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News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya Opens Second Phase of Massive Chinese-Funded Rail Project

Published on: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Kenya Opens Second Phase of Massive Chinese-Funded Rail Project
News source: https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00070491.html

The latest stretch of track that will eventually link the port of Mombasa to Uganda cost U.S.$1.5 billion and runs from Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha. Critics argue that the cost of the railway is plunging Kenya into debt.

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya Struggles to Manage Debt for Railway to 'Nowhere'

Published on: Friday 18 October 2019
Kenya Struggles to Manage Debt for Railway to 'Nowhere'
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910190029.html

As Kenya's government trumpets the opening of its new, Chinese-built train line to the Rift Valley, critics say the railway serves little purpose and is plunging Kenya into massive debt. It's been ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya sends beads for happy feet

Published on: Friday 04 October 2019
Kenya sends beads for happy feet
News source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/oct/05/kenya-sends-beads-for-happy-feet-2043316.html

“Our footwear is made by the women of the Maasai tribe. They are the Nilotic ethnic group of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, along the Great Rift Valley. They are best known for their distinct ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Rift Valley farmers want Uhuru to release maize task force report

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Rift Valley farmers want Uhuru to release maize task force report
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/counties/rift-valley/2019-09-27-rift-valley-farmers-want-uhuru-to-release-maize-task-force-report/

Rift Valley farmers want President Uhuru Kenyatta ... that we can follow up on the recommendations,” a director of the Kenya Farmers Association, Kipkorir Menjo said. Mandago and Khaemba have ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: FEATURE-Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
FEATURE-Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/feature-bugs-biogas-kenyan-farmers-120000529.html

In many parts of the world, the prickly pear (opuntia) is used as natural fencing and decoration, thanks to its flat, fleshy pads, colourful flowers and purple fruits. Farmers at the communally managed Makurian Group Ranch in Laikipia County in Kenya's Rift Valley say the non-native, invasive plant

News Kenya Rift Valley: Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus

Published on: Thursday 26 September 2019
Bugs and biogas: Kenyan farmers get creative to fight 'devil's' cactus
News source: http://news.trust.org/item/20190926113431-2vw14/

Men on the communally-managed Makurian Group Ranch in Kenya's Rift Valley load a prickly pear cactus they have chopped down into put in a wheelbarrow in Laikipia County, Kenya, July 31 ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Comment: It will be an uphill task for Raila in Rift Valley

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Comment: It will be an uphill task for Raila in Rift Valley
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2019-08-17-comment-it-will-be-an-uphill-task-for-raila-in-rift-valley/

Raila will require a miracle to be accepted politically in Rift Valley and Mt Kenya. We have been in this journey before - in 2013 and in 2017 - when the two regions voted for Jubilee almost to a man.

News Kenya Rift Valley: Raila picks Mt Kenya, Rift dream team

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Raila picks Mt Kenya, Rift dream team
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2019-08-17-raila-picks-mt-kenya-rift-dream-team/

ODM leader Raila Odinga has stepped up his efforts to build new alliances in Rift Valley and Mt Kenya regions as the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 hots up. The former Prime ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Flamingoes, grasslands, treks, hot air balloons & safaris: Check out five astounding experiences of Kenya

Published on: Friday 16 August 2019
Flamingoes, grasslands, treks, hot air balloons & safaris: Check out five astounding experiences of Kenya
News source: https://yourstory.com/weekender/flamingoes-treks-hot-air-balloons-safari-kenya-africa

The wildlife corridor between Tanzania and Kenya is home to the world’s most magnificent game reserves – the Masai Mara National Reserve located in the Great Rift Valley. Masai Mara Named ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya: Section of Rift Valley MPs Laud Haji Move on Dams' Probe as Murkomen Cries Foul

Published on: Monday 22 July 2019
Kenya: Section of Rift Valley MPs Laud Haji Move on Dams' Probe as Murkomen Cries Foul
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907230017.html

A section of Members of Parliament have described the move by the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to approve prosecutions over the dams scandal as a bold move but warned it could turn out to be a 'publicity stunt' if cases are not prosecuted well.

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya’s corruption crackdown: new era or political theater?

Published on: Friday 26 July 2019
Kenya’s corruption crackdown: new era or political theater?
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/kenyas-corruption-crackdown-era-political-theater-190726154554617.html

Nairobi, Kenya - A bare piece of land in Kenya's Rift Valley region, where two hydropower and irrigation dams should be standing. Millions of dollars paid out for projects that still exist only on ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya risks running out of pilots due to old age

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Kenya risks running out of pilots due to old age
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/counties/rift-valley/2019-07-17-kenya-risks-running-out-of-pilots-due-to-old-age/

Kenya may soon run short of pilots as the ones in service are ageing. “We do not have enough young men and women who are qualified pilots in Kenya, and this is likely going to bring doom in the ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Woman who turned blind at 9 months lives teaching dream

Published on: Monday 08 July 2019
Woman who turned blind at 9 months lives teaching dream
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001333149/woman-who-turned-blind-at-9-months-lives-teaching-dream

In 1998, she sat her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations but her parents did not have funds to help her to immediately proceed to college. SEE ALSO :Stage ready for Rift ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya aims to rejoin World Rally Championship series

Published on: Monday 08 July 2019
Kenya aims to rejoin World Rally Championship series
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/kenya-aims-rejoin-world-rally-championship-series-190708124830187.html

Depending on how it goes, the country hopes to rejoin the World Rally Championship next year after a gap of almost two decades. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nakuru in Kenya's Great Rift ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Railway firm evaded Sh800m tax, court told

Published on: Tuesday 09 July 2019
Railway firm evaded Sh800m tax, court told
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001333251/railway-firm-evaded-sh800m-tax-court-told

[Courtesy] The Government might have lost Sh800 million taxes in the deal between Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) and Rift Valley Railways (RVR). It emerged in court that RVR has unpaid taxes ranging ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Why the world may soon ‘forget’ Kenya’s Lake Kamnarok

Published on: Sunday 12 May 2019
News source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/campaigns/GiantsClub/why-the-world-may-soon-forget-kenya-s-lake-kamnarok-a8910901.html

Kenya’s Rift Valley, the cradle of mankind, is known for its many lakes. The lakes are tourist attraction sites earning regional counties millions of pounds in revenue. But one such facility, Lake ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Studio Libeskind Unveils Vision for a Museum for Humankind in Kenya

Published on: Tuesday 14 May 2019
News source: https://www.archdaily.com/917048/studio-libeskind-unveils-vision-for-a-museum-for-humankind-in-kenya

Studio Libeskind has unveiled details of Ngaren: The Museum for Humankind, a museum dedicated to the story of humans to be situated in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. Commissioned by paleoanthropologist ...

News Kenya Rift Valley: Kenya's New Museum Will Pay Homage to Ancient Man

Published on: Friday 17 May 2019
News source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kenyas-museum-pay-homage-ancient-161500293.html

If everything goes according to plan, Lake Turkana in Kenya's Great Rift Valley will soon be home to the Ngaren Museum of Humankind. The Rift Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also home to ...