Quick Facts

  • Officially known as the Republic of Kenya
  • Independence: 1963 (from Britain)
  • Capital city: Nairobi (pop. 3.915 million)
  • Climate: warm/humid along coastline with cooler temperatures around Mt. Kenya
  • Divided into eight provinces
  • Economy: based on agriculture and service industry in mainly telecommunications
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Official languages: Kiswahili and English
  • Population: 45,925,301
  • Literacy rate: 78%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A republic
  • Chief of state and head of government: President Uhuru Kenyatta (since 2013) – elected by popular vote

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 510/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 39.38/1,000 births
  • Life expectancy: 63.77 years
  • Health expenditures: 4.5% GDP
  • Physician density: 0.2/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 1.4/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 5.3%
  • Infectious disease risk: high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, malaria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever, schistosomiasis, rabies
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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