ABOUT KENYA

  • Area: 580,367 square kilometers or 5 times the size of Ohio. 48.1% is agricultural land 
  • The Republic of Kenya was formerly British East Africa, it gained independence on December 12, 1963
  • Population: nearly 46 million
  • 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%
  • Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
  • Head of Government and Chief of State: President Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya’s founder, Jomo Kenyatta; elected by a majority popular vote for a 5-year term
  • Religions: Christian 82.5% (Protestant 47%, Catholic 23%, other 12%); Muslim 11%; Traditionalists 1.6%; other 1.7%; none 2%; unspecified .07% (2009 census)
  • Education Expenditures: 6.6% of GDP (2010) Country rank – 28
  • Literacy: (age 15 and over who can read and write)
    • Total population: 78%
      • Male: 81.1%
      • Female: 74.9% (2015 est.)
  • Amagoro: Town in Busia County in western Kenya where Kiwimbi is located, about 7 kilometers from the border with Uganda
    • 129 kilometers north of Kisumu on Lake Victoria, 450 kilometers from the nation’s capital, Nairobi
    • Predominant ethnic group: Teso, a Kenyan minority, also found in Uganda

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