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

  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Snappy 7 - Pinky Ghelani - Being Older Than My Hubby Doesn't Bother Me - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] At 42, media personality, UNHCR and Wanfam Clothing Ambassador, Pinky Ghelani, says there is still more to experience in life. The mother of two spoke to Nairobi News about her life's journey. Excerpts:
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Tusker Sends Entire Technical Bench Packing - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Eleven-time Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC have sent their entire technical bench packing, led by head coach Sam Timbe, after just 11 matches into the new season with immediate former AFC Leopards boss Robert Matano poised for a return to Ruaraka.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Man's Body Found Dumped Along Mombasa Road - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] The body of an unidentified male was on Saturday morning found dumped along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Gor Mahia Fans Feared Dead in Accident - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] At least two Gor Mahia supporters are feared dead following a road accident around Mlolongo area along the Nairobi- Mombasa highway on Sunday.
  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: Police Ban Night Street Weddings in Mombasa - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Police in Mombasa have banned night street weddings in the county citing security concerns.