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Kenyan, American team up to found a Firm Furnishing Athletes With Shoes Fit For Tracks

By AvatarJael Keya

Over decades Kenyans have dominated the tracks in most Olympic championships with most medals being brought back home.

World-over, Kenyans have been known as track kings and queens with the recent win being made by a Eliud Kipchoge who scooped the London Marathon win, two weeks ago, for a forth time as Britain’s Mo Farah finished fifth. Read more

Tacos. Tequila. Telenovelas. Nairobi Embraces Its Mexican Soul.

In the Kenyan capital, Mexican culture is everywhere, from television to music to restaurants. A primer on the latest global mash-up.

By Jillian Keenan

On New Year’s Eve, as people around the world celebrated with a kiss or a glass of champagne, some partygoers in Nairobi celebrated a different way: with 12 grapes, one for each month of the year, as the clock ticked down to midnight.

This Mexican tradition, which dates back to the Spanish colonial period and is said to bring good luck, arrived in Nairobi on the crest of a cultural wave that is taking over Kenya’s trendiest corners. Mexican culture is everywhere: on restaurant menus, in dance clubs, on television. Read more

Kenya Airways inks deal with Delta Air Lines to expand operations in U.S.

Kenya’s flag carrier airline Kenya Airways said Friday it has reached an agreement with American airline Delta Air Lines to activate its codeshare with Delta in the United States and Canada.

Kenya Airways chief executive officer Sebastian Mikosz said the partnership will enable both the business and leisure travelers to enjoy greater connectivity and efficiency in 11 U.S. cities and four Canadian cities.

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Cisco launches Incubation hub in Kenya

By Rinchi

Cisco, an American telecommunications equipment manufacturer announces the launch of an incubation hub worth KES 69 million in Nairobi, Kenya. This initiative is conducted along with the expansion of its business operations in the country.

The incubation hub center will be hosted at the University of Nairobi (UoN) which will be Cisco’s second incubation hub in Africa after South Africa in 2018.

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This American is helping Kenyan Students study In US universities

By Steven Withrow

Many things surprised Connor J. Cobb in his first months working with high school graduates in Kenya—an East African country of nearly 50 million people—and one thing he did not expect to find was that some Kenyan runners he met in his travels would already know of his hometown of Falmouth and the Falmouth Road Race.

The 24-year-old member of the Falmouth Track Club, who graduated from Falmouth High School in 2013 and graduated last May from Wesleyan University with a degree in European history, has been working for the Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project, or KenSAP, since September.

He recently returned home for a month of college admissions visits for the nonprofit, including at his alma mater, before returning to Kenya.

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Kenya, US Firm to Sign Deal for Construction of Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter says the deal for the construction of a multi-billion-shilling Nairobi-Mombasa expressway will be signed this month.

Addressing visiting members of the US National Association of Securities Professionals (Nasp), the envoy has revealed that the agreement for the Sh350 billion road will be struck on April 17th.

The 473-kilometer state-of-the-art dual carriage motorway will be built by an American engineering company, Bechtel. Read more

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