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: 53,527,936 (2020)

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

  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Puzzle of Perpetually Penniless Parastatals - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The Auditor-General has raised issue with the financial stability of a number of State corporations, saying without national government support, they would collapse.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Raila, Mudavadi Allies Join Ruto Camp With Top Secrets - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has quietly conscripted into his camp the former ANC secretary-general Barrack Muluka, the latest high-profile technocrat to crossover to his side as he assembles a diverse team with the hope of becoming the country's fifth president.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Learners to Be Back in Class On October 19 - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Schools will open on October 19 while Standard Eight and Form Four learners will sit their national exams in April 2021 if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: 'We Can't Believe It's Happening' - Kenya Rugby Legends Bemoan Railway Club Demolition - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Mwamba Rugby Club legends Edward "The Eagle" Rombo and Humphrey Kayange are yet to come to terms with the new directive which will see the club's homeground, Nairobi Railway Club, will now be demolished to pave way for the Expressway.
  • Sun - Sep 20, 2020: Nairobi County Cuts Revenue Target Amid Low Collection - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Nairobi County government has reviewed downwards its own-source revenue target for the current financial year by more than Sh2.6 billion in light of dismal revenue performance in the previous year.