The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway. The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907. After independence in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. The city lies on the River Athi in the southern part of the country, and has an elevation of 1,795 metres (5,889ft) above sea level.
Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.
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NAIROBI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health on Thursday announced stringent measures to help curb the spread of coronavirus in 13 counties located in the western parts of the country that have been designated as the new virus hotspots ... released in Nairobi.
NAIROBI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya... The shortage of vaccines has seen a number of health facilities across the country, in particular in the coastal city of Mombasa, the capital Nairobi and Kisumu, stop the service.
NAIROBI, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday that plans to establish an electronic blood tracking system and ensure that donated blood reached intended beneficiaries are at an advanced stage. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, ...
Measures adopted to fight Covid-19 are not based on fabricated data but on an ongoing analysis of cases reported by the Ministry of Health and sent to a modelling centre at the University of Nairobi (UoN) ....
... threatened human health and public safety ... From the COVID-19 risk index counties such as Nairobi, Kiambu, Meru, Kakamega and Nakuru have been identified to be at high risk from health and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 that could potentially overwhelm national response capacity.
NAIROBI, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health on Wednesday launched the Kenya Mental Health ActionPlan (2021-2025) to promote mental health among citizens ... "Through the plan, mental health and psychosocial support will be integrated into the emergency and ...
Abdhalah Ziraba, an epidemiologist and the head of the health system at the AfricanPopulation and Health Research Center in Nairobi, says the failure to inoculate is partly due to vaccine hesitancy among the population, and underdeveloped health care systems, especially in non-urban areas.
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