Population of main cities (suburbs included):
Nairobi (4,397,100); Mombasa (1,208,400); Nakuru (570,700); Ruiru (490,200); Eldoret (475,800); Kisumu (398,000); Kikuyu (323,900); Thika (251,400); Naivasha (198,500); Karuri (194,400)
Kikuyu - about 17% of the population, Luhya - about 14%, Kalenjin - about 13%, Luo - about 11%, Kamba - about 10%, with Kisii, Meru and other African and non-African (Asian, European and Arab) forming around 35% of the population. (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)
Other Languages Spoken:
Numerous indigenous languages
Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, Indigenous beliefs 10%, Other 2%.
It is %T:%M %A In Nairobi
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National Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Type of State:
Federal democratic presidential republic.
Type of Economy:
Lower-middle income economy.
Well developed infrastructures, many natural resources and strategic geographical location. A country heavily in debt.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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1.0 per 100 Inhabitants
0.6 per 100 Inhabitants
32.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
23% of the Population
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