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

  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: Abass Bundu's Daughter Now High Commissioner to Kenya - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Concord] Members of Parliament yesterday unanimously approved Ms. Isatu Aminata Bundu as the new High Commissioner to the Sierra Leone High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: Uganda to Sue Kenya, Tanzania Over Exports Blockade - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Monitor] Uganda will this week seek to find solutions to the continued blockade of its exports, failure of which, it will seek intervention of the East African Court of Justice.
  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: The Importance of Remembering Kenyan Artist Rosemary Karuga - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [The Conversation Africa] A vast chapter of the still mostly untold story of women's art in Kenya starts with Rosemary Namuli Karuga. Karuga passed away on 9 February 2021 at the age of 93. She was one of the pioneers who made major contributions to contemporary art on the continent and is recognised as one of the finest East African artists of her generation.
  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: Posted a Jerusalema Challenge Video? You'll Pay for That - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Corporations in Kenya and across the region could soon be forced to part with thousands of shillings in fines after taking part in the popular Jerusalema dance challenge.
  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: At Last, Street to Be Named After Football Legend Joe Kadenge - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] A move to honour the late Kenyan football legend Joe Kadenge by having a road in Nairobi renamed after him has moved a step closer.