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

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: U.S. African Policy's Lost 'Dynamics' - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Deutsche Welle] At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Three More Put in Isolation After Suspected Ebola Case in Kericho - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Three other people have been put in the isolation ward at Kericho Referral Hospital following an Ebola scare.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: What You Need to Know About Ebola - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Kenya on High Alert After Suspected Ebola Case in Kericho - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Health authorities in Kericho County are on a red alert over a suspected case of Ebola.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Kakamega Hospital in Frenzied Search for Twins' Birth Records - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Staff at the Kakamega County General and Referral Hospital were Sunday involved in a frenzied search for the records relating to the birth of the identical twins born there, but separated at birth, 19 year ago. A DNA test conducted on Sharon Mathius and Melon Lutenyo by Lancet Kenya confirmed the girls are identical twins.