Nairobi - Kenya

Nairobi (pronounced /naɪˈroʊbɪ/) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyorobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun."Founded in 1899, the city was handed capital status from Mombasa in 1905. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District. The city lies on the Nairobi River, in the south of the nation, and has an elevation of 1661 m (5450 ft) above sea-level.Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with an estimated ur

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spaghettiface05 :

i want to be a teacher in nairobi kenya, and help out the unfortunate children. I want to help the worst, and make a huge difference for the families in africa. i feel as nairobi is too much of a well economized city, and id feel like i need a more poverty town. is there any suggestions? id like to be in either kenya or namibia.

Paperclip-UA-4-life :
"Safety should be your number one concern when travelling to Africa. Remember, a little good anywhere in the world, no matter who you are helping contains the same moral weight. I am an ethics major and too many people believe that tackling the largest moral issue contains the largest moral good. All good intentions are good, and Nairobi is a great place to help impoverished people. Remember, the more poverty stricken an area is the more YOUR life is in danger. if you do travel anywhere in Africa please go under the protection of a relief agency. Always volunteer for a well established agency or charity that can protect you. If you go alone, and anything happens, not even the US will protect you. Please. safety first."
jamisonshuck :
"If poverty is what you are after, the Kibera slums in Nairobi don't get much work. However, many of the occupants are suspicious to Wazungu (white people) and you may not feel as welcome there as you would be in other parts of Kenya. (especially do not go into the Muslim part of Kibera, they think all white people are Christian missionaries and are hostile to them) a good volunteer organization in Western Kenya:"
peaches an cream :
"just came here Kenya as there is lots of African kids who is less fortunate than you..and why dont you check with your embassy for people who came and work from other country procedure"
Layla :
"WOW...what i would do to live and work in kenya. I think you should follow your dream....i wish i was you."
Jack :
"Well, Nairobi itself if pretty developed but it is full of poorer areas just around it. Consider Kibera which is arguably the largest slum south of the sahara and is still in the heart of Nairobi. You can also try the towns around like Thika, Machakos, Limuru, Narok and Ngong. You can also hook up to local organisations to guide you like YADSTI which is science based university students organisation."
Riki S :
"what you should do is go on nonprofit organizations like red cross, rotary club, and ask them where they do the work, and those would be the areas where you would want to focus. peace corps would also know of some areas, (contact pc kenya desk). but, mainly it would be small towns, villages, in which you would have to know swahili, if not their local tounge, and be prepared to deal with people who have hiv/aids, or have lost family because of it. i taught in kenya for a year, so if you have further questions, feel free to email me at"
osmun79 :

Could somebody give me a list of places in the Nairobi or Karen area with Wireless internet access? I have heard Nairobi Javahouse has it but that turned out not to be the case.

sunshine :
"have no idea"
WMG :
"Which Java did you try? Apparently the one in Gigiri has wireless hotspots. There's nowhere in Karen that has wireless."
Aramis :

How long do you reacon to drive from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, and whats the rd like,Asantesana

tbladesjustin :
"rd is very curvy and very bumby and it takes about 2 hours on agood day"
Alju10 :
"Cheers JumaMzungu! Depending on the mode of transport and the route, 8-12 hrs. You'll take longer if you take a bus but less time if you go for a faster car. the shortest route is the one via Namanga. The road isn't that bad (it's tarmacked) though some parts aren't good either. Safari njema!"
Arjen :
"There’s a bus service from Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam which takes some 13 hours. Costs: 3200 Kenyan shillings. You can probably also drive yourself, but the roads are terrible on large parts, I wouldn’t do that…. Alternatively, for 161 dollars you can fly from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam with Kenya Airways. I have good experience with them. The flight probably takes around 60 minutes or so. Good luck, Arjen K"
James R :
"It just depends on how fast you drive and how the border is. You can make it in 8 hours easily if everything goes smoothly. If you leave NBI early and don't experience too many police checks, it's a nice drive. The road in Kenya is great, and the one in TZ is okay in most areas. Flying would always beat it, though."
Tanis R :
"I have been traveling to Tanzania for the past 8 years for my foundation and each time i go for about 1 month, so i know alot about Tanzania. The trip from Nairobi Kenya to dar es salaam would be around 6-10 hours. Also if your going to Tanzania for a trip but could only get a plane to go into Nairobi Kenya you can check with Air Canada and American Airlines. The roads are good and bad you can find highways but they are crowded"

 

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buileminh
Date: 2008-02-05 17:10:03

K- Nel was born in Nairobi, Kenya under the name ‚Nelson Mike Mithamo Muriuki’ As a high school teenager and living with the trend, he found inspiration in the R&B and Rap music from the then tops like ‘Boyz II Men’, ‘Tupac Shakur’, ‘Notorious B.I.G’ and ’Jay Z’.


acuman
Date: 2008-02-05 17:10:03

DUNCAN JUMA IS lucky to be alive, thanks to a robber who stole all his money and mobile phone. Juma was among other passengers heading to Kisumu in western Kenya when armed youths in Naivasha, some 90 kilometres from Nairobi, stopped his bus and started dragging out members of the “wrong” community and stoning them to death.


Crazy_Rob
Date: 2008-02-05 17:10:03

Containers are piling up in Mombasa port and more than 100 trailers are marooned between the coastal town and the Uganda border as the post-election violence in Kenya continues.In addition, hundreds of wagons with Ugandan cargo are stuck between Mombasa and the Ugandan border following the vandalisation of the railway in Nairobi and Kisumu.


BsGuyz
Date: 2008-02-05 17:10:03

She grew up singing in church in Nairobi, Kenya, but it was while at university that Ngwatilo's relationship with music took a definitive turn. She embarked on a quest for self that took her to Johannesburg, South Africa to study the role of Kwaito music in shaping post-apartheid urban youth identity.There Ngwatilo found the stuff of poems spewing




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