks over COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyKenya high court closed for 2 weeks over COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Kenya's memorial forest honors Turkish martyrs - Anadolu AgencyKenya's memorial forest honors Turkish martyrs  Anadolu Agency

Makueni County tops list of happiest counties in... - Citizen TVMakueni County tops list of happiest counties in...  Citizen TV

Kemri revises down number of Kenyans exposed to Covid-19 - Daily NationKemri revises down number of Kenyans exposed to Covid-19  Daily Nation

Germany’s second wave, Kenya cancels school year, Amazonians in distress & other Covid news - ThePrintGermany’s second wave, Kenya cancels school year, Amazonians in distress & other Covid news  ThePrint

Kenya: Schools, colleges to remain shut till 2021 - Anadolu AgencyKenya: Schools, colleges to remain shut till 2021  Anadolu Agency

What travel ban lift means to Kenyans - The Star, KenyaWhat travel ban lift means to Kenyans  The Star, Kenya

Papa Shirandula: Much-loved Kenyan comedian buried - BBC NewsPapa Shirandula: Much-loved Kenyan comedian buried  BBC News

Kenyan tea workers file UN complaint against Unilever over 2007 ethnic violence - The GuardianKenyan tea workers file UN complaint against Unilever over 2007 ethnic violence  The Guardian

Olunga: Turkish giants Besiktas keen to sign Kenya striker - report - Goal.comOlunga: Turkish giants Besiktas keen to sign Kenya striker - report  Goal.com

The US and Kenya launch negotiations on a free trade agreement. Will they succeed? - Brookings InstitutionThe US and Kenya launch negotiations on a free trade agreement. Will they succeed?  Brookings Institution

Kenya's Indigenous Complain of Forceful Eviction From Forests - Voice of AmericaKenya's Indigenous Complain of Forceful Eviction From Forests  Voice of America

DAUTI KAHURA - Food Kiosks Are Revolutionising Kenya's Urban Culture - The ElephantDAUTI KAHURA - Food Kiosks Are Revolutionising Kenya's Urban Culture  The Elephant

Tanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostTanzania bans Kenya Airways as coronavirus spat escalates - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Kenya’s manhood in jeopardy - The StandardKenya’s manhood in jeopardy  The Standard

With proper investment in youth, Kenya's potential for progress is unlimited - Daily NationWith proper investment in youth, Kenya's potential for progress is unlimited  Daily Nation

Kenya resumes domestic flights amid rise in virus cases - Anadolu AgencyKenya resumes domestic flights amid rise in virus cases  Anadolu Agency

IDFA encourages Trump administration to 'stay the course' in U.S.-Kenya negotiations - dairyfoods.comIDFA encourages Trump administration to 'stay the course' in U.S.-Kenya negotiations  dairyfoods.com

Choose Uhuru successor wisely, Matiang'i urges Kenyans - The Star, KenyaChoose Uhuru successor wisely, Matiang'i urges Kenyans  The Star, Kenya

Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Kenya's Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsKenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Kenya's Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Kenya transfer window dates revealed by FKF Leagues and Competitions Department - Goal.comKenya transfer window dates revealed by FKF Leagues and Competitions Department  Goal.com

Kenyans deserve lower electricity rates than Kenya Power charges - The StandardKenyans deserve lower electricity rates than Kenya Power charges  The Standard

Kenya Plans Most Extensive Project Yet to Transform Nairobi - BloombergKenya Plans Most Extensive Project Yet to Transform Nairobi  Bloomberg

Indigenous Kenyans are putting their trust in the government — even as they’re evicted - The Washington PostIndigenous Kenyans are putting their trust in the government — even as they’re evicted  The Washington Post

Kenya Re half-year profit up on higher premiums - Daily NationKenya Re half-year profit up on higher premiums  Daily Nation

WFP East Africa External Situation Update #1, COVID-19, July 2020 - Kenya - ReliefWebWFP East Africa External Situation Update #1, COVID-19, July 2020 - Kenya  ReliefWeb

Pauline Njoroge’s Appointment to Kenya Tourism Authority Revoked after old Facebook Post Resurfaces - softpower.ugPauline Njoroge’s Appointment to Kenya Tourism Authority Revoked after old Facebook Post Resurfaces  softpower.ug

Kenya: Mau Forest Evictees' Plight Intensifies - Human Rights WatchKenya: Mau Forest Evictees' Plight Intensifies  Human Rights Watch

Kenya Situation Report, 21 Jul 2020 - Kenya - ReliefWebKenya Situation Report, 21 Jul 2020 - Kenya  ReliefWeb

41 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Kenyan Maternity Hospital - Voice of America41 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Kenyan Maternity Hospital  Voice of America

GITHUA KIHARA - What Ails the Cashew Nut Sector in Kenya? - The ElephantGITHUA KIHARA - What Ails the Cashew Nut Sector in Kenya?  The Elephant

Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19 - Aljazeera.comMalaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19  Aljazeera.com

Kenya: Twiga Foods seeks funding to expand in East African market - The Africa ReportKenya: Twiga Foods seeks funding to expand in East African market  The Africa Report

‘On our own’: Kenyan activists feel alone in the fight against police brutality - The Washington Post‘On our own’: Kenyan activists feel alone in the fight against police brutality  The Washington Post

New UK science funding to support Kenya's coronavirus response - GOV.UKNew UK science funding to support Kenya's coronavirus response  GOV.UK

South African store open doors in Kenya - The StandardSouth African store open doors in Kenya  The Standard

Kenya environmental defenders win landmark $12m court battle - The GuardianKenya environmental defenders win landmark $12m court battle  The Guardian

Kenya's coronavirus cases rise to 22053 after 690 more test positive - Daily NationKenya's coronavirus cases rise to 22053 after 690 more test positive  Daily Nation

COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in Kenya's healthcare system. And what can be done - The Conversation CACOVID-19 exposes weaknesses in Kenya's healthcare system. And what can be done  The Conversation CA

Meet The Entrepreneur Whose Kenyan ‘Airbnb For African Forests’ Just Raised $28 Million - ForbesMeet The Entrepreneur Whose Kenyan ‘Airbnb For African Forests’ Just Raised $28 Million  Forbes

The Ongoing Economic Meltdown In Kenya - The ElephantThe Ongoing Economic Meltdown In Kenya  The Elephant

Residents of a Kenyan village awarded $12 million in a lawsuit over lead poisoning - CNNResidents of a Kenyan village awarded $12 million in a lawsuit over lead poisoning  CNN

Budding Kenyan-American golfer targets big tours - Daily NationBudding Kenyan-American golfer targets big tours  Daily Nation

How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders - The Conversation CAHow South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders  The Conversation CA

How the Kenyan consulate in Lebanon became feared by the women it was meant to help - CNNHow the Kenyan consulate in Lebanon became feared by the women it was meant to help  CNN

Kenya won’t compromise health to resume flights to Dar, says Transport minister - The CitizenKenya won’t compromise health to resume flights to Dar, says Transport minister  The Citizen

Kenyan government must tackle pandemic-related sexual and domestic violence - University of BirminghamKenyan government must tackle pandemic-related sexual and domestic violence  University of Birmingham

Kenyan sisters who scammed American taxpayers out of millions - Daily NationKenyan sisters who scammed American taxpayers out of millions  Daily Nation

Kenyan 12-year old girl married to two men within a month - BBC NewsKenyan 12-year old girl married to two men within a month  BBC News

Coronavirus scare forces U.S., Kenya to pause talks - PoliticoCoronavirus scare forces U.S., Kenya to pause talks  Politico

Kenya's teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame - The New HumanitarianKenya's teen pregnancy crisis: More than COVID-19 is to blame  The New Humanitarian

Tanzania’s Simba SC eye Kenyan defender Joash Onyango - Kenya Broadcasting CorporationTanzania’s Simba SC eye Kenyan defender Joash Onyango  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Olunga: Kenya striker grabs 10th goal of the season as Kashiwa Reysol held - Goal.comOlunga: Kenya striker grabs 10th goal of the season as Kashiwa Reysol held  Goal.com

List of major Nigerian companies in Kenya - NairametricsList of major Nigerian companies in Kenya  Nairametrics

Coronavirus is crushing tourism and jeopardizing wildlife conservation in Kenya and other parts of Africa - Washington PostCoronavirus is crushing tourism and jeopardizing wildlife conservation in Kenya and other parts of Africa  Washington Post

How Kenya creates pregnant ‘Kadogos’ - The Star, KenyaHow Kenya creates pregnant ‘Kadogos’  The Star, Kenya

Papa Shirandula: Kenyan actor Charles Bukeko remembered - BBC NewsPapa Shirandula: Kenyan actor Charles Bukeko remembered  BBC News