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06 05 2021 | 16:13

Costly electricity bars Kenya from becoming energy-secure country.

Expensive pricing has hit Kenya’s transition into an energy-secure country over the past decade, a new index shows, despite improvements in customer connections, uptake of renewable energy and high…

03 05 2021 | 07:57

State to save Kenya Power from KenGen direct sales.

Loss-making Kenya Power got a huge reprieve after the Ministry of Energy announced it will restrict Kenya Electricity Generating Company  KenGen) plans to sell power directly to consumers. State-…

20 04 2021 | 14:57

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London…

20 04 2021 | 10:29

‘No other home’: Refugees in Kenya camps devastated over closure.

Kenya has given an ultimatum to the UN refugee agency to present a plan over the closure of the Dadaab and Kakuma camps housing more than 400,000 people. Terrifying, shocking, a rejection of…

24 03 2021 | 12:47

GREENPEACE AFRICA: Pollution is killing Kenya's lakes, NEMA must Act

The recent tragedy of poisoned fish in Kenya's Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria is threatening both the health of consumers and the livelihoods of communities living around them.

22 03 2021 | 09:28

Fisherman in Kenya swap petrol outboard motors for electric engines.

Fishermen on Lake Victoria in Kenya have begun using some of Africa’s first electric fishing boats. A Kenya-based start-up is offering battery-powered engines to some of the tens of thousands of…

22 03 2021 | 09:07

Endangered vultures: A species on the 'brink of extinction' in Kenya.

Out of 11 vulture species found in Africa, 7 are on the verge of extinction. In Kenya, one species - bearded vulture - has less than five individuals remaining according to conservationists.…

12 03 2021 | 09:25

100MW Kipeto wind farm connects to Kenya’s power grid.

Kipeto Energy Plc (KEP), today announced it has connected Kipeto wind farm to the national grid and will start generating power in the next week. KEP has connected a 17km (220KV) high voltage…

12 03 2021 | 09:12

Kenyan farmers are turning crop-eating locusts into sustainable animal feed.

Laura Stanford says the project helps farmers turn a profit with the very thing that killed their crops When Laura Stanford heard stories from Kenyan farmers about the devastation that the locust…

26 02 2021 | 10:59

Kenyan Engineer Recycles Plastic Into Bricks Stronger Than Concrete.

Nzambi Matee is an entrepreneur with an incredible goal -- to turn plastic destined for the landfill into sustainable, strong building material. Her company, Gjenge Makers, uses the plastic waste of…

03 02 2021 | 09:58

Electric Taxi Fleet 'Fast' Expanding in Kenya.

Finland’s electric taxi service Nopea Ride expects to more than triple its fleet in Kenya's capital this year, helping to reduce emissions from Nairobi's notorious traffic.  Environmental experts say…

26 01 2021 | 14:53

Kikuyu Art Festival - 21/2/2021

For those who will be within Nairobi environs on 21 February 2021, please do join us for the Kikuyu art festival. We will have activities such as mural arts painting, tree planting, nature walks and…

22 01 2021 | 08:55

And then there were two: can northern white rhinos be saved from extinction?

There are only two remaining rhinos of this species, a mother and daughter, but scientists see new hope in stem cell breakthroughs “Iwatch these beautiful animals walk the path toward extinction…

22 01 2021 | 08:03

Kenya braces for return of devastating locust swarms.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Swarms of desert locusts have reappeared in East Africa to the dismay of farmers and villagers who witnessed them wreak havoc on their crops and pasture in previous years. Locust…

11 01 2021 | 14:46

Kenya faces $62bn bill to mitigate climate-linked hunger, drought and conflict

Country accounts for less than 0.1% of global emissions but suffers disproportionately from related disasters, say new report. Kenya needs $62bn (£46bn) to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

25 11 2020 | 06:52

Chinese bank pulls out of proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya.

The biggest financier of the troubled Sh200 billion Lamu coal plant project has pulled out, casting doubts on the project’s viability. The new development was reported by local NGO Save Lamu, citing…

19 11 2020 | 09:38

High fossil fuel costs and unnecessary power developments like Lamu will lead to expensive electricity bills for Kenyans.

Kenya should make the most of its abundant renewable energy resources and reduce costs for consumers The belated release of Kenya Power’s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019 confirmed…

11 11 2020 | 09:07

Fears for a million livelihoods in Kenya and Tanzania as Mara River fish die out.

Water biodiversity is on the brink, with dire consequences for the region known for the zebra and wildebeest migration, says WWF. Fish are being driven to extinction in the Mara River basin, putting…

04 11 2020 | 11:30

For Peat’s Sake

  Kenya taking steps to save its swamps.