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Kenya Introduction

Kenya is a country on the east coast of Africa. It extends from the Indian Ocean deep into the interior of Africa. The equator runs through the centre of Kenya.

A spectacular variety of fascinating wild animals live in Kenya. This wildlife--which includes elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinoceroses, and zebras--attracts thousands of tourists to Kenya each year.

To protect the country's wildlife, the government has set up several national parks and game reserves, which are among the finest in Africa. Hunting is illegal. But poachers continue to kill such animals as elephants for their tusks and rhinoceroses for their horns.

A Short Background

Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when current 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.

The country faces a period of political uncertainty because MOI is constitutionally required to step down at the next elections that have to be held by early 2003.

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Topography of Kenya - Read more about the geography and topography of Kenya

History of Kenya - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Kenya

Life & People of Kenya - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Kenya

Local Cuisine of Kenya - Find out delicious local cuisines of Kenya

Holidays in Kenya - Check out a list of the local holidays in Kenya

Festivals in Kenya - Learn about the festivals in Kenya

Embassies of Kenya - Provides an Embassy database for Kenya

Administration facts of Kenya - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Kenya

Newstands in Kenya - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Kenya

Attractions in Kenya - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Kenya

Maps of Kenya - Discover a detailed map of Kenya

Map Database of Kenya - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Kenya

Flags of Kenya - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Kenya. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Kenya - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Kenya

Shopping in Kenya - Find out the best places for shopping in Kenya

Restaurants in Kenya - Browse a list of eat-outs in Kenya

Geography of Kenya - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Kenya

People of Kenya - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Kenya

Government and Politics in Kenya - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Kenya.

Economy of Kenya - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Kenya

Communications in Kenya - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Kenya

Transportation in Kenya - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Kenya

Military of Kenya - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Kenya

Transnational Issues of Kenya - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Kenya

1Up Info - Kenya Political Geography - Encyclopedia resource provides information on the country along with its cities.


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