History Colonial history Post-colonial history Origins of the country's name
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
People The Kenya tribes What occupation do Kenyans have? Famous people from Kenya
The Tribes in Kenya Kikuyu tribe Luhya tribe Maasai tribe Other tribes
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).
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.
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.
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
Famous people from Kenya Jomo Kenyatta First president
Famous people from Kenya Richard Leakey Paleontologist, archaeologist.
Famous people from Kenya Prof. WanagariMaathai Nobel prize winner 2008
Famous people from Kenya Paul Tergat successful long-distance runners of all time
Languages Official languages: Swahili, English Over 61 languages spoken in Kenya A few word:
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%
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
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 Polychronic
Low and High context Kenyans are very context-driven communicators Speaks with metaphors and stories Use of body language Avoid confrontation
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
Notion of Space Kenyan are very close to each other Seat nearest as possible in buses, restaurants.
Business in Kenya Communication style Meeting and greeting Business meetings Gift giving
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.
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.
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.
Case study http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?title=Oliver%27s-Travels---Kenya&videoId=217666