Category Archives: E-alerts

Clinton to boost Kenya's environment conservation efforts

Kenya’s forest conservation efforts received a boost late Tuesday when former U.S. President Bill Clinton pledged to mobilize funds to help the East African country increase its forest cover from the current 1.7% to 10% in a decade. Clinton made the pledge during discussions with Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who Monday began a formal campaign for the restoration of the … Read More

Biggest Wind Farm in Africa Slated for Kenya

A 300-megawatt wind farm, the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, is being developed in Kenya in the hope of decreasing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and developing alternative energy sources. Work has already begun on the $891 million project, funded by KenGen and KBC Bank NV of Belgium. Damaris Mungai, program associate for the United Nation Environmental Program’s Kenya Country … Read More

KenGen Launches Power Bond

Nairobi — Power producer KenGen announced that it aims to add 500 megawatts of electricity to the national grid with proceeds from the $204 million public infrastructure bond. “It is part of KenGen’s short term strategy to stabilize the power situation in the country by commissioning 500MW from fast-tracked projects by 2012,” said Eddy Njoroge, KenGen’s Managing Director. He said … Read More

Kenya replaces top-rank police in major reform effort

By: Peter Greste Nairobi — The government in Kenya has replaced almost all of the country’s most senior police officers in what analysts say could be the start of major reform. Of all the Kenyan institutions needing reform, the police have been at the top of the list. In the wave of reflection that followed the rioting over the disputed … Read More