Kenya presidential candidates hold final rallies
08 August 2022 | 9:14 am
Deputy president and Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, William Ruto and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja held their final rallies on Saturday ahead of the August 9 election, ending months of campaigning to become Kenya's next leader.
The CEO of Kenya Airways Allan Kilavuka gives an update on efforts to turn around the airline's operations, which have been severely constrained by COVID-19 and a financial crisis that predates the pandemic.
Lucy Wangari started an unusual consulting business: dealing with onion farming. She's made the niche her own in Kenya, and wants to spread knowledge beyond big commercial farms.
Moderna has announced that its first mRNA vaccine facility in Africa will be located in Kenya with an aim of producing 500 million doses a year.
Artisans at Kenya's African Bone Workshop make ornaments out of an unusual material: discarded animal bones. The objects don't just provide their makers with an income, they also help protect the environment.
Kenyan lawyer Harman Grewal developed a little legal helper: an artificially intelligent lawyer called Nadia to help Kenyans access free legal advice.
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