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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Five Terror Suspects Including American Await Trial in Kenya - VOA NewsFive Terror Suspects Including American Await Trial in Kenya  VOA News

UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership 2020-2025 - GOV.UKUK-Kenya Strategic Partnership 2020-2025  GOV.UK

Opera's OKash, Opesa's predatory lending in Nigeria, India, Kenya - Quartz AfricaOpera's OKash, Opesa's predatory lending in Nigeria, India, Kenya  Quartz Africa

USM Professor Conducting Human Rights Research in Kenya | The University of Southern Mississippi - Southern Miss NowUSM Professor Conducting Human Rights Research in Kenya | The University of Southern Mississippi  Southern Miss Now

Kenyan farmers suffer as swarms of locusts devastate their land - FRANCE 24Kenyan farmers suffer as swarms of locusts devastate their land  FRANCE 24

Kenya's green bond listed on the London Stock Exchange - The East AfricanKenya's green bond listed on the London Stock Exchange  The East African

Kenya Aims to Halve Its Budget Shortfall in Four Years - BloombergKenya Aims to Halve Its Budget Shortfall in Four Years  Bloomberg

UK PM's Confession of Kenya Elicits Applause From World Leaders - Kenyans.co.keUK PM's Confession of Kenya Elicits Applause From World Leaders  Kenyans.co.ke

Kenyan Star Who Rejected Ksh200M to Change Citizenship - Kenyans.co.keKenyan Star Who Rejected Ksh200M to Change Citizenship  Kenyans.co.ke

Study: Kenya holds Sh4 trillion worth of opportunities - The StandardStudy: Kenya holds Sh4 trillion worth of opportunities  The Standard

Kenya and Uganda's World Cup qualifying group confirmed - Goal.comKenya and Uganda's World Cup qualifying group confirmed  Goal.com

Uganda issues protest note after losing $360,000 to Kenya milk seizure - Ventures AfricaUganda issues protest note after losing $360,000 to Kenya milk seizure  Ventures Africa

Kenyan tech startups receive Sh15.04bn in funding to beat other African countries – report - Capital FM KenyaKenyan tech startups receive Sh15.04bn in funding to beat other African countries – report  Capital FM Kenya

UK seeks to build Kenya investment ties as Brexit beckons - Standard DigitalUK seeks to build Kenya investment ties as Brexit beckons  Standard Digital

Only 1 percent of Kenya’s Big Four Agenda targets met so far - The East AfricanOnly 1 percent of Kenya’s Big Four Agenda targets met so far  The East African

Somalia-Ethiopia war forced Kenya and Iran to sever ties - Daily NationSomalia-Ethiopia war forced Kenya and Iran to sever ties  Daily Nation

First Kenyan shilling green bond lists on London Stock Exchange - Euromoney magazineFirst Kenyan shilling green bond lists on London Stock Exchange  Euromoney magazine

Viral video of man performing indecent act in Nairobi CBD angers Kenyans - The StandardViral video of man performing indecent act in Nairobi CBD angers Kenyans  The Standard

Kenya seals off Lato milk depot - Daily MonitorKenya seals off Lato milk depot  Daily Monitor

Ambitious Woman Who Was Kenya's First Blind MP - Kenyans.co.keAmbitious Woman Who Was Kenya's First Blind MP  Kenyans.co.ke

Uhuru opens trading at London Stock Exchange, launches Kenya’s first green bond - Standard DigitalUhuru opens trading at London Stock Exchange, launches Kenya’s first green bond  Standard Digital

Locusts swarm into Kenya as UN warns of 'extreme danger' to food supply - The GuardianLocusts swarm into Kenya as UN warns of 'extreme danger' to food supply  The Guardian

PN ships reinvigorating Pakistans ‘Look Africa policy in Kenya - The News InternationalPN ships reinvigorating Pakistans ‘Look Africa policy in Kenya  The News International

Uganda, Tanzania still major tourist markets for Kenya - The East AfricanUganda, Tanzania still major tourist markets for Kenya  The East African

Kenyan athletics authority says top athlete escaped from anti-doping testers - ReutersKenyan athletics authority says top athlete escaped from anti-doping testers  Reuters

The wild ride that brings miraa, or qat, from Kenya to Somalia - Washington PostThe wild ride that brings miraa, or qat, from Kenya to Somalia  Washington Post

3 Americans Die in Shabab Attack on Kenyan Base - The New York Times3 Americans Die in Shabab Attack on Kenyan Base  The New York Times

Guinness Night Football Kenya - Goal.comGuinness Night Football Kenya  Goal.com

Three teachers killed in suspected militant attack on Kenya primary school - CNNThree teachers killed in suspected militant attack on Kenya primary school  CNN

Leaders root for Nyaga to succeed Uhuru as Mt Kenya region’s kingpin - Daily NationLeaders root for Nyaga to succeed Uhuru as Mt Kenya region’s kingpin  Daily Nation

Chinese firm wins Sh740m Kenya Power meters tender - Daily NationChinese firm wins Sh740m Kenya Power meters tender  Daily Nation

BREXIT an opportunity for better Kenya-UK trade ties says President Kenyatta - Capital FM KenyaBREXIT an opportunity for better Kenya-UK trade ties says President Kenyatta  Capital FM Kenya

Meet 29-year-old Purity Ngina, Kenya's youngest Ph.D. holder in biomathematics - Face2Face AfricaMeet 29-year-old Purity Ngina, Kenya's youngest Ph.D. holder in biomathematics  Face2Face Africa

Kenya eyes up to Sh35bn aid from US to finance projects - Daily NationKenya eyes up to Sh35bn aid from US to finance projects  Daily Nation

Inside United Kingdom-Kenya Sh171 billion deals - Standard DigitalInside United Kingdom-Kenya Sh171 billion deals  Standard Digital

US official coming to Kenya to discuss huge potential aid project - Daily NationUS official coming to Kenya to discuss huge potential aid project  Daily Nation

Chinese firm to supply US $7.3m power meters to Kenya Power - Construction ReviewChinese firm to supply US $7.3m power meters to Kenya Power  Construction Review

Kenya v South Sudan tie delayed as fans break gate - nation.co.keKenya v South Sudan tie delayed as fans break gate  nation.co.ke

Kenya former Attorney General tracks gorillas in Uganda to mark 100 years - pmldaily.comKenya former Attorney General tracks gorillas in Uganda to mark 100 years  pmldaily.com

An attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns - The EconomistAn attack on American forces in Kenya raises questions and concerns  The Economist

Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in the world - The Star, KenyaKenya among 50 hungriest countries in the world  The Star, Kenya

Kenyans Throw Feast For Miguna in Germany - Kenyans.co.keKenyans Throw Feast For Miguna in Germany  Kenyans.co.ke

Five Harambee Starlets players making headlines in Europe [PHOTOS] - The StandardFive Harambee Starlets players making headlines in Europe [PHOTOS]  The Standard

What you need to know about Victor Ikpeba, man set to grace Kenya’s SOYA awards - The StandardWhat you need to know about Victor Ikpeba, man set to grace Kenya’s SOYA awards  The Standard

Kenya's beef with Uganda, Tanzania over milk, chicken - Daily NationKenya's beef with Uganda, Tanzania over milk, chicken  Daily Nation

Global Fund boosts Kenya HIV kitty with $420m - The East AfricanGlobal Fund boosts Kenya HIV kitty with $420m  The East African

How Kenyans may have lost Sh29b in SGR tender - Standard DigitalHow Kenyans may have lost Sh29b in SGR tender  Standard Digital

Uganda-Kenya milk war boils over with no end in sight of regional trade tiffs - The East AfricanUganda-Kenya milk war boils over with no end in sight of regional trade tiffs  The East African

Miss Universe Kenya Stacy Michuki stuns in latest photo-shoot - Kenya Broadcasting CorporationMiss Universe Kenya Stacy Michuki stuns in latest photo-shoot  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Kenyan international to sign for Atletico Madrid - Daily NationKenyan international to sign for Atletico Madrid  Daily Nation

Why Kenya can never go the Russia way - Daily NationWhy Kenya can never go the Russia way  Daily Nation

UAE backed ticketing service QuickBus launches in Kenya - Capital FM KenyaUAE backed ticketing service QuickBus launches in Kenya  Capital FM Kenya

Tong Il Moo Do Federation hopeful of winning Soya title - The StandardTong Il Moo Do Federation hopeful of winning Soya title  The Standard

Kenya cuts oil export target to 400,000 barrels per year - Daily NationKenya cuts oil export target to 400,000 barrels per year  Daily Nation

Mutoro shines as Kenya overcome Somalia - nation.co.keMutoro shines as Kenya overcome Somalia  nation.co.ke

Three Americans killed in Kenya terror attack - CNNThree Americans killed in Kenya terror attack  CNN

Explainer: What you need to know about owning a firearm in Kenya - Standard DigitalExplainer: What you need to know about owning a firearm in Kenya  Standard Digital

Analysts back Kenya economy to grow by 5.9pc this year - The StandardAnalysts back Kenya economy to grow by 5.9pc this year  The Standard

Grieving Kenyan grandmother calls for better road safety - BBC NewsGrieving Kenyan grandmother calls for better road safety  BBC News

Kibaki Minister's Lavish Home Auctioned Over Ksh70M Debt - Kenyans.co.keKibaki Minister's Lavish Home Auctioned Over Ksh70M Debt  Kenyans.co.ke

Uganda and Tanzania follow hot on USA heels to remain Kenya 's top tourist market - Pulse Live KenyaUganda and Tanzania follow hot on USA heels to remain Kenya 's top tourist market  Pulse Live Kenya

Kenyan officials say extremist attack on bus convoy kills 4 - The Associated PressKenyan officials say extremist attack on bus convoy kills 4  The Associated Press

No, Obama Didn't Announce His Intent to Run for President of Kenya in 2021 - Snopes.comNo, Obama Didn't Announce His Intent to Run for President of Kenya in 2021  Snopes.com

Catalyst Fund Bags $15 Mn To Invest In 30 Startups From Kenya, India - Inc42 MediaCatalyst Fund Bags $15 Mn To Invest In 30 Startups From Kenya, India  Inc42 Media

Kenya secures US$1,7bn investment deals at UK-Africa summit - NewsDayKenya secures US$1,7bn investment deals at UK-Africa summit  NewsDay

Shock as woman found dead at TI-Kenya offices in Kisumu - Daily NationShock as woman found dead at TI-Kenya offices in Kisumu  Daily Nation

Concern over rise in terror attacks in northern Kenya - Daily NationConcern over rise in terror attacks in northern Kenya  Daily Nation

Member of Kenya's Akasha organization sentenced to 23 years in prison in U.S - ReutersMember of Kenya's Akasha organization sentenced to 23 years in prison in U.S  Reuters

40 Kenyan drug mules held in Hong Kong prisons - Daily Nation40 Kenyan drug mules held in Hong Kong prisons  Daily Nation

TI-Kenya asks DCI for quick probe into worker's murder - Daily NationTI-Kenya asks DCI for quick probe into worker's murder  Daily Nation

US Troops' 'Incredible Heroism' Was Key to Repelling Kenya Attack, AFRICOM Says - Military.comUS Troops' 'Incredible Heroism' Was Key to Repelling Kenya Attack, AFRICOM Says  Military.com

Wang Yi makes detour to Kenya as it vies with Djibouti for UN seat - South China Morning PostWang Yi makes detour to Kenya as it vies with Djibouti for UN seat  South China Morning Post

Welcome to Iten in Kenya – home of champions and cheats - The Irish TimesWelcome to Iten in Kenya – home of champions and cheats  The Irish Times

Raila Odinga remains the fulcrum of Kenya's reform movement - Capital FM KenyaRaila Odinga remains the fulcrum of Kenya's reform movement  Capital FM Kenya

A Kenyan pastor fatally stabbed his wife in church and then killed himself on the pulpit, police say - CNNA Kenyan pastor fatally stabbed his wife in church and then killed himself on the pulpit, police say  CNN

Kenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county - BBC NewsKenya bus attack: Three killed in Lamu county  BBC News

RHOA's Tanya Sam Slams Cookie Lady and Kenya Moore Over Cheating Rumors (Exclusive) - TooFabRHOA's Tanya Sam Slams Cookie Lady and Kenya Moore Over Cheating Rumors (Exclusive)  TooFab

Kenya's Radio Simba Selects Lawo - Radio WorldKenya's Radio Simba Selects Lawo  Radio World

Kenya Morans hammer Tanzania at Nyayo - nation.co.keKenya Morans hammer Tanzania at Nyayo  nation.co.ke

PM meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya - Mirage NewsPM meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya  Mirage News

A majority of Nigerians and Kenyans have confidence in President Trump, according to Pew research - CNN InternationalA majority of Nigerians and Kenyans have confidence in President Trump, according to Pew research  CNN International

Birds, insects and drought make Kenya's food situation bleak - Daily NationBirds, insects and drought make Kenya's food situation bleak  Daily Nation

Joho's Ksh140k Sweater Gets Kenyans Talking - Kenyans.co.keJoho's Ksh140k Sweater Gets Kenyans Talking  Kenyans.co.ke

Tear gas as demos over bad roads rock Embakasi South - Daily NationTear gas as demos over bad roads rock Embakasi South  Daily Nation

Kenyan athlete 'runs away' from anti-doping testers - RTE.ieKenyan athlete 'runs away' from anti-doping testers  RTE.ie

UKCI to invest US $39m into Kenya’s affordable housing program - Construction ReviewUKCI to invest US $39m into Kenya’s affordable housing program  Construction Review

Kenyan international shines on AIK debut - Daily NationKenyan international shines on AIK debut  Daily Nation

Atwoli faulted for push to dissolve ANC and Ford Kenya - Standard DigitalAtwoli faulted for push to dissolve ANC and Ford Kenya  Standard Digital

Kenya in talks with World Bank for Sh100 billion loan - Standard DigitalKenya in talks with World Bank for Sh100 billion loan  Standard Digital

Kenya facing 'unprecedented threat' from swarms of locusts - Sky NewsKenya facing 'unprecedented threat' from swarms of locusts  Sky News

Larry Madowo Discovers Cash Cow Kenyans Should Exploit - Kenyans.co.keLarry Madowo Discovers Cash Cow Kenyans Should Exploit  Kenyans.co.ke

Uganda demands release of milk exports seized in Kenya - Daily MonitorUganda demands release of milk exports seized in Kenya  Daily Monitor

Community mourns loss of Arizona pilot killed in Kenya - KGUNCommunity mourns loss of Arizona pilot killed in Kenya  KGUN

Miss Kenya USA to deliver keynote address at dinner honoring Martin Luther King Jr. - Observer OnlineMiss Kenya USA to deliver keynote address at dinner honoring Martin Luther King Jr.  Observer Online

Kenya in talks with World Bank for loan of as much as $1 bln - Reuters AfricaKenya in talks with World Bank for loan of as much as $1 bln  Reuters Africa

The changed musical stylings of Mt Kenya's artistes - Daily NationThe changed musical stylings of Mt Kenya's artistes  Daily Nation

Kenya lacks accountability for human rights abuses – HRW - Daily NationKenya lacks accountability for human rights abuses – HRW  Daily Nation

Kenya hotspot for British investors - Business DailyKenya hotspot for British investors  Business Daily

Has the Kenyan Plastic Bag Ban Worked? - Reader's DigestHas the Kenyan Plastic Bag Ban Worked?  Reader's Digest

We can’t eat GDP: The curse of an economy that’s rich on paper - Standard DigitalWe can’t eat GDP: The curse of an economy that’s rich on paper  Standard Digital