A Travel Guide To Visiting Lamu Island, Kenya
Lamu Island, on the north coast of Kenya, is filled with historical sites, nice beautiful villas and empty white sand beaches. This World UNESCO Heritage Site is one of the oldest and most preserved areas in East Africa. Lamu is a peaceful, charming and culturally rich island that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Discover…
Kenya president, opposition leader pledge reconciliation
President Uhuru Kenyatta met opposition leader Raila Odinga in public on Friday for the first time since last year's hotly-disputed elections, with the pair promising to heal the country's divisions.
Kenya private-sector activity strongest in nearly two years
Kenya’s private-sector activity expanded at a rapid pace last month as output rose and orders increased, a survey showed on Monday, news that will cheer investors after months of election-related contraction last year. The Markit and CFC Stanbic Kenya Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing and services rose to 54.7, its highest since April 2016,…
Kenya bans South African meat products as listeria scare spreads
Kenya's health ministry on Tuesday announced a ban on the import and sale of certain South African processed meat products after a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.
Odinga’s mock inauguration as president
The dangerous turn of events in which Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, the other day inaugurated himself as president in a mock swearing-in ceremony...
Doctor performs brain surgery on wrong patient
A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday.
Kenya’s mSurvey expands operations to Nigeria
Following moves by Kenya-based company, mSurvey to consolidate its position as a leading technology-powered customer loyalty platform in the continent, it has concluded to expand its services into Nigeria with its mobile-first consumer experience platform. Backed by international and African investors, including Safaricom’s Spark Fund, Cross Culture Ventures and Alpha Angels, mSurvey will be…
Kenya’s economy to expand by 5.8% this year, says finance ministry
Kenya’s economy is likely to grow 5.8 percent this year, recovering from drought and political uncertainty that pushed growth down to an estimated 4.8 percent in 2017, the finance ministry said. Economic output in the East African nation, which relies on farming and tourism, grew 5.8 percent in 2016. The Finance Ministry said in its…
What next for Raila Odinga?
Odinga has run for president four times – in 1997, 2007, 2013 and 2017 – and lost in all. Some analysts have suggested that the scale and nature of illegalities in the 2007...
OP-ED: ‘People’s president’ gambit reignites power struggle as old as Kenya
In what some have called a coup, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga was hastily sworn in in a mock ceremony as the “people’s president” by two lawyers in the presence of a sizeable crowd.