KENYA
Updated 21 November 2012
Republic of Kenya is located in the east of the African Continent, with a population of 43,013,341, making it the
31st largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Nairobi with a total population of 3,138,295. The
country encompasses 582,650 square kilometers making it the 47th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Ethiopia, Somalia, Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan.

President Mwai Kibaki is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Vice President Stephene Kalonzo
Musyoka, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a
second term. Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga is recognized as the Head of Government and achieved that status
following Kibaki's reelection in December 2007 which brought charges of vote rigging from ODM candidate Raila
Odinga and unleashed two months of violence in which as many as 1,500 people died. UN-sponsored talks in late
February produced a powersharing accord bringing Odinga into the government in the restored position of prime
minister though this arrangement has not yet been constitutionally defined. Its form of government is a republic and
they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of December 1963.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and Kiswahili. It counts among its major religions
Protestant, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Muslim and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has
24 AM, 18 FM, 6 Short Wave and 8 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Kenya, its highest point at 5,199 meters and Indian Ocean, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is part of Lake Victoria, which measures about 100 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are small-scale consumer goods,
agricultural products, oil refining, aluminum, steel, lead, cement, commercial ship repair and tourism. Its official
currency is Kenyan Shilling.

Here’s something you may not know about Kenya. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful
agricultural production regions in Africa; glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak; unique
physiography supports abundant and varied wildlife of scientific and economic value.
Chalbi Desert in
northern Kenya
Elephants and Water
Buffalo
Equator Monument in
Kisumu
Kenyan kids
Kisumu- on the edge
of Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria
shoreline- Kenya's
westernmost point on
the Tanzania and
Uganda border
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Lioness and cub on
the Serengeti Plain
Mount Kilimanjaro just
over the border into
Tanzania, visible from
Kenya
Mount Kenya- the
nation's highest point
Nairobi- Kenya's
capital and largest city
Tana River white water
rafting
Traditional Kenyan
cuisine including Ugali
(maize meal cake) and
Nyama Choma
(roasted meats)
Great Rift Valley
Mombasa, on the
Indian Ocean- Kenya's
lowest point
Lake Turkana, also
called the Jade Sea
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Ilemi Triangle- Kenya's
northernmost point
and the tri-border with
Sudan and Ethiopia
Mandera- Kenya's
easternmost point and
the tri-border with
Ethiopia and Somalia
Nilotic tribespeople of
Kenya in traditional
dress
Shimoni Cave- Kenya's
southernmost point on
the border with
Tanzania
Herders in Moyale- a
village and region split
between Kenya and
Ethiopia
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
6.3% (2009 est.)

1.5 million

80,000