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.
Nairobi’s estimated waste production is between 2,000 and 4,000 tons of waste every day, including plastics, but the country’s collection services access less than 50% of the national urban population, according to data published in 2010 by the KenyaNational Bureau of Statistics.
Korogocho is one of the largest slums on the outskirts of Nairobi... Many residents of Nairobi’s slums lack running water, toilets and proper solid waste disposal systems ... The neighbourhood also borders the Dandora dumpsite, Nairobi’s main dumping ground, where more than 2,000 tonnes of waste are dumped each day.
Artist from NairobiMika Obanda found alternative solution for waste disposal. He is creating paintings and sculptures using egg shells and waste collected from dump sites of the Kenyan capital ... people eat eggs and throw their shells as waste in the dumpsite.
That’s the dual problem GregMurray and three other co-founders set out to solve when they established Koko Networks Ltd in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya... The company’s fuel is now sold in Kenya’s biggest cities, and one in four Nairobi households cook with it ... Koko’s ethanol is made from waste at sugar-processing plants in East Africa.
electronic waste ... Old laptop casings are stacked on shelves in the local NGOElectronicWasteInitiativeKenya (E-WIK) workshop as the NGO collects electronic wastes to be processed, recycled, and repurposed in an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 3, 2021 ... Find an e-waste disposal service.
For example, in early 2022, the United NationsNews covered the story of Nzambi Matee, an engineer from Kenya who started a company to convert plastic waste into building materials. Matee revealed that she was motivated to start her company because she was tired of watching her community in Nairobi, Kenya struggling to manage their plastic waste ... .
Between floods that ravaged Pakistan and droughts that parched Europe and China, and innumerable heat waves, the global impact of climate change has become tangible lately ... Also Read ... Also Read. Australian miner Fortescue reveals $6.2 billion carbon plan ... One prize finalist, Sanergy founder DavidAuerbach, turns food waste into fertilizer in Nairobi.
"China would like to share its experience over the last two decades with Africa in combating climate change by bridging the gap in the continent's energy needs and reversing effects of climate change in areas like solving industrial waste management problems.".
His factory has partnered with plastic waste suppliers from Nairobi operating within major landfills to provide the factory with raw materials ... Its capital of Nairobi alone generates 2,400 tonnes of solid waste, out of which only 45 percent is recycled, reused, or transformed to ...
New reports reaffirm that the 30-acre Dandora trash dump in Nairobi, Kenya is putting those who live and work nearby at a high risk of cancer, infertility, and other severe illnesses. Since 2007, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been alerting officials that the landfill is a serious health threat to an eastern Nairobi suburb.
Nairobi, Sept 5 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Sep, 2022 ) .Kenyans anxiously awaited a ... "We have already wasted a lot of time and money so if we go back to election we will waste (even more) time and resources," said Anne Karanja, a fruit seller in the capital Nairobi.
Nairobi, Sept 5 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Sep, 2022 ) .Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday ... "We have already wasted a lot of time and money so if we go back to election we will waste (even more) time and resources," said Anne Karanja, a fruit seller in the capital Nairobi.
This buzz of tailoring activity is taking place at Suave Studios, located on the second floor of a charming building painted white and blue in downtown Nairobi... Awale draws inspiration from Gikomba, a huge, sprawling, open-air second-hand clothes market in Nairobi, the largest of its kind in East Africa.