The Nairobi River, one of the most polluted rivers in Kenya, is the focus of an intense cleanup campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme which is headquartered in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, through which the river runs.

Secondary schools heads from a Kenyan rural district of Kenya have petitioned the government to lift the ban on corporal punishment citing indiscipline. Media reports here say that the school heads from Machakos district which was in the news last month after two students torched a school domitory leading to death of more than 60 students wanted the government to review the ban.

Salary : £21,479pa - £24,129pa
Location : Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date : 6 Jun 2001

Food security prospects have improved in arable districts and western pastoral areas of Kenya following favourable short and long rains, but food insecurity persists in pastoral districts in the east, according to the latest country report from USAID's Famine Early Warning System (FEWS). Food production trends would be uncertain in these pastoral areas after critically needed rains were low and poorly distributed, it said.

A man whirls a whip around his head and brings it down hard on a Kenyan youth clad in a "Save our Forests" T-shirt. The whip cracks again and a mob starts hurling rocks at a busload of environmental activists from Kenya's Green Belt Movement, barring their way to a patch of threatened woodland. A rock shatters a window, blood oozes from a passenger's head and the bus roars away from the village, the visitors abandoning their plans to expose forest destruction.