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.
Today the Standard GaugeRailway stops abruptly at Naivasha, 120km northwest of Nairobi... Areas close to Nairobi have witnessed significant changes in real estate ... The old port's customs clearing facilities are being shipped to the new Inland Container Depot close to Nairobi ... It was common to get stuck in traffic for hours when large ships arrived.
Shipping to the European markets from the port of Mombasa, for example, will save as much as $1 USD per 4 kilogram box over other competitors ... Avocados are handpicked for quality and consistency and are closely monitored from harvest, to packing in Nairobi and Thika and to final delivery for shipping to global markets.
Under the partnership, AFKLMP Cargo will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on selected cargo flights from Nairobi - Kenya to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, carrying TTC’s fresh agricultural and horticultural products ... On average, TotalTouch Cargo ships around 350 tonnes a week from Kenya throughout the year.
NAIROBI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - African Union officials said on Thursday that the body had begun shipping COVID-19 vaccine doses acquired from Johnson & Johnson , but they raised alarm at the pace of total deliveries to a region where only 1.5% of people are fully vaccinated.
NAIROBI, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese-built Lamu port ... "The dream of spearheading the transhipment business at the Lamu port has now become a reality with the arrival of the world's biggest and most reputable shipping lines," Mwangemi said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
HARARE/NAIROBI (Reuters) -The United States will begin shipping the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines it has donated to Africa from this weekend, a special envoy of the African Union said on Thursday, as the continent sees a surge in cases fuelled by variants ... “We begin to ship by this weekend the U.S.
Other participants include insurance giant MSIG and Indonesian-based funds like EV Growth, Provident Growth and Indies Capital... wholesale, retail and fintech ... For example, if a Toyota Corolla breaks down in Singapore, but its engine is still usable, it might be extracted and shipped to a repair shop in Nairobi, and the rest of its parts recycled ... .