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Below are the latest news headlines for Nairobi of interest to travelers:

  • Will KWS really Allow SGR to Destroy NNP? – 20 January 2016, 7:47 am
    By Brian Finch; On the main road in, there were Nightingales singing in the scrub, and others were at five other locations in the north, and on the way to Ivory Burning Site was the first of only two …
  • A Genetic Conundrum: Reedbuck in NNP – 12 January 2016, 7:26 am
    By Will Knocker: A young female Mountain reedbuck. The  NNP  population of this uncommon antelope (30-40 individuals max) poses the question: how is genetic viability ensured in such a small populat…
  • Little Pigs – 1 December 2015, 12:23 pm
    Images by Ian & Sammy Licence:      …
  • Fire in NNP – 15 November 2015, 1:48 pm
    By Will Knocker: A couple of weeks ago at the height of the drought I could see a huge fire in the Park from my home in the Silole Sanctuary… Plumes of smoke drifting towards Wilson Airport What…
  • Simba’s Picnic – 26 October 2015, 6:21 am
    By Will Knocker: Early morning at Mokoyeti picnic site… The King is looking to have either baboons OT tourists for breakfast… The Queen on the lookout… Do not mess…..   Se…
  • Wetlands of NNP – 15 October 2015, 7:56 am
    Images by Trish Heather-Hayes “The grandfather of birding lists is the Nairobi one, with 605 sp. rdecorded from the city & environs. NNP is the nest with 529 sp.” So writes Stephen Sp…
  • UPDATE 1-Kenya’s shilling firm, stocks down for fifth straight session – Reuters – 1 October 2015, 2:28 pm
    (Adds shilling closing level, stocks, bonds)
    By George Obulutsa
    NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Kenya’s shilling reversed
    some of its gains from earlier on Thursday due to some dollar
    demand from v…
  • Kenya 91-day Treasury bill yield rises to 20.637 pct – Reuters – 1 October 2015, 2:14 pm
    NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The weighted average yield on
    Kenya’s 91-day Treasury bill rose to 20.637 percent
    at auction on Thursday from 18.607 percent last week, the
    central bank said….
  • Orange in final talks to sell Kenyan mobile stake -minister – Reuters – 1 October 2015, 10:07 am
    NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – France’s Orange SA is
    in the final round of negotiations with an unidentified party to
    sell its 70 percent stake in Orange Kenya, Kenya’s finance
    minister said….
  • Kenya central bank seeks to mop up 5 bln shillings in liquidity – Reuters – 1 October 2015, 8:03 am
    NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Kenya’s central bank said on
    Thursday it planned to mop up 5 billion shillings ($47.89
    million) in excess liquidity from the money markets….