Kenya

Facts

- Capital Nairobi
- Official languages Swahili, English
- President Mwai Kibaki
- Prime Minister Raila Odinga
- Population 2009 estimate 39,802,000
- Mount Kenya is 5197m hige
- Govermenet is Republikk
- Valutta is Kenyansk shilling

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The Republic Of Kenya

Is a country in East Africa. Lying along the Indian Ocean, at the equator, Kenya is bordered by Ethiopia north, Somalia northeast, Tanzania south, Uganda plus Lake Victoria west, and Sudan northwest. The capital city is Nairobi. Kenya spans an area about 85% the size of France or Texas. The population has grown rapidly in recent decades to nearly 38 million. Kenya has numerous wildlife reserves, containing thousands of animal species.

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Language in Kenya

Kenya is a multilingual country. Its official language are Swahili and English. There are a totale of 62 languages spoken in Kneya. moste being African languages whit a minority of Middle-Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of settlers. The African languages of Kenya come from three different language families. Bantu languages are spoken in the center and southeast, Nilotic language in the west, and Cushitic language.


Masai Culture

Masai is a well-known ethnic group in Kenya. Masai are nomadic people and they move with their animals in the border areas between Kenya and Tanzania, but mostly in Kenya. There are a total of approximately 300 000 Masai in Kenya. Masai are very proud of their spears to symbolize the good life masaien have. Masai women who dress with colorful jewelry and colorful clothing.

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Politics

Since the country gained independence in 1963, the two largest ethnic groups, kikuyu and luoene, dominated the Kenyan politics, which luoene has been seen as an opposition group. The country was ruled by the political party Kenya African Democratic Union (KANU), formed by the Kikuyu Jomo Kenyatta, for almost 40 years. The parties Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU), who represented several smaller tribes, and the Kenya People's Union (KPU), led by luoen Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, tried to challenge KANU. These were dissolved, however, in the 1960s, and KANU ruled the country alone until the 1990s. During the 1990s, a number of political parties formed, and in 2002 defeated KANU elections above the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), and Mwai Kibaki became president. Election in 2002 was seen as free and fair by most international observers.

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