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: 46,661,552 (2016)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Sat - Sep 23, 2017: Raila Odinga - 'No Electoral Changes, No Election in Kenya' - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Deutsche Welle] Nairobi -Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga has told DW that some changes need to take place at the electoral commission if he is to take part in the repeat election set for October 26. President Uhuru Kenyatta disagrees. In its final ruling, Kenya's Supreme Court blamed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for releasing unverified presidential results. The court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory and ordered a repeat of the presidential election within 60 days. NASA's presiden
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Kenya Court Blames Electoral Commission Over Annulled Election - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Deutsche Welle] Kenya's Supreme Court has delivered scathing criticism of the election board's conduct during last month's botched presidential vote. The opposition claims the poll was manipulated to help President Kenyatta win.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Wheat Farmers Win Big At Dar Meeting - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [East African] Wheat farmers in Kenya and Tanzania have emerged as the ultimate beneficiaries of the prolonged trade war between the two nations.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Kenya Committed to Stabilization of Somalia, Says FM - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Shabelle] Kenya is committed to the stabilisation of Somalia and calls upon development partners to support the country that has experienced more than two decades of instability, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Madaraka Express Commuters Can Now Buy Tickets Via SMS - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Passengers travelling on the Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) train between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Saturday book, cancel and pay for their tickets through their mobile phones following introduction of a SMS-based payment platform.