Kenya

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INFORMATION

Capital: Nairobi

Government: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

Current President: Uhuru Kenyatta

Economy:

  • East and Central Africa’s biggest economy has posted tremendous growth in the service sector, boosted by rapid expansion in telecommunication and financial activity over the last decade, and now contributes 62% of GDP.
  • The agricultural sector accounts for 22% of GDP, while the industry and manufacturing accounts for 16%.

Population: 53,527,936 (2020)

Land Size: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Kikuyu: 22%
  • Luhya: 14%
  • Luo: 13%
  • Kalenjin: 12%
  • Kamba: 11%
  • Kisii: 6%
  • Meru: 6%
  • Other African: 15%
  • Non-African (Asian, European, and Arab): 1%
Religions:

  • Protestant: 45%
  • Roman Catholic: 33%
  • Muslim: 10%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 10%
  • Other: 2%

Language(s):

  • English (official)
  • Kiswahili (official)
  • Kikuyu
  • Luo
  • Luyo
  • Kamba

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: World Athletics Release Date for 2021 Kip Keino Classic - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The second edition of the Kip Keino Classic will be held on September 18, 2021, World Athletics has announced.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Young Man Sparks Strawberry Movement, 1 Farm At a Time - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Dressed in light-blue overalls and black gumboots, Nimrod Mwenda carries four strawberry punnets and puts them in a container, ready for delivery to a customer.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Todt Inspects Safari Rally Service Park, Mourns Maradona as 'True Legend' - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] International Automobile Federation (FIA) President Jean Todt Thursday launched the construction of a VVIP Pavilion at the WRC Safari Rally Service Park in Naivasha at a ceremony where he also mourned Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, as "a true legend."
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Gor Mahia Announce Departure Date for APR Clash - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] After a week of uncertainty characterised by go-slows, record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia will finally jet out of the country on Friday morning for Kigali, Rwanda where they face APR in the preliminary stage of the prestigious Caf Champions League on Saturday.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: KRU Announce Return of Rugby Super Series - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The Rugby Super Series are back after seven years.