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Nairobi: Capital of Kenya
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.


Some Kenyans say Chinese-built railway leaves them in the dust

The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after..
Reuters - Published

Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Nairobi

Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped [Video]Nairobi building collapse: Several killed, more feared trapped

Rescue operation under way after six-storey residential structure in Kenyan capital collapses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published

World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title [Video]World marathon record holder Kipchoge hopeful to defend Olympic title

Eliud Kipchoge says he wants to defend his Olympic title next year and does not think his running shoes give him an unfair advantage.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:41Published


Nairobi governor pleads innocent to graft charges, bail ruling Wednesday

The governor of Kenya's capital Nairobi pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars.
Reuters - Published

Kenyan police seal off court as Nairobi governor set to face graft charges

Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened..
Reuters - Published

At least three killed after residential building collapses in Kenya

At least three people were killed and 27 injured on Friday when a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said, as rescue workers struggled to free a woman who was..
Reuters - Published

Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted..
Reuters - Published

Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an..
Reuters - Published

Kenya classroom collapse kills seven children, injures 64

Seven children were killed and 64 injured when a classroom collapsed as students were starting their morning lessons at a school in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Kenya's dusitD2 hotel reopens after January attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
Reuters - Published

Farmer builds road by himself

A farmer in a small, rural village two hours outside of Nairobi, Kenya built a dirt road up a steep hill so his neighbors would have an easier route to get to school and church.
USATODAY.com - Published

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