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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Joy As Ban On Ugandan Maize Is Lifted - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Monitor] There is a sigh of relief among traders after Kenya lifted the ban on importation of maize.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Kenya Hopes to Vaccinate 60 Percent Adults With Johnson and Johnson - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya sad Wednesday it was working with the African Union (AU) to secure 30 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, that will cover at least 60 percent of the country's adult population.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Kenya Covid Update - 410 Cases, 22 Dead - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya recorded 22 deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday even as 410 cases were detected.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Amoth - No Community Spread of Indian Covid Variant - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] The Indian Covid-19 variant which was first detected in five Indians working at a fertiliser plant in Kisumu has not spread to the community, Ministry of Health Acting Director-General Patrick Amoth has said.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Court to Rule On Kenyatta Hospital Burial Row - AllAfrica News: Kenya
    [Nation] A Nairobi court will on Monday hear a case filed by a family seeking the exhumation of a 47-year-old woman who was buried by Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) last month without notifying them.