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 - Feb 16, 2019: Sad Love Story Moves Magistrate to Set Free Roadside Food Vendor - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] A Meru magistrate's court set free a single mother who was charged with preparing food in unsanitary conditions.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Alarm as 60 Babies Die at Kiambu Level Five Hospital - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] On January 28 at around 9am, Ms Naomi Gathoni from Ikinu village in Githunguri was rushed to the Kiambu Level Five Hospital by her mother in-law, Rose Wangari, after she developed labour pains.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Murder Suspect Joseph Kori Fathered My Child, New Woman Claims - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Grace Wahu Wangari, 29, lives a simple life at her home in Kanyariri, Wangige, in Kiambu County.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Graft, Impunity Aiding Terrorism - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] As the country struggles with jihadists, two concerns may complicate the counter-terror war and thus force authorities to revisit their strategy: One, the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is pulling out of Somalia in 2021, and two; the new terrorist is no longer the foreigner but Kenyan.
  • Sat - Feb 16, 2019: Rise and Rise of Kenyatta Empire - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Feuds and disagreements have torn apart many family businesses in Kenya. Many such collapses has been witnessed and reported in the recent past.