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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Kenya granted direct flights to America - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

Kenya granted direct flights to America
The Standard (press release)
Kenya is set to have direct flights to the US after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) received Category 1 status. This follows the US Federal Aviation Authority's (FAA) approval of Kenya's application, which has elevated the country's profile ...
Kenya to start direct US flights after security clearanceReuters
Want to fly directly from Kenya to the US? Book your ticketsCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)
Kenyans to fly directly to US as JKIA attains Category One statusThe Star, Kenya

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'24: Legacy' producers apologize for using Kenya attack video - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

'24: Legacy' producers apologize for using Kenya attack video
Los Angeles Times
The executive producers of the new Fox television series "24: Legacy" apologized Thursday for using video of a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people. The video of the September 2013 attack on Westgate mall in Kenya's capital was used to ...
Fox show apologises for Kenya Westgate attack videoBBC News
Fox producers apologize to Kenya for using footage of the Westgate attack in a TV showQuartz
Kenya: Outrage as US TV show uses real life Westgate mall attack footageNews24
The Star, Kenya
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Turkey Upbeat About Bid to Take Over Top Gulen Schools in Kenya - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

Turkey Upbeat About Bid to Take Over Top Gulen Schools in Kenya
The Standard (press release)
Turkey is optimistic that the Kenya government will soon allow a Turkish government foundation to take over ownership of educational institutions in the country linked to Turkish exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey wants the schools in Kenya ...

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Missionary sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting children in Kenya - Q13 FOX

Q13 FOX

Missionary sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting children in Kenya
Q13 FOX
(CNN) — An Oklahoma missionary who volunteered at a children's home in Kenya was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting three girls and a boy while working at the facility, according to court documents. Matthew Lane Durham, 21, ...

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On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees - The Guardian

The Guardian

On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees
The Guardian
On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees. For people fleeing harsh legislation in their own countries, Kenya is offering sanctuary and the chance to live life free from fear. Who are your LGBT heroes? Get in touch. Kenyan ...



Kenya lays out the red carpet for Bollywood film-makers | Business ... - Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business Line

Kenya lays out the red carpet for Bollywood film-makers | Business ...
Hindu Business Line
The Kenya Tourism Board has increased its budget for the Indian market to ?5.3 crore ($800,000) in 2016-17 which will boost tourist growth rate from 28 per ...

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In Kenya, bipartisan House partnership delivers lasting change ... - The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog)

In Kenya, bipartisan House partnership delivers lasting change ...
The Hill (blog)
OPINION | The House Democracy Partnership has supported democracy-building worldwide.

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The Irish nun who brought Sunshine to Kenya - Irish Times

Irish Times

The Irish nun who brought Sunshine to Kenya
Irish Times
She is known fondly as “the begging sister” in Kenya where she works. She founded the Love and Hope Centre in Nakuru in 1998 with the help of Genevieve Oloo. It helps out families, primarily those affected by HIV/Aids, offering everything from medical ...



Congress refers Kenya's arms deal to team - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

Congress refers Kenya's arms deal to team
The Standard (press release)
Kenya's proposal to buy 12 armed aircraft worth Sh43 billion has been referred to the US Congress House Committee on Foreign Affairs. A US congressman prompted the action when he tabled a motion seeking to halt the purchase of the weapons from a US ...

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How NASA plans to solve challenges facing Kenya - The Standard (press release)

The Standard (press release)

How NASA plans to solve challenges facing Kenya
The Standard (press release)
Launching the coalition agreement yesterday in Nairobi, NASA principals Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya), and Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress) also tabled a seven-point plan of how they intend ...
Nasa to hold first rally in Ruto's backyard, lists seven pillars to 'Okoa Kenya'The Star, Kenya

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