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Learn more about Kenya.
Flag of Kenya Kenya
Population: 32,021,856 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Nairobi
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An Introduction to Kenya
Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but are viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December of 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai KIBAKI, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition, defeated KANU candidate Uhuru KENYATTA and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform.

Kenya map

Map of Kenya ( Location ) : 1 00 N, 38 00 E, Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. For additional reports and educational information specific to Kenya, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Kenyan Flag
Three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green; the red band is edged in white; a large warrior's shield covering crossed spears is superimposed at the center.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Kenya.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.14%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 44.79 yrs - Male
    • 45.1 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 328,400 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 730,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 30,700,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ke

Did you know ... People from Kenya are called Kenyans
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook