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US Cements its Position as Kenya’s Top Source of Tourists thanks to KQ Direct Flights


By John Wanjohi

The United States has maintained its place as Kenya’s top source of tourists, according to the latest data from the Tourism Research Institute (TRI).

The latest TRI data shows that arrivals from the US grew by 8.4 percent (14,617 visitors) in the first nine months of the year.

In the nine months to September this year, the number of American tourists increased to 188,933 from the 174,316 visitors recorded in the same period last year.

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30 African Americans arrive in Kenya to seek for their roots

With her long but neatly kept dreadlocks and a white t-shirt emblazoned with a Kenyan flag, Kea Tiffani Simmons, looks every inch Kenyan.She even has a Kenyan name, Wakesho Akinyi.

It is only when she speaks that you can hear her rich South Carolina accent.“I live in one of the most progressive cities in the US, but Nairobi is three times as many homes as the city of North Carolina,” she says.

Simmons is leading a group of 30 African-Americans on a five-day safari in search of their African roots.

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Kenya: How Jack Daniel’s Birthday Party Went Down in Nairobi

By Thomas Matiko

Hundreds of revellers turned up for the annual worldwide Jack Daniel’s Birthday at Blackyz Lounge in Hurlingham in Nairobi on Friday night.

The event saw guests treated to some feel good music as they sampled their favorites Jack Daniel’s Whisky brands, ranging from Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack and the new Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.

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US agency awards grant to Kenyan company for feasibility study on 50-megawatt wind power plant

By George Tubei 

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Kenya’s Craftskills Energy Limited for a feasibility study to develop a 50-megawatt wind power plant with integrated battery storage capacity in Kajiado, Kenya.

Actis, a leading investor in growth markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, is co-developing the project with Craftskills. U.S. firm Delphos International will execute the study.

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Abbott expands presence in Africa with opening of East Africa HQs in Kenya

Abbott, a leading global healthcare company, announced Thursday the opening of its second office in sub-Saharan Africa at The Watermark – Nairobi Garage Business Park.

The new office will function as the headquarters for the company’s operations in East Africa and is intended to support expanded growth opportunities for Abbott, both locally and in the region. Abbott’s other office in sub-Saharan Africa has been based in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1940.

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How The Trump Administration Protested When Kenya Halted a Coal-Fired Power Plant

BY JUSTIN WORLAND
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: JULY 2, 2019
When the Kenyan government had second thoughts about allowing the country’s first coal-fired power plant, the Trump Administration’s representative in the country protested.

U.S. Ambassador Kyle McCarter, a Trump appointee who previously served as a Republican state senator in Illinois, went on Twitter to argue in a string of tweets that coal is environmentally sound, that the plant would boost the country’s economy and that a critical analysis of the plant from a clean energy think tank amounted only to the work of “highly paid protestors.” Read more

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