About Kenya

About Kenya

Capital: Nairobi
Population Estimate: 48.46 million
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

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February 2019

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

On January 15, 2019, Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi was attacked. Al Shabab claimed responsibility of the attack. Kenyan security ...
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December 2018

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