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Kenya

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Region: Eastern Africa

Area: 580,367 km2

Coastline: 536 km along the Indian Ocean

Capital: Nairobi

Official languages: Swahili, English

Independence:

  • from the United Kingdom - 12 December 1963
  • Republic declared - 12 December 1964
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Area: 580,367 km2 / 224,080 sq miles

Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)

Internet TLD: .ke | Calling code: +254


Government

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Website: http://www.statehousekenya.go.ke/

2013-Present:

2007/8-2013:

  • President: Mwai Kibaki
  • Vice President: Kalonzo Musyoka
  • Prime Minister: Raila Odinga
  • National Assembly Speaker: Kenneth Marende

Links


Videos

Al Jazeera English | Sudan violence sparks exodus into Kenya | 28 April 2012

Al Jazeera English | Pre-election violence wracks Kenya - 07 Dec 2007

Violent attacks on political candidates and their supporters in Kenya have marred the build up to this month’s election. Specifically, Nairobi has seen an alarming rise in the number of attacks against women vying for political office. Yvonne Ndege reports.

Al Jazeera English | Frost Over The World - Raila Odinga | 4 May 2007




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