Kenyatta welcomes return of #Volkswagen production to Kenya

Kenyatta welcomes return of #Volkswagen production to Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on hand as the first Volkswagen Polo Vivo rolled off of Volkswagen’s production line in Thika on Wednesday, marking the return of VW to Kenya after nearly four decades. “A few months ago, this was only a dream,” Kenyatta said in a statement. “Now Volkswagen’s…

Kenya to postpone Dadaab closure at UNHCR request

Kenya will postpone the controversial closure of its Dadaab refugee camp for at least six months, citing the difficult security situation in Somalia and a United Nations appeal as factors in the decision. Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said Wednesday that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had…

Kenya’s stance on Dadaab refugees challenged by rights groups

Kenyan government officials are coercing refugees to return to Somalia – and the very risks they’ve tried to flee, the Amnesty International human rights organization said in a report released Tuesday. More than 280,000 refugees, most of them Somali, live in the Dadaab refugee camp that Kenya announced in May it intends…

Cycling, walking move a greener Africa forward

Four African countries are among the world’s five most dangerous for walking and cycling, a new UN Environment Programme report on transportation finds, but positive change is making big strides. From Uganda’s student bike-sharing programs, to Zambia’s village bicycle ambulances and Namibia’s bicycle-based recycling pickup service, Africans are taking an…

EU praises Kenya, encourages legal end to death penalty

The European Union and the member-state diplomats in Kenya have praised President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to commute all death sentences for more than 2,700 inmates who remained on death row. Kenyatta announced the decision and held a signing ceremony on Monday afternoon. The prisoners will now serve life sentences, a…

Kenyatta: Prison release makes room for corruption arrests

The first of some 7,000 prisoners released from Kenyan facilities was to begin Thursday with a group leaving the Nairobi West facility, local media said, as President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed that corrupt leaders should take their place. Kenyatta’s remarks came during Mashujaa Day commemorations held at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. He…