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 - Nov 23, 2017: Photo of Kenyatta's All-Men Meeting On Economy Sparks Anger - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] A photo of an all-male meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Harambee House to discuss the future of the economy has sparked anger online.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Infotrade Launches Web Portal to Drive Trade Efficiency - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [CIO] Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (infotradekenya.go.ke), which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures required for import and export business in Kenya on one online platform.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Tuesday Declared Holiday As Uhuru Kenyatta Is Sworn in - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The government has gazetted Tuesday, November 28, as a public holiday to pave way for President Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in for a second term.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Reasons Local Coffee Has Become a Tough Sell - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [East African] A plan by the Kenyan government to put in place a policy to guide the coffee sub-sector into full recovery remains in limbo due to a delay by stakeholders endorsing the proposals.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Turning Poop Into Power - How Kenyans Cook Up a Cleaner Climate - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Millions of Kenyans, without toilets in their homes, are forced to endure their neighbours' unsavoury smells and habits in a shared pit in the ground or nearby fields.