The red stripe
stands for the
The black stripe
Kenya has no single culture that identifies it.
It instead consists of various cultures
practiced by the country's many different
The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya
are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma.
Sukuma wiki, a Swahili phrase which literally
means "to push the week," is a simple dish
made with greens similar to kale or collards
that can also be made with cassava
leaves, sweet potato leaves, or pumpkin
•In 600 - Arabs begin settling coastal areas
•In 1500s - Portuguese try to establish foothold on
Kenyan coast but are driven off by Swahili states and
Omani Arabs by late 17th century.
•In 1944 - Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed to
campaign for African independence
•In 1963 - Kenya gains independence, with
Kenyatta as prime minister.
• In 1978 - Kenyatta dies in office, succeeded by Vice-President
Daniel arap Moi
• In 1992 December - Moi re-elected in multi-party elections
• In 2002 December - Opposition presidential candidate Mwai
Kibaki wins a landslide victory ending Daniel arap Moi's 24-
• In 2007 December - Presidential elections. President Kibaki
claims victory and a second term in office.
In 2013 –Uhuru Kenyatta
This is the Coat of Arms for Kenya
This is the symbol for the Kenya
Wildlife service that manages over 30
national parks and reserves.
This symbol (an orange on the map
of Kenya) is the symbol for the
Orange Democratic Party (ODM).
The current leader of Kenya is Kibaki. This is his second
term in office.
Kenya is a Republic just like the United States of
A country that Kenya is alike is the USA. They have
66% of the population are Christians
10% to 20% are Muslim
About 1% is Hindu
The remainder practice
traditional religions or local
branches of Christianity
A majority of Kenyans are engaged in farming
The unemployment rate is 40%. The unemployment
Rate in the US is only about 5%
The percentage of people living in poverty is 50%.
The US percent is 12%
Total $41.117 billion
Per capita $976
Kenya’s well developed transportation system
has suffered from neglect in recent years.
Nairobi Matatu buses are a common way to
travel in Nairobi. Every neighborhood has their
own custom decorated Matatus.
3.2% of Kenya’s population uses the internet
•Life expectancy is 48 years old, while
the US life expectancy is 77.
• The average number of children born
to one women is 5 in Kenya and only 2
in the US.
• The literacy rate is 85% in Kenya. The
US literacy rate is 99%.
• There are two official languages in
Kenya, English and Kiswahili.
•In 2013 estimate population-
• Famine is always a major threat in Kenya
due to drought and floods
• AIDS have been a significant problem in
Kenya, with HIV rates as high as 10%