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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NAIROBI CITY IN KENYA AND NEW YORK CITY IN THE USA

Nairobi is the capital and administrative town in Kenya while New York is not the Capital of USA. Nairobi is an inland port (dry port) while New York is a seaport. Nairobi is sited on a low lying swampy plain while New York is sited on an island of a long drowned mouth of River …

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN NAIROBI IN KENYA AND NEW YORK CITY IN THE USA

Both cities are HQs of international organizations. New York is the HQs of the UN while Nairobi is the HQS for Habitat and UNEP. Both are the largest cities in their respective regions. Nairobi is the largest city in East Africa while New York is the largest City in the USA. Both cities are well …

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8 Problems affecting Nairobi City in Kenya

Large unemployed population which is idle and encourages Criminal/immoral practice e.g. parking boys and girls, beggars Rapid growth of population which has led to an acute shortage of housing/leading to slums development. Traffic congestion during rush hours on Uhuru highway, Mombasa Road and Outering Road leading to loss of time Heaps of uncollected garbage which …

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE GROWTH OF NAIROBI CITY IN KENYA

Nairobi is the largest urban centre in East Africa and the capital city of Kenya. The name Nairobi is derived from a Maasai name, enkare Nairobi, meaning something very cold I reference to the cool waters of Nairobi River. The town was started by railway engineers and became the administrative HQs of the East African …

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4 FACTORS FOR THE GROWTH OF ELDORET TOWN IN KENYA

The town began as a farming post in 1930 by a group of white settlers who had arrived in Uasin Gishu in1908. It is referred to as an agricultural collecting centre because of its initial function of collecting agricultural Produce from surrounding farms in Uasin Gishu and Trans-Nzoia. Factors which have contributed to the growth …

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6 Functions of Kisumu city in Kenya

A transport and communication centre since it harbours, airport, railway terminus, numerous roads. Administrative centre because it is headquarters for Nyanza province/ hosts the PC/ DC. Educational centre since it habours Maseno University, several schools and colleges. Commercial centre since it habours Nakumatt, Ukwala and several shops Financial centre since it harbors several banks e.g. …

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9 FACTORS FOR THE GROWTH OF KISUMU PORT CITY IN KENYA

This is the third largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa. The city is a focal point for road, railway and lake transport routes. It started as a small fishing settlement on the Winam Gulf. The following are the factors that contributed to the growth of Kisumu City; Kisumu grew as the terminus of …

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