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Kenyan Schools to Remain Closed until January

8 Jul 2020 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

Kenyan Education Minister George Magoha announced that all school, public and private, will remain closed until at least January 2021 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Final year examinations usually taken in October and November have also be...

Kenya Bans Single-Use Plastics from National Parks, Beaches, and Forests

6 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Coinciding with World Environment Day, Kenyan authorities have banned all single-use plastics such as water bottles, disposable cutlery, plastic bags, and straws from national parks, beaches, forests, and protected regions. The new ban comes three ye...

Kenya Closes Land Borders with Tanzania and Somalia

17 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In an attempt to reduce the transmission of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the closure of the nation's land borders with Tanzania and Somalia effective midnight local time on Saturday. The closure will exempt ca...

Plane Carrying Medical Supplies Crashes in Somalia:

6 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

An African Express Airways Embraer EMB-120 plane carrying Covid-19 coronavirus medical supplies crashed and burst into flames near the city of Baidoa, Somalia, just before it was about to land at the Bardale airport. All six people on the aircraft, t...

13 Year-Old Kenyan Boy Shot During Covid-19 Curfew

1 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Kenya's police inspector general has ordered an investigation and forensic analysis of all firearms held by officers on duty in the Huruma-Mathare area of Nairobi after the shooting and subsequent death of a 13 year-old boy named Yasin Hussein Moyo....

Wandering Around Old Town Mombasa, Kenya

18 Jan 2020 2 minute read 2 comments joshman

The Old Town area of Mombasa is located on Mombasa Island in the same area as Fort Jesus.  Please check out my blog on Fort Jesus in case you missed it. To start out my tour of Old Town, I had my Uber driver drop me off at the famous elephant tusks. ...

My Travel Loot #2 | Bombolulu Workshop In Mombasa, Kenya

10 Jan 2020 2 minute read 8 comments joshman

From my previous blog titled My Travel Loot #1| Project Ploughshare Women’s Pottery: I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. Another thing I love to do is take home a piece of of that culture’s art. I don’t mean cheesy refrigerator...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 2)

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read 0 comments joshman

Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it. Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it's a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 1)

20 Oct 2019 1 minute read 4 comments joshman

Karura Forest is an urban park in the Gigiri area of Nairobi. It is near the United Nations compound. Luckily, it is within walking distance of where I've been living for the past two months. One of my favorite activities here has been exploring the...

Exploring Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya (Part 3)

9 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments joshman

In case you missed them, check out my previous blogs from Ol Pajeta Conservancy. This is my final installment of the series, where I'll show some lesser appreciated animals from the preserve. We saw quite a bit for a such a short trip, but regrettabl...