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.
NAIROBI, Oct ...Mercy Mwangangi, chief administrative secretary with the Ministry of Health, told journalists in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, that currently international donors account for approximately 30 percent of health expenditures in the country.
NAIROBI, Oct ...Michael Gichangi, head of the ophthalmic services unit in the Ministry of Health, said at a briefing in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, that only about 20 percent of citizens suffering from eye related complications are able to access quality care services.
NAIROBI, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Thursday that the roll-out of malaria vaccine will be scaled up in order to boost efforts to eliminate the tropical disease which is a leading killer of children under five years and pregnant women by 2030.
Nairobi -- The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on many people's mental health, especially among vulnerable groups like refugees. In Kenya's urban refugee camps, aid agencies are trying to help people cope with anxiety and depression ....
NAIROBI, Oct ...Animals must be allowed to thrive in the wild," Kabesiime said at a virtual forum in Nairobi. She noted that the continent is home to biodiversity hotspots whose ecological health is key to survival of iconic wildlife species like giant herbivores, carnivores, reptiles and birds ... Enditem .
In Kenya and Nigeria, Human Rights Watch documented job losses, falling income, and widespread hunger among people living in poverty in Nairobi and Lagos... A 75-year-old grandmother from Nairobi, who cares for grandchildren with mental health conditions, recounted the difficulties she faced finding medication and food.
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