John Steve Okumu is 26 years old and lives in Kisumu, Kenya. He sells jewelery he makes using water hyacinths from Lake Victoria and other materials.
US First Lady Melania Trump made the first official visit to Africa under her husband's presidency this week to promote child welfare and conservation. Africa has more than 50 first ladies. DW looks at a few of them.
Kenyans are outraged by reports that legislators took bribes to bury an investigation of a dodgy sugar trade deal involving government representatives. The issue also threatens Kenya's trade relations in East Africa.
The deal to improve trade within the six-member East African bloc is being thwarted by bilateral political disputes, traders and analysts say.
The meeting between US President Trump and Kenyan President Kenyatta served the interests of both leaders at least in the short term, even if it was largely symbolic. But the broader problems remain.
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