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Kenya

  1. 1. Kenya Kenya is in Africa By Harry Smith
  2. 2. Western Kenya <ul><li>This region of the country is characterized as a gentle plateau running the length of the country. This area is generally hot and humid, with an abundance of rainfall throughout the year. The land is especially fertile as lava deposits and volcanic activity have fortified the soil over the years. The world's second largest lake can be found in this region of Kenya on the western slope of the Rift Valley. Lake Victoria covers 26,830 square miles and its. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tourism <ul><li>The tourist industry is by far the largest single export earner in Kenya. Tourism forms a vital foundation for the country's economy and is highlights two of Kenya's most unique features: wildlife and beaches. Careful planning and proactive leadership have maximized the tourism potential as Kenya continually outpaces it's East African neighbours. A solid infrastructure coupled with a devotion to wildlife conservation has propelled Kenya to the forefront of the regional tourism industry </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Nilotic Tribes <ul><li>Within the Nilotic tribes there are three primary sub-groups. One is comprised of the nomadic herders which includes the Maasi who roam the southern region of the country, the Samburu who occupy central Kenya, and the Turkana in the northwest. Although their numbers are fewer than one million, these vibrantly adorned tribes are the most famous people in Kenya. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The birth of the nation <ul><li>While KANU advocated a strong central government, the newly formed Kenya African Democratic Union, or KADU, favored a decentralized federal form of government. Leaders of both parties attended talks at Lancaster House in England to discuss the political future of a free nation. Kenyatta was unable to attend the talks due to his continuing imprisonment. General elections were held for the first time in February 1961. KANU received more votes, but refused to participate in government until Kenyatta was released. The Asian Kenya Freedom Party and numerous independent candidates joined the protest and, as political pressure built up, Kenyatta was finally released in August 1961. </li></ul>
  6. 6. the Coast <ul><li>Although the Kenyan interior was marked by early and frequent tribal migrations, the coastal region evolved in a very different manner. The rugged terrain of the interior was a natural barrier isolating the coast from tribal activity. Coastal inhabitants, therefore, were greatly influenced by Arabs and Persians who came to the East African coast to trade. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The interior <ul><li>The plateau beyond the coastal plain rises gradually to the central Highlands in the south and extends through Ethiopia in the north. The northeastern region of the plateau has only a few low valleys and monotonous vegetation marked by sparse savannah, thorn trees, huge boabab trees and scrub. The climate of these northern plains is the most extreme in Kenya with temperatures ranging from 40 C during the day to 20 C at night </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Bantu <ul><li>The Bantu </li></ul><ul><li>The largest and wealthiest of the three tribal groups are the Bantu tribes. The Bantu are industrious farmers who have settled in the central highlands and in the coastal hinterlands. The Kikuyu alone number nearly seven million. They are joined in the central highlands by the Embu, Meru, Mbeeri, Kemba, and Tharaka tribes. The Mijikenda group is comprised of nine sub-tribes on the Kenyan coast. The Pokomo group of thirteen sub-tribes inhabits the Tana River area. In the West are the Gusii, Guba, Kuria, and the Luyia group of seventeen sub-tribes. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stone age <ul><li>Early man first began to experiment with stone tools around 50,000 BC. Evidence suggests that Homo sapiens finally mastered stone-making techniques and the use of fire around 10,000 BC. Also during this New Stone Age period, early humans developed a basic language and began to form communities organized around hunting and gathering. These hunter-gatherers, or ramapithecus, dug roots and berries, harvested nuts, shoots, eggs, insects, and fruits, and hunted live animals. This pattern of life remained unchanged in some areas for thousands of years. </li></ul>
  10. 10. agriculture <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Natural resources form the foundation of much of the Kenyan economy today. Agriculture in particular is a cornerstone of the country's economy employing over 80 percent of the population. In fact, more than 50 percent of export earnings are attributed to agricultural products with cash crops of coffee, tea, tobacco, cotton, sisal, pyrethrum, and cashew nuts leading the way. Exports of fruit, flowers, and vegetables are also attracting an increasing amount of foreign attention and money. Tea continues to create the largest agricultural profit for Kenya. The primary food crops are beans, cassava, potatoes, maize, sorghum, and fruit. As in the early days of the republic, these crops are mainly harvested as subsistence farming today. </li></ul>
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