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Nairobi News

Find local breaking news in business, economy, health, politics and sports. Stay updated with latest events, entertainment, culture and travel. Read updated COVID-19 / Corona pandemic information and news about vaccines and testing.

National Kenya news:

Jobs in Nairobi

Find newly posted jobs, vacancies and services for hire locally. Most sites allow you to post a profile and get e-mail notifications about new jobs that apply to you.

The number of kenyans who surf the internet with an aim to find jobs is high. The top jobs in Nairobi are: Paid Internship, Office assistant, Data entry, Event planning, Finance, Accountant, Sales and Hospitality. The best and biggest job sites in Kenya are:

On the best and most popular job sites you will find vacancies in all categories of employment: Management, production, maintenance, quality, service, project management, IT, Health and social professions, transport, logistics and HR, but also postings in training, accounting, controlling, finance, marketing and communication. You can filter vacancies by industry such as production, manufacturing, software & IT, education, temporary work, agriculture, mining, engineering, health, pharmacy and hospitals.

Also check out the most popular classifieds sites. Classifieds sites almost always have a jobs & vacancies section, and a place to post your own resume.


For sale in Nairobi

On classifieds sites, you will find almost anything for sale – and you can post your own item to learn an extra income. Search and filter by categories or by location. Find the best deals in your city as well as nation-wide.

In general, the best Kenyan classifieds and listing sites are:


On most classifieds and sales listings sites you will find items for sale in many categories. Most typical are Mobile Phones & Tablets, Electronics, Vehicles, Cars & Trucks, Real Estate, Fashion & Clothes, Jobs & Trainings, Business & Services and Beauty & well being. You will also find available job listings and seeking job / CVs, service ads, repair and construction and commercial equipment and tools.

Weather in Nairobi

Here you will find updated and accurate local forecasts for the city. Please check the hourly forecast as well as the daily forecasts. We also recommend a good mobile weather app like Weather Channel, AccuWeather or Radarscope to keep you constantly updated.

Nairobi
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Feels like: 26°C
Wind: 35km/h SSW
Humidity: 31%
Pressure: 1022.01mbar
UV index: 11
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26/14°C
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Kenya has a subtropical highland climate owing to its proximity to the equator. Good national weather links are:

Weather forecasting and weather radars are the most typical ways of staying updated. Weather is typically indicated with sunny, cloudiness, rains and showers, storms and more. Most online weather apps will list the local location, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, humidty and pressure. Some might even include a UV index and what the weather “feels like” (like the chill factor). Forecasts typically look at Highs and Lows during the 24 hour day, wind, precipitation and precipitation chance.


More about Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya situated south central part of the country and its one of the largest city. The name comes from the Massai phrase Enkare Nyirobi- which is translated as “the place of cool water.” Nairobi is known among many African cities as a prominent city politically and financially.  

Nairobi is been a Centre of trade and principal industrial Centre of Kenya, an established hub for culture and business and stable home for companies and organizations.  The city is well served with road and rail network that lead in and out of the city. 

Nairobi is well situated near Eastern Africa’s agriculture heartland and its produces pass through Nairobi before their exported. Tourism is also part of the city and its governmental Centre.

Nairobi being a cosmopolitan and multicultural city in Kenya, the city has activities to cater for all tastes.

General Information about Nairobi

Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and largest city popularly referred to as the “green city in the sun”. Nairobians never sleep and you will find most businesses going on as usual, even in the wee hours of the night. The availability of cultural and commercial facilities is the major reason for the high population. Its popularity saw a famous female main character in the Spanish TV series money heist borrow the name Nairobi to use as a code name.

Did you know in downtown Nairobi, in the streets of river road you can buy almost anything except human souls?

Nairobi derives its name from the Maasai phrase “enkare” Nairobi, which means cool water and refers to the Nairobi River that runs through the city. It has a large population, and the UN world urbanization prospects estimates the population to increase to five million by 2025.

Buildings and key locations

Nairobi’s city square is in the Central Business District. The Kenya Parliament buildings, the holy family Cathedral Nairobi city hall, Nairobi law courts and the Kenya International conference center are all iconic structures surrounding the square.

Climate and weather

Nairobi has a subtropical Highland climate owing to its proximity to the equator.

Constituencies and politics

Nairobi has several constituencies, each of which is represented in the national assembly by a Member of Parliament.

Parks and Nature

Much of the city has dense forests with many green spaces and parks which are Uhuru Park, City Park and Central park. These parks provide leisure for the locals. Jeevanjee Gardens and Nairobi Arboretum are other open spaces that attract locals and visitors. 

Economy

The Nairobi Securities Exchange, one of Africa’s largest stock exchanges, has headquarters in Nairobi. Several multinational corporations and organizations have regional headquarters here. General Electric, Young & Rubicam, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM, and Cisco Systems all moved their African headquarters to the city in 2007. The United Nations Office at Nairobi hosts the UN environment and UN-habitat headquarters. Nairobi is home to some of Africa’s largest businesses, including Safaricom and Kengen.  

Manufacturing companies in Nairobi include clothing, textile, building materials, processed foods, beverages and cigarettes. These companies provide job opportunities to the locals. Good Year General Motors, Toyota Motors, and Coca-Cola are among the international companies with factories in Nairobi.

Culture

In terms of culture, Nairobi has the Kenya national theatre and the Kenya national archives, Art galleries centers, and the Nairobi National Museum. 

Food

Nyama choma, a local term for roasted meat, is popular in Nairobi. There are also several restaurants, including KFC, Spur, and others. Art cafe, Nairobi Java, and the Dormans are examples of coffee shops that also serve as restaurants have the upper and middle classes frequenting them. Traditional food joints specializing in African delicacies are also widespread.

Sport

Football is the most common sport in the region, with teams such as Gormahia AFC Leopards Tusker, and Mathare United playing in the Kenya Premier League. Nairobi City Stadium, the city’s first stadium, holds football matches. The Nyayo National Stadium, which is near the Central Business District, is an ideal place for political gatherings. 

Nairobi organizes marathons, rugby matches, safari rallies, and other sporting activities. 

Worship Centers

The places of worship in the city are churches, temples, and mosques

Education

Most schools use the Kenyan or British curriculum. The International School of Kenya, Rosslyn Academy Swedish School, Riara, Makini, and German school are among the schools within the city and its environs.

Institutions of higher learning are available with the University of Nairobi being the largest and oldest university in Kenya.

Transport

Matatus are the most commonly used mode of public transportation. “Three cents for a ride” is what the word matatu means. The notorious Nairobi jam witnessed during rush hour is because of public transport vehicles and private cars accessing the central business district. Nairobi county government has plans to remove these vehicles from the central business district a move which will help decongest Nairobi. 

Nairobi accommodates different nationalities and people from all walks of life. It is a growing city that never sleeps with access to social-economic amenities.

Tip: For additional information about this city, check out local directories for information about residents, culture, businesses and tourism.


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