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What's on in Kenya: A Guide for Event Service Providers




What's on in Kenya: A Guide for Event Service Providers
posted on: Monday, 26 June 2023
by Browncord Events

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Kenya is a vibrant and diverse country that offers a variety of events for different audiences and interests. Whether you are an event service provider looking for new opportunities, or an event organizer looking for reliable and quality services, here are some of the things you should know about what's happening Kenya,

 

 What are some current events in Kenya?

 

Kenya is a country that is always buzzing with news and developments, both locally and internationally. Some of the current events that are making headlines in Kenya are:-

 

  1. Kenya signs EU trade deal: Kenya has signed a bilateral trade deal with the European Union (EU), its biggest market, that will ensure duty-free and quota-free access for its exports. The deal also covers areas such as agriculture, fisheries, services, investment, and intellectual property rights. Kenya signed the deal on its own, despite being part of the East African Community (EAC), a regional bloc that had been negotiating a collective agreement with the EU. Kenya said it was best to sign a separate deal to protect its interests and avoid disruptions to its trade.
  2. Kenyan cult deaths: A shocking case of mass starvation has been uncovered in a remote village in Kenya, where a religious cult leader allegedly convinced his followers to stop eating and drinking as a way of preparing for the end of the world. The cult leader, Paul Mackenzie, who calls himself Elijah, was arrested and charged with murder as we now wait for his verdict by the court. after more than 200 people were found dead or dying in Shakahola. Some of the survivors, who are still refusing to eat, are also facing suicide charges. The case has raised questions about the regulation and oversight of religious groups in Kenya.
  3. Kenyan lion killings: Six lions have been killed by herders in southern Kenya after they attacked livestock and domestic animals. The killings have dealt a blow to Kenya's conservation efforts, as lions are endangered and face threats from habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. Wildlife officials said they are investigating the incident and will take action against those responsible. They also urged communities to report any cases of wildlife attacks or sightings instead of taking matters into their own hands.

 

 What is happening in Nairobi this weekend?

 

Nairobi the capital and largest city of Kenya, and a hub of culture, entertainment, and innovation. There is always something happening in Nairobi that can suit your mood and preference. Some of the events that were happening in Nairobi this weekend are:

 

  1. Singular Ruby Meetup Online: This is an online event that brings together Ruby developers and enthusiasts who want to learn more about the programming language and its applications. It will feature presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities. It will took place on Thursday, June 22.
  2. Speed Dating with a Game Night: This is a fun event that combines speed dating and game night for singles who want to meet new people and have a good time. It will feature ice-breakers, games, music, drinks, and snacks. It will took place on Saturday, June 24 at Urban Heart Restaurant and Lounge.
  3. Mad fest: This is a concert that will showcase the talents of local artists who perform various genres of music such as Afro-pop, reggae, hip-hop, and gospel. It will also feature comedy acts and dance groups. It will take place on Saturday, June 24 at The Carnivore Restaurant.
  4. Karura Forest Nature Trail: This is an event that will take you on a guided walk through the Karura Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world. You will get to see the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and historical sites that the forest has to offer. It will take place on Sunday, June 25 at Karura Forest.

 

What is the biggest event in Kenya?

 

Kenya hosts many events throughout the year that attract local and international visitors and participants. Some of the events are annual, while others are occasional or one-time. The biggest event in Kenya may vary depending on the criteria used to measure it, such as attendance, revenue, impact, or popularity. However, some of the events that can be considered as the biggest in Kenya are:

 

Safari Rally: This is a motor rally that is part of the World Rally Championship (WRC), one of the most prestigious and challenging motorsport competitions in the world. The rally features drivers and cars racing on rough terrain and roads across Kenya. The rally was first held in 1953 and has been held annually since then, except for some years when it was cancelled due to security, political, or economic reasons. The rally was suspended from the WRC calendar in 2002 due to safety concerns, but it returned in 2021 after a successful bid by Kenya to host it again. The rally attracts thousands of spectators, media, and sponsors, and generates millions of dollars in revenue and tourism for Kenya.

Lake Turkana Cultural Festival: This is a cultural festival that celebrates the diversity and unity of the communities living around Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world. The festival features various activities such as traditional dances, music, crafts, sports, games, and food. The festival aims to promote peace, harmony, and development among the communities, as well as to showcase their rich and unique cultures to the world. The festival was first held in 2008 and has been held annually since then, except for 2020 when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival attracts thousands of visitors, both local and international, and provides an opportunity for cultural exchange and learning.

Lamu Cultural Festival: This is a cultural festival that celebrates the heritage and identity of Lamu, an island town on the coast of Kenya that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The festival features various activities such as dhow races, donkey races, henna painting, Swahili poetry, music, and cuisine. The festival aims to preserve and promote the culture and history of Lamu, which is influenced by Arab, Indian, Persian, and African civilizations. The festival was first held in 2001 and has been held annually since then, except for some years when it was postponed or cancelled due to security or political issues. The festival attracts thousands of visitors, both local and international, and showcases the beauty and charm of Lamu.

 

What to see in Nairobi?

 

Nairobi is a city that offers a lot of attractions and sights for visitors and residents alike. Whether you are interested in nature, culture, history, or entertainment, you can find something that will appeal to you in Nairobi. Some of the things that you can see in Nairobi are:

 

Nairobi National Park: This is a national park that is located within the city limits of Nairobi. It is one of the oldest and most popular parks in Kenya, and it hosts a variety of wildlife such as lions, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, buffaloes, and more. You can also visit the David Sheldrake Wildlife Trust, which is a sanctuary for orphaned elephants and rhinos; the Giraffe Center, which is a conservation center for endangered Rothschild's giraffes; and the Nairobi Safari Walk, which is a raised boardwalk that offers a panoramic view of the park.

Nairobi National Museum: This is a museum that showcases the natural and cultural heritage of Kenya. It has various exhibits that display fossils, artifacts, paintings, sculptures, textiles, weapons, musical instruments, and more. You can also visit the Snake Park, which is adjacent to the museum and houses various reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles, lizards, and turtles; and the Botanical Gardens, which are located behind the museum and feature various plants such as palms, cycads

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