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: 48,397,527 (2018)

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 - Oct 19, 2019: Nakuru Farmers Reaping Big From Dairy Farming - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Dairy farmers in Nakuru County are raking in an average of Sh 1.6 million daily in raw milk sales to processors. One of the leading processor reaping from the increased production is Brookside.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Willie Kimani Murder - Inspector Denies Asking Suspect to Turn Witness - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] An officer who investigated the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri on Friday denied that he tried persuading one of the accused persons to become a witness in the case.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: President Kenyatta Defends 'Bridge' to Connect With Opposition - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [RFI] Kenyatta's historic handshake with longtime rival and opposition leader Raila Odinga triggered a vicious power struggle inside the ruling Jubilee coalition amid accusations that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was just a plan to disrupt the succession pact that took him to power.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: After Furor, CS Mucheru Replaces Dead Man With His Widow - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has replaced the dead man he had appointed to the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) with his widow.
  • Sat - Oct 19, 2019: Uhuru Warns Private Sector Against Sabotaging 'Buy Kenya' Agenda - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned private sector players against sabotaging the government's policy to give priority to locally produced goods in State procurement.