Sunday, March 28, 2010

PHOTO: Kisumu City

Photo courtesy of Jackson Biko.

UPDATE: Kisumu Airport Construction

The World Bank has called on the Kenyan government to hasten expansion of Kisumu Airport on the shores of lake victorie, western Kenya to accommodate larger aircraft, saying further delay could lead to massive loss of business opportunities.

The facility sits at a strategic location hence direct flights from the airport could see Kenya rake maximum gains in business from exports to the lucrative markets in Europe and Asia, World Bank senior advisor Dr Anil Bhandari said.

"This facility is a goldmine and its potential is further boosted by its vantage location. Kenya stand to secure markets for its agricultural products that have lacked efficient mode of transport to the markets," the official told reporters in Kisumu city on the sidelines of a tripartite meeting to access the progress of the project.

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Monday, August 10, 2009


President Mwai Kibaki on Sunday officially commissioned the expansion works to upgrade Kisumu Airport and assured wananchi that the Grand Coalition Government is fully committed to transforming Kisumu into a modern city with requisite facilities for a town of its status.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony at Kisumu Airport, President Kibaki noted that Kisumu City is an important and strategically located town within the East African Community and even the COMESA region.

“It is therefore, our vision that when completed, the new Kisumu airport will spur economic growth in this region, especially tourism, fisheries and agriculture,” President Kibaki said.

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Photo courtesy of Capital FM (Kenya)

Friday, June 19, 2009

PHOTOS: Prof. Burke at Sagam Community Hospital (June 13th, 2009)

Sagam Community Hospital received a visit from Professor Thomas F. Burke (MD, FACEP) of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (click on the photos to enlarge). Ero Kamano (thank you) for the visit and we hope you can visit us again.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Plans to construct museum in Kogelo

Kogelo village in Siaya District is set to invigorate the Western Kenya Tourism Circuit with the construction of Sh5 million museum.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Interview with Mama Sarah Obama

" Les Confidences d'une Grand-mère pas comme les Autres"
An in-depth interview with President Barack Obama's grandmother in Kenya by Eva Rogo - Lévénez.

Read the article here. An English translation can be found here.

Listen to part of the interview here:
Sarah Obama Interview - Sarah Obama & Eva Rogo - Levenez

President - Elect of the United States of America

Congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama

Source: Depauw University

Saturday, June 07, 2008

THE NATION: A Child of Two Worlds - The Obama Family Tree

The first time he arrived in Kenya in 1987, as a 26-year-old Chicago community organiser preparing to enter Harvard Law School, Barack Obama landed at the airport to find that his luggage had been lost enroute and he roared — literally — into Nairobi in an aunt’s beat-up Volkswagen Beetle with a knocking engine and no muffler.

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