Area 580,000 km2. 10% is arable land.
Population 45 million people. 24% live in cities.
Languages English, Kiswahili, and numerous indigenous languages.
Internet users About 10% of the population.
Life expectancy 64 years.
GDP per capita USD 1,800.
Some cities in Kenya
tea leaves http://issuu.com/svengvp/docs/best-of-kenya-vol-02/67
More than 300,000 tons of tea are shipped
from Kenya each year. From no other country
in the world are so much tea shipped.
Most of the tea sold in Kenya is sold as a
commodity on the Mombasa auction market,
ending up under labels such as Twinings and
Mahajan, Vijay: Africa Rising, p. 187.
25% of Europe's
cut flowers come
The booming flower, exotic fruit and vegetable
trade employs 135,000 people and exports
more than USD 350 million a year – 35% of all
Hydroelectricity plants in Kenya provide
more than 70% of all output.
Main hydrostations in Kenya
Turkwel Gorge Hydroelectric station.
KenGen is planning a 280MW geothermal project. Going
forward, it is envisaged that up to 140MW will be installed
from geothermal resources every year for the next 8 years
KenGen is 70% government owned. The remaining shares are
owned by the public through the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
http://issuu.com/svengvp/docs/best-of-kenya-vol-02/67, p. 148.
M-PESA lets people transfer cash using
their phones, and is by far the most
successful scheme of its type on earth.
Barclays Kenya. http://www.barclays.com/africa/kenya
CfC Stanbic Bank. http://www.cfcstanbicbank.co.ke/Kenya/
Co-op Bank. http://www.co-opbank.co.ke/
Diamond Trust of Kenya.
Equity Bank. http://www.equitybank.co.ke/
KCB Kenya. http://www.kcbbankgroup.com/ke/
Kenya Commercial Bank.
K-Rep Bank. http://www.k-repbank.com/
Standard Chartered Bank Kenya.