Historic overview

Key Facts

  • ≈ 52 Million people live in Kenya
  • The national language is Sowahili
  • The capital is Nairobi
  • It is made up of 47 semiautonomous counties
  • It has been a Presidential Republic since 1963
  • The President of Kenya is Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
  • The Economy is the largest in eastern and central Africa
  • There are many different ethnic groups living in Kenya the largest are: Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo, Kamba, Somalis, Kisii, Mijikenda, Meru, Turkana, Maasai, Kenyan Arabs, Asians, Europeans

Kenya's Economy

 

 

 

Kenya
(in billion US$)

2012

2013

2014

Export

6,2

6,1

6,6

Import

15,5

15,5

16,5

Balance 

-9,3

-9,4

-9,8

 

  • Inflation rate 6%
  • negative trade deficit 
  • 61,1% of the population are engaged in farming, only 6,7% in the production branch 
  • 128/1000 children are dying before their fifth year of age 
  • less than 50% have access to secondary education 
  • Kenya’s economic freedom score is 55.1, making its economy the 130th freest in the 2019 Index
  • The entrepreneurial environment has become more streamlined, and no minimum capital is required for launching a business 
  • While Kenya has a growing enterpreneurial middle class and steady growth, its economic development has been impaired by weak governance and corruption