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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Elgon Cup - Five Key Battles As Kenya Simbas Tackle Uganda Cranes - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Kenya Simbas will be seeking to defend the Elgon Cup when they take Uganda Rugby Cranes in the return leg tie that will also double up as the teams' first Africa 1A Cup (Gold Cup) match.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Waruru Dedicates Gong to Soldiers in Somalia - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nakuru -Ulinzi Stars forward Stephen Waruru has dedicated his April Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/SportPesa player of the month award to Kenya Defense Forces soldiers at the war front in Somalia, Southern Sudan and Sudan.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Chisanga to Start as Simbas Hunt on Uganda - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Newcastle Falcons ace Joshua Chisanga and fly half Isaac Adimo are the only changes made for the Kenya Simbas starting XV that will lock horns with visitors Uganda Rugby Cranes in the second leg of the Elgon Cup to be played at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Lifebuoy in Behavioural Change Campaign to Reduce Child Mortality - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Unilever Kenya through its Lifebuoy brand, has kicked off an integrated behavioural change campaign to help reduce child mortality.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Police Officer Shoots Two Colleagues Dead in Baringo - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] An administration police officer is on the run after he turned his gun on his colleagues, killing two and injuring another in Baringo South.