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.
... in the capital city Nairobi ... There is a significant increase of artists' collective spaces and studios in Nairobi - though the few existing galleries cannot accommodate the fast growing numbers of artists emerging and building on the paths laid by artists like Rosemary Karuga.
NAIROBI, Nov ...Kenyatta said the government has so far spent 60 million dollars in upgrading the commuter rail stations within the NairobiMetropolitan region, including the access roads as well as the integrated and modern ticketing system that accommodates offsite booking.
NAIROBI, Nov ... all others are," he said during the launch in Nairobi ... The TransitShed is expected to serve about 7, 500 small traders in Nairobi and its environs and will accommodate approximately 100-40 foot containers per month raking in approximate revenue of 1 million dollars.
These are South Africa (the least cost), Dodoma, Tanzania, Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya (the highest cost). The report noted that, comparatively, a small number of new accommodation units are being produced formally each year, many of which stand abandoned, vacant, or incomplete due to a lack of effective demand from Nigerian households.
While a pickup in activity “could embolden most MPC’s to stand pat,” an easing bias will persist in countries where policymakers aren’t convinced their economies are sufficiently recovering, said Jibran Qureishi, the Nairobi-based head of Africa research at Standard Bank GroupLtd.
HANGZHOU, Aug ... While offering visitors an exhilarating scenery, Lujiacun village invariably impresses them with its achievements in eco-protection ... dollars) ... In Kenya, Chinese-built Mombasa-NairobiStandard GaugeRailway succeeded in accommodating wildlife needs, thus causing minimal interference to the animals ... Enditem .
NAIROBI, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's increased budgetary allocation to sports will be used to fund an expansive anti-doping laboratory in Nairobi to accommodate more tests, a government official said on Saturday ... laboratory in Nairobi to accommodate more tests," Mohamed said.