Youth unemployment continues to be the Government’s priority. The latest initiative to address this problem is the launch of the Uwezo Fund set to offer interest-free loans to enterprises set up by youth groups EMPHASIS on YOuth employment Youth unemployment continued to haunt the Government. The youth accounted for 67 per cent of the unemployed … Read more

The more than 40 million Kenyan people represented in 42 diverse and distinctive cultural/linguistic communities remain the nation’s most precious national heritage It’s been 50 years since Kenya attained independence. On December 12, 1963, Kenyans gained full control of their internal affairs from the British Empire after a protracted guerrilla war, intense negotiation, coercion, blood … Read more

Once seen as an agricultural country, Kenya has promising prospects for minerals at the Coast and around Lake Victoria. The nation is also set to become a member of the enviable club of oil producing countries. MINERALS Kenya has struck oil in Turkana, coal in Mwingi and gas in Lamu. It is now set to … Read more

Kenya’s 50-year-old rich heritage in sport is etched in Olympic and Commonwealth glory across all disciplines and now, a new generation of sportsmen and women are writing a fresh chapter in this great story. Kenya has had abundant sporting success that inspires citizens across all generations. The Rugby Sevens team is world class and recognised … Read more

Within 50 years of independence, Kenya has stamped its position on the world map as a vibrant tourism destination. The country has made remarkable strides in the promotion of tourism, a leading source of foreign exchange. Kenya has emerged as a leading voice on the world stage in the conservation arena, through tourism, collaboration with … Read more

As early as 1963, the Government acknowledged that poverty, disease, and illiteracy were a major constraint to human development. The strategies for handling these bottlenecks are reflected in various national development plans, sessional papers, and other policy documents. The early years of independence were characterised by rapid economic growth. A high economic growth rate that … Read more

The Kenyan flag, National Anthem and local currency are some of the emblems, names, and words protected in the country’s laws against improper usage The Kenyan flag The story of the making of the Kenyan flag dates back to June 1963 when Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Tom Mboya called Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta’s office … Read more

From native languages to performances, Kenya has a great mix of traditional offerings. The challenge, however, lies in blending the traditional with the modern to generate a truly responsive national culture The language issue Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963 as a nation seeking to reclaim what had been taken away by colonialism, including … Read more

From a bicameral legislative arm of government at independence and back to a two-chamber House — the National Assembly and the Senate — Parliament has gone full circle in 50 years. Return of the Bicameral Legislature The independence Constitution, negotiated between nationalists and the British government, was repealed and a new one enacted in a … Read more

Kenya has an extensive transport network that spans rail, road, air and marine infrastructure. The country’s paved and unpaved roads, airports and a railway system links its ports and major cities world over Perhaps the greatest indicator of the importance of transport to national and regional development is this multifaceted grand project that spans across … Read more

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