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 Sees New Surge of Coronavirus After Easing Restrictions - Voice of AmericaKenya Sees New Surge of Coronavirus After Easing Restrictions  Voice of America

Floods displace thousands in Kenya - Anadolu AgencyFloods displace thousands in Kenya  Anadolu Agency

Issuance of biometric cards for Kenyans imminent as regulatory framework in place - Biometric UpdateIssuance of biometric cards for Kenyans imminent as regulatory framework in place  Biometric Update

'We want justice for these girls': the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence - UN News'We want justice for these girls': the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence  UN News

Why Kenya's constitutional duels are all about power struggles among the elite - The Conversation CAWhy Kenya's constitutional duels are all about power struggles among the elite  The Conversation CA

Designing off-grid refrigeration technologies for crop storage in Kenya - MIT NewsDesigning off-grid refrigeration technologies for crop storage in Kenya  MIT News

Kenya Partially Reopens Schools, 6 Months After COVID Shuttered Them - Voice of AmericaKenya Partially Reopens Schools, 6 Months After COVID Shuttered Them  Voice of America

Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya face devastating drought - Nature.comEthiopia, Somalia and Kenya face devastating drought  Nature.com

Select Elewana Collection Properties in Kenya Now Available for Buyouts - Luxury Travel AdvisorSelect Elewana Collection Properties in Kenya Now Available for Buyouts  Luxury Travel Advisor

FKF boss Mwendwa: Kenya's World Cup qualification target is not a joke - Goal.comFKF boss Mwendwa: Kenya's World Cup qualification target is not a joke  Goal.com

After months of closure, Kenya's schools adjust to sudden reopening - The WorldAfter months of closure, Kenya's schools adjust to sudden reopening  The World

Scientists worried by flooding in Kenya Rift Valley lakes - Quartz AfricaScientists worried by flooding in Kenya Rift Valley lakes  Quartz Africa

Trouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers - Mail and GuardianTrouble brewing for Kenya’s coffee growers  Mail and Guardian

Like the speed of the wind: Kenya's lakes rise to destructive highs - Deccan HeraldLike the speed of the wind: Kenya's lakes rise to destructive highs  Deccan Herald

On Westgate’s 7th anniversary, Kenya is repeating its mistakes - Al Jazeera EnglishOn Westgate’s 7th anniversary, Kenya is repeating its mistakes  Al Jazeera English

Harambee: The law of generosity that rules Kenya - BBC NewsHarambee: The law of generosity that rules Kenya  BBC News

Korir: If we put FKF politics aside, Mwendwa can take Kenyan football forward - Goal.comKorir: If we put FKF politics aside, Mwendwa can take Kenyan football forward  Goal.com

Someone to talk to: in Kenya, a hotline for women—and men—in crisis - UN NewsSomeone to talk to: in Kenya, a hotline for women—and men—in crisis  UN News

Africa in the news: Zambia’s debt, Kenya’s parliament and trade, and politics in the Horn of Africa - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Zambia’s debt, Kenya’s parliament and trade, and politics in the Horn of Africa  Brookings Institution

2 Men Found Guilty of Aiding 2013 Kenya Mall Attack - The New York Times2 Men Found Guilty of Aiding 2013 Kenya Mall Attack  The New York Times

Ngugi wa Thiong'o on Kenya and his epic, "The Perfect Nine" - Los Angeles TimesNgugi wa Thiong'o on Kenya and his epic, "The Perfect Nine"  Los Angeles Times

Kenya's Westgate trial: Man cleared of terrorism ‘seized by armed men' - BBC NewsKenya's Westgate trial: Man cleared of terrorism ‘seized by armed men'  BBC News

Safaricom ranked most valuable brand in Kenya - Business DailySafaricom ranked most valuable brand in Kenya  Business Daily

Why electoral reform matters: Lessons for the US, from Kenya - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy electoral reform matters: Lessons for the US, from Kenya  Al Jazeera English

Kenya's 'waste warriors' rely on trash for income - Deutsche WelleKenya's 'waste warriors' rely on trash for income  Deutsche Welle

Kenya Government Sued Over Alleged Killings, Human Rights Violations - Voice of AmericaKenya Government Sued Over Alleged Killings, Human Rights Violations  Voice of America

Kenya's Chinese-built SGR railway racks up losses as loans due - Quartz AfricaKenya's Chinese-built SGR railway racks up losses as loans due  Quartz Africa

Kenya's Maasai gather for once-in-a-decade ceremony to turn warriors into elders - CNNKenya's Maasai gather for once-in-a-decade ceremony to turn warriors into elders  CNN

Museveni Names Former Nrm Finance Boss High Commissioner To Kenya - New VisionMuseveni Names Former Nrm Finance Boss High Commissioner To Kenya  New Vision

Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya’s north - Washington PostSuspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya’s north  Washington Post

UK and Kenya to host major education summit in 2021 - GOV.UKUK and Kenya to host major education summit in 2021  GOV.UK

Kenya's Jepchirchir sets world mark in women's half marathon - EuronewsKenya's Jepchirchir sets world mark in women's half marathon  Euronews

Kenyan Government Fights Payout for Slum's Lead Poisoning - Voice of AmericaKenyan Government Fights Payout for Slum's Lead Poisoning  Voice of America

In Kenya, too many farmers produce too much food in pandemic - The Christian Science MonitorIn Kenya, too many farmers produce too much food in pandemic  The Christian Science Monitor

Foreign Crypto Exchanges Like Paxful, Binance to Pay 1.5% Tax Under Kenya's New Regulations | Taxes - Bitcoin NewsForeign Crypto Exchanges Like Paxful, Binance to Pay 1.5% Tax Under Kenya's New Regulations | Taxes  Bitcoin News

Kenya's small businesses look forward to full reopening of economy - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKenya's small businesses look forward to full reopening of economy - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

FKF set to unveil ‘Ghost’ Mulee as Kenya coach after Kimanzi exit - Goal.comFKF set to unveil ‘Ghost’ Mulee as Kenya coach after Kimanzi exit  Goal.com

White House Initiative Invests in Kenyan Women - USEmbassy.govWhite House Initiative Invests in Kenyan Women  USEmbassy.gov

The United States Provides 200 Ventilators to Kenya to Respond to COVID-19 - USEmbassy.govThe United States Provides 200 Ventilators to Kenya to Respond to COVID-19  USEmbassy.gov

Kenya suspends move to dissolve parliament over lack of women - Thomson Reuters FoundationKenya suspends move to dissolve parliament over lack of women  Thomson Reuters Foundation

New human trafficking routes identified in Kenya - Capital FM KenyaNew human trafficking routes identified in Kenya  Capital FM Kenya

Airtel selects Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya - EricssonAirtel selects Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya  Ericsson

WFP Kenya Country Office: Markets Watch | COVID-19 Supply Chain and Markets Update (16 October 2020) - Kenya - ReliefWebWFP Kenya Country Office: Markets Watch | COVID-19 Supply Chain and Markets Update (16 October 2020) - Kenya  ReliefWeb

Kenya`s top judge advises parliament to dissolve over lack of women - WIONKenya`s top judge advises parliament to dissolve over lack of women  WION

Women in Kenya Are Using Knitting Needles to End Their Pregnancies. Blame Donald Trump. - Type InvestigationsWomen in Kenya Are Using Knitting Needles to End Their Pregnancies. Blame Donald Trump.  Type Investigations

The Interview - Exclusive: 'We would not accept US drone strikes inside Kenya,' warns President Kenyatta - FRANCE 24The Interview - Exclusive: 'We would not accept US drone strikes inside Kenya,' warns President Kenyatta  FRANCE 24

Kenya headed for second coronavirus wave, CS Kagwe... - Citizen TVKenya headed for second coronavirus wave, CS Kagwe...  Citizen TV

Kenya: Ahead of the 2022 polls, what options does Kenyatta really have? - The Africa ReportKenya: Ahead of the 2022 polls, what options does Kenyatta really have?  The Africa Report

ESPN’s Barnwell: ‘ordinary’ Kenyan Drake in the very hot seat - Arizona SportsESPN’s Barnwell: ‘ordinary’ Kenyan Drake in the very hot seat  Arizona Sports

Reckitt Benckiser To Invest in Hand Hygiene Facilities in Kenya Hospitals - Capital FM KenyaReckitt Benckiser To Invest in Hand Hygiene Facilities in Kenya Hospitals  Capital FM Kenya

Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted - BBC NewsCoronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted  BBC News

Kenyan Drake's biggest plays from 164-yard game | Week 6 - Yahoo SportsKenyan Drake's biggest plays from 164-yard game | Week 6  Yahoo Sports

Kenya: Legal action taken over cops' lockdown brutality - Anadolu AgencyKenya: Legal action taken over cops' lockdown brutality  Anadolu Agency

The Infodemic: Kenyan President’s COVID-19 Statements Don't Add Up - Voice of AmericaThe Infodemic: Kenyan President’s COVID-19 Statements Don't Add Up  Voice of America

READOUT OF USAID ACTING ADMINISTRATOR JOHN BARSA'S TRAVEL TO THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA - USEmbassy.govREADOUT OF USAID ACTING ADMINISTRATOR JOHN BARSA'S TRAVEL TO THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA  USEmbassy.gov

Argentina has world’s highest positivity rate, Kenya on verge of 2nd wave & other Covid news - ThePrintArgentina has world’s highest positivity rate, Kenya on verge of 2nd wave & other Covid news  ThePrint

Henry Mayfield Jr., Hazel Crest soldier killed in Kenya, has Englewood street named after him - WLS-TVHenry Mayfield Jr., Hazel Crest soldier killed in Kenya, has Englewood street named after him  WLS-TV

Kenyans, stay off Simba SC, it is not your team - Manara - Goal.comKenyans, stay off Simba SC, it is not your team - Manara  Goal.com

COVID-19 Declines In Kenya As Schools Reopen - Capital FM KenyaCOVID-19 Declines In Kenya As Schools Reopen  Capital FM Kenya

COVID-19: Kenya confirms 8 new deaths, 137 cases - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: Kenya confirms 8 new deaths, 137 cases  Anadolu Agency

Kenya’s golf stablecoin highlights need for Africa-wide regulations - CointelegraphKenya’s golf stablecoin highlights need for Africa-wide regulations  Cointelegraph

Kenya's Trash Pickers - BloombergKenya's Trash Pickers  Bloomberg

Auditor general: Kenya to lose millions in COVID-19 response - Associated PressAuditor general: Kenya to lose millions in COVID-19 response  Associated Press

Eight deaths, 437 new virus cases as Kenya's case load hit 43,580 - The Star, KenyaEight deaths, 437 new virus cases as Kenya's case load hit 43,580  The Star, Kenya

Kenya: KNUT demands 20 percent pay raise to cushion teachers from COVID-19 effects - DevdiscourseKenya: KNUT demands 20 percent pay raise to cushion teachers from COVID-19 effects  Devdiscourse

WATCH: Kenyan Drake breaks off 69-yard TD run in Cardinals blowout win - Roll Tide WireWATCH: Kenyan Drake breaks off 69-yard TD run in Cardinals blowout win  Roll Tide Wire

Kenya unveils first diaspora investment fund - African Business MagazineKenya unveils first diaspora investment fund  African Business Magazine

Kenyan Drake, Dre Kirkpatrick pace Cardinals’ rout of Cowboys - AL.comKenyan Drake, Dre Kirkpatrick pace Cardinals’ rout of Cowboys  AL.com

Sredojevic hints he will make many changes for Zambia against Kenya - Goal.comSredojevic hints he will make many changes for Zambia against Kenya  Goal.com

Kenya: Teachers Unions reject pay raise proposal of TSC - DevdiscourseKenya: Teachers Unions reject pay raise proposal of TSC  Devdiscourse

Can Uganda Finally Dethrone Kenya In Distance Running? - New VisionCan Uganda Finally Dethrone Kenya In Distance Running?  New Vision

How Kenya courted a constitutional crisis over parliament's failure to meet gender quotas - The Conversation CAHow Kenya courted a constitutional crisis over parliament's failure to meet gender quotas  The Conversation CA

ROTH Capital Partners, NGO Sustainability with the Governments of Portugal, Kenya, and Sri Lanka Hosted a Virtual Side Event October 8, 2020 - Business WireROTH Capital Partners, NGO Sustainability with the Governments of Portugal, Kenya, and Sri Lanka Hosted a Virtual Side Event October 8, 2020  Business Wire

Kenyan couple set off to motorkbike around the world - but run into COVID - ReutersKenyan couple set off to motorkbike around the world - but run into COVID  Reuters

Passengers can now fly to Kenya, Bhutan through 'air bubbles' arrangements, says Civil Aviation Minister - DNA IndiaPassengers can now fly to Kenya, Bhutan through 'air bubbles' arrangements, says Civil Aviation Minister  DNA India

Kenya's WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected - ReutersKenya's WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected  Reuters

Kenyan economy shrinks for the first time since September... - Citizen TVKenyan economy shrinks for the first time since September...  Citizen TV

Wanyama: Kenya captain takes legal action against socialites Shakilla and Mandela - Goal.comWanyama: Kenya captain takes legal action against socialites Shakilla and Mandela  Goal.com

Kenya’s women entrepreneurs lack access to capital, study finds - Aljazeera.comKenya’s women entrepreneurs lack access to capital, study finds  Aljazeera.com

Kenya's Rift Valley lakes have been this high before. But there's cause for concern - The Conversation CAKenya's Rift Valley lakes have been this high before. But there's cause for concern  The Conversation CA

World Half Marathon Championships: Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks world record - BBC NewsWorld Half Marathon Championships: Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir breaks world record  BBC News

GIEWS Country Brief: Kenya 16-October-2020 - Kenya - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Kenya 16-October-2020 - Kenya  ReliefWeb

Wanyama: Kenya won't complain about the draw - FIFA.comWanyama: Kenya won't complain about the draw  FIFA.com

Kenyan officials investigating death in police custody - KTIVKenyan officials investigating death in police custody  KTIV

Kenya's fight against COVID-19 chips away at digital rights - IFEXKenya's fight against COVID-19 chips away at digital rights  IFEX

Kenya's virus cases jump to 41,158 after 538 new cases - The Star, KenyaKenya's virus cases jump to 41,158 after 538 new cases  The Star, Kenya

Kenya Power monopoly suit flops - Business DailyKenya Power monopoly suit flops  Business Daily

Nyakeya: Kenya's fringe players have proven themselves against Zambia - Goal.comNyakeya: Kenya's fringe players have proven themselves against Zambia  Goal.com

Kenya’s tourism gets Sh760m shot in arm from US - Business DailyKenya’s tourism gets Sh760m shot in arm from US  Business Daily

Drake's untouched 69-yard TD sprint punctuates Cards' dominant 'MNF' win - NFL.comDrake's untouched 69-yard TD sprint punctuates Cards' dominant 'MNF' win  NFL.com

US tells Kenya to publicly support Israel or forget free trade deal - The East AfricanUS tells Kenya to publicly support Israel or forget free trade deal  The East African

Sredojevic: Zambia deserved a draw against Kenya if ‘we had VAR’ - Goal.comSredojevic: Zambia deserved a draw against Kenya if ‘we had VAR’  Goal.com

Kenyan banks in big trouble over locust, Covid-19 shocks - The East AfricanKenyan banks in big trouble over locust, Covid-19 shocks  The East African

Kenya Key Message Update: The long rains harvest improves rural food security, but urban food insecurity persists, September 2020 - Kenya - ReliefWebKenya Key Message Update: The long rains harvest improves rural food security, but urban food insecurity persists, September 2020 - Kenya  ReliefWeb

Can Peter Kenneth deliver Mt Kenya to Raila? - The Star, KenyaCan Peter Kenneth deliver Mt Kenya to Raila?  The Star, Kenya

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon wins 800m with Brit Tracey in third - BBC NewsKenya's Faith Kipyegon wins 800m with Brit Tracey in third  BBC News

Coca-Cola now pauses new acquisitions in Kenyan market - Business DailyCoca-Cola now pauses new acquisitions in Kenyan market  Business Daily

Kaizer Chiefs' Akumu and four key players for Kenya vs Zambia - Goal.comKaizer Chiefs' Akumu and four key players for Kenya vs Zambia  Goal.com

Kenya: COVID-19 further fuels mental health crisis in Dadaab - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalKenya: COVID-19 further fuels mental health crisis in Dadaab  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Kenyan startup launches P2P car-sharing platform - Disrupt AfricaKenyan startup launches P2P car-sharing platform  Disrupt Africa