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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NC State players Airius Moore, A.J. Cole, Brady Bodine and Nicholas Lacy visited Mountain Park Academy in Nakuru, Kenya, on their spring break. Courtesy of ...

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Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected - News24

News24

Collective land tenure is under threat in Kenya. Why it needs to be protected
News24
A comparison of pastoral communities in Kenya and Peru illustrates this, even though they live in very different terrain and keep different livestock. In Kenya, pastoral communities reside in low lands characterised by high temperature and low rainfall ...

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Kenyans protest Magufuli order to deport foreigners, block Namanga border - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Kenyans protest Magufuli order to deport foreigners, block Namanga border
The Star, Kenya
Kenyans in Namanga demonstrated against Tanzanian leader John Magufuli on Monday saying he had deported their counterparts. They paralysed transport by blocking the Kenya-Tanzania border road at Namanga and stormed businesses owned by ...
Why Tanzanian doctors are going crazy to work in Kenya… and culture shock that awaits themSDE Entertainment News (satire) (press release) (blog)
Kenyans cause HAVOC in Tanzania after Magufuli ordered deportation of foreignersTUKO.CO.KE

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Nudging in Nairobi - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Nudging in Nairobi
U.S. News & World Report
NAIROBI, Kenya — Last year at primary schools in western Kenya, social scientists were busy performing dirty skits in front of hundreds of children. The script went like this: The facilitator pretends to go to the bathroom behind a tree, then wipes ...



Kenya signs Sh 6.7billion loan for electricity connection - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

Kenya signs Sh 6.7billion loan for electricity connection
The Standard (press release)
NAIROBI, KENYA: The government has signed Sh6.7 billion towards last mile connectivity project that will enable 1.5 million people access electricity. The loan signed with European Investment Bank (EIB) concerns a multiple scheme electrification ...

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Kenya Says Its Army Killed 31 Extremists in Somalia - U.S. News & World Report

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Kenya Says Its Army Killed 31 Extremists in Somalia
U.S. News & World Report
Kenya's military is part of the African Union Mission in Somalia bolstering the government against an Insurgency by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. More than 22,000 peacekeepers are deployed in Somalia in the multinational African Union force.
Kenyan forces kill 31 Al-Shabaab militants in SomaliaThe Hindu
31 Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia, two bases destroyed: Kenya militaryafricanews
KDF kill 31 Al-Shabaab militants in raidThe Standard (press release)
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Agil leads team - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Agil leads team
The Star, Kenya
Seven Kenyan golfers will line up against the continent's finest players when Zimbabwe hosts the Africa Golf Confederation Junior Championship, starting today to March 31 at the picturesque Royal Harare Club. Leading Team Kenya is Agil Is Haq of Nyali, ...

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Kenya dominate champs | The Herald - The Herald

Citizen TV (press release)

Kenya dominate champs | The Herald
The Herald
KAMPALA. — Kenya dominated the World Cross-country Championships yesterday, Geoffrey Kamworor defending his men's title, Irene Cheptai leading a ...
London is next stop for Kenya six-star show queen CheptaiCitizen TV (press release)
Cheptai leads unprecedented top-six sweep for Kenya – IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017International Association of Athletics Federations
Kenya dominant at World X-Country event with historic clean sweep in senior women's raceK24 TV
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Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal Revision 2, n°MDRKE039 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Kenya: Drought Emergency Appeal Revision 2, n°MDRKE039
ReliefWeb
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 25,062,572 Swiss francs (increased from 9,107,628 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in assisting ...



Thank you, Team Kenya tells dedicated fans - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Thank you, Team Kenya tells dedicated fans
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
UGANDA, Kampala, Mar 27 – The triumphant team Kenya for the 42nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships have paid tribute to the Kenyan fans who travelled to Kampala to cheer the team on Sunday. “I knew I was coming near him (Ugandan Joshua ...
Kenya dominates as Rwanda falters at 2017 IAAF World XC ...The New Times
In memorable Kampala WXC, Kenya sets the world ablazeCitizen TV (press release)
Kenya sweeps senior races at IAAF World Cross Country ChampionshipsCBC.ca
International Association of Athletics Federations -Kawowo Sports -FloTrack
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