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  • 1. Kenya
    By Mike and Eytan
  • 2. Agenda
    Introduction to Kenya
    Kenyansociety and culture
    Business in Kenya
  • 3. Introduction to Kenya
  • 4. Geography
    Ethnic groups
    Big cities
  • 5. Map
  • 6. Ethnic groups
  • 7. Big cities
    Population: 2.9 Mio
    Population: 1 Mio
    Population: 500, 000
  • 8. Landscapes
  • 9. Landscapes
  • 10. Landscapes
  • 11. Landscapes
  • 12. History
    Colonial history
    Post-colonial history
    Origins of the country's name
  • 13. Colonial history
    The Berlin conference in 1885 marked the beginning of the British rule in Kenya.
    The purpose of imperial system was to integrate administration and development of economy.
    The British settled on fertile grounds of Kenya which led to imposition of rule and restrictions of Kenyan people.
  • 14. Post-colonial history
    Attained it‘s independence in 1963.
    The first president Jomo Kenyatta.
    In 1964, joined the commonwealth.
    One- party government.
    New player on the international business world.
  • 15. Origins of the country's name
    The country is named after mount Kenya
    Avery significant landmark in kenya
    Second highest among the mountain peaks of Africa.
    Pronunced as ‘‘Kenia‘‘ in the beginning.
  • 16. Government
    Kenya is a presidential representative democratic republic with a multi-party system.
    Executive power is exercised by the head of state.
    Legislative power which is vested in the National assembly.
    The Judiciary is independent.
  • 17. Economy
    GDP(at Market Price. $ 41.36 billion Purchasing Power Parity, 2007).
    Annual growth rate(Estimate for 2007 = 7.2%).
    Industry (petroleum products, grain and sugar milling, cement, light manufacturing and tourism).
    Natural resources(Wildlife, land (5% arable).
    Agricultural produce (tea, coffee, sugarcane).
  • 18. Education
    The education system consist of; early childhood education, primary, secondary and college.
    Early childhood education takes at least three years.
    primary eight years(KCPE).
    secondary four(KCSE).
    university four or six years depending on the course.
    Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E Points 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • 19. People
    The Kenya tribes
    What occupation do Kenyans have?
    Famous people from Kenya
  • 20. The Tribes in Kenya
    Kikuyu tribe
    Luhya tribe
    Maasai tribe
    Other tribes
  • 21. Kikuyu tribe
    Most populous enthic group in Kenya.
    They are found in the fertile central highlands and are also the most economically active ethnic group in Kenya.
    The Kikuyu man is referred to as a mũthuuri (meaning someone who can choose or discern evil from good).
    the Kikuyu woman is called a mũtumia (meaning someone who retains family secrets and practices).
  • 22. Luhya tribe
    The second largest ethnic group in Kenya.
    The Luhya are found in the fertile highlands of Western Kenya.
    Luhyas are one of the most culturally, politically and economically active ethnic groups in Kenya.
    The Luhya people practice male circumcision.
  • 23. Maasai tribe
    The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania.
    They famous as cattle herders and warriors.
    Their cattle is what makes good life to them becuase it provides milk and meat as their best food.
  • 24. Other tribes
  • 25. What occupation do Kenyans have?
    Three quarters of the Kenya people work in agriculture.
    Kenya is a main exporter of coffee and tea.
    Kenya also has a small industrial sector
    Tourism is rapidly growing as a sector and is now the main source of foreign income
  • 26. Famous people from Kenya
    Jomo Kenyatta
    First president
  • 27. Famous people from Kenya
    Richard Leakey
    Paleontologist, archaeologist.
  • 28. Famous people from Kenya
    Prof. WanagariMaathai
    Nobel prize winner 2008
  • 29. Famous people from Kenya
    Paul Tergat
    successful long-distance runners of all time
  • 30. Languages
    Official languages: Swahili, English
    Over 61 languages spoken in Kenya
    A few word:
  • 31. Religion
    The majority of the Kenya people are Christians
    Often mixed with traditional beliefs
    45% are Protestant and 33% Roman Catholic
    10% are Muslim
    indigenous beliefs 10%
    other 2%
  • 32. Art
  • 33. Art
  • 34. Art
  • 35. Food
  • 36. Food
  • 37. Kenyan Society and Culture
    Dimension of Trompenars
    Concept of time
    Low and High context communicator
    Body language
  • 38. Dimension of trompenars
  • 39. Dimension of trompenars
  • 40. Dimension of trompenars
  • 41. Dimension of trompenars
  • 42. Dimension of trompenars
  • 43. Relationships
    Deep concern for family
    Individual empowerment and decision making are rare
    Warm and hospitable especially to tourist
    People look after each other
    Being alone is considered suspicious
  • 44. Concept of time
    What is time?
    Only punctual for opportunities
    But don’t be late for a date
    Walk fast
    Very flexible with dead lines
  • 45. Low and High context
    Kenyans are very context-driven communicators
    Speaks with metaphors and stories
    Use of body language
    Avoid confrontation
  • 46. Body languages and gestures
    Eye contact not maintain when speaking with elder or senior
    Beckon someone with the forefinger is very insulting
    Pointing is rude
    Never speak with hand in the pocket
    In public formal is important
  • 47. Notion of Space
    Kenyan are very close to each other
    Seat nearest as possible in buses, restaurants.
  • 48. Business in Kenya
    Communication style
    Meeting and greeting
    Business meetings
    Gift giving
  • 49. Communication style
    Kenyans will always attempt to deliver the message in a sensitive way.
    Kenyans often use metaphors, analogies and stories to make a point.
    Kenyans may gesture for emphasis when speaking.
    Kenyans may offer what they believe is the expected response to their business partner.
  • 50. Meeting and greeting
    Handshakes are the most common greeting in business.
    Men should wait for a woman to extend her and first.
    Titles are important.
    Wait to be invited before moving to a first name basis.
    Business cards are exchanged without formal ritual.
    Present and receive business cards with two hands.
  • 51. Business meetings
    Meeting schedules may be structured or not .
    Devote time to small talk in order to get to know your hosts and vice-versa.
    Meetings seldom have scheduled ending times.
    Kenyans value tradition.
  • 52. Case study
  • 53. Question/Answer session
  • 54. Karibu Kenya