Where is Kenya??

On the Continent of Africa

Kenya is located in Africa, on the East, just below the “horn” that is Somalia. It’s bordered by the Indian Ocean on the South East, Tanzania on the South, Uganda on the West, Sudan on the North West, Ethiopia on the North and Somalia on the North East.

The equator divides Kenya roughly in two. Kenya’s time is GMT +3 (or Moscow non-summer time).

Kenya also borders Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake (also the source of the Nile). Other notable features in Kenya are: Mt. Kenya (second highest mountain on Africa after Kilimanjaro), the Rift Valley, Masai Mara wildlife reserve, Lake Nakuru (known for having flamingoes) and Lamu

Its total area, including 11,230 sq km (4,336 sq mi) of water, is 582,650 sq km (224,962 sq mi), with a maximum length of 1,131 km (703 mi) SSE – NNW and a maximum width of 1,025 km (637 mi) ENE – WSW. Comparatively, the area occupied by Kenya is slightly more than twice the size of the state of Nevada.

Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is located in the south central part of the country.

Tribes in Kenya includes the following:The Kikuyu The Kamba, Kisii, Kalenjin, Maasai, Luhya, Mijikenda, Taita, Embu, Luo, Samburu, Meru, Turkana, Rendille, and Swahili.

Information and Statistics about Kenya:

The prevalence of AIDS/HIV has had a significant impact on the population of Kenya. The United Nations estimated that 15% of adults between the ages of 15–49 were living with HIV/AIDS in 2001. The AIDS epidemic causes higher death and infant mortality rates, and lowers life expectancy.

Every 3 out of 4 Kenyans know somebody who got sick or has died of AIDS by now.

The dry poverty statistics in Kenya sum it all up. Somewhere between one quarter and half of the population earn less than $1 US each day (the annual GDP per capita is around $360 US).

School fees are often out of reach for poor families, leaving each generation to continue trying to find work while lacking the education to advance.

According to Transparency International, Kenya is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. It is difficult for the majority of the population to escape the poverty in Kenya, when government money is used improperly. Bribes, fraud and tribal favoritism are common within the all levels of government.