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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Sakaja, Sonko Clash at Senate Grilling Session - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja on Wednesday had to defend himself after Governor Mike Sonko accused him of fighting him as part of campaigns for the governership in 2022.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Sonko Tickles Senators With Strange Toilet Break Request - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told the Senate's Devolution Committee that he will be visiting the toilet frequently following an 'electrocution accident' at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Rights Groups Petition Sonko Against 'Misleading' Anti-Abortion Billboards - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Civil Rights groups in Nairobi on Wednesday petitioned Governor Mike Sonko against what they said were misleading anti-abortion billboards that are erected in different parts of Nairobi.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Man Stabs Friend Over Ten Shillings Debt - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Police in Kakamega are holding a man from Shianda village, in Kakamega North Sub-County who stabbed his colleague over a Sh10 debt.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: City Lawyer Accused of Killing Son Returns to Police Custody - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] City lawyer Assa Nyakundi, accused of shooting dead his son Joseph at point blank range, was on Tuesday night discharged from Nairobi Hospital.