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…

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…

Israel and Africa in 2016: where to next?

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta visited Israel in recent days amidst much talk of deepening engagement between Israel and wider Africa. The demonstrates the potential for a strong future between the two nations that already shares a storied past. As with Kenya, Israel’s relationship with a number of African nations is traced back…

Palestinian officials criticise Kenyatta’s visit to Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) criticized Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta for his trip to Israel saying that the move betrayed support for the liberation of Palestine. Kenyatta visited occupied East Jerusalem and what is considered an illegal Israeli settlement in the Jordan Valley by the Palestinian people. PLO Secretary General,…

Kenya: WTO conference continues with hope for positive outcome

On Tuesday December 15 the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was opened in Nairobi, Kenya with an appeal by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for concrete results. “Our countries firmly believe in the multilateral trading system’s ability to deliver meaningful outcomes for our growth, development and poverty reduction…

Kenya increases security measures after Paris attack

The world stopped this weekend after the news spread of the terror attacks in Paris and now everyone around the globe have come together in support of France. Kenya is no exception, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta sent his condolences to the families of the victims and said that “humanity has…

Kenya: 245,000 teachers go without September pay

More than 245,000 Kenyan teachers will not be paid their September salaries as they continue to strike, the Daily Nation reported. The Teachers Service Commission ordered teachers to return to their work this Thursday at the Court of Appeal, however, many did not. A source who asked to remain unnamed…

Kenya: Teachers continue to strike

The Kenyan government has closed all public and private schools due to teacher strikes, which seem to have no end in sight. Leah Rotich, the acting secretary in the ministry of Education, stated on Friday that the term dates for schools have been revised. In a statement made on Friday…

Kenyatta cancels Summit on the African Peer Review Mechanism

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president has surprisingly canceled the Extraordinary Summit on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the decision has received much criticisms. The meeting was aimed at addressing serious challenges facing the APRM system, which the South African Institute for International Affairs said include, funding, leadership as well as…

Obama discusses gay rights during Kenya visit

Obama addressed a few major issues in Kenya during his visit including corruption security, issues and gay rights. He urged Kenya to hold “visible” trials in order to tackle corruption, which he believes to be the “biggest impediment” to future growth in the country. He also spoke on joint operations…