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Kenya and UK urge world leaders to invest in education

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday urged world leaders to boost their investments in education during a joint...
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Kenya to close two refugee camps by June 2022

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Kenya on Thursday announced decision to close two refugee camps permanently by June 30, 2022. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the UN High...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during a joint press conference with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015. Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment on security cooperation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Kenya and United States seek to strengthen bilateral ties

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his virtual visit to Kenya. During the...
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Kenyan and EU leaders agree to scale up bilateral ties

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks in Nairobi with visiting president of the European Council Charles Michel where they agreed to upgrade...
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Kenyan leader pledges to enhance regional unity as EAC chairman

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to spearhead regional unity and prosperity for the East African Community (EAC) as he took over the chairmanship...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance Africa’s agenda on security and climate change at UNSC

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening reiterated his government's commitment to advancing Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on...
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Uhuru Kenyatta urges South Sudan leaders to hasten peace process

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged South Sudan leaders to expedite the implementation of the remaining aspects of the peace pact signed in...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Kenyan leader keen to boost trade with Britain

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday expressed a need to strengthen Kenya-UK commercial ties following the trade deal signed late last year between the...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance four-point agenda at UN Security Council

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government will advance a four-point agenda as it takes up a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security...
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Kenya says to invest in blue economy to attain development agenda

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday his government will invest in the blue economy which has been identified as a priority sector under the...
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Kenya says keen on bolstering trade, investment ties with Europe

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday his country is keen on strengthening trade and investment ties with Europe. Kenyatta expressed the need...
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Kenyan leader vows to further modernize security sector

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed Thursday to continue modernizing the country's security apparatus despite competing national interests including the fight against COVID-19. Kenyatta said his...
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Kenya calls for peaceful resolution of Ethiopian conflict

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday urged parties to the ongoing internal conflict in Ethiopia to find peaceful means to end the crisis. Kenyatta in...
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Kenyan leader orders police to deal with threats to national security

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday directed the police to deal firmly with threats to national security amid a spike in crime across the...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Kenyan orders ministry of health to publish all COVID-19 procurements

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday directed the Ministry of Health to publish details of all procurements related to COVID-19, particularly those undertaken...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with First Lady Margaret at Swearing In on November 28, 2017

Kenyan president says economy grows 4.6 percent in first half despite COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday the economy has grown by 4.6 percent in the first half of this year compared to 5.5...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenya to kick off clean up drive to spur environmental conservation

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that a national clean up campaign will kick off on Sept. 1 to help boost the country's environmental...
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Kenya launches UN platform to unlock youth potential

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched Kenya's chapter of Generation Unlimited (GenU), a UN platform which he said will assist the government in...
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Kenya lauds progress to resolve Ethiopian dam dispute

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the progress made towards the resolution of the stand-off between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the utilization of...
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Kenyan leader to convene crisis meeting to review surge of COVID-19 infections

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will convene a crisis meeting on Friday to review the surge in COVID-19 infections across the country. ...
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Kenya calls for joint EU-Africa COVID-19 response mechanism

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday called for the setting up of a joint European Union-Africa COVID-19 response strategy. Kenyatta who spoke in Nairobi...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

Kenyan leader expresses optimism of securing UN Security Council non-permanent seat

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed optimism his country will secure a non-permanent membership seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the 2021-2022...
Covid

Why Africa is performing better-than-expected in anti-epidemic fight

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Quick action and cooperation among African countries helped slow down the spread of COVID-19 and avert a full-blown catastrophe in Africa, Kenyan President Uhuru...
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Kenyan President Kenyatta mourns death of Burundi president

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to the family of the late Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and the citizens...
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Kenya’s quest to reopen economy hobbled by rising COVID-19 cases

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The decision by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to extend anti-COVID-19 containment measures like curfews and partial lockdowns in the hotspots, highlighted the dilemma facing...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenya extends curfew as 126 more test positive for COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday confirmed 126 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 2,600. Kenyatta who also extended the nationwide...
The clip of video provided by Kenyan State House shows that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a statement after a terrorist attack at a local university in Garissa, Kenya, on April 2, 2015. Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday security had been stepped up along the border with Somalia and appealed to Kenyans to be extra vigilant and take security measures seriously. (Xinhua)

Kenya urges world to step up fight against malaria amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday called on the international community to step up malaria prevention measures even as the continent strives to contain...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (front) addresses a televised news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced stringent measures to help contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus after two new cases were confirmed on Sunday. Sub-Saharan Africa reported more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday amid stronger countermeasures against the pandemic. (Xinhua)

Kenyan leader announces pay cuts, tax measures to help combat COVID-19

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announcing pay cuts that will affect senior government officials to help combat COVID-19 in the country. ...
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Kenya and Germany launch €39 million youth vocational training program

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Kenya and Germany on Tuesday launched 39.4 million euros(4.3 billion shillings)youth empowerment vocational training program that will equip the youth with requisite skills to...
File photo taken on Dec. 28, 2002 shows former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi (front) inspecting the guard of honor in Nairobi, Kenya. Moi passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday morning at the Nairobi Hospital in the presence of his family, President Uhuru Kenyatta said. (Xinhua/Xu Xianhui)

Kenyans bid last farewell to former president Moi, mourn him as a Pan-Africanist

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday joined in Nairobi by a number of dignitaries from across Africa for the funeral service of...