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Consolidated city-county in Nairobi County, Kenya

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Nairobi: Consolidated city-county in Nairobi County, 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.

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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

Videos for Nairobi


Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020 [Video]Kenya Pollution: President Kenyatta vows plastic ban by 2020

Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and the landfill is expanding faster than the city itself.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Nairobi commuters grow impatient with gridlock [Video]Nairobi commuters grow impatient with gridlock

Half of the country's carbon emissions come from traffic pollution.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse [Video]Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse

About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

Proud Kenyans praise Kipchoge after marathon run [Video]Proud Kenyans praise Kipchoge after marathon run

Kenyans ce;ebrate Kipchoge's triumph

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge [Video]Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

With an eye on a record shattering sub two hour time, Kenyan long distance great Eliud Kipchoge makes his way to Vienna.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:01Published

Kenya school collapse: 7 dead, scores wounded in Nairobi [Video]Kenya school collapse: 7 dead, scores wounded in Nairobi

Rescue efforts ongoing as classroom collapse in Kenyan capital, Nairobi, kills at least 7 students, medics say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

 

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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