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

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Tanzania Government Assures Kenya Over Maize Exports - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has moved to allay fears in Kenya that maize flour exports to the neighbouring country could fail the standard test.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: State to Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The government is set to roll out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer in two weeks, even as doctors affiliated to the Catholic Church have contested the move citing a myriad of health complications.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Prison Warden Kills Girlfriend, 23, After Quarrel - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] A prison warden attached to Bomet GK prison has reportedly killed his girlfriend after a quarrel at Kamukunji Estate.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: First Football Team of People Living with Albinism - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [VOA] Growing up with albinism, 24-year-old Allan Herbert, a Kenyan journalism graduate, knew he was different. While he did not experience the same stigmatism and discrimination of his peers living with albinism, he had to be shielded from the sun by his peers.  It is this special treatment and media stories of the brutal attacks suffered against albinos that made Herbert start a football team -- his way of helping people with the genetic disorder fight for their space in Kenya. This past weekend, the
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: How De'Mathew Foretold Fatal Road Accident in His Hit Song 'Peris Nduku' - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] There has been an outpouring of grief following the death of Kikuyu Benga musician John De'Mathew in a grisly road accident near Thika Town on Sunday night.