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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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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...
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...
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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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UK and Kenya to co-host education summit in 2021

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The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, are to co-host an education summit in the United Kingdom in...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with First Lady Margaret at Swearing In on November 28, 2017

Kenyan leader calls for using COVID-19 lessons to anchor universal health roll-out

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday called for the utilization of knowledge gained from the global and national response to COVID-19 in the...
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 extends night curfew, closure of bars amid COVID-19 risks

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced a 30-day extension of night curfews alongside closure of bars and nightclubs in order to curb transmission...
NAKURU, April 6, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A public health official sprays disinfectant on a building to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nakuru town, Kenya, April 3, 2020. The ministry of health on Sunday confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of those infected so far to 142. (Xinhua/Sheikh Maina)

Kenya registers higher COVID-19 infections in rural counties after opening-up

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Until three months ago, COVID-19 infections were largely concentrated in Kenya's capital Nairobi, its neighborhoods and the coastal city of Mombasa. ...
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)

African leaders demand swift release of detained Mali president

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African leaders have strongly condemned the Tuesday military coup in Mali during which President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was seized by mutinying soldiers. ...
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 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. ...
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...
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 sets up isolation center in coastal region to test COVID-19

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The Kenyan government on Thursday set up an isolation and treatment center for suspected cases of the coronavirus at the coastal city of Mombasa. ...
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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...
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Kenya’s former President Moi laid to rest at home

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday led the nation in giving former president Daniel arap Moi the final send-off at a burial ceremony in...
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...
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Kenyan president pledges to step up fight against malaria in Africa

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday vowed to step up efforts against malaria in Africa as he took over the chairmanship of the African...
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)

Kenyan leader orders thorough probe into school tragedy

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered a thorough probe into the cause of the unfortunate stampede at a local school in Western Kenya where...
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Kenya reaffirms commitment to protect children’ welfare

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday his government will remain focused on guaranteeing that children enjoy basic rights, including the right to education, nutrition,...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

China & Russia-Africa Leads to Economic Growth; Not Debt Trap

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Below you will read about the success of the second segment of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railroad, and President President Cyril Ramaphosa’s firm refutation of...
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IMF praises Kenya on supported battle against corruption

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) director for African Department, Abebe Selassie, on Monday commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for spearheading the war against corruption, saying...
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Kenya’s interest rate cap slowing down private sector lending

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Kenya's interest rate cap is slowing down the level of private sector lending, a banking industry said on Sunday. Joshua Oigara, chairman...
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Kenya pledges conducive environment to attract venture capital

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Kenya on Tuesday pledged to provide world-class services to foreign investors in order to attract venture capitalists to the country, an official said on...
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Kenyan president mourns death of 11 policemen in border region

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday mourned 11 paramilitary police officers killed on Saturday when the vehicle they were traveling in ran over an...
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Kenya urges African labor unions to integrate for stability

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday challenged African labor organizations to play a leading role in the ongoing efforts towards the full integration of...