Posts tagged ‘KICC’

Sunset Over Nairobi with Naipolitans’, Nov. 8 2013 @ Viewing Dock – Kenyatta International Conference Centre

Date: Friday November 8, 2013
Venue: Viewing Dock – Kenyatta International Conference Centre
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Kenyan citizens: 150/=
Residents: 200/=
Non-residents: 400/=

Naipolitans: Urban Enthusiasts Getting Together v15

For our last forum of 2013, join us as we go up to the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and watch the sun set over our beautiful Nairobi.

Located at the heart of the Central Business District, the KICC is the single most recognized landmark of Nairobi’s skyline. Completed in 1974, the 28-storey building stands at a height of 105 metres. It succeeded the Hilton Nairobi as the tallest building in Kenya and held that position for 26 years before Teleposta Tower surpassed it in 2000 at 120 metres. KICC’s light teracotta façade and use of simple solid shapes and cuboids is intended to reflect traditional African architecture. Some would say the silhouette of this building has become the de facto symbol of Nairobi.

We encourage you to arrive at 5.30 pm (note the Centre closes entry at 6pm). We will be allowed to stay until 6.30 pm.

Bring your cameras, pencils and sketchbooks. See you there!

The necessary legalese: Naipolitans does not take responsibility for any mishaps that may occur during this visit.

November 6, 2013 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Comedy Night: Africa’s Kings of Comedy, Oct. 26 2013 @ KICC

Africa's Kings of Comedy
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: KICC
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2000

Acts from: Mandy from Nigeria, Kagiso Lediga from South Africa, Patric Salvador from Uganda, Carl Joshua from Zimbabwe and Eric Omondi from Kenya

October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am 1 comment

RVI Nairobi Forum: IGAD and Somalia, Oct. 25 2013 @ KICC

Date: Friday 25 October 2013
Venue: The Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Safari Lounge – Ground Floor
Time: 9:30 am – 12pm
Entrance is by prior registration only. Register here

Chair: Jan-Petter Holtendahl, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Nairobi
Panellists: Ambassador Mahboub Maalim – Executive Secretary, IGAD, Ambassador Mohamed Ali – Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) aims to promote peace, security, prosperity and economic integration in Eastern Africa. Since 2004, it has been active in supporting the re-establishment of a sovereign government in Somalia.

On 25 October 2013, the RVI Nairobi Forum is convening a distinguished panel of speakers to reflect on IGAD’s past and future role in Somalia. Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, the Executive Secretary of IGAD, will be the keynote speaker. He will be joined on the panel by Ambassador Mohamed Ali, Somalia’s Ambassador to Kenya. The meeting will be chaired by Jan-Petter Holtendahl, Counsellor for Somali Affairs for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi.

October 18, 2013 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Experience China in Kenya: Chinese National Day Reception & Opening Ceremony, Sept. 21 2013 @ KICC

China Concerts
The Chinese National Day Reception, the Opening Ceremony of Experience China in Kenya and the Art Performance

Date and time: September 21, from 6: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm
Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC)

Introduction of the art performance: The performance will be presented by China National Acrobatic Troupe (CNAT) with outstanding performances together with fantasy art, Chinese folk songs and dances accompanied by traditional Chinese musical instruments among others.

CNAT was founded in 1950 and is the first national performing arts troupe of China. It has now become one of the best acrobatic circuses boasting the largest scale and the most comprehensive programs in the world. CNAT’s unique talents, mastery and artistic creations have produced a number of acrobatic masterpieces.
So far, it has won 55 Golden Awards at various famous festivals both in China and internationally, including Golden Clown Awards at the International Circus Festivals of Monte-Carlo, the France International Circus Festival of Tomorrow, and the China Acrobatic Festival.

What to expect

September 20, 2013 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum & Oxfam Meeting: Remittance Transfers to Somalia, Sept. 11 2013 @ KICC

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2013
Venue: KICC – Aberdares Room
Time: 10am – 12pm
Entry: STRICTLY Prior Registration

Every year, Somali migrants around the world send approximately $1.3 billion to friends and families at home, dwarfing humanitarian aid to Somalia. Individual transfers are usually less than $300, and often as little as $35. Families depend on the money for basic costs such as food, water, education and healthcare, and to cope with new crises.

A recent report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation shows that up to 40 percent of families receive some form of remittance, and that the money is integral to their survival. However, banks and regulators are in danger of inadvertently undermining this financial lifeline and driving it underground, as interpretation of UK and USA money laundering and counter terrorism legislation becomes tighter. Banks in the West are closing down the accounts of money transfer operators, thereby threatening to cut the lifeline to hundreds of thousands of Somali families.

This meeting will examine the impact of the decision by UK and US Banks to discontinue their services to the Somali remittance companies and explore challenges raised by the international remittance sector.

September 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Stop Ivory Trade Photographic Exhibition by Karue Wachira, Aug. 12-20 2013 @ KICC

Stop Ivory Trade Photographic Exhibition by Karue Wachira

Stop Ivory Trade Photographic Exhibition by Karue Wachira

Dates: August 12-20, 2013
Venue: KICC

The main purpose of this Campaign/exhibition is to help raise awareness against POACHING and IVORY trade.

For more info and to see how you can help in this cause visit the event Facebook Page

Proceeds from this exhibition will go to helping fund ‘A Walk with Rangers’ by Raabia Hawa

August 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm Leave a comment

Alpha Blondy & Tarrus Riley Live in Concert! Jun. 15 2013 @ KICC

Tarrus Alpha Blondy at KICC
Celebrating 50 years of Kenya’s Independence Big Tune Live presents
Tarrus Riley and Alpha Blondy live in concert

Date: June 15, 2013
Venue: KICC Grounds
Time: 6 pm to dawn
Tickets: Kshs 2500 at the gate & Kshs 2000 advance

Hosts: Kriss Darlin, Kajairo, Mbusii & Mbonoko

May 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

Nairobi Art and Peace Festival, Feb. 23-24 2013 @ KICC

peace festival

February 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Kalasha Film & Television Awards, Dec. 8 2012 @ KICC


December 5, 2012 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Kisima Music Awards Gala, Nov. 2 2012 @ KICC

Kisima Awards website

October 23, 2012 at 9:56 am 6 comments

Stand Up Comedy: Battle of Migingo, Oct. 13 2012 @ KICC

Date: October 13, 2012
Venue: KICC
Time: 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Eric Omondi-Kenya Vs Salvador-Uganda
Also featuring: Jalang’o, JB..

October 12, 2012 at 9:38 am 2 comments

[Competition Ended] Win a pair of Tickets for #SamosaFestival Finale [Sidi Ngoma-India Vs Slum Drummers-Kenya Vs Dagga Tihli], Sept. 29 2012 @ KICC

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Samosa Festival Grand Finale on Saturday September 29th at KICC – from 5pm [gates open].

Each ticket is valued at Kshs 1,500 and selected winners will get two tickets.

To grab a pair of these tickets which will give you access to watch Sidi Ngoma [India] battle it up with our very own Slum Drummers [Kenya] leave a comment telling us what SAMOSA Festival has been to you [if you have attended]and how you came to hear about it.

If you have NOT attended this festival worry NOT, just convince us why we should give you a pair and if we like the your reason we shall gladly oblige.

Submit your entry by 5pm on Friday September 28 – good luck!

All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Find full information on this grand finale here

September 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm 9 comments

Public Lecture: Rebooting Africa Innovation for Development by @Calestous Juma @ KICC

Date: August 14, 2012
Venue: KICC
Time: 2pm

Calestous Juma is a Kenyan Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project.

He holds a Ph.D. in science & technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and the environment.

Calestous is also a former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies.

Recently he was appointed to co-chair the new AU panel on science, technology, and innovation.

August 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Night Out: The Elegant Foot Thursdays @ the Tin Tin Restaurant

Venue: the Tin Tin Restaurant, KICC lower ground floor
Date: every Thursdays
Time: from 6.00pm-11pm.

For more information contact: 0750161237/0725114186 or

April 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Documentary Launch: Heal the Nation, Oct. 23 2011 @ City Hall Way

Date: October 23, 2011
Venue: City Hall Way-Outside KICC
Time: 10:00am-8:00pm
Entry: Free

Activities: Photo Exhibition, Signing of Peace Pledge, Music, Theatre, Poetry, Discussion Forums and Launch of documentary.

Respond to their facebook event

October 17, 2011 at 8:28 am Leave a comment

Earth Hour: Live performance by Achieng’ Abura, Mar 27 2010 @ KICC

March 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment

All African Dance Festival, until Dec 13 2009 @ KICC

(via Kenyan Poet)

The All Africa Dance Conference and Festival is a cultural extravaganza on the theme of peace to be held annually in Nairobi, Kenya and organized by Purple Images Productions

The theme for this year’s festival is: “Celebrating the Role of Cultural Dance in Peace Building and Human Understanding”

The main aim of The All Africa Dance Conference and Festival is to bring people together to celebrate the wealth and diversity of African dance. A majority of groups participating are from the African region, with some visiting artists from other parts of the world. Groups from Norway, India, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Sudan, United States of America, France, Congo, Spain, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and Brazil are among countries that have confirmed their participation.
This year’s event will showcase a rich and vibrant mix of dance and musical performances by more than 100 dance groups and 500 established artists from all over the world.

The All Africa Dance Festival will establish itself as Africa’s leading music and dance festival. It’s the event to unite people while celebrating Africa!

Visit the official website of the event for the full program and more.

December 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

A Peace Concert, Dec 5 2009 @ KICC

Kenya Women Against Poverty (KWAP), in partnership with USAID, Blueline Synergy LTD, Tusaidiane Youth for Development, eMentoring Africa and Diva Enterprises is organizing A Peace Concert with KANJII, JULIANI, NEMA, M.O.G & DADDY OWEN dubbed ‘SARE CHIKI- KENYA NI YETU!’ The aim of this Concert is to reunite Kenyans and shun violence.
The concert will take place on December 5th 2009 at the KICC Grounds from 11am to 6pm. This Concert is poised to be Kenya’s largest Concert for the purpose of peace and unity, urging communities to reconcile country wide.

December 4, 2009 at 3:06 am 1 comment

Kenya Burning exhibit & book launch, Feb 28th – Mar 2nd 2009 @ KICC

The Kenya Burning book is out! The book based on photographs of the election period of 2007 up until the effects of the post poll violence in 2008 will be launched at the KICC on Saturday, February 28, accompanied by an exhibit from photographers featured in the book. The exhibit will continue until March 2nd.
contacts: 555227, info[at]

February 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm 4 comments

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