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.
Sanergy is a social impact company that was established in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2010. It is a business model for providing toilets in the urban slums of Nairobi and collecting human waste to be turned into fertilizer.
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NAIROBI, Aug ... "We must treat climate change as an immediate threat, just as we must treat the connected crises of nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste as immediate threats," she said in a statement released in Nairobi ... The 6th IPCCC assessment report, "Climate Change 2021 ... 31 to Nov. 12, Andersen noted ... Enditem .
NAIROBI, Aug ... eastern fringes of Kenya's capital, Nairobi ... Adjacent to the Nairobi River that is choking with waste from household and industrial premises is Sanaa center, an open space where Kimani and his bandmates have been refining their vocal, dancing and songwriting skills.
At the firm’s Nairobi workshop former wood carvers create beautiful pieces of artwork that are exported to zoos, aquariums, museums and shops the world over ... Another source for OceanSole is the Nairobi waterways clogged with plastic pollution and the city’s vast rubbish dump, Dandora. The giant rubbish dump on the outskirts of Nairobi.
NAIROBI, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenya said Tuesday it will intensify efforts in preventing illegal fishing along the coastal strip ... According to him, Nairobi is collaborating with the World Bank to implement the 10 billion shillings (about 92.68 million U.S.
Innovative young Kenyan scientist is turning Nairobi’s mountain of plastic waste into paving bricks ... Nairobi — Floating in the middle of world’s largest ocean, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a man-made mess of plastic waste covering twice as much area as the state of Texas.
That is what we have experienced in Nairobi and other parts of the country in the last few weeks ... We must accept that the sewer systems within the Nairobi metropolis are compromised, either due to poor workmanship or wrong material choices. One major cause of flooding in urban areas like Nairobi is the clogging of sewer systems.
Managers of sanitation services in informal settlements performed their daily tasks of cleaning toilets and removing waste ... At the moment, the bank is interested in recycling and monetizing human waste collection ... Sanergy, a growing waste recycling company in Nairobi, has already answered that question.
(MENAFN - The Conversation) There's been widespread concern in Kenya over the shrinking of green spaces in Nairobi, the capital city ... To give an idea of how much green space has already been lost, between 1976 and 2000, Nairobi's forest cover went from 14% to 3% ... We found that, as land use in Nairobi transformed, there have been significant changes.