See also: Kenya news

Africa Online
An internet service provider and online service, founded by Kenyan engineers, formerly owned by African Lakes acquired by South African company Telkom SA Ltd., February 2007.

Africa Policy Institute
Independent, non profit think tank, founded in 2007. Produces reports (Kenya 2017 election, China in Africa). Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre, ARSRC
Funded by the Ford Foundation. Has full text Seminar Papers, full text newsletter, Sexuality in Africa magazine with topics on sexuality and health, religion, violence against women and girls, adolescent education, HIV / AIDS, re-thinking masculinities. Countries of focus are Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Lists conferences, events. Is compiling a database of Social Scientists, Anthropologists, Researchers. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

African Centre for Economic Growth
"...private non-profit, non-partisan organisation." Provides "...policy advisory services to governments, private sector organisations and leadership groups in local communities." Publications list. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

African Centre for Technology Studies (Nairobi, Kenya)
"An Institute for Policy Research & Training For Sustainable Development in Africa." " international non-governmental policy training and research institute...." The Centre is particularly concerned with environmental issues. Has full text papers in Adobe PDF, the full text of "Governing the Environment," (in Adobe PDF), "What ails Kenya's policy on wildlife?," "What killed our agriculture?," by Prof H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo, "Enhacing the Arusha Agreement: Environmental Aspects of the Burundi Peace Process" (in Adobe PDF), "Water Tenure and Conflicts in Tanzania" (in MS Word), "Water Rights and Wrongs: State Policies and Local-Level Conflicts in Kenya and Tanzania" (in MS Word). Hosts discussion groups (Ecological Sources of Conflicts).

African Economic Research Consortium
Established in 1988, a public not-for-profit organization devoted to advanced policy research and training in economics. Has many full text research reports and other publications. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

African Human Security Initiative
One-year project for seven established African Non-Governmental Organisations "to embark upon a process of benchmarking the performance of key African governments in respect of human security issues, measured against the commitments taken at the level at OAU/AU heads of state meetings." The eight countries being evaluated are Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Full text Project and Background Papers. Full text Monographs and Research Reports.

African Journals On-Line
"...offers the tables of contents and abstracts of articles from up to 50 journals in agricultural sciences, science and technology, health and social sciences, published in Africa." A keyword Search covers all journals. A pilot project of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London), a cooperative network to improve access by developing countries to scientific information. One can order photocopies of articles.

African Regional Centre for Computing, ARCC
An NGO "to promote the development and usage of computing and communication technologies in Africa, with specific emphasis on Internet Technologies. The initial focus is on Kenya." Provided the first full internet access in Kenya. Dr. Shem Ochuodho is the Executive Director. Based in Nairobi.

Aguilar, Mario I. & Laurel Birch de Aguilar - Women's Organizing Abilities: Two Case Studies of Kenya and Malawi
"...research project for Organizing for Development, an International Institute [Washington, D.C.] compare two cases studies in women's organizing abilities...The purpose of this comparative study is to examine how two separate societies express women's roles in decision-making."

Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours. By Tom Shachtman
Site for the book on the “airlift” to U.S. universities, between 1959 and 1963, of 800 young East African students. Among the students was Wangari Maathai, future Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Full text primary documents. Videos - Tom Shachtman & Cora Weiss (former Executive Director of the African American Students Foundation) Library of Congress talk; Cora Weiss talk at the African Studies Association 2009 conference; Reunion of the "Airlift Generation" Nairobi 2007.

Akpan, Uwem - An Ex-mas Feast
New Yorker short story of a street family in Nairobi, Kenya. Akpan, from Nigeria, is a Jesuit priest. See also an interview with the writer and the New Yorker's deputy fiction editor, Cressida Leyshon.

Alliance High School
Famous Kenya secondary school founded "in 1926 by the Alliance of Protestant Missions." Information on alumni, student academics, academic performance, list of past school Heads. Based in Kikuyu , Kenya.

American University - Study Abroad in Kenya
An Enclave Program is open to non-American University students. Cost c. $4000-5000.

Anglican Church of Kenya

Archival Collections
Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, IL
Collections on African Christianity from mainly North American Protestant missionaries and some African churches and organizations. Most records are 20th century; 75% concern east or central Africa. An example is the diaries of  Elwood Davis, a physician, in Kenya 1910 to 1949. Collections include those of the Africa Inland Mission and individual missionaries. Its Images of Colonial Africa exhibit are photographs by missionary Laura Collins of Kenya, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), and Uganda in the early 1900s.

Malcolm MacDonald Papers
Description of the Papers held in Durham University Library, England. MacDonald was Governor of Kenya 1963-4, High Commissioner for Kenya and involved in diplomatic missions to Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Links to a detailed finding aid for the Papers.

Arid Lands Newsletter
Published by the Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona. The 1994-1996 issues are online. No. 40 (Fall/Winter 1996) has Sibenaler, Alain - Building Partnerships for the CCD: a Success Story from Kenya. CCD is the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Has links to web resources on desertification.

"...the website of ComMattersKenya Limited, a Nairobi-based arts, culture, communications and media firm...covers fine art, books, music & dance, film, video & television, fashion & beauty, puppetry, storytelling & theatre, entertainment, leisure and lifestyle in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania..." Web magazine founded by Ogova Ondego. Articles on copyright in Kenya, homosexuality, festivals, etc.

Article 19 - Kenya, Post Election Political Violence and Freedom of  Expression
Full text of a Dec. 1998 print article. Article 19 is a human rights organization in London.

Awaaz (Nairobi, Kenya)
Kenyan journal devoted to South Asians and East Africans in history, arts and politics. "...record the history, and establish linkages with the Indian subcontinent and the South Asian Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom." Full text articles - on Pio Gama Pinto, Asian-African relations, The role of minorities in business E.Asia and E.Africa compared, by Prof. Michael Chege, Wangari Maathai Africa’s wonder woman, by Jonathan Kariara, book reviews, etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

BBC - Kenya Camel Library
BBC report on the impact on education of the Kenyan camel library.

BEADS, Beads for Education Advancement, Development and Success
"...supports Maasai women's groups in Kenya and sponsors their daughters education. We now sponsor 145 girls in Kenya who are guaranteed their school fees until their education is completed instead of marrying as young as 13 which is Maasai tradition in Kenya." Based in Ventnor, New Jersey.

Beth, Tim and Lara - Kenya Page
Tim Beth lived in Kenya for 14 years. Site has information on the history, people, language, geography, culture, sports, travel, the national anthem (audio file and sheet music). Includes Swahili sayings, riddles, Swahili translations of Christmas carols and hymns, recipes, graphics of postage stamps, music, etc.

Black Star Kenya HipHop Records
Kenyan hiphop and R & B music. Music samples. Send an audio postcard. Site based in Champaign, Illinois.

Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen) - Karen Blixen Museum
In English and Danish. On the Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 17 years, biography, her works, excerpts from her letters, photographs, and a graphic of a painting of an African girl by Blixen.The Blixen Archives are in Copenhagen.

Blixen, Karen - Karen Blixen Museum (Kenya)
"This museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of this century; the present museum site is at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. The house and surrounding land was donated by the Danish government to Kenya at independence; the house was restored by the Danish government and was used during the filming of Out of Africa, which immortalised Karen Blixen's book by the same name."

Blixen, Karen - Isak Dinesen
Site on Blixen by Linda G. Donelson, M.D. who has written a book about Blixen (Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa: Karen Blixen's untold story). Has a chronology, bibliography, many links to other sites about Blixen, her medical history (excerpt from Donelson's book).

Brilliant Image Productions
Established in 2001 in Kenya by Julius Keya, an international filmmaker. Video productions ranging from documentaries, music videos, advertisements, feature films. Videos clips of films. Produced a film on Gacaca (Rwanda). Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

British Pathe Film Archive
A rich video news archive covering historical events, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970. Obtain free low resolution video clips after the free registration. High resolution copies for PowerPoint Presentations and Web Publishing require a license fee.* The purpose of the site is mainly educational use. Commercial users who wish to order a videotape or DVD must order through a British Pathe librarian. The original film is 35mm. The free downloaded files may be e-mailed to others. By spring 2003, JPEG images will be available. For best search results, one needs to use a one word search such as Kenya or Nigeria and then look through the entire results. Includes many clips on the Mau Mau, the capture of Dedan Kimathi, Tom Mboya's Funeral, the Lari massacre trial, the 1952 trip to Kenya of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, with Sir Philip Mitchell, Governor of Kenya, the 1969 population census in Kenya, 1963 Kenya Independence.

* Higher quality hard copy on VHS (PAL format only) can be ordered. "There are three options for purchasing clips; single stories can be bought for £18 each, up to 7 stories costs £75, and 8 or more stories costs £10 each, all inclusive of VAT. Postage and Packing is an additional £2.25 for customers inside the United Kingdom, £10.00 for customers outside the United Kingdom."

Business Kenya
Discussion list (non-profit) to bring together all who have an interest in doing business in East Africa and those who already have running businesses here. It will discuss the many pitfalls & benefits of doing business...."
To join, write:

Bwana Zulia
Has a Kenya Travel Guide (accomodations, travel tips, shopping, books, etc.)

Cana Publising U.K. Ltd.
" independent, not-for-profit Christian publishing house." Its "...primary mission is to develop, publish, promote and distribute excellent, culturally appropriate spiritual books that proclaim the Gospel and strengthen the church and society in Africa." Founded by David Waweru. Based in England.

Capital FM, 98.4 FM
Nairobi radio station. Has a top 25 list.

CARE in Kenya
Basic information on Kenya, describes CARE projects in Kenya.

Carolina for Kibera

Central Bank of Kenya
Has full Monthly Economic Reviews from 2001 to date and the Annual Reports.

Chemchemi Ya Ukweli, CYU / Wellspring of Truth
" interfaith peace movement concerned about the growing violence in Kenya." "created in October 1997 to train civil society leaders in Active-Non Violence (ANV)." Online issues of their newsletter.

Chu, Jenny - Images of Africa
Photographs from Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Somalia taken in 2002 on relief activities of the International Medical Corps. The IMC site has additional photographs.

Cities/Buildings Archive
A online digital image archive of cities and buildings around the world. Includes Kenya (traditional granaries, houses, church). All files on this site are copyright controlled. Maintained by Meredith Clausen, Professor of Architectual History, Univ. of Washington, Seattle. Prof.  Simon Ottenberg is Africa section consultant and his collection of images will be added.

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) - Kenya
"...non-partisan, secular, feminist network of individuals and organizations who are committed to eradicating violence against women." Based in Nairobi.

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) etc. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

Communications Commission of Kenya
Regulates telecommunications services, postal service, fixed and mobile phone operations, internet service providers, radio & TV. License fees, speeches, contact addresses, etc.

Constitution of Kenya Review Commission
In English and Kiswahili. Extensive site with many full text documents. Historical background to Kenya's Constitution, academic essays on the Constitution, the Constitution as it was in 1963, the Constitution (as of 2002), the issues to be discussed in public hearings, reports of the public hearings, discussion papers by Kenyan professors, public lectures, issues regarding gender, minorities, the disabled, submissions by political groups, civil society groups. Commission Chairman is Professor Professor Yash Pal Ghai.

Coral Reefs - Action Atlas
Site by Mother Jones magazine and the Coral Reef Alliance in Berkeley, California on endangered coral reefs in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Reunion.
Main page:
African coral reefs:

Crawfurd, Jacob
Jacob Crawfurd's 100 photographs of Cameroon, East Africa slide show and video clips, a panorama photograph of the valley in Bafang, Cameroon, plus a few 1937 historical photographs (no captions). Crawfurd, from Denmark, also heads JCJ Film, a one-man production company producing documentaries and short features. Learn about his video short story, Low Tide, with the Kizingo Arts Troupe, a group of 25 young Kenyan artists based in Mombasa, who perform Malaika.
"A Monthly e-zine Reporting on Kenya and Kenyans." Has a directory of web sites on Kenya. Includes a directory of Kenyan companies, organizations, Kenyan worldwide social calendar, commentary on issues, educational opportunities, death and funeral announcements, jobs, etc. Maintained by a Kenyan in Dayton, NJ.

Daraja Academy
" all-girls secondary school" located near Mt. Kenya. Students come from the Nairobi slums, Northern ethnic groups (Samburu, Turkana, Maasai) and the local community around the school – The Likipia Plateau. Founded by the Carr Educational Foundation, based in San Rafael, California.

De Souza, Ruth - The Indian Diaspora in Africa
History of South Asians in East Africa. Articles, links to related sites. De Souza was born in East Africa. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology's Centre for Asian and Migrant Health Research. Based in Waitakere City, New Zealand.

East African Community
Site takes a while to load. "The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania..." Has the full text of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, press releases, speeches, statistics databases, staff directory. Based in Arusha, Tanzania.

East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community
Promotes regional cooperation in health. Formerly the Commonwealth Regional Health Community for East, Central and Southern Africa. Members are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Mauritius, and Bostwana. Has some full text reports such as Challenges Facing the Malawian Health Workforce in the Era of HIV/AIDS and Challenges facing the Kenyan Health Workforce in the era of AIDS. Based in Arusha, Tanzania.

Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities & Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
Published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Department of Research, Nairobi, Kenya. Full text articles.

Full text articles, in Adobe pdf, include:
Jane K. Onsongo, "The Life Approach Method in Teaching Christian Religious Education in Secondary Schools"
Paul A. Ogula, "The Evaluation Experience of Primary and Secondary Education Projects in Kenya"
Catherine N. Machyo, "The Catholic Church and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Kenya: An Exploration of Issues"
Book Review:
Kennedy M. Moindi, "Building on the Indigenous: Selected Essays 1981-1998," by Bethwell A Ogot

Eastern Arc Mountains Information Source
"The Eastern Arc Mountains are a chain of mountains in Kenya and Tanzania that are influenced by the Indian Ocean...These mountains are recognized as one of 24 globally important 'hot spots' for forest biodiversity according to Conservation International." Has a directory of organizations (Kenya, Tanzania, U.S.), map with links to photographs and reports. Part of the Bugwood Network hosted by the University of Georgia and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

EcoFarm Holidays
"Under EcoFarm Holidays, you shall be hosted by ordinary Kenyan families, with whom you shall cook, go fishing and even engage in leisurely work on the coffee or tea farm during your stay in their farmhouse and home area." "will organize for you a homestay holiday in any part of Kenya. Our principal destination is Kiamariga, an idyllic farming hamlet at the edge of the Mount Kenya Forest."
A non-profit importer and reseller of sandals produced by the Wikyo Akala Project funded entirely by the work of volunteers. Proceeds benefit Kenyans in shantytowns. Based in Ann Arbor, MI and Nairobi.

Ekegusii Dictionary Project
Open source online Ekegusii-English dictionary. Ekegusii is the language of the Gusii in Kenya. Site founded by a student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Election 2007
Mwai Kibaki. Site is gone; it was the site for the December 2007 Presidential Election bid of incumbent President Kwai Kibaki. Includes the Party Manifesto (64 p. in PDF).
See also Mwai Kibaki's blog - and Zinduka, a web site aimed at Kenyan youth.
Kalonzo Musyoka. Site is gone, was for the December 2007 Presidential Election bid.
Raila Odinga. Site has closed, was created for the December 2007 Presidential Election bid of Raila Odinga.
Kenya Votes 2007 - voter information site from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Washington, D.C.). Has party manifestos, up-to-date news, candidate lists, candidates’ stances on important issues, party platforms, general voter and election information, and videos, etc.
Election Commentary
Pambazuka - January 4, 2008

Orange Democratic Movement
Site is gone, was for the political party led by Raila Odinga. Has a Facebook page.

Election 2002
Institute for Education in Democracy
An NGO "to promote democracy through programmes in the electoral process, voter education, research and dissemination programmes." Has detailed 2002 election information (parliamentary seats by province, turnout by province, charts, number of registered voters by constituency, electoral law changes, a 49 page report (in Adobe pdf) on Registration of Voters in 2002). Includes a report, Political Party Organisation and Management in Kenya. An Audit. (86 pages, 1998, in Adobe pdf). Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Election 2002 - Candidates
Kenyatta, Uhuru - Uhuru Kenyatta for President Forum
Site has closed. Comments on the candidates, parties.

Expression Today, The journal of Human Rights, Democracy and the Media (Nairobi)
Takes a while to load. Older articles, political analysis, literature, female circumcision.

[Finke] Jens Finke's Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
Essays on Kenya's peoples, cultures, fables and legends, music (has audio clips), role of missionaries in present day Kenya. Includes bibliographies, photographs. Features Luo artist, Hezbon Owiti. The section on the Kikyuyu covers the Mau Mau, circumcision.

France. Embassy. Kenya
In English and French. Ambassador's profile, visa information. Includes information on French - Kenya relations, the French Institute of Research in Africa (FIRA), French associations in Kenya.

Freedom in Speech
Issues affecting the gay community in Kenya, the Kenyan diaspora. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Friends of Kenya
"Friends of Kenya / Marafiki Wa Kenya (FOK) is a non-profit organization begun at the initiative of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff who served in Kenya." " for human welfare and nature conservation projects has been among FOK's guiding objectives." Has selected articles from past issues of its newsletter, motomoto, online. Based in Ottawa, Ohio.

Geider, Thomas - A Bibliography of Swahili Literature, Linguistics, Culture and History
Full text online. In Adobe pdf, 101 pages. No. 10, 2003 of the online journal Swahili Forum, published at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

Greater Horn of Africa Initiative
"...a U.S. foreign policy initiative launched in 1994 in order to address the recurring cycle of crisis, instability and famine in the Greater Horn of Africa region..." Old site; some pages gone. Covers Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

Green Belt Movement (Nairobi, Kenya)
An NGO founded in 1977 by Wangari Maathai (Ph.D). Focuses on environmental conservation and community development. Runs Green Belt Safaris Ltd. providing eco tourism. See also: Wangari Maathai.

Harambee Schools Kenya
"UK registered charity working with rural Kenyan communities to improve educational standards and opportunities through the funding of construction projects and the provision of educational materials." Includes photographs, information on the Kenya education system, descriptions of individual schools. Based in the U.K.
Pages take a while to load. Kenya health news, will add other features. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Heinrich Boll Foumdation. Regional Office for the East & Horn of Africa - [Kenya]
Its main programs are on Gender, the Environment and Conflict and Dialogue. Its partners are in the Horn of Africa, Kenya, Uganda. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Full text reports include -
Somalia’ s Transition: The Role of Senior Professionals and Scholars (16 p. in PDF)
A New Path? 2002. (359 pages in PDF) - covers historical background, democratic governance, economic governance, environment consequences, role of women, regional integration. Authors include Adebayo Adedeji, Archie Mafeje, Thandika Mkandawire, Yash Tandon, Horace Campbell, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o and others.
The Study of African Politics. A Critical Appreciation of a Heritage. By Peter Anyang' Nyong'o. 2002. (114 pages in PDF)
Law, the Social Sciences and the Crisis of Relevance: A Personal Account. By Dani Nabudere. 2001. (African Social Scientists Reflections, Part 2.) (137 pages in PDF) - includes law in African colonies, the post-colonial state, the Dar es Salaam School, legal education, African Studies (afrocentricity), Nabudere's law student days in the early 1960s and activist law career in Uganda.
Anthropology in Post-Independence Africa: End of an Era and the Problem of Self-Redefination. By Archie Mafeje. 2001. (African Social Scientists Reflections, Part 1.) (79 pages in PDF)
WTO - Agreement on Agriculture: Impact of Liberalisation and Globalisation of Agricultural World Trade upon Sustainable Agriculture and Development in Kenya
(15 p. in PDF) - dumping of maize, sugar in Kenya
Gender and Constitution-Making in Kenya. 2002 (71 p. in PDF)
Gender Gaps in Our Constitutions: Women's concerns in selected African Countries. 2002 (119 p. in PDF) - women in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Hip Hop Colony
Documentary film by Michael Wanguhu on the Hip Hop movement in Kenya. Movie trailer.

Human Flower Project
" international newsgroup, photo album and discussion of how people live through flowers." Use the Search box to find references to flowers and Africa, such as the Kenya flower industry. Maintained by Julie Ardery, a writer in Austin, Texas.

Human Rights Watch - Ballots to Bullets: Organized Political Violence and Kenya's Crisis of Governance
Full text report. Map. Pub. March 2008. "The scale and speed of the violence that engulfed Kenya following the controversial presidential election of December 27, 2007 shocked both Kenyans and the world at large...The ethnic divisions laid bare in the aftermath of the elections have roots that run much deeper than the presidential poll."

Human Rights Watch - Double Standards: Women’s Property Rights Violations in Kenya
54-page report, published March 2003, "...examines the devastating impact of women’s property rights
violations in Kenya, where the constitution condones discrimination in property matters." Topics include Marriage Laws and Practices, Women's Status in Kenya, HIV/AIDS and Women in Kenya, Customary Laws Today, Wife Inheritance and Ritual Cleansing. Has links to Resources on Women’s Property Rights.

Human Rights Watch - Kenya Spare the Child: Corporal Punishment in Schools
Full text of a Sept. 1999 Human Rights Watch report.
Also use the HRW Search to locate the Kenya sections of their annual world reports and abstracts of reports for sale.

Human Rights Watch - Playing with Fire. Weapons Proliferation, Political Violence, and Human Rights in Kenya
May 2002. Full text report, in Adobe pdf and in html. "Speaking for the first time, perpetrators of armed attacks in the run-up to the last general election in Kenya have said that they were backed by ruling party officials."

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
"...responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament...”  Voter rights, political parties list, election results, election laws, election reports. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Institut de recherche pour le développement. Laboratoire de cartographie appliquée (Bondy, France)
In French. Publishes printed maps, atlases, cdroms. On-line maps can be downloaded. Maps include African immigrants in the European Union, African immigration to the European Union, population and economic disparities between North / South, refugees. Has SPHAERA, a database of citations to African maps from sources world-wide; the same citations can be accessed through a clickable map. There is a catalog of maps produced by the IRD. Provides a GIS software program, Savane. Savane has been used by workers in refugee camps in Kenya, Bamako, Mali, and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. The IRD, l’Institut de recherche pour le développement, was (formerly ORSTOM), based in Paris, France.

Full text publications on-line include - Reports on refugee camps in Kenya and on refugees and the environment in Kenya and Uganda.

Institute for Education in Democracy
Has full text reports (such as East African Bribery Index 2013), Kenya Government Acts, etc.  Partners with the UN, European Union, USAID etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Institute of Advanced Technology
Private computer training. Is registered with the Directorate of Industrial Training (Kenya). Microsoft, Cisco training. Bachelor's degree in computing and internet systems. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (Nairobi)
"...established in 1994 as an independent, indigenous and non-partisan private organisation. It is a non-profit body whose primary goal is to pursue quality research-based public policy analysis and to generate non-partisan discussion focused on Kenya and the region." Full text Policy Briefs, abstracts or full text (in .zip form) for Discussion Papers and Occasional Papers. Topics include health care, interest rates, poverty reduction, education, marketing maize, etc.

Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, ICCAF (Toronto)
"...a coordinated response by Canadian Churches to promote social and economic justice in Sub-Saharan Africa.....Three over-arching themes permeate ICCAF's work: Human Rights, Economic Justice, and the Media Image of Africans." Has reports on Angola, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Women's Rights. Offers free e-mail reports Based in Toronto, Canada.

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Formerly the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was created in 1986 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda to co-ordinate development in the Horn of Africa. The State of Eritrea became the seventh member of IGADD in September 1993 after its independence. Has press releases. Based in Djibouti.

International Commission of Jurists - Kenyan Section
Press statements regarding human rights issues, their Newsletter, the full text of some reports such as "Judicial Reform And Administration Of Justice In Kenya: The Way Forward" (72 p. in Adobe pdf), the full text of Bills such as "The Access To Information Bill 2000," "The Analysis Of The Privatization Bill, 2004" and a directory of important Kenya NGOs. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

International Documentation Network on the Great African Lakes Region
International inter-university program (based in Geneva, Switzerland) to collect "grey literature" on the economic, social, and political aspects of Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda,  Tanzania, and Congo-Kinshasa. The documents, on cd-rom, are sold thru subscription.

International Labor Rights Fund (Washington, D.C.)
A labor rights group working to ban cocoa imports from Cote d'Ivoire because of child labor / child slavery used in Cote d'Ivoire cocoa production. Has a May 2002 report on "Violence against women in the workplace in Kenya" concerning sexual harassment in the manufacturing sector.

International Monetary Fund
Official site. Has information on the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF). Locate full text reports on Kenya. Use their Search to find actions by the IMF affecting Kenya.

International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG)
" effort to engage civil society groups and individuals in exploring alternative approaches to security policy." Has full text reports on the Horn of Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda. From Project Ploughshares, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Waterloo, Canada.

International School of Kenya
Formerly the Nairobi International School. Provides K-12 education. The site has a brief history, information on their Rafiki Club Newsletter, a directory of students and faculty, present and past. The directory is very long;don't print this unless you have lots of paper in your printer.

International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG)
" effort to engage civil society groups and individuals in exploring alternative approaches to security policy." Has full text reports on the Horn of Africa military profiles, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda, "Civil-Military Relations in Kenya." From Project Ploughshares, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Waterloo, Canada.

International Writing Program, University of Iowa
Has biographies of African writers participating in the famous Univ. of Iowa program along with samples of their writing. The 1996 African writers are - from Togo, Adovi John-Bosco Adotevi, from Kenya Serah Wanjiru Mwangi and Monica Nalyaka Wanambisi.
Main Page:

Inter-University Council for East Africa
"...a regional inter-govermental organisation whose mission is to encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between universities in East Africa, and between them and governments and other organisations, both public and private." Full text reports on education. Has a scholarship program. Applicants must be resident citizens and other residents of Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda. Sponsors the East African Network of University Libraries.
In Luo.

Atlanta, Georgia company which supplies Kenya magazines (Eve, True Love) to U.S. subscribers.

[Kaplan] Marion Kaplan - Photographs
Kaplan writes - "Born in London, I lived as photojournalist and writer in Africa for twenty years."  Includes photos of arab dhows, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, political figures (Bokassa, Haile Selassie, Jomo Kenyatta, Idi Amin), wild animals, George Adamson.
" brings Kenyans together, young and old, at home and in the diaspora." "a social network for Kenyans by Kenyans."

A discussion group on the transfer of technology (esp. computer technology) to Kenya. To subscribe, send e-mail to:
In the message area, put: subscribe kci-net

Kemps International Film and TV Production Services Directory
" for over 35,000 production services companies from 65 countries worldwide....find everything from Aerial Photography to Video Equipment, Location Services, Crew and much more." Extensive directory of South African companies and some Nigeria, Kenya companies. Produced by the publishers of the annual, Kemps international film & television year book (London).

Kenya African National Union (KANU)
Political party of former Presidents Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi. The party's history, structure, constitution, manifesto, KANU branch directory, KANU members of parliament, election statistics, etc.

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
Full text reports, the Highlighter newsletter, etc.

Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium, KANCO
A "...national membership network of NGOs, CBOs and Faith Based Organizations involved or [with an] interest in HIV & AIDS activities in Kenya." Based in Nairobi.

Kenya Airways
"Since privatisation in 1996, Kenya Airways has emerged as a highly competetive international airline. The Kenyan government retains a significant interest in its national carrier while KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the largest individual shareholder with a 26 per cent stake in the company."

Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Established 1959. The KAM Directory is a database of Kenyan companies by sector and geographic location. Based in Nairobi.

Kenya. Attorney General
Based in Nairobi.

Online Social & Commercial Notice Board. Classified ads for goods and services. Personals (Friends & Partners).

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
News, the Nairobi Stock Exchange, weather. Listen to news in Swahili. Information about Kenya TV and radio. "Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a state corporation established by an Act of undertake public services."

Kenya. National Bureau of Statistics
Has some full text documents - Highlights of the Preliminary Results of KDHS 2003 (Kenya Demographic and Health Survey), final report of the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2003, Key Findings of the Kenya DHS 2003, Press Releases, statistics on Tourism, Health, Agriculture, Energy (lighting, cooking fuel), Inflation Rate, the Economic Survey 2004 (in Powerpoint), etc.

Kenya. Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal / Irregular Allocation of Public Land.
Report. Chairman: Paul Ndungu.. Nairobi: June 2004. 3 vols. Vol. 1 - 244 p. Vols. 2 (976 p.) and 3 (797 p.) are Annexes. Concerns the illegal giving of public land by previous Kenya government officials - an estimated over 200,000 illegal allocations since independence in 1963.

See Oxfam (U.K.)'s site on East African land issues -
Includes the following report and many others. The Ndungu Report: Land & Graft in Kenya. Source: Review of African Political Economy, Vol.32, No.103, March 2005, pp.142-51. (Roger Southall)

Kenya. Constitution, 2010
From the site. 194 pages in PDF. BBC article August 27, 2010 -

Kenya. Department of Film Services
Licenses local and international film makers. Providing liaison services. Produces newsreels, documentaries, features, TV ads in English and Kenyan languages such as Dunia ni mbaya (on HIV/AIDS education). Maintains a national film archive of over 600 documentaries. . Has a directory of accredited local agents who will facilitate location scouting, transport, hotel reservations, film licenses, shipping, etc. Under the Ministry of Information and Communications. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya. Department of Immigration

Kenya. Department of Refugee Affairs

Kenya Diaspora Network
"...a non-political organization whose primary objective is to support the Kenyan Government development efforts by aligning the resources and inherent knowledge of Kenyan Organizations in the Diaspora with the Government's Economic Recovery Plan (GERP) and with the Donors' Country Assistance Plans. The Network was recently formed at the behest of the Kenyan government in conjunction with the World Bank Institute and Western Hemisphere African Diaspora Network (WHADN-an initiative of the AU)." Based in Mclean, Virginia.

Kenya Elections

Kenya Elections -  December 1997
See the BBC's coverage:

Kenya. Embassy. Washington, D. C.
Official Page. Has information on the Kenya embassies, economy, education, basic facts, visa/travel information.

Kenya Guide
Has an automated Kenya e-mail directory. Facts about Kenya, audio file of the national anthem with words in English and Swahili, tourism information, etc. Maintained by Urvi Shah.

Kenya High Commission in Canada
Based in Ottawa.

Kenya High Commission - United Kingdom

Kenya Human Rights Commission
"...a non-partisan, non-profit making, membership non-governmental organization based in Nairobi, Kenya." Describes their programmes, publications. Has some full text reports such as Challenging Conditions: Strategies Toward Reform Of The Sugar Sector. Offers internships.

Has full text of Promotion & Protection of all Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Including the Rights to Development. Report of the Special Rapporteur....Philip Alston. A report submitted to the United Nations, May 2009. 45 pages in PDF

"The Special Rapporteur visited Kenya from 16 to 25 February 2009 in order to ascertain the types and causes of unlawful killings; to investigate whether those responsible for such killings are held to account; and to propose constructive measures to reduce the incidence of killings and impunity. The main focus was on killings by the police, violence in the Mt. Elgon District, and killings in the post-election period."

Kenya Indy Media
"The kenya indymedia center is a non-commercial, democratic collective of bay area independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network." Current news, commentary. Also receive by email weekly summaries of headlines.

Kenya Institute of Management
Founded in 1954, "...aims to enhance management knowledge and practice in both the public and private sector." sponsors Company of the Year Awards (2001 winners) and an annual Tom Mboya Lecture, publishes the Management Journal.

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
" autonomous public provide quality public policy advice to the government of Kenya and to the private sector by conducting objective research and analysis, and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals." Full text documents on-line but free registration is required.

Kenya. Judicial Commission Appointed to Inquire into Tribal Clashes in Kenya
Report. Chairman. Justice A. M. Akiwumi."A report has recommended that prominent current and former Kenyan ministers be investigated for their alleged roles in tribal clashes. The clashes took place in the run-up to elections in 1992 and 1997 and left thousands dead. The report was submitted to the government in 1999, but only released on Friday after a court ordered the government to make its findings public." - BBC article, October 18, 2002.

Kenya Law Reports
Database of case law, election petitions, full text of Kenya laws, bills. "official website of the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya), a public body established under the National Council for Law Reporting Act (Act No. 11 of 1994). The mandate of the Council is to publish the Kenya Law Reports which contain the judicial opinions of the superior courts of record."

Includes text of the Kenya Gazette from 1906 which is actually from

Kenya Meteorological Department
Forecasts. Home of the Institute for Meteorological Training and Research. Shows Telecommunication Network Circuits. Sea wind forecasts. etc.

Kenya. Ministry of Agriculture
Has full text documents (Strategic Plan 2008-2012. 84 pages in PDF, Economic Review of Agriculture 2009 etc.).

Kenya. Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Extensive education statistics, full text documents. Based in Nairobi.

Kenya. Ministry of Finance

Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Official site. Kenya's foreign policy, history (past foreign ministers and permanent secretaries), public holidays, facts about Kenya with a clickable map, brief political history, presidential profiles, words and an audio file of the national anthem, diplomatic missions in Kenya, Kenya's missions abroad, list of treaties, full text of Presidential speeches, the Foreign Affairs Bulletin. The FAQ has information on visa requirements.

Kenya. Ministry of Health

Kenya. Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Kenya. Ministry of Home Affairs, Office of the Vice President

Kenya. Ministry of Immigration and Registration of Persons

Kenya. Ministry of Information and Communications

Kenya. Ministry of Planning and National Development
Speeches, press releases, full text policy documents. Sponsors investment conferences.

Kenya National Academy of Sciences
The mission of Kenya National Academy of Science (KNAS) is "to promote acquisition, dissemination and application of scientific knowledge and technology for National development." Site registered by Ken J. Wagner of Orem, Utah.

Kenya National Archives. Mashujaa Wetu: Heroes of the Kenyan Nation
Slide show of Kenyan history. Use your computer's arrow keys to navigate. Text and photographs from the Kenya National Archives. Hosted by Google's Cultural Institute. 

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
" autonomous National Human Rights Institution established by an Act of Parliament in 2002."

Has full text reports such as -
The Malindi Inquiry Report 2006 - 200 pages in PDF
An Evening with Tom Mboya - 46 pages in PDF
Nguzo za Haki - the Commission's magazine. Some issues are online.

Kenya National Library Service
Has a directory of libraries, produces the Kenya National Bibliography which can be purchased. Is the distributor of ISBN numbers. Its camel mobile library service operates in North Eastern Province.

Discussion group which is only open to East Africans; this is a high volume list and may get 100 messages a day. The annual fee is $20. To subscribe, send a request to: 

Kenya Network Information Centre, KENIC
Non-profit in charge of registration for the .ke domain. Use the whois to locate domain owners. The .ke top level domain was originally administered by Dr. Shem Ochuodho of ARCC and by Randy Bush (technical contact). Based in Nairobi.

Kenya. Office of the Presient. e-Government
Directs you to Kenya information on starting a business in Kenya. Information on citizenship, taxes, the civil service. education.

Kenya. Parliament

Kenya. Prime Minister's Office

Kenya Revenue Authority
Official site. "...established on 1st July 1995 by an act of Parliament. The authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the government." Its divisions are Income Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs and Excise, Road Transport Division. Information on importing goods, the export promotion program, a Guide to Investment Deductions, tenders, etc.

Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, KESSA
"...independent nonprofit professional Association established in...Ohio...purpose of advancing scholarly, scientific, and research work on the Republic of Kenya. Its membership is drawn from all disciplines..."

Kenya School Of Law
"...a Semi Autonomous Government Agency" Established in 1963. Organizes and conducts courses for the development of legal professionals; conducts courses for Government personnel on the general understanding of the law and organizes Para-legal courses and programmes. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Socialist Democratic Alliance, KSDA
In English and Swahili. Opposition alliance. "represents an Alliance of democratic forces whose main objective is the democratic overthrow of capitalism in Kenya and it's democratic replacement with a democratic socialist political system of Government." Alliance programme, history, articles, news, speeches, interviews (audio interviews with Raila Odinga and others), and a list of "State Enterprises Listed for Privatisation in Kenya". Web site based in Stockholm, Sweden. [CA]

Kenya. Statehouse
Official site. Kenya profile, press releases, directory of Kenyan diplomatic missions, government directory, speeches, President's profile, photo essays, words and history of the national anthem in English and Kiswahili, commentary by the Director Presidential Press Service.

Kenya. Teachers Service Commission
Established by the Kenya Parliament in 1967. Its mandate is to "recruit, employ, assign, pay, promote, transfer and exercise powers conferred on the Commission by the Code of Regulations for teachers on all public school." Based in Nairobi.

Kenya: the Top 100 People (April 1998)
Site by Indigo Publications (Paris) to promote their reference book ($330); the complete biographies are only available thru payment. Partial biographies are available on the site.
Indigo Publications provides some free information:

Presidential & Parliamentary Election Results (Dec. 1997)
Final Report of the Donors' Democratic Development Group (on the 1997 elections)
Government Offices and Officials (directory)
National Assembly (MPs by province and party)
Kenyan Diplomatic Missions
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Exec.Committee)

Kenya. Vice President

Internet service provider / directory of information on Kenya (business, trade, tourism, education. Has directories of government officials with addresses for each ministry, directories of NGOs, U.N. agencies and diplomatic missions in Kenya, yellow pages, a business directory, trade unions, Kenya's history from early man to the present, tourism, hotels. Has the words (in English / Swahili) of the national anthem. Launched Nov. 1996 in Nairobi.

Kenya Wildlife Service
Describes the national parks includes historical background, biodiversity / conservation programs.

Kenya Youth Movement in Sweden (Farsta, Sweden)
Publishes Harakati, a newsletter, has press releases, statements. Is opposed to the present government of Kenya.

Kenyan American Professional's Association
"...focuses on guest speaker events, career and professional development programs..." Covers the area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Photographs of events. Based in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Kenyan Community Abroad
"KCA is a socio-political non-partisan organization, registered in the states of Pennsylvania and Minnesota..., and composed primarily of Kenyans living outside Kenya. KCA was founded in March 1997 with a view to giving Kenyans abroad a platform in which they can exchange views and help bring change back home."  Has their Press Statements, etc.

Kenyan Community Abroad Bomb Victim Fund
"Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) Announces the immediate commencement of “Bomb Victim Fund” with the following objective:  to help pay for medical supplies and equipment needed for the case and rehabilitation of those injured in the bombings; to help pay for specialized expertise and medical needs for the treatment and rehabilitation of those injured in this horrendous inhuman act..."

The Kenya Community Abroad, P. O. Box 996
Rochester, MN 55903-0996, USA
E-mail:  Phone: (301) 301 622-0423   Fax: (301) 622-0423

Kenyan Internet Exchange
"KIXP allows Kenyan Internet Service Providers to easily exchange traffic within Kenya, while improving connectivity and services for their customers. KIXP is run and operated by the Telecommunication Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK)." Has the full text of the Kenya Communications Act, 1998.

Kenyan Lyrics
Most popular songs section. Musician biographies. Blog about Kenyan music. Section on hymns.

Kenyan Netwatch (Nairobi)
Online edition of the print magazine. Published by Raytom Information Services, Nairobi. News on the internet in Kenya, feature articles such as "How the web has changed Kenya," directory of Kenyan internet service providers, articles on useful Kenyan web sites, links to Kenyan sites.

Kenyan Pundit
Blog about Kenya issues, events and elsewhere.

Kenyan Resources Database
"A project aimed at making available bibliographic information of theses and dissertations that have significant research carried out on or in Kenya." Locate theses by author, title, institution, year, and blocks of years. Those with theses or dissertations not in the database are welcome to include it. The Project Manager is S. Katuu of Vancouver, Canada. E-mail:

Kenyatta University (Nairobi)
Faculty, history of the university, etc.

Kiano, Julius - "Kenyan Independence, the Early Years"
1989 interview with Kiano, Chairman of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. He was at U.C. Berkeley to receive the Haas International Award, which is given to a distinguished foreign alumnus. Kiano discusses the 1960s airlifts of Kenya students to the U.S., the independence struggle, Thurgood Marshall, gaining economic power, formation of the African-Caribbean-Pacific (APC) of the European Community. Part of the Conversations with History series from the Institute of International Studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley.

KickStart (formerly ApproTEC)
An NGO founded in Kenya in 1991, works in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali. "Each summer, ApproTEC has a very limited number of internships at its offices in Nairobi, Kenya. These non-paying positions are for experienced business, economics, and engineering design graduate students or professionals. ApproTEC assists small business people "to identify viable business opportunities, to access the technologies required to launch the new enterprises and to widely market new products." Example: Designed a water pump which has helped Kenyans grow food more efficiently and profitably. ApproTEC received one of five Tech Museum of Innovation award for technology benefiting humanity - Source: San Jose Mercury News, 1C. Nov. 8, 2002, p. Based in Nairobi and San Francisco.

KIMbia Athletics
"KIMbia is the Swahili word meaning "to run". The selection of this name is both an acknowledgement of the impact Kenyan runners have had on international athletics, as well as serving to continue the legacy of the late Kim McDonald, who was one of the world’s finest athlete managers until his untimely death in 2001." Includes Athlete profiles.

Kneen-McDaid, Jan - "HIV in Africa"
Article on the author's visit  with the Maasai. Explains why a small donation to support a school in Kenya will help in the local fight against AIDS.

Kusoma International [formerly the Laurenti Mohochi Educational Foundation]
"...a nonprofit organization created to enable access to quality education for children of impoverished and marginalized communities (particularly in the Kuria District of Kenya)." Scholarships for high school students and community service opportunities for Kenyan students. Works with the Stanford student group, REACH. Has a survey of education in Kuria West District.

Kwani? (Nakuru, Kenya)
Online literary magazine from Kenya. New writers, literary criticism, news on Kenya cultural events. The first issue appeared Sept. 2002; a print edition will be published Sept. 2003. Has the full text of, The Weight of Whispers, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, winner of the 2003 Caine Prize. Founded by Kenyan writers including Binyavanga Wainaina (2002 winner of the Caine Prize). Based in Nakuru, Kenya.
Kwetu is an online library of documents and photographs from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia. Access is by fee; a free demo is available. Topics include health, AIDS, religion, conservation, appropriate technology, economy, children, women, family planning, legal issues, population, conflict resolution, governance, etc. Founded in 2000 by Karani Nyamu and Sarge Odhiambo, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kyoto University. Center for African Area Studies (CAAS). AFlora on the Web
"...database of traditional plant utilization in Africa. Created by AFlora Committee, since 1998." Information on use of the plants for food and medicine, for ritual and other spiritual purposes and use in the oral tradition of songs and proverbs. Data comes from Kenya, Congo, Botswana...more than 10,000 records of useful plants in Africa are stored in terms of usage, vernacular name, ritual meanings, etc. There is also a collection of African insects and plant specimens available to researchers." (Nairobi)
Access to some areas requires a paid subscription. Legal publishing company in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania). "...collates primary and secondary resource materials, case law, statutory material, legal commentary." Has Lawafrica Law Reports (LLR), Company Searches, a Legal Directory, selected text of the Kenya Gazette. Free content includes Government and Ministry Directory, Profiles of Kenyan judges, Profiles of Ugandan judges, information on the Electoral Commission. Has the full text of bills such as "The Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Bill, 2001" and commentary on the bills by the Law Society of Kenya. Based in Nairobi.

Law Society of Kenya
"Kenya’s premier Bar association, with membership of all practising advocates, currently numbering in excess of the three thousand." Formed in 1948. Information about the Kenya School of Law and other East African legal education bodies, the Attorney General, the judiciary, discussion forums, etc..

Lea Toto (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...a community based outreach program providing services to families and children who are HIV positive in Kangemi, a slum area located in West Nairobi, Kenya." "The program is part of Nyumbani, the first hospice for HIV+ orphans in Kenya."

The Maasai Association
"The information and perspectives you'll find on this web site are, unlike most web sites on the Maasai, presented by a Maasai person rather than outsiders." The Assoc. works to promote a sustainable future for Maasai people through social, health and economic development.

Includes an account by Kakuta Ole Maimai Hamisi of his thoughts on a collection acquired by the Seattle Art Museum, on colors, beading, creation of a Seattle Art Museum exhibit by the Maasai, a documentary film, Maasai and Agents of Change - a documentary," on cultural, social and political challenges facing the Maasai communities. Includes culture, land issues, issues of lion hunting and Western conservationists, Western paparazzi. Offers a tour to Kenya. Has full text of the article, "Bones for Sale: ë'Developmentí, Environment, and Food Security in East Africa" by Mathew Forstater, University of Missouri, Kansas. Links to related sites such as the Maasai Language Project. Site by Kakuta ole Maimai Hamisi.

"Our photographs are unlike other photographer's work simply because the people photographed are our relatives and friends, who agree to be photographed on their own initiative. We represent them in a respectful manner which outside scholars sometimes fail to do."

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition
An NGO "...founded in 1987 to address the illegal appropriation and destruction of the natural environment in Maasai peoples' traditional lands in Kenya and Tanzania." Includes a Maasai People's History. Based in Nairobi and Washington, D. C.

Maathai, Wangari
On October 8, 2004 it was announced that Dr. Maathai had won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for the Kenyan activist's contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. She is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

BBC Annoucement: includes a profile, text of the Nobel Committee announcement, commentary on the Peace Prize, etc.
Reuters Video Report
Green Belt Movement: Dr. Maathai's organization.

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization, MYWO
"(MYWO) started at the height of struggle for Kenya's independence in 1952, an idea conceived by a clique of white settler women in 1952. Today the Organization, older than independent Kenya, has grown to cover the entire country as the largest women NGO in the region." " a non-profit voluntary women's organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of the rural communities especially women and youth..." Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mama Mikes
"Mama Mikes online store welcomes you to Kenya's first virtual online store that allows the Kenyan Diaspora to buy gifts and services for their family, friends and loved ones in Kenya." Also supplies to Uganda. Products include flowers, grocery store vouchers. Based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Market Intelligence, the Business and Finance Journal (Nairobi)
Online presence of the monthly print business magazine. Has some full text articles. Published by Economic Intelligence Limited, Nairobi.

Maseno University
"Maseno University currently comprises three campuses: Siriba and College, both in Maseno Township 25km from Kisumu on the Busia road." The third campus is Kisumu City Campus.

Mashilingi (Swahili for many shillings)
"A blog about investment, finance and capital in Kenya, with a specific emphasis on small and medium enterprise, technology and trends." Maintained by Brian Longwe.

Matatu Mix
"The place for Kenyans to share life experiences, talk about Matatus, express daily thoughts, poetry, spiritual theories,intimate details,boarding school experiences, life abroad, experiment your writing skills, talk about hip hop or african music and create some madness for public consumption."

[Mboya] An Evening with Tom Mboya: Speeches, Lectures, and Remarks From Prominent Personalities
46 pages in PDF. Published by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, 2006. ISBN: 9666-7084-1-3.

MEASURE DHS + - Demographic and Health Surveys
"...assists developing countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs." Has a list of datasets for African countries. Types of information includes Characteristics of Households, Fertility, Fertility Regulation, Fertility Preferences, Early Childhood Mortality, Maternal and Child Health, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Aids and Other STD's. Has, in Adobe PDF format, Africa Nutrition Chartbooks (nutrition of children in Kenya). Allows registered users to build custom tables from hundreds of surveys and indicators. DHS + is owned by Macro International (Calverton, Maryland).

Media Africa (Nairobi)
"...a locally owned Kenyan company dealing with media monitoring and subsidiary services." Its subscription service, E-Clips Website, enables subscribers to view print stories, TV clips & Radio clips about an individual, company or industry "from anywhere on the globe!" Their MediaMAP service supplies stories from mainstream media houses (TV, Radio & Print) on a monthly CD-ROM. Offers courses (for sound engineers, video editors, producers, etc.). P.O. Box 40472, Nairobi. Tel. 570621, 577486

Michigan State Univ., Program on the Lakes of East Africa
"(PLEA) is a research, training, and service program of the African Studies Center of Michigan State University in collaboration with the fisheries research institutes of Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. PLEA does research on Lakes Victoria and Malawi on the Anthropology and Sociology of fisheries management and development, women and gender, environmental policy, the socioeconomic impacts of species introductions, and relations of production . PLEA trains African and international scholars in fisheries socioeconomics and provides bibliographic databases, conferences, and consultancies.". Maintained by Doug Wilson.

Minority Rights Group International (London)
Has a Horn of Africa Programme (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda), publications, a newsletter, Outsider and a report on Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

[Mohochi] Laurenti Mohochi Educational Foundation - Kusoma International
"...a nonprofit organization created to enable access to quality education for children of impoverished and marginalized communities (particularly in the Kuria District of Kenya)." Scholarships for high school students and community service opportunities for Kenyan students. Works with the Stanford student group, REACH. Has a survey of education in Kuria West District.

Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya)
Includes information on the library, the various faculties (Faculty of Information Sciences, etc.), the Information Resource Management Centre and its Internet Cafe.

Sells Swahili domain names. Links to web sites about Swahili, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Maintained by Robert Jordan.

Mountain Voices
A rich resource. "...interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development." To access the interviews, one needs to register and fill out a questionnaire. Interviews from Lesotho, Kenya, Ethiopia, gathered by the Oral Testimony Programme of the Panos Institute. Topics discussed include agriculture, community, conflict, culture, development, economics, education, employment, environment, family life, festivals, food security, forestry, gender, health, history, identity, industry, crime, land, migration, politics, spiritual beliefs, tourism, etc.

Mshale Communications
News of interest to Africans in the U.S., immigration news, news regarding Kenya, conventions of the Diaspora in the U.S., cultural events, etc. The Publisher is Tom Gitaa. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Nairobi.

Museums and the Web 99, New Orleans, March 11-14, 1999
Information about one of the conference papers, "Connectivity, Collaboration and Culture: Challenges of African Museums on the Web" by Lorna Abungu,  Lawrence Monda, and George Ombachi, National Museums of Kenya. Includes biographical information on the presenters.

[Mutu] Wangechi Mutu at The Saatchi Gallery
The art and works of Kenyan born Wangechi Mutu. "...Her work explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity." "Wangechi Mutu uses collage as a means of both physically and conceptually bringing layered depth to her work. "The Saatchi Gallery is an innovative forum for contemporary art in London."
In English and Swahili. Site on Swahili culture. Historical postcards. History of Tarabu/Taarab Music. Taraab and Swahili videos from Youtube. Cuisine including recipes. Swahili song lyrics. Superstitions, and more.

"When you listen to his music it takes you through Africa, the Caribbeans, Latin America, the U.S." "Mwambu's recurring theme, shines through the music whether in Swahili, English, African dialects, or instrumental. The music explores everything from corruption and racial injustice to love and life" - quotes from the web site of the Kenyan musician.

Discussion group on Kenya politics.

Myers, Norman - Jouney of an Environmental Scientist
1998 interview with Myers, an environmental scientist and Fellow at Green College, Oxford University. He was a colonial administrator in Kenya in 1958 and has played a leading role in alerting the world to the loss of biodiversity. Includes Myers' photographs of Kenya's wildlife.

mzalendo : Eye on Kenyan Parliament
MP profiles, bills, Hansards, election information and web sites, etc. Created by volunteers (Harvard Law School graduate and a Nairobi technology worker).

Nairobi Business Directory
Seach form to locate Nairobi-area businesses. Part of Kenya Web.

Nairobi City Syndicate
Hosts Mtaa FM online radio - East African Hip Hop and R&B. Discussion forums, sells Kenyan CDs. Web site based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nairobi Law Monthly
Independent Kenyan journal on legal and rights issues. Has a Facebook page and Twitter page. 1989 New York Times article on the journal.

NairobiNet Online
Nairobi-based internet service provider. Offers web hosting, computer courses. Owned by Kenyans.

Nairobi Stock Exchange
Listed companies, market information, full text of their Bulletins, "In Kenya, dealing in shares and stocks started in the 1920s when the country was still a British colony."

"...a project to empower youth from slum areas with computer- related job skills." "NairoBits is a mixed group of artists, designers, whizz kids, media workers and youth teams set up in 1999 to create a direct media channel for youth from the slums of Nairobi. These groups work together via internet and are based in Nairobi and Amsterdam. Together we work to develop web sites, online projects and training courses." Examples of their work: the Mathare slum and Images in Transit, Mombasa Billboard Project. A documentary film was also created about their work.

National Museums of Kenya
Contents include: Joy Adamson portraits of "Peoples of Kenya", the various Galleries (mammal, space, bird, geology, fish/reptile, Lamu, ethnography, contemporary art, prehistory, botanical, family life education/family planning), information on the Kenya Museum Society, Regional Museums such as the Karen Blixen Museum, the East African Natural History Society,  the Research Departments (archaeology, Centre for Biodiversity, Institute for Primate Research, the Research Programme on...Dryland Biodiversity, etc.). Has brief descriptions of related organizations such as the Lamu Society and the Kuona Trust (Museum Studio & Arts Centre). There is a proposal for an African Peace Museum designed to present indigenous peace traditions among ethnic groups.

National Rainbow Coalition
Site has closed. Coalition of opposition parties headed by Mwai Kibaki who won the 2002 Presidential election. Comprised of the National Alliance Party Of Kenya (NAK) and the Liberal Democratic Party - LDP (Rainbow). Profiles of party leaders, etc.

National Super Alliance, NASA -  Facebook Page
Coalition of political parties - ODM, FORD- Kenya, WIPER PARTY, NARC and others to contest the 2017 Kenya Presidential Election. See also the NASA Wikipedia site.

National Taxpayers Association
"a national, independent, non-partisan organization focused on supporting good governance in Kenya through strengthening citizen to government accountability..." Full text citizen report cards covering all provinces. Monitors building, road projects. Ranks MPs.

Has Full text documents such as -
Citizen’s Constituency Development Fund Report Card for Othaya Constituency, Nyeri South District.
99 p. in PDF. Pub. 2008.

Nature's Wonderland Safaris
"Birding safaris [in Kenya], Wildlife safaris, Adventure tours and Camping safaris. Biographies of their ornithological guides. Travel tips for Kenya. Site owner is Joseph Mwangi. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Net Duka
Kenya business directory and online advertising magazine. From Kisnet Online, Nairobi.

Network for the Defence of Independent Media in Africa (NDIMA)
A Pan-African NGO, based in Nairobi, which promotes freedom of expression. Established 1993. Their Alerts report on attacks on the African press. Operation fREADom makes banned works by African writers available. Has reports on the Kenya black theatre, vernacular languages in Kenya, ethnic cleansing in Kenya, Ethiopian journalists, etc.

Network for Water and Sanitation International (NETWAS)
An independent non-profit  "actively involved in the water and sanitation sector development activities in Africa."  Its "countries of focus are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia." Based in Nairobi.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Find abstracts and full text theses and dissertations by subject, author, title, institution. See Member Institutions with links to their full text theses. "(NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations." Based at Blacksburg, Virginia.

Example of full text Ph.D. dissertation:
Spatio-Temporal Effects of Land Use Changes in A Savanna Wildlife Area of Kenya, by Enos E.Esikuri (Ph.D. Virginia Tech, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 1998.)

Links to business news for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. Has full text documents, job listings, tenders, will have a real estate section. Their site notes "Specialised information searches and investment suggestions can be undertaken on request." To subscribe to free daily e-mail summaries of business news in the three countries, write: Based in Tanzania.

New People (Nairobi)
Published by New People Media Centre, Comboni Missionaries, Nairobi. "a bi-monthly international Catholic magazine of missionary awareness..." Includes selected articles on the 2002 Kenya election, cartoons, etc.

Ngugi wa Thiongo
Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (Indiana Univ. Press) magazine has the full-text of "The Allegory of the Cave: Language, Democracy and a New World Order!" by Kenyan writer,  Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Lecture III of the Clarendon Lectures in English, Oxford, May 15, 1996).
Ngugi wa Thiongo is featured in the Global Education Project, Culture as Resistance project. The project is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Title VI grant program to Ramapo College of New Jersey, as lead institution for a consortium of two-year, four-year, private and public colleges and universities in New Jersey.

Njuguna-Githinji, Wanja
CNN African Journalist of the Year 1999 Award: "The competition received a record 1158 entries from 21 African nations."
Stanford University 2002 Knight Fellow:
The Communication Initiative: contains biographical information.
Communication Initiative Consultant:
Articles on water issues in Africa (in Adobe pdf) and Kenya (in Adobe pdf) part of ITT Industries Guidebook to Global Water Issues.

Northwestern University. Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. Winterton Collection
The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar) photographs comprises c. 7,600 photographs taken primarily in East Africa between about 1860 and 1960. A sample of 101 images are on-line and album views. Has an inventory.

Nuru International
Founded by "Jake Harriman (CEO) and John Hancox (Board Chairman), and shaped by the innovation engine of the Stanford Graduate School of Business..." Works in Kuria, Kenya. Projects include farm loans, water & sanitation. Based in Mountain View, California.

Nyachae, Simeon
Presidential candidate in the December 2002 election.

[Nyong'o] Lupita Nyong'o - Facebook Page
Kenyan actress, winner of the 2014 Academy Award [Oscar] for Best Supporting Actress in the film, "12 Years a Slave".

Nyumbani Orphanage
Orphanage, near Nairobi, founded by an American Jesuit doctor, for children who are HIV positive. Read their newsletter online. Has an office in Alexandria, VA.

Obama, Barack - White House
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. President Obama, whose late father, was from Kenya, was elected on November 4, 2008.

Obama, Barack - Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA - July 27, 2004
Audio of Barack Obama's speech. (requires soundcard, speakers or headset). From the web site, Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches produced by American Radioworks (public radio).

Ogiek Welfare Council (Nairobi, Kenya)
"The Ogiek, an indigenous people living in Kenya's Mau Forest, are fighting to remain in their ancestral home. The government is forcing them out, allegedly to protect the environment. But the Ogiek pose no environmental threat." Has the full text of "The Ogiek: The Ongoing Destruction of a Minority Tribe in Kenya, An in-depth report" by John Kamau.

Old Africa: Stories from East Africa's Past (Kijabe, Kenya)
Kijabe, Kenya : Kifaru Educational and Editorial Consultants. On-line edition of the print magazine. "publishes stories, personal memories, and vintage photographs to recapture East Africa's recent history" up to the mid1960's. Selected stories on-line. Historic photo contest for each issue.

[Olewe] Dickens Olewe
Kenyan journalist, founder of AfricanSkyCAM (Africa's first drone journalism team). He was a Stanford Knight Fellow 2014/2015, was web site coordinator for the Star (Nairobi) newspaper. He works with a collaborative online Kenyan newspaper, Hivisasa.

[Opalo] Ken Opalo - An African Perspective
Commentary on Kenyan affairs and other events in Africa. Ken Opalo has a Ph.d. in Political Science from Stanford University.

Open Kenya (Transparent Africa)
"...public government data .... High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations...maps...interactive charts and tables .... raw data for technical users to build their own apps and analyses." Health, poverty rate, education, electricity, development projects, urbanization, employment, land ownership, sanitation, population, age groups, parcels under irrigation, credit borrowing, child nutrition, crop farming, housing, disability, county statistics. Download datasets. Tech tools, apps for your own data.

Our Problems, Our Solutions. An Economic and Public Policy Agenda for Kenya - Edited by Wamuyu Gatheru and Robert Shaw
Full text of the book. Covers political constraints, professional government, economic growth, human development, productivity. Published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Nairobi, Kenya, 1998. The print edition has 435 pages.

The Paideia Project On-line
Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998. Includes full text papers on Philosophy in Africa (Polygyny in Africa: A Male's Post-Original Sin or Rejection of the Primeval Monogyny and Affirmation of Sexual Inequality, by Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Who Counts as a Sage? Problems in the Further Implementation of Sage Philosophy [H. Odera Oruka], by Gail Presbey.)

"Party of National Unity"
Not an official site. Site critical of the Mwai Kibaki Government. Videos. Lists of defections from the various political parties.

Pathfinder International (Watertown, Massachusetts)
A non-profit founded in the 1920s. "supports family planning and reproductive health initiatives in 37 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Near East." Full text articles on Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, with photographs, statistics.

PC World East Africa
Sept. 1996, Vol. 1, No. 1 was the first issue for the East Africa edition of PC World. Info tech news and short summaries of a few articles.

Peponi - Lamu
Peponi is the web design company of John Van Dyke. He has a tour of Lamu island off the coast of Kenya. You'll need the Shockwave plug-in. Has small photos of Kenya, Mt. Kilimanjaro, a Swahili stone house, a Lamu dhow, etc.

The Platform : for law, justice and society (Nairobi)
Monthly magazine. Commentary, opinion pieces, essays on governance, human rights in Kenya. The Publisher is human rights lawyer Gitobu Imanyara.  [KF]  Facebook Page.

 Popular Music - Kenya
Page by Dr. Douglas Paterson (an anthropologist) with articles on Kenya, Tanzania popular music, annotated discographies by Paterson on Kenya and Tanzania music prepared for The Rough Guide to World Music, includes some audio clips. Information on Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga (Zaire) and other Zaire and Congo-B music and on CDs and LPs produced by Paterson.

Private Sector Corporate Governance Trust (PSCGT) (Nairobi, Kenya)
An independent, non-profit, established in March 1999 to promote good corporate governance in Kenya, to ensure responsive and accountable corporations, etc. Has a Sample Code for Best Practice for Corporate Governance in Kenya. The Chairperson is Hannington H. Awori.

Profile Magazine (Nairobi)
Selected articles online. Profiles of individuals, etc.

Project Baobab
"Project Baobab provides free education and entrepreneurial grants to youth, especially women, through a specialized [secondary school] curriculum in Kenya,..." and a Nairobi women's prison. Funds microfinance business ventures. Their newsletter, Baobab Bulletin is online. Based in Palo Alto, California.

Project Elgon
Project (1996-1997) by students and staff from Makerere University, Aberdeen University, and Dundee University to study the impact of humans on the biodiversity and ecology of Mount Elgon National Park. Mount Elgon is a solitary extinct volcano on the border between Uganda and Kenya. Includes a history of the area, a report "Effects of Grazing and Cultivation on Forest Plant Communities in Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda," studies on land use, population pressure, small mammals, bird species, effects of tourism, agro-forestry practices, etc.

Quitebright Films Ltd.
Kenyan film and video production company. Documentaries, corporate videos. Produced The Longest River (about the Nile) for National Geographic, in 2004. "an international team of rafters from South Africa, New Zealand and England crossed into the Mediterranean Sea and became the first people to have descended the full length of the White Nile..." Also a film on Paul Imbaya otieno, a.k.a 'The Mighty King Kong' who was a polio-affected child living on the streets of a small Kenyan town and became a reggae star.

Redykyulass [Kenyan Comedy Trio]
Redykyulass is a Kenyan comedy trio composed of Walter Mongare, Tony Njuguna and John Kiarie. This page is about their 2001 U.S. tour organized by Kilimanjaro Entertainment.Their weekly program appears on Nation Television in Kenya. One can order their videos.

Refugee Consortium of Kenya
NGO "to improve the welfare of refugee situation..." Statistics. Their Refugee Insights newsletter is online. Has the text of Kenya's Refugee Law. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Remote Access: Distant Libraries of the World
Site about a DVD on rural mobile libraries in Kenya (from the Kenya National Library Service) and elsewhere. See video clips. "In Kenya animals are used to bring literature and education to the hinterlands. Camels are used in the eastern provinces while donkeys are the preferred animal in the western part of the country." Produced by Paul Francescutti. - Union List of Theses and Dissertations held by Universities and Research Institutions in Kenya
"...database contains 12,343 records of theses and dissertations undertaken in Kenya, collected together by the Kenya Information Preservation Society (KIPS)" Includes theses completed for institutions located outside of Kenya and theses written by non-Kenyan scholars. "KIPS does not hold the documents listed." Has a directory of contributing institutions. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Rift Valley Institute
An independent association based in Kenya and the United Kingdom, founded in 2001 to support research, publishing and educational initiatives in the African Rift Valley region: North-East Africa, the Horn, the Great Lakes, East Africa and South Central Africa. "Fellows of the Institute include academic specialists from Africa, Europe and the Americas and local and international practitioners in the fields of aid, development, environmental conservation and human rights." Has extensive page of Sudan Internet Resources (links by category). Has a Sudan Abductee Database which can be consulted in Kenya or London.

"...project dealing with small arms issues in the Horn of Africa"; "promotes dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution. Projects are implemented by the Bonn International Center for Conversion - BICC and the International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG). Does field work in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan. Has report of a 2000 Workshop on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Garissa District (Kenya), a report of a workshop on the Control and Managment of Arms on Inter-communal, Domestic and Business Violence (Kenya). Has text of intergovernment declarations on small arms (Nairobi, Bamako), a link to a 42 p. report, Curbing the Demand for Small Arms - Lessons in East Africa and the Horn of Africa and a directory of peace related organizations in the Horn.

Scholars at Risk Network
"...a network of universities, colleges, and research centers to serve as hosts for scholars identified by the program as needing sanctuary outside of their home region." Arranges "temporary positions as visiting professors, researchers, lecturers and fellows for scholars who [are] threatened and unable to work in their home country or region." Has the full text of "International Human Rights Norms and Democracy in Africa: Kenya and Uganda in the 1990s" by Hans Peter Schmitz (1999, 25 pages). Based at New York University, New York, N.Y.

The Shikwekwes
"A Kenyan cartoon strip that takes a humorous look at an African family as they come to grips with the 21st century. It is updated daily." "There is Stanlaus , the doting father and head of the Shikwekwe clan, Bernice the heart of the family, Zakayo the dot-com teenager, Phyllis the family comedian, Liengu, the youngest member of the family and finally, Simba their pet." Maintained by Brian Mukulu, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Blog, mainly about Kenya and Africa, by a college engineering student.

Smithsonian Institution - Expedition to Olorgesailie, Kenya
"Since 1985, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museums of Kenya have been conducting joint excavations at the prehistoric site of Olorgesailie. The Olorgesailie Project is the first long term project devoted to uncovering the ecological and environmental dimension of early human origins."

Usenet discussion group on Kenya formed December 1995. Access it through a newsreader program. news:soc.culture.kenya

Society for International Development
Full text of Inequality in Kenya: Sectoral Dynamics and Perspectives (2006) - covers public spending, tax system, health sector, education, xenophobia, ethnic chauvinism, gender, agriculture, land ownership, governance. Full text of the State of East Africa: Searching for the Soul of East Africa 2007 (67 p. in PDF) SID began in 1957 as an association of development professionals from many countries meeting in Washington DC. Based in Rome, Italy.

Classified ads, events. Find rentals ", houses, land and items for opportunities including tenders." Business directory for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia & Diaspora Communities. Events (conferences, cultural festivals, film festivals, etc.) in East Africa and elsewhere.

SOMA-Net, the Social Science and Medicine Africa Network (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...a network of Scientists, Institutions and Agencies working in Health and Social Sciences in Africa." Reports on health sciences in higher education, the HIV / AIDS youth project, list of contacts.

Strathmore University
Non profit private university. "Kenya’s first multiracial school." "Strathmore College was started in 1961 as an Advanced-level Sixth Form College offering Science and Arts subjects by a group of professionals..." Has over 4,000 students studying Accountancy, Administration, Commerce, Finance, Management and Information Technology. Has a Business School.

Super Sema
African Animated Kids Superhero Series free on YouTube. Super Sema is a 10 year old girl with futuristic science-tech powers. Official trailer.  In "The King and the Forever Forest" Super Sema thwarts the evil King, who chops down all the trees, by using a tree planter drone to grow back the forest. Actor Lupita Ngong'o is one of the series' producers. Began March 2021.

Swahili Forum (Mainz)
Published at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. Annual journal. Issues from 2003 are only online. Table of contents for older issues. No. 10, 2003 is "A Bibliography of Swahili Literature, Linguistics, Culture and History" by Thomas Geider (in Adobe pdf, 101 pages).

ICT news from Kenya and East Africa. Social media, mobile, computer hardware/software news, related Kenya videos.

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development.
Conducts agricultural policy research and analysis in Kenya. Full text papers (search the database of publications) and conference proceedings. Reports on the dairy industry in Kenya, rural growth in Kenya, market liberalization, the Effects of Prime-age Adult Mortality in Kenya, solar electricity, Kenya & Uganda maize production, etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Telecommunication Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK)
An association of Kenya's internet service providers. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Transformative Human Rights Unit, THRU

An "...all female NGO, THRU supports the human rights theory developed by Professor Costas Douzinas called an Ethical Approach to Human Rights." Uses comic strips to promote human rights, produces bill of rights training manuals, advocates on issues. Examples of court cases. Fights discrimination against those living with AIDS. Projects for South Africa, Kenya, Malawi. Has internships. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Transparency International - Kenya
TI is a "non governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption." The Kenya branch site has many full text publications such as - Will Corruption Ever Stop Developing in Kenya? by Aitan Szlapak (dissertation for the Univ. of Bristol, 2002, 86 p.) and issues of its newsletter, Adili. Read the Discussion Forum on issues of the day, see political cartoons, read the Frequently Asked Questions on corruption in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Travel Health Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta)
Health Information for Travelers to East Africa.

Travel News Online (Nairobi)
Web edition of the print travel magazine from Nairobi.

Turner, Terisa E. with Craig Benjamin, Leigh Brownhill and Wahu Kaara - Counterplanning From the Commons: African Women, Democracy and the Defence of the Life Ground

Contains nine full text articles including:

Tyler, Michael, Janice Hughes, and Helena Renfrew - "Telecommunications in Kenya: Facing the Challenges of an Open Economy"
26 pages paper located on the Virtual Institute of Information, a non-profit research facility on telecommunications, computing and the mass media. Based at Columbia University, New York City.

Ugunja Community Resource Centre
The main programs of the Center, in Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya, are - Sustainable agriculture and food security, Information and Communication, Peace, Democracy and Development. Has articles on organic farming etc. see also

Uhuru Open Golf Tour - Educating One Child at a Time
"The Uhuru Open Golf Tour is an effort by Kenyans resident in the United States to help address the needs of underprivileged Children." "The organization's goal is to provide over 100 educational scholarships annually to children in the slums of Africa and to expose hundreds of underprivileged children in urban America to golf." Schedule, photographs, has a mailing list. The Executive Director is Kaburi Kariuki.

UNESCO. Africa Revisited
In  English and French. About the "richness, the diversity, and the fragility" of Africa's cultural heritage. Includes Swahili culture (Lamu, Gede, Pate, Mombasa). Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

For discussion of topics related to cultural, academic and technical matters and exchange of any information related to the peoples of Uganda, in particular and the East African Nile Basin countries: namely Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi in general. To subscribe, send email to:
In the message area put: SUB unile-list yourfirstname yourlastname
The owner is Itiakorit John Osele: osele@ACSU.Buffalo.EDU

[United Nations Development Programme] Unveiling Women as Pillars of Peace. Peace Building in Communities Fractured by Conflict in Kenya.
Full text in Adobe PDF, 89 p. "An interim report May 2000." Prepared for the Beijing + 5 conference. On the site of the United Nations Development Programme. Management & Governance Network.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Kenya
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, and the U.N. Representative.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Dept. of State. Country Reports on Human Rights - Kenya
2013 Report, 2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

United States. Embassy. Nairobi
Visa information, the Library of Congress Nairobi Office, USAID projects, press releases, etc.

United States Information Agency - Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
"Responding to the Bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998, Official Texts and Commentary." Includes more recent information.

University College, London. Human Ecology Research Group
Has abstracts and a few full text reports on land use policy, in East Africa, Southern Africa. Click on the PDF icon to see full text.

Examples of titles:
Coast, E. E. (2001). Colonial preconceptions and contemporary demographic reality: Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania.

University of Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies
Learning to Compete Project. Has the full text of Papers in Education, Training and Enterprise (Ghana, Kenya, South Africa).

University of Manchester. Institute for Development Policy and Management. Community Conservation in Africa: Working Papers
Full text of papers (in Adobe PDF or MS Word), covers Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe.

University of Minnesota. Minnesota Population Center. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, IPUMS
Collects and distributes international census data. Has a report on the 1999 Kenya census procedures (115 p. in PDF), samples of census microdata from Kenya for the 1989 and 1999 Kenya censuses, census questionnaire forms online for many African countries. Based in Minneapolis.

University of Nairobi
Faculty and department contact addresses, describes programs, admission fees, university history, university company websites.

University of Nairobi. Institutional Repository
Find research conducted at the university, including dissertations.

University of Nairobi Libraries
Has the staff directory, other campus libraries. It is a legal deposit library. "The East African Collection contains materials on Kenya in particular and East African in general...As well as books, the collection contains periodicals on East African Studies, government publications, manuscripts, all thesis from the University of East Africa and the University of Nairobi."

University of Nairobi Press (Nairobi)
Has new titles list, its best sellers list, the complete booklist. Publishes academic titles and school text books. Their European and North American distributor is African Books Collective. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

University of North Carolina. School of Medicine.  INTRAH
Established in 1979 to assist developing countries to improve the delivery of reproductive health services. Has projects in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania).

University of Pennsylvania Kenya Page and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. Has a search facility for their very large web site.

University of Sussex. Institute of Development Studies. (Brighton, U.K.)
Its Civil Society and Governance Programme has country reports for South Africa. and case studies on Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

An open source platform that "allows anyone to gather distributed data via SMS, email or web and visualize it on a map or timeline." Using user-generated reports and Google Maps, Ushahidi created a map showing citizen generated crisis information after the post-election violence in Kenya." Now used in many countries including for Haiti earthquake relief. Created by Kenyans.

See the original 2008 project. and the New York Times article March 14, 2010, "Africa’s Gift to Silicon Valley: How to Track a Crisis"

Virtual Africana (Nairobi, Kenya)
Extensive business and investments news on Kenya. Statistics on the economy. "an Internet-based Information Resource Center designed to tap into the business to business e-commerce market." "The information is structured according to vertical market segments as follows: Capital Markets; Banking; Insurance; Industry; Agribiz; Trade; Services; Travel; and Culture."

Wahomes Kenya
Personal web site for a Kenyan living in Twin Cities Minnesota.

Wainaina, Binyavanga - How to Write About Africa
"Always use the word 'Africa' or 'Darkness' or 'Safari' in your title. Subtitles may include the words 'Zanzibar', 'Masai', 'Zulu', 'Zambezi', 'Congo', 'Nile', 'Big', 'Sky', 'Shadow', 'Drum', 'Sun' or 'Bygone'. Also useful are words such as 'Guerrillas', 'Timeless', 'Primordial' and 'Tribal'. Note that 'People' means Africans who are not black, while 'The People' means black Africans." Article in Granta 92: The View from Africa. "Granta magazine publishes new writing—fiction, personal history, reportage and inquiring journalism..."

See also the New York Times Book review, "A Writer's Beginnings in Kenya" by By ALEXANDRA FULLER, (August 14, 2011, p. 12) of his book, One Day I Will Write About This Place, (Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2011).

Wajibu, Journal of Social and Religious Concern
Nairobi quarterly journal. Has the full text of some articles. Topics include AIDS, crime, the handicapped, older people, refugees, Paulo Freire's pedagogy, Christian and Muslim dialogue, "Hekima College-An Experience in Intercultural Living," etc. Earlier issues at 

Listen to Kenyan popular music on Radio Wakilisha. Requires username and password (free) to see multi media features. Lists events in the U.S. Based in Florida.

Wananchi Online
Internet service provider (also web hosting, design). Commenced business in March 2000. Based in Nairobi.

Washington Post - African Lives
This series, on everyday life by Stephen Buckley, includes articles on Young Urban Kenyans and on AIDS in Kenya.

Washington Post Page on Kenya
The Washington Post newspaper has links to articles on Kenya though at times there may be no news, links to US State Dept. background notes, the CIA World Factbook, the weather (current and forecast) for Nairobi, the current exchange rate, and internet links.

Washington University, St. Louis. African and Afro-American Studies Program
Courses, faculty, etc. Has a summer in Kenya program (with journal) and one year post doctoral fellowships.

Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program
Promotes "...dialogue between scholars and policymakers in Washington, DC and around the world. Has an Occasional Papers series which includes, From Moi to Kibaki: An Assessment of the Kenyan Transition, by Ambassador Johnnie Carson. 8 pages. Based in Washington, D.C.

World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine Strategy - Senegal
"...up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan..... The strategy provides a framework for policy to assist countries to regulate traditional or complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to make its use safer, more accessible to their populations and sustainable."

Has full text reports such as -
Report of the Consultation on AIDS and Traditional Medicine: Prospects for Involving Traditional Health Practitioners (Francistown, Botswana, 23-27 July 1990), WHO/TRM/GPA/90.1, WHO Geneva, 1990 (full text in Adobe PDF with profiles on Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe).

Zawadi Africa
"Provides " and cover startup costs for needy young women from Africa to pursue a higher education in the US." "In 2002, Susan Mboya, daughter of Tom Mboya, created the Zawadi Africa Education Program, a pilot program loosely based on the 1960’s student African Student Airlifts to help young African women to obtain a college education. As with the original airlifts, the program paired US Universities with talented but needy young women from East Africa." Student profiles. Schools involved include Duke, Yale, Smith. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio.