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Orphaned and broke, 23 year old student becomes Kenya’s youngest MP

A 23-year-old student has been elected as a Member of Parliament in Kenya’s Igembe South constituency following Tuesday’s election beating political bigwigs who were in the race against him. John Paul Mwirigi vied as an...

Congratulatory messages start pouring in for newly elected Kenyan President

African Presidents and world leaders have started sending congratulatory messages to Uhuru Kenyatta for being re-elected the President of Kenya. Current President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, and the Presidential candidate for the...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa Community, plans to have the SGR connecting from Kenya's...

How is Africa benefiting from the Belt & Road Initiative?

In 2013, on a visit to Kazakhstan, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a proposal for a “Silk Road Economic Belt.” In South East Asia later that year, Xi proposed a “21-Century Maritime Silk Road.” The...

Kenya: Raila Odinga named opposition flag-bearer to face President Uhuru in August poll

Kenyan main opposition alliance has unveiled long-time opposition leader Raila Odinga as its flag bearer for the August elections, as it seeks to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta. Raila will face President Uhuru Kenyatta...

The Genesis: Kenya-China $5bn deal could spell end of ‘lunatic express’ #SGRLaunch

An ambitious deal between Kenya and China may spell the end of the line for "the lunatic express" and lay the tracks for a new railway that will propel East Africa into the 21st...

A sneak preview of Kenya’s new passenger train

A final check on the train that's been called a game-changer for Kenya, the standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and Nairobi has been under construction for two and a half years. Now, it's...

Kenya Election Exodus: People leave the capital to cast votes in their home counties

Kenyans are leaving the capital Nairobi in droves for their rural areas, which they consider safer ahead of next week's elections. Transport companies report booming business as voters travel back to their villages. The Kenyan...

Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya

Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk Road to the eastern coast of Africa. China is Kenya's biggest ...

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta seeks China’s support in enabling SGR reach more African countries ...

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is attending the two day Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, said he will be seeking China’s support in promoting regional integration in Africa through the ambitious initiative. Before he...