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

  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Malkia Strikers Return Home With Renewed Hope - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] Tokyo -- Malkia Strikers travel back home this week without having won a set at the Olympic Games.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Raila Odinga Meetings Will Be 'Voice of Change' - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] ODM leader Raila Odinga has declared nationwide meetings starting this week will be "the voice of change" even as he dismissed critics telling him to retire from politics because he is too old.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Mwendwa on the Spot Over New League Trophy - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Stakeholders have questioned the move by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa to spend millions of shillings in purchasing a trophy for the title winners.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: How Burale Once 'Ate' Toothpaste for Dinner - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nairobi News] Renowned motivational speaker Robert Burale has left Kenyans in disdain after suggesting he once had toothpaste for dinner.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Digital Transformation Initiative for Africa's Agri-Food Sector Unveiled - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- An initiative that will avail digital tools and training resources to small-scale farmers and agriculture-linked small businesses in Africa has been launched.