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Eliud Kipchoge signed as Kenya's tourism ambassador
Nairobi, July 30 (IANS) The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has said that it has signed world marathon record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge as magical Kenya destination ambassador.
2020-07-30
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
AIU bans Kipsang for four years for anti-doping violations
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal-winning distance runner Wilson Kipsang on Friday was banned for four years for anti-doping violations by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya seek foreign coach to guide 7s rugby team to Olympics
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Kenya is searching for a rugby sevens team coach to take over from New Zealand's Paul Feeney, who stepped down in June.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Kenyan HC orders retrial for two rugby stars jailed for rape
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) A Kenyan High Court has ordered a retrial of former international rugby players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Obara, who were convicted to serve 15 years each for gang rape.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-Kenya football captain Otieno hospitalised with COVID-19
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Former Kenya football captain and its most-capped player Musa Otieno is recovering in a Nairobi hospital from COVID-19, in a development that has brought the effects of the global pandemic into sharp focus in the country.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
Kenyan marathon champion Kamworor sustains fracture in road accident
Nairobi, June 27 (IANS) Kenyan marathon world record holder Geoffrey Kamworor suffered injuries to his head and ankle after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle recently.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
China-Africa trade week to be held virtually late June
Nairobi, June 23 (IANS) This year's China-Africa trade week will be held virtually from June 29 to July 5 to help showcase the resilience of commercial ties despite COVID-19 related disruptions, the event organiser said.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
Kipruto intensifies training ahead of World Athletics Continental Tour series
Nairobi, June 18 (IANS) Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has returned to training to prepare for the Diamond League and Continental Tour series, which are due to start in August.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Blood donation key to strengthening COVID-19 response: WHO
Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Countries must invest in robust infrastructure and public awareness campaigns to boost donation of safe blood and strengthen the response to COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Sunday on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Kenya bridge collapse probe against Chinese company continues
Nairobi, June 7 (IANS) The investigation against a Chinese company into a collapsed bridge in Kenya ? spanning 100 metres and connecting Sigiri and Khainga villages ? continues even as President Uhuru Kenyatta seeks more foreign investments from China for infrastructural development.
2020-06-07
Category: International, Kenya,National
Cheruiyot, Kipchoge urge fans to remain hopeful amid COVID-19 crisis
Nairobi, April 26 (IANS) Olympic champions Eliud Kipchoge and Vivian Cheruiyot have urged their fans to remain hopeful even as the world battles the effect of coronavirus globally.
2020-04-26
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kipchoge urges athletes to continue training to avoid injury
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he has focused on strength training while in isolation to stay injury-free.
2020-04-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Korir urge sportsmen to lead campaign against COVID-19
Nairobi, April 9 (IANS) African 800m silver medallist Emmanuel Korir has called on athletes to utilise their celebrity status to lead the fight against coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Rudisha closer to returning to action with 3rd Olympic dream
Nairobi, March 2 (IANS) World 800m record holder David Rudisha has called for patience as he cautiously works his way back to action after three years of absence due to injury.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Kenyan police foil Al-Shabaab attack
Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Kenyan police said they fought off an attack by suspected Al-Shabaab extremists on a police post in Kenya's Mandera county.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kenya team to train Kurume City in May ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games
Nairobi, Nov 28 (IANS) The first batch of Kenyan athletes will arrive in Kurume City for training in May, at least three months prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
UN research shows G20 nations lagging in climate action
Nairobi, Sep 22 (IANS) G20 nations are collectively not on track to meet their Paris Agreement commitments, but they have huge opportunities to undertake rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, a new UN research has said.
2019-09-22
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
#Vacaytime: Ranbir, Alia holiday in Kenya
Nairobi, Sep 6 (IANS) Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are currently vacationing in Kenya, South Africa.
2019-09-06
Category: International, Kenya,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Solar leads decade of investment in renewable energy'
Nairobi, Sep 5 (IANS) Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit $2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, new figures published on Thursday said.
2019-09-05
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
6 killed in Kenya's Hells Gate Park flash flood
Nairobi, Sep 2 (IANS) At least six people have died and one person remains missing following a sudden flood that swept Hells Gate National Park in Kenya, authorities said on Monday.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kenya woos Indian investors to help boost exports
Nairobi, July 24 (IANS) Kenya on Wednesday encouraged Indian investors to set up manufacturing plants locally that will help to boost the country's exports in order to reduce the bilateral trade deficit.
2019-07-24
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
12 police officers killed in Nigeria attack
Wajir (Kenya), June 15 (IANS) At least 12 Kenyan police officers were on Saturday killed while another escaped with serious injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by improvised explosive device (IED) in Wajir county along the border with Somalia.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Denmark's Andersen takes over as UN Environment head
Nairobi, June 15 (IANS) Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen on Saturday took up her new role as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, promising to prioritise greater action on climate change, bio-diversity loss and pollution during her four-year tenure.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
India a major player in Kenya's healthcare sector: High Commissioner Chhabra (IANS Interview)
Nairobi, April 24 (IANS) India has emerged as a key player in Kenyas healthcare sector and needs to build on this, Indias High Commissioner to Kenya Rahul Chhabra has said.
2019-04-24
Category: International, Kenya,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Farmers in Kenya rear insects on waste for animal proteins (Environment Feature)
Nairobi, March 22 (IANS) Farmers in Kenya are rearing insects commercially on human and food waste and other organic remains. The reared insects are utilised as protein-rich insect-based products for animal feed.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
France pledges 500 million euros more to ISA
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) France will commit 500 million euros more to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), President Emmanuel Macron said at the third One Planet Summit on reversing climate change, here on Thursday.
2019-03-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'I was a Sari' collection showcased at UN meet
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Circular Design Challenge 2019 winners designer duo Stefano Funari and Poornima Pande showcased their winning collection 'I was a Sari' on the sidelines of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly in the Kenyan capital.
2019-03-14
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Arctic temperatures to rise 3-5 degrees by 2050: UN
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Even if the world were to cut emissions in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, winter temperatures in the Arctic would rise three to five degrees Celsius by 2050 and five to nine degrees by 2080, devastating the region and unleashing sea level rises worldwide, a new report by the UN Environment warned on Thursday.
2019-03-14
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Macron arrives in Nairobi for climate conference
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Kenya on Wednesday in the last leg of his tour of three East African countries.
2019-03-13
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Urgent action needed to tackle chemical pollution: UN
Nairobi, March 11 (IANS) Countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimise adverse impact of chemicals and waste by 2020, which means urgent action is required to reduce further damage to human health and economies, said a UN report, here on Monday.
2019-03-11
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Encouraging to see India's innovation to tackle pollution: UN Environment acting chief (IANS Interview)
Nairobi, March 11 (IANS) It's encouraging to see innovation -- a key to tackling pollution -- coming from all corners, especially developing countries like India, UN Environment acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya has said.
2019-03-11
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
World leaders to step up Paris climate goals
Nairobi, March 11 (IANS) A total of 4,700 heads of state, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives, who are gathering in this Kenyan city for a five-day meeting of the world's top body on the environment, will take bold decisions that move global societies to a more sustainable path.
2019-03-11
Category: International, Kenya,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
UN, tech giants lead push for green tech solutions
Nairobi, March 9 (IANS) The United Nations, tech giants and the finance, policy and and science fraternities on Saturday teamed up to push the use of cutting-edge technology to create cleaner, greener and more efficient solutions to sustainable development.
2019-03-09
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Africa urged to strengthen food safety processes to tackle hunger
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Kenyan scientist has urged the African states to strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) processes as a means to boost food safety that is key to tackle hunger on the continent.
2019-02-17
Category: International, Kenya,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
My plea of innocence in dope case not being heard: Kiprop
Nairobi, Feb 4 (IANS) One year after he was temporarily suspended for alleged doping, three-time world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop is crying foul saying nobody has acted on his plea of innocence.
2019-02-04
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya's athletes need to prepare for life after retirement: Official
Nairobi, Jan 20 (IANS) A senior sports official in Kenya has advised athletes to prepare for life after retirement from active competition.
2019-01-20
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenya ensures safety for U20 athletics worlds as terror attack rocks Nairobi
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan sports officials have reassured visiting International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials of athletes' safety during the 2020 World U20 Championships in the wake of terrorist attack that rocked Nairobi on Tuesday.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenyan hotel siege ends, claims 14 lives
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a deadly attack by terrorists on an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital that left at least 14 civilians dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kenyan President says hotel siege over, 14 killed
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a siege by terrorists in the capital that left at least 14 people dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Six killed in terror attack at Nairobi hotel complex
Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenya's government on Tuesday said the situation was under control after six people were killed and some 30 others wounded in a terrorist attack at an upscale hotel and office complex in this capital.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Explosions and heavy gunfire rocked an upscale hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground, the media reported.
2019-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Olympic champ says running marathon in under two hours is possible
Nairobi, Jan 13 (IANS) Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge says breaking the two-hour mark in marathon is very much possible.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics
Kenyans Kiplagat, Kirui plan to reclaim Boston Marathon titles
Nairobi, Jan 11 (IANS) Edna Kiplagat, the two-time Boston Marathon champion, has thrown down the gauntlet, warning Kenya athletes are ready to reclaim the gold medal in this year's race on April 15.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Athletics