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.
These measures, while necessary from a public health perspective, are likely to negatively impact market systems on which vulnerable populations in Nairobi depend ...Kibera, Korogocho, Kayole, Lunga Lunga, Majengo, Mathare, Mukuru and Soweto informal settlements in Nairobi county.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A special committee of health experts formed by Tanzania's new president on Monday recommended an overhaul of the country's approach to COVID-19, which until lately was to deny its existence ... Led by Said Aboud from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied ...
NAIROBI, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 17th May, 2021 ) .-- Kenya will increase budgetary allocation ... He spoke in Nairobi during a virtual multisectoral forum on Kenya's mental health investment attended by senior policymakers, development partners, experts and advocates.
A woman walks through the narrow alleyways of the Huruma informal urban settlement in Nairobi...WFP is also treating malnutrition in children aged under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and older people, through health centres in the informal settlements of Nairobi and Mombasa.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The WorldHealthOrganization said on Tuesday it was reviewing coronavirus data from Seychelles after the health ministry said more than a third of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week had been fully vaccinated.
For more than a month, Nairobi city residents had borne the brunt of the harsh restrictions imposed by Kenyatta... “Compliance with necessary Covid-19 public health measures is not about torture as (is) happening on Thika Road (one of the main highways in Nairobi), but about national dialogue and community engagement on protecting lives,” he said.
NAIROBI, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday the country had inoculated more than 900,000 people against COVID-19 amid intensified efforts to contain the pandemic ... "Of these, 280,876 are aged 58 years and above, health workers, 160,947, teachers, 143,684, ...
Entire health systems could collapse, leading to more tragic loss of life ... And of course the impact of the outbreak and public health and social measures on children is likely to be aggravated following the second wave ...  NationalFamilyHealth Survey-5 (2019-2020) ... UNICEFNairobi.
NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- When the Kenyan government announced in March that the elderly would be given priority in COVID-19 vaccination, Andrew Wandera, a resident of Busia, Kenya, heeded the call ... Other targeted persons are teachers, health workers and security officers.
... a WorldHealthOrganization official said. NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The delays in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa linked to the crisis in India could reignite new waves of infections in the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) official said Thursday.
Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu ended her Kenyan visit on a high note with a sprightly address to both houses of Parliament that extolled relations between the two countries and listed resolutions and agreements reached in her two-day tour of Nairobi. Trade, health, ...