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The Kikuyu

The Kikuyu are Kenya's most numerous ethnic group, and today they are the economic and political elite of the country. Their traditional religion is monotheistic, with the god Ngai residing atop Mount Kirinyagi (Mount Kenya). 1)

Chalbi Desert

The Chalbi Desert is a small desert in Marsabit County in northern Kenya, located near the border with Ethiopia. It is located east of Lake Rudolph. The nearest major human habitat is Marsabit. The Kalacha oasis is located within the desert. 2)

Religion in Kenya

The vast majority of Kenya's population is Christian, of which 47 percent consider themselves Protestant and 23 percent Catholic. Islam — the legacy of hundreds of years of trade with Arab merchants — is also quite prevalent in the Indian Ocean area. Interestingly, however, Islam, despite hundreds of years of presence on the coast, has never reached further than a few dozen kilometers into East Africa. 3)


Swahili is a contact language spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. Seventy-two percent of its vocabulary comes from Bantu, while 23 percent is Arabic. 4)


The Masai are famous for their distinctive “jumping dance” of warriors. During the dance you must not touch the ground with your heels — you must jump on your toes all the time. 5)


The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. The city was built on swampland and originally served as warehouses located on the Uganda Railway. 6)

Official languages

In Kenya, there are two official languages: Swahili and English. However, these are not the most popular languages in the country and there are 68 of them. 7)

Ethnic groups

Kenya is home to approximately 55 million people from 9 ethnic groups. 8)


Kenya's main sources of revenue are agriculture and tourism. 9)

Kenya's fauna

Kenya's fauna is one of the most diverse in all of Africa. Live here representatives of many species of major African mammals. You can meet here about lions, cheetahs, African buffalo, elands, hippos, wildebeest, elephants, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, and more. 10)

Nairobi National Park

South of Nairobi is a national park established in 1946. Nairobi National Park is an open grassy plain with sparsely scattered acacia bushes and a dry forest (xerophytic forest). 11)

Mount Kenya

The highest peak in Kenya is Mount Kenya. It is a volcano formed about 3 million years ago. It is the second-highest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro. 12)

River Tana

The longest river in Kenya is the Tana. 13)

Primary education

Primary education is free in Kenya and lasts 12 years. 14)

Amazing runners

At many marathons organized in the world, competitors from Kenya appear, and it often happens that in the top ten there are several athletes coming from that country. It is not known what accounts for the success of so many athletes, but they all have one thing in common - they come from the Kalenjin tribe. Whether it's a matter of genetics, training, or diet - so far no one has given an answer to this question. 15)

Kenyan cuisine

Kenyan cuisine is as diverse as the country's ethnic cross-section. Popular dishes include ćapati bread, boiled yams, corn and pulse soup (githeri), and porridge made from corn or cassava flour (ugali). 16)

Lake Victoria

In the east of Kenya is Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the world. 17)

kenya.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/11 03:09 by aga