Uhuru Kenyatta News

President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election in Kenya on Friday, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.

The Pinnacle, Nairobi, Kenya

Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa

The mighty peaks of Kilimanjaro and Kenya are the highest points in Africa, towering over the East Coast nations.

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running.

Raila Odinga, Presidential Candidate of Kenya's National Super Alliance of Kenya (NASA)

Odinga to run for Kenyan presidency under opposition coalition

Former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named as Kenya’s opposition presidential candidate for the August general election.

2017 Peugeot 3008

Peugeot to assemble vehicles in Kenya

France’s PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, said on Saturday it had signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in Kenya.

Kenyan opposition leaders (L-R), Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula and Nick Salat hold hands as they announce their alliance during the 2017 general elections aspirants conference organised by the opposition parties in the capital Nairobi, Kenya January 11, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Kenya's five main opposition parties form super alliance to challenge Kenyatta

Kenyan opposition political parties announced an alliance on Wednesday to fight the August presidential and parliamentary elections against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s coalition.

Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen moves into Kenya & Rwanda in Africa expansion

Volkswagen on Wednesday opened a new assembly plant in Kenya and launched plans for a ride-sharing service in Rwanda as it seeks to take advantage of surging car demand in Africa.

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

Volkswagen expands Africa strategy with Kenya car assembly plant

Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalization of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016.

Newly-elected AU chairman, Chadian President Idriss Déby. Photograph: Xinhua/Barcroft Media

African Union members back Kenyan plan to leave International Criminal Court

Leaders at Addis Ababa summit support pullout of international criminal court in protest at perceived unfair targeting.

Asbel Kiprop (center) just beat his compatriot Elija Manangoi to take gold in the 1,500m event

Kenya tops medal table at World Athletics Championships

Kenya has come top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with CNN Global Executive Vice President and MD Tony Maddox

CNN boss apologizes to Kenya for "hotbed of terror" statement after Kenya cancels advertising deal

CNN has apologized to Kenya over a recent terrorism slur. n a televised CNN report preceding President Obama’s July trip to Kenya, the news network referred to the East African country as a “hotbed of terror” …

Dakar, Senegal: The city is predicted to be one of the top 10 most visited cities in Africa in 2015

Europe, Asia? No - Airbnb's next big push is in Africa

Airbnb, the world’s leading service to rent out rooms or properties over the Internet, has announced plans to rapidly accelerate its growth in Africa, particularly in key markets such as Kenya and South Africa.

SkyPower signs $2.2B agreement to build 1 GW of solar energy projects in Kenya

SkyPower signs $2.2B agreement to build 1 GW of solar energy projects in Kenya

SkyPower, the world’s largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, signed a landmark agreement with the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum for the development of 1 GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases in Kenya over the next five years.

Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

Kenya appoints Patrick Njoroge as new central bank governor

Patrick Njoroge has been formally appointed as the new governor of the Central Bank of Kenya by the president after parliament approved the choice, the central bank said on its website.

The pros and cons of an East African Community (EAC) monetary union

The pros and cons of an East African Community (EAC) monetary union

There has been very vocal interest in regional integration, including monetary integration, in Africa over the decades since independence.

Kenyan Muslim women and men applaud as a women's representative denounces the latest attack by al-Shabab gunmen, at a public meeting in Garissa, Kenya, on Apr. 3, 2015. Ben Curtis—AP

Look beyond Garissa attack to see progress in Kenya: former US Ambassador to Kenya, Major General Scott Gration, Ret.

If the media coverage on Kenya is all about terrorism, the terrorists win.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya's President Kenyatta said to be considering Haron Sirima as next Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya

Haron Sirima, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, is the favorite to succeed current Governor, Njuguna Ndung’u, when his term expires on March 3, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya named Africa's best investment hub: Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group

Kenya has been named the best African emerging economy to invest in due to accelerated infrastructure development and a stable political and macroeconomic environment.

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

Kenya's ruling coalition moves to create single party for 2017 general elections

The main political parties in Kenya’s governing Jubilee Alliance are considering plans for a merger, an agreement analysts say may involve rotating power between two of the country’s largest ethnic groups.

US-Africa Business Forum - Africa is Building a Better Business Landscape

US-Africa Business Forum: Africa is Building a Better Business Landscape (Video)

Data + Transparency = Market Confidence

US-Africa Business Forum - This is the Moment to Invest in Africa

US-Africa Business Forum: This is the Moment to Invest in Africa (Video)

Africa has a middle class larger than that of India, a projected five percent growth rate by 2015, and six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tony O. Elumelu and Emmanuel Hategeka, Rwanda's Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, at the launch of the East African Exchange in Kigali

East African Exchange (EAX): Regional Commodity Exchange Officially Launches

A new commodities exchange that launched late last week in Kigali, Rwanda, aims to use state-of-the-art technology to provide East Africa’s small-scale farmers access to agricultural and financial markets.

Bond Market

Kenya’s First International Bonds Rise on First Full Day of Trading

Kenya’s first-ever international bonds rose on their first full day of trading, propelled by almost $8 billion worth of orders which on Monday had helped make it the largest-ever debt sale by an African country.