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: 47,615,739 (2017)

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

  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Street Couple in Gikomba Wedding Procession Have Always Hanged Out Together - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] On Tuesday afternoon, traders and shoppers at Nairobi's Gikomba market were treated to an 'unusual' spectacle of a wedding procession of two newly-weds.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Mwarabu Fighter's Freak Accident Leaves Diamond Without Bodyguard - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz currently has been left without a bodyguard after his most trusted bodyguard, Mwarabu Fighter, was involved in a nasty accident on Friday that almost claimed his life.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Peter Munya's Proposal to End Lake Victoria Border Row - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] An inter-state agency has been proposed to manage Lake Victoria in a bid to end perennial border row pitting Kenya and Uganda.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Ruto Tells of Plot to Derail His 2022 Bid - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Deputy President William Ruto Friday told of a plot to undermine his 2022 presidential bid.
  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Obama to Open Siaya Youth Centre in July Visit - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] When former American president Barack Obama visits Siaya County in the next three weeks, it will be to a people pregnant with expectation and hopeful of an economic renaissance. The people of the county from which his father hailed will be counting on the sheer force of his celebrity and power to mobilise a change in their fortunes.