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: 46,661,552 (2016)

Land Size: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)

Major Ethic 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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Dubai Islamic Bank Gets Nod to Operate in Kenya - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [East African] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has licensed the Dubai Islamic Bank - owned by the United Arab Emirates' largest Shariah lender Dubai Islamic Bank - to carry out operations in the country.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Uber Kenya Now Accepting Low Cost, Older Cars - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Competition in the mobile technology ride-sharing service has pushed Uber to introduce an economy product in the Kenyan market dubbed UberSELECT.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Independent Candidates for August Polls Hit 1,500 - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -The number of candidates who are seeking to contest for various seats independently is on the rise.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Bishop Wanjiru Challenges Court Decision to Detain Her - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has moved to the High Court to challenge the decision to deny her bond and detain her in custody for five days until after Labour Day celebrations.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: I Supported Man United As a Kid, Reveals Wanyama - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Among local football fans, the greatest rivalry as far as the English Premier League is concerned has always between Arsenal and Manchester United.