25 Facts about Kenya: General information about the country Kenya (Updated 2017)

Latest Facts about Kenya, Africa: Kenya is a country situated in the East Africa. It boarders Uganda, Tanzania,South Sudan and Ethiopia. If you planning to visit Kenya in the coming times, here is some facts that could help you get a rough idea about the country at large;

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  • Fact 1: Kenya is made up of 42 tribes. Two tribes were recognized in 2017 to make it 44.
  • Fact 2: Kenya is the largest and the fastest growing economy in East Africa
  • Fact 3: Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. However there are two more cities in the country  that is Mombasa and Kisumu.
  • Fact 4: Kenya has popular holiday destinations which are made up of sunny beaches, game parks and reserves, historical sites, lakes, mountains to mention but a few (Check top 100 destinations in Kenya Here). The most popular destination is Maasai Mara
  • Fact 5: The country gained independence in 1963 and has had 4 presidents so far. (Learn about a brief history of Kenya in this page)
  • Fact 6: Kenya changed its old constitution in 2010 through a referendum.
  • Fact 7: The sporting activity that Kenya is great at is athletics. Most long distance runners come from the rift valley part of Kenya (Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County).
  • Fact 8: Kenya is divided into 47 counties. Before the new constitution was passed, Kenya was divided into 8 provinces.
  • Fact 9: Kenya has a presidential system of government
  • Fact 10: Ugali is the stable food in Kenya (Learn more about other common foods in Kenya and their recipes here)
  • Fact 11:  Kenyan government is divided into three independent arms of government (Judiciary, (headed by the chief justice of the supreme court), Parliament (headed by the speaker of parliament) and Executive (headed by the president)
  • Fact 12: The tow official languages spoken in Kenya are Kiswahili and English (Learn basic Kiswahili greetings in this page)
  • Fact 13: The main religion of worship in Kenya is Christianity.
  • Fact 14: The most known and influential people in kenya currently are (President Uhuru Kenyatta the son of the first president of Kenya and Opposition leader Raila Odinga the son of the first prime minister in Kenya)
  • Fact 15: The climate in Kenya comprises of the Savannah grasslands (cool), Highlands, Equatorial, arid and semi arid areas found in the north Eastern part of Kenya
  • Fact 16: Kenya’s size is 580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi)
  • Fact 17: Kenya is located between latitudes 5°N and 5°S, and longitudes 34° and 42°E
  • Fact 18: Kenya is said to have the most beautiful anthem (the world fell in love with it when it was played a the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil) Listen it here
  • Fact 19: Kenya has a population of about 48 million people
  • Fact 20: The main currency in Kenya is the Kenya Shilling abbreviated as (KES)
  • Fact 21: The time zone in Kenya is EAT (UTC+3)
  • Fact 22: When driving in Kenya you have to keep left
  • Fact 23: The most common killer disease in Kenya is Malaria
  • Fact 24: The main cash crop in Kenya is Tea
  • Fact 25: The first black American president Barack Obama‘s father is a Kenyan (thanks Wanjohi for the correction).


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