Edwin Waita

Chickens roost in Kenya's empty classrooms amid COVID-19 shutdown

10 Sep 2020

MWEA, Kenya Rows of spinach sprout in the sports field where the students of Roka Preparatory school once played football, and clucking chickens fluff their feathers in sawdust-covered classrooms where children once sweated over their exams. | Video

Kenya's Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

27 Jul 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Kenyan recycling firm mixes kitchen waste to boost urban farming

24 Jul 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan urban farmer Francis Wachira credits a soil recycling company with keeping him afloat financially during the coronavirus crisis: it helped him to start producing herbs and vegetables on his tiny Nairobi plot.

Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

27 May 2020

NAIROBI Kenya is rolling out voluntary public testing for the novel coronavirus in its biggest slum, where some residents say being declared virus-free boosts their chances of getting a job.

Fearing coronavirus, African city dwellers flee to the countryside

26 Mar 2020

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the coronavirus.

Kenya's High Court holds open air hearings to slow spread of coronavirus

20 Mar 2020

NAIROBI Gloved judges heard applications for bail on Friday as Kenya's high court held hearings outside the building to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Athletics: Kipchoge to defend Olympic marathon title - if selected

03 Dec 2019

NAIROBI Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner in history, the world record holder and only man to go under two hours for the distance, has told Reuters he will defend his Olympic title in Tokyo next year - if selected.

Researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight malaria

08 Nov 2019

CHEJU, Zanzibar Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria have used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar - not with traditional pesticides but with a thin, non-toxic film. | Video

Athletics Kenya CEO to temporarily step aside over bribery allegations

16 Feb 2016

NAIROBI Athletics Kenya's chief executive has asked to step aside for 21 days pending an investigation into allegations that he sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests, the federation said on Tuesday.

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