About Kenya

About Kenya

Capital: Nairobi
Population Estimate: 53,771,296 million (Source: World Bank)
Area: 582,646 square kilometers
Borders: Tanzania (south), Ethiopia (north), Somalia (north east), South Sudan (north west), Uganda (west)
Independence Day:  December 12, 1963
President: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions: Islam, Hinduism, Indigenous
Currency: Kenya shillings
Key Challenges: Governance, al Shabab terrorist attacks, resource conflicts, historical injustices, unemployment, road carnage
Interesting Fact: Kenya is the leading economy in the greater Horn of Africa region

Country Analysis


February 2019

On February 5, 2019, the United States sent out an alert to its citizens in Kenya to be vigilant as ...

January 2019

On January 15, 2019, Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi was attacked. Al Shabab claimed responsibility of the attack. Kenyan security ...

December 2018

The state of affairs in the country is shaped by the ‘unity’ between the ruling party (Jubilee Party) and the ...