KenGen installs electric vehicle charging station in Nairobi, launches 83MW plant

KENYA – Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has installed an electric vehicle charging station in Nairobi as the State agency joins other actors steering the push for e-mobility. Catherine Nyambala, an engineer at KenGen, said the power producer will in the coming days ship in electric cars to test the station and help with data that is key to boosting…

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Nairobi’s Hilton Hotel to cease operation in December after 53 years

KENYA – Hilton Hotel, a five star hotel in the centre of Nairobi city, has announced that it will close its doors indefinitely in December and lay off an unspecified number of workers, underlining the troubles of hotels in the wake of Covid-19 travel slump. The hotel, which is owned 40.57 percent by the government, has pointed to other factors…

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Electric vehicle startup BasiGo launches its first electric buses in Nairobi

KENYA – BasiGo, an electric vehicle startup, flagged off its first electric buses for passenger use in Nairobi. The startup is partnering with Citi Hoppa and East Shuttle in Nairobi for its pilot phase. Citi Hoppa will be deploying the BasiGo electric bus on routes between the city centre and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  East Shuttle plans to deploy their…

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Air Tanzania resumes Dar-es-Salaam – Nairobi flights

TANZANIA – Air Tanzania has resumed two daily flights between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi after 20 years since it ceased operations. The national carrier says it will operate an Airbus A220-300 aircraft on the new route as Nairobi becomes a strategic route in African plans. Air Tanzania Chief Executive Officer Ladislaus Matindi said the restart of the Dar-Nairobi route…

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