Kenya is an
East African country which is comparable in size to the state of Texas in
US. It is believed that the first humans originated in this area.
Kenya is the
major safari country in Africa, and Nairobi the safari capital of the world.
Kenya has a system of well-managed nature reserves across the country, where
lions, rhinos, elephants and many, many zebras, antelopes and birds can be
seen in the wild. One large nature reserve lies just outside Nairobi and can
be visited by taxi from the capital. From Nairobi airport, one can often see
It is less
well known that Kenya also has beautiful white sand beaches along its more
than 500-kilometre coastline, with palm trees, blue seas and resorts with
last colonized by the British, which left many marks on the language,
culture and legal system. A struggle for independence led by the Kenya
African National Union (KANU) party finally secured independence in 1963.
KANU strongman Daniel Arap Moi ruled the country for 24 years. Between 1982
and 1991, after changing the constitution, he ran the country as a one-party
state. It was not until 2002 that he was finally beaten in the elections by
the main opposition party NARC (National Rainbow Coalition), after which
Mwai Kibaki became President on the promise of eliminating the corruption
that permeates the country.
economic growth in recent years, Kenya is a poor country. Fifty percent of
Kenyans live below the poverty line. A small class of very rich Kenyans take
a great deal of money out of the system, often through corruption, which
according to the NGO MS Kenya accounts for 42% of the country’s GDP.
unfortunately care more about buying ever more expensive Mercedes cars than
about addressing the big problems: AIDS, poverty, crime and the widespread
corruption. Although this factor is decreasing in importance, the tribe you
belong to is still one of the main facts of social life. The Kikuyu tribe is
the biggest and dominates the country politically and economically. The
first president, Jomo Kenyatta, was a Kikuyu, as is the current President
AIDS is a big
health problem in Kenya. About 7% of all inhabitants have HIV/AIDS and
150,000 people die of AIDS every year. Literacy is high in Kenya: 85% of
people above 15 can read and write.
The Republic of Kenya is
located in East Africa, it is bordered on the north by Sudan and Ethiopia,
on the east by Somalia and the Indian Ocean, on the south by Tanzania, and
on the west by Lake Victoria and Uganda. The largest city is the capital,
Nairobi, with Nakuru, Mombasa, and Kisumu as other major cities...........
The climate of Kenya is a
tropical one . It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very
dry in the north and northeast...........
Kenya has a population of about 41.61 million.
Almost all are of African descent with the largest minorities being Asians,
Europeans and Arabs, although these three minority groups together represent
less than 1% of the population. There are numerous tribes found in Kenya............
Origin of Mankind is the history of Kenya. She has also
been called the ‘cradle of mankind’: the place where the first humans
appeared. Fossils found in the Great Rift Valley, around Lake Turkana (in
the north of Kenya) suggest that hominids (the family of man apes and